Bosnia's Muslim leaders ban radical Islamist's congregations

February 26, 2016 11:31 AM

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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Bosnia's Islamic Community — the only official Bosnian Muslim religious institution — says congregations that lure people into joining extremist groups will have to be closed by March 1.

Dozens of congregations, gathering nearly 3,000 believers mainly in rural areas, have formed over the years outside of the official structure. Some pursue radical interpretations of Islam not traditional among the nearly 2 million Bosnian Muslims.

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