July 11 marks the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, the most severe atrocities in European soil after the Holocaust
In July 1995, Serbian forces systematically killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the so-called UN  But what led to the massacre?
In the 1990s, genocide scientist Gregory X Stanton, an American, explored the stages of genocide that eventually became his "10 stages of genocide"
Genocide was not carried out by a small group of individuals, the state contributes to the genocide.
At any stage, preventive measures can stop the situation even further, Stanton noted. 1
Here are the 10 stages of Stanton – and the 11th Halilovich – concerning the genocide in Srebrenica:
Steps 1, 2, 3: Classification, Symbolization and Discrimination
The idea of Great Serbia , Kosovo, Croatia, Montenegro and other neighboring countries) dates back to the 19th century and was revived after the death of Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito in 1980.
With the fall of the Communist bloc, Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and Serbian nationalists saw a chance to mobilize the masses to support the creation of homogeneity Serbian state. turning to the crowd in Belgrade in 1989, he presented himself as a savior of Sardoma and Europe.
Bosnians were usually called Turks, Balie (a Bosnian Muslim) and were called terrorists and Islamic "extremists."
Stage 4: Dehumanization  Many Serbs dehumanized Bosnians, viewing them as little more than Muslims, posing a threat to the Serbian hegemonic project. "In order to mobilize domestic public opinion against Muslims and justify future actions against them in the eyes of the West, the Serbian leadership needed an image of Islam as a totalitarian, internally violent and culturally extraterrestrial system on European soil," Fikret writes Karicic, a professor at the University of Sarajevo, in his article "Distorted images of Islam: the case of the former Yugoslavia. "Such a distorted view was provided by some influential Serbian Orientalists, the Orthodox Church and some historians. "
Stage 5: Organization
Bosnia's Destruction Plan and" Complete Destruction "The Muslim population was formed in the 1980s by the General Staff of the Yugoslav People's Army, according to Vladimir Srebrov, a politician who founded the UDF with a convicted Bosnian Serb war criminal Radovan Karadzic.
Known as the famous Framework Plan, its aim is to divide Bosnia into a major Serbia and major Croatia.
Officials explained how artillery, ammunition and military equipment would be stored in strategic locations in Croatia and Bosnia.
A secret police is planned to arm and train local Serbs to build police and military units in Bosnia.
A document written by the special services of the army, including psychological warfare experts, said the most effective way to create Terror and Panic among the Bosnian population would be by raping women, minors and even children. Stage 6: Polarization
Serbian and Bosnian Serbian media regularly broadcast polarizing PRs in one case while Serbian forces held Sarajevo under siege, state Belgrade television broadcasting a fake story to feed hatred, including the line: "Muslim extremists came" with the most terrifying way in the world of torture. Last night they fed Serbian children with lions in the town's zoo. "
Organized by Belgrade, Serbia, Weapons were handed over to the Serbian population by the truck in 1990 and 1991 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This was announced in the evening news and was viewed by several million viewers. "Weapons and military equipment had even arrived from military helicopters of Serbian military officers. It is said that, in the end, almost no Serbian house had an automatic gun, "says a 1994 UN report
" The pretext of arms supplies and rearmament is that it is necessary to protect against " "In Bosnia, influential, intellectual Bosnians were often among the first to be executed, with their names written in the death lists."
While Serbian troops arrived in every city, they killed non-Serbs, often after them tortured and Bosnian property confiscated
In Bosnia, from 1992 to 1995, 50,000 Bosnian and Croatian women, girls and young children were raped “/>
A woman goes through the cemetery in Potokari, Bosnia On Wednesday, March 20, 2019 [Marko Drobnjakovic/AP]