Ethnic cleansing of Black Muslims by Arab Janjaweed
August 5, 2004
We are silent spectators of a demise of a vision, that of true
egalitarianism and fraternity enjoined within the Prophet's
last sermon. "Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab!" The
Prophet's wisdom and teaching, binding for all times, has
been indifferently ignored by the Islamic world:
just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred,
so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred
trust. All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority
over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an
Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor does a black
any superiority over white except by piety and good action."
the latest tragedy that the world has just woken up too, has
from long-standing tensions between nomadic Arab tribes
their African neighbours over water and farmland. It is a
conflict between Muslims but the manner of its conduct has brought
to the Islamic world. Dotted alongside the charred Sudanese
locations are unharmed, populated and functioning Arab settlements.
some locations, the distance between a destroyed Fur (black
village and an Arab village is less than 500 meters. The Arab killers
and rapists in Darfur are Muslims, and so are the victims -- Black
African farmers.The Arab street has displayed a striking indecisiveness
when ever it has come to the fate of non Arab Muslims and considered
the fate of non-Arab Muslims as peripheral to the integral cause
of Arab nationalism.
In Bosnia, the Serbian minority rapidly gained the upper hand
against the Muslims with arms supplied mainly by the government
Serbia. Despite significant humanitarian and military support to
the Bosnians from non-governmental organizations and individuals
in the Arab world, Arab politicians maintained their cozy ties
They viewed Milosevic not as the mastermind
behind the cold-blooded massacre of 7000 Muslim men in Saberenca
but the savior of the crumbling Yugoslav republic. The steady flow
of Yugoslav arms to the Arab world was of greater importance than
the fate of distant Muslims in the far-away Balkan region.
Now whilst the Arab press is hysterical over civilian casualties
in Iraq it flagrantly ignores the genocide of Muslim population
in Sudan. In this case it is Arabic northerners who are systematically
wiping out the black Muslims in the Darfur region. It is hard to
think of a more blasphemous act for a Muslim than to consciously
defy the edict of the Prophet. But in Sudan this has been going
on for the more than a decade.
Whilst the Arab street affirms its
Arab nationalism and hatred for America, with headlines such as
"America will pay the price sooner that it thinks. There are no
American injustice and highhandedness. Despite its power and tyranny
America will not win because it has no humanitarian values."
comes to an enquiring mind is where were these condemnations for
Saddam, 5,000 dead in the chemical attack on Halabja in a single
day, or Assad, 30,000 shelled to death in Hama, or pretty much
any other autocratic Arab ruler.
Some Arab governments led by despots
-- and their press and public -- should first practice moral judgment
on themselves and each
other, before turning their outrage on the United States. And,
before they grumble about a new-fangled intimidating colonialism,
they should first show they're competent to govern themselves by
some means other than torment and carnage.
While the Muslim world
has suffered, they have blamed everyone but themselves. This state
of denial and extreme "hypocrisy" means Muslims are
ill-equipped to deal with problems of endemic terrorism. In the
Islamic terminology, the word "Hypocrisy" is a substitute
for "Nifaq". This word Nifaq has been mentioned in the Qur'an thirty-one
(31) times in different forms.
"The hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the fire-no
helper will thou find for them;-" (4:145)
This "gross hypocrisy"
resident within mainstream mores of Islamic polity has led the
nation of Islam into a collective
rage of vanity and powerlessness. The enemy within is rarely ever
found to be the culprit, the deviation from injunctions so explicitly
enjoined is leading us to a decay. There is no moral equivalence
of crimes against humanity.
To rub salt on the wounds Arab League issued a statement "reaffirming
the 'Arab states' solidarity with the sisterly Republic
of Sudan and their keenness to preserve its territorial integrity
and sovereignty and reinforce all peace initiatives started by
the Sudanese government with the international and regional parties."
express support for a rogue government that has been the instigator
in this unfortunate tragedy is not only disappointing but true
to form for these Islamic regimes. While we loudly condemn Israel,
why are we hushed when Islamic regimes slaughter thousands of Muslims
and eradicate their presence from the face of the planet? Does
any "League" cares about rights of the black Muslims
The present cycle of horror and devastation in
Sudan continues to prompt more concern in Western countries than
in the Arab world.
Sudan was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the U.N.
Human Rights Commission. What a reward to Sudan's government active
support to the Arab Janjaweed militia's ferocious intent to make
Darfur, in the west of Sudan, "Zurga-free". They have
been largely successful and to compound their sin the Janjaweed
milita have been massacring fleeing exile population, sparing no
man, woman or children. The Arabic militants' quest to rid
Darfur of the darker-skinned Black population is every respect
a throwback to systematic ethnic cleansing.
None of the Muslim parliaments
have articulated a single utterance of denunciation, the credit
goes to the United States Congress
who declared the killings of tens of thousands of black civilians
by Arab militias in Sudan's Darfur region amount to genocide
and urged the president, George Bush, to call the situation in
Sudan "by its rightful name". America willingness to
stand up to the injustice in Bosnia, Kosovo Albania and now Darfur
is in sharp contrast to the reluctance of the Arab world to stand
up and show solidarity for their fellow non-Arab Muslims.
Undoubtedly it is the plight of contemporary
Muslims aggravated by "vicious global" meddling in Muslim affairs
has made both Islam and America a victim of radical Muslims. The
term "Rip Van Winkle" of a nation fits the present definition
of the state of Islamic nations oblivious to social change and "frozen
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