WHAT A BUNCH OF HORRIBLE HORRIBLE PEOPLE. That is the only way to describe the The Organization of the Islamic Conference The Organization of the Islamic Conference ended their meeting without mentioning the Sudan where Muslim death squads are torturing and raping people in the Darfur region. What a BUNCH OF EFFING HYPOCRITES !!! HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DEAD !! TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WOMEN RAPED—MILLIONS OF PEOPLE DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES AND YOU CAN’T EVEN Muster a Tepid Rebuke to one of your own? Have you seen the children’s faces? Have you looked at whats happening there ? But Darfur is Muslims killing Christians, animists and non-Muslims or at worst black Muslims with the killers being Arab Muslims. Historically Muslims have never had a problem with that kind of behavior.
Come on ! Make a real condemnation, its easy. just take one of the bogus ones you write about Israel, and just substitute the freaking name…..
Islamic Bloc Passes Up Criticism of Sudan, Again
By Patrick Goodenough
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) ended a two-day meeting of foreign ministers in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on Friday with a host of resolutions ranging from reinforcing the Islamic boycott of Israel to criticizing U.S. sanctions against Syria.
But the only resolution relating to Darfur came under the title of “Solidarity with the Republic of the Sudan.”
While the resolution voiced support for negotiations between Khartoum and rebel groups, the only criticism contained in the text was aimed at one of the rebel groups — and at those outsiders seeking to put pressure on the Sudanese government.
Khartoum, the OIC ministers, said, faced threats to its territorial integrity and “attacks and media campaigns coined and supported by some hostile circles.”
The resolution affirmed its “full solidarity” with Sudan in confronting the plots it faces, and it rejected “all forms of foreign intervention in Sudan’s affairs, especially the unjust unilateral sanctions, such as the Darfur Accountability Act and other similar laws passed by the American Congress.”
According to international experts, some 200,000 people have died and another 2.5 million have been made homeless by five years of fighting between militias backed by Khartoum and Darfurian rebel groups. The conflict largely pits Arab Muslims against black African Muslims.
A 26,000 joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force (UNAMID) is meant to have been deployed, but only 9,000 troops are on the ground, in part because Khartoum maintains the right to vet which countries supply troops and wants most to come from approved African nations.
A U.S. special envoy for Sudan, Richard Williamson, told a U.N. Security Council meeting week that what was happening in Darfur amounted to “genocide in slow motion.”
The OIC, a grouping of 56 mostly Muslim-majority countries, has long appeared reluctant to criticize the Sudanese government, despite the humanitarian crisis.
That stance has been particularly evident at the U.N. Human Rights Council, where OIC members and their allies have blocked attempts to put pressure on Sudan.
Resolutions passed by the HRC on Darfur have noted the seriousness of the situation, but also praise Khartoum’s “cooperation” and do not identify it as a key sponsor of the violence. By contrast, the council’s many more resolutions relating to Israel have all been condemnatory.
Defenders of Sudan frequently accuse the Darfur lobby of pursuing an agenda of trying to divert attention away from the situations in the Palestinian territories and Iraq.
But as the OIC foreign ministers were meeting in Uganda, criticism came not from Western voices but from a coalition of human rights groups from within the Arab world.
“The suffering of Muslims in Darfur is as real as that happening in Iraq and Palestine,” the newly-formed Arab Coalition for Darfur said in a statement issued in Kampala Friday.
“The Islamic world must decide to end its wall of silence, before it is too late,” said the coalition, comprising rights groups from a dozen Arab countries, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
The coalition’s head, Haggag Nayel of the Cairo-based Arab Program for Human Rights Activists, was quoted as saying that OIC were capable of taking “the necessary steps to help end the human suffering in Darfur.
“The real causes of the conflict where Arabs are in conflict with black Africans are not fabricated by the West or imperialists,” Nayel argued.
Criticism of the OIC’s stance on Darfur also came from the head of the hosting government, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who told the visiting foreign ministers that it was “hypocritical to concentrate on the Palestine crisis and pay little attention on the African conflicts involving OIC member states.”
“The OIC must resolve the issue of Darfur in the Sudan where Arabs are in conflict with black Africans,” he said. “We can’t support Palestine and keep quiet when the black people are being killed. OIC should resolve it.”
Uganda is one of the few OIC member states that does not have a Muslim majority.