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Turabi says revolution may happen in Sudan at any time

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August 19, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — A revolution to oust the regime of President Omer Al-Bashir could occur at any moment, said the Islamist opposition leader Hassan Al-Turabi on Sunday, after accusing the regime of ruining the country.

In an Eid Al-Fitr sermon in his home village, Wad Al-Turabi, located South of the capital Khartoum, the opposition leader said the stature of the Sudanese government is weak. He added it has lost its impact and leverage on the regional and international arenas.

"The voice of Sudan is low after it was high," he said.

Turabi has confessed, at different times, his role in the bloodless coup d’état which brought General Omer Al-Bashir to power in June 1989.

However, in 1999, Bashir ousted him from his position as speaker of Sudan’s parliament and placed him under house arrest for four years. But even after 2003 he was detained several times as he was accused of having a role in the creation of one of Darfur’s rebel groups.

In his religious discourse, Turabi accused the government of reneging on many positions, dealing with the decisions of the international community or related the negotiations over outstanding issues with South Sudan "because of its inability to confront".

"Even minor countries in the region can put pressure on Sudan and pass their agenda," he added.

He said the continuation of current policies of the government will lead to more divisions of the country after the secession of South Sudan, stressing that there are further international plans to dismember the country while the government lacks the needed political will to meet these schemes.

The Islamist leader also said the government leaders kidnapped the "civilisational project of the Islamists and they even became without principles and without values."

The Popular Congress Party (PCP) of Hassan Al-Turabi plays an important role in the opposition to the Sudanese regime.

Many opposition forces speak about a secular or citizenship state referring to the separation between the state and religion. However the PCP still remains committed to a programme aiming to establish an Islamic state in Sudan.

(ST)

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  • 20 August 2012 09:06, by mohamed mahgoub

    This turbi should be n.1 in ICC list of wanted criminals,do we forget he was the one interduced the idea of Islamic arbized state in Sudan & the jihad which led to killing of 2 plus ppl in the war ,becze his students sacked him he is now talking opposition no body is listening to him

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    • 20 August 2012 09:52, by Ruach

      You are not different from Bashir.You will not succeed!!

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    • 20 August 2012 11:15, by Badi Malawi

      mohammed,
      turabi should not be no.1 in icc becoz he did not do any suicide any umanity but bashir n his minister of defence are no.1 in icc

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    • 20 August 2012 14:00, by panchol

      Muhammad Mahgoob,
      Dr Trabi isn’t coward but he is brave leader who should suppose to have very strong youth who can offer their life as what is happening in other countries. the should turn out in good number.

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  • 20 August 2012 09:55, by Ahmado

    Good to people of sudan to carry the red revolution in sudan it requiries extremely blood on its way to happen and Turabi has to regret for rest of his life in 1989 turabi supported the coup against Sadiq Al Mahadi many target was to bring Bashir on power and to destroyed southern sudanese at that time but southerners continues to fight the bad policies of islamic against them up today it lead to

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  • 20 August 2012 10:13, by Ahmado

    seperation of south sudan from north sudan and left sudan in misery life south sudan has to take all things belong to south leave sudan to make noise of red revolution south sudan sohulg not forget the plans turabi constructe against the many was demolish SPLA in south and extend their islamic religion to south.

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  • 20 August 2012 11:00, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Hi, Turabi your life will be sentence to prison upto God if you confornt to south sudan seccession. And we don’t carry of any islamist or religions connect us with north sudan.

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  • 20 August 2012 11:11, by Badi Malawi

    infact that fake regime of bashir will change becoz that statement from turabi is true he is world politician he know that revolution will occure in khartoum any time

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  • 20 August 2012 12:25, by Mapuor

    Oh lord. days tend to change ideologies,when I was at secondary school,Turabi used to talk alot about Isamization of Sudan including South Sudan.Oh days, you are really powerful than anyone could imagine.Allahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  • 20 August 2012 12:34, by Alfredo christiani

    Dear readers
    Leave aside Sudan problems look now, in south Sudan peoples are suffering of hunger .no salaries are being paid no medical facilities poor infrastructure with high prices of commodities, I’m quite sure there are some peoples who are behind these act in Juba, in order to oust current government more over SS universities aren’t functioning, meanwhile leaders took their sons and daught

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  • 20 August 2012 12:39, by Alfredo christiani

    to abroad, something fishy must be there . we will not allowed their children to role our children in the future . The thick bushes of South Sudan will be full of frustrated students followed by SPLA EX soldiesr who faced thesame mistreatment

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  • 20 August 2012 15:27, by Northern Sudanese

