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Muslims Fight Darfur Hunger

Posted by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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 EL-FASHIR — With projects to lure displaced Darfuris back home, Muslim and Arab aid groups are stepping in to break the cycle of hunger and poverty in Sudan's conflict-ridden Darfur region.

"Muslim governments are increasing their support for relief groups that already exist in Darfur," Dr. Muhammad Hussein Dafallah of the Federal Humanitarian Aid Commission told IslamOnline.net on Friday, June 19.

"This includes groups like the Egyptian Doctors Union, Mercy Malaysia, Kisns Yokmu of Turkey, and the Saudi Red Crescent Society."

The Muslim aid increase came at an appeal by the Sudanese government to fill the gap caused by the expulsion of thirteen foreign aid groups from Darfur.

In March, Khartoum expelled the groups on charges of spying for the International Criminal Court (ICC), which issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.

The Darfur conflict broke out in 2003 when rebels took up arms against the Khartoum regime accusing it of discrimination.

The UN says over 300,000 have died as a result of conflict, disease and malnutrition and 2,5 million have been displaced.

The Sudanese government says that 10,000 have died.

No independent inquiry has been made to date.

In a major change, US special envoy to Sudan J. Scott Gration said Wednesday, June 17, that the US administration no longer sees the Darfur conflict as a genocide.

http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1245343071062&pagename=Zone-English-News/NWELayout#**1

by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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MrsRStewart
by Bronze Member on Jun. 21, 2009 at 10:12 PM

In a major change, US special envoy to Sudan J. Scott Gration said Wednesday, June 17, that the US administration no longer sees the Darfur conflict as a genocide.

Why?  What changed over in Darfur that it is no longer genocide?  Our President said it, therefore it must be true? 


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tericared
by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 10:25 PM


Quoting MrsRStewart:

In a major change, US special envoy to Sudan J. Scott Gration said Wednesday, June 17, that the US administration no longer sees the Darfur conflict as a genocide.

Why?  What changed over in Darfur that it is no longer genocide?  Our President said it, therefore it must be true? 

Atleast some of the Muslim governments are stepping up to the plate,,,,,

Gypsyuma
by Gold Member on Jun. 22, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Even if Muslims countries do help out, do you really think that is something that western media is going to publicize?

That would not fit into the master plan to make all Muslims look like sadistic jihadis.


 

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