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Speaking at the occasion, Hussein Mar Nyuot, chairman of national committee for humanitarian affairs in the SPLM-IO, who was also the Chief Guest at the event, told the commemorators that the perpetrators of the Juba massacre can be forgiven by the Nuer community and the people of South Sudan in general but added justice will still take its course.
Some saw Qur'anic symbolism in the movements; the pitter-pattering of feet mimicking the heat of the desert in which Flussein was killed at Karbala in 680 AD, or hair-spinning as an appreciative gesture of Fatima to clean the floor on which those commemorators of her son's death congregate.
Kicklighter says that he and his platoon of commemorators are "very busy planning all our efforts: educational materials, a Pentagon exhibit, traveling exhibits, symposiums, oral history projects and much more.
Addressing the martyrs' day commemorators gathering, Dr Qadri resolved that he would continue his fight against tyrant and oppressor.
1) However, when official commemorators are, well, officials--elected or appointed representatives of the government--there can be little doubt that the memories being presented as guidance for an audience's future are consistent with the state's current and/or future needs (Kammen 1991).
Some years ago the Knesset debated a "Naqba Law" that would have sent commemorators to prison for three years.
In the first phase, from 1918 to the 1930s, the White interpretation prevailed over the Red, and commemorators made wide use of monuments, which "house memories in a durable fashion, anchoring the transient and variable nature of memory itself" (Zelizer, 1995, p.