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For several years, Professor Wiesel has spoken out against the current crisis in Sudan's Darfur region. He says it is the responsibility of world leaders and the international community to intervene. "It's an outrage because we must stop it and we can stop it by sending international forces led by America."
Professor Wiesel cites a Biblical commandment that he feels the world must take to heart if there is to be change. "In Hebrew it's called Lo taamod al dam réakha—Thou shall not stand idly by when the blood of your fellow human being is being shed," says Professor Wiesel. "[We] have no right to stand idly by."