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March 2009 Update on the racist Arab Muslim [Arab league backed] dictator Al Bashir’s arrest warrant for genocide, crimes against humanity

March 4, 2009

March 2009 Update on the racist Arab Muslim [Arab league backed] dictator Al Bashir’s arrest warrant for genocide, crimes against humanity

Ban urges Sudan to ensure safety of UN bodies
Reuters – [March, 4, 2009]
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Khartoum
to cooperate with all UN entities and ensure their safety after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for Sudan’s leader.
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE5234A520090304

World court issues arrest warrant for Sudan’s Bashir Christian Science Monitor [Mar. 4, 2009]‎
http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0305/p90s01-woaf.html

Court issues war crimes warrant for Sudan’s Bashir
The Associated Press [Mar. 4, 2009]‎
…charges of genocide in a war in which up to 300000 people have died and 2.7 million …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gSgtmeqMzNgIhmv5gjz4UH1lOrJgD96NA2R02

Sudan: ICC Arrest Warrant Major Step Toward Justice AllAfrica.com [Mar. 4, 2009]‎

http://allafrica.com/stories/200903040740.html

“We were also given an order to kill all the women and rape the …
BBC News – ‎March, 2009… a warrant will be issued for the arrest of the Sudanese President. He is currently accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7922000/7922782.stm

Fanatical students don’t see racism
Toronto Star – ‎Mar 2, 2009‎
Not a peep was heard about contemporary slavery in the Sudan or the thousand-year practice of flesh commerce in Islamic societies. …
http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/595050

Egypt cops shoot Sudanese at Israel border
Independent Online – ‎Feb 5, 2009‎
The migrants say they try to leave Egypt because of poverty and racism. Egypt’s policy of shooting migrants has generated harsh criticism from human rights …Students tackle campus racism
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=85&art_id=nw20090205210125554C529385

America and Durban II
FrontPage magazine.com – ‎Feb 19, 2009‎
Meanwhile, Sudan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, and other centers of racism, intolerance and human rights atrocities are given a free pass.
http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=CF43BE3B-9EDD-44FA-956E-4384543228F9

Filming Violence: Like Gaza, Like Jos North
LeadershipNigeria – ‎Feb 9, 2009‎
Their fellow Africans and Muslims in the Dafur region of the Sudan are facing genocide in the hands of President Omar Bashir, an Arab Muslim, …
http://leadershipnigeria.com/news/138/ARTICLE/6664/2009-02-09.html

Refugees flood into Darfur camp after fighting
The Associated Press – ‎Mar 3, 2009‎
Al-Bashir’s regime is accused of unleashing Arab militias known as janjaweed, which have committed atrocities against ethnic African towns and villages. …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j2P43FIlXlQO1kwPOAfCaFaDCn2wD96MNKEG0

Profile: Omar al-Bashir
guardian.co.uk – [Mar. 4, 2009]
Rising swiftly through the ranks, he became a paratrooper and fought in the Egyptian army in the Arab-Israeli war in October 1973. ..
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/04/omar-bashir-sudan-president-profile.

When Justice and Power Converge
Harvard Crimson – ‎Feb 18, 2009‎
For example… the Arab League all oppose the impending indictment of Sudan’s president. …
http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=526619

Israel vs Genocide – from Arabs, Muslims

February 2, 2009

Israel VS Islamo Arab campaign of Genocide.

Israel has always faced (radical) Arab genocide, To fully understand current conflicts in the Middle East, history must be recalled. [1]

CLEAR GOAL OF GENOCIDE CAMPAIGN SINCE THE 1920s

Contents

1920s

The Hebron Massacre of 1929, Thousands of Arabs descended from Har Hebron, shouting “Kill the Jews!” in Arabic [2]

This was not the first mass racist attack by Arabs against unarmed civilian Jews in British Mandate ‘Palestine,’ nor would it be the last attempted extermination. [3].

The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement, the Mufti and Hitler, Nazism … In his last public appearance in a speech before a World Islamic Conference in 1962, the Mufti called for the ethnic cleansing of all Jews [4].

1967

[1967] The Six-Day War, Gamal Nasser tells cheering Egyptians he intends to throw the Jews into the sea [5], the Arab leaders’ slogan : We’ll Throw Them into the Sea” [6]

Current

Palestinian Arabs

The Palestinians Encouraging Genocide [7] and on Palestinian TV openly call: Kill All The Jews [8], Palestinian Muslim cleric urges all Arabs to kill Jews, Christians [9], (Even calling to Kill all Americans [10]), Islamic sermons broadcast on Palestinian Authority have also been openly genocidal [11] An ideology of genocidal radical Islamism – Jihad-Islamism.[12]

At the second Palestinian violent Intifada, they came up with a new (tool in) Genocide: Suicide Bombing [13].

An emphasis in radicals’ work is indoctrinating Palestinian Children to Genocidal Hate, Imams are extremely influential in successfully emphasizing the goals of jihad and martyrdom [14]

Especially the Islamic party: Hamas promotes Islamic supremacy over the world, “The Hamas Ideology of Hatred and Genocide: Islamic supremacy over the world, destroying Israel and Jews [15], vows to ‘drink’ Jewish blood, group would drink the blood of Jews [16], Hamas Mickey-Mouse-like character to incite for genocide [17], Genocide of Jews remains Hamas goal [18] and declare: “The Final Goal of the Resistance is to Wipe This Entity Off the Face of the Earth” “We are making the preparations for a confrontation. This is not because we need to be prepared for an Israeli act of aggression – after all, aggression is intrinsic to this entity – but because the final goal of the resistance is to wipe this entity off the face of the Earth. This goal necessitates the development of the capabilities of the resistance, until this entity is wiped out.” [19]

Hamas Charter 1988 | Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, … Hamas wants the ‘islamisation’ of all the Middle East (as a first phase) … [20]

Shoebat (former Palestinian terrorist) notes that; “The Arab war against Israel is a genocide jihad,” [21], It is part of an all out ‘Islamic Genocide Plan’ [22]

S. Singer: Confront Real Obstacle: Genocidal Jihad, the more Israel embraced Palestinian statehood, including even the right-wing icon Ariel Sharon, the more violent and radicalized the Palestinians have become. [23]

The Genocide Agenda under ‘Pro Palestinian propaganda’

On the “inspiring” Palestinian (so called) documentaries films It is understandable that the mere existence of Israel in such close proximity is unbearable. What is strikingly serious in all these films is that if one were to count the most often used words, these words would be “humiliation” and “Kill the Jews!” Even in the most peaceful and idealistic documentary… a young boy asked what he wants to do when he grows up is prompted by his father: “Kill the Jews!” When asked to draw a picture of his future he draws himself killing Israelis. [24]

ISM or International Solidarity Mission, which is a Palestinian Arab propaganda machine has organized numerous activities especially on campus, Both ISM and PSM support in thinly veiled language suicide bombings and the … the audience chanted “Kill the Jews” – “Ittbach al yahood” in Arabic [25].

At Israel’s operation against Hamas terrorists in ‘cast lead’ [26] December 2008-January 2009, anti Israel Arab Muslim protesters called for Jews to ‘Go Back to the Oven’, or calling to ‘kill all the Jews’, Other demonstrators held signs that said “Nuke Israel,” and a number made comparisons to the Holocaust [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32].

