Saving the slaves
International groups of Good Samaritans travel to the Sudan-Darfur region to offer help to slaves who now have nowhere else to go.
* Â A HIGH-RANKING commander who armed and led Janjaweed militiamen in attacks on hundreds of villages in Darfur has come forward to say he did so at the behest of the Sudanese Government.
* Â Mr Idries’s account is both chilling and convincing in its detailed description of a campaign by ferocious horsemen who despised the Darfuris as racial inferiors. It also outlines a clearly thought-out campaign of ethnic cleansing.
* Â He said: “When we entered a village we were to steal and loot whatever we could. As for the water wells, we put sand in and blocked them. We cut down trees and burnt villages. We wanted to force the population out of their areas and give them no chance to live there again.”
Sudan and slavery are invisible to the Western world. Few if any American journalists are telling the slaves’ stories. Why does CSI go into Sudan? Because no one else will. It’s remote, it’s hot, and it’s desolate, with no electricity, running water or cellphone or Internet service in most places.
Some of the group of slaves being helped by abolitionists raise their hands after Dr. John Eibner of CSI International asked how many of them had been beaten by their masters. (Tamara Banks, Special to The Denver Post)
* Never to be seen: Race- hucksters Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson
And, let’s face it. These victims are black. Politically, Darfur is in bed with China, which is in bed with the United States. Slavery in Sudan is a three-pronged issue: race, religion and politics.
So why should Americans care?
Because the Sudanese are human beings.
If slavery and genocide can go unchallenged on the other side of the world, it will continue to fester, and then when it comes knocking on our own door here in the U.S., in Denver, we will have only ourselves to blame.
There may be tens of thousands of slaves still in captivity in Darfur. If after you read this you decide to do nothing, then at least you can not say you didn’t know.