Solomon has a riveting account of the American Anti-Slavery Group’s reaction to Kofi Annan’s Harvard speech and honorary degree, including these indelible words from the indefatigable and fearless Charles Jacobs:
Kofi Annan is the top diplomat in the world, but today we need less diplomacy and more truth.
The truth is, Kofi Annan does not need to come to Harvard tomorrow, he needs to go to Sudan. He needs to be with the African Muslims in Darfur who are being slaughtered and dispossessed and starved to death. He needs to go to the South where Khartoum’s militia has forced 100,000 Shilluks off their land. He needs to go to the North, and he needs to tell Khartoum to free the slaves.
There are tens of thousands of slaves like Francis Bok, still serving their masters in Sudan. Kofi Annan needs to tell the truth: For a decade Khartoum wages what it calls…what they call a Jihad against Christians and tribalists in the South.
Kofi Annan never once said that the war was a Jihad. It’s not diplomatic to say…but it’s the truth.
Two million people died because of this war. Tens of thousands were enslaved. Arab militias storm African villages, kill the men and capture the women and children like Francis Bok.
Kofi Annan needs to tell the world about Jihad slaves. It’s not diplomatic…but it’s the truth.