In SF Dec. 2008, The anti-Israel side had one slogan in English, and several more in Arabic. The English-language slogan: “Palestine will be free, from the river to the sea” – which frankly states the intent to destroy the Jewish state and ethnically cleanse the land. The Arabic slogans: “Itbach al Yahud” (slaughter the Jews), “Falastin balad’na w’al Yahud qalab’na” (Palestine is our land and the Jews are our dogs), “ba ruh, ba dam, nafdeek ya Falastin” (with our soul, with our blood, we will cleanse you oh Palestine), “al mawt al Yahud” (death to the Jews), “Khaybar Khaybar ya Yahud, jaish-Muhammad saya’ud” (Khaybar Khaybar oh Jews, the army of Muhammad will return). [33].

Al Qaeda

In Al-Qaeda’s Intellectual Legacy – Islamic Thinking justifying the genocide of infidels, According to al- Ali, all citizens of Israel are to be considered combatants.[34].

Hezbollah

The Hezbollah Founding Statement contains a section titled “The Necessity for the Destruction of Israel,” which reads as follows: “We see in Israel the vanguard of the United States in our Islamic world. It is the hated enemy that must be fought until the hated ones get what they deserve . . . Therefore our struggle will end only when this entity is obliterated. [35]

Hezbollah calling on Muslims to kill all Jewish Israelis with firearms, knives and poison [36]

The widening arena of Hezbollah’s attacks stemmed from Nasrallah’s perception that Jews anywhere are legitimate targets. In fact, Hasan Nasarallah has said: If they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide. (Daily Star, Oct. 23, 2002) [37].

More from Hassan Nasrallah, Leader of Hezbollah on Al Manar: “Let the entire world hear me. Our hostility to the Great Satan, America, is absolute. Regardless of how the world has changed after September 11, death to America will remain our reverberating and powerful slogan: Death to America.” (House Record: ‘war is ugly but tyranny is uglier’). [38], “Martyrdom operations — suicide bombings — should be exported outside Palestine. I encourage Palestinians to take suicide bombings worldwide. Don’t be shy about it.” [39]

Recent Hezbollah’s renewal of Jihad Genocide on Global “Jewish Targets” (June, 2008) [40].

The Muslim Brotherhood

The ‘Muslim Brotherhood’s Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi: ‘There is No Dialogue between Us and the Jews Except by the Sword and the Rifle’ (he was described as: ‘The Mufti of Terrorism’ and ‘The Propagandist of Extremism.’) [41]

Ahmadinejad

Islamic Republic of Iran’s President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s call for Israel to be “wiped off the map” has triggered a sharp international response and widespread condemnation [42] [43] (It was not mistranslated [44]). He ‘faced genocide case’, in 14 Dec 2006 was expected to be the target of a lawsuit which accuses him of inciting genocide against Israel. [45]

In 2007, Ahmadinejad has threatened the State of Israel with annihilatio, Iran: ‘Israel, US will soon die’ [46]


The Hebron Massacre of 1929… Thousands of Arabs descended from Har Hebron, shouting “Kill the Jews!” in Arabic. …

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/hebron29.html

In 1929 there were Arab terrorist riots in British Mandate Palestine against the civilian Jewish population that lived there.

“The [1929] riots were accompanied by militant Arab slogans such as… ‘Palestine is our land and the Jews our dogs…’ [and] brutal acts by Arabs…such as the killings in Hebron, where small children were tortured by their murderers before being murdered. …the Jewish community in Palestine found itself caught up in a wave of violent disturbances that swept with a fury through Jewish settlements and neighborhoods throughout the length and breadth of the country. The danger now appeared to threaten the very survival of the entire Jewish community.”

This was not the first mass racist attack by Arabs against unarmed civilian Jews in British Mandate ‘Palestine,’ nor would it be the last attempted extermination.

http://www.hirhome.com/israel/pal_mov.htm

The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement, the Mufti and Hitler, Nazism and …In his last public appearance in a speech before a World Islamic Conference in 1962, the Mufti called for the ethnic cleansing of all Jews…

http://www.jewishmag.com/116mag/chuckmorse/chuckmorse.htm

DEFINITION of “GENOCIDE BOMBERS”

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/30138

ISRAEL HAS ALWAYS FACED ARAB GENOCIDE. by Louis Rene Beres – [September 2, 2003] To fully understand current conflicts in the Middle East, history must be…

http://christianactionforisrael.org/newsl/news150.html

Israel – Radical Islamism = Racism = Genocide. Jihad-Islamism …

http://www.kokhavivpublications.com/2001/israel/sept/01/108311102.html

Hamas promotes Islamic supremacy over the world …”The Hamas Ideology of Hatred and Genocide: Islamic supremacy over the world, destroying Israel and Jews, promoting terror and violence,”

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/016618.php

The Islamic Genocide Plan… .Al Jazeera television broadcast a videotape on July 27, 2006, which showed Al-Zawahiri exhorting Muslims to wage jihad against Israel…

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=2570

Palestinians Encouraging Genocide

http://www.pmw.org.il/tv%20part6.html
“The Arab war against Israel is a jihad,” … “In Hebron and in our village, even before World War II, jihad was genocide,” Shoebat notes. …

http://www.think-israel.org/lappen.shoebat.html
History of Jihad and Intifada against the Israel (1948 – ongoing) Israel stands in the way of the march of the Islamic Jihad towards the Western … in the form of suicide (genocide) bombers who blow school kids to bits, …

http://www.historyofjihad.org/israel.html
Genocide of Jews remains Hamas goal – March 30, 2007 … and bring victory to your Jihad-fighting worshipers, in Palestine and everywhere… .

http://www.pmw.org.il/tv%20part6.html

Support for Hezbollah in Egypt Threatens Mubarak’s Stability… calling on Muslims to kill all Jewish Israelis with firearms, knives and poison. … The mufti praised Hezbollah…

http://www.jamestown.org/terrorism/n…icleid=2370117

[1967] The Six-Day War… Gamal Nasser tells cheering Egyptians he intends to throw the Jews into the sea. Egypt and Syria are mobilized for war with Soviet arms. …

http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/20940.html

We’ll Throw Them into the Sea,”

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles…le.asp?ID=1314

Top Hamas official: Kill all Americans | Jerusalem Post, The Hamas spokesperson concluded with a prayer, saying: “Oh Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all, …

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1178020746583&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Palestinian TV: Kill All The Jews, Palestinian TV: Kill All The Jews The Palestinian Authority is inciting the current wave of violence through its official media. against the Jews and the Americans

http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/middleeast/Palestinian_TV_Kill_All_The_Jews.asp

Hamas Mickey: Let’s kill Jews … Hamas – the terrorist group with a majority in the Palestinian Authority – is using a Mickey-Mouse-like character to [incite for genocide]…

http://www.jnewswire.com/article/1932

PALESTINIAN MUSLIM CLERIC URGES ALL ARABS TO KILL JEWS, CHRISTIANS …

http://cuttingedge.org/news/n1418.cfm

Hamas vows to ‘drink’ Jewish blood, See terrorist group’s video with messages … group would drink the blood of Jews until they “leave the Muslim countries. …

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=48844

Hamas Video: “We Are A Nation That Drinks Jewish Blood,” Promises To Kill Jews “Until We Have Quenched Our Thirst With Your Blood”. February 24, 2006 …

http://www.zoa.org/2006/02/hamas_video_we.htm

YouTube – Hamas Video- We will Drink the Blood of the Jews,Half a month after its electoral victory, a Hamas website presented the parting video messages of two Hamas suicide terrorists.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN9cvLcZRsw&NR=1

