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    World ignoring genocide in Sudan

    By Joseph Farah

    The world is ignoring the specter of systematic genocide by a radical Islamic regime, according to a report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

    Khartoum's "deliberate obstruction of humanitarian aid offers clear and unambiguous evidence of an intent to destroy" African tribal groups in Sudan's western region of Darfur, says Eric Reeves, a professor at Smith College in Massachusetts who has devoted himself to researching and speaking out about the northern African nation's ongoing crisis.

    The conflict between mainly black rebels in Western Sudan and government-backed Arab militiamen has led to the deaths of thousands and the displacement of as many as 1 million people in what human rights groups are calling "ethnic cleansing."

    But Reeves insists the Fur, Massaleit and Zaghawa tribes are among the victims of a wider effort that fits the U.N. definition of genocide, which is to "deliberately inflict ... conditions of life calculated to bring about physical destruction in whole or in part."

    Sudan's cleric-backed National Islamic Front regime in the Arab and Muslim north declared a jihad on the south in 1989. Since 1983, an estimated 2 million people have died from war and related famine. About 5 million have become refugees.