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When Discussing Violent Religious Persecution in Sudan, NEVER Say “Islam”

Posted on July 14 2010 2:00 pm
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Not having had a chance to read NewsReal yesterday until the evening (that pesky income producing job keeps getting in the way), but belatedly armed with an “Islamic” post that I was planning on submitting for review, it was interesting to see – in three prior posts from the same day – how tentative (and frightened) we infidels are when it comes to dealing with this growing pox on humanity.

Whether it’s a video of Glenn Beck tossing out the usual bromide about Radical Islam being a perversion of good ol’ “regular” Islam; a heartbreaking article about a woman who did stand tall, recanted, and lived to regret it anyway; or a story about “another” religion that commits honor killings, because, hey, it’s easier to talk about people who won’t kill us than religious fanatics who will – it all bleeds down to the same bottom line:

The followers of Allah want to destroy us. Period.

Well, add another weird twist to the list. In a July 12th op-ed in The New York Times (In Sudan, War Is Around The Corner), authors Dave Eggers and John Pendergrast manage to weave a tale about the looming civil war in that country without ever once (really!) using the word “Muslim” or anything close to it.

Anyone with even a semi-operational Cerebellum knows that President Omar al-Bashir has been leading a Mohammad-style cleansing operation since he came to power in 1989, pitting Muslims from the North of his country against Christians and Animists from the south. Eggers and Pendergrast acknowledge this in a sense, but couch their verbiage in political terms, discussing “carrots and sticks” and other legal maneuvers, such as:

“…placing sanctions on key ruling party officials, blocking debt relief from the International Monetary Fund, supporting International Criminal Court arrest warrants (including the one issued on Monday for Sudan’s president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, for three counts of genocide in Darfur), tightening the United Nations arms embargo and providing further support to the south.”

They never get to the actual reason all these troubles exist in the 1st place, and why they won’t go away, no matter how many criminal or financial penalties are sought against the regime in Khartoum:

The aggressors are Muslim. The victims are not. Sanctions ain’t gonna work, boys!

Not everyone is so politically correct. In an article from way back in 2002 (from an admitted “Christian” perspective) we read, with shock and outrage, what happens to women who don’t wear the Hijab in this incredibly backward country:

“Villagers in several areas of the northeast Upper Nile region say that when women are captured by government forces they are asked: ‘Are you Christian or Muslim?’

“Women who answer ‘Muslim’ are set free, but typically soldiers gang-rape those who answer ‘Christian’ then cut off their breasts and leave them to die as an example for others.”

As Mark Tapson so eloquently states in his own Tuesday post, we can no longer be silent about the many diabolical faces of the “Religion of Peace”:

“…it is vital that Americans stand united and push back against the Islamists’ violent assault on free speech. The handful like Molly Norris must not face this alone. We must all be Molly Norris.”

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