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International Criminal Court Blasts Sudan Leader

The International Criminal Court formally charged Sudan leader, Omar al-Bashir with attempting to implement a genocide against tribes in Darfur whom he considered a threat to his dictatorial regime. Last year judges issued a warrant against him, but refused to cite genocide as the crime, but this was changed when the International Criminal Court decided to label the Sudan leader as one who sought to exterminate hundreds of thousands of people, and in the process have thousands of women raped before being murdered. Prosecutor Moreno Ocamp accuses Bashir of keeping over two million refugees in camps under “genocide conditions like a gigantic Auschwitz.” Al-Bashir refuses to recognize the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction.

Hundreds of thousands of innocent people have been murdered, many of whom are Muslims. We wonder where are the crowds that flocked into the streets all over the world when a Danish cartoonist produced some cartoons. Which is of more importance to Muslims, the death of thousands or the appearance of some cartoons? Nine were killed by Israeli soldiers and this created a furor–as it should rightfully be seen– but over two hundred thousand Muslims are dead and there are no street protests!

Israel Blackmail Is Still Blackmail!

The politics of peace can not be constructed on the basis of blackmail, threats and denial of human rights. Shalom Kital, an aide to Defense Minister Ehud Barak, said Israel will not release a chunk of the radio spectrum that has long been sought by the Palestinian Authority that would enable the launch of a second mobile telecommunications company unless the PA drops its efforts to bring charges in the International Criminal Court concerning actions by the Israel Defense Force in the invasion of Gaza. “We are saying to Palestinians that if you want a normal life and are trying to embark on a new day, you must stop your incitement. We are helping the Palestinian economy but one thing we ask is to stop with these embarrassing charges.”

A normal life for Palestinians entails the right to use judiciary resources in the world. Bringing charges in the International Criminal Court is NOT an incitement to violence, it is use of the judiciary process. How can any Palestinian trust an Israel leader if they use blackmail as a weapon in negotiating peace?