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Sudan MP calls for banning females from sports


June 24, 2013, (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese MP, Dafa’a Allah Hasab Al-Rasool, has submitted a motion to a parliamentary subcommittee to ban women’s sport in Sudan, saying that it is against Shari’a (Islamic Law).

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FILE - Alya Agalain of Sudan competes in the women’s 58kg weightlifting competition at the Arab Games in Doha December 14, 2011 (AFP)

But the parliamentary subcommittee which issued a report in response to the Youth and Sports’ minister testimony before the national assembly declined to include his motion in its report.

Dafa’a Allah, who complained about ignoring his motion in the report, addressed MP’s saying “you should remember your daughters’ honor; I made this motion to protect your daughters and wives”.

The committee’s report called upon the Youth and Sports ministry to commit itself to the Islamic guidelines on women’s sport as provided by the Islamic Fiqh (jurisprudence) Academy.

Dafa’a Allah who is dubbed in the local media as the “controversial” MP, is known for his support for female circumcision. He once described uncircumcised women as “dirty”.

Last month, he demanded the parliament to adopt a motion calling for polygamy, saying that it is the only way to produce more males in the society to support the army and defend the country against the rebel groups.


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  • 25 June 2013 09:26, by Nibs

    "...calling for polygamy, saying that it is the only way to produce more males in society to support the army and defend the country against the rebel groups." sudanese lunatics are quite many and funny. That Dafa’a Allah, still dwell in Ice age.

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    • 25 June 2013 09:50, by Agutmajak

      that is good move Jalaby, a female sport in Doha will enjoy her healthy.

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    • 25 June 2013 12:23, by Peacocktail

      ’’More children to be born o fight rebel’’ the man is not mentally stable, Sheria laws and rights do not together.Girl Child had legitmate rights to attend schools, Sports and other hubbies to accelerate the mental development.current War will not even reach 2015 leave about children to be born again in war. Continuation of war is devil thought and must be discourage.Children are not born to fight

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    • 26 June 2013 03:14, by Deng Ateny Lueth

      Wow!!!, Sudan has really became a war mongering state?, how can an MP who has seen 21 century think like pre-stone age one , and an ape manner. why narrowing duties of males to one national duty, defend of nation . Females can defend nation against foreign enemies ,Eritreans females have done that during liberation. sorry for those who elected this chicken-head MP to Sudanese parliament.

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    • 26 June 2013 03:27, by Deng Ateny Lueth

      No wonders why Sudan has never got off trouble with itself and the world at large. Sudan got trouble triggers at the top level of Government and that is why there is no even a single turtle move for the nation out off chorionic coma. Darfur, Nuba Mt, and Blue Nile are on the way to replicate South Sudan Self-determination.

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  • 25 June 2013 09:43, by BM Bol

    I wonder sometimes how these clowns make their way into such powerful positions. I am not sure whether to laugh or cry. This is called making an azz out of oneself.

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  • 25 June 2013 11:11, by Observer

    I wonder who got this idiot and embarrassment into parliament.
    Thanks goodness that the parliamentary subcommittee showed some much needed common sense. Congratulations to you.!

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  • 25 June 2013 11:43, by Kikiji longiro

    These are the people who made Sudan to look rubish.
    I Don,t know why those of Jalaby & Mahammed leave his wife to walk around in suku sabi without giving her another soldier.

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  • 25 June 2013 22:06, by chol

    Islam is a religion of oppression and pure evil.Muhammad was child abuser.A six old girl as his wife

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  • 25 June 2013 22:08, by chol

    Islam is a religion of oppression and pure evil.Muhammad was child abuser.A six old girl as his wife

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  • 25 June 2013 23:04, by Marco Bul

    Look at dis warmongerer! What is de guarantee that this time,only male kids are to b born? His constituency is madhouse!

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