Brittany from Nashville Is Talking has this to say:
I think it is weird that 50 people die a horrific terrorism attack in white, Western Europe and everyone is asked to be "quiet please" and told their opinoins don't matter.
100,000 people are more are raped, pillaged and murdered during a horrific genocide and no one says jack shit. (I've seen no post at PitW about being quiet for those killed in the Darfur region.)
Regarding Darfur I've addressed it here (*archives, June 7)"and will continue to address it. However, I didn't have personal friends in immediate danger in Darfur, nor did I once live and study in Darfur. Ergo, London is closer to me than Darfur, and I write what I know. Where are the posts on Darfur over at NiT? When NiT is covering NOW, why is there no questioning of NOW's noticable lack of real involvement on Darfur? Why won't NOW join the List of Signatories at SaveDarfur.org?
Darfur and London are two seperate stories, both deserving of attention and response.
I think the larger story on Darfur is how many organizations and individuals use it as some sort of trump card in any argument, without making any real commitment. Do I think we should intervene in Darfur? Yep. Most definitely. But then again, I'm in favour of ending genocide wherever it occurs.