In Praise of Blood, The Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front is a re-examination of the Rwandan genocide. The book stipulates that Tutsi forces led by Paul Kagame committed genocide in Rwanda against Hutu civilians in the 1990s and were responsible for assassinating the Hutu president, Juvenal Habyarimana, on April 6, 1994, which sparked the violence.
In Praise of Blood provides evidence from military deserters and a United Nations tribunal that Kagame’s commandos infiltrated Hutu militia and participated directly in killing Tutsi civilians throughout Rwanda, thereby potentiating the genocide against that ethnic group.
Rever has accused the United States and the United Nations of lying about the Rwandan genocide and covering up Paul Kagame’s crimes. She contends that the UN tribunal’s refusal to prosecute Kagame for crimes bolstered his impunity and led to his invasion of the Democratic Republic of Congo where a protracted war has left several million Congolese dead.