Radicalisation in Bosnia - Islamists on the Rise

Bosnien 2018

Social worker Vahidin Omanovic conveys his vision of a peaceful future to young people in order to keep them away from extremists. Among his opponents is Elvedin Pezić, Islamist and Youtube preacher who is becoming increasingly popular, especially among young Muslims. Pezić speaks out against violence, but he preaches Sharia law and is oriented towards Wahabism, which is dominant in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia promotes this Islam in Bosnia by building mosques and supporting Wahabi preachers. "Re:" traces the increasing Islamisation and Saudi influence in Sarajevo and in the countryside.

Written and directed by Markus Reichert and Eldin Hadžović

Camera: Christopher Bobyn

Editing: Martin Menzel