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Darfur JEM scoffs at Bashir’s labeling of Khalil’s death as ‘divine retribution’


December 27, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Darfur Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) dismissed as “moral bankruptcy” the remarks made today by Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir in which he described the killing of JEM chief Khalil Ibrahim as “divine retribution”.

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FILE - Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir, left, moves to embrace Khalil Ibrahim, leader of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in Doha February 24, 2010 (Reuters)

Ibrahim was killed over the weekend in North Kordofan during his sleep in a strike conducted by a fighter jet around 3am.

Several rebel sources privately accuse two neighboring countries and an Arab Gulf state of coordinating the killing of Ibrahim using a drone aircraft.

Addressing the graduation ceremony of Staff & Command 38th class, Bashir said that Ibrahim’s death was a result of his choice to pursue the path of war, terrorizing the innocents and working to break up the unity of the country.

The Sudanese president added that Ibrahim’s demise is a message to “domestic parties” that have failed to differentiate between opposing government and opposing the nation. He added that these parties could not comprehend the regional changes including normalization of ties with Chad, the downfall of Gaddafi’s regime in Libya and the Doha peace accord signed last July.

Bashir concluded by stressing that it was “divine retribution” which put an end to Ibrahim’s life as a payback for his crimes committed against civilians. He went on to say that this ends a chapter of hatred and discord among the people.

But a senior JEM official quickly rebuffed Bashir’s statements.

“His [Bashir] statements represent moral bankruptcy and total detachment from reality. This is a new low in political practice,” Ahmed Hussein Adam the external relations adviser at JEM told Sudan Tribune.

“If it is about divine justice then Bashir would be its first target on account of the crimes he committed against the Sudanese people throughout his rule. The assassination of Khalil does not in any way change the fact that Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide in Darfur” Hussein said.

The JEM official warned that the assassination of their leader sets a “dangerous” precedent in Sudan.

“This has been condemned by all parties in Sudan and there is clearly public anger over this legitimizing of political assassinations,” he said.

“The regime now belatedly realizes that by killing Khalil they made him a symbol that united all of Sudan. They are now very scared. If they weren’t why did they forcibly displace the condolence ceremony for Khalil’s family in Khartoum?”

“It is bizarre that Bashir talks about Gaddafi’s removal being a positive thing. Wasn’t it Gaddafi that ferociously defended him against the ICC warrant and received him frequently? It is Bashir not JEM who should be concerned about the disappearance of Gaddafi from the stage” Hussein said.

The JEM official underscored that the rebel movement remains “united and determined” to achieve its goals of “unity, democracy and justice” for the people of Sudan.


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  • 28 December 2011 07:51, by Ambowl Papakayo

    I think Bashir should be the last to speak of crimes against humanity when it comes to reality.Imagine, he’s got the gut to say it even. Go to the Hague first, do away with your case and then come back and speak but for now, continue smuggling public resources as your days are numbered

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    • 28 December 2011 11:25, by Abraham Ayom

      Bashir concluded by stressing that it was “divine retribution” which put an end to Ibrahim’s life as a payback for his crimes committed against civilians "said Bashir"

      Bashir should be payback for his crimes committed against civilians in Sudan.

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      • 28 December 2011 16:46, by pabaak

        Basheir thinks that by killing AL-Khalil meant he eliminate most angered leader toward him, but he has to know that Khalil angered is not because of his own personal with Basheir, but because of absence of the justices, and all bad habits of Arab minorities toward indigenous African origins in Sudan, so Killing of Al-Khalil has not ended the Injustices, and definitely another Khalil will rise

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        • 28 December 2011 17:10, by pabaak

          man or leave Sudan forever, and I think you will choose the latter because you think a black person can not lead An Arab person.

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    • 28 December 2011 12:41, by Logic

      Look at how the devil smiles while embracing the late Dr Ibrahim.

      The legitimate Sudanese people will never stop demanding for their rights no matter how many of their leaders you kill. Garang died but the south still got dignity through independence.

      We shall never stop until we establish a more just N. Sudan. And since you prefer violence,, violence you shall continue to get!

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  • 28 December 2011 07:52, by Madina Tonj

    Omar al Bashir

    Don’t just be arrogant for the killing of Darfur’s rebel leader. Muammar al Gaddafi of Libya has gone leaving his families uncertainty in years to come therefore, you will absolutely follow Dr. Khail Ibrahim very soon. Your days are number and you have no where to hidden in this world.

    All Darfurian people inside and outside must not fear to take guns against Khartoum dictatorshi

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    • 28 December 2011 08:10, by Chol A.

