After five wars of genocide, the blood of 3.5 million innocent people cries out from Sudanese soil.
The sound of each and every cry may be deafening in heaven, but on earth, it seemingly fell on deaf ears as the United States lifted economic sanctions on Sudan last week.
When Sudan’s current president Oman al-Bashir came to power in 1989, he declared jihad (mass annihilation) on all non-Arab Muslims in the country. Since then, his regime has murdered nearly 3.5 million people. It’s estimated that more than one-half of his victims were Christians.
In 2009, the International Criminal Court indicted Bashir and issued a warrant for his arrest for three counts of genocide, five counts of crimes against humanity (murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture, and rape) and two counts of war crimes (intentionally directing attacks against a civilian population).
But Bashir’s genocide against non-Arab Muslims continues to this day because the U.S. and other world leaders refuse to arrest and bring him to justice.
Sudan recently hired the prominent Washington-based law and lobbying firm to help lift the trade embargo that the U.S. imposed on Sudan in 1997 because of the genocide and its state-sponsored terrorism. Before Sudan started lobbying the U.S. to lift the sanctions, Sudan’s air force was aerial bombing Christians and other non-Muslim citizens every single day! They were even using chemical weapons on innocent civilians in 2016!
God who said, “I love justice” is grieved by the U.S.’ implicit approval and participation in this global mockery of life and justice.
May all those who have the heart of God pray and grieve with Him for this on-going mass annihilation of life and mockery of justice.
He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?
(Micah 6:8 NASB)
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grace and peace,
Special thanks to Faith McDonnell at The Institute for Religion and Democracy for their leadership in reporting and advocacy for life and justice in Sudan.
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1 Isaiah 61:8