Monday, May 11, 2009

Murder, murder, murder

"Take the best estimate: eight hundred thousand killed in a hundred days. That's three hundred and thirty-three and a third murders an hour - or five and a half lives terminated every minute. Consider also that most of these killings actually occured in the first three or four weeks, and add to the death toll the uncounted legions who were maimed but did not die of their wounds, and the systematic and serial rape of Tutsi women - and then you can grasp what it meant that the Hotel des Milles Collines was the only place in Rwanda where as many as a thousand people who were supposed to be killed gathered in concentration and, as Paul said very quietly, 'Nobody was killed. Nobody was taken away. Nobody was beaten.'"
- Philip Gourevitch
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by

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