Paul Rusesabagina, the imposter humanitarian has set up a foundation called Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation (HRRF). This organization ostensibly aims at providing assistance to the Genocide survivors. However, the foundation is as big a hoax as the concept defining Rusesabagina, as a humanitarian.
It may well provide Rusesabagina and his kin with assistance, but one has yet to meet a survivor of Genocide in Rwanda the foundation has helped.
In any case, everybody knows there has never been such a thing as Hotel Rwanda in the manner Rusesabagina portrays it. It is a fictitious Hollywood creation, designed as an attention grabbing sales gimmick. Rusesabagina, by naming his organisation Hotel Rwanda foundation has decided to walk the very fine line between reality and fraud. Hotel Rwanda the movie is fiction premised on pure concoctions aimed at self enrichment by the imposter humanitarian. What is objectionable is the attempt by Rusesabagina and others force it down our throats as reality in their quest for serving their egos and other personal interests.
One has only to consult the organisation’s website just to see how the man is a wicked liar. He wickedly plays with the website visitors’ emotions by presenting them a desperate situation in Rwanda based on unsubstantiated numbers and percentages: “With as many as 500,000 orphans, Rwanda has one of the highest per-capita orphan populations in the world. Many of the children born of women raped during the Genocide have grown up with no fathers and now live on the edges of society.
They lack access to basic food, clothing, or shelter and they quickly fall prey to those seeking to exploit their condition to perpetuate further racial conflict and unrest,” he rambles on.
And in a self aggrandizement he tries to sell the moon to his audience by giving out false promises he knows he does not intend to fulfill:
“To fight this cycle, HRRF provides financial assistance for Rwanda’s orphans. Through the help of orphanages and schools in highly devastated areas within Rwanda, HRRF will grant funds to administer appropriate services focusing on education, vocational training and other social support mechanisms,” he continues.
From there he announces the colors: “To give life. To give help. To give hope. People need resources. Help us help ourselves.” And he goes on praising himself with no trace of humility: “That is how I started helping people,” he said while speaking in Dimnent Memorial Chapel some time back. “But so far, vulnerable Genocide survivors have received no single penny of the amassed funds from the foundation.”
His statement is only a move of giving false statistics in order to amass money for his personal interests as he unashamedly tries to raise his popularity based on crafty humanitarianism appeals.
He has been touring the world fundraising for this so called charity of his. However, there is no single record where this foundation has assisted in any way any of the orphans and widows in Rwanda. As a matter of fact, let us recall here that several funding institutions have been asking Rusesabagina to account for the money they gave him for his so called charities.
Indeed, from reliable sources, for the second time on May 4 2007, the Conrad Hilton Foundation requested Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation to give details on how the $100,000 grant given to them was used. The previous request had been done in December 2006 and no answer to that effect has ever been submitted.
They also rightly suspect that the money raised might end up buying weapons to destabilize Rwanda and the entire Great Lakes Region again, now that he has embarked on a futile attempt to win political power. And as if this was not bad enough, in his various speeches and presentations, Rusesabagina has launched a systematic campaign of negation of the Tutsi Genocide preferring to use such ambiguous terms like, “war crimes,” “terrible massacres,” indeed in total contradiction even of the message given the Hotel Rwanda fiction movie.
This indeed is characteristic and typical of many Genocide sympathisers and perpetrators. He has gone on to misrepresent the Rwandan Genocide and history; yet he is fully aware of the systematic plans of extermination directed against the Tutsi right from the 1959-1966, 1973, culminating into the 1994 holocaust. It clearly does not square with logic that the “hero” who saved innocent lives has of late turned into the official mouth piece and spokesperson for the ideology of negation, blackmail and malicious propaganda.
That he should use his underserved fame to enrich himself and his kin spread misinformation and incite sentiments of divisionism and hate among Rwandans, is however not to surprising to those that know Rusesabagina, the person, before 1994 and during the Genocide.
He has dined with and even defended many renowned genocidaires like General Augustine Bizimungu, now undergoing trial in Arusha, because he shares the same ideology with them and only never killed those that were in the Mille Colline Hotel with him because he was extorting them.
Even though against the written instructions of the owners of the Hotel (a copy of which we have) and as attested by the then manager of the SN Brussels himself.