Mugabe's horror – and who praised him
Posted: May 29, 20071:00 a.m. Eastern
By Les Kinsolving
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The London Sunday Telegraph reports Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is "spending almost $4 billion on a grandiose project – a monument to himself.
"Work has already begun on a museum dedicated to the life and dubious achievements of the 83-year-old president. … The country's economy is crumbling and its people are struggling to survive in the face of 4,000 percent inflation, food and fuel shortages and the prospect of power cuts for up to 20 hours a day. …
"Mr. Mugabe's policies, such as the seizure of white-owned farms, are blamed for an economic crisis in which unemployment is running at about 80 percent and there are severe shortages of staple foods such as corn and wheat. …
"Mr. Mugabe's extravagance is well known. Besides his five official residences, he owns a number of private houses, including the most recent addition: a palatial three-story, 25-bedroom, $15.8 million residence in the exclusive Harare suburb of Borrowdale."
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What also needs very much to be remembered is the considerable amounts of money liberal American church denominations contributed to Mugabe when his terrorist group, Zimbabwe African Nationalist Union (ZANU), was fighting to overthrow the Rhodesian government.
That ZANU was indeed terrorist was evident in the death of Southern Baptist clergyman Archie Dunaway of that denomination's missionary hospital in Senyate. He was taken from this hospital and his body was subsequently found – after he had been used as a live target for bayonet practice.
Mugabe was not at all displeased by this atrocity – or in his proud claim of blowing up a Woolworth's store in Salisbury (now Harare), wounding 76 civilians and killing 12 more – including two children and two expectant mothers – all blacks.
Earlier that year, Mugabe's men massacred seven Catholic missionaries at Musame – including four nuns. They also murdered several Pentecostal missionaries at the Elim Mission – preceding these murders with gang rape.
None of this stopped liberal church denominations through councils of churches from sending money to murderous, so-called "liberation" groups like Mugabe's ZANU.
Despite all this, Robert Mugabe was described as: "a notable world leader, exemplifying the finest aspects of humanity" in achieving "liberation and justice" based on "decency" and "freedom" in "a result which thrills the whole world."
Who made this tribute to Robert Mugabe?
President of the United States Jimmy Carter – who welcomed Mugabe to the White House.
In Nashville, the Rev. Mr. Dunaway's son, Mark, recalled:
"My father was murdered at almost the same time Jimmy Carter was down there at the Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta trying to get votes. We heard (messages of sympathy) from many others at that convention – but we never heard from Carter."