I wish I could write some good things one day!
I have no words to describe the execution of 30 young African men, among them three Eritreans who were in Israel several months ago. Why are Africans denied the right to live? When will people understand why some people are forced to leave their original land and seek a shelter in others' land?
These three young men were in the track from Holot-Saharonim to Uganda/ Rwanda. The way they were killed is not much different than the way Abdel Azim was killed. They were rejected and coerced to leave Israel because they were different (blacks and non-Jews) and they were killed and executed in Libya because they were not Muslim. And everything seems to be normal. Why doesn't life stop? What is the meaning of living on this planet in the midst of this hatred, racism and nepotism?
I asked my fellow Holot inmate Aman Beyene about the tragic execution of three Eritrean brothers who were in Holot, and he said: “there are no words to explain the sorrow. Their families don't know about it at all and we don't intend to tell them now, because it will be hard for them. I was in Saharonim with one of them. It is hard, my friend”, he added.
A still image from the execution video ISIS published earlier this week
Before blaming anyone else, I blame all the post-colonial African “leaders”. Don't you have hearts? How do you live on this earth? What does leadership mean to you? You've got to understand that the killing of our people is systematic and intentional. Almost all Europeans and Western world leaders are united to make our people suffer. I recommend that you read the British response to the migration phenomenon, what Australian PM said, and what Yisrael Katz, Israeli minister of transportation, said. They all agree not to let immigrants enter their countries, let them die.
This is an effective way to enslave the people of Africa and to steal our resources. In fact, there were even some idiots cheering the acts of ISIS because the victims were Eritreans. They even went as far as saying “there are many more here (in Israel). Kill them all” and “ISIS is the perfect solution to the infiltrators in Israel”. Meanwhile, African leaders are standing idly by, just like nothing is happening.
Several days ago we commemorated the Holocaust and the genocides in Rwanda and Darfur, and in few days we will commemorate the Armenians' genocide. Every time we repeat “Never Again” we mean not only to any other genocide but also to hatred, racism and nepotism. We mean to spread the spirit of tolerance and forgiveness. However, it seems to me that “Never Again” are only words. Nobody seems to learn from history. We would rather see the spread of the same totalitarian views that led to the Holocaust.
People pretend to love Africa, but just steal the resources and hate its people. Well said Malcolm X:
“You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can't hate Africa and not hate yourself”.
Mutasim Ali is an asylum seeker from Darfur and one of the leaders of the asylum seekers community in Israel