The Sudanese regime is on its way to becoming the next Iran, regardless of
whether President Omar Bashir remains in power or not. The country is moving
towards becoming a full-blown Sharia state, comparable to Iran, Saudi Arabia
or Afghanistan under the Taliban. Towards that end, up to 700,000 Christians
have been told to pack up and leave by April 8 or they’ll be treated as
The Bashir regime has always been an enemy of the U.S. and those who value
human rights but it is now doing everything it can to please its Islamist
opposition. The regime knew it would raise the ire of the Islamists when it
allowed the mostly-Christian region of South Sudan to become an independent
country. In the hopes of staving off a rebellion, Bashir promised to remodel
his country based on Sharia Law with Arabic as the only official language.
He also promised not to seek another term in 2015.
Bashir’s most powerful opponent is a cleric named Hasan al-Turabi,
the leader of the Sudanese branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is hard to
overstate his impact on the growth of Islamic extremism and terrorism. He
has been called "Sudan's Osama" and "The Pope of Terrorism." After helping
Bashir come to power, Turabi used his base in Sudan to build close
relationships with every virtually single Islamic terrorist group and
After South Sudan seceded, the Islamists demanded that Bashir made good on
his word. They formed the Islamic Constitution Front and drafted a Sharia-based
constitution. The imam of Khartoum’s Grand Mosque endorsed it and said
Bashir must “either rule by Islam or go.” Other members of the group
explicitly said they’d revolt if their wishes aren’t granted.
The Sudanese Christians are facing increasing persecution.
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