Palestinians Hamas: “The Final Goal of the Resistance is to Wipe This Entity Off the Face of the Earth”

“We are making the preparations for a confrontation. This is not because we need to be prepared for an Israeli act of aggression – after all, aggression is intrinsic to this entity – but because the final goal of the resistance is to wipe this entity off the face of the Earth. This goal necessitates the development of the capabilities of the resistance, until this entity is wiped out.”

http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Pa…sd&ID=SP168207

Iran: President Says Israel Should Be ‘Wiped Off Map’ – RADIO FREE …Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s call for Israel to be “wiped off the map” has triggered a sharp international response and widespread condemnation. …

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/10/E15E03D6-1013-440F-BDCF-E61D727624ED.html

Iran’s President Says Israel Must Be ‘Wiped Off the Map’ – New …Iran’s President Says Israel Must Be ‘Wiped Off the Map’ … “Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation’s fury,”

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/26/international/middleeast/6cnd-iran.html

[ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN’S HEZBULLAH]

Hassan Nasrallah: In His Own Words…

Nasrallah and Jews

Within a month of Nasrallah’s taking over as leader, Hezbollah (with the help of Iranian intelligence) bombed the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 and injuring over 200. The next attack perpetrated by Hezbollah—again with Iranian help—was the bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, killing 86 and injuring over 200.

The widening arena of Hezbollah’s attacks stemmed from Nasrallah’s perception that Jews anywhere are legitimate targets. In fact, Nasarallah has said:

If they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide. (Daily Star, Oct. 23, 2002)

Shiite scholar Amal Saad-Ghorayeb analyzed the anti-Jewish roots of Hezbollah ideology in her book Hezbollah: Politics & Religion. In it, she quotes Hassan Nasrallah describing his antipathy toward Jews…

Nasrallah also incoroporates anti-Semitic rhetoric in speeches. For example, he has characterized Jews as the “grandsons of apes and pigs” and “Allah’s most cowardly and greedy creatures.” (MEMRI: Al- Manar, Feb. 3, 2006) …

Nasrallah’s anti-American sentiments are continuously on display. He fuels anti-American attitudes in the Middle East with charges such as his statement that Americans “have outdone Hitler.” (AP, Oct. 2, 2001) During one TV broadcast, Narallah accused the US of many “sponsored plans for extermination, eradication and genocide” against the people in the Middle East. (BBC Monitoring: Al-Manar, Feb. 8, 2002)

A 2002 appearance on Al-Manar illustrates his deep hostility toward the United States:

Let the entire world hear me. Our hostility to the Great Satan [America] is absolute …

I conclude my speech with the slogan that will continue to reverberate on all occasions so that nobody will think that we have weakened. Regardless of how the world has changed after 11 September, Death to America will remain our reverberating and powerful slogan: Death to America. (BBC Monitoring: Al-Manar, Sep. 27, 2002)

Nasrallah boasts about Hezbollah’s designation as a terrorist group by America:

It is our pride that the Great Satan (U.S.) and the head of despotism, corruption and arrogance in modern times considers us as an enemy that should be listed in the terrorism list…I say to every member of Hezbollah (should) be happy and proud that your party has been placed on the list of terrorist organizations as the U.S. view it. (United Press International, Nov. 4, 2001)

At a rally in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, Nasrallah encouraged worldwide suicide bombing against the West:

Martyrdom operations – suicide bombings – should be exported outside Palestine. I encourage Palestinians to take suicide bombings worldwide. Don’t be shy about it. (Washington Times, Dec. 6, 2002)

Ahmadinejad must believe that he can get away with a plan for genocide because his remarks about wiping Israel off the map have been largely disregarded by the world community. He is trying to delegitimize the State of Israel by denying the Holocaust and has supported and financed Hizballah’s leader Sheikh Nasrallah. Nasrallah has been calling for more Jews to immigrate to Israel – only so that it will make it easier to destroy them all if they are gathered in one location

http://www.thelikud.org/channels/features/feature_07.html

IsraCast: Ahmadinejad – Nasser’s Successor Will Ahmadinejad Eventually Suffer Same Fate As Did Nasser On June 5th, 1967? …. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Threats Recall Those Of Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser Before He Tried To Wipe Israel Off The Map In Six Day War Of 1967… “throw the Jews into the sea“, the IDF had fought the war without hatred. …

http://www.isracast.com/article.aspx?ID=650&t=Ahmadinejad—Nasser’s-Successor

Palestinians Hamas: “The Final Goal of the Resistance is to Wipe This Entity Off the Face of the Earth

“We are making the preparations for a confrontation. This is not because we need to be prepared for an Israeli act of aggression – after all, aggression is intrinsic to this entity – but because the final goal of the resistance is to wipe this entity off the face of the Earth. This goal necessitates the development of the capabilities of the resistance, until this entity is wiped out.”
http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP168207

Ahmadinejad Was Not Mistranslated

June 17, 2008 – 11:32 am

A new study by Joshua Teitelbaum of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs sets out to refute the claim that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other Iranian leaders are being misquoted when they call for the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people.

As the executive summary states: “What emerges from a comprehensive analysis of what Ahmadinejad actually said“ and how it has been interpreted in Iran “ is that the Iranian president was not just calling for ‘regime change’ in Jerusalem, but rather the actual physical destruction of the State of Israel . When Ahmadinejad punctuates his speech with ‘Death to Israel (marg bar Esraiil ), this is no longer open to various interpretations.

Download this thorough – and chilling – analysis, in PDF format, by clicking here http://www.jcpa.org/text/ahmadinejad2-words.pdf

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Ahmadinejad ‘faces genocide case’ 14 Dec 2006 … Iran’s president is expected to be the target of a lawsuit which accuses him of inciting genocide against Israel.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6181029.stm

A senior Hamas leader in Gaza declared that it was signed and sealed within his party that Israel would be wiped off the map and replaced by a Palestinian …

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satelli…=1178708651048

The Hezbollah Founding Statement contains a section titled “The Necessity for the Destruction of Israel,” which reads as follows: “We see in Israel the vanguard of the United States in our Islamic world. It is the hated enemy that must be fought until the hated ones get what they deserve . . . Therefore our struggle will end only when this entity is obliterated.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6256

Iran: Israel, US will soon die – Israel News, Ynetnews Jan 23, 2007 … United States and the Zionist regime of Israel will soon come to … Ahmadinejad has threatened the State of Israel with annihilation …

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3356154,00.html

Hamas Charter 1988 | Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, … Hamas wants the ‘islamisation’ of all the Middle East (as a first phase) …

http://www.israelpolitik.org/2008/12/31/hamas-charter-1988/

The ‘Muslim Brotherhood’s Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi: ‘There is No Dialogue between Us and the Jews Except by the Sword and the Rifle’

http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Area=sd&ID=SP75304&Page=archives

Hassan Nasrallah, Leader of Hezbollah on Al Manar:

 “Let the entire world hear me. Our hostility to the Great Satan, America, is absolute. Regardless of how the world has changed after September 11, death to America will remain our reverberating and powerful slogan: Death to America.” (House Record: ‘war is ugly but tyranny is uglier’).

