While the Croats and the Muslims were at each others' throats in the Lasva Valley, the Serbs pursued their own interests by pushing anybody not Serbian out of territory they controlled. Adding refugees to the problem made a volatile situation worse. A lot of the Muslims were unaware that the Croats had become their enemies when they arrived. This man and his daughter had been expelled from the area around Doboj and had just learned that they were not welcome in Travnik. How does the west explain to the Muslim world that Muslims are not being persecuted?