Editorial: Genocide ideology is not a myth

Opponents and critics of this country never let an opportunity to slam it slip away, accusing it of all kinds of ills. Most of them know the truth but choose to deliberately bury it under the carpet.

Opponents and critics of this country never let an opportunity to slam it slip away, accusing it of all kinds of ills. Most of them know the truth but choose to deliberately bury it under the carpet.

Whenever new laws are enacted to counter crimes, the critics come out of the wood work. To them, they know best and anything Rwanda-engineered does not meet the judicial and human rights standards.

One of the country’s laws that have been a victim of constant bashing is the one regarding the genocide ideology. They claim that the government uses it as a political tool and that no such thing as genocide ideology exists.

What does someone describe a situation where parents instills racial hatred in their children? How about those who take pleasure in goading survivors especially during the commemorations period?

The same goes for someone who is in possession of information of the whereabouts of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi but refuses to cooperate.

Yesterday, remains of 547 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi were laid to rest. They were discovered accidentally in a mass grave during excavation work on the outskirts of Kanombe military barracks.

That such a large number of people could have been lying there, some for as long as 27 years and yet no one came forward with the information is an enigma.

These are the kind of things that this country deals with everyday; reburying the remains of victims accidentally discovered during construction work or unearthed by landslides. Some are even discovered buried under someone’s living room in full knowledge of the occupants. What does someone call that if not genocide ideology? We still have a long way to go.

 

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