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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Obama and the Lord's Resistance Army

Why do we tolerate Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)? By 'tolerate', I mean: why are we not so much more angry? Why have most people barely, if ever, even heard of them? Why is this not much higher up the priority list of people who care about foreign policy? Why is Kony's name not as notorious as that of Osama Bin Laden? If Kony was a Muslim, his evils would constantly (and spuriously) be reported in the context of Islamist radicalism. Here we have a man raised as a Christian who has waged a brutal war to impose his take on the Judeo-Christian Ten Commandments - and yet how often is this reported? At least President Obama has now taken some new action, although whether this is any more than too little, too late remains to be seen.

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