In the world of John Esposito and Karen Armstrong, no intervention by “infidels” would be necessary: Islamic states would be ready to clean up the mess in Sudan in the name of the peace and tolerance taught by Islam. So stories like this one show that the world of John Esposito and Karen Armstrong is the world of fantasy, not of reality. From the Telegraph:
Arab militiamen who have brought terror to western Sudan are being trained at secret camps to launch a campaign of guerrilla warfare if British troops or other foreign “infidels” are deployed on a peacekeeping operation.
The military instruction from Sudanese army officers is part of Khartoum’s clandestine efforts to integrate the Janjaweed militia into paramilitary security forces in Darfur.
Camel-riding fighters have boasted to local people that they are preparing to fight any “invaders” sent to restore order to a region where an estimated 50,000 black Africans have been killed and more than one million forced from their homes in a year-long frenzy of ethnic cleansing.
“They say that they will fight the infidels just as the mujahideen in Iraq are doing. Iraq is their inspiration,” said a resident of Kass, a south Darfur market town surrounded by dozens of abandoned and burnt “ghost” villages after a year of Janjaweed attacks.