Genocide continues in Sudan, Christian group seeks Congressional help

Posted: September 16, 2011 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

harlie Butts – OneNewsNow – 8/28/2011 3:30:00 AM

The government in Northern Sudan continues to attack Christians, especially in the Nuba Mountains, an area that was not allowed to secede when South Sudan separated from the north to form a new country.

The government of the north is attacking the Nuba Mountains almost daily, and while there have been bombing attacks from the air, the military are also killing Christians on the ground, according to Ed Lyons of Persecution Project Foundation.

Sudan“Tens of thousands of people have been displaced,” Lyons says. “They’re going door to door in their campaigns to annihilate the Nuba people. Really, we believe it’s a genocide where Omar Al Bashir in the 1990s and early 2000s really decimated the population there, killing approximately 50,000 people there at that time. But he’s back to finish the job.”

Lyons believes President Bashir is conducting the genocide on the basis of race and religion.

“He is an Islamic president. He has also turned his attention against the African population,” explains the ministry spokesman. “He is more of an Arabic Muslim, and so his two-pronged approach is to eradicate the Christians, targeting pastors, targeting the churches, but also to eradicate many of the black Africans there even if they are Muslim.”

He explains that was the same strategy northern Sudan used in Western Darfur, targeting African Muslims.

Persecution Project Foundation president Brad Phillips has testified before a congressional panel on the situation, and Lyons says he is hopeful the U.S. government will begin to apply pressure on Sudan to halt the attacks.

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