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OIC head blames Mali’s unrest on South Sudan’s secession


February 2, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said that the recent unrest in the West African nation of Mali was caused by the secession of South Sudan in July 2011.

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Organization of Islamic Cooperation Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (Getty Images)

In an interview with Turkey’s Anadolu Agency (AA) Ihsanoglu said that the separation of Sudan into north and south created a "chain reaction" in the region.

Mali’s army, boosted by the recent French military intervention, is battling Islamist insurgents, who seized swathes of Mali’s desert north following a coup last year.

"Allowing this separation was a breach of a major principle for the underlying stability in Africa which is to maintain unity and the old borders of each state" the OIC chief said.

"We as an organization told our friends in the West that the secession of South Sudan from Khartoum’s rule would not be a unique case of Sudan but it is assumed that this case would be replicated in the region in a way of chain reaction," he added.

"This will increase violence and discrimination movements in Africa" Ihsanoglu warmed.

South Sudanese citizens voted almost unanimously to secede from the predominantly Arab-Muslim north in January 2011. Six months later South Sudan became an independent state.

About 2 million people died in Sudan’s north-south civil war over ethnicity, religion, oil and ideology.

Many African countries privately and publicly expressed worries that Sudan’s partition would set a precedent that would ignite secessionist tendencies in the continent.


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  • 3 February 2013 09:25, by Malou Manyiel

    Islamic ideology in Sudan is over Mr.Secretary. South Sudan independence is a gone case that can never be recalled. Just be clear if your Organization of Islamic Cooperation has been supporting Islamist insurgents in Mali.

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    • 3 February 2013 11:44, by aguotwany@live.com

      To an idiot Mr. IOC Secretary General , jalaby can you inform your cousin to keep his mouth shot about Africa affairs . We will never allow any preaching of Islamic religion again to cross to any where in Africa east. Get it! Mr. Secretary General of Islamic organization !. Idiot son of crazy idiot ideology . Please jalaby tell your craziest cousin from Arab world that the end of Islamic is in.

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    • 3 February 2013 12:32, by Johndumo14

      The Secretary General of Islamic organization mr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu is also now the leader of Organization of terorists Cooperation world wide.

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    • 3 February 2013 18:36, by Baring

      You stupit so call Arab Muslim son raper man call Mohammed what is our problem with the Malian probles. you wanted to said all problems in Arab world is created by South Sudan? dont tell us tomorrow that we create the problem in Syria.

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    • 4 February 2013 12:30, by DANDHEL

      Hahahahaha Mr Secretary of OIC keep blame us and after you done with your blaming I want you to lick our 10 millions plus black balls...

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  • 3 February 2013 09:35, by pabaak

    He need to shut up,they still believe on oppression of other as they think they are yet in the slavery era, where indigenous people will be kept for ever in darkness as in Mali, Libya, Mauritania and most of North African countries, is good that they become to realize that South Sudan will be an exemplary for others still kept in the bondage of oppression and darkness to see the light of freedom

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  • 3 February 2013 09:40, by Agutthon

    Hm, Crying over spilled milk , Stupid!

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  • 3 February 2013 09:40, by master

    this clear indication that these gay have no independent decision and they takes their orders from their masters in west
    am so glad for their states quo
    america want us to look after them when they created the recent dilamme
    let them go to hell

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    • 3 February 2013 11:42, by viper

      Gay minded Arab wana be, so called mistress. Do you think that there is any gay on this planet rather than you? Were you not the one saying that you love Mayardit and would want to be married by him? OMG. Arabs are really confused and I have come to conclude that the best place for muslim is the current resting place of Bin Laden

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  • 3 February 2013 10:43, by PT92
    Another brainless terrorist with absurd claim. Mr. terrorist Secretary General, you come out clean supporting your Mali terrorist, instead of making baseless claim otherwise Dr. Garang already stated "Sudan will never be the same again" so does the world. If you don’t like it, kill yourself you suicide bomber that’s what you do best.

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    • 3 February 2013 11:05, by Majongdit

      PT92, When I look at your comment you give me the same confidence given to me by my pt92 pistol. Teach them man, they don’t listen.

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    • 4 February 2013 09:38, by EES Kingmaker

      Jalaby’s statement is distortion. It’s OIC that’s the major cause of conflicts in Africa and world over. It has failed its dirty, poorly planned Islamic project in Sudan. That is why it goes to places like Somalia, Nigeria, Mali and other areas Islamic terrotists are spreading poisoning tentacles. In a nutshell, it is OIC has unsurprisingly failed its mission. Why taking RSS for scapegoat?

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  • 3 February 2013 10:56, by Jalaby

    No surprise, South Sudan is the root cause of the conflict in Mali!!
    Not just Africa, the south is responsible for every single conflict in our planet, Absolutely the ongoing conflict between two Koreans (North-South) is due to South Sudan!
    I’m so happy the south is cut off from north because it was the rotten body in Sudan, so rotten (Mo’afin Jedan..Jedan)!!

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    • 3 February 2013 11:08, by Rezingving monynok

      rotten jalaby
      what is happening in mali and everywhere in the world is the problem cause by wrong fake Arab ideology of killing other human read carefully mr Sodomite jalaby , to mr Secretary you forgot your wrong ideologist which will put our world in sane one day , terrorism ,extremism ,

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    • 3 February 2013 12:05, by Peacocktail

      Northern Sudanese muslim are desparately in need and supported the Islamist of al qaeda group in Mali. The Scretary is mad and Hypocratic with jealouness about the Wealth of South Sudan. He See the problem Sudan is the same of Mali. France must dislodge the NCP thugs and criminal in Khartuom but dropping bombs on their ass. South Sudan had no link to Arab. because Rep S.Sudan have block the Islams

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    • 3 February 2013 12:24, by PT92

      How mentally retarded are you moron? "Absolutely the ongoing conflict between two Koreans (North-South) is due to South Sudan!) You must be living in cave of NCP shadows. You are making your whole Sudan looking more retarded than your already NCP terrorist is. Keep resorting everything but time up for nonsense.

