BEYOND THE UNIMAGINABLE:”the killing of children”

I thought I had problems. This just reminds me that there is always someone worse off than you!

Hush Speak Softly

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Countless thousands of children were slaughtered during the 1994 Tutsi genocide. Proof of the carnage was everywhere throughout the country in the months after the killing. On a path winding up a hillside in Nyakizu in Butare province, a small red sweater lay discarded. Inside was the ribcage of an infant.

When children went back to school at Kaduha in Gikongoro province, the bones of other children still lay strewn about the schoolyard in which they played. Of the bodies exhumed by Physicians for Human Rights at a mass grave in Kibuye province, some 44 percent were of children under the age of fifteen and 31 percent were under ten. Most had been killed by machete; fewer than 1 percent, the more fortunate, had been killed by gunfire. Among the victims treated by physicians in western Rwanda, some 30 percent were children and most had been injured by machete.

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One thought on “BEYOND THE UNIMAGINABLE:”the killing of children”

  1. This is a broken world. In many countries children are exploited, kidnapped and placed on the front lines of armies so they get shot first, and made to labor in horrid conditions. No wonder Jesus said, “ “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” Matthew 18:6

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