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Islamists counter "New Dawn" charter with "Islamic Dawn"


February 23, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – A number of Islamic oriented bodies signed the blueprint for the "Islamic Dawn" charter which calls for establishing Sharia’a law in Sudan and banning any parties which oppose that.

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Al-Tayeb Mustafa, chief of the Just Peace Forum (JPF) party (Photo: Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

One of the key signatories was Al-Tayeb Mustafa who heads the right-wing Just Peace Forum (JPF) party.

"The Islamic opposition will be the alternative to secular opposition," Mustafa said adding that "if the regime is overthrown the alternative will be an Islamic [government]".

Mustafa, who is the uncle of president Omer Hassan al-Bashir, lambasted the New Dawn charter signed by opposition forces and rebel groups in Uganda last month calling it a deal to overthrow Islam and not the government.

The Sudanese government and ruling National Congress Party (NCP) launched a fierce campaign against the New Dawn charter saying it aims at changing Sudan’s Arab-Islamic identity and threatened to prosecute and ban its signatories.

"Islamic Dawn" charter calls for drafting an Islamic constitution based on the Quran and Sunna stressing that this should not be subject to any kind of referendum.

Any laws or codes that contradicts Sharia’a law should be abrogated, the charter says. Furthermore, parties or institutions that are based on opposing these principles shall be prohibited.

The charter which consists of 263 articles also calls for spreading a culture of tolerance and forgiveness while strengthening the role of preachers in resolving tribal disputes.

The government must launch war on corruption and act swiftly against those implicated in public and fair trials, the charter says.

It also calls for comprehensive economic reforms based on Sharia’a law and not limit Islamic economy to banking and insurance.

Sudanese officials including president Bashir made it clear that the upcoming constitution will be "100% Islamic" but opposition parties say that this is a cover for oppressive laws.

Some critics assert that the separation of Sudan into north and south in July 2011 was in part a result of Khartoum’s insistence on Islamic law.

The parties which signed the "New Dawn" charter in Kampala agreed on the need to prevent exploitation of religion in politics.


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  • 24 February 2013 08:08, by Michael Angelo

    Mr. Mustafa,
    How it feel to lost your son in a war? You Islamists are the one prelonging the war in Sudan. Istead of a finding way to bring a universal peace then you do what lead to a chaotics.

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    • 24 February 2013 10:10, by aguotwany@live.com

      Mike Angelo and all. These khartoum Islamis are craziest and mental disable not religious , how in the you talking about reforming a nation into religion state while you are falling apart. They will understand only when they dead. Their fucking religion they they do not understand let us to declare our independence and still the don’t get it yet . Sudan will not be the same again as the . Cont

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      • 24 February 2013 10:20, by aguotwany@live.com

        Sudan will not and cannot be the same again as this peace engulf ( Dr. Garang Mabior ,CPA, 2005) . If the North, Sudan revisit what our late leader meant then they will understand but they still cannot get it. They need just pure bullets in asses and such craziest thinking will die with them. Long live and continue the destiny of the New Sudan . Our SPLM/A-N will clear them out soon idiots.

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  • 24 February 2013 08:36, by Al-mezan

    The so-called Islamic Dawn which is truely afoggy dawn was there since the inception of NIF, nothing new, it is only a confusion. We know Al-tayeb Mustafa and his secret assignment from his sister’s son. He said that islamic preachers shall be used to solve tribal disputes, 60 pple are dead in Darfur fueled by islamic kidir!

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  • 24 February 2013 09:04, by Jalaby

    Stop exaggerating things,New Dawn has become part of history and it was born dead and we all know that major big parties in Sudan (including communist party) slipped off from it and US didn’t approve it either!
    I always look suspicious to JPF party as I feel that they consider the whole southerners as evil and not just SPLA/M leaders! Southerners are our relatives!

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    • 24 February 2013 10:36, by julia

      plse jalaba.
      We re not ur relative but neighbuorhood.and soon we won,t be jeran(have not border)with u.criminal,a mess country being lead by ICC adicted criminal Humar Bishite.
      Plse brush ur oduor munching trawling ashole on s.sudan.

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  • 24 February 2013 10:28, by aguotwany@live.com

    Jalabia, please we are not related with Shiekh . We are Africans not Arabs idiot . Please do not say that again , there is no connection between you and us at all. Get the hell out of us please, do not even mention any connect between . We are enemy each end.

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    • 24 February 2013 12:03, by Peacocktail

      The International Community MUST be cautious on SUDAN Islamist, this is another branded group of Al Qaeda that operate in Somali( AL SHababa) Mali, Tuere Rebels, Bokoko Haram of Nigeria. It is very Clear that Bashir and his Uncle are gangs of terrorist.
      SRF must take power in Khartuom Sudan soon,kick those fool out of Sudan,South Sudan and Northern Sudan shall be in Peace.Now we are clear ENEMIES

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    • 24 February 2013 12:04, by Peacocktail

      The International Community MUST be cautious on SUDAN Islamist, this is another branded group of Al Qaeda that operate in Somali( AL SHababa) Mali, Tuere Rebels, Bokoko Haram of Nigeria. It is very Clear that Bashir and his Uncle are gangs of terrorist.
      SRF must take power in Khartuom Sudan soon,kick those fool out of Sudan,South Sudan and Northern Sudan shall be in Peace.Now we are clear ENEMIES

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  • 24 February 2013 18:53, by Panthou

    Jalaby, what make you talk nice this time about South Sudan? Is it because you lost Mafo? You’re losing more towns this time.

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    • 25 February 2013 00:04, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      SUDAN IS A DYNAMITE waiting to explode,hope the refugees will not come to our country.it is ironic that the solutions to any arab’s problem is islam.

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  • 24 February 2013 19:10, by cbuongdit cholkua

    I have seen that, bannig of more parties will led to a big choas in N-Sudan. why not accepting others rights? you people must be crazy. Iam hope that this extremist keeps his word as he meant it.

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  • 24 February 2013 19:20, by cbuongdit cholkua

    So awesome, royals family gone rogue, ruling N-Sudanese by Iron fist

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  • 25 February 2013 08:34, by 4Justice

    The New Age Gospel Of the Antichrist

    How Luciferian Globalists are Exploiting deranged Islamist pawns just like the NAZIs to bring about Global chaos and the destruction of Judeo-Christian civilisation.

    Alice Bailey, in an address at the Arcane School Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, suggested that the “Shamballa force” [forces of darkness] the force from the invisible dimensions[Hell] led by the Lord Maitreya[False Messiah] will be “destructive.” It will also, she said, eject unbelievers[Christians] from the earth:

    “The decision to release the Shamballa force during this century into direct contact with the human kingdom is one of the final and most compelling acts of preparation for the New Age.[Luciferian Age] The Shamballa force is destructive and ejective... inspiring new understanding of The Plan.It is this force which will bring about that tremendous crisis, the initiation of the race into the mysteries of the ages. (Alice Bailey, The Externalizing of the Mysteries, p.171)

    Note: The New Age concept of dark forces of evil in the world is christianity. The Bible says in Isaiah 5:20 "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

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  • 25 February 2013 14:22, by Kalo

    Islamic groups are main contributions of problems in Sudan for instance,Turabi cheat the mujadeen in 1990s that if they killed the heaven will open for them by using the keys,final he said that they will go to hell Ohhh.
    Kalo The son of Nuba.

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