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JEM’s Self-Immolations shouldn't be seen as subservient to Hassan al-Turabi By Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman
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Jan 22, 2011 - 6:37:13 AM



JEM’s Self-Immolations shouldn't be seen as subservient to Hassan al-Turabi


By Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman


The ridiculous and disgusting continuation of the corrupt National Congress Party (NCP) security apparatus (SMC) in telling miserable lies, claims and slanders highlights the regime’s repeated failings to rule the Sudan. It has become an ongoing pattern of behaviour in which the regime resorted to accusing its usual scapegoat and archenemy   the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) of being a Military Wing of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) headed by Dr. Hassan Abdalla al-Turabi, the engineer and godfather of the National Islamic Front (NIF) from which the NCP had split in the power struggle that led to repeated arrests and imprisonment of their godparent. The NCP National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) lies over and over again without any evidence except the confessions they obtained from the prisoners of war (POWs) belonging to the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) under duress and torture in clear violation of International Law in the treatment of prisoners of war. The condemnation of these heinous acts of the NCP is onus on all the political forces and the Sudanese people who are preparing to bring down this nightmare and removable and thrown in the dustbin of history forever The Sudanese people have become sickened and tired of listening to these elaborate fabrications of the NCP authoritarian government. Instead of showing real leadership on issues that mattered to the Sudanese public at this torrid time, the NCP clique resort to distraction tactics and escape from facing the threats that are almost engulfing the presence of Sudan as a country! The government of Al-Bashir has clearly lost sight of the reasons which first brought them into power.

Political observers indicate that as a result of the perception of contempt and scornful attitude of the National Congress Party (NCP) clan towards the people of Sudan in Darfur, they assume in advance that a valiant armed movement of a stature and high calibre such as the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) must have a proxy sponsor from outside the region of Darfur for leadership! Nevertheless, the people of Sudan in Darfur and Kordofan and elsewhere assertively say that the days when a politician resident permanently in Khartoum and has never had any contact with the people of the region of Darfur poses himself as a candidate in one of the constituencies for parliamentary elections and win a seat outright by proxy, have gone forever as a result of the awareness that has grown among the citizens who knew their civil rights and became scholars in politics, good governance and it is not possible for that farce to be repeated. It may remain a reminder of that bitter part of that era in the history of political exploitation, hegemony by a minority group and marginalisation of the then silent poorly educated majority.


The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) challenges the NCP ruling cabal in Khartoum to provide evidence to prove their bag of lies which are intentionally falsified claims that the Movement is subservient to Hassan al-Turabi. If the NCP and its supporters are true Muslims they shouldn’t have told open and unashamed lies since lying is one of themajor sinful acts according to the Qur’an or the Hadith by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Please Read more at Suite101: Major and Minor Sins in Islam: Sinful Acts According to Qur'an and Hadith>.

This type of abhorrent conduct is not uncommon from a criminal regime that flogged poverty-stricken women for wearing trousers which the NCP clique finds it immoral. The hideous U-tube video images of a young woman in a extreme agony being brutally whipped by a uniformed amused police constable, dubbed as “Gado-Gado”, seen and condemned by people around the globe are is the best witness to the degree of immorality reached by this group chaired by Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir the Fugitive Criminal indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague for the heinous Crimes of war, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide he has committed against the people of Sudan in Darfur. Omer al-Bashir and his deputy, Nafie Ali Nafie, the founder of the notorious ghost houses for torturing prisoners of conscience, regarded the flogging of the girl justifiable. Furthermore, al-Bashir has vowed to further punishments of beatings with whips and amputation of limbs and stoning will come after the likely secession of the South of the country through the referendum stipulated by the Naivasha the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).


