Durban Conference major setback for Genocide deniers

The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi has registered some new victims; people who, of recent, have been trying to rewrite its history. The carpet was pulled from under their feet at the Durban Review Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance which has just ended in Geneva, Switzerland. The world suddenly woke up to the fact that there was a growing movement of people and organisations who have been on a campaign of playing down the Genocide against the Tutsi and putting forward their own versions. This macabre sport has been going on openly since 1994, organised by the same people who organised, supported or ignored one of the worst calamities of the 20th century.

The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi has registered some new victims; people who, of recent, have been trying to rewrite its history.

The carpet was pulled from under their feet at the Durban Review Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance which has just ended in Geneva, Switzerland.

The world suddenly woke up to the fact that there was a growing movement of people and organisations who have been on a campaign of playing down the Genocide against the Tutsi and putting forward their own versions.

This macabre sport has been going on openly since 1994, organised by the same people who organised, supported or ignored one of the worst calamities of the 20th century.

The Durban conference has sent a clear message that the world has seen through their game and it is time to clip their wings.

“Today, 15 years later we recognize that there are attempts to diminish the gravity and seriousness of this genocide; through its negation and trivialization. This is a serious impediment to efforts for prevention of genocide and for bringing justice and fostering reconciliation for the people of Rwanda,” the resolutions of the conference read.
“We therefore, hereby urge the international community to make all efforts to combat negation and trivialization of the genocide committed against the Tutsi in Rwanda.”

This should silence the merchants of death and spur nations to take stern action against deniers of the Genocide who have been very active in Western Europe and North America, the Quebec province of Canada especially.

Over the past years they have shown contempt to the victims by holding conferences, releasing books and using some sections of the media to play on the bones of millions - to coincide with the season we remember our loved ones.

The world should go beyond making resolutions; however welcome they are, and set in motion more virile measures to stop this clique that has been poisoning the world and going scot free.

Otherwise these same people might trigger another Genocide elsewhere and the world will be left holding the “Never again” banner in bloodied hands of shame.

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