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Saturday February 24th 2024

Mind-numbing Janjaweed


Peter Molenaar

On the western fringe of Alley News territory, there exists yet another progressive church. Was it more than 10 years ago that Plymouth Congregational (1900 Nicollet Ave.) hosted a sizeable public meeting in response to the Darfur Genocide? Indeed, events in this western province of Sudan, Africa had provoked the presence of such notables as Tim Walz and Keith Ellison.

The genocide was carried out by the Sudanese government”™s “Arab” militias, known as the Janjaweed (translation: “devils on horseback”). The Janjaweed systematically destroyed Darfurians by looting and burning their villages, murdering, raping, and torturing”¦ and then, polluting their water supply with decomposing bodies. Over 480,000 were killed, 2.8 million displaced.

Why, at the present time, would one choose to write about these things? Well, the stench of burning Janjaweed has returned now to waft among the reeds of Khartoum”™s Nile, and because the overlords have seen fit to notch a fresh death toll with their refusal to reveal their “deposed” leader and their refusal to allow elections in the near term. Oh, but the crocodiles smile.

Hey, we have Sudanese neighbors living close by and we are blessed with the knowledgeable concern expressed by African immigrants from numerous nations. But, here is the thing: the Janjaweed are stoked by the Saudis, and the Saudis are armed by the U.S.A. Therefore, the rest of us citizens had better begin to register a modicum of moral integrity.


Meanwhile (all the while waving their little false flags) Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton are making awkward attempts to “circle-bond.” Peering through the haze, they would have us believe their Janjaweed is really good stuff. People, the moral degradation is not worth it”¦ just say: NO.

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