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THANK YOU LETTER FROM THE BOSNIAK – CANADIAN COMMUNITY TO

HONOURABLE BRIAN MASSE, MP

Honourable Brian Masse, MP


Date: October 19, 2010

At this time of overwhelming and conflicting emotions of joy, pride, sadness and happiness
mixed together, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your selfless efforts in
supporting Canadian Bosniaks. Passing of the Motion M-416 and today’s proclamation of
Srebrenica Remembrance Day in Canadian Parliament is an enormous moment of pride and
time for reflection for many Bosniaks who found their new home in Canada.

Even though you were faced with many challenges on this journey you never had a doubt that
you are fighting for the right thing and you inspired us to work even harder. You represent the
true leader and advocate for those who need a voice in the Parliament. Your passion about
your job and desire to go above and beyond your job description to make sure our voices are
heard is truly an extraordinary trait worthy of true leader. Your efforts will impact many people
in Canada and in Bosnia. To Bosniaks in Canada and all over the world, this will send a healing
message that someone out there is still thinking of them and their loved ones, who perished as
a result of aggression and genocide. We remember those who lost their loved ones and those
who are no longer with us all over Bosnia and Herzegovina and those who gave their lives so
that there is future. We should never forget any injustice anywhere in the world.

Brian, Your Efforts, will never be forgotten. The words can neither express nor measure our
gratitude for the opportunity to meet you and your tireless team who carried the torch of
righteousness and justice to Canadian Parliament and today shone some light of truth for those
who still wander in the dark. It is our hope that every family that is still grieving will get some
comfort in knowing they are not forgotten, and for those who are still looking for their loved
ones in the mass graves, provide hope that they will be found and buried properly. It is our
hope that this will also spark an even stronger effort to recognize and prevent genocide
anywhere in the World.

In the words of remarkable Margaret Mead we say “Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has”.

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Sincerely:

Emir Ramic, Director Institute for Research of Genocide Canada and President of the Board of
Directors of the Congress of North American Bosniaks - Canadian Branch

Haris Alibasic, MPA, President of the Board of Directors of the Congress of North American
Bosniaks

Dr. Zijad Delic, National Director of the Islamic Congress of Canada

Tajib ef. Pasanbegovic, Head Imam of the Bosniak Community in Canada

Zeljko Milicevic, President of the Justice for Bosnia Task Force

Daniel Toljaga, Institute for the Research of Genocide Canada

Senad Pasalic, Secretary of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada

Sanela Gorovic, Institute for Research of Genocide Canada

Mirsad Smajic, Member of the Board of Directors of the Congress of North American Bosniaks-
Canadian Branch

Aldina Muslija, Member of the Board of Directors of the Congress of North American Bosniaks-
Canadian Branch, Member of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada

Senad Alicehajic, Bosniak Community Windsor

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