Rusty Humphries: What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Darfur
George Clooney wasnít at the Oscars Sunday night. Where was he? Apparently, Clooney was in Darfur - and he was planning to report back to President Obama about his trip. So far, so good; there are many issues in Darfur that need to be addressed right now. Thereís only one problem: Clooney and the Hollywood phonies donít want to address the real problems in the region.
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Last year, I decided to find out the truth about Darfur. I had the opportunity to go to the region to help with humanitarian aid. It was an eye-opening, horrendous experience.
First, the history you wonít hear from Clooney and his ilk. Darfur is a region in Sudan. About 30 years ago the Arab Muslims in the north decided they that wanted to implement Sharia law throughout the entire country. The problem was that there are a lot of people in Sudan who arenít interested in Sharia law: the folks in the south are generally black Christians. So the Muslims started a war in which about 2 million people were killed or displaced.
The Arabs in the north enslaved many of the blacks from the south ó a barbaric practice which continues to this day. Today, the war is at a stalemate. South Sudan is working on a cession plan. The citizens of southern Sudan are much poorer than those in the north because oil revenues tend to be given much more freely to those who follow Mohammad.
But not everyone who follows Mohammed gets a slice of the pie. As the fighting in the south began to subside, the desperately poor people in the region known as Darfur - largely black Muslims ó wanted to get some help too. Oil was found in Darfur, and the black Muslim citizens of Darfur asked the Arab Muslim government in Khartoum if they could share in the newly-discovered oil wealth.
The Arab Muslim government answered quickly and forcefully: hell no! And because the black Muslims in Darfur had the nerve to question their Arab Muslim brothers, they were declared kuffar - ingrates and rejecters. The Arab Muslims labeled them less than human, which means that they are now allowed to be slaughtered and enslaved.
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