Saturday, December 30, 2006

Don't forget Darfur

By: Paul Klaus

It is Christmas time. How lucky we are to be in the United States. There are still needy here and we have drives for food, money and clothing going on now.

But there is still much evil and ignorance in the world. The greatest example is not Iraq; it is Darfur.

Darfur is an area of Sudan where ethnic and religious "cleansing" has been going on for more than three years. It is genocide.

In 2003, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir moved to crush any opposition by unleashing vicious armed militias to slaughter entire villages of its own citizens in the Darfur region. The U.N., NATO and the U.S. have tried to appeal and intervene without invading. (Of course, they have no oil, so the motivation is not there.)

So far more than 400,000 innocent men, women and children have been killed and 2.5 million (about the total population of the metro St Louis area) have been driven from their homes. Read more >>>

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