A courageous and clear-sighted editorial in the Dallas Morning News (thanks to LHK) skewers Muslim racism and hypocrisy over the killing of black Muslims by Arab Muslims in Darfur. Ultimately that killing is a manifestation of Arab supremacism, and the violent imperative from Khartoum to impose Wahhabism on the entire country.
Good for Osama bin Laden.
You read that right. Good for him for revealing even more about the depth of al-Qaeda’s depravity. In his latest audio dispatch, the terror mastermind declares that all good Muslims should defend the racist genocide that Arab Muslims in the government-backed Janjaweed militia are committing against the black African Muslims of Darfur. We hope this latest outrage will shake the confidence of Muslims who believe in al-Qaeda’s cause.
Even better for the sake of moral clarity and action, Osama’s Darfur declaration forces an issue that many of the world’s Muslims have been avoiding. The al-Qaeda leader is exploiting a widely held view among Arab Muslims that the humanitarian crisis in Darfur is an invention of Jews and Christians who want to take over Muslim land.
Anyone who believes something that outrageous should talk to Salih Mahmoud Osman. He is a Darfurian Muslim and human rights lawyer who was in Dallas recently, sponsored by local Jewish groups, to talk about what is happening to his people. “Since this situation erupted, never once have we seen a single person from the Arab world or the Muslim community come and show sympathy for the survivors,” Mr. Osman told us.
The vast majority of the world’s Muslims are not Arabs, but rather Asians and Africans. Why are they acquiescing without protest to this Arab-led genocide against fellow Muslims? Does the silence from the Islamic world on Darfur mean that the world’s Muslims agree with Osama bin Laden that it is more important to maintain a morally bankrupt unity against the so-called “crusader-Zionist” enemy than to stand up for defenseless people?
Read it all.