For en gangs skyld fristes vi til at tro på en anelse fornuft i en sindssyg verden.
Folkeafstemningen i Syd-Sudan skulle efter sigende kunne løsrive landet fra det muslimske barbari i nord. Tiden vil vise om det virkelig kan lade sig gøre. I så fald må vi her på bloggen til at tage vor børnelærdom op til en mindre revision. Blandt de spørgsmål, der så skal findes nye svar på er: 1) Hvem overvåger denne afstemning ? – 2) Hvis det er FN, hvordan sikrer man sig så mod valgsvindel? – 3) Hvis afstemningen går imod islam, hvordan vender man så resultatet, så det bliver politisk korrekt? – 4) Hvis foranstående ikke lykkes, hvornår angribes Syd-Sudan så af muslimerne? – 5) Hvis syd-sudaneserne trods alle disse forbehold alligevel opnår selvstændighed, hvem tør så støtte dem – hvem tør oprette diplomatiske forbindelser? – 6) Tør Danmark?
AFP: “Villagers in southern Sudan voted on Sunday for what many saw as their freedom from “slavery” in a referendum forecast to bring independence to their neglected region of central Africa. – “We were the slaves of the Arabs… Today we are voting for our freedom,” said Duku John, a square-jawed young southerner in a dusty village, with purple ink on his thumb showing he had cast his ballot. John and many others did not mince their words, in a region whose residents were subjected to slavery and had to wait 55 years for self-determination, including a total of almost four decades of conflict with Khartoum.
“We, the blacks, were the slaves of the Arabs. We now want to build our own country,” said John, standing in front of a long queue outside a polling station in Gudele, near the southern capital of Juba. “This vote is the final battle. We are hurling the last bomb at the north,” chipped in Charles Sambos, who toiled for 25 years in sugar-cane plantations of northern Sudan before returning to his home region last year.
“This is the end of Arabisation, the end of Islamisation,” he said in the village with its mix of thatched, mud-brick and concrete homes. Lengthy lines of voters formed at polling stations all over southern Sudan on the first of a seven-day independence referendum which was the main plank of a 2005 peace deal ending a north-south civil war.
Two decades of all-out war pitting the mainly Muslim and Arab north against the mostly Christian and animist south — termed Sudan’s second civil war between the two sides — cost two million lives.”