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TEARS OF THE DESERT (Arab Muslim Bigoted Genocide in Dafur, Gang Rape as a Weapon)
amazon ^ | August 2008

Posted on 09/06/2008 2:10:50 PM PDT by Righting

TEARS OF THE DESERT - Arab Muslim Bigoted Genocide in Dafur, Gang Rape as a Weapon


Amazon.com: Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur ...Amazon.com: Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur: Halima Bashir, Damien Lewis: Books. http://www.amazon.com/Tears-Desert-Memoir-Survival-Darfur/dp/0345506251


TOPICS: Books/Literature
KEYWORDS: arabs; book; bookreview; clashofcivilizations; crushislam; darfur; gangrape; islam; korananimals; mohammedanism; trop; wot
A harrowing tale from Darfur. Much has been written about what has taken place in the last few years in a region of Sudan that is roughly the size of France. The story has received much coverage in the international press but few reportages are as compelling and informative as when they include the experiences of an individual. In this case, "Tears of the Desert" gives a firsthand, harrowing account of the life of one young woman from a remote village in Darfur who overcame hardships to become a doctor and then found herself the victim of gang rape and a conflict which resulted in the deaths of members of her family, including her beloved father. Journalist Damien Lewis traveled to Sudan and, while listening to the story of an eight-year-old girl who had been gang raped, decided that the best way to convey the horrors of Darfur would be to find an adult in Britain who would be willing to share his or her experiences. His quest led him to Halima Bashir and with her he co-authored "Tears of the Desert." I spoke to both of them in studio; Halima is veiled throughout, partly because of security concerns.
ed "Tears of the Desert." I spoke to both of them in studio; Halima is veiled throughout, partly because of security concerns.
http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/11/29/sweeney.blog/index.html

Advocates Rally in the Nations Capital Against Rape and Sexual ... Halima Bashir (not her real name) survived being gang-raped and tortured in Darfur. She attended the demonstration in London, ...
http://www.savedarfur.org/newsroom/releases/advocates_rally_in_the_nations_capital_against_rape_and_sexual_violence_in/

Darfur doctor: ‘I was raped and taunted as a black dog' | Halima ... 14 Jul 2008 ... But the year I graduated, conflict exploded in Darfur. ... Halima Bashir's story is told in Tears of the Desert, written with Damien Lewis, ...that the war crimes in Darfur, including the use of rape as a weapon of war...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article4326856.ece

1 posted on 09/06/2008 2:10:50 PM PDT by Righting
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To: Righting

Bump


2 posted on 09/06/2008 2:19:03 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: swmobuffalo

And as usual the NOW gang is silent.


3 posted on 09/06/2008 2:20:20 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Homosexuality IS a choice! There isn't any biological reason for it. They CHOOSE to be that way!)
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To: Righting

This one gets to me. I mean, we still have some of the old types of submarines which fire torpedos and sink ships; what the hell’s wrong with simply stationing two or three of those offshore of Sudan and letting those idiots know that any ship trying to load oil there will be SUNK until the persecution of Christians in Darfur stops?


4 posted on 09/06/2008 2:26:36 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: Righting

truly evil


5 posted on 09/06/2008 2:37:53 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: wendy1946
...until the persecution of Christians in Darfur stops?

There's no persecution of Christians in Darfar, it's a north / south tribal problem. That's what the MSM is telling us, so it must be true.

Besides, gang rape is a Islamic cultural issue, who are we to interfere with local customs and project our cultural morals on these people and force it upon them. Those innocent christian girls are infidels and should have reverted to Islam

( vomit projectile sarcasm )

6 posted on 09/06/2008 2:42:06 PM PDT by Popman (McCain as POTUS is odious, Obama as POTUS is unthinkable.)
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To: Popman

What the hell are we paying taxes to the government of a supposedly Christian nation for if this **** is going to go unpunished and not even challenged?


7 posted on 09/06/2008 2:47:00 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: wendy1946
"....any ship trying to load oil there will be SUNK"

Looked at a map lately?

8 posted on 09/06/2008 3:13:47 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Popman; wendy1946
There's no persecution of Christians in Darfar, it's a north / south tribal problem. That's what the MSM is telling us, so it must be true.

The MSM happens to be (approximately) right in this case.

There are very few Christians in Darfur. The victims in this genocide are just as Muslim as the perps. The difference between them is that the people of Darfur are racially and culturally black African (negroid, in the old un-PC terminology), while the attackers are culturally and perhaps racially Arab.

Many people mix up the 20+ year civil war of southern Sudan, which is largely although not exclusively Christian, against the Muslim north with the conflict in Darfur.

Darfur is in the west of Sudan, not the south. It's quite likely that many Darfurians (Darfurites?) were themselves gleeful participants in the slave raids on the southern Christians.

9 posted on 09/06/2008 4:33:20 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (qui)
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To: Sherman Logan
the attackers are culturally and perhaps racially Arab.

The Arab Sudanese a mix of Arabs originally from the peninsula (Najdis & Hijazis) & of Nubians & Funj people. However, the other Nubians (those who have not been absorbed into the Arab Sudanese tribes) call themselves Arab only to mean native Arabic speakers, & consider themselves racially & culturally Nubian. The non-absorbed Funj people also mean Arab only as native Arabic speaker. Racially they consider themselves Africans.

10 posted on 09/06/2008 7:07:05 PM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

Thanks for the clarification. While I’m no expert on the ethnic/tribal rivalries of Sudan, I’m aware they don’t always fall into neat racial or linguistic categories that Americans understand.


11 posted on 09/06/2008 7:10:48 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (qui)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Topic from August.


12 posted on 09/06/2008 11:02:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: wendy1946

Would it be only the Arabs, Muslims w/o China’s interest in the oil...


13 posted on 09/07/2008 2:06:46 PM PDT by Righting
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To: Sherman Logan

True, the 2 Million victims prevously were because of Muslims vs Christians but the current is pure Arab racism vs Blacks!


14 posted on 09/07/2008 2:08:21 PM PDT by Righting
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To: proudofthesouth
And as usual the NOW gang is silent.

NOW is an organization of liberal women and lesbians. They have as much in common with everyday American women as a fish has with a bicycle...

15 posted on 09/07/2008 2:14:08 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Vegetarian" - Old Indian word for "bad hunter")
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To: Righting
the current is pure Arab racism vs Blacks!

Nothing particularly pure about it. There was a song in the musical Oklahoma about the farmer and the cowman being friends, but it was meant sarcasticly.

The aggressors in this case are pastoralists, while the victims are primarily farmers. This is a pattern that goes waaaay back in history. There is not necessarily anything particularly religious or racist about it.

16 posted on 09/08/2008 6:21:43 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (qui)
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To: Sherman Logan

Neither am I, it’s the Arab country that I know least about really.

Apparently, there is a racial issue in Sudan, but so far all the Sudanese I have asked about this (Nubian, Arab, & African) deny that it is a major factor in this conflict.

As for the racial & linguistic categories, to make matters more complicated, Nubians come in all colors, those identifying as Arabs are frequently as dark as the Africans, & people will tell you that they are Arab one minute & then African the next (or both), depending on how they interpret your question. I asked which cultural category do Sudanese Jews identify themselves as. “The Jews are Arabs” flows so naturally from them, while to Western ears that’s a confusing & startling statement, heh!


17 posted on 09/10/2008 6:14:18 PM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

Thanks for your response. It just validates my suspicion that the categories in this conflict don’t fit into the “normal” American/Western paradigms.


18 posted on 09/10/2008 6:46:24 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (qui)
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