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/record.xpd?id=110-h20070606-77&person=400260

“Martyrdom operations — suicide bombings — should be exported outside Palestine. I encourage Palestinians to take suicide bombings worldwide. Don’t be shy about it.”

http://www.jcpa.org/brief/brief2-12.htm

Teach Kids Peace “Seeking a Martyr’s Death: Video & Report, The regular PA TV programming includes song and dance accompanying scenes of violence and words glorifying willingness to die for Allah. …

http://www.teachkidspeace.org/doc1013.php

‘Genocide in Darfur’ – racist pan-Arabism ideology that started its way into the region from Libya

December 11, 2008

‘Genocide in Darfur’ (by Samuel Totten, Eric Markusen) Racist ideology plays an important part of the story, as it has in the history of other twentieth century genocides. And the psychology of “genocide” has become familiar through the sorry repetition of genocidal acts that the last century has witnessed. In 1987, Libya used the northwestern Darfur corner as a backdoor to attack Chad. It had equipped and sent out the so-called Arab legion, an Arab supremacist militia, to pursue Arab expansion in the mineral-rich sub-Saharan regions it bordered and to drive out the African tribes. Libya was not orchestrating a simple border raid on a poor country; it was pursuing a new strategy of pan-Arabism, couched in an emotionally charged ideology.

The Sharp distinction between Arabs and Africans in the racially mixed Darfur region had not been drawn until the ideology of pan-Arabism that came out of the Libya made itself felt… when the GoS tried to impose Sharia Law in 1983, it triggered civil war in the South. This marked the first use of government-backed militias… some of the cattle herding… of Darfur were employed in a strategy of brutality, starvation, rape, and pillage that was to be visited upon Darfur two decades later. Complaints of Arab militia harassment in Darfur surfaced in 2003….
http://books.google.com/books?id=S2a9bDb0qesC&pg=PA30&lpg=PA30

Truth about Islamic Iranian Ahmadinejad’s Genocide Call to wipe off Israel and the “Palestinian” support for it

November 24, 2008
Truth about Islamic Iranian Ahmadinejad’s Genocide Call to wipe off Israel and the “Palestinian” support for it
 
Debunking Juan Cole’s argument!
 
Ahmadinejad Was Not Mistranslated
June 17, 2008 – 11:32 am
A new study by Joshua Teitelbaum of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs sets out to refute the claim that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other Iranian leaders are being misquoted when they call for the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people.
As the executive summary states: “What emerges from a comprehensive analysis of what Ahmadinejad actually said – and how it has been interpreted in Iran – is that the Iranian president was not just calling for ‘regime change’ in Jerusalem, but rather the actual physical destruction of the State of Israel . When Ahmadinejad punctuates his speech with ‘Death to Israel’ (marg bar Esraiil ), this is no longer open to various interpretations.”
 

29 Feb 2008 …Ahmadinejad was not mistranslated, and has in fact reiterated the threat to commit genocide several times, including recently at …
http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/530786/the-mother-of-all-mistranslations.thtml

 

 
(Nytimes research debukes Juan Cole and others who tried to claim that Ahmadinejad did “not” call on Israel to be wiped off)
Just How Far Did They Go, Those Words Against Israel? – New York Times… But translators in Tehran who work for the president’s office and the foreign ministry disagree with them. All official translations of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s statement, including a description of it on his Web site (www.president.ir/eng/), refer to wiping Israel away. …When combined with Iran’s longstanding support for Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah of Lebanon, two groups that have killed numerous Israelis, and Mr. Ahmadinejad’s refusal to acknowledge the Holocaust, it is hard to argue that, from Israel’s point of view, Mr. Ahmadinejad poses no threat. Still, it is true that he has never specifically threatened war against Israel.
So did Iran’s president call for Israel to be wiped off the map? It certainly seems so. Did that amount to a call for war? That remains an open question.
Nazila Fathi contributed reporting from Tehran for this article.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/11/weekinreview/11bronner.html?ex=1307678400&en=efa2bd266224e880& amp;ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
 
Ahmadinejad: Israel’s “annihilation” is a necessary part of the “historic war” between Islam & the West (Al Jazeera).
 
Since Ahmadinejad’s call to “wipe Israel off the map” last October, some academics have claimed the Iranian leader was mistranslated or misunderstood.
“Ahmadinejad did not say he was going to wipe Israel off the map, because no such idiom exists in Persian,” left-wing University of Michigan professor Juan Cole told the New York Times. “He did say he hoped its regime, i.e., a Jewish-Zionist state occupying Jerusalem, would collapse… Since Iran has not attacked another country aggressively for over a century, I smell the whiff of war propaganda.”
Jonathan Steele of the British Guardian newspaper also told the Times: “The Iranian president was quoting an ancient statement by Iran’s first Islamist leader, the late Ayatollah Khomeini, that ‘this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time,’ just as the Shah’s regime in Iran had vanished. He was not making a military threat. He was calling for an end to the occupation of Jerusalem at some point in the future. The ‘page of time’ phrase suggests he did not expect it to happen soon.”
Neither of the two have responded to Ahmadinejad’s latest clarification and call to action, which were translated and distributed by the Iranian state-run IRNA news agency.
 
Was Wiping Israel Off the Map a Misquote? – Michael Rubin (National Review)
Some academics and policymakers bend over backwards to convince themselves and others that Iranian President Ahmadinejad does not mean what he says.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) argued that the proper translation of Ahmadinejad’s quotes is the subject of debate and that translations used were either misquoted or out of context. It’s a line which originated with Juan Cole, a University of Michigan professor, who wrote: “This idiom does not exist in Persian, and that what Ahmadinejad actually said was, ‘This occupation regime over Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.’” But here, the Islamic Republic provides its own clarification. In its official translations, it headlined Ahmadinejad’s call to “wipe Israel off the map.”
 
How Iranian propaganda try to “rewrite” Ahmadniejad’s words in blaming it on Israel
http://soccerdad.baltiblogs.com/archives/2008/01/24/irib_the_enemy_intends_to_wipe_palestine_off_the _world_map.html
 
 IRAN – Oct 26 – Wipe Israel From Map, Says Ahmadi-Nejad.(Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad)
http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-11680539_ITM
 
(Palestinian Islamic) Al-Aqsa: We identify with Iranian remark – 6 Nov 2005 … Iranian President ‘to wipe Israel off world map’; Palestinian preacher calls on Palestinians to support al-Qaeda masterminds Bin-Laden, …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3164720,00.html
 
Aksa Brigades echo Ahmadinejad’s call | Middle East | Jerusalem Post6 Nov 2005 … Why Americans support Israel? It’s the “values”, stupid … have refrained from reacting to the call to wipe Israel off the map. …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1131043735699&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
 
(”Moderate Palestinian”) Fatah agrees: Wipe out IsraelIn a leaflet published by Fatah’s Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the group stressed its … who called with all honesty to wipe Israel off the map of the world. …
http://www.jnewswire.com/article/727
 
Osama Hamdan, the Hamas representative in Lebanon, told Iranian television that suicide bombing attacks against Israel were justified, especially attacks in buses. He rejected the historical Jewish connection to the Land of Israel and stated that Hamas’ avowed intention was to wipe Israel off the face of the map.
 
