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Mia Farrow Offers Herself As Hostage For Darfur

From those celebrants of celebrity courage at the Associated Press:

Mia Farrow Offers Her Freedom in Exchange for Safe Passage of Darfur Rebel Leader

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Actress Mia Farrow has offered to give up her freedom so that an ailing Darfur rebel leader can get safe passage out of a hospital, according to a letter the celebrity activist wrote to Sudan’s president and posted Monday on her Web site.

Suleiman Jamous, a moderate who has been a key link between Darfur rebels and aid workers in the war-torn Sudanese region, needs to leave the country for further medical care, Farrow said in the letter to President Omar al-Bashir, dated Sunday.

Jamous, suffering from abdominal problems, has been at a U.N. hospital outside Darfur. The U.N. has said he is free to leave, but he fears arrest or government reprisals if he does.

“As you are undoubtedly aware, Mr. Jamous is in need of a medical procedure that cannot be carried out in Kadugli,” wrote Farrow, who has traveled to Darfur as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador and signed her letter with that title.

“I am therefore offering to take Mr. Jamous’s place, to exchange my freedom for his in the knowledge of his importance to the civilians of Darfur and in the conviction that he will apply his energies toward creating the just and lasting peace that the Sudanese people deserve and hope for,” she wrote.

Attempts to reach Sudan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman early Tuesday were not immediately successful…

UNICEF spokeswoman Kate Donovan said Monday that the organization was “not aware that Mia Farrow had written the letter to the president of the Republic of Sudan under her UNICEF goodwill ambassador title, and we’d like to consult with her before we make a comment.”

Where was Ms. Farrow’s concern when the Sudanese Muslims were wiping out the Southern Christians over there?

And where is a similar concern for the Muslims killing other Muslims in Iraq?

Why hasn’t offered herself to the Taliban in exchange for one of their South Korean hostages?

(These are rhetorical questions of course.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, August 7th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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