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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sudan and South Sudan on the Verge of War

From the National Post, a warning that Muslim Sudan is on the verge of war with Christian South Sudan:
No one is even trying to maintain the pretense of peace in Sudan and South Sudan these days. Sporadic skirmishes and border shootouts are on the verge of becoming all-out war and the threat is resurrecting fears of a Darfur-like disaster for 10s of thousands of refugees.

A day after South Sudan, Africa’s youngest state, became the 188th member of the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday, the Arab League was scrambling to call an emergency meeting into the growing violence between Sudan and South Sudan.

South Sudanese troops continue to occupy the oil town of Heglig, on the disputed border of South Kordofan state, fighting off air raids by Sudanese jets and counter-attacks by the Sudanese army.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, dressed in an army uniform plastered with battle ribbons and medals, travelled to the capital of North Kordofan Thursday and praised the revival of a “spirit of jihad” in his country, while vowing to wage a “decisive battle” against South Sudan.
What an idiot--he doesn't even know his own religion. I have read and heard many Western liberals say that "jihad" means an inner struggle.

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