Serb group celebrates Srebrenica massacre on Facebook

Over 6,000 Bosnians joined a group on Facebook in fewer than 48 hours to demand the closing down of a Serb nationalist group, which  celebrates the massacre of 8,000 Muslims on the social networking site, Reuters reports.

The massacre at Srebrenica took place in July 1995, with a small unit of NATO forces unable to prevent it. All Muslim males over 16 and under 55 were rounded up and killed by the Serbian aggressors.

The Serbs were led by Radovan Karadzic, who was arrested in July and will undergo a trial as a war criminal at the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

His military chief General Ratko Mladic is still at large, but may not be for much longer: Serbia is very keen to join the EU, but the EU is insisting that Mladic is handed over first, as a sign that Serbians are not harbouring such a criminal and have forsaken the prejudices and ambitions that started the Bosnian War in 1992.

Srebrenica is widely viewed as the single most shameful episode in Europe's post World War II history and NATO's failure to prevent is still hangs over the organisation.

Reuters says the online Muslim group alerted administrators about the anti-Muslim language and sentiments on the site on Monday and demanded the Serbian group was shut down immediately.

Amazingly and shamefully, apparently no response has been forthcoming from the social network site so far.

Unlike the censorship farce in the UK earlier in the week, this is something to get excited about.

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