    Revolution? WTF is revolutuion? in Sudan?
    no government change in sudan, those mini ’enough’ members have failed long time ago! and turabi, you say this every year since the 90’s.nothing happened and never will, the government that is more likely to fall is SPLA in south, it doesn’t provide its people with anything! it is a failed government! the only ones who like it are the asylum seekers on ST

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    • 20 August 2012 16:41, by zulu

      Tunisia, egypt’s Mobarak who ruled for 30yrs, Libya, Syria, as the second last to Sudan is crambling. WHy not Sudan? the revolution has started nd the government is scared of SPLA north as the only viable alterntive discourse. It is also possible for Darfur to break away, Nuba Mnts and Blue nile to take everything they own like south sudan

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      • 21 August 2012 02:08, by Northern Sudanese

        Zulu
        in tunisia they were milions , in egypt milions , libya halve the country , syria all the country and sudan small mini goups less than 0.1% of population.
        in sudan, SPLA-N is getting weaker and weaker . they lost support from the world. france kicked them out, members are leaving the group , why do they want negotiations? why do they run outside the country?

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      • 21 August 2012 02:12, by Northern Sudanese

        zulu
        south sudan left the country because you hated the sharia umbrella,people of south kordofan and darfur love sharia umbrella so they won’t think of separation!
        no region in sudan would like or even think about making the mistakes of south sudan, who wants to become like south sudan? ask yourself that quesion!
        and that you left is not problem anyway, we get your oil anyway via last agreement

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  • 20 August 2012 15:31, by Northern Sudanese

    in fact why do you asylum seekers every time say regime change while you have no right? you aren’t sudanese + what you think of ncp is not important to the sudanese in sudan. as long as sudanese support bashir, he will stay! and those mini protests are less than 0.1% of sudans population!
    = The dollars which we will take from your oil will make prices go down, so whats the point???

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    • 20 August 2012 15:34, by Northern Sudanese

      The dollars which we will take from your oil will make prices go down earlier than expected . Revolution should by now be forgotten , US will likely remove sanctions soon , rebels signing agreements , ’’enough project’’ failed, no government change! sorry south sudanese asylum seekers!

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    • 20 August 2012 21:46, by homeboy

      NS u must be good at math ,did u count them.MR 0.1%

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      • 21 August 2012 02:05, by Northern Sudanese

        Homedog
        yup, we human in north are educated.
        the number of protesters all over sudan were less than 30,000 . the population of sudan is over 30,000,000.
        10%= 3,000,000
        1% = 300,000
        0.1% = 30,000
        thats how you work it out, do they look anymore than that on the screen? i am in omdurman and watched it all, they are fools! like homedogs :D

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        • 21 August 2012 09:15, by homeboy

          Northern gay,
          Did u also count ur gay Community.

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  • 20 August 2012 15:59, by jjb south

    Islamist like Al Thurabi with terrorism they feel big & call other sovereign states"minor".
    you will not succeed with your agenda of islamization of the whole Sudan.
    Thurabi is a loser in all direction,you helped Bashit & he imprisoned you b’se of your stupid ideology.
    Bashit will be ousted soon but the next leader will be from SPLM-N not PCP.

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  • 20 August 2012 21:27, by Duol Ruach

    He is bullshit with South , he caused problem in Sudan which led South to separate

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    • 21 August 2012 02:16, by Northern Sudanese

      who cares of south sudanese? who cares of what south sudanese think of northerners or turabi?
      no1 cares about south sudanese, we only care about your oil. we wanna take it before it runs out.
      the only good thing in south is the oil, through the next agreement we will take alot of your oil :)

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      • 21 August 2012 07:06, by Dinkawarrior

        Northern Sudanese?
        "We only care about your oil" Shame on you fool!
        We refused to let you sucks our blood anymore, so you better shut up. If there is no ways to controll what you steal from us, we will pour it out like what you have seen in Panthou(Helglig).

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  • 21 August 2012 02:53, by panom lualbil

    Yes, sob it up b4 the other rebels get defeat inorder win ! Or what you snitched will come back on you fool, be careful.

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    • 21 August 2012 06:45, by Dinkawarrior

      The Phony Turabi is the cause of everything in whole Sudan, if I were President Leech Bashit I cut his head off!

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      • 21 August 2012 06:46, by Dinkawarrior

        The Phony Turabi is the cause of everything in whole Sudan, if I were President Leech Bashit I will cut his head off!

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  • 21 August 2012 14:36, by Kodi Wilson

    Dr Turabi is publicly known in sudan as the smartest politician but now your time is exhausted in politics, you have no any to power to politicize around, sleep ,in your time you spoiled people by wrong theory of islam.

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