Ibn Sina – Naučnoistraživački institut Sarajevo


Ibn Sina

Naučnoistraživački institut, Sarajevo

Ibn Sina
Naučnoistraživački institut, Sarajevo

An Open Panel Discussion on the Topic “Effects of the Islamic Revolution’s Outbreak in Iran on the Islamic Awakening and the Strengthening of Anti-imperialist Currents”

The Center for Balkan studies of the Science and Research Institute “Ibn Sina” has organized an open panel-discussion on the topic “Effects of the Islamic revolution’s outbreak in Iran on the Islamic awakening and the strengthening of anti-imperialist currents on the 7th February 2024.

The following prominent intellectuals have spoken on this remarkably significant topic within the context of explaining important historical processes: prof. Džemaludin Latić, phD (The effects of the Islamic revolution on the Islamic way of thinking in Bosnia and Herzegovina), diplomat and journalist Hajrudin Somun (The comparison of the Palestinian people’s resistance prior to and after the Islamic revolution in Iran), prof., Emir Hadžikadunić, phD (The position of Iran in the region and in the international system after the victory of the Islamic revolution), Osman Softić MA (The influence of the Islamic revolution in Iran on the strengthening of anti-imperialist currents in the world).

A significant number of visitors attended this remarkably interesting interactive panel-discussion from the public, cultural and political spheres of life in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Those present have used the opportunity to efface any personal obfuscations through interaction with the panelists as well as to expand their knowledge about this very important historical event, which at a large scale has shaped the geopolitical relations in the last forty-five years.

The focus of prof. Hadžikadunić, phD was related to the clarification of geo-political processes, which the Islamic revolution produced. Prof. Hadžikadunić also referred to amicable relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran, as well as the current which rule the current geopolitical scene along with reference to the instrument of “deterrence” that is noticeable.

The renowned diplomat Somun on the basis of personal experience presented important aspects of the Islamic revolution, which was significantly useful in the context of understanding the period in which all important processes take place.

Prof. Latić spoke about the effects of the Islamic revolution on the “Young Muslims” organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and pointed out that after the members of this group, later known as “Circle 83/Krug 83, traveled to Iran, the communist regime had accused them of fundamentalism, and that having been inspired by the Islamic revolution in Iran, wanted cause an Islamic revolution in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

At the end of this very substantive discussion, political analyst and publicist Osman Softić MA, who presented the bigger picture of the mentioned events  and their echoes in the world, presented his review. Mr. Osman Softić mentioned the examples of the Iranian struggle against imposed economic sanctions, as well as Iran’s piercing into Venezuela, which is not of an ideological nature, but rather an economic one.

The panel-discussion was moderated by an employee of the Science and Research Institute “Ibn Sina”, Enisa Grabus.


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