Solidarity with the people of Sudan today as we hear reports of mass killings by the military in response to peaceful protests in the heart of Khartoum.
After the military coup, that saw the overthrow of President Bashir, the military took control in the interim. Tragically, we’ve received first hand reports from friends and family members currently in Sudan about the military response to these protests: shooting people dead in the street and throwing bodies in the Nile to keep the death toll low. There is little to no signal in the surrounding area, the network is down so it’s a struggle to contact those in Sudan.
Even more heartbreaking is that this has happened during Eid, a time that is supposed to be a celebration of happiness, gratitude and zakat.
There is barely any coverage on the news about what what is happening in Sudan right now, it is more important than ever that we show love and solidarity with those that are affected, have lost their lives or have family members at risk, even if it seems so far removed from our lives. We need to pay attention.