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Sudan Islamists warn Bashir over Shariah constitution

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February 28, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – A coalition of radical Islamic groups in Sudan has threatened to unseat the country’s President Omer Al-Bashir if he fails to heed demands for a constitution based on Shariah laws.

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Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in prayer after winning national elections in 2010 (Reuters)

Sudan’s far-right and Islamist groups have been lobbying to have the country’s 2005 Transitional Constitution replaced with an Islamic one after the mainly Christian South Sudan gained independence in July last year.

To that end, they formed the Islamic Constitution Front (ICF) and proposed the Draft Constitution of Sudan, which is based entirely on Shariah law and according to a report earlier this month, prohibits the appointment of women in the judiciary.

On Tuesday, the ICF held its foundation conference in the capital Khartoum, and the coalition members who include the Salafi Ansar Al-Suna, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Just Peace Forum (JPF), signed its founding statement which called for the application of Shariah laws.

The conference, which was attended by a host of political parties, saw some ICF representatives boldly warning the government and President Bashir of an uprising by Islamists if their proposed constitution is not adopted.

Addressing the opening session, the ICF member and Imam of the Grand Mosque in Khartoum, Shaykh Kamal Riziq, regretted the fact that it was them who took the initiative to propose the Islamic constitution rather than the government itself.

He went on to warn that the government was now facing a choice between adopting their constitution and leaving.

“I find no qualms in telling the government that it should either rule by Islam or go unregrettably” he declared.

Omer Hadra, another ICF’s member and representative of the Khattmiya religious sect, took it a step further, threatening to topple President Bashir if he does not approve the draft constitution.

“We will submit this Islamic constitution to you [Al-Bashir] and if you fail to apply it, I swear to God we will have you overthrown,” Hadra said.

The leader of the far-right JPF, Al-Tayyib Mustafa, pointed out that Muslims now make up 97 percent of Sudan’s population and all of them want to apply Shariah.

Mustafa, who happens to be a close relative of Bashir, added that Sudan’s new homogeneous reality had ended the debate on ethnic and religious diversity.

The ICF’s secretary general, Shaykh Al-Sadiq Abdella Abdel-Majid, vowed that they would have a strong word with the government should it fail to apply what he termed as God’s rules. He warned that they would not compromise on Shariah no matter the challenges and obstacles.

Bashir, an Islamist himself, is unlikely to feel threatened by the warnings. He was, after all, faster than the radical Islamists themselves in declaring the intention to transform Sudan into an entirely Islamic state.

In December 2010, as it became certain that South Sudan was going to secede, Bashir gave a speech in which he announced that Sudan’s constitution will be amended to be fully based on Shariah. He also said that Arabic will be the only official language.

In a related context, the ICF’s leader Abdel Majid accused unnamed Sudanese political parties of working in collaboration with Western countries, including the United States and United Kingdom, to eradicate Shariah laws in the country.

The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) is seeking to include opposition parties in the debate about the new constitution. The party announced this month that a committee had been formed to receive proposals from political parties on the new constitution.

Unlike Islamist groups, mainstream opposition parties tend to advocate a “civilian constitution”.

However, they assiduously avoided calling for a secular one on account of the negative perception of the word secularism in Sudan’s Muslim conservative society.

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  • 29 February 2012 08:02, by mosa mel

    I know your so call sharah is evil ruling. how the exclude the women in decision making such as laws making. go to hell with your sharah criminal laws.

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    • 29 February 2012 08:32, by Logic

      That will never happen, these people live in the dark ages! No religious constitution will rule Sudan peacefully.

      Its that simple, citizen based constitution or continuous war. No more retarded bigoted religious leaders to dictate the political direction of the country.

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    • 29 February 2012 08:40, by omoni jr.

      sudane has the following extremism .
      1-Hamas
      2-Al Shabab
      3-hazebollah.
      4-branches of Al qaeda muslim BrotherHoood.
      5sudan Islamists extremism.jihad aka holy war terrorist.
      Khartoum is land of hiding the terrorists.

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    • 29 February 2012 17:17, by morogot batal

      you fake muslim of sudan says what? how can you call for sharia law while you killed your own muslim in darfur?stealing in a day light,
      — did you see any islam country like saudia,iran qatar,yemen,tunis,,,steal,kill their own muslim looting their properties,raping their wives,etc. you cheat the children of black muslim to come and fight s.sudan and they will go to heaven.how ful are you?

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  • 29 February 2012 08:07, by Joseph Canada

    My goodness, everybody now is turning to Bashir,even his own Islam. So are you guys telling me that NCP party is not Muslim enough? I feel sorry for the women of the Northern Sudan who does not have as much right as other women in the world. You are not even respected just for being great mothers. Am glad my nation doesn’t do that.

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    • 29 February 2012 08:26, by Xeno

      Mad dogs are howling over something surrealistic and that has no basis of reality in it. To hell with your sharia and damn god that proposes it. If Mohammad would come back today, if he had ever really existed, I would scorn him for leaving or inducing millions of human being into delusions and falsehoods. what a religion is Islam!

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  • 29 February 2012 08:23, by Madina Tonj

    Every time when you look to Omar al Bashir praying like this, you would real wondering what kind of God does he belief when 3 million Sudanese and another 300,000 Darfurian people plus second genocides on Nubian people all dies because of his leadership. I think Omar al Bashir and Syrian president are deceiving Allah otherwise, it does not make any sense for Omar al Basir to say, he belief in God

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    • 29 February 2012 08:27, by Dinkawarrior

      Damn to you Marolditapei!!
      This is another human lie! Since Mohamed lied to the world, he was previously leaded Trillions of people into Hell. Then again the Carnival name Ngundeng’s falsehoods are now spreading to us by those imprudent loyalists animals. Yours Profit is currently in hell together with Gatluak Manguel, and Mohamed. You must find another way to collect some millions of DOLLARS!

