One thing that could be done would be to send a few thousand troops to seize the southern Sudan and Darfur. For by now it should be clear that the Arabs of the north have no intention of allowing the southern, black African Sudanese to hold a referendum on independence. The Arabs will never allow the black Africans of the south, Christians and animists, to do that. They will never allow them to leave and take with them the oil that is under their lands. Nor will they allow back into Darfur from Chad the million or more Muslim, but black African, refugees driven out when 400,000 of their fellow black Africans were murdered by the Arab quasi-governmental militias, the Janjaweed. (That word has not been in the news of late, but don’t forget it quite so quickly.)
The effect of such an act would be spectacular. Black African Christians all over the Continent, now reeling from the effects of Saudi and Libyan money, would be heartened. (One small example of the effects of that money: Khaddafy was allowed to buy sound systems for all the mosques in Lome, in Togo, by buying off the ruler of Togo with a Lamborghini and other expensive trifles. The azan is now heard everywhere in Lome, and more mosques are going up, and the Christian Togolese are full of justified anxiety.)
The U.N., controlled by the Arabs, could not come out clearly against this move, for the world’s newspapers would be full of pictures of grateful black Africans surrounding their saviors from the Arab Muslims – those American soldiers. The E.U. would, for once, have to remain silent. And the Arab League? Ah, how could the Arab League convince the world that the Arabs of Khartoum had a divine right to the oil of the south, and to rule over Black Africans forever? It would be a drawing of a line to the Arabs, who see the Sudan as merely an agricultural colony for themselves, and as a stepping-stone for Egypt to impose its will, and to Islamize from within, the country just to the Sudan’s south, for more than 1400 years the famously Christian kingdom of Ethiopia. In the wars over water to come, Egypt sees itself as owning the Nile, and wants to threaten Ethiopia, to prevent it from diverting any of the Nile’s headwaters – as Ethiopia has every right to do. And part of that long-term strategy, about which the American government appears to know nothing, is to make sure that the Sudan, all of the Sudan, is thoroughly Islamized and arabized, with the blacks reduced to a state of complete penury and hopeless dependence. The American military could, if the American government would give the word, with no trouble at all wipe out the Sudanese airforce, and take – possibly from aircraft carriers or from bases in Ethiopia – both the southern Sudan and Darfur, and do so very carefully, as a “humanitarian” mission alone. It’s an important thing to consider.
And what else? Well, where’s the propaganda war? It doesn’t appear to exist. The Arabic-language radio stations set up by the Bush Administration were, trustingly, and idiotically, put into the hands of Muslim Arabs. They should have been put into the hands of non-Muslim native speakers of Arabic, perhaps advised as well by apostates from Islam, who would know what kind of programming would be most unsettling in its effect. Just look at what Father Boutros, the Copt, on his own, manages to do. During the Cold War very intelligent refugees from Communist countries, some of them former Communists, worked at Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe. We did not then turn those radio stations over to “moderate” Communists, “Communists we could trust.” The same should apply now.
And then, radio and television should beam in programs where, for example, Wafa Sultan might have her own program. She might invite guests to discuss, among other topics, how Islam is a vehicle for Arab supremacism (such a program should be beamed, in English, right into Pakistan, right into Bangladesh). Or another topic might be “Islam and Economic Development,” where many things might be pointed out that, because they are true, so obviously true, would be hard to discredit. Imagine a program, for example, in which speakers discussed the failure of Muslim states, including those oil states that have received more than twelve trillion dollars since 1973 alone, to create modern economies.
Imagine the effect on listeners if they heard people trained in economics describe those failures, describe that continued reliance on armies of foreign wage-slaves, and on how everything the Saudis had tried – that great and expensive experiment in agriculture, those “Economic Cities,” even that King Abdullah University – have failed, or will fail, and everyone in the Middle East knows it. They know that the only wealth that Muslim states have is either that from oil and gas, which no one did anything to merit. For no work and no entrepreneurial flair was necessary to receive such wealth, or it comes from Infidels who have poured tens of billions, so foolishly, into the oil-poor Muslim states, instead of telling those states to ask their Muslim brothers, their fabulously rich fellow members of the Umma, to take care of them.
And imagine if it were repeatedly pointed out that all Muslim states have failed, save those – such as Turkey, Tunisia, Kazakhstan – where Islam has been, over many decades, systematically constrained. And suppose further, and most important of all, if such radio and television programs explored honestly the teachings of Islam, in the Qur’an and, especially, in the Sunnah – which reflects the manners and customs of 7th century Arabs but, in Islam, is to be faithfully followed by all Muslims, including the 80% of the world’s Muslims who are not Arabs, and who are living today, and not in the seventh century.