Oil Firm Hit With $1 Billion Suit Over Sudanese Jihad

The American Anti-Slavery Group has filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Talisman Energy, Inc. of Canada, charging Talisman with violations of international law for participating in the ethnic cleansing of black and non-Muslim minorities in southern Sudan. Talisman is a business partner of the radical Islamic regime in Sudan, which has been condemned by governments and human rights groups for genocide, forced starvation, and slavery. The complaint contends that Talisman willfully and knowingly allowed the Sudanese government to use company roads and airfields to wage its on-going jihad, which has resulted in massive civilian displacement and the murder and enslavement of innocent civilians.

Charles Jacobs, president of the American Anti-Slavery Group, said the "suit employs a new weapon-the courts of justice-in our campaign to stop slavery and slaughter by Sudan's ruling terrorist regime."