Victims …. Perish Once Again Out of Laughter 

As I see it

By Adil El Baz


This article is but another face of the Prohibited Laughter. (Face of the Prohibited Laughter) is one of the pinnacle of plays written by the great Sudanese poet Hashim Siddiq, who could rightly be named the people’s poet. The leading role of the play was performed by comedian Ali Mahdi, and it was produced by Dr Saad Yussuf, greeting to all of them here. What a time it was for theater and what a time it was for theatrical nights. More’s the pity, one wonders what the savages have done to the theater? Bakht Ridha do you still cherish that remembrance


I would like to wonder as to who was the author and who was the director of that farce play: Hemedti Visit to the Genocide Memorial Museum in the Rwandan capital, Kigali!!…The author appears to be devoid of any grain of imagination and the director possesses no sense of artistic or political creativity. They actually made the rebellion a laughing stock in the eyes of the world. How could one make a killer and a rebel, just overnight, remove his genocidal headscarf and put on a nice humanitarian suit and necktie, befitting a visit to the Museum of other genocide victims, while the blood of the Massalit who were massacred in such vicious way that the well-respected magazine The Economist, described him as specialized in genocide, is still in his hands.


In the theater, to move the audience from one scene to another, you need an interlude, in which you change the décor and costumes, and adjust the scenography and rhythm. However, if you bring in the same characters, antagonists and protagonists without an intermission and without modifying the rest of the theatrical elements, that will not change the psychology of the audience, nor will it make audience forget the painful scenes just seen. Had the author not been stupid, he could have waited a little while for the blood of the victims of the “hero of the genocide” to dry in the streets of Khartoum, the villages of Gezira, and the towns of Darfur, then he would make up a lie in which he would console the victims, and put up fake makeup on his new face to help go around among the group of conspirators and murderers of his friends abroad. Then little by little, after the elapse of multiple years, he pays a visit to the victims of genocide (a time lapse only). But the fact that the victims of the criminal are still being subjected to killing and to genocidal violations and he will have the audacity to speak mercy about the other victims of genocide, would turn this ridiculous play into a mockery.


I do not know how his hands, stained with the blood of the victims, wrote such a text, or have it written to him by a poor writer on January 7, 2024 in the signature book at the Museum of Genocide Victims in Rwanda: The Sudanese must learn from Rwanda and its experience in ending the wars that afflicted it in the past. And Hemedti added during his visit to the “Genocide Memorial Museum” in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, that the war Sudan is witnessing “must be the last of wars, and we must work to create a just and sustainable peace for ourselves and for the future of our coming generations.”


The war that he and no one else launched in the entire country, he hopes will be the last of the wars. How do you call for life when you kill and rape at the same time?! How do you write about peace when you carry out massacres and rape girls while the whole world is watching it live?

Anyone who watches the video footage of Khamis Abakar being killed, dragged, and his body desecrated touring the streets, naked in a vehicle carrying a Mortar and a Rapid Support emblems … Who knows that the ten people accompanying Khamis Abkar had their genitals cut off and their bodies mutilated… You cannot imagine that this same person is talking about peace or having the possibility to show empathy with other victims without his conscience having died and him losing the slightest bit of humanity.

Those who advised him to visit the museum were mocking him and his victims in Darfur, and the victims of the genocide in Rwanda itself.

Cameron Hudson was right when he wrote, “There is no bigger insult to the victims of genocide than a genocidal killer visiting Kigali’s genocidal memorial.” Commenting on Hemedti’s visit to the memorial in Rwanda, Hudson added, “Shame on Kagame for allowing Hemedti to disrespect the memory of the Tutsis with this visit. Hemedti is mocking his victims and the rest of the world. Justice now.”

The attempt to whitewash war crimes and market its author by visiting the Kigali Museum was not successful. Rather, it was an act in a farcical play disguised as a black comedy that mocked its protagonist and the audience. This is one of the features of the theater of the absurd, that it mocks the victims and not the criminals, and makes the killer a witness and a signatory on a notebook. His victims. It is another aspect of “the prohibited laughter” that you do not know whether to laugh at or just cry.

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