Sudan Ethnic Cleansing Begins Again

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In the 1990s, the National Congress Party (NCP) government of Sudan, then known as the National Islamic Front (NIF), attempted to exterminate the black African Christians, Muslims, and followers of traditional religions in South Sudan and the Nuba Mountains. The militia came obscenely close to accomplishing its goal. Over 2.5 million people died in those regions, and over 5 million were displaced from their homes in the genocidal jihad to establish Sudan as sub-Saharan Africa’s model Arab Islamic state. Now, less than a month before South Sudan officially separates from the Islamic Republic of Sudan and becomes Africa’s 54th nation, ethnic cleansing has begun again in the Nuba Mountains, now known by its Arab name “South Kordofan.”

Beginning on June 5, 2011, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) of the NCP and the Popular Defense Forces (PDF), an Islamic militia comprised of Misseriya Arabs known as the “Al Qaeda of Sudan,” launched an attack, a war of extermination, in the Nuba Mountains. The attack began just two hours after the NCP signed a ceasefire agreement with northern representatives of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM). In his June 16 testimony before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights, Ambassador Roger Winter, former State Department special representative on Sudan, told members of Congress that “throughout South Kordofan reports of gratuitous violence by SAF and their allies are now the norm.” Winter warned that once again, “Nuba are positioned for liquidation by Khartoum forces.”

The extent of the racism demonstrated by the Arab Islamic regime is breathtaking, but seems to evoke no outrage from those who condemn racism even when it does not exist. John Ashworth, advisor to the Sudan Ecumenical Forum and long-time Sudan expert, confirms that black African Nuba are being targeted by the northern military and Arab militias. “They are being hunted down for their ethnicity,” he said. Khartoum, the north’s stronghold, is attempting to completely replace the Nuba Mountains’ Nuba people with Misseriya Arabs. Professor Eric Reeves, author of A Long Day’s Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur Genocide, provided the following grim details to The New Republic on June 20:

Another Nuba resident of Kadugli told Agence France-Presse that he had been informed by a member of the PDF that his forces had been provided plenty of weapons and ammunition, and a standing order: “He said that they had clear instructions: just sweep away the rubbish. If you see a Nuba, just clean it up. … He told me he saw two trucks of people with their hands tied and blindfolded, driving out to where diggers were making holes for graves on the edge of town.” There have been several more reports, so far unconfirmed, of mass graves in and around Kadugli.

Unless the U.S. government and the world community intervene, Khartoum will finish what it started two decades ago. Many fear this would just be the beginning. Already there have also been egregious attacks on another one of the disputed border areas, Abyei, and Southern Blue Nile State is also vulnerable to attack. Looking at Khartoum’s past actions against the Nuba demonstrates the lengths to which this regime will go to racially cleanse these lands of those to whom the territory belongs: the black African groups.

During the so-called civil war, both Christian and Muslim Nuba men fought bravely alongside the southerners in the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). The SPLA was fighting to defend the people who were targeted by Khartoum, and to resist the imposition of Sharia, or Islamic law, on all of the country. Winter explains that the SPLA was “attracted by the SPLM’s vision of a ‘New Sudan’ in which people from all walks of life, regardless of race or religion, could benefit equally.” As a result of its siding with South Sudan, the Sudanese government Islamists declared the Muslims of the Nuba Mountains “apostate” and issued a fatwa against them. Since they were no longer considered Muslim, they were targets for extermination, along with the Christians.

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  • Joel Raupe

    How many weapons in this pogrom are newly supplied the U.S. through the "Arab Spring" regime (and Iran) in Cairo?

  • StephenD

    Remember, our POTUS granted a "waiver" to Sudan for them to continue to receive aid from our tax dollars even if they use Child Soldiers. How can this be justified? Why was it done at all? To this day, I haven't seen anything on this issue. Who do you think would use Child Soldiers, the Islamists or the Southern Sudanese Christians? This was a calculated move to assist them in their genocidal purge. This granting of a waiver is straight up EVIL.

    • johnnywoods

      Remember who POTUS is. His name is Barak al Obama. Need I say more?

