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Sources are reporting that Americans should expect to be in the bull’s-eye of jihad, once again, after Islamist leaders and terrorist groups have been quoted saying they are likely to oppose any foreign forces intervening in Sudan, according to a report by Ryan Mauro in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
And Obama administration officials have confirmed to press outlets the U.S. is planning a humanitarian intervention in the Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile provinces within weeks.
Islamist leaders repeatedly have accused the West of trying to divide Sudan in order to weaken the Muslim world.
In 2007, Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri declared jihad on United Nations and African Union peacekeepers in Darfur, describing their presence as a “brazen occupation.”
Also that year, the Sudan Tribune reported that it received a government document dated April 27, 2004, revealing that the ruling dictatorship had reached an agreement with al-Qaida for the terrorist group to attack foreign peacekeepers, which it called “Zionist enemies.”
Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, a leading Muslim Brotherhood cleric, also released a fatwa ordering Muslims to vote against independence for South Sudan, which became a new country on July 9.
He accused the West of “seeking [the] separation and partition” of the Muslim world.
The Shariah Association of Scholars and Preachers in Sudan said, “Zionist Western” enemies were trying to conquer the Islamic world and that “it is unlawful to cede any part of Sudan’s land, which belongs to the whole ummah [Muslim world].”
The Sudanese regime, led by Omar Bashir, is likely to make the same charge. Bashir is under extreme pressure from his Islamist opposition since allowing the mostly Christian and animist region of South Sudan to secede. He has promised to turn Sudan into a state based solely on Shariah law with Arabic as the official language. He also said he would not seek another term in 2015.
The main Islamist opposition leader, Hasan al-Turabi, still advocates overthrowing Bashir and any agreement to allow international forces into Sudan will further enflame the situation. Turabi is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and was close to Osama Bin Laden when he lived in Sudan in the early 1990s.
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