Elie Wiesel on Darfur:
I am haunted by what I know of Darfur.
In Darfur, humankind’s center of suffering today, men, women and children are uprooted, starved, tortured, mutilated, humiliated and massacred — and the whole civilized world knows it. And little or nothing, nothing significant, is being done to stop these massive violations of human rights.
Who is guilty? Those who commit these crimes. But to the question, "Who is responsible?" we are compelled to say: "Aren’t we all?"
We can no longer stand idly by.…
As a Jew, and a survivor, I do not compare any events to the horrors of the Holocaust. Yet how can anyone, anywhere who sees the loss of life in Darfur, the systematic deportation, the killing of a people, not feel outraged? How can anyone who remembers other genocides – Cambodia, Rwanda, the Holocaust, the former Yugoslavia – remain silent?
If we neglect the suffering victims of Darfur, their plight will be our fault – and, perhaps, our guilt.
That is why we must act today.
Won’t you make your voice heard?
All are entitled to live with dignity and hope. All are entitled to live without fear and pain.
For the victims of Darfur, we must intervene.