  • BS77

    Sudan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Gaza, Libya, Syria, Iran, Iraq……..what's the difference???….medieval barbarians running some of the most hideous countries on earth….It is pitiful to see the horrors of Darfur continuing while the worthless UN does nothing.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Actually the UN is not doing nothing, it is helping in the massacre……….W

  • Naram-Sin

    Apparently, the media and Obama administration beleive that there is nothing to see here. So, we should move on to greater evils, like Sarah Palin, and the Israelies not agreeing to be murdered. The Islamists will continue to commit attrocities where ever and when ever they are permited to do so. As per Mohammad's wonderful example, they only stop when opposed by supperior force and remain dormant only so long as the threat remains.

    The price of peace and freedom is eternal vigilence.

    • Marie

      Well said.

  • LindaRivera

    "And some UNMIS troops even openly declared to the Nuba that they were there to complete the jihad against infidels." UN troops? Give them their real name: UN Soldiers for Global Jihad. It is inexcusable that American, UK, European, and other non-Muslim nations' peoples are forced to finance jihad with Muslim UN troops against non-Muslim innocents.

    It is immoral to send in Muslim UN troops to a non-Muslim country or area. Non Muslims are viciously attacked by UN Muslim troops. This fact should be reported to the entire world. There must be no more victims of UN Muslim Jihadist troops.

    • johnnywoods

      They are not forced to support these incompetent fools at the UN but choose to do so. I say US quite funding the UN and send them packing to some tropical paradise like Uganda. See how the like it there without our money to support them.

  • LindaRivera

    Muslim UN jihadist troops must never be allowed in non-Muslim countries or areas. Non-Muslims must have the basic human right of protection!

    It is extremely disgusting that America is fighting wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, (and now Libya). We are HATED infidels and not wanted in those countries! America set up Islamic sharia as the law of the land in Iraq and Afghanistan. A very sad reason for our young military to give their lives for.

    Whilst America engages in multiple wars, severely persecuted Black Christians and Muslims of Nuba/South Sudan, the victims of cruel jihad are ALLOWED to suffer. America and the nations have a MORAL obligation to provide military training and heavily arm and provide every weapon of war to the Black Christians and Muslims of Nuba/South Sudan.

    Whatever is required to prevent the intended genocide by Islamic Khartoum of the Black Christians and Muslims of Nuba/South Sudan must be done!

  • LindaRivera

    The people who made the decision to use Egyptian Muslim UN soldiers have great guilt. It is well known that Arab Muslims are EXTREMELY RACIST against Black people. But even worse than that, it was obvious, that as Muslims, the Egyptians would be on the side of Islamic Khartoum, and would NOT defend the Black Christians and their Muslim allies. The only conclusion that can be made is that the Egyptian Muslim UN soldiers were chosen for the very specific purpose of oppressing and persecuting the Black African Christians and their Muslim allies. Chosen to wage jihad.

  • LindaRivera

    I fervently hope that world wide huge street protests will be organized quickly. G-D forbid, that another genocide of innocents will be perpetrated as world leaders turn a blind eye to suffering, horrific atrocities and barbaric mass murders at the hands of cruel Muslims.

  • BS77

    Perhaps the West will finally wake up…….yawn……

  • johnnywoods

    How about Black leaders in America like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Calypso Louie, Eric Holder and our "Fearless Leader"? Their silence is deafening.

  • Eraina

    it is amazing to me that so many of the Christian churches in the West (Methodists, Presbyterians, Catholic) find the time, energy and need to lambast Israel for defending itself but say not one word about the violence to Christians by Moslem Arabs in Africa. What hypocrites.

  • AppleAnnie

    There is a Catholic Bishop Gasiss that has been working for 30 years to help the people in S Sudan. He's built hospitals, schools and water wells. His "church" diocese is in the mountain area. Muslims from the north have, as this article points out, re-invaded the border area of S. Sudan. Mostly for the oil. In addition, they want the mountain area where Bishop Gasiss works, shepherds and lives with his people. Please keep Bishop Gasiss in your prayers as well as all Christian missionaries in S. Sudan. It's a shame. No one cares a wit about these people, the S. Sudanese or the missionaries.

  • guest

    AppleAnnie…I care. I care alot. I will pray for them. May our political leaders gain the Lord's wisdom, and begin to address this horrific situation. Before it's too late.

  • MargaretSanger

    Why does the author mention Islam in this? When a Muslim kills or terrorizes, he/she is no longer a Muslim. There is no such thing as Radical Islam.

  • link

    Would somebody explain this article in a better term. I read twice, and i still was not able to grasp the concept.