SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 22,2008) - By Saying of the Al-Fatiha Prayer and laying of flowers on the grave of the first President of the Republic of Bosnia and founder and honorary president of the largest Bosnian political party - SDA, Alija Izetbegovic, the 5th anniversary of his death was commemorated at the Kovaci cemetery in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.
Asides family members, the memorial was visited by leaders of SDA and the Bosnian President Haris Silajdzic, officials of the FBiH entity, the Sarajevo Canton and the City of Sarajevo and other public personas and admirers of the deed of President Alija Izetbegovic.
SDA President Sulejman Tihic remembered in his address that President Izetbegovic always fought for Bosnia, state of equal peoples and citizens and added that all who follow his path fight for such Bosnia.
He added that President Izetbegovic led realistic politics, the only one possible and right.
The Bosnian President Haris Silajdzic, remembering the deeds of Alija Izetbegovic stated that this was the man who fought for freedom with clear sense who the aggressor was, who is the victim and who is the attacker.
He especially underlined President Izetbegovic’s humanity due to which “we never had any acts of revenge, we did not tear down monuments of others nor have we created concentration camps”.
He stated that lately there is an intensified campaign to equal the aggressors against Bosnia and the defenders of Bosnia and President Silajdzic stated that this is the goal of those who do not want to do anything to bring more justice to Bosnia.