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GUEST,Dickey BS: Darfur (190* d) RE: BS: Darfur 27 Feb 07

The anti-war human rights crowd seems to be so busy bitching about Iraq that they are unconcerned about Darfur.

Save Darfur Coalition

"The Save Darfur Coalition began on July 14, 2004 when the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and American Jewish World Service organized a Darfur Emergency Summit at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan featuring Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Elie Wiesel. Mr. Wiesel inspired the group with his impassioned remarks about the suffering being inflicted on Darfurians: "How can I hope to move people from indifference if I remain indifferent to the plight of others? I cannot stand idly by or all my endeavors will be unworthy."

Imagine that. Jews concerned about the suffering of Muslims.

"Iranian media the campaign is criticized for presenting a one-sided picture of a ceaseless campaign of ethnic cleansing by the janjaweed against defenseless villagers, without presenting details on the region's rebels, who have committed some abuses of their own. In Iranian media the campaign has been compared by some outlets to the British "liberal imperialism" of the late 18th and 19th centuries.

Some groups on the radical left have accused the movement anti-Arab bias. From the perspective of various left-wing groups, the movement is a U.S.-government supported propaganda campaign targeting the Sudanese government for its opposition to the U.S.-led occupation in Iraq, support for the Palestinian cause, and strengthened economic ties to China.

Yoshie Furuhashi, a Monthly Review editor, has criticized the "Save Darfur" campaign for U.S. intervention as 'imperialism' in humanitarian guise, combined with a strong tinge of anti-Arab prejudice."

Imagine that. The Muslim extremists and the left wingers are opposed to the Save Darfur Coalition.

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