A harrowing tragedy is taking place where innocent Christians, Muslims and indigenous Africans are fighting with all their might against a raging Jihad.
The world is silent, unexplainably.
Silent no more.
Getting information on the genocide of 1 million people should not be this difficult. It is though. It IS very difficult. Journalists have been forbidden to enter the Sudan to report on the million Sudanese either slaughtered or chemically wiped off the face of the earth.
Why then? Why did President Obama with only a week left in his presidency make the decision to lift sanctions and open up trade with Sudan? The only country in the world with a sitting president wanted for genocide by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
There is nothing to gain by lifting sanctions and a "warming" of relations with human rights criminal, Bashir.
Nearly six years after South Sudan became the world's newest country (July 11, 2011), border disputes and conflict are torching the land, and the souls of innocent lives.
The land and the people are distinct, speak different languages, often belong to unrelated language groups. They are only 1 million living in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan state, in Sudan. What they have in common is their suffering.
The world's unexplained silence over the human tragedy in the Nuba Mountains will haunt those who take the time to learn more -- the harrowing murder of Muslims and Christians who are part of the genocidal Jihad against Christian Nubians and Moderate Muslims.
The war in Sudan began in 1983 until the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed on January 9, 2005 with independence vote set for July 9, 2011. The vote on July 9, 2011 succeeded the south into Africa's newest country, the Republic of South Sudan. The capital is located in Juba. The Nuba Mountains are geographically in the north area called South Kordofan.
The people of the Nuba Mountains were not aligned with SHARIA LAW nor the ARABIC LANGUAGE but were not made part of the agreement for a South Sudan.
Since June 2011 a war has raged between the Government of Sudan (North) headed by President Omar al Bashir, and the Sudanese People's Liberation Army- North, commanded by Abdel Aziz Adam al - Hillu. They are demanding self determination.
In 2011, President Bashir announced a plan to implement Sharia Law across Sudan. Many Nuba, comprised of Muslims, Christians and indigenous African clan wanted to part of the Sharia.
In early June 2011 war broke out between the Nuba and Khartoum government of Sudan.
President Bashir has banned journalists and humanitarian aid organizations from entering the area. Journalists who have written about the tragedy have done so after crossing at great risk.
Described as a conflict between Arab Jihadists in the North fighting African blacks in the south, or a conflict on race and ethnicity. It is a genocide; a cleansing of ethnicity that is not Arab.
Political and economic power in Sudan has historically been in the hands of a northern, Arabised elite. Since independence, the country's marginalised communities have tried to resist that domination.
Currently, there is a fragile "cease fire" on the Nuba people -- a lifting of sanctions framework includes a 90 day period of no conflict. A ceasefire seems to be holding.
In the Nuba Mountains, a range covering roughly 64 km wide by 145 long (40 by 90 miles) spanning 19,000 square miles, there are minerals -- iron ore, gypsum, salt, cement and phosphate. Commodities that if mined by Khartoum will fuel Bashir's Jihad for years to come.
The Queen Esther Project.org is dedicating time and resources to a "Line of Life" campaign -- gearing up for a strategic initiative to bring rice, beans, medical, and other basic needs to villages. This campaign is urgently needed and must be carried out with the humanitarians working in other African regions and bypassing the Khartoum government.
In the midst of this human rights crisis is an aspiring, and inspirational, university where survivors of Darfur and Nuba, and Blue Nile are finally able to engage in higher learning. The brain child of Darfur survivor, Juma Sefedin, KUSH UNIVERSITY is defying the odds, educating the leaders for a semi autonomous region of Nuba and Blue Nile, Sudan.
The milestones of success are being paved with blood, sweat and tears in the Nuba Mountains. The cries of Orphaned children who parents were beheaded, burned, raped, and captured in front of their eyes equals the deafening silence from the civilized world.
Please join us as a Guardian of Humanity -- Save A Life And Save The World.
Lisa E. Benson, CEO & Executive Director, The Queen Esther Project
Counter-Terrorism & Foreign Policy Analyst & Commentator
Posted on 03/20/2017 at 11:03 PM
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