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Darfur

You may be interested in this piece from the Financial Times on near-genocide (no exaggeration) currently going on in Sudan. This is Moslem-on-Moslem killing on racial lines.

The roaring silence from the Arab League and the Muslim world over Darfur is inexcusable... The European Union has not fared much better, offering weak words at best... Europe needs to acknowledge the severity of the situation in Darfur and use its weight in the UN Security Council... to push for an emergency session of the Security Council to take up the Darfur issue in a resolution, making it clear to the government of Sudan that the killing must stop, aid must be allowed to go through and displaced people permitted to return home. The Security Council should in addition authorise all measures short of force to be used against Sudan and warn Khartoum of international military intervention if it does not alter its course. Only such an ultimatum will demonstrate that the international community means it when it says "never again" - that we are not going to stand by as another mass slaughter of innocents unfolds before our eyes.

I think the UN should do this with some urgency.

Via Via Crooked Timber
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