In a November 2005 leaflet, the Brigades expressed support for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s call “to wipe Israel off [the] world map.” “We stress our support of the Iranian President’s position toward the fictitious Zionist state, which will disappear with the help of Allah,”

CBS ’60 MINUTES’ failes to mention MUSLIM role in Sudan Genocide

August 12, 2008

60 Minutes Fails to Mention Islam’s Central Role in Darfur Genocide
by Andrew Stunich 21 Jul, 2008

Most people have heard Sudan periodically mentioned in the news over the last several years. Many will remember that Osama bin Laden (OBL) made Sudan his base of operations before he relocated to Afghanistan. Sudan was chosen by OBL because it has an Islamic oriented government with whom he had a friendly relationship until he became too much of a liability. That OBL and the Sudanese Government had much in common for several years speaks volumes about the nature of at least northern Sudan.

But Sudan is front page news in the twenty-first century for other reasons far beyond Sudan’s ties to Islamic terrorism. The Sudanese Government and Sudanese Arab militias have been waging a long-term Jihad against the non-Muslim, non-Arab southern Sudanese population for decades. It is a classic Islamic Jihad of the type that has resulted in the slaughter of millions of people over the centuries. The Sudanese Jihad, which most reporters only refer to as “genocide,” has killed an estimated two-million people and rendered countless other people refugees.

It is undisputed that the Sudanese Jihadists have engaged in mass slaughter, gang rape and other terrible atrocities. 60 Minutes reports, for example, that the men in destroyed villages are killed, cut to pieces, and thrown into the water supply in order to contaminate it. One village after another has been completely destroyed by the same combination of terror, slaughter, and expulsion so effectively used by Muhammad to gain mastery of the Arabian Peninsula in the seventh century. The Sudanese Muslims appear to be following Muhammad’s example just as the Qur’an commands.

The Sudanese Jihad is being carried out in an age of communication ease and technological wonder that should make the reporting of the complete story, despite its remote location, quite feasible. But that is not happening. It is not happening because telling the world that a modern Jihad has been ongoing for years which has resulted in mass slaughter, rape and genocide does not fit the world view of the mainstream media.

The sad and disturbing reality that the media and academia are going to whitewash yet another Islam inspired atrocity struck me as I watched 60 Minutes air its July 20, 2008 story about the Darfur region of Sudan. I had eagerly awaited the segment, but had a nagging fear that it might be less than forthright about the relationship of the conflict to clear Islamic doctrine. (Please see my essays entitled “Islam Is It a Religion of Peace,” “Internal Culture War and Self-hatred in the West Allow Islamic Inroads” and “Islam’s Victims Deserve Better Than False Preaching ‘Islam is a Religion of Peace'”)

My fears were more than well justified. While I had expected some mention of Islam as a contributing factor, I assumed that 60 Minutes would make the usual false claim that the Jihadists had simply “hijacked a peaceful religion.” However, 60 Minutes exceeded my expectations. Its story about Darfur was nothing less than an Orwellian cleansing of any relationship between Islam and the atrocities that was so thorough that even I was surprised and I have come to expect less than accurate news reporting by the news media.

I was disturbed as I listened to the 60 Minutes story unfold. The cause of the conflict was attributed to genocide resulting from “Arab racism.” The words Islam and Muslim(s) were never mentioned even though the conflict patently has its genesis in Islamic doctrine and the northern Muslim southern non-Muslim divide.

The overwhelming majority of people in northern Sudan, which includes the capital city of Khartoum, are Arab Muslims, but they are Arab in the sense that they speak Arabic, at least a unique form of it, and no doubt have some mixed Arab ancestors even though appearance-wise they often look quite similar to the southern Sudanese. Conversely, the southern Sudanese are non-Muslim, non-Arabs who mainly practice Christianity or Animism. The CIA World Factbook lists the population breakdown as follows: “Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum), indigenous beliefs 25%.”

The 60 Minutes story did do a good job of describing the horrific reality of the “genocide” albeit stripped of its connection to Islam. A fitting analogy was made between “Nazi death camps” and the “death villages” in southern Sudan. 60 Minutes aired footage of destroyed villages and starving children. The story also acknowledged that the southern Sudanese are targets because “they are not Arabs.” That is true enough, but the story does not explain that the significance of not being Arab is that they are not Muslim which I found quite hypocritical given that the mainstream media and academia generally like to praise Islam as having allegedly eliminated racism. 60 Minutes also placed some blame on Sudan’s Muslim dictator al-Bashir, but never mentioned that he is also a Muslim.

60 Minutes managed to implausibly place some blame on the Bush Administration suggesting that it is soft on Sudan because it wants help with intelligence on OBL. 60 Minutes claims that our (U.S.) relationship with Sudan is “complicated” because of the prior OBL connection to Sudan.

It amazes me that Islam evaded responsibility for its clear relationship to the genocide in Darfur while 60 Minutes took a cheap shot at the Bush Administration. It is also frightening. It makes me fear that those of us that have realized just how deadly of a religion Islam is will never be able to educate the vast majority of people that have been deceived as to the true nature of Islam. If the news media can whitewash Islam’s involvement in a long-term genocide that is occurring in a country whose national anthem begins with the words “[w]e are the army of God . . .” and wherein the Muslim Jihadists yell “Allah Akbar” as they attack, slaughter and rape non-Muslims, then it can get away with convincing the masses of anything.

With so many victims of Islam around the World, it is cruel to let anyone get away with doing what 60 minutes has done. A false public perception of Islam guarantees that Islam will create new victims into perpetuity. It is also important that we all know the truth so that we can properly exercise our democratic rights. It is ultimately the will of the majority (at least the majority of those who vote) that determines the long-term direction of a democratic society and if we are misinformed our votes will be equally misinformed and misguided.

The connection of Islam to the atrocities committed in Sudan needs to be further addressed and I encourage all of you to research and write further on this subject. Innocent people are suffering and the best chance of ending their suffering is for us to take the initial step of educating the world as to why the atrocities are occurring

http://usapartisan.blogspot.com/2008/07/60-minutes-fails-to-mention-islam.html

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OMAR HASSAN AL-BASHIR – ANOTHER TYPICAL ARAB MUSLIM DICTATOR – MONSTER

July 28, 2008

OMAR HASSAN AL-BASHIR – ANOTHER TYPICAL ARAB MUSLIM DICTATOR – MONSTER

BBC NEWS Africa Profile: Sudan’s President Bashir Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir came to power in an Islamist-backed coup in 1989. Since then he has introduced elements of Sharia law which are opposed by …


http://sudanwatch.blogspot.com/2005_11_01_archive.html

Arab racism: ‘We Want to Make a Light Baby’ (washingtonpost.com) The New York-based organization Human Rights Watch said in a June 22 report that it investigated “the use of rape by both Janjaweed and Sudanese soldiers …
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16001-2004Jun29.html

Arab women singers complicit in rape, says Amnesty report
[July 2004]
While African women in Darfur were being raped by the Janjaweed militiamen, Arab women stood nearby and sang for joy, according to an Amnesty International …

During an attack on the village of Disa in June last year, Arab women accompanied the attackers and sang songs praising the government and scorning the black villagers.

According to an African chief quoted in the report, the singers said: “The blood of the blacks runs like water, we take their goods and we chase them from our area and our cattle will be in their land. The power of [Sudanese president Omer Hassan] al-Bashir belongs to the Arabs and we will kill you until the end, you blacks, we have killed your God.”

The chief said that the Arab women also racially insulted women from the village: “You are gorillas, you are black, and you are badly dressed.”