The justice and Equality Movement (JEM) is an independent armed struggle rebel movement fighting a racist despotic regime of the NCP which has dragged the great country of our ancestors, Sudan, into a disintegrating failed state through criminal acts of hatred, detestation, arrogance and the claim of  belonging to the pan-Arabism supremacy and Islamism while they exercise every sin that is forbidden by true Islam of Allah (SHWT) and the Sunnah of His Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)  , such as lying and hypocrisy, corruption, embezzlement of public money, rape, murder, violation of privacy and breaking promises and breaching of treaties and agreements.


Political analysts and as well as the people of Sudan have been contemplating with grave concern about the fate of the remaining part of Sudan after the secession of the south; the bitter fact which appears certain from the early results, exit poll, of the referendum. The Sudanese public thought that the most important contributing factor, among others, is the abhorrent Pan-Arabist-Islamist Agenda of the NCP Clique.


The Sudan justice and Equality Movement (JEM) is a rebel movement that poses a national agenda in its manifesto, calling for resolution of  all the Sudanese issues together as there is no benefit from piecemeal partial solutions in a very vast country with Hundreds of ethnicities who speak Hundreds of languages besides Arabic as lingua franca and belong to different religious faiths in an area of land of one million square miles though a large proportion its forty million population is living below the poverty line and suffer from  hunger, disease, illiteracy and unemployment. This miserable state in which the masses of people are living is despite the availability of abundance of natural resources of oil, gold and other minerals in the ground and on the face of its fertile soil. Moreover, the River Nile with its tributaries runs along the south to north stride of the country to pour its water in the Mediterranean Sea passing through the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The allegation by the so-called National Salvation Revolution element of JEM being affiliated to al-Turabi is an Insult and contempt for the Sudanese people who represent the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) which drew its membership from the diverse Sudanese political spectrum i.e. the Umma Part, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)., the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) , the Republican Brotherhood Party (the Jamhuriyin), the Muslim Brotherhood,  the independent members from all the regions of the country where the disenchanted disenfranchised marginalised people live: from the Southern, the far Northern, the Central, Eastern and the Western regions. JEM is a true institution representing the Nation and not a regional or a tribal establishment as alleged by the opponents of the movement who are pro-government of Omar al-Bashir and some of the beneficiaries of the genocidal regime which calls itself ‘national’ the term usually used by all the totalitarian governments to dupe their victims and bamboozle the entire population. One will easily find this phenomenon practised by National Islamic Front in reference to its affiliates of association whether women, youth, etc... National association of women, National association of youth, National Congress Party and National Union of Doctors, National Union of Lawyers and National Union of Students so on! Whether the NCP regime likes it or not, the flame of the struggle will remain lit until the objectives of the Justice and Equality Movement, which are freedom, justice and sustainable peace and decent living for all the people of Sudan, as well as the prosecution and trial of all those who have been implicated in committing the heinous crimes of torture, rape, killings and genocide. There will be no place for pardoning or the use of the outmoded phrase of “Let bygones be bygones which is the right words had been exploited for the wrong setting! Every criminal would be punished in full in accordance to the crime which was committed by the offender and based on Justice.


The people of Sudan in Darfur, Kordofan and elsewhere believe that the NCP will eventually come to the negotiating table to talk with JEM despite its present ad hoc rhetoric. Peace talks will be determined by the International Community which the elements in the regime hate and dread to think of! JEM affirms its readiness to talk for the resolution of the Darfur conflict through serious negotiations. The National Congress Party (NCP) and its supporters know very well that the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) will be left with no option other than re-entering the Sudanese National Capital Khartoum, as the Movement did on May 10th 2008), in the face of the intransigence and prevarication of al-Bashir’s regime on the so-called domestication of peace and chooses not to sit at the negotiating table to resolve the Darfur conflict. This time the Justice and Equality movement (JEM) is not alone, but it is backed by the strong coalition of the Alliance of Resistance Forces (ARF) and the Broad National Front (BNF) and the masses of the Sudanese people who have been inspired by the Tunisian people's uprising against the dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali who fled the country seeking refuge!


Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman is the Deputy Chairman of the General Congress for Justice and Equality Movement (JEM). He can be reached at [email protected]













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