A kindly BBC anchor woman put on her best serious face before introducing in cut crystal accents the latest flickering images of populations being murdered on camera. One scene dissolved to another in a crescendo of severity – gut wrenching and finally mind deflecting. How can we look on babes starving to death before our eyes; mothers pleading into our hopeless hearts?
Had we only been forewarned. If only our world leaders could have been alerted in time to deflect this Tsunami of murderous evil.
Really, well President Clinton (remember him?) knew all about it. Way back in 2000 he got the heads up from the man best placed to brief him. In fact every world leader was briefed. Every global news service got it on the wire. The chances of, say, The Times (London) or any other international title being missed out is remote.
Now its your turn. Be angry? No, be afraid! Certainly be warned. Terror is already active in a street near you.
Sudan Relief and Rescue Inc. News Brief; Issued at public press conference, Washington D.C. March 2000.
The statement was issued by Bishop Macram MAx Gassis of El Obeid, Sudan after the Sudanese military bombed a Catholic school, killing the pupils and teachers. It was just the latest (then) genocidal act in the long civil war against the Christian population of Southern Sudan by the Islamic government in Khartoum.
“My beloved people of the Nuba mountains, and Kauda in particular, I greet you in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our consolation in our tribulation, grief, and suffering.
Dearly beloved, the bombing of our Catholic school and the murder of our children is an outrage against God and humanity. I am deeply grieved, as are our friends here in the United States where I sojourn in order to bring our plight — the unjust persecution that is inflicted upon us — to the attention of the World community.
Time and again, I have told the world that the National Islamic Front (I.S.) is waging genocide against Christians, Africans and non-Arabs in order to establish a radical Islamic State. This terrible, heart-breaking incident is yet another example that this war is a religious and ethnic war launched by the regime of Khartoum and is aimed at the destruction of my people. We cannot bring back our 21 children murdered in Kauda by the regime. Today there are many Rachels in Kauda, mourning the loss of their children.
But we must insist that the international community act before it is too late.
I have appealed to the churches, particularly those in the United States, to pray for us, to entreat God to grant us peace and justice. And I assure you of this — in many churches in the United States, our brothers in Christ — Catholics and Protestants — are praying for us.
I have taken our petition to the government of the United States.
President Clinton issued a strong condemnation of the bombing. Secretary of State Madeline Albright, with whom I met for over an hour, continues to condemn the the actions of the regime against the innocent people of the Sudan, and against you in particular.
Let us pray they will take resolute action to stop the aerial bombardment in the future.”
In fifteen years this Islamic onslaught against Christians has spread to envelope the Middle East. The strategy has been clear throughout that time. It has never deviated. Christianity is its first enemy. Its goal is nothing less than a world dominated by Islam. Islam as preached and enforced by the fanatics of the Islamic State.
Historical footnote: When Christendom was divided and weak in the aftermath of religious division the combined forces of Islam launched its greatest assault on Europe. Critically the European forces repelled the Caliph at the sea battle of Lepanto. Piers Paul Reid pointed out in his brilliant account of that campaign that a line was drawn behind which Islam had to stop. Until recently, the Socialist Government of Mr. Tony Blair, it had never been breached. Today significant areas in British townships are microcosms of Islamic anti-Christian stresses.