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    • 3 February 2013 13:13, by viper

      Very unfortunate that Jallaby is also so confused like the so called OIC SG to the extend of not knowing the root cause of unrest in Mali and the whole world. The root cause is just simple (it is Islamic extremism followed by terrorism and all of them originate from Islam) for this world to be peaceful, we need to do what Obama had done to Bin Laden as well as what France is now doing to MNLA or A

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    • 3 February 2013 14:11, by master

      your comment exaggeration

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    • 3 February 2013 14:22, by master

      your comment exaggretion

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    • 3 February 2013 14:28, by master

      look for this insect called PT 92 our mig 29
      this is mentality we deal with
      la hola wa la gooa ela bi allah

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      • 4 February 2013 12:10, by PT92
        Yes, I might be an insect but you must be pesky fly. Stay mad and we’ll make you will be sucking ass for the rest of the stone age. Separation is not enough until you fully pay more than 2.5 millions life. Be inform, more headache to come your way suckers! Stay tune! PT92,

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    • 3 February 2013 16:37, by panchol

      What is a connection between South Sudanese separation and Malian affairs? Why is separation of South Sudan so painful to Arab?
      South Sudan managed be independent because of the following:
      1.No equality 2.suppression 3.Looting of resources 4.Raping 5.killing of innocent people. and the list goes to number 100.

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    • 3 February 2013 17:57, by julia

      waaw what is the connection now.no Fake Arab want all the way to re-unite sudan,but no way we have taken our fantastic diecision long overdue.to hell with u mr.gay religions secr.(islamic)
      even if u suck our dick,no unity only neighbourhood.mindn,t u.fake Arab,the country of Gay,the organisation of gays =Islamic.fuck u from sudan to Arab penisula&gulf.

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    • 4 February 2013 09:40, by Lomiji

      Sons of bitches ! sons of the most adulterous self proclaimed prophet mohammad ! South Sudan seceded ! so what ?

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  • 3 February 2013 11:02, by Observer

    Funny, all the respected analysts blame the Mali unrest on the fall out from the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Libya- no mention of the separation of Sudan.

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    • 3 February 2013 15:27, by Chol

      Well said Mr. Observer, those pinheads still had no idea that the war that ends up in South Sudan separation started in 1955 and then restarted in 1983 and successfully made South Sudan autonomous. The notion that somehow South Sudan causes unrest in Mail is highly irrational and it shows these people had no clue about Sudan and South Sudan history.

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  • 3 February 2013 11:19, by Jim K.

    I Don’t think we can debate on this matter. It’s a completely misplaced piece of statement from the Arabs organisation leader stop.

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  • 3 February 2013 11:22, by Gabriel KK

    Islam + Politics= Madness and stupidity.

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    • 3 February 2013 19:57, by Nuer Empire

      Islamic SG:It is true that the terrorist SG has shown himself in the media and must be hunted down by Israel and US before it is too late.Who is the chair man of OIC?He will die very soon.That unrest has nothing to do with our secession from fake Arabs who occupied our lands! Death to you mr fake SG!!
      **The Nuer Empire**

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    • 3 February 2013 21:30, by aguotwany@live.com

      Dear fellow comrade , Arabs with Islamic indeed they what you just said and as you can remember the Egyption king and how he died. Only fire is what Arabs Islamists will burn on day light. We have met them and off course the war we fought with them. They understood they will never ever exist . Time has come for Jalaby. We are very aware the extermination you have carried on us, your turn is now.

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  • 4 February 2013 05:36, by Al-mezan

    Bravo to you all for focused comments, I read all ur comments and found that u r united when it comes to anything touching ur sovereignty. If the OIC SG reads all the above, he would know the anger he provoked. KEEP UP ! DEFEND UR MARTYRS’ ACHIEVEMENTS. We wait Altayer Bior, the SG of our Muslims to condemn that statement by sentence and clause.

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    • 4 February 2013 06:12, by julia

      no bro,Almaen.
      Not Atheir Bior,he is peace loving man,would have said Abdalbagi Ayii who enforcing Islamic to have 30%representation the government of the Republic of S.sudan.
      We don,t want fake demand,only if muslim fellow is given a job or post a stalkholder,he will be given as a S.sudanese but not becozs s/he is Muslim.

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      • 4 February 2013 16:20, by Lok T Simon

        Dear Southerners,
        Secretary of OIC is from Turkey by nationality and he is giving other memberant of slave trade that Mommhad Ali of Turkey made to innocent Sudanese, especially Southern Sudanese. Thousnad of Sudanese gone missing as results of slave trade in periord of 1820 onwards and no human rights had been launched to investigate Mommhad Ali evils, let him shut up and case will open anytime.

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  • 5 February 2013 05:56, by Panthou

    I don’t know why this website allowed these confused people here, what made our problem equal to the Malian problem? Why Arab world are going crazy about south Sudan? What did south Sudan took from you? South Sudan is not coming back, big dream! Just worry about those three states; southern kordufan, Blue Nile n Darfur. Our problem is only an Isalam! This devil religion will have no roots inAfrica

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