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Noun1.Interahamwe - a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again; "in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Ruanda, Rwanda, Rwandese Republic - a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
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Hutu extremists, former government soldiers, the Rwandan Armed Forces (FAR) and Interahamwe (5) rebels accused the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) of having carried out the attack, and promptly declared war against the Tutsis.
It is the rage I saw in the eyes of the teenage Interahamwe militiamen in Rwanda, it is the rage I sensed in the hearts of the children of Sierra Leone, it is the rage I felt in crowds of ordinary civilians in Rwanda, and it is the rage that resulted in September 11.
They mingled indiscriminately Tutsi survivors, former government soldiers and Interahamwe.
from Canada--ordered the Interahamwe death squads to exterminate the Tutsis by massacring them in that very river, using the very same words.
18, 2014) ("[Ngirabatware] submits that: (i) the mere presence of a group at the vicinity of the roadblock does not suffice to show that the alleged inciting statements were received by the public as, at best, the statements were heard by only three persons; and (ii) the group was selected and limited to the Interahamwe and Impuzamugambi manning the roadblock.
The extremists' social psychology for mass killing was moulded well so that from April 1994 onwards one would see ordinary Hutu side by side with the Interahamwe (the murder squads) slaughtering every Tutsi irrespective of age, sex, social class and religious category.
Recognizing that young people dominated the ranks of genocidaires and interahamwe militia in 1994, (63) youth education has emerged as a particular focus in recent years--for example, there are now over 500 secondary-school "Justice and Peace Clubs" in the Diocese of Cyangugu alone.
Like the Rwandan Interahamwe, the civilian group responsible for much of the killing in Rwanda's genocide, the Imbonerakure or at least its more radical elements appear ready to target civilians en masse.
Both terrorist groups such as ISIS and genocidal organizations like the Interahamwe (in Rwanda) embrace ideologies that endorse the use of violence as a means of achieving purity within the community.
Both terrorist groups such as IS and genocidal organizations like the Interahamwe (in Rwanda) embrace ideologies that endorse the use of violence as a means of achieving "purity" within the community.
Elementos del ejercito ruandes y las tristemente celebres milicias interahamwe (28) fueron las responsables de estas acciones entre abril y julio de 1994.

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