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Heglig crisis dominates Friday’s prayer sermons in Sudan


April 13, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Pulpits of mosques in the Sudanese capital Khartoum have dedicated their prayer sermon on Friday to condemning the seizure four days ago of the oil-producing town of Heglig by neighbouring South Sudan.

FILE - Members of the Islamic Group Movement pray during a rally at the Al Shaheed Mosque in Khartoum (Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)

South Sudan’s army known as the SPLA wrestled control of Heglig on Wednesday, 11 April, following clashes with the Sudanese army (SAF), Juba justified its action by saying it responded to air and ground attacks launched a day earlier by SAF deep inside South Sudan’s territories.

Heglig lies in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan which borders South Sudan. The town was allocated to Sudan as part of a 2009 ruling by the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on redrawing the boundaries of Abyei region, which is hotly contested between Sudan and South Sudan.

Sources in Khartoum told Sudan Tribune that the majority of Imams delivering sermons on Friday had fulminated against South Sudan and called on Sudanese people to unite in order to counteract “foreign aggression.”

One Sudanese netizen writing on Twitter by the name of Usamah Mohammed recounted how the Imam of the mosque in which he prayed on Friday broke into tears as he called on Allah to give them victory against agents of imperialism and Zionism.

The subtly pro-government TV station, Al-Shoroq, reported on Saturday that the leader of the National Umma Party (NUP) and Al-Ansar religious sect, Al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, called during his sermon on Friday for a comprehensive and internationally-monitored ceasefire between Sudan and South Sudan.

According to Al-Shoroq, Al-Mahdi declared his party’s support for SAF until Heglig is liberated.

The leader of the Salafist Ansar Al-Suna group, Isma’il Osman Mohamed Al-Mahi, reiterated during Friday prayer sermon his party’s denunciations of South Sudan’s occupation of Heglig.

Al-Shoroq said that the Salafist leader also condemned the silence of major international organizations and countries on the occupation of a country’s territory by another country. Al-Mahi said that the enemies of Sudanese and the Muslim nation are standing behind the war in order to deplete the country’s resources.

Meanwhile, Sudan’s TV has continued to broadcast war-time programs, including Jihadist and patriotic songs, while dedicating extensive coverage to condemnations of South Sudan’s takeover of Heglig.


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  • 14 April 2012 08:53, by Corrector

    What else did you expect? Expect now an influx of people willing to die to liberate heglig and defeat the south. The Mujahideen. The people who leave there homes knowing they will never come back. Allahu Akbar. May god keep Sudan Great.

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    • 14 April 2012 09:00, by Mi diit


      We have been waiting for your coward SAF forces since Friday. They have not come to Panthou (Heglig). Where are they? Now SPLA will capture Kersana again. God will not listen to your prayers this time. We have our God on our side. The prophesied war by Ngundeng Bong has come to your door steps. Our mighty SPLA is ever advancing.

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      • 14 April 2012 09:03, by Corrector

        It seems the SAF has a strategy thats not known to the public. I understand why they would rather target unity state rather than heglig, after all its about oil and substantial reserves are in Unity. As most of you still don’t understand, this has become an all out war and not tit for tat. Present your opinion with civility, you are not an animal, unless you are of course.

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        • 14 April 2012 09:14, by Mi diit


          SAF will for lose this war whether in form of skimishes or all-out war. You may win a single battle but you will surely lose the overall war. If you people are strategically wise, stop the fighting or Khartoum will eventually fall soon. Mark my words.

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          • 14 April 2012 09:32, by Corrector

            Khartoum might or might not change governments for what so ever reason. Post bashir government will likely continue with this war.

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      • 14 April 2012 09:42, by Chok Deng

        Even devils cannot and will not hear the prayers of Fake-Islamists.

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      • 14 April 2012 14:33, by Chol

        Corrector, Panthou/Heglig is something 30 km in the SPLA rear view mirror now moving forward, you need to talk of SAF escaping Kersana on their way northwards beyond 1967 border.