The Janjaweed have abducted women for use as sex slaves, in some cases breaking their limbs to prevent them escaping, as well as carrying out rapes in their home villages, the report said.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/jul/20/sudan.ewenmacaskill

The great betrayal: how the world is ignoring the victims of the tracist… The Janjaweed has been immersed in an openly racist Arab supremacist ideology since … are on a par with slaves, and still use the derogatory name “abid”. …

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_200412/ai_n12826640

Islamic Fascism… racist hatred… It is linked to racist hatred of blacks in Sudan, slave trading of black Africans, and racist hatred of other ethnic minorities in the Islamic world.
http://markhumphrys.com/islamic.fascism.html

Darfur refugees debunk (Arabists propagandists’ racist myths against Israel’s democracy like:) “apartheid” comparisons. Sanka, a Sudanese Muslim told reporter……

http://backspin.typepad.com/backspin/2007/07/index.html

Jihad for Abyei oil is disintegration of Sudan Nov 28, 2007 … Bashir’s call for his holy warriors to be ready for a jihad by all
http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article24916

United Nations: Sudan carried out mass-rapes in Darfur [March 20, 2008]

A displaced woman from Darfur, one of an estimated 2.3 million affected by the conflict

The United Nations today accused the Sudanese government of being directly involved in the mass-rape of girls and women in the crisis-hit region of Darfur — a damning indictment of the part played by the country’s Islamist dictatorship in the humanitarian catastrophe.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article3591198.ece

… the term ‘Islamo-Fascism’… Third, given the horrors being perpetrated by some Muslims in the name of Islam — from the genocide currently being practiced by the Islamic Republic of Sudan, to the mass murders of innocents in Iraq, Israel, America, Britain, Bali, Thailand, the Philippines and elsewhere — what term is more accurate than “Islamo-Fascism”? “Islamic totalitarianism”? “Jihadists”? “Bad Muslims”? [Oct. 2007]
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/10/the_left_and_the_term_islamofa.html

[His ‘good Islamic’ friends… other brutal oppressors:] Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, Iran’s supreme leader, met yesterday in Tehran with President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, center, and with Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Islamic Republic of Iran: Nuclear power available for Al-Bashir’s Sudan…

By NAZILA FATHI

Published: April 26, 2006

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/26/world/middleeast/26iran.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Islamofascist femicide, rape, domestic violence, child molesting …In Sudan – where Arab Muslims slaughter black Muslim and Christian Sudanese … Describing how gang rape is rampant in the banlieues, she explained to Time …
http://www.omdurman.org/femicide.html

(Hezbollah for genocide inc.) Hezbollah pledges support for Omar Al Bashir & Sudanese Government [July, 2008]http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews+articleid_2432545&title=Lebanese_Hezbollah_Holds.html

A Genocide Foretold

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

Published: February 28, 2008

The Sudanese government started the first genocide of the 21st century in Darfur, and now it seems to be preparing to start the second here among the thatch-roof huts of southern Sudan.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/28/opinion/28kristof.html

Democratic Peace: Women In Islamofascist land Feb 4, 2008 … In one of the more barbaric applications of this antediluvian code, a 19 year old Saudi gang rape victim was recently sentenced to 200 …
http://freedomspeace.blogspot.com/2008/02/women-in-islamofascist-land.html

Sudan’s Department of Gang Rape
http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article12702

Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir faces war crimes charges – Telegraph Sudan’s military dictator Omar al-Bashir was accused of.

Sudanese women awaited aid in February in West Darfur State. The conflict has displaced an estimated 2.7 million people.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/15/world/africa/15sudan.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Locking up Sudan’s Al-Bashir could let in some light into war-torn Darfur … Al Bashir launched his own version of terrorism in 1989 when his government promulgated the ‘Popular Defence Forces Law’ which legalised paramilitary training to militias to execute a “jihad against Christian influence in the South”. […]
Under this umbrella fundamentalist Islamic revivalism, the legitimate claims of the peoples of Darfur for an end to their economic backwardness and marginalisation would be subverted through the “jihad”. […]
Al Bashir was urgently accused of committing “genocide” in Darfur. Sudan’s tragedy has been the pathological cruelties of successive leaders (from Jaffar al Nimeiry, Sadiq al Mahdi to Al Bashir), against citizens of their country. Sudanese intellectuals, like Deng and Prof Ibrahim, have seen Arab racism as the curse of Sudan. This terrible virus is claimed to be most virulent in leaders with varying degrees of dark skin and West-African tribal marks—the Janjaweed.
http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=39&newsid=128002

Sudan president al-Bashir charged with genocideJul 14, 2008 … Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gestures to pro-government …. with the good news out of Mosul, al Qaeda’s last urban stronghold in Iraq? …
http://www.washtimes.com/news/2008/jul/14/sudan-president-al-bashir-charged-with-g-32311640/

Omar al-Bashir defiant dance over war crimes charges – SUDANESE President Omar al-Bashir danced, punched the air in delight and shouted “God is great” in his first public appearance yesterday as a war crimes suspect…. Sudan promised to turn Darfur into a graveyard as it reacted to charges laid by an international prosecutor accusing Mr al-Bashir of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24025669-663,00.html

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Hezbollah for genocide inc. – Hezbollah pledges support for Omar Al Bashir & Sudanese Government

July 28, 2008

(Hezbollah for genocide inc.) Hezbollah pledges support for Omar Al Bashir & Sudanese Government http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews+articleid_2432545&title=Lebanese_Hezbollah_Holds.html
July, 2008

Lebanese Hezbollah Holds Meeting in Support of Sudanese President – Hezbollah pledges support for Omar Al Bashir and the Sudanese Government
Text of report by Lebanese National News Agency website

[LNNA headline: “Hezbollah organizes consultative meeting in support of Sudan and its President Umar al-Bashir”]

A consultative meeting was held this morning at the invitation of Hezbollah. The meeting, which included nationalist parties, Palestinian factions, local figures and organizations, and the charge d’affaires of the Sudanese Embassy at the head of a delegation, was held in support of Sudan and its President Umar Hasan al-Bashir. The meeting was first addressed by Husayn al- Khalil, the political aide to the secretary general of Hezbollah, who said:

“We in Hezbollah are honoured to meet with you today in defence of a national, pan-Arab, and Islamic cause, which is to stand side by side with our brothers in Sudan – leadership and people. This is because this beloved country is facing an ugly conspiracy to undermine its unity, freedom, and independence.”

He added: “The peoples of our region, which is currently in the midst of a historic battle with world arrogance and its dominant forces, are recording the most splendid epics in Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq, moving the nation from victory to victory and dealing successive blows to the US and Israeli plan. These peoples are now called upon to defend the vanguards of their resistance and liberation movements in the Arab and Islamic worlds. Perhaps, what happened to our kinfolk in Palestine for scores of years and is still happening today and what is currently happening to wounded Iraq, and what is also being planned against brotherly Sudan confirm without the slightest shade of doubt that the process of mutilation and disintegration led by the United States is the core of a hostile plan, which aims controlling the destinies of the nation and its countries, plundering their resources, and enslaving of their peoples.”

He continued: “The deteriorating and weak condition of the official Arab order, which is witnessing daily conflicts between its components and sinking deep in the laps of the US plan, is the one that has made the tools of world crime or what are now called international courts dare to make unprecedented decisions against Arab kings and presidents. If anything, this indicates the humiliation of this ominous official order. The vicious efforts that are being exerted by the United States in the heart of our Arab World aim at changing the real direction of the conflict, split the Arabs into blocs of moderation and extremism and stab at our national crucial issues with Arab hands and portray the Islamic peoples and states such as Iran, which supports us with all its power and capabilities, as a great threat to the Arabs, and exert pressure in order to establish normal and peace alliances with our historic enemy; namely, the Zionist entity; all that constitutes a strong entry of US influence into the heart of our world and society on the political, cultural, and military levels.”

