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Whip awaiting alcohol drinkers and dealers, Sudan president warns

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March 25, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir today warned that his government will have zero tolerance for those who drink or deal in alcoholic drinks saying they will be whipped under the Islamic Sharia’a laws.

"Anybody who drinks alcohol, we lash them. Anybody who makes alcohol, we lash them. Anybody who sells alcohol, we lash them. I don’t care about the UN or human rights organizations," Bashir told a gathering of Sufi sect in the capital’s suburb of Um Dawaban.

North Sudan is currently ruled under Islamic law which prohibits drinking among other things even though a local homemade brand of alcohol is widely consumed privately. During most of Sudan’s post independence history drinking was socially acceptable.

In 1976 late president Jaafar Nimeiri ordered his ministers and legislators either to give up alcoholic drinks or resign in a letter he also addressed to university professors, senior army officers, ambassador and media figures. Nimeiri himself was also known to be a drinker.

Rights groups have complained about lashing sentences handed out against women caught brewing alcohol in Khartoum, many of them from the non-Muslim south.

The 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between Sudan’s predominantly Muslim north and the largely Christian and animist south makes special provision for Christians in the semi-autonomous south.

Last year the Nigerian football striker Stephen Worgu, who played for Sudan’s premier league Al-Merreikh club, was sentenced to 40 lashes for drinking alcohol though it is not clear if the sentence was carried out.

The Public Order Police (POP), responsible for enforcing the Islamic law, crackdown on breaches of laws relating to decency and maintaining the peace came into the spotlight after last year’s high-profile conviction of Sudanese U.N. official Lubna Hussein, who was briefly jailed for wearing trousers in public.

Also in the same year a Christian Southern Sudanese teenager Silva Kashif was arrested while walking to the market near her home in the Khartoum suburb of Kalatla.

Her mother Jenty Doro told Reuters that Khashif was taken to Kalatla court where she was convicted and punished by a female police officer in front of the judge.

Under the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) a commission for the rights of Non-Muslims in the capital is tasked with defending the interests of Southerners living in the capital governed by Islamic Shari’a law.

However, observers say that the commission has been ineffective in carrying out its mandate.

Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) has called on the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) to abolish Islamic law in order to preserve the country’s unity but were turned down.

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  • 26 March 2010 08:21, by James

    Bravo Bashir.Stick to your objectives.We in the SPLM will undoubtedly do the same.Just recognize our independance as you explicitly stated it at Yambio.You truely have a vission in the same way as we do in the SPLM,but the rest of Sudanese political parties dont have a vision,they keep osscilating from unity to splitting the country.SPLM OYEE.CHRISTIANITY IN THE SOUTH OYEE.SPLITTING THE COUNTRY OYEE

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    • 26 March 2010 10:48, by Aduol Liet

      Death to Omar al Bashir and National Congress members.

      Sudan Country is not an Islamic nation and these Arab African must respected the native of the Sudan. We are not going to let this Islamic Sharia law to be practices in Sudan even if the Southern Sudan gain independence we will still asking these Idiots North-Sudanese African to make a choice between being act like African citizens in North-Sudan or they have a choice to go back to Middle East nation so that they can do whatever, they want to do in that nation but in North- Sudan they are going to have hard time to practices their stupid Islamic Sharia Law. The mistreatment which they have been doing on us have made us utmost strongly and will united us to deal with this Islamicism extremity killer and we will dichotomy in to tiny group and fucken them one by one and the rest of native in the Sudan land owner will rise up. Everyone knows that, Omar al Bashir has renege every single law which was been signed in peace agreement process including all these they mentioned and there was rule that, none Sharia Law believers will be indicted by the Islamic Law and indictment killer signed it in Kenya. Sudan is the mother of all Africa nation therefore, if these minority Immigrants North-Sudan Arab African don’t want to live peaceful in Sudan then, we will kick their asss out in the whole Sudan nation and Sudan will be remain as a land of Black African native.

      I also blame on our Southern Sudanese who left the richest land Southern Sudan which feed the whole Sudan and I hate the inability of these Southern Sudanese people who have been following those immigrants who came with nothing in their pockets only they were carrying salt. All Southern Sudanese in Northern Sudan are stupid people otherwise, I will not stayed out side Khartoum as a refugee persons while Arab in enjoy business, it it best to take guns and use it against these Arab dominators. Question to those unmovable in Northern Sudan, who do you think will built your house free in Southern Sudan if you all running after bribes money for Arab. Are you waiting for the darker day in Northern Sudan.? Well, God has a plan even though you forget everythings because your hearts are fully with sinful there is no doubt how dump these Southern Sudanese refusing in Northern Sudan, but those who have not give up to follow Arab for only busboy and Food for work in Khartoum, ’’ God will offer to give these people Southern Sudan all kinds they will need. Look the Peace agreement was been signed five years ago, but these Southern Sudanese are refusing to come back to their origin home even if you feel like there is nothing at your home, please your home is more important than being stayed as a refugee around Khartoum the Sudan captial city while these Idiots Arab are operating their business why are you Southern Sudanese make yourselves slave and second citizens for what reason.?

