Tag Archives: Uganda

Murder In Kampala By Al-Shabab

Once again, a group which claims to be fighting in the name of Allah boasted that is was responsible for the deaths of 64 people who had gathered to watch a World Cup match at a rugby club. It is always fascinating how those who kill children tout as the explanation some desire of Allah for the innocent to be killed in his name. A large crowd had gathered at a rugby club in Kampala and were having drinks, laughing and enjoying themselves when a suicide bomber from Somalia set off explosives that ripped through the crowd and killed and dismembered people. Sheik Yusuf Sheik, a commander in Al-Shabab in Somalia was delirious with happiness over the murder of innocent people. “Uganda is one of our enemies. Whatever makes them cry, makes us happy. May Allah’s anger be upon those who are against us.” Can’t you just see the sight up in Heaven? Allah gathering the faithful and urging one and all to cheer for the murder of innocent men, women and children!

It is difficult for many to grasp exactly what has the government or the people of Uganda done to disturb the people of Somalia. Let’s assume the government supplied arms and ammunition to the enemies of al-Shabab. OK. Isn’t your goal to kill members of the government? How does a crowd watching the World Cup enter into your equation as to who should be killed? I wonder if those who are so interested in killing for Allah ever consider that Allah might prefer them loving for him.

Congo-Uganda: Where Death Is Not Proud

During the past decade, American presidents such as George Bush have proclaimed it is the foreign policy of the United States to spread benefits of democracy to nations which are ruled by dictators. But, for some strange reason, the people of the Congo just do not fit into that definition. Granted, there were no WMD in the Congo, and, granted it has many natural resources, but the lack of oil undoubtedly removes it from the scope of democracy. At least five million have died in the past decade, and today the Lord’s Resistance Army is again on the massacre trail. New reports indicate that hundreds have been killed and even more hundreds marched off to become members of the rebel group which has crossed over from the Congo and once again begun their assault on the government of Uganda.

American assistance to the Uganda army has led to attacks on the LRA, but since what is supplied is not sufficient to do the job, rebels are once again killing. A recent raid on their forces resulted in attacks on villages, killings, and marching off those who survive to be forced into the LRA.

What would have happened if 120,000 American soldiers had been sent to Uganda or the Congo?

Malawi Clamps Down On Gays

Police in Malawi have begun a campaign to clamp down on gays and lesbians in the nation after prosecution of the first gay couple in the country to seek being allowed to marry. Thousands of Ugandans demonstrated in the streets of the capital demanding passage of a proposed law that would impose the death penalty for some offenses involving homosexual acts. A spokesman for the police in Malawi said an elderly man had been arrested for sodomizing a young man, and an investigation continues into a supposed ring which allows high profile people to have homosexual acts.

Steven Monajeza and Twonge Chmbalanga were jailed in December for holding a homosexual wedding and they are charged with engaging in unnatural acts and gross indecency. There is no doubt a witch hunt is in full swing and forces of hate are out to get the “homos” and kill them. Although international leaders like Barack Obama condemned these assaults, a large number of Ugandans are out to use violence against gays and lesbians. Yes, we live in the 21st century.

Death And Destruction In Uganda-Anyone Care?

During the past decade the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has carved a path of death and destruction through the nation of Uganda including kidnapping thousands of children and making them soldiers in an army that frequently as part of an initiation ceremony compels children to kill their own parents. The Uganda government reports the LRA has murdered 537 people and kidnapped 408 others in their latest violent attacks. About 104,000 people have been forced to flee for their lives. Ron Redmond, the UN Commissioner for Refugees, says, “amy f these internally displaced people are still hiding in the bush” fearing the LRA will either kill them or take their children.

There are no reports of mass demonstrations in any European, Middle Eastern or Asian city over the mass slaughter of Ugandans. One can only assume their deaths don’t rate the 6:00 p.m. news. I wonder why?s

Horror In Uganda!

The world is upset at events in Gaza, but the world is not that interested in the brutal fighting going on in Uganda where the fanatical Lord’s Resistance Army(LRA) continues its murderous attacks on innocent people. On the day after Christmas these fanatical crazed soldiers hacked to death with machetes over 100 people who were in a church. A witness, Abeel Longi said: “I hid in bush near the church and heard people wailing at they were being cut with machetes. The LRA has long been accused of cutting off lips of people or recruiting young children who are forced to kill parents and relatives in order to ensure they will not return home or be sympathetic to the notion of killing.

Rebels are reportedly retaliating for army attacks and since they prefer confronting unarmed adversaries rather than soldiers who are armed, the LRA took out its fears on the nearest available group of civilians. A major problem is desire by the International Criminal Court in the Hague to put on trial Joseph Kony, leader of the LRA, which is a factor in hindering peace.

Joseph Kony Of LRA On Rampage In Congo

For over twenty years the people of Uganda have experienced the horror that is known as the Lord’s Resistance Army which sweeps through villages killing and raping and abducting children who are compelled to kill their own parents or relatives as part of the initiation process to enter the LRA. Joseph Kony, who supposedly promised to end his murderous reign of terror has suddenly switched his attention to the chaos in the Congo and unleashed his murderous army upon innocent villagers. His men crossed the Uganda border and now sweep through villages killing and murdering as they seek to get a share in the riches of the Congo. According to Father Paul who directly experienced their brutality they prefer chopping with machetes which means people are either killed or lose limbs.

There are only about 17,000 poorly equipped UN forces in the Congo while Iraq has the presence of over 130,000 well armed American troops. Over four million have died in the Congo and no one really gives a damn. So much for George Bush’s famous commitment to “democracy.” Apparently, if there is no oil to be gotten, democracy is really not that important to the American leader.

Uganda Civil War Goes On And On

One of Africa’s longest lasting wars which has resulted in the death of thousands and the use of children to conduct some of the most brutal fighing on the planet is apparently no longer closeer to a resolution than before. Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance ArmyILRA) failed to show up at an agreed spot near R-Kwanga, on the remote and thickly wooded Sudan-Congo border. Ugandan religious and cultural leaders ventured into the forest in an attempt to find him. Internal Affairs Minister Ruhakana Ruganda said “the devleopment yesterday and today are a challenge to the peace process… nevertheless the peace process continues.” Kony’s 22- year rebellion aganst the Ugandan gvernment has killed tens of thosuands of people and uprooted 2 million in northern Uganda.

Kony is wanted for numerous war crimes by the international criminal court)|(ICC) in the Hague. Even if the rebels sign a peace agreement Kony has vowed not to surrender his arms until charges are dropped against him. The Uganda government wants to handle the matter internally in order to end fighting and restore peace. It prefers drawing upon traditional African reconciliation procedures in hope of peace.

Although the world would enjoy the prospect of placing on trial a brutal dictator who has abused innocent children in his mad wars, the most important consideration must be restoring peace to Uganda.