Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Sudan:
No Blacks Left To Kill


From London Independent columnist, Johann Hari:


The first genocide of the twenty-first century is drawing to an end
There are no black people left to cleanse or kill

At last, some good news from Darfur: the holocaust in western Sudan is nearly over. There’s only one problem – it’s drawing to an end only because there are no black people left to cleanse or kill.

The National Islamic Front government has culled over 400,000 “Zurga” – a word which translates best as “niggers” – and driven two million more from their homes in its quest to make western Sudan “Zurga-free”.

Their racist Janjaweed militias would love to carry on rampaging and raping, but the black villages have all been burned down and the women have all been raped with “Arab seed” to “destroy their race from within” – what’s a poor militiaman to do?

The first genocide of the twenty-first century has proceeded without a hitch, and the genocidaires have won.

Some of the survivors have washed up on Britain’s shores. Adam Hussein now lives in Doncaster. He explains, “My father was a teacher and my brother was working in a gold mine. We had a small shop in the town and a farm too. In Darfur, people are very kind. Even if you have nothing you can live with other people who help you.”

One day last year, he was out with his uncle and sister when “suddenly we saw an aeroplane come through the town and start bombing. After a few minutes, we saw the Janjaweed, who attacked my sister and uncle and… they died. I saw them catch other young girls and rape them.”

Adam was tossed into jail by the Janjaweed as part of their pogrom. He only escaped by luck, and scrambled to catch a boat which ended up in London.

The primary responsibility for this holocaust lies, of course, with the National Islamic Front government in Khartoum. For decades, they treated Darfur in western Sudan as a nothing more than a source of loyal Muslim conscripts to fight in their civil war against Christians in the South. The “Zurga” were good enough to use as cannon fodder – to die in their hundreds of thousands fighting in a futile war – but not good enough to be allowed into government or to have any public funds spent on them.

When in 2003 the “Zurga” staged a minor rebellion against decades of being treated like this, Khartoum reacted with staggering ferocity. They unleashed the Janjaweed militias – a fancy term for men on horseback with knives and machine guns – and backed their raids up with helicopter gunships.

As the violence grew more and more wild, the hardliners in Khartoum saw this as an opportunity. Darfur sits on the geographical faultline between Arab Africa and black Africa, and since the 1980s Khartoum’s Islamists have longed to “completely Arabize our part of Africa” and drive the “inferior” black population out. This was their chance.


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