Friday, February 05, 2021

Convicted for Doing the Lord's Work

 It is strange that when some Islamic fundamentalist jihadist commits an atrocity, all Muslims are complicit for the crime in the media's eyes.

Dominic Ongwen,  commander of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), was convicted on 61 of the 70 counts of crimes against humanity and other war crimes of murder, rape torture, sexual enslavement and pillaging, among others. The ruling by the  International Criminal Court also saw him convicted of forced pregnancy - a legal first.

An LRA attack on Lukodi refugee camp in northern Uganda, children were disembowelled and the charred bodies of babies left in shallow graves. Civilians were shot, burned and beaten to death. Children were thrown into burning houses, some were put in a polythene bag and beaten to death.

The LRA was formed in Uganda where it said its goal was to install a government based on the biblical 10 commandments. Led by Joseph Kony, it became notorious for abducting thousands of children to use as soldiers or sex slaves.

Dominic Ongwen convicted of war crimes for Uganda's LRA rebels - BBC News

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