He said: “The unfair and condemned decision which has been made against His Excellency President Umar Hasan al-Bashir and that is aimed at brotherly Sudan – leadership, government, and people, with all their factions, forces, and parties including the Sudanese opposition forces, is aimed at all the noble forces, parties, and liberation movements that oppose the US-Israeli plan. This is in addition to the official regimes. It is also aimed at all the positions of power and opposition in this beloved nation. The painful reality of the official Arab order does not exempt us at all as peoples and liberation movements from assuming our full role in confronting any hostile action against any Arab country and backing its beloved people.

Concluding, he said: “We in Lebanon, the whole of Lebanon, where we went through all experiences in fighting the Zionist occupiers and invaders and where our people made great sacrifices for the liberation of our country and the preservation of our dignity, and who are living these days one of the landmarks of great victory over the Israeli enemy; we who know very well the meaning of aggression, occupation, domination, and foreign interference, are called upon to take a responsible stand by extending the hand of aid to and express our support for our kinfolk and brethren in Sudan – leadership and people – a country, which has often assumed its historic national and Islamic responsibilities.”

Originally published by Lebanese National News Agency website, Beirut, in Arabic 1356 23 Jul 08.

OMAR AL-BASHIR FOUND GUILTY OF GENOCIDE

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Arab racism & Islamic Jihad in Sudan – Locking up Sudan’s Al-Bashir could let some light

July 27, 2008

Arab racism & Islamic Jihad in Sudan – Locking up Sudan’s Al-Bashir could let some light

nationmedia.com ^
AFRICA INSIGHT – Locking up Sudan’s Al-Bashir could let in some light into war-torn Darfur
Story by OKELLO OCULI Publication Date: 7/25/2008

The charges brought by the International Criminal Court against Sudan President Hassan al Bashir present a crack for sunlight to shine through the dark clouds of official terrorism perpetrated for over two decades by the Khartoum regime against helpless peasants, writes OKELLO OCULI

“The oil found in Darfur will turn into a curse for the region, bringing about the loss of many lives, hand in hand with large-scale land alienation and devastation,” so wrote Prof Fouad Ibrahim of Bayreuth University, Germany.

Prof Ibrahim’s pessimistic prediction — published in the Winter 2005-Spring 2006 edition of the Global Development Studies — was rooted in several emerging themes in the governing of Sudan.

At the top of these themes is a historically-rooted division of Sudan’s population along racial lines and unequal access to political, administrative, cultural and economic resources with the lighter skinned Arabs in the Omdurman/Khartoum axis in the Nile valley at the top and the “black African peasants” (such as the million Furs, the Berti, Masalit and Zaghawa who number 350,000 each and inhabit Darfur, at the bottom of the social ladder. (Darfur means the land of the Fur).

According to Ibrahim, the “black African peasants” of Darfur have, since Sudan’s conquest by the British in 1919 and rule by successive post-independence governments from 1956, suffered from sustained neglect and deliberate underdevelopment by the rulers.
Inhabiting the savannah belt of the region, their land enjoys higher rainfall which camel-keeping and livestock-rearing Arab ethnic groups in the desert northern Darfur migrated to, thereby evolving traditions of conflict typical elsewhere in Africa between pastoralists and settled farmers.

A significant element of this tradition was the existence of horse-riding warriors who tracked, also on-horse-back-rustlers, and fought them to win back the animals vital to nomadic peoples. These groups would later be adopted by both Sadiq al Mahdi’s regime (1985-1989) and Hassan al Bashir and supplied with modern weapons and constant supplies of ammunition to wage war against Darfur’s ethnic groups, and others elsewhere.

Al Bashir launched his own version of terrorism in 1989 when his government promulgated the ‘Popular Defence Forces Law’ which legalised paramilitary training to militias to execute a “jihad against Christian influence in the South”.

This was a clever way of using religious fundamentalism to reverse a growing consensus among Sudan’s political parties to end the civil war that had raged intermittently since independence in 1956 against Southern Sudan.
It was a strategy which the National Islamic Front, Al Bashir’s allies, would use to snatch political influence from the Umma Party, the National Democratic Party, the Communist Party and political parties in Southern Sudan whose activism had made Sudan’s political culture vibrant and patriotic.

Under this umbrella fundamentalist Islamic revivalism, the legitimate claims of the peoples of Darfur for an end to their economic backwardness and marginalisation would be subverted through the “jihad”.


Prof Ibrahim’s second theme was a growing tradition of violence to drive away populations from areas that were known to contain oil deposits. This vicious measure was first used by the American oil company, Chevron. In 1976 Chevron recruited Arab tribes to drive out the Dinka and Nuer populations out of villages in oil-rich zones. By 2001, a report by a United States Committee for Refugees stated that from February 1992 to December 1993, the government of Sudan had adopted Chevron’s terrorism with the result that “across the oil-rich regions of Sudan, the government is clearing the land of civilians”.

A Swedish oil company, Lundin Oil, and a Canadian oil concern, Talisman Energy, were using “scorched earth” tactics, arming militias and “engineering famine” against peoples “around oil fields”.

In order to “guarantee the safety of the oil company’s operations” and clear the area for a road to oil concessions, these oil companies gladly embraced and used air facilities they had built, for military helicopters to land troops and rain terror on local populations.

Several official investigations noted this sad situation. As Al Bashir’s regime grew increasingly tied to Sudan’s growing oil economy, a Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights of the UN General Assembly said, in a report issued on September 7, 2001, that Al Bashir’s militias “do not only target rebel camps or armed individuals, but also civilians, in a very intensive manner. Usually food crops are destroyed, men are killed and women and children are abducted”.

When, in self-defence, the terrorised tribes of Darfur raised liberation fighters, they met a Sudanese regime under Al Bashir that, since assuming power in 1989, was accustomed to using maximum violence against settled populations to satisfy its leaders’ hunger for petrol dollars.
Meanwhile a cynical paradox had also grown over the years. American, Canadian and European Union governments were silent on the active and genocidal role played by their oil companies against defenceless populations in Sudan whose only crime was that their ancestors had owned land that held vast oil deposits under their feet.

The West started blaming Al Bashir when it became increasingly clear to it that SPLM /SPLA leader John Garang, in alliance with leaders of opposition political parties in Northern Sudan, had mobilised the grievances and anger of tortured and victimised populations into a new growing revolutionary Sudanese nationalism that had began to take arms against the sadistic impunity of the small elite that coalesced around Al Bashir’s military machine.

But, opting to land safely into the friendship of the leaders of the new revolution, the West began to support the groups fighting to end the terrorism against Darfurians and elsewhere. The vigorous entry by India and China into Sudan’s oil belt also made them develop convulsive fits of panic. An empty rhetorical South-South solidarity among China, India and Sudan was tolerable and even entertaining. But giving China and India access to oil concessions was clearly diabolical. Al Bashir was urgently accused of committing “genocide” in Darfur.

