While today I start fasting in solidarity with my people in Darfur, fasting is a norm in many homes and villages across Darfur. The world may react to the blood scenes or dead bodies to acknowledge that there are atrocities committed by the regime in Khartoum. Yet starvation and thirst could escape photographic or audio capture. This what Albashir counts on to keep Genocide grinding the lives of Darfur and squeeze life out of them. It is an evil plan of the Government of Sudan to rid Darfur of its original people. Expelling 13 international NGOs is a deliberate step to impose harsh living conditions further in Darfur. This expulsion has only one outcome: starvation, thirst, disease in Darfur.
I salute Mia Farrow who initiated this fast for Darfur and for her tireless work to bring justice and lasting peace to the people of Darfur. I salute as well all the decent people who had and are participating in this noble human gesture: Fasting for Darfur.