Save By Jacob K. Lupai July 27, — South Sudanese did not struggle for a nation of their own but were forced to do so in conditions beyond their control.
It is a very strange interpretation of history to put the blame for slavery on Christians, but to ignore William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln and other Christians who led the world in fighting to abolish it.
Slavery is still practiced by Muslims in Mauritania and, as recently seen, by Boko Haram.
Barack Obama is the President of the United States, but to judge from his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last Thursday morning, one might get the impression that he thinks himself far more than that. He and his speechwriters presumably realised with the news in America, as in the rest of the world, dominated day in and day out with atrocious news stories from Muslim communities in the Middle East, the President would probably have to make a reference to Islamic violence.
President Obama described ISIS as "a brutal, vicious death cult that, in the name of religion, carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism.
Elsewhere, when he got into specifics, he indulged in a line of spread-the-blame-around-a-bit.
He went on to say: White House video screenshot The Nigeria point is a neat one, suggesting that the religious conflict there is very much a "six of one and half a dozen of the other" problem, rather than a problem of Muslims slaughtering Christians.
And who is to cast blame if both sides are doing it? But the point on rising anti-Semitism in Europe is avoidance and avoidance-blaming at its very best. They are not, it is important to state, just "often perpetrated in the name of religion. It has happened because post-war immigration into Europe has brought very large Muslim communities amongst whom anti-Semitism is, in the words of British Muslim journalist Mehdi Hasan"routine and commonplace As eminent historians are so famous for doing, President Obama also chose to lecture on religious history, and do so as glibly and inaccurately as possible.
As many another aspirant historian does, President Obama went in by way of the Crusades. He hadn't actually singled out Islamic extremism as a particular problem at the moment -- because he will not even name it -- but he did decide to say that everybody else could be just as guilty as the religion that must not be named: In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.
In particular that the Crusades -- gruesome as they were -- were not some early outbreak of "Islamophobia. The question of whom Jerusalem ought to have belonged to is a long and interesting one, but unless you think that Muslim armies should have been allowed to conquer Jerusalem and wipe out Christians across the Middle East a millennium ago, it is hard to see why the Crusades should be regarded as a particular sin of Christians.
And Christian Americans in particular might rightly wonder what guilt they are meant to feel for a religious war that took place centuries before America as a country even existed. As for slavery, do we really need to keep going around this one?
Because while it is true that you can find religious people who endorsed slavery -- in the Bible and elsewhere -- any historian would find it hard to deny that the movement to abolish slavery was also led by Christians. It is a very strange interpretation of history that is willing to put the blame for slavery a worldwide practice at most times in history on Christians, but to ignore William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln a Republican and other Christians who led the world in fighting to abolish it.
Only someone ignorant would claim that Islam is the only religion in whose name bad things have been done. But only a historian with an agenda would try to kick over the actual complexities to invent his own set of facts.The essay noted that it took only twenty-four hours by boat to reach its shores, and that it was a "duty for all French people of some culture and a certain social rank, dilettante or homme d'affairs, to know the beauties and the economic resources of this Second France." To this narrative enjoining duty, class, and empire was added the.
Free sudan papers, essays, and research papers. A Brief History of Sudan and South Sudan - South Sudanese independence thus far has been quite detrimental than beneficial to the people of South Sudan.
Feb 03, · The oil money in South Sudan is a major cause of the current civil strife there and continuing conflict with Sudan and within South Sudan. Meanwhile, battles over land in western Sudan (Darfur) continue to pit Arab herders against black Sudanese farmers.
Even though the COP was signed in and the South became independent in no provisions were made to free the Black Sudanese citizens. Tens of thousands remain enslaved in the North.
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dark red & black "Sudanese Woman" Quick History French Sudan (Soudan Français) was a colony that was part of French.