Citizens Burned Alive, Children Bashed into Tree Trunks, Women Raped and Others Run Over

South Sudan has been a nation in turmoil for years and it seems that turmoil continues today.

Historically, the majority of the people in South Sudan are Christians, but many combine their Christianity with native animist religions.

It’s difficult getting good statistics from South Sudan, but much of the influence of religion, culture and politics comes from neighboring countries, some of which are predominately Muslim.

Evidently, the government and military of South Sudan have little regard for the value of human life.

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Reports have come out of South Sudan of the military systematically raping women, burning some people alive, hanging others in trees and running over people with their armored-vehicles.

One of the most horrific things being reported is that of the military taking small children and bashing them into tree trunks to kill them.

(Independent)South Sudan’s military forces systematically raped women, murdered civilians and carried out large-scale looting, Amnesty International has alleged.

Civilians were burnt alive, hanged in trees and run over with armoured vehicles in opposition-held areas in Unity State, the group said, while children were swung into tree trunks to kill them.

The report is based on the testimonies of around 100 civilians who fled an offensive by government forces and allied youth militias in Mayendit and Leer counties between 21 April and early July this year.

Amnesty said it had called for an investigation after identifying four individuals it suspected of responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity following an offensive in Unity State in 2016…

Remember how the world reacted when Syria used chemical weapons on their own people?

Remember how the world reacted when it was reported that American soldiers urinated on the bodies of their enemies in the Middle East?

Remember how the world reacted when it was reported that American soldiers burned Koran, even though they also burned Bibles, both of which had been defaced and trashed by Muslim prisoners?

So, where is the world’s outrage and reaction to the reports coming out of South Sudan?

Is the lack of response by the world due to the fact that most of the victims are described as Christians?



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R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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