Genocide took place for the first time roughly around thirty thousand years ago. Mankind had slowly begun to destroy itself because of slight differences between one another. Humans would single out those differences between different cultures and convince others that the world would be a better place without these individuals. Civilization did not think thoroughly about their cruel decisions at all. It is not right to single out a certain culture based on their beliefs and religion; that is still considered murder. The truth is humans may have a few slight differences, but put aside those physical characteristics, and we are all basically the same.
First of all, the similarity between human DNA is insane. All humans have 99.9% of the same DNA. The small 0.1% difference is based on things like eye color and certain risks of disease. Why would civilization think that it is okay to kill out a type of people based on small differences? They do not think about all of the similarities. They are selfish and only care about themselves. The world starts becoming a little overpopulated and they see genocide as a solution. How is murdering other humans a solution to anyone’s problems? It is not. Nothing was solved from this horrific crime that first started many years ago. In certain parts of the world genocide is still reoccurring. For example, in the heart of Africa many horrible things are taking place. The Central African Republic (CAR) is gruesomely killing off individuals for no apparent reason. On a genocide watch homepage David Smith explains only some of the small things taking place. (5-3)
One man describes how his four-year-old son's throat was slit, and how he witnessed a snake swallowing a baby. A woman explains that she is caring for a young girl because her mother went searching for medicine and was bludgeoned to death with Kalashnikov rifles. A young man tells how he was bound and thrown to the crocodiles, but managed to swim to safety. (Smith, 4)
Next, killing someone because of their religion is wrong. Almost every religion contains some type of higher power figure or figures, which is a big similarity between religions. They also share similar morals. Most religions want individuals to strive to keep their promises, take care of themselves, strive not to tell lies, help people, and to not hurt others. It is kind of ironic, because usually the ones forcing genocide claim that it is some sort of religious view. Genocide does not fit into any religion, because it is wrong. It is inhuman. It is murder. Killing someone because they are native to an area is also terribly wrong. If they were there first, then they should be allowed to continue to live there without being harmed. People should not intrude on them and cause harm just because they want their land. This is by no means an excuse for murder. (6)
The Rwanda genocide was mainly an ethnic conflict between the Hutu majority and the Tutsi minority. The religious split in the country...