In spite of facing Mecca five times a day, however, the Bosniak people remain Slavs and brothers of the Serbs to the northeast and Croats in the northwest. Their affections became the focus for Serb and Croat enmity in the twentieth century. The Dayton Accord of 1995 invented the narrative of Bosniak nationhood in order to break the swing of that pendulum once and for all.

Abandoned base of UN Dutch Battalion at Potocari, Srebrenica. Thousands of muslim men and boys fled here for protection before being turned away to be massacred by Serb para-militaries in the surrounding woods. The slogan on the rear wall is Serbo-Croat for 'Comrade Tito, we swear to you.'