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Man charged with recruiting Bosnians to fight in Syria

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 A court says a man has been charged with recruiting Bosnians to fight with Islamic militants in Syria and organizing a terrorist group.

   The State Court said Wednesday that Bilal Bosnic -- a Bosnia citizen and a member of the nation's so-called Salafi community -- allegedly incited others to join terrorist organizations at gatherings and on YouTube.

   He was arrested in September.

   Bosnic is believed to be the spiritual leader of people following an ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam in Bosnia.

   Radical Muslims are a minority in Bosnia, which has a mostly moderate and secular Muslim population.

   However, experts claim that about 150 Bosnians have gone to Syria to fight in its war.

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