Refreshing

I finally found a news outlet that refers to the Lord’s Resistance Army as a Christian extremist group, instead of just glossing over the fact that they are a Christian terrorist group, like every one else does. It’s Middle East Online, which I know nothing about yet.

Notorious Ugandan Christian radicals suspected of committing attacks in Sudan’s Darfur.

KHARTOUM – Uganda’s Christian extremist rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, the feared abductors of children who have spread fear in east-central Africa, are now rumoured to be heading into new terrain in Sudan’s troubled Darfur.

A brutal guerrilla group, whose chief Joseph Kony is wanted by the International Criminal Court, the LRA has already expanded into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR) and south Sudan.

Earlier this year in south Sudan, LRA men attacked several food aid distribution stations, killed hundreds of civilians and kidnapped children for use as soldiers, forcing thousands of people into Western Equatoria.

Ahh, that’s more like it.

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2 responses to “Refreshing

  1. For an indepth look at Kony and his LRA, see the new book, First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army.

  2. Thank you, Peter. The book looks like it’s doing pretty well. I liked this blurb from one of the reviews: Kony is a former witch doctor that claims a Christian heritage and power as a medium. Kony argues that his army fights to support the Christian Ten Commandments, which the reason for the inclusion of “Lord’s” in the name of his army.

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