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Famous French writer Bernard Henry-Levy stated Western countries blocked the former Bosniak president Alija Izetbegovic to win the war in Bosnia between 1992-1995.
Being in Sarajevo for the tenth year of demise of Izetbegovic, Henry-Levy told AA in an exclusive interview that "the countries of the West prevented Alija's army to conquer whole Bosnia Herzegovina."
Henry-Levy also noted that European Union (EU) did treat the country unfair, describing Bosnia Herzegovina as 'Jerusalem of Europe' for including people of different cultures, religions and ethnic groups.
"EU betrayed Bosnia Herzegovina during the war and turned its back to it and its people," Henry-Levy said and added it would only end with EU's acception of Bosnia Herzegovina into membership.
Henry-Levy noted there were still several views in Europe on embracing people from different cultures, religions and nations and said, "There are some who don't want Turkey's membership to EU just because the majority of the country is Muslim. They are the ones, who are against the idea of multiculturalism in Europe."
Henry-Levy also stated the world approached democratic rules and added that some dictators were overthrown in Arab countries.
"That's a good development for the Arab countries. However, the world is not heaven, yet. Still the wars are going on between democrats and anti-democrats," Henry-Levy said.
He also reminded that France's transition to republican system lasted nearly for an age and added that he believed Arabs would transit to democracy in a shorter time.
Bernard-Henri Levy is a Jewish French public intellectual and author. He was one of the leaders of the "Nouveaux Philosophes" (New Philosophers) movement in 1976.Last Mod: 19 Ekim 2013, 15:28