Here are some key excerpts from David G. Littman’s statement, delivered on the floor of the UN Human Rights Commission on August 11 and reproduced today at FrontPage. You will be able to read much more such material from the UN Human Rights Commission, detailing the routine human rights violations that occur in Islamic countries and are justified on the grounds of jihad and other Islamic principles, in my forthcoming essay collection The Myth of Islamic Tolerance.
The GOS sponsored slave raids in the context of a genocidal jihad, resulting in the loss of more than two million black African lives and the displacement of over five million people. Tens of thousands of black women and children, possibly more, were enslaved during two decades of such raiding. Most of the black slaves were marched to the North and were forced to work for Arab masters in the towns, villages and cattle camps of Darfur — Ed Daein, Abu Matarik, Abu Gabara and Nyala are all towns in Darfur around which there is a heavy concentration of Arab-owned black slaves. The number of slaves in these areas has multiplied as a result of the rape of slave girls and women, as is constantly reported these past months.
Slave raiding in Southern Sudan has been suspended on account of the current cease-fire between the government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. In the meantime, however, Sudan’s Islamist (NIF) rulers have shifted the focus of their jihad to the Black African tribes of Darfur, in particular the Fur, Massalit and Zagawa. In December 2003, Sudan’s President Omer Bashir openly declared a jihad against these tribes and ordered the mujahadeen to eliminate resistance in Darfur. We are now seeing the results.