March 26, 2009

Darfur & Gaza: A Double Standard

Savo Heleta, Jerusalem Post

The recent conflict between Israel and Hamas has created fury around the globe, especially in the Muslim world. A number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa saw some of the largest demonstrations in their history condemning the killing of civilians and children in the military operation.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, meets with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Photo: AP

The Middle Eastern media, such as Al Jazeera, covered the confliclt 24/7.

One has to wonder why the Darfur conflict has never received similar attention.

Since 2003, Sudan's western province of Darfur has been the epicenter of a conflict between the mainly African rebels and the...

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