      For the SPLM in GOSS, please we would like to hear what is your plan for Southern Sudanese who are resider in Northern Sudan.? Why Southern Sudan government did not have a budget to bring these Southern Sudanese who have been living as a refugees out side Khartoum and those living jobless in Khartoum for the entirely of their lives. Five years are enough MR, Salve Kiir to do everything right just like many others leaders in the world, they get elected for four years and they did everything durable but why it took five years for the SPLM in GOSS without even bringing 700,000 Southern Sudanese back to their home.? Campaigning without having a plan is what Southern Sudan are looking for but they want a leader who real understood their condition do you get it now.? Leadership is about trying to do everythings right for your people why these people kept quite in these five years and did nothing to bring these people back to Southern Sudan. Why Salve Kiir Manyardit and Riek Machar are misleading Southern Sudanese people and they says they want to be elected again for what.? I wish if there are others good candidates running for Southern Sudan presidency then, Southern Sudanese must have to choose the person they trust because we can not afford too many failures and the Islamic Sharia Law of Northern Sudan on the other hand is abusing our people over time in Northern Sudan and they leaders in Southern Sudan are doing nothing about it. We want to know why five years have gone and there is no plan to take all refugees back to Southern Sudan and Southern Kordofan of Nubia Mountaints and Blue Nile. We are not going to cover up those Top leaders who have fails to do everything right within 5 years. Name only will not make you a good leader but if you guys do what people need then, that is what the leadership is about. Salve Kiir Manyardit need to show us the plan and why it took five without doing anything, this is real a shame on them barking on the Khartoum government is not the answer but show us your plan.

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    • 26 March 2010 15:22, by Garang Arok

      Jalabas from khartoum fly to juba ,malakal and wau every week end to go and drink alcohols,mondays morning,sharia’s is in effect..now what is the point?
      Indulging in alcoholic drinks away from khartoum and pretending to be good muslims in khartoum makes no rational sense..on top,if alcohol is against islam,then jalaba should go back to saudia arabia..after islam was created by vatican through kadija,a conspiracy that remains behind close door since the creation of written history..
      wasting time with rubbage mr.bashir..

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    • 27 March 2010 07:23, by Oduck Bol

      Hi mr Jamies.

      Please do not relat SPLM with christianty. If you believe in christian keep it for yourself and your family as you like it.Nobody will question you for that. But Iam worry about you and your family that oneday you or one of your family will be f...k by a paster/Beshop.

      About Omar’s speach, Iam aleardy convened that his system is good if it is not targatting southerns alone and related it to Islam.

      You notherns,can you proved your thorey to us plaese?
      Nobody believe in Eastern world relgions.They are full of violences and evile thinking on other people especially on African people.Use them for yourself and go to heaven with them.

      We are waiting for God to send us black prophit.Nobody want to be your slave through your relgions any more.Enough to us for what you did to Africans.

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  • 26 March 2010 09:21, by Padiet Deng Alony

    It sound Bad to me when some people use the term Independent of South Sudan.Independent from who and who are they to give us independent?. that is not independent that is call separation or succesion, we are dividing Sudan into 2 or more us they when. so that those who do not want sharia law need to be free.
    Keep on bashir the Unity is not attractive now as you know that law will let sudan to fragmentation.Is good that it is applied in north sudan NOT in South Sudan.we are free people from God.

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    • 26 March 2010 10:27, by david kong paul

      Dear Besher,

      You have been governing this naturally powerfull state called "The Sudan" with your useless shari’a law which prevents alcohol for the last 2 decades but no improvement in human life here. Please i want to assure you that alcohol is so far better than bad governance you are preaching.

      Furthermore, the rest of the global nations brew and and drink alcohol but they are still far better than your Country, Sudan, in term of human right respect and understanding of democratic framework in general. Look at you man you have not been drinking alcohol and believe only in what your prophet Mohamed told you in the quran but you are still the most useless president on the planet.

      I want you to give up on certain useless issues which have totally failed to promote human rights in the country for nearly 100 years.

      In the south we will brew and drink but we will still do better than your stupid government. Particularly Silva Kiir drinks but he think wiser than you, don’t you think so? After refrendum, which will definitley snatch south away from your extremely deserted north, he will make the south a better place to live.

      So please shut your shit up and keeping washing yellow ass with your hibrik.

      Ya heard?

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  • 26 March 2010 10:13, by joseph kuir

    Is up to Musilim Lem Akwana Al-chaawich to seek his ways for squeezing Alhcohol in the North ,we other parties of South already alocated our selvies in the South ,
    Please ,Please Mr Musilim Bashir keep lashing them ,they don,t behave like musilim who always Fuck their relative or libling daughtors and sisters also those of Lem ues drinks too much in the North

    SEPARATION IS OUR TERMINAL

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    • 26 March 2010 12:31, by Afredo christiani

      Dear readers

      Ha Ha Ha Ha Omer basher go a head to discipline those who don’t want to come back to their mother land to do what ever they wants or other wise they must accept to be Muslims to avoid drinking of alcohols in Khartoum and enforce Sharia laws on them .
      All black Arabs must come back .

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  • 26 March 2010 15:30, by Wilson Kur Lual

    That is upto khartoumers; but is traitors Lam and his blind supporters comportable of thier father albashits decree? they should start thinking wisely from now otherwise; lashing or stop drinking. Go ahead mr.Bashits slave them as much as you can, we are free in south!!!!!!

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  • 26 March 2010 18:37, by Kuany Dak

    Dear all,
    Authors and writers, Sudan’s Bashir is out of mind. Drinking alcohol should not be finishable under current law which establish interim constitution of sudan. Sending individual to 40 lashes, it is outrage. Sharia law is out of context.
    I would say that Mr. Bashir, Unity of sudan is not going to be achieved throught implementing Sharia law.

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    • 27 March 2010 02:36, by ojok s. ojok

      To those who are voting for Bashir, this is a clear message to you his supporters in up coming election. be prepare to vote for him.

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