Rwanda prohibits death penalty for perpetrators of genocide

Joseph Farah writes of his frustration in an article entitled, Help me Rwanda! He is such an eloquent writer that I really have nothing to add. I highly recommend the article. Some excerpts follow:

Some 13 years after the government of Rwanda sparked the genocide of some 800,000 mostly Christian ethnic Tutsis, a new government had, in a remarkable act of “compassion,” prohibited the execution of any of those found legally responsible for those deaths.

It is as if the madness in Rwanda has never stopped – not completely.

…Am I the only one who finds irony in the U.N.’s latest “resolution” of Rwanda’s problems – the blocking of justice for the killers?

…Ask yourself this question: If people get away with murder, does it discourage it or encourage it in the future? To me, this is a no-brainer. But not to the geniuses who run the U.N.’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda – and every other blessed thing at the U.N.

About 600 murderers, including many mass murderers, will see their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment as a result of this act of beneficence. Really, that’s how it is being touted by the internationalists – the very people who incubated the genocide in Rwanda, who sat by and watched it, who turned their heads.

…What Rwanda has done is put its countrymen and the world on notice that what happened 13 years ago wasn’t really so bad. Nothing happened that requires anyone to pay with their own blood. So, should Rwanda or any neighboring country ever find itself on the brink of self-immolation, again, those responsible can take solace in knowing that, if they are ever held to account for their crimes, it will not mean an end of their lives.

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