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Sudan - Black or Brown?

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in response to reader comment: Why killing a peace activist ?

Submitted by Sword of Islam (United Kingdom), Mar 14, 2006 at 20:18

Submitted by Sarah, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:55
Lives of the White people are not more valuable than the lives of innocent Iraqi civilians

Perhaps Sarah can give us some insights on the Muslim entry into this year's Guinness Book Of World Records for the longest war in African history - Sudan? Presumably, given that this war has lasted 50 YEARS and 2 MILLION people have died she will have some strong views given her strength of feeling about a conflict in which just over 30,000 casualties can be accounted for! Or are Black lives less valuable than Brown lives?

Given that Iraqi Muslims are responsible for the deaths of over two-thirds of those killed in Iraq I'm not really in a position say whether White lives are more important than Brown lives but given the rules of economics and the fact that they've killed fewer White people than Brown in Iraq it is reasonably safe to say that Iraqi Muslims probably feel that way. That's certainly what an economist would think given the issues of 'supply and demand' that exist there.

Personally, I'm always going to feel extra sympathy for anybody murdered by those he travelled half way around the world to help but I guess I'm kinda old-fashioned that way.......

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