Tag Archives: Genocide

Obvious Crimes against Humanity are Happening without Response

Eric Reeves wrote a compelling piece for the South Sudan News Agency in which he details the profound failure of the international community to address the situation in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile, the very same reason that I felt compelled to create Help Nuba. No excuse is a good one. The cause of the slaughter in South Kordofan is not the rebellion against the genocidal regime of Omar Bashir in Khartoum. The genocidal regime is the cause of the resistance. Attacks on non-Arab and non-Arabist Africans including  Muslims in the southern part of Sudan have gone on and will go on regardless of whether or not the resistance continues. What will happen should the resistance be unable to continue to combat the regime in Khartoum is that the slaughter will worsen and instead of talking about the possibility of genocide occurring in the Nuba Mountains, we will be mourning in the aftermath of its occurrence.

Does Pres. Obama have a Plan to End Genocide in Sudan?

The South Sudan News Agency published an article by Fatah Arman. Arman discusses her perception of the differences in the policies of Pres. Bush and Pres. Obama in dealing with Sudan. Arman argues that the only way to end genocide in Sudan is regime change and that peace with the government of Omar Bashir will not work. The article concludes with the following advice:

There is no solution for Sudan’s crises, but regime change. As late Dr. John Garang said “This regime is too deformed to be reformed.” The U.S has changed regimes in Iraq and Afghanistan and supported the Libyans in toppling the late Gaddafi’s regime. Sudanese are not calling for military intervention, but are asking the U.S government to impose a no-fly zone over Darfur, the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile and to support Khartoum’s oppositions politically and diplomatically as a panacea to all Sudan’s problems. At the end of the day, the Sudanese people will not remember the rhetoric of their enemies, but the silence of their friends.

Take No Prisoners

The Governor of South Kordofan, Ahmed Harun, gave told his troops to “Take no prisoners” in a video published by Al Jazeera.

Harun tells the troops:

You must hand over the place clean, swept, rubbed, crushed. Do not bring them back alive. We have no space for them.

A commander near by Harun says:

Do not bring them back! Eat them alive!

Harun’s response is:

Don’t create an administrative problem for us.

Then Harun whips up the troops by shouting to them:

Are you ready? Are you ready? Are you ready?

The soldiers respond:

Allah Hu Akbar! God is great!

Help Nuba

Shalom, Salaam, and Peace unto you who care to help!

I and others will regularly be posting articles to this blog so that those interested may keep up to date about the ongoing ethnic cleansing and potential genocide in the Nuba Mountains as well as about news of importance concerning South Sudan, Darfur, Blue Nile and Abyei. I hope that this site might be a central resource for news and opinion.

At this time of year, my people is act as if we ourselves journeyed from oppression and slavery to freedom and prosperity. We remember the tears of that journey in our souls, not merely in our prayers. We too remember the persecutions of our people throughout history, recalling destruction, exile, pogroms and genocide. We must also consider the suffering of others. We cannot sit idly by the blood of our brothers and sisters, whether they be Jews living in Israel or African Muslims in Darfur or in the Nuba Mountains.

May this effort help to bring awareness and peace.