Saturday, May 17, 2014

This is so sad...

This is so sad...  Sudan will soon execute a woman for the unpardonable sin of being Christian.  Before they execute her, she will receive 100 lashes – generally considered a sentence of death by itself, as few can survive that kind of beating.

I don't know of any easy answers for the troubles in that part of the world.  But I can't help but note the inconsistency in our own government's stance on such events.  The kidnapped girls of Nigeria are getting a lot of attention right now (how effective that attention is remains to be seen).  The Sudanese ... not so much.  The Yemenis ... not so much.  The Libyans ... not so much.  I could go on, but I think you see the point.

It surely would be useful, both inside and outside the U.S., for our government to have a consistent strong voice – and policy – for the tragedies of the Middle East...

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