I know I am a broken record ….how long can we look the other way while genocide and torture continues on these innocent people?
Since I went to Sudan and South Sudan with Reverend Franklin Graham and Samaritan’s Purse in April I have been posting pictures, video and stories about the crisis there — all at the hands of cruel President Bashir. My guess is that you now know more about what is going on Sudan (Nuba Mountains) than anyone else you know since there is so little (none) attention paid to the genocide going on there. I saw bombers with my own eyes….I saw people hiding in caves…I saw the bugs they eat because they are starving to death. Let me repeat: this is all being done at the hands of the very cruel President Bashir.
I guess I should not be surprised to read the article below. Now Sudan advocates GIRL CHILD marriage….it describes GIRL MARRIAGE in Islam as “an appreciative matter.”
I wish last night (and I realized there was only 90 minutes and much to talk about) the two candidates had discussed the role of the USA in these humanitarian nightmares. I realize we can’t police the world and I am not suggesting any particular action — but I do think we should discuss this and consider if there is something we might want to do. Even if we could persuade other African nations to try and influence a good solution would be a start…looking the other way just doesn’t do it for me. (Note that the pictures were pics I took in April. I would be stunned if these girls are still alive today – 6 months later. They had no food, no water.)
Sudan: NGO Decries Endorsement of Girl Child Marriage By Sudan’s State-Controlled Clerics
22 October 2012
Khartoum — The head of Sudan’s main clerical authority, the Religious Scholars Committee (RSC), has publicly advocated girl child marriage, drawing the ire of women activists rights who called for an immediate ban against the practice.
According to The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA ), a local NGO, RSC’s chairman Mohamed Osman Salih, made his endorsement of girl child 0marriage in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on 17 October during a debate organized by the United Nation Fund for Population (UNFPA) in collaboration with the Sudanese Ministry of Religious Guidance on Girl’s Child Marriage.
SIHA reported that Salih argued that girl child marriage is an appreciative matter in Islam and has many advantages including the prospect of being able to produce many offsprings.
The NGO recalled that in 2009 the RSC issued a Fatwa endorsing female circumcision despite much lobbying by activists to ban the harmful practice.