Folks, MEMRI has provided a translation of the commentary by the former editor Abd Al-Rahman Al-Rashed, of the London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, wherein Al-Rashed decried the Arab media’s indifference to the violence in Sudan.
“They are not the victims of Israeli or American aggression; therefore, they are not an issue for concern. This is how an approach of indifference towards others outside the circle of conflict with foreigners, and of permitting their murder, is spread as you read and write about the Darfur crisis and consider it an artificial issue, or one unworthy of world protest.
“Is the life of 1,000 people in western Sudan less valuable, or is a single killed Palestinian or Iraqi of greater importance, merely because the enemy is Israeli or American? According to estimates by U.N. delegations inspecting what is happening in the [Darfur] region, 300,000 Sudanese are in danger of liquidation because of the ongoing war there.”