        Stop telling us your 2008 Hague ruling of border, border were not marked in 2008 but in the year 1967. UN need to be in the 1967 border line otherwise SPLA will man it forcefully itself!

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    • 14 April 2012 09:00, by Michael Angelo

      And may God make you all come to the frontline and might SPLA warriors will help you to go straight to hell.

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    • 14 April 2012 09:01, by zulu

      I told you that you were a fun. In that prayer there was no spirit, there was a cult that did not believe that the Supreme God does not want sacrifices of bulls, animals or anything that is not worthy because His Son, the only begotten Son who is God himself that became the sacrifice to unite humans and God was enough. So, that prayer was not asking divinity but a cult. We are waiting,

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      • 14 April 2012 09:03, by zulu

        We are waiting at Heglij. But we have been proved even more and now we are on Abyei, because all hell is loose/

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        • 14 April 2012 09:10, by Corrector

          No wonder SAF captured Kersana soo easily. All of the SPLA were in Heglig. Sure, stay there while we capture Unity State. Seems like a fair trade. Juba will be next.

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          • 14 April 2012 09:18, by Mi diit


            It seems you don’t know the geography and status of areas in Sudan and South Sudan. Kersana was under the occupation of SAF and the SPLA is now fighting to reclaim it. It is not the other way round. Kersana is located north of Heglig (Panthou). SAF will not reach heglig. They got stuck far away since Friday.

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        • 14 April 2012 09:17, by Daniel Buolmawei

          Zulu, all SPLA have to do is to capture many towns before SAF arrives and they will have to choose which one to recapture.

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      • 14 April 2012 09:06, by Corrector

        Didn’t know you joined us in our friday prayers. Speak of what you know.

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      • 14 April 2012 09:40, by Chok Deng

        Imams of Mosque broke in tears,Ha ha ha ha ha.Everybody in Khatroum is crying like a woman.

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    • 14 April 2012 09:01, by omoni jr.

      That prayers are nonses to us,w know you are terrorists and trying to fool the world that you are religous and God feared people meanwhile you are doing opposite.
      Dont waste praying nonsense,just come on and meet the main meet with uniform at the street of Panthou.

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      • 14 April 2012 09:10, by Corrector

        We do not pray for the world, or for you, we pray for god. A concept you will never understand. Soldiers in Heglig, Soldiers in Kersana, Soldiers near your home. Pray, may god help you.

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        • 14 April 2012 22:07, by Ruach

          Which god will hear them?Mohamed?God?Jesus Christ?

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    • 14 April 2012 09:14, by viper

      Sudanese armed forces should not lie to the pple of Sudan that they are approaching Hijlij. Iam now in Teshwin heading to Hijlij but their forces have not even reached to Kersana,leave alone approaching Hijlij. Our forces are waiting for orders from our command so that the Army of the lord meet these Jihadist in Kersana since we are having a thanksgiving prayers to the lord today in Panthou

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    • 14 April 2012 10:54, by Michael Miyom Minyiel

      Corrector,you sound as if you got to have believed in God today.How many allah akbhars have been you calling upon and yet you did not succeed?
      Your SAF men and women will run away with their tails tug between their legs.

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    • 14 April 2012 11:11, by Michael Miyom Minyiel

      We don’t care if they flock in to meet their deaths.we have no places to keep in the captives but only having the spacious yards to dump their bodies.SPLA is great!

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  • 14 April 2012 09:13, by Dinkawarrior

    Hahahahah hahahaha!!!??? Our God is not injudicious nor being a liar like the so called Muhammad! Our said don’t steal, don’t liar, and don’t kill. But other gods like Muhammad and many others are the most liars!

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  • 14 April 2012 09:14, by Ahmado

    war is already underway eventhough you pray there si solution onlything you have to come to get tick from SPLA so that will reach to hala/ God this time the really Arabs has to come and face black African south sudan. we have enough ticks for you which will accommadate all of you.only soule has go to heaven but SAF body has remain on land to pravide the manure for the people of s.sudan.

