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Young Sulejman, his three siblings, his mother Sabira and grandfather made the difficult journey on foot to Srebrenica, while his father, Suljo, hid in the mountains with other men from the village, relatives said.

The family was evacuated from Srebrenica, with the father “narrowly surviv[ing] the 1995 massacre” and rejoining the family later.

In Bosnian-Warspeak, “hid in the mountains with other men from the village” means his father was an Islamic fighter.

The pattern here appears to be that the father was consistently apart from the family, first having gone into the hills with “the rest of the men” while women, children and elderly went to safer places. It would make sense that the father fought in the village and then fought in Srebrenica.

For anyone who still doesn’t know, here is what the Bosniak fighters were doing in and around Srebrenica before the Serbs put an end to it. WARNING: graphic.

So here’s the question of the day: When he was being interviewed for asylum by the INS, did Suljo Talovic inform agents that he was a fighter and not a civilian? I think we can guess the answer.

Of course, in Islam there is little distinction between “soldier” and “civilian”, just as Islamists don’t make a distinction between soldiers and civilians among their enemies.

Then came this update from KSL Newsradio: “Father of Shooter Believes Someone Told His Son to Kill People”

…Suljo Talovic says no one who knew his son saw this coming, and he believes someone pushed him to do it.

Suljo Talovic doesn’t know where his son got the guns, or how he learned how to use them.

Suljo Talovic, Father of Shooter: “Somebody got (the gun)…and maybe (they were) training him and tell(ing) him (to), ‘go shoot somebody.’

So you think that somebody influenced him maybe to do this?

Suljo Talovic: “Yeah. I think somebody.”

Repeatedly, in a lengthy interview with KSL Newsradio, Talovic expressed the sentiment that someone trained and pushed his son to kill.

While the rest of the family here and in Bosnia keeps repeating that the kid was traumatized by the war (except for his aunt, who said that no one in the family had any “scars” from the war), here we have a father insisting his son must have been trained and provided with weapons. He could easily put this on the Bosnian War the way everyone else is doing, but instead he is preemptively putting a different prospect out there. What does the father suspect that the rest of us have yet to learn about this case?