Essay about Darfur Conflict

1352 Words Apr 22nd, 2013 6 Pages
March 23rd, 2013
The Darfur Conflict The government of Sudan, a country in Northeast Africa, is committing a horrendous crime against humanity. Genocide is raging on in Western Sudan against poor, helpless, innocent people. It is actually the ten year “anniversary” since the beginning of the Darfur conflict and the genocide still continues on. There are over 1.4 million people who still do not have homes to come back to, and the numbers stack higher every day. Bombings have not stopped, as there was one as recent as February 2013. The Darfur conflict in the beginning was just a brewing disaster and it eventually led to the horrendous genocides in the early 2000s due to early settlement disputes, climate change, and radical Islamic
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Al- Bashir encourages and motivates the Janjaweed to kill people and pillage villages in Darfur. He even publicly announced at one point that he would “use the army, police, and Janjaweed to destroy the rebellion” (Levy 38). He is also heavily influenced by an extremist group called the National Islamic Front (NIF) (Levy 38). The state’s attempt to “establish a pure Islamic state involves waging war against it own unarmed civilians” (Begira). It is wrong and cruel to kill all these innocent people in attempt to make a racially and religiously pure state. These crimes are comparable to Adolf Hitler’s actions towards the Jewish community. Hitler killed them to establish a pure Aryan state, just like how Al-Bashir is killing the Africans to establish a pure Arabic and Islamic state. Another comparable action is like how the Nazi’s tried hiding the concentration camps, Khartoum is also trying to conceal the events of genocide by falsifying news reports saying there is peace. The government’s pushing of “Sudan toward fundamentalist Islam was one of the several reasons that many of the African tribes in the South began to resist the government” (Xavier 7). As history shows, you cannot force religion on people. Also, the attacks have been particularly brutal against the people of Darfur. The Janjaweed and government soldiers work together. The Sudan government uses them to “fight local wars cheaply and also to deny it was

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