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Dominique Ntawukulilyayo needs to die

By Scott Tibbs, August 6, 2010

And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies? -- Ezekiel 13:19

In 1994, 800,000 people were slaughtered in Rwanda over just 100 days. Now, the BBC reports that one of the monsters involved has been tried and convicted. The punishment is a sickening abomination and God hates it.

The United Nations tribunal for Rwanda has sentenced a Rwandan former official to 25 years in jail for his role in the 1994 genocide.

Dominique Ntawukulilyayo, 68, was accused of transporting soldiers to an area of the southern Gisagara district where Tutsis had taken refuge.

Thousands of people who had been promised protection were killed.

Twenty five years? For helping orchestrate the slaughter of thousands of people who were promised protection from rampaging militias? Why even bother?

It would be better to do nothing at all than send this monster to prison for a pathetic 25 years. This is nothing more than a slap in the face to the people who were slaughtered by this maniac and his allies. The tribunal has told the survivors that their lives are meaningless and the crimes committed against them and the 800,000 who died are not worth punishing with appropriate and proportional sanctions.

What does this say to tyrants, mass murderers, war criminals and terrorists around the world? I'll tell you what it says: the world community doesn't have the integrity or courage to punish you the way you deserve to be punished. If you are caught and tried for your crimes, you will get little more than a slap on the wrist. This will serve to encourage further crimes against humanity. The United Nations has innocent blood on its hands.

Dominique Ntawukulilyayo needs to die. Ideally, he should be hacked to death with a machete.