By STEVEN STALINSKY
October 19, 2005
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With the backing of the Arabdominated government of Sudan, nomadic Arab militias have been committing genocide against the mainly Muslim tribes people of Darfur since 2003. An editorial in the Washington Post on August 12, 2005, titled "Arabian Shame," criticized wealthy governments throughout the world for not properly giving aid to Darfur - while America had given 53% of all donations.
The editorial was especially critical of oil-rich Arab countries: "This Arab indifference is shameful. The victims of Sudan's worst crisis, in Darfur, are Muslim, and aid to non-Muslim southern Sudan is essential. ... Arabs have every reason to care about Sudan, and yet they have done far less than remote non-Muslim countries."
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