Ten Muslim extremists donning long beards, short pants and white hats broke up a concert in Novi Pazar, reports Belgrade radio B92 on 5 June 2006
The Balkanika Orchestra was about to enter stage for a concert organised by the Novi Pazar municipality and the Serbia Culture and Sport Ministry when ten young men dressed like members of the radical Islamic movement Wahhabi climbed up onto the stage and threw around the instruments that were set up for the musicians to play, vandalising and damaging the band’s equipment.
Press release from Law Centre
Humanitarian Law Center – 7 June 2006:
‘Humanitarian Law Center Condemns Incident at “Balkanika” Concert’
Wahhabism is a Sunni fundamentalist Islamic movement founded in Saudi Arabia. In recent years it is has gained increasing support in the city Novi Pazar and the region of Sandzak in southern Serbia, according to B92. Wikipedia – the free encyclopedia:
B92 – 5 June 2006:
About the orchestra Balkanika