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Bashir makes rare admission of “bloodshed” & “injustice” in Sudan

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July 22, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir has given an unusually candid assessment of the situation in his country, expressing regret over the prevalence of bloodshed in Sudan and even appeared to be holding himself personally responsible.

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Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir

“How will god answer our prayers when we are shedding the blood of Muslims and each other’s blood?”, Bashir told attendees at an Iftar dinner hosted by the head of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) al-Tijani al-Seisi at his home in Khartoum.

“We know that the destruction of the Ka’aba [in Mecca] is lesser [in gravity] in the eyes of god than the killing of a [human] soul”, he added.

The Sudanese president stressed that people get punished in this life for all sins they commit except murder which has its retribution saved for the day of judgement.

The veteran Sudanese general, who has ruled Sudan for 24 years since staging a coup in 1989, also said that the “injustice” shrouding the country resulted in drought and lack of rain.
“How can we ask for mercy [from god] when our hands are covered in blood?”, Bashir said.

Addressing the growing trend of tribal conflicts in Darfur, he urged the Darfurians present to raise their hands and swear an oath to seek peace in the troubled region.

“Swear and say we are for peace and against war. […] We do not want anyone from outside advising us. We will solve our own problems”, he said.

Bashir said that the reasons behind the killings in Darfur do not even warrant slaughtering a sheep let alone a human being and vowed that an upcoming tribal reconciliation conference will come up with real solutions.

The out-of-the-ordinary statements by Bashir represent a stark departure from his usual fiery speeches in which he often strikes a challenging and threatening tone towards his opponents and to western nations alike, which he claims are working to topple his regime.

Throughout his two-decade rule, Bashir has managed to weather a major civil war with what is now independent South Sudan, multiple rebellions that continue until this day, US sanctions and most recently an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant alleging that he orchestrated war crimes and genocide in Darfur.

The conflict erupted in the western region of Darfur in 2003, when ethnic African rebels rose up against Khartoum, complaining of discrimination by the Arab-dominated government.

Khartoum responded with a military crackdown and is accused of unleashing Arab militias known as Janjaweed, which have attacked ethnic African villages, killing, raping and looting residents, according to United Nations reports.

While Khartoum’s human rights record has always drawn condemnation since Bashir came to power over its brutal suppression of dissent, the Darfur conflict created a headache for the Sudanese government which has sought tirelessly to label it as a manufactured and exaggerated crisis.

Bashir himself has vehemently denied any mass killings in Darfur and continuously asserted that no more than 10,000 were killed since the violence broke out a decade ago, out rightly rejecting any responsibility for the deaths.

The UN estimates that 300,000 people were killed in the course of the Darfur conflict, while more than 2 million civilians were displaced.

Even though the violence in Darfur has ebbed from its 2003-2004 peaks, violence between the army, rebels and rival tribes has recently intensified, displacing some 300,000 people since January of this year.

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  • 23 July 2013 09:32, by Joseph Canada

    The African blood is now hounting you. You will die the way they were put to death. One testicle after the other.

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    • 23 July 2013 09:39, by Robot

      time for testimonies.

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      • 23 July 2013 13:01, by Force 1

        Bashir is haunted every night by the blood of millions of Sudanese, South Sudanese and those continuing to die today since his coming to power more than two decades ago. On the back of his mind; he knows his life is a hell on this earth and millions of souls he killed directly or indirectly due to his action are waiting to condemn him to hellfire after he dies!

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      • 23 July 2013 21:37, by Dinka Nhialic

        Hahahahaha Bashir will have no ways in the last couple of days to come as coup is underway to overthrow the government of Bashit.

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    • 23 July 2013 19:15, by Dinkawarrior

      This Arab woman is the one who destroyed our communities, she deserves the right to be slaughtered. Her name is Homo-al-Bashit, she is second to Satan. May God Almighty brought him into justice alone.
      I’m Dinkawarrior and I proved this message.

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  • 23 July 2013 09:35, by simon yel

    thanks for acknowledging your veil’s doings that you have committed with your murderous regime since you came into power . it is high time for you to resign and go to Hague voluntarily and tell Judges that I have murdered Sudanese and now Iam not worthy to live and let’s SPLM-North take over so that the Sudanese will at least feel and enjoy the peace and stability and be proud of their country .

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  • 23 July 2013 09:36, by Joseph Canada

    The blood of African Children’s blood are coming after you. You will Die hard!!!

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  • 23 July 2013 09:40, by Chol A.

    Your hand actually covered with blood and you will soon go to hell Mr Bashir. ICC chargers will not go away from you until you clear on your atrocities. Even though you die by chance your grave still be sentences with these changers.

