DR Congo… Rwanda Rerun

// November 13th, 2008 // Blog

I've been reading about the Rwandan Genocide for the past hour… I can't describe how I feel right now. My guts… feel liquid.

To think that anyone in power could sit back and allow anything close to that to happen again… words fail me.

Maybe this time, it's not about ethnic genocide.
Maybe it's just about diamonds and coal.

But right now, dark-skinned women are having to make a choice:
Stay in squalid camps and let their babies starve.
Or return to rebel-controlled lands and face gang rape.
Some have already faced both.

Subhanallah… how?

How do they sleep?
How do they sip their morning coffee?
Kiss their wives on the cheek, and pat their children goodbye.
Sit in leather-clad offices.
And do absolutely nothing to stop this madness.

I… just don't know what to say.

Sign the Avaaz Petition: STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF CONGO

Make dua. Now. Please.

3 Responses to “DR Congo… Rwanda Rerun”

  1. Organica says:

    La ilah Ila Allah.

  2. imtheonlyme says:

    i know it makes you feel sick to know that poeple where killed in masses because of their skin colour. It was black killing black. Horrid!

  3. Y.S. says:

    salaam, why the reference to “dark skinned women”?
    Also, you mention “anyone in power could allow something close to that to happen again”…that’s interesting b/c there are so many conflicts of interest that that’s exactly what’s going to happen. Intervention is not the solution if the core issues are not resolved. The East and the West needs to leave Africans alone if there are only advancing their economic gains. As for Africans, it might be time to sort out our issues and start compromising on things.

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