Is Darfur a genocide?

Darfur - Displacement in Darfur
United States
November 15, 2007 1:20pm CST
Well the United States government calls it a genocide...the United Nations on the other hand does not. Although there is a lot of violence and killing in Darfur, it cannot be referred to as a genocide. Genocide is defined as the deliberate and systematic annihilation of a racial group. The fightings in Darfur are due to drought the past several years. The fighting is not intended at eliminating an ethnic group. Instead, the fighting in Darfur is over land. Therefore, Darfur is not a genocide, but a conflict.
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@vmenard (895)
• United States
25 Nov 07
I have to disagree with you, while the conflict is due in part to the drought the arab-muslims are trying to annihilate the non arab, or black muslims. The Non-Arab muslims for the most part have lost their land and are living in refugee camps, and soon their land will be owned by the Arab-Muslims.