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    • 23 July 2013 16:48, by Peacocktail

      Surprise acknowledgement, President Omer El Bashir,
      The dead Sudanese are talking in you, its not you talking but them in You.this is the sign of giving up the struggle. how long shall you struggle with Sudanese who demand change?
      God knows that you have murdered that is why you atribute the matters as God decision.Death is immiment in you through Sudanese fighters.You watch how Libyan kills Gaf

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  • 23 July 2013 09:45, by Peter Mangok

    Finally you have confessed! now Mr Bashir you have two things to do either you surrender yourself to ICC or you step down! your Allah(god* have judged wrong!

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    • 23 July 2013 10:31, by Agutmajak

      Mr. Bashir where is allah to protect u from ICC? HAHAHAHA it is your time to go hell Bashir son of trader.

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  • 23 July 2013 10:48, by Akuma

    The bloodshed and Injustice are reign of Bashir’s regime and he will be remembered for that. Good for you and ICCis watching

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  • 23 July 2013 11:20, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Bashir is trying to be smart. He is seeking islamic solidarity to build an army for fighting infidels. Like it is now without people from Darfur, Kurdofan and Blue Nile he things his plan for war against South Sudan is not going to work. He is trying to come with a new strategy to plan the slaughter of non-muslims. He has never abandoned his islamic lenses.

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  • 23 July 2013 11:37, by NyamNyam

    Is Bashir beginning to sense the wrath upon his neck?Whatever plea you make,the grip of the law will never die off you.

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    • 23 July 2013 11:54, by Peter Mading

      It is now clear that Bashir adore "god" through Mohamed unlike Christian who adore "God" through Jesus. Bashir has now admitted his criminal intention to kill and therefore, ICC should add NB 2 their Files. If Bashir confessed this religiously then he should start giving Darfur, Nuba Moutain and Blue Nile their rights and freedoms and finally remove his hands from South Sudan Territorial positions

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  • 23 July 2013 12:06, by Uncle J

    First time to see the big devil UMAR AL BASHIR preaching on the mess he created. I wish that bloodshed in Sudan could earn BASHIR disrespectful death, Gidafi death... a dictator always die like a feral dog!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 23 July 2013 14:15, by Kalo

    That is too late for you to say that no forgiven from God

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  • 23 July 2013 14:49, by Oppressor

    Funny idiot commentators ya kalo u will never understand what Basheer meant by this statement. "How will god answer our prayers when we are shedding the blood of Muslims and each others’ blood? he meant such idiot like Kalo & Agar . Al hilu/Arman narrow minded who don’t understand peace & WAr is their game to loot money by killing their own ppl..

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    • 23 July 2013 15:17, by Robot

      Oppressor,
      Your hypocritical name had already answered you instead of blindly criticizing Kalo, Hilu, Agar.... you will be the chaps That Kalo, Hilu and Agar shall separate from the grains until Africans are free. "KNOW THE CAUSE OF THE CONFLICT FIRST".

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    • 23 July 2013 15:34, by zulu

      Depressed Lunatic
      You pivot as usual and shamelessly condone the unnecessary killings of Darfurians by the Janjaweed, Danagla, or whatever aa. The man regrets and is atoning for his role. What is wrong with self defence. El Hilu, Yasir and the Darfuris are all principled as you the mindless juvenile NCP are pursuing policies of ethnic cleansing. Your country is ran amoch and will likey crumble

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    • 23 July 2013 19:58, by Kalo

      So-called Oppressor menfuckers,alHilo,Agar and Kalo will take you and Mr.ICC alBashir to the Hague believe me,don,t joke,unless alBashir die before we march to Khartoum for final whistle,this is where by he will dance to ICC.
      Wad-Nuba

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    • 23 July 2013 23:49, by Kushoku

      Sorry Op. ur employer keeps embarrassing u by his always arrogance actions first when he left in such a hurry that he forget to his Nigerian host that he is running away !!!! Now he is confessing his brutal crimes against his pple, dear oppressor very little left to defend ,blaming Agar & Arman won’t work coz started the killing a long time before the CPA if u don’t know its not history yet.

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  • 23 July 2013 15:14, by Kalo

    Sometimes when alBashir take Banga/marjana/marisa/alcohol and dance he used to speak randomly with out control but not knowing what he is saying in public,shame on you Mr.ICC
    Wad Nuba

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    • 23 July 2013 18:48, by Joseph Canada

      So Kalo, are you telling us that this is the work of Ganja!? hahaa if it is it must be the one planted on South Sudanese dumb!!

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  • 23 July 2013 23:56, by chol

    I support SPLM-NORTH all the way to Khartoum.Bashit can go to hell when he die of cancer or killed by SRF.
    Chol Y

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