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Arman holds “racist” Bashir responsible for Church attack in Sudan’s capital

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April 23, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The secretary-general of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Yasir Arman, has blamed “racist” statements of Sudan’s President Omer Al-Bashir for encouraging a mob of fundamentalist Islamists to attack a church in the capital Khartoum.

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FILE PHOTO - SPLM-N sec-gen Yasir Arman

An Evangelical Church in the Sawafi area of Khartoum was attacked and set on fire Friday by a group of fundamentalist Islamists mobilised by hard-line cleric Mohamed Abdel-Karim despite a police cordon in the area.

A pastor named Yusuf Matar Kodi told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Sunday that the group had “burned Bibles and torched the school for training clergy on the farm, as well as the residence of the students."

In a press statement on Monday, Arman said that the assailing group had been motivated to burn the church as police forces “stood and watched” by the “racist” statements of Al-Bashir.

Arman was referring to a number of derogatory remarks Al-Bashir has made against leaders of South Sudan following the latter’s military takeover two weeks ago of oil-rich Heglig region on the disputed borders between the two neighbours.

On separate occasions, Al-Bashir described the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in South Sudan as “an insect” whose members must be disciplined by “the stick,” in what some have linked to a well-known Arab phrase that says “don’t buy a slave without the stick.”

The predominantly-Christian South Sudan seceded from Sudan to form an independent state in July last year but an estimated 500,000 southerners whose Sudanese citizenship has been revoked are still living in the Muslim-dominated north.

According to Arman, the fighting over Heglig has revealed the “racist face” of Al-Bashir’s regime, accusing its leaders of making insults that dwarfed those of former Apartheid leaders in South Africa.

“Al-Bashir did not only offend South Sudan’s people but also offended the northerners he rules in their names,” Arman said.

The rebel official also said that Al-Bashir’s remarks represent an insult to all of Africa and every black person including all northerners and mediators of the African Union.

Arman went on to condemn the attack on the church and warned that the move will harm the integrity of Sudan’s social fabric.

He further called on northern Sudanese Muslims to denounce the attack and defend Christians and their rights for equal citizenship.

Arman also criticised what he described as the silence of the international community in the face of “racism, fascism and use of food as a weapon” by Al-Bashir’s government in Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile where his SPLM-N have been fighting the government since last year.

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  • 24 April 2012 11:04, by Otong

    Sudan has to be blamed for violeting the International agreement that made South Sudan to withdraw its tropps from the rich oil field of South Sudan.

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  • 24 April 2012 11:04, by Michael Angelo

    That’s totally true. Rarcist statement can encourage bad people do bad things.

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  • 24 April 2012 11:11, by Daniel Buolmawei

    Thank you bro Yasir Arman. There are nlack Northerners such as Jalaby, Mohammed, Sober, Northern Sudanese, Afro-Arabian which means A mixture of African and Arab, who are laughing here not knowing that this is an insult to all Africans in our continent Africa.

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  • 24 April 2012 11:13, by Ayom Dor

    Great Pagun Amum for always carrying our views forwards!!
    We are lovely and wonderful people in South Sudan....
    Racisms, Descriminations, Hatreds etc have no place in our new Republic...BIG UP DEAR!!

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    • 24 April 2012 15:47, by zulu

      Aeman,
      You are a leader who should have been Sudan’s president for the past 2 yrs. Just because he stole votes, this fag Beshir is behaving like a real criminal. we will route him and out you incharge to run the country democratically and with civility.

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  • 24 April 2012 11:16, by Daniel Buolmawei

    We have also told our brothers from North Sudan that the current war has nothing to do with religion anymore because the South Sudan which was painted as Christian infidels seceded. The current Sudan civil war in Darfur, Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile and Eastern Sudan is a racial war. It is a war between black Africans and Arabs.

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  • 24 April 2012 11:31, by Joseph Canada

    as of the moment, am setting the Koran on fire just like the Bible being Burnt in Sudan!. Fuck the Koran!!!

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    • 24 April 2012 14:30, by Ruach

      No doubt about Bashir ’s racist comments of calling the people of South Sudan as"insect".The word did not refer to SPLM.It is to the people of South Sudan.We couldn’t SPLM to rule South Sudan if they are insects.He is totally a racist in African soil.What a racist and noisy President!!

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    • 25 April 2012 13:26, by Ruach

      He is the racist of racists in the world

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    • 25 April 2012 21:09, by Justice Seeker

      Joseph: you can not fight racist idiot moves by setting kuran to fire otherwise you will be humiliating brave Muslim brothers like Arman. Fight the terrorist tyrants who set the church to fire by accommodating religious diversity. God bless Africa. Amen!

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  • 24 April 2012 12:39, by peace seeker

    Shut up defated Arman.Bashir has a mind to think with and not like your lord Salva.

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    • 24 April 2012 12:57, by Mach Achiek

      Dear readers,

      I dont see a reason why people Shy away when it come to racial debate between South and North. I personally believes that we in the South are Negroes with Africans identity. What about those in the North? Who are they? What is there identity?.

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  • 24 April 2012 13:56, by Good Citizen

    to my fellow south sudanese,
    our christian values do not allow revenge, nor disrespecting oother people’s way of worship/religion.we are principled and ethical people and must not allow ourselves to follow the behaviours of islamists who think that by killing their fellow christians, Budhist, Confucians,Animist,atheists...etc,that their god/ Allah will be pleased and go to heaven without question

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  • 24 April 2012 13:57, by Good Citizen

    the hard reality is that the TRUE GOD cannot accept the killing of any human being because he worship differently.whether those fundamentalists like it or not.may God change the heart of those islamists and protect our christians facing threats of islamism.

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  • 24 April 2012 15:23, by E. Defense Forces
  • 24 April 2012 17:16, by Konan

    Janobean,

    Pls. don’t be hypocrite, Arman is a fake Arab, somewhat a Muslim and of course a Northerner too. Insects of same feather flock together looooooooool.

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  • 24 April 2012 19:07, by acuil deng

    Konan

    Yasir Arman is not a deluted follower or a totted Muslim, but a charismatic leader and a revolutionary, respected by his enemies and friends alike. Unlike your racist and prejudiced president, Mr. Arman is loved by most people in South Sudan.

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  • 25 April 2012 04:10, by Mohamed

    Burning of any place of religious practice is sacrilegious even to Muslims.
    The initiator of this should be brought to justice, along with all that took part.

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  • 25 April 2012 07:43, by Sudan virus

    What a hell on earth (South Sudan)!

    Supreme organizations such as UN, AU, Arab league,ICC and etc.are suppose to provide protection especial for the weak, poor and vulnerable. However, how come such organizations are depending a world wanted criminal president Bashiir!?

    Its like the developed country look at Sudan and South Sudan conflict as a kind of entertainment while innocent civilians are

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