Simon Speaking Passionately
Sudan Freedom Walk route
10:30 A.M. the march got underway from the grounds of
This statue of Ben Franklin and his printing press is located between City Hall and
the Philadelphia Inquirer (newspaper) building. Simon Deng and the marchers
passed right in front of the newpaper building's doors and apparently everyone in
that organization is made of bronze like the statue, because not one of them could
lift a foot to cover this march or the speeches that followed. To the Philadelphia
Inquirer it was as if this never happened. They are too busy writing fluff pieces about
murderers from Hamas and the humilation of checkpoints, to concern themselves
with genocide on a massive scale in the Sudan.
Many of the rally's participants were amazed to learn that slavery was legal in
Saudi Arabia until 1962. Within a decade of America's Civil War, the
Ottomans had banned slavery and dhimmitude throughout the Empire. Just
as in the U.S. it was the South, i.e. Arabia, wihch rose up and fought a civil
war against Istanbul, in the same way that the American south went to war
against Abraham Lincoln's governement. Tragically, in the Ottoman civiil war,
the southern slavers (ARABS) won. The Ottoman Empire dropped its
demands for emancipation in Arabia. Yes, the slave masters won the right to
hold slaves, and that right was only abolished in Saudi Arabia in 1962.
Sudan's Arab colonizers have never given up their right to hold and traffic in
Sudan Freedom Walk
experiences as a slave, then later a political
activist working to help the Sudanese people.
"The world ignored the problems in southern
Sudan for so long because...the government of
Sudan is waging...jihad against the infidels (the
black Christians), the world doesn't want to be
accused of being intolerant anti-islam. Since
the victims are Christians and black Africans,
the world doesn't care."
last year in Geneva
Monica, standing on the left, is Simon's wife, also from southern Sudan. Eva, on his
right, is an American supporter.
The tribal scars across Simon's forehead are traditional for men from the Shilluk tribe.
When Simon was a child slave, he happened to see a man with these tribal scars, and
knew the man must be from his village. He asked that man for help, and that is how he
escaped. Read more about Simon Deng here
A former slave from Southern Sudan, Karlo now lives in Lakewood, Colorado, where he
is a Christian pastor. While most of the American media seemed to be unaware, or
uninterested, in the event, RAI, the Italian cable channel, was there and interviewed
some of the speakers. Thank you, Signor Berlusconi.
The U.N. turned its back on Darfur ...so the speakers and marchers turn their backs to
the U.N. Simon Deng said in the interview linked to at the top of this post: "You think
the U.N. is going to help anyone? Go ask those skeleton bones in Rwanda: 'do you
believe the U.N.?"
Slavery and Genocide are U.N.ACCEPTABLE, that is to say that the United Nations
turns a blind eye on the problems it was created to prevent and solve, as it did in
Rwanda, Bosnia, and countless other tragic regions.
On March 23, Simon Deng set out from the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia
with a large contingent of enthusiastic freedom walkers. Signs: NEVER AGAIN
INCLUDES BLACK AFRICANS.....STOP THE GENOCIDE IN SUDAN.....SLAVERY AND
GENOCIDE ARE U.N.-ACCEPTABLE.
Prayer for Freedom: The head of Temple U's NAACP chapter, Chantay Thompson, leads
a prayer for freedom