Archive for the ‘Genocide’ Category

Not the Time for Vainglorious Victory Laps

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Sorry, I can’t get into the spirit of the Obama presidential victory laps. President George W. Bush gravely mishandled the Middle East, but President Obama made it even worse by generating a power vacuum into which ISIS jumped. Christians and Yazidis were left substantially undefended for too long, and sacrificed for the dubious Iran nuclear deal. We now see genocide destroying ancient civilizations. So now is not exactly the time for vainglorious self-congratulations.

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Is ISIS Enslaving Captured Women?

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Disturbing pictures are appearing on Twitter and elsewhere of women being led away, and women enchained–




It is difficult to attribute these photos, which apparently came from separate sources, but the tweets which distributed the photos attributed the slave market to ISIS.

Elsewhere, India Times reports that two women were stoned to death in Syria, and states that hundreds of women under the age of 35 are being detained in schools near Mozul.

This CNN commentary contains a report that ISIS is enslaving women.

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Those Who Fund Violence Should Forfeit Their Wealth

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Petrodollars have placed Middle Eastern factionalism on the world’s center stage, and have resurrected an ascendant Persian empire in opposition. These two Middle Eastern regional forces are bombing each other for dominance in several factional and sectarian uprisings that have spread into Africa. The rest of the world is bankrolling this conflict by enriching the bankers of violence. No military action can stop this process in an of itself.

One way to reduce conflict in the Middle East and Africa therefore is to turn down its throttle — to systematically over time reduce the oligarchic concentration of wealth that is fueling the conflict. This reduction involves minimizing the flow of the world’s dollars to the bad actors.

Those who fund violence should pay a heavy financial price–the loss of their wealth–for doing so.

It’s time for the rest of the world to ride a bike, buy a hybrid, or take the bus, and for the petrodollar-funded financial sponsors of regional conflicts to be publicly identified and denied resources through every means of economic differentiation and penalty available, from consumer boycotts even to the point of having their wealth seized or embargoed by the international community. The international information economy could help realize such a strategy.

Such a strategy may not reduce the will to violence, but may reduce its means.

The fuel of violence must be made the most costly fuel of all.

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An Urgent Petition to Classify a Murderous Group as Terrorist

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

The Jubilee Campaign has put out a call for the US Government to classify the violent Nigerian faction Boko Haram as terrorist under US law. The recent 2012 Christmas Eve killing of Nigerian Christians while at worship has been attributed to Boko Haram, as have thousands of other killings.

Concerned citizens have until 12/29/12 to sign a White House petition to classify Boko Haram as terrorist.

Please sign this petition immediately. Thanks!

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Genocide Against Middle-Eastern Christians

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Religious freedom and human rights activist Lord David Alton has penned an article calling the recent attacks on Middle-Eastern Christians in Iraq and Egypt “genocide.”

I have to agree.

David Alton suggests some action items at the end of his article.

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Church Bombing in Egypt

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Words cannot express the revulsion that any civilized person of whatever background must feel at the news of another bombing of a house of worship, the Coptic Orthodox Church of al-Qiddissin (Saints) in Alexandria, Egypt, by Islamic extremists, which killed or injured dozens of persons worshiping on Coptic Christmas Midnight Mass. Here is a separate report.

This bombing follows similar bombings of Christian houses of worship in Iraq, Nigeria, and the Philippines, and numerous bombings of Muslim houses of worship by Islamic extremists in several countries in the past two decades.

Pope Benedict XVI has invited world religious leaders to Assisi in October, 2011 for a World Day of Prayer for Peace.

Governments which fund violent terrorists must bear responsibility, and must cease such funding. Countries which trade with these renegade governments also bear responsibility to pressure the renegades to eliminate the violence.

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Religious Persecution in Eritrea

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Some of the most severe religious persecution on Earth takes place in the country of Eritrea on the Eastern coast of Africa. Unfortunately, these abuses of human freedom have escaped the notice of most mass media.

Reports of the Eritrean imprisonment of Christians in sun-baked metal shipping containers and dungeons–in both cases without sanitation–persist, leading refugees to flee to neighboring countries.

The Institute on Religion and Public Policy stated in its 2009 report on religious persecution in Eritrea that:

“The religious freedom situation in Eritrea is widely recognized by both governmental and non-government actors and agencies to be among the worst in the world.”

Another recent report cites the detention of eleven Christians, and the continued house arrest of Abune Antonios, patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Church deposed by the Marxist Eritrean government in 2007.

Further background details are available in the US State Department 2007 report on religious persecution in Eritrea.

This vicious combination of religious persecution and abusive torture resembles that of the persecution of Catholics under Elizabeth I of England, in which prisoners were similarly cast into unsanitary dungeons or pits.

In the midst of this religious persecution, Eritrea has deepened its ties with Iran, turned away from the UN and other “Western interests,” and sought to support Iran’s nuclear development program.

The first thing that can be done is for the world media to turn their eyes on Eritrea, and to reveal how Iran, Cuba, and other rogue states are supporting this great injustice.

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Maafa 21 – Black Genocide in 21st Century America

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

The film Maafa 21 – Black Genocide in 21st Century America, which links abortion in the African American community to earlier eugenic attempts at genocide, is raising quite a debate.

You can view the trailer or order the movie by going to–

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