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South Sudan’s Kiir orders return of Muslim properties

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June 12, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Monday directed that all properties that had earlier been confiscated from the Muslim communities be returned to them.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP)

The president made these remarks during the annual Ramadan dinner with Muslim leaders at Freedom Hall in the capital, Juba.

The South Sudanese leader instructed the national security minister to work with the South Sudanese Islamic Council to retrieve back all the looted Muslims properties in the different parts of the country.

“The minister of national security is here with us in the hall, so I want him to go tomorrow morning [Tuesday] to visit the sites of the properties that have been grabbed. You will show him [minister] the stolen properties,” said Kiir.

He also appealed to the Muslims to support the ongoing peace process and pledged to support those intending to visit Mecca.

The South Sudanese presidential advisor on Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Juma Said appealed to the Muslim community in the country to fight against tribalism and hatred as a principle of the Islamic religion.

This principle, he said, does not differentiate between the people.

South Sudanese Muslim will continue supporting the government of President Kiir in order to achieve peace in the country, he stressed.

On his part, however, the Secretary-General of South Sudan Islamic Council, Abdallah Burj pledged that the Islamic Council would work to promote reconciliation and tolerance among South Sudanese.

A number of officials, including the country’s first vice president, Taban Deng Gai and members of diplomatic corps grace the event.

In July 2014, President Kiir directed that all properties in Juba that were grabbed would be returned to the Muslim communities.

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  • 13 June 08:10, by Games

    Was wondering what those Muslims gave Kiir in that Ramadan dinner hall to change his mind. While Salva Kiir and his personal security have been the people that destroying and sized people properties, mostly in Equatorians region for the last 12 years.

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  • 13 June 11:41, by Jongo

    Be careful Mr. President you are about to set fire between the majority Christians & minority Muslims Sure I don’t know about the other regions but in Equatoria especially in Juba Muslims doesn’t had any properties been grabbed FYI during the Arab colonialism Christians properties been grabbed Kindly correct your statement Thank you Mr. President

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    • 13 June 13:48, by Kuch

      What about other *none Muslims like the evil juus, Bantus & Abeshas (ethiopians), English people & their evil white American, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ paymasters going to do in our in our country?, None, We are going to bomb the evils to near extinction out of our country & over our people once & >>>

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      • 13 June 13:58, by Kuch

        Our Abyei, Kaffi Kingi, Aliny/Panthou (Heglig) & even our Kiirtoum (Khartoum) and other areas have been taken over by our enemies. But some of our Nuers (ke Nyantoc, Shilluks & Equatorians losers) game is always TO inflight the ’Jangs/Dinkas’. But this time around, there are some fools who are going to be wiped out of map out of our country with their foreign masters from their evil>>>

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      • 13 June 13:58, by Kuch

        Our Abyei, Kaffi Kingi, Aliny/Panthou (Heglig) & even our Kiirtoum (Khartoum) and other areas have been taken over by our enemies. But some of our Nuers (ke Nyantoc, Shilluks & Equatorians losers) game is always TO inflight the ’Jangs/Dinkas’. But this time around, there are some fools who are going to be wiped out of map out of our country with their foreign masters from their evil>>>

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        • 13 June 14:22, by Kuch

          foreign masters once and for all out of our country & over our people. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM simple & plain.

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  • 13 June 13:39, by Theone

    Islam is a satanic, it destroy many countries.

    South sudan has tribalism problems already, we will not accept a Satan in our country.

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    • 13 June 14:22, by Nyesi Ta

      Satan is already dwelling in you and have made your body his home and if you want you can kill yourself to get rid of him. That’s how you eliminate satan in your self as well as in your country.

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      • 13 June 14:31, by Theone

        I’m not a muslim, Satan is not in my body. I don’t need to kill in order to get 72 Islamic whores in the HELL.

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