Sudan’s tragedy has been the pathological cruelties of successive leaders (from Jaffar al Nimeiry, Sadiq al Mahdi to Al Bashir), against citizens of their country. Sudanese intellectuals, like Deng and Prof Ibrahim, have seen Arab racism as the curse of Sudan. This terrible virus is claimed to be most virulent in leaders with varying degrees of dark skin and West-African tribal marks—the Janjaweed.

Commentators on genocide in Rwanda have noted that Hutus with Tutsi mothers were often the most brutal in killing Tutsis. They were apparently anxious to prove the authenticity of their Hutu ethnic nationalism. This situation remains a critical challenge to those working on building national unity in Sudan.
The vast crowds that turned up to welcome John Garang as a hero into Khartoum (after the signing of the peace according ending the civil war in Southern Sudan in 2005), suggests, however, that the quest for justice, freedom and dignity was a more powerful force than shades of skin colour in Sudan.
The positive value of the charge brought by the International Court of Justice in The Hague against Al Bashir is that it has opened a crack for sunlight to shine through the dark clouds of Al Bashir’s official terrorism against Sudan’s helpless peasants for over two decades.
Even if the light does not owe itself to a newly found love for Sudan’s tortured millions by American, Canadian, German, French, British, Indian, Chinese, Russian oil companies and their home governments, it still opens a desperately needed window of hope for a return to the culture of vibrant democratic pluralism that once made Sudan a beacon of hope for oppressed peoples all across Africa.
It is the fall of Al Bashir’s terrorism at the grassroots; authoritarianism against politicised urban populations and cynical manipulation of Islam to kill freedom, justice, economic and human development in Darfur, Southern Sudan, the Red Sea areas and lands along the Egyptian border that will end the disaster in Sudan.
If locking up El Bashir and his cohorts will open the political skies over Sudan, it would be welcome by the silent and oppressed majority of her peoples. The African Union should hear their heartbeats and sighs for sunlight.
Abuja-based Okello Oculi is a commentator on African issues
Africa Insight is an initiative of the Nation Media Group’s Africa Media Network Project

http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=39&newsid=128002

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Bush has called the (Arab racism) situation in Darfur genocide

February 20, 2008

Bush has called the (Arab racism) situation in Darfur genocide
dailymail ^ | 02,19,08

At genocide site, Bush urges world action to stop bloodshed in Africa Daily Mail – Charleston, WV (February 19, 2008) Bush has called the situation in Darfur genocide… At least 200000 have been killed in the five-year campaign by militias supported by Sudan’s Arab-dominated government against black African communities …

Read more at http://www.dailymail.com/APHeadline/200802190547

Text of Libyan Leader’s speech via Media at African Summit – Arab racism

February 10, 2008

Text of Libyan Leader’s speech via Media at African Summit – Arab racism

Why is there a racist position from the Arabs? Our African brothers have their justification.First they consider Arabs immigrants from the Arab peninsula who came and occupied North Africa as they came and occupied Andulsia, the Mediterranean, southern Italy and elsewhere. The second thing, the Arabs not only accused but condemned by contributing to the slave trade in Africa and I announced this and recognised and condemned it strongly. I consider it a shame in the history of the Arabs especially the Arabs in Africa. In the Arab peninsula they treat the blacks as they treat slaves although slavery has no connection with the colour. The slave may be white, black or yellow and the Arabs contributed to hunting the Africans in the jungle as the Americans and the Europeans did. In fact the Arabs practised far worse racism than the racism of the West.

The West shipped blacks and used them like animals, muels, donkeys, camels and horses. As a physical muscle to cover swamps and pave the roads and build a new America and Europe. The Arabs however practised another racism: individualistic racism. They did not use them in such projects but they sold Africans and they processed them individually. The effects of this are still in Libya today and I am fighting such effects. We find that even in Libya social effects and I am against it and it should be abrogated. When there is a social event they bring a black family to cook the food. Why not a white family? If a white family wants to get a reward or money or knows how to cook why not a white family? Why should they only look for a black family to cook the food? Cooking could be done by a white or a black person. But this is the remains of existing Arab racism and we recognise it. When they bring folkloric groups they must be Libyan blacks. Why are the whites not the ones who beat the drums at such festivities. This is shameful and should be changed and it is the remains of racism that they practise. This is the racist culture of the Arabs. The Africans are aware of this and they know that the Arabs despise this race. They sold it and contributed to slavery. This is one of the things that made them that the Arabs should not assume a post. The position in the end is a racist position. The Arabs were initially racists and now the other Africans who are not Arabs are racist against the Arabs existing now.
The other issue that the Arabs in one period had a misunderstanding or shortsightedness during the phase of the liberation of Africa when they stood by the feudals and the sultans who were of Arab origin and sided with the Islamic communities. I mean the Islamic minorities in Africa. And no onw warned them against this mistake save Ahmed Ben Bella when he went to Jamal Abdel Nasser and told him Mr President there is a wrong strategic position exercised by yourself or by Egypt or by the Arabs. What is is? He told him you are making a broadcast inciting Muslims in Zanzibar and Tanjanika and Abyssinia and that region. But the Arabs there are feudals. They are sultans and kings and they are the remains of the old society and these countries want to get liberated. Then if you are attacking Nyere because the feudals in Zanzibar are against Nyere he is a liberation hero, an African hero. All African liberation movements are in Dar Es Salam.

Abdul Naser understood this and said correct and therefore there was a historic and strategic meeting between Jamal Abdul Naser and Nyere to liberate Africa and combat colonialism and racism. Revolutions that took place in Africa especially the socialist progressive revolutions, confronted the sultans, the remains of the Arab sultans, the sheikhs and the feduals who used to occupy vast areas of land enslave people and exercise slavery on blacks to the extent that during that period they asked leaders of the founding fathers of African Unity to deprive the Arabs from being members of the organisation. The Organisation of the African Union should be confined to sub-saharan Africa. Why? They said because the Arabs are racists.
This belief still exists today to a degree that when we say for instance Ali Tereki who is Libyan Arab to be president of the African Union Commission it arouses surprise. Some African leaders are surprised. They say, how, how? It means something new that breaks the custom that we made. The custom that there is a position against the Arabs.

If this takes place, let us suppose that they don’t accept Ali Tereki in Addis Ababa now it means, no doubt a racist position. There is no justification save a racist position. Why Al Tereki is the one to fill the vacuum after Konari? I mean Konari was head of state and he became chairman of the commission. After we removed Konari and replace him with another unknown official, no matter how he was, Konari would leave behind a big vacuum in the African Union Commission and this vacuum must be filled.

Tereki is a veteran, a skilled person, experienced, known by all the Africans. He specialises in Africa and is the best person to assume this post. But they say to you he is from North Africa from the Arabic speaking. We are not accustomed for one from this group to head the OAU or the African Union Commission.

This is the secret behind the surprise now. They were shocked when we presented this name. All of them were shocked. They said we are not accustomed to this. They said a black person is supposed to be the chairman of the commission. Obviously there was a racist culture existing from the Arabs against the Africans and from black Africans against Arabs from the days of Houphuet-Boigny and the days of Singaore.

On the other hand the Arabs were biased to their culture against the African culture. Ben Bella managed to take such a stand and directed this orientation in the right direction and Abdul Nasser was convinced by the explanations of Ben Bella and he reorganised his policies in Africa and played a very important role in Africa and in their unity. He helped the peoples and the liberation movement and played a very important role in Africa, their unity and helping the liberation movements. Egypt played a prominent role in the liberation of Africa.

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