That point is pretty valid... 1970's ey? We can be pretty sure that Tito was still doing his thing in Yugoslavia at that time. I am pretty sure the coexistence between Islamic faith and the more or less totalitarian unity was a tense one. I am not entirely sure how the Yugoslavian situation compares to other societies, if ever it does. No doubt Izetbegovic found parallels elsewhere, but I am not entirely sure what the value of his conclusion is without more expansion on the argument.