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Thread #157339 Message #3713153
Posted By: GUEST,Stim
30-May-15 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: Cultural genocide
Subject: RE: BS: Cultural genocide
Jim, good point--the Belgian atrocities in the Congo were forgotten for a long time, but now have been recognized as the first genocide/democide of the 20th Century. However, we all seem to have forgotten that conflicts and atrocities have been going on there since 1996 that have resulted it what may be as many as 5.4 million deaths.http://worldwithoutgenocide.org/genocides-and-conflicts/congo
Keith, I see your question about Christians as the expression of a real and justified concern about the welfare of minority populations in areas of political upheaval. No question that they are at risk.
I would add that minority Muslim populations have the same vulnerability, as we can see from the current boat exodus from Myanmar, which involves large numbers of Muslim Rohingya who are fleeing persecution by the Buddhist majority.