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Sudan’s SRF welcomes visit of Islamist figure

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January 27, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) announced that an Islamist figure has arrived in Uganda to meet with its officials for discussions on the recently signed “New Dawn” charter.

The SRF is a coalition between the armed rebel groups fighting the Sudanese army in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

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Yousif al-Koda, leader of the Islamic Wasat Party (Facebook - personal photo)

The umbrella group signed the new charter, along with most Sudanese opposition parties, which calls for the overthrow of the government, restructuring state institutions and preventing exploitation of religion in politics.

The Sudanese government fiercely criticised the deal calling it an attempt to change Sudan’s Islamic identity.

Yousif al-Koda, leader of the Islamic Wasat Party, has publicly announced earlier this month that he is joining the ranks of the opposition which calls for toppling the regime led by the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).

SRF’s media officer Abu al-Gasim Imam said that al-Koda’s arrival in Kampala is a clear response to the “fabrications” of the NCP and Sudanese clerics who denounced the “New Dawn” charter as blasphemy that is backed by the west and Zionist forces.

“We are people with a cause and a goal not people with an obscene tongue,” Imam said.

The SRF official praised al-Koda’s stance, which the Islamist opposition leader says is aimed at restoring peace, democracy and freedom, adding that his ideas will improve the charter.

In announcing that he is moving to the opposition, al-Koda slammed the NCP headed by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir, accusing it of exercising repression.

His decision drew a strong rebuke from the NCP which said the Islamist figure is now on the side of secularists who want to separate religion and the state.

But al-Koda brushed aside the government’s criticism, saying that he didn’t join the opposition to transform their views on religion but to rid the country from the NCP’s oppression.

(ST)

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  • 28 January 2013 06:16, by master

    hopeless case

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    • 28 January 2013 06:32, by LL Reuben

      There is no better Islamic fudamentalist, this clown is going to collect some information for the NIF of Omar Bashier. SRF shouldn’t welcome this clown if they have true agendas to execute. Anyone who discribed himself as Islamist is moronically doctrinated with insane laws of Islam, this is not what SRF is fighting for. SRF is fighting for creation of secular state in Sudan not Islamic state.

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      • 28 January 2013 06:43, by wang

        LL Reuben
        Let us pretending we known the umbrella group’s agendas for now.

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  • 28 January 2013 06:38, by wang

    That’s news we always wanted to hear Sudan Tribune. This criminal government in Khartoum which was known in worldwide is targeting only black-Skin-African is days’ numbers in the office. We really appreciated the Kampala government for letting the umbrella group to have headquartered in Uganda soil.

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  • 28 January 2013 06:51, by master

    wait for happy news from south.sudan

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    • 28 January 2013 07:19, by aguotwany@live.com

      Master ass or Jalaby ( Luthy) , the time and wars you and your governments who came and ruled former sudan for the last 50 years and you still do not get it. As Dr. Garang De Mabior mentioned Sudan and cannot and will not be the same again and you still do not understand. We will lethalized your ass very soon and your Islamic government is done and done forever . Long live the mighty of our SPLA

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  • 28 January 2013 07:02, by Jalaby

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, That’s so funny!!
    Probably you guys don’t know Mr. Yousif al-Koda, he is "Salafy", close to "Wahaby" people and very strict, he only sees things whether black or white and has no grey color, probably, he came to Uganda to make sure by himself this is so "black" since those fugitives thugs in Uganda chose to separate the religion from the state,

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    • 28 January 2013 07:04, by Jalaby

      and when he comes back to Khartoum announces his "Fatwa" those fugitives thugs are nothing but clear infidels "Kofaaaaaaaar" LOOOOOOOOOL

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      • 28 January 2013 08:28, by Pure Nationalist

        I think the slam you use in Sudan is a descriminative type that sees black muslim less important than fake arabs. Plse, revise your slam before refusing seclarism because the one that you are using in Sudan is the worst type that made us separate from you, likewise these pple will separate from you too.

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      • 29 January 2013 03:07, by mogokafi

        Jalaby, you are the # one KAAFER and believe me if anyone of you (NCP) goes to Jana (haven), I will get there on feet without any obstacle devils.

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      • 29 January 2013 05:16, by Observer

        Jalaby
        You are such an immature childish little man who just reinforces the stereotype that most on here have of Sudanese. And you, master, Viva Sudan,Pif Paf wonder why people don;t respect your views

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  • 28 January 2013 07:03, by wang

    Master
    If that was a comparison then these are the countries you can compare yourself with Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan (Failures States members)

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