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  • 14 April 2012 09:23, by Daniel Buolmawei

    "One Sudanese netizen writing on Twitter by the name of Usamah Mohammed recounted how the Imam of the mosque in which he prayed on Friday broke in tears as he called on Allah to give them victory against agents of imperialism and Zionism."

    Broke down in tears? Your Minister compare issue of South Sudan with issue with Chad, now you cried? South Sudan is the bravest nation the world is yet to see.

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  • 14 April 2012 09:30, by Dinkawarrior

    They used our oil since 1997 but now we will get it back either from their died bodies like what we have seen in Panthou (Heglig) or through their asses!

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  • 14 April 2012 09:32, by Emmanuel Ajang Solomon

    Dear, Imam you asked your God too to tell you where did you came from and why are your brothers not happy with you??????

    I think every musilim both in the South and the North fail to recognize this and the right of marginalized people of South Sudan I was almost killing my brother simply because he is Musilim and was not happy with us to our right...

    We need to respect the rights of Southerners.

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  • 14 April 2012 09:35, by viper

    Philiph Aguer has just said that there is a heavy fighting in Kersana b/n the SPLA and the SAF, which is not what we were expecting. We were expecting this victory to be announced after the full clearance of Kersana from those jihadist by the army of our Lord the SPLA. Kersana will soon fall into our hands and keep on this web for the results of Kersana

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  • 14 April 2012 09:38, by Ahmado

    Mujahideen are fertilize let them come they will all die for nothing and we shall use they body as manure for our land in future we shall cultivate on it.

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    • 14 April 2012 11:48, by Dinka Aliap Chawul


      You v made my day.good questions indeed,imam should pray to allah and ask where do we come from,why do sudanese of africans descendants hate us and why we are so greedy and goading to others and their properties? SEND DOZ MAJHADEEN AND SPLA WILL ORGANISE THEM TO MEET THEIR CREATOR MOHAMED LUTI AS THEY COME.

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  • 14 April 2012 12:32, by Deng

    Dear Mr. or lake of a better term, Mrs Imam, dont panic. Your tears will not help the situation. I wonder what you will do soon when SPLA along with SRF match to Khartoum. I am so overwhelm to see the prophesies of prophet Ngundeng coming to light. The whole current events matches his predictions.
    Dont cry please because the ugliness of war has never been felt yet by khartoum.

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  • 14 April 2012 12:34, by allan

    To corrector u need to shut up and go help ur SAF they are suffering under hand of spla ur allah may not be solution this time ,

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  • 14 April 2012 13:02, by E. Defense Forces

    My prayers with our gallant defenders SPLA. Panthou belong to South Sudan.

    Sudanese forces on the outskirts of the town of Heglig


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  • 14 April 2012 13:27, by Deng

    Great Job SPLA!!!!!!!!!

    SPLA repelled and inflicted heavy looses on SAF in Heglig.

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  • 14 April 2012 13:38, by Deng

    Jalaba, Mohamed ALi, North Sudanese. are you still doubting about SAF Defeat?....its funny that when you tell an Arab man that there is someone lying dead over there, they will tell you that they never heard the bullet. haven’t your heard the bullets yet that repulse SAF.You need to visit Kersana where hundreds or SAF are lying dead. The vultures are very happy waiting for SPLA to leave!!!!!

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  • 14 April 2012 15:01, by Deng

    Ngundeng prophecies are coming to light!!!
    I cant wait to see the final prophecies....The fate of Jalaba, North Sudan.

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  • 14 April 2012 17:20, by Deng

    Breaking news!!!

    SPLA shot down an Mi29 fighter jet in Heglig!!!!!

    SPLA oyeee!!!!!!!


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  • 14 April 2012 19:04, by Kim Deng

    The arabized Nubian gov’t disciples have to know that, God is always on side of brave/strong.

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  • 14 April 2012 21:32, by James Maker Akok

    North Sudan people need to learn they are be told do not attack South Sudan they be mad one day but North Sudan didn’t understand now North Sudan see it. By the way Helig is not a North Sudan Town is a South Sudan Town.

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  • 15 April 2012 00:24, by E. Defense Forces
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