Posts Tagged ‘southern sudan independence’

Don’t ignore the story in Sudan

Posted: January 10, 2011 by datechguy in opinion/news
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The Washington Post and NPR both covered this story this weekend (and Stacy hit it with a joke) but this is a story that will have repercussions for decades and should not be ignored.

The Christian black south have long been oppressed by the Muslim Arab north (Simon Deng can tell you a bit about that). If the separation can be done peacefully it will be a major achievement.

Heather Robinson of Big Peace has a new interview with former slave and foe of Jihad Simon Deng:

Deng, now a human rights activist whose historic 300-mile “Freedom Walk” in the spring of 2006 gained him an audience with former President George W. Bush, discusses his escape from slavery; and efforts he and other South Sudanese Christians made during the 1990’s to raise awareness about the threat of terrorism emanating from Sudan. In a segment to appear tomorrow, Deng will discuss the plight of Christian and animist South Sudanese today; the condition of South Sudanese Christians in Israel; and his high hopes for South Sudanese independence.

I met Simon Deng during CPAC last year. and he is an inspiration, here is my interview with him along with Barbara Espinosa (who will be my guest on DaTechGuy on DaRadio this weekend at 9 p.m. EST)

Deng is an international treasure, don’t miss this interview.