Gavrilo Princip: Bosnian Serbs Remember an Assassin
“The consequences of his action were very bad for Bosnia,” says Fedzad Forto, an editor at the news agency of the Bosniak-Croat ethnic entity.
“Bosnia ceased to exist in Yugoslavia, and Bosnian Muslims were not recognised until 1968.”
Fedzad’s view is that Princip was a terrorist - an uncontroversial position in Bosniak parts of the country, where the assassin is largely viewed as an ethnic-Serb nationalist rather than a pan-Slav idealist. Even pointing out that Austria-Hungary was an occupying power fails to persuade Princip’s critics that he helped to liberate Bosnia.