      Sayed Bashir don’t smile,cutting head of the Snake does not mean an end of it, just wait for JEM to finish their mournering.

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      • 28 December 2011 08:53, by Kawaja Mikis

        Bashir, do not luagh so much, killing of Khalil is not end of war.
        In this world no one is a master of death,the same way, you die too, just matter of time.

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  • 28 December 2011 09:14, by Green

    "It is Bashir not JEM who should be concerned about the disappearance of Gaddafi from the stage"! lovely msg" we are not Arabs, his death will not be like Gadhaffi, i love Gadhaffi, but people who were around him full of lies!arabs r stupide! Death of Khalil is not important than the death of 300,000 Darfurian people, he was in the bush for those soul, he isnt died!,Garang isnt died as well!

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    • 28 December 2011 10:42, by Konan

      Ugly monkeys, it is none of your business, you are no more part of our country, do not meddle in our affairs, you know something, because of your stinky smell, thick minds and bad breath we distant ourselves from you, so keep you mouth shut morons

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      • 28 December 2011 10:56, by Green

        That funny! you are dirty human being and stupides than any humans on earth! You are lairs too! your leaders are disappearing and it is because of how you dont tell the truth! Your religion base on stupidity, no truse on it! GMT for your women if you one off them, is that religion or stupidity? problem in this world is islam! dirty religion!!!

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      • 28 December 2011 12:35, by Logic

        hahahahaha.. oooooh you have to laugh at this Konan guy! He must be an upset child who got bullied when young by an African Sudanese.

        I suppose a stinky tabaco placed under the lip by millions of northerners produces a rosy fresh breath... hahahaha! the bigots are so racist its actually funny. lol.lol.lol

        Stop it child, grow up! lol.

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      • 28 December 2011 17:07, by pabaak

        Konan, is not a matter of insulting people, of course is a typical of your kind anyway, but you have to know that we have unfinished business with you guys, if you know where you came 600 years ago then thinks now of follow the same route to where you came from, do you thinks there will be another Al-Baqis agreement to offer 500+ as slaves to your masters, you either accept to be lead by a black

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        • 28 December 2011 17:12, by pabaak

          man or leave Sudan forever, and I think you will choose the latter because you think a black person can not lead An Arab person.

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  • 28 December 2011 10:49, by Daniel Buolmawei

    I wouldn’t talk of Bashir’s remarks since Ahmed Hussein Adam said it all. What I would like to comment about under this topic, is the fact, where’s the so-called African Union who pretended to love Ghaddafi and pour their hatred on the Western Nations? Now Bashir claimed all credits of killing Ghaddafi without even sharing a single credit with NATO’s commanders. Don’t African leaders learn---

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  • 28 December 2011 10:58, by Daniel Buolmawei

    That Bashir is bullying them. Even the leaders who think they are African patriots by protecting Bashir everyday will get disappointed by boasting of Bashir. What guarranttee Bashir will not celebrate if any of the African leaders who are defending him now get killed like Ghaddafi? This boasting of Bashir shows how hypocritical some of our leaders are and will persuade Africans to embrace ICC.

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  • 28 December 2011 11:35, by Green

    I would be glade if any one can post the most web site of Darfurian people! thank you!! it is a part of rebellion!! post it!!

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  • 28 December 2011 14:27, by Konan

    Islam is the religion of over 1.2 billion people. Many Christians and Jews embrace Islam because it is the only true religion on earth. Today Jews and Christians are not following their true religions, especially the so called Christians they worship Christ (Peace be Upon Him) who is a human being and not God. God has no son, no wife, no daughter no mother and no father.

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  • 28 December 2011 14:49, by Konan

    Is there any chance even 0.0001% for a black man to become the Supreme Pontiff in Vatican. The Muazin of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) was a black(Bilal) and the previous Imam of Makah Grand Mosque was a black too(Adel Al-Kalbani)Arab brought Islam to Africa to safe Africans, while others brought Christianity to enslave them, although some Arabs acted against Islam rules and enslaved African.

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  • 28 December 2011 15:55, by wadelsudan

    Guys let us stop talking about killing let us think about the way forward and how to build our country , forget about revenge and hate message and consipracy theory, Dr Khalil is dead. the most important issue to reconcile the people of sudan soon or late bashir,mahdi, turabi,merghani ,arman,hilu,agar,kiir and amom will die but what will remain is the sudan and the people of sudan.

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  • 28 December 2011 16:49, by Cobra Bior

    " what goes around comes around" killing of others eventually will hunt him down before he even know it. all he does is stay busy killing somebody. kiswahili ones said, "siku ya mwizi ni arabaine". means, thief has only 40 days to live. Bashir’s days will be ended soon.

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