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Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Adha in Rumbek

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By Manyang Mayom

December 10, 2008 (RUMBEK) – Thousands of Muslims gathered Monday at Rumbek Freedom Square to celebrate Eid Al-Adha. It is the third celebration of Eid Al-Adha in Rumbek during the period since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

Addressing the crowd, the minister of social development and religious affairs, Peter Guien Enock, said the government of Lakes state is working together with all the religious in the state.

Guien urged the Muslim population to generously practice their religious rights as stipulated in the CPA. He also denied the Islamic connection with terrorism, saying this characterization is inaccurate.

In the opinion of the minister of information and communication, Agad Chol Mabuong, Islam is a religion in which one feels a connection with God, it is one’s own personal belief and not for the purpose of marginalization despite different beliefs and ethnicities in the Sudan.

In February the construction of a mosque was suspended by the Lakes state authority and six staff of the mosque were arrested. After heavy dialogue the six members were released from jail. Nevertheless, Lakes state governor Daniel Awet Akot denied the report and he said that mosque construction was suspended for purposes of town planning and opening up roads in the state.

Responding to these events, in April 2008 the Sudanese first vice-president and president of the government of Southern Sudan expressed concern over the arrests and the decision to prevent Rumbek’s Muslims from rebuilding the mosque.

A select group of Muslims, including government officials, joined hands together and visited the Lakes state correctional prison when the celebration ended. They gave a bull to the inmates and some sweets to patients in the regional hospital.

The commissioner of Rumbek central county, Abraham Makoi Bol, urged the Muslim community in Lakes state to apply for more land in Rumbek. He also added that the majority of traders in Rumbek are Muslim but most of them live in their shops.

He also dismissed the allegation that the state government is against Muslims. He said that things like the suspension of mosque construction last year was surely a surveying issue and had nothing to do with religion or belief.

Makoi affirmed that eight people are now arrested for suspected involvement in gang activities in Rumbek town.

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  • 11 December 2008 04:46, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    dinka islamic can not do any thing to us like terrorism, they can be slaughter like chickens if they wants. I don’t know if they can even pray louder in the morning since they lack teeth, becuase i know that a sheep and dog can produce a loud noise compared to a goat which is missing some of the teeth. It is not an insult, but it is a real issue for the people to know. Fool may mis understand me. Politics must not be mix with religion, race and culture. Let them exercise their freedom in a good manner not to get engage in terrorism or shria law otherwise they will regret.

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    • 11 December 2008 16:12, by Trueson of Southerner is Back

      Illogic with your Husband Toposa boy.

      you are all slaves of the centuries between Dinka and Arabs and non dinka experience what you bitterly tatsed,but thank God that your husband Dinka freed you from slavery.

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  • 11 December 2008 07:17, by Toposa Boy southerner

    I have been telling southerners all along Dinkas are women of Islam you Dinkas Toilet

    We the real southerners believe peace can only be realize in Sudan
    After pushing of the husband of Dinka toria Beshiir Toilet together with there Women Dinka liers

    Ocampo oyeee Bush Oyeee

    Dinka Toria and there husband will be flash to the toilet
    Let the bell ring

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  • 11 December 2008 09:33, by Deng

    it sound like there is somebody talking to Dinkas in the internet. who is taposa boy, can you go and talk with turkana. If you can’t even talk with turkana how can you jump from nowhere talking against the person who have let you see the sun light. I was in Sudan just few month ago, did guys learn the different between man cloth and women cloth if not you need learn that before you enter into politic. Dinka are the people who have shown you guys what is so call governement, if not could you tell me any person from taposa who was in the government only luis who doesn’t not even know what is so call "the" sorry guys you are just against the people who wented to let guys smile what is so life but you don’t even know what is the key to life.
    I wish Deng Agau JR will do his job to let you know what is so call government. We are not against Islam but we are against it principle. Dinka will take you to the promise land, but jallaba will not take you to the promise however they will rapes your innocent civilian like what they are doing in Darfur and the even did it around kapeota in 1996 -8. we are aginst that atrocities and that is why we are fighting to bring those who did that into justice so that people like you will know what to write on th web like you does today.

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    • 11 December 2008 13:36, by Uncle Sam.

      Mr. Dear Illogic boy with your Idiot brother (the so called Toposa Boy)! You will never, ever make a democratic statement in this country unless you and your supporters are rehabilitated – S. Sudan is amongst the countries where religious beliefs and norms are respected regardless of who practices them.

      I don’t blame the Toposas because they don’t know what religious is all about? they only believes in their necked ass and nomadic acts, that’s why Toposa-women cooks food and the men eats until thier rectums seated on the sitting-stools (nyacholong) gets satisfied and left the wives and the innocent kids surviving with only left-over. Taposa we librated you from Arabs and we are going to liberate you again from Gomorrah disease, believe it or not - you need a thorough rehabilitation so that you know what democratic co-existence meant.

      Mr. Illogic I have been telling that, you become a common idiot and virus of Sudantibune because of your segregate words accompanies by your illiterate reasoning; I think you are redundancy in that office if you can hold an office, you should shut-up your dirty mouth instead of barking to a wrong people and you have left your homes with LRA just like what your brother to Taposa-boy did to Turkanas.

      Mr. Illogic go and continue with current norms of killing your relatives with venoms or poisons so that you celebrate and eats their funerals, However, you should leaves your liberators alone to conduct national duties.

      Uncle Sam

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      • 11 December 2008 14:08, by Uncle Sam.

        "They who are not taught by their mothers should be taught by the world" I meant, the world can teach Mr. Illogic Boy and his necked Toposa Boy on how the democratic inhabitants are made of.

        They should understand that,we didn’t have problems with religions but Arabs’ regime was our bigest problems. However; we all know it will takes a century for Taposa and Banana-eaters to understand the diversity of the problems of Sudan though one is left to wonder why these people couldnot understand what was the causes of problems in Sudan since 25 years back - Ooh common Toposa with your Banana-eaters.
        Uncle Sam.

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