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  • 29 February 2012 08:30, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    Always when one want to die neither he will look for it by him or herself or can get wrong advise by his own tribemen.
    Omer Bashir is currently want to go in the wrong direction as those NIF do advise him in the mosque.This is not for the frist time shariah law will be going to Elemented in the Old Sudan,before it was there what was its effect on the common communities,and its result.

    OKUCU

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  • 29 February 2012 08:44, by Dinkawarrior

    The most liars of the world are Ngundeng, Mohamed, and their associate Gatluak Maguel! Death to them!!! Their royalists will join them in hell soon!!!

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  • 29 February 2012 08:56, by justin deng

    Your sharpened knife cuts off your own neck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
    Al-Bashir was using Islamic sheriah law to win the hearts of foolish Northerners but he was not really interesting in it bcoz sheriah law is an autocratic constitution.
    Am sure 100% that this sheriah will activate the dormant "Arab uprising in Sudan"
    I wonder oh!confused Islamists are now in the playground.

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    • 29 February 2012 09:22, by Robot

      Justin,
      that is very wise of you, i acknowledged your comment, with this issue cooking, let me reserve my comment.

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  • 29 February 2012 09:00, by zulu

    Jalaby, it is fascinating you espouse your tenets without and indepth conception. Should justice mean equality or fairness, where do women fall into when Sharia strictly speaking forbids women to be equal to men?
    Atlast Sudan now is known as a terrorist state.

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    • 29 February 2012 09:32, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Islam is a caustic blend of regurgitated paganism and twisted Bible stories. Muhammad, its lone prophet, conceived his religion solely to satiate his lust for power, sex, and money. He was a terrorist. And if you think these conclusions are shocking, wait until you see the evidence.

      The critics of this work will claim that Prophet of Doom is offensive, racist, hatemongering, intolerant, and unn

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      • 29 February 2012 09:34, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        and unnecessarily violent. I agree - but I didn’t write those parts. They came directly from Islam’s scriptures. If you don’t like what Muhammad and Allah said, don’t blame me. I’m just the messenger.

        Others will say that I cherry-picked the worst of Islam to render an unfair verdict. They will charge that I took the Islamic scriptures out of context to smear Muhammad and Allah. But none of tha

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        • 29 February 2012 09:37, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          that is true. Over the course of these pages, I quote from almost every surah in the Qur’an - many are presented in their entirety. But more than that, I put each verse in the context of Muhammad’s life, quoting vociferously from the Sunnah as recorded by Bukhari, Muslim, Ishaq, and Tabari - Islam’s earliest and more trusted sources. I even arrange all of this material chronologically, from creati

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          • 29 February 2012 09:39, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

            from creation to terror.

            Predicting what he called the "Day of Doom" was Muhammad’s most often repeated prophecy. While it did not occur as he foretold in 1110 A.D., it nonetheless came true. Muslims and infidels alike have been doomed by Islam.

            I love the sicenstise who wrote this about wicked Islamic doom,
            this is not my work,

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            • 2 March 2012 01:41, by australian

              Hey, DDSPLA, I like what you are saying. Where are you? Can we catch up next time I am there?

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      • 29 February 2012 09:44, by Xeno

        Hahahaha, in today world Mohammad will be proscuted for sexual indecncy, corruption of minors and sexual predatory, and bestiality.

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    • 29 February 2012 09:34, by 4Justice

      Are you kidding me? Bashir can’t play heavy metal Islam good enough!

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  • 29 February 2012 10:09, by Sudan virus

    Thank God! I am out of that devilish government!

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  • 29 February 2012 10:10, by Sudan virus

    Thank God! I am out of that devilish Country!

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  • 29 February 2012 16:25, by Dinkawarrior

    The most liars of the world are Ngundeng, Mohamed, and their associate Gatluak Maguel! Death to them!!! Whoever believed on this article is already punishable by God and will be join together with the above mentioned liars in Hell!! According to Jesus Christ "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves" (Matthew 7:15)

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  • 29 February 2012 20:26, by Dinkawarrior

    Nguendeng is not a Prophet but the Profit! Because we have seen it in many places as Nyamnyam Nuer used it as mean of collecting money in foreign countries. Would you please stop begging in name of your Profit? You bring shame to Southerners in practically,you have been known already as food lovers. You must keep you’re gluttonous in you rather than selling our names through shameful carnival man.

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  • 29 February 2012 20:46, by morogot batal

    any country that muslims put their foot steps on their soil, fighting will flame up immediately into that country.islam is the religion of war,looting, killing, raping, adultery, thieves, etc...this is our understanding according to what we experience in islam metodology all over the world....

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  • 1 March 2012 00:38, by Mayar

    come on people, wake up! We had Shariah law once in sudan and it didn’t bring and sign of peace, or solve all the problems we have, get over it, sudan will be much better without sharia law.

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  • 1 March 2012 03:11, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    This will be the end of Arab in Sudan.
    and their Islamicideology. let them sings their evil langauge. African will take their Land Sudan and Arab will go with their evil religion to Middle East.

    Sudan is Africa Land

    SRF Supporter long live SPLA Allied.

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  • 1 March 2012 04:36, by Daniel Buolmawei

    By the way, this is a conspiracy to inspire Muslims into Jihdist war against the south. I know Bashir when he’s in deep trouble he uses this Islam to confuse Radicals and extremists into Jihad war. Well, they will not win this time whether they recruit Hysbollah, Hammas, Iranian Guards, Muslim Brotherhoods or whoever in the middle. South Sudan will end Islam intrusion into East Africa.

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