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Sudanese groups vow attacks against ICC prosecutor & Western states

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March 10, 2009 (KHARTOUM) — An alliance of Sudanese Islamic jihadists and Darfur Arab militia groups pledged to carry out 250 attacks against countries that are supporting the decisions of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

TV footage showing the International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo with a security officer standing behind him at a press conference in the Hague March 4, 2009 (BBC)

The new development follows a decision by the ICC judges last week to issue an arrest warrant for Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.

The alliance promised “world imperialists and CIA agents in US, UK and France with another September 11 attack”.

They further deemed ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) leader Khalil Ibrahim and Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) chairman Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur as legitimate targets for assassination.

Ocampo was described as being vilified while Nur and Ibrahim were labeled as Zionist agents and renegades emphasizing that it was a duty to pursue them and execute God’s law against them “wherever they went”.

The statement published in the pro-government Akhir-Lahza newspaper was signed by Martyr Abu-Qiseissah Suicide Group, Ansar Al-Sunnah Al-Jihadiyah group, the Group in Search of Martyrdom, the Martyr Ali Abdel-Fattah Brigade and the Darfur Lions Brigade represented by Musa Hilal.

Hilal, a Janjaweed leader, was appointed last year as an adviser for the ministry of federal government drawing strong rebuke from Western nations and human right groups.

The leader of the Darfurian Arab Mahameed clan has been named by numerous eyewitnesses in Darfur as leading terror campaign against the African tribes in the war ravaged region.

The UN Security Council imposed travel and financial sanctions on Hilal and three other individuals in April 2006. The US president George Bush issued an executive order enforcing similar sanctions on them.

The tribal leader denied any wrongdoings and told Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a videotaped interview in 2005, that he only recruited militias on behalf of Sudan’s central government.

The US embassy today said it is allowing non-essential staff to leave Sudan citing “uncertain security conditions following the expulsion of NGOs as well as harassment of humanitarian aid workers, employees of non-governmental organizations, and Westerners in general”.

The US mission said it has introduced “heightened security measures” to protect its personnel.

It said the US government has information about “terrorist threats” aimed at American and European interests, noting that recent demonstrations have featured anti-Western rhetoric.

Tensions are running high in Sudan following the arrest warrant as the government sought to rally people around it warning of Western plot against the country.

(ST)

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  • 11 March 2009 06:59, by kuduhal

    Mr president (Bashir) you are adding more punishment to your sever cases fron ICC endorsment.US and her allies are aware of terroism activities in sudan and they got option of increasing internation security.

    Mine you, if you are preparing for worst like external envasion than i alarm you to isolate southern sudan from the benefits of your war,

    Just learn from Iraq and Apaganistan wars,did the citizen enjoy the fruits of war or they suffer? Because i know you will run to the arab world countries if anything happen.

    It is not very difficult for us to envade your lunatic country.but the fact remain that you will put the lifs of inoncents people in to hardship like iraq.

    MA minus opportunity.

  • 11 March 2009 10:08, by Rev. Asist Otulo

    Dear Fellow Sudanese.!!!!!

    I desire to tell the International Criminal Court (ICC) that, if Bush manages to get hold of a very big lion, why you cannot get hold of a Dog?
    If Saddam Hussein have be able to been arrested in inside Iraq, why not Omer Hassan Al-Bashir?

    I said over again that, President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir must be arrest no matter where He is in Sudan or not.

  • 11 March 2009 10:35, by Angelo M

    "Islamic Jihadists" seems to think that they intimidate the whole system of justice in the world- if they indeed defend a criminal like Bashir, then they find themselves fight not just humans, but God himself. Ultimately, they will be frustrated. They can kill (good thing, they die too), but justice will stand tall.

    • 11 March 2009 22:49, by pills

      These statnic Jihadists do not know what they are talking about. If they could not defeat SPLA, how can they defeat Western world? Where are their leaders like Ali Abdel Fatah? he was been effectively and technically put out of service by the SPLA, and his rotten bones are now fertilizing the rich soil of Southern Sudan between Yie and Juba. These mad peolpe are just barking.

      On the other hand, GOSS must be careful about the Somalians roaming across Southern Sudan. These guys are very dangeruos and are ready to carry out everything for money.

      • 3 May 2009 03:35, by mariar

        You are right Mr Pill, those Somalian guys are dangerious. And GOSS should have to take responsibility to secure our borders. Specially on the Jihad Islamic thing, which they don’t understand from Trabi Keys, which he had gave to mujihadiin in 1994 to go to War in South Sudan, so when they die, they go to Heaven and open their door room with that Keys.

  • 11 March 2009 10:35, by postmortem

    THe threats of inevitable terrorists’ activities are envisage rght from the time people discussed ICC decision to issue the warrant. Western nations have analysed and put into context these kind of activities and and encounter. Do not be surprised when Sudan is raided to smoke out Bashir.

    You are just wasting time making it public what the world expected of you. Bashir will be pursued to his tail no matter what. Your threats are not a surprise to the world and you will not intimidate whom you have already earmarked as targets.

    If you were a wise arab fighting for Allah, allow Bashir to be the first to carry a terror attack in those targets and then you die last since you are followers of Bashir. Why are you in pain more than Bashir who is wanted? My understanding of your voluntariness to die because of Bashir is defeated.

    Why defend a criminal? If you want to see that this matter is for all of you, allow the big shots, Taha, Ali naffi and other senior officials to practically die in terrorist attacks. Your stupid death after them will be justified but not you rushing to die because of a man who does not even have a humane heart.

  • 13 March 2009 00:06, by Nyaemma

    I am not an evil person, but I cannot help hoping that Bashir is assassinated.



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