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Clashes erupt in Sudan between followers of two religious sects

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January 31, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – More than a dozen people were injured on Monday night following the eruption of clashes between followers of Ansar al-Sunna sect and those belonging to Sufi groups during celebrations of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday in Sudan’s twin capital city of Omdurman.

The brawl started after the Ansar al-Sunna sect started setting up their tent and later gave speeches describing the celebration as heterodoxy.

This prompted the Sufis at the scene to start casting stones at Ansar al-Sunna tent which turned the square into a state of total chaos.

Sudanese police moved in using tear gas to break up the clashes and surrounded the Ansar al-Sunna tent to protect it.

This followed a similar event last Sunday in which Ansar al-Sunna accused 250 Sufi followers carrying sticks of burning their tent and destroying speakers, tables and chairs. Two people were reportedly taken to hospital for treatment.

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  • 1 February 2012 10:59, by Tamongali

    It is a normal habit among religious radical groups in all types of belief ( Sunnah, Shiet, Protestant, Catholic, jews ..etc).They think God only for them but God for all, let them be of good faith and love all human kind.

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    • 1 February 2012 11:56, by mayom maboung marek

      Christians do not fight, chauvinism is with Muslims only.

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      • 1 February 2012 12:07, by Logic

        Mayom

        You’re very wrong, religious fundamentalism is the problem not religion itself. There are countless atrocities committed by Christians in the name of Christianity.

        This is the problem with Sudan, with these kind of fundamental idiots in position of power.

        Religion is very dangerous when misinterpreted.

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      • 1 February 2012 15:30, by Tamongali

        Pls read history why there is catholic and why protestant and why.

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      • 1 February 2012 16:36, by john agoet

        To Religious Sects In Khartoum
        good luck with your fight but don’t think about taking refuge to south Sudan you are not welcome we don’t want to involve in your issues because your fights start as easy with sticks then stones then to hijacking airplanes then cars boom..ect. to nonstop.., furthermore we are not interesting in a religious conflicts as you know

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      • 1 February 2012 16:41, by Corrector

        Hitler was a christian. He killed more people than all the other war criminals COMBINED. Stop making this about religion.

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        • 2 February 2012 03:30, by australian

          "Stop making this about religion."
          When one group attacks another, saying they are being heretical ie speaking against the Prophet, how can this attack NOT be about religion?
          By the way, Hitler was not a "Christian." Being born in a predominantly Christian country does not make one a Christian. Besides, Hitler admired Islam for its militarism and said he wished Germany had Islam as its religion.

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    • 1 February 2012 19:12, by Equatoria dominated SPLM

      waaw look at mother fuckers fighting to themselves because of their Religion .that non of our business now. let them kill themselves

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  • 1 February 2012 14:20, by siddaw

    Ha, Northerners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    when are you going to stop committing these rediculouse mistakes in the name of religion?
    we are tired of this and won’t wast our special time, listening to your nonsensical.

    do it as you deserve. you can even use guns if you wish.

    By Hon. Siddaw.

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  • 1 February 2012 14:42, by ONEK-JAH

    It sound good that they are terorising themselves alone
    i’ll not allow any of my relatives to joint such fake religion which always preach about killing innocent people.

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  • 1 February 2012 18:41, by Lokeji

    when politic intermarried with religion, it will produce terrorism and when politics intermarried with business, it will produce corruption.And these two intermarries exist in Sudanese politics, especially during ingaz duration.the act of sanctimonious-ism has become the most legal criterion of employment in Sudanese government organs.Hence the govt is advice to promote Sudanese Islamic moderation

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  • 1 February 2012 20:03, by morogot batal

    Mohamed stone the husband of khadija and he own her...... agaiin mohamed send Ramadan to war and he thought ramadan is going to be kill but God lifted him out of that plan plot and he came and found mohamed in the state of adultery..............Huuuuuuuu HUMANIZER

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  • 1 February 2012 22:04, by Elijah B. Elkan

    First of all Muhammad is not prophet. Second, he was an adulteries, and war criminal. When Muhammad died, Ali was to take his place but Ali was assassinated by Sunnis Muslim. The Shiites Muslim fellow Ali. Iran (Shiites)will develop nuclear weapon and they will get rid of all Sunnis Muslim of Saudi Arabia. The fake Arabs/or these 2 sect eat (swine) pork meat ... I wonder why?.

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  • 2 February 2012 04:16, by Martin Garang Aher

    At least it makes sense when it is between the Ansar al-Sunna and Sufi. They have somethinng in common!! But why extend these religious wranglings to Darfur, Southern Kordufan and the Blue?

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