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October 1, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The prominent Egyptian TV preacher Amr Khaled arrived in South Sudan’s capital of Juba on Monday at the start of a 10-day tour that will take him to several Nile basin countries including Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia.

Egyptian preacher Amr Khaled (Reuters)

A statement published on Khaled’s official website said that his delegation includes 20 figures representing the government as well as 15 NGO’s. His visit was coordinated by the Egyptian foreign ministry.

At the onset of his arrival in Juba, Khaled will head to an unspecified hospital which will be run by Egypt per an agreement previously made.

Speaking via phone from Juba to Cairo based Al-Nahar TV, Khaled said that the goal of his visit is to build bridges of cooperation with Nile basin nations which he said feel that Egypt is dealing arrogantly with them.

Khaled, whose TV shows promoting Islam are widely viewed throughout the Middle East, underscored the importance of his initiative in the context of the ongoing dispute between Egypt and these countries over the allocation of the Nile waters.

Egypt, already threatened by climate change, is almost entirely dependent on the Nile for its water and has been nervously watching upriver nations forge ahead with hydro-power dam projects.

Six Nile basin countries signed a deal in 2010 for a more equitable distribution of water shares that would strip Egypt of its veto over hydro-power projects upstream. Egypt and Sudan assert that the deal is illegal and violates the 1929 and 1956 Nile water agreements.

Khaled is set to meet with the ministers of education and youth in South Sudan to discuss cooperation with ’Life Makers’ organization sponsored by Khalid which has several branches internationally.

Khaled who was an accountant with KPMG is viewed in the Muslim world as a moderate who rejects extremism and has denounced the actions of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

He has recently launched a party by the name of "Egypt’s Party" which he is said its goals are development oriented.

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  • 2 October 2012 09:01, by Mading Makuac

    Khaled,
    preach water but don’t preach islamic!!!!

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  • 2 October 2012 09:33, by 4Justice

    What do you expect when Kiir and his stupid looters always like beg and accept donations and gifts from Egypt, this is the end result, its time to become a muslim. Muslims do not give people things for nothing, they expect you to become a muslim in return.

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  • 2 October 2012 09:55, by NO PEACE

    please welcome to south sudan but take care.

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  • 2 October 2012 10:38, by Gabriel KK

    Combination of religion and politic is what is tearing muslims nations apart. Khaled must know that Nile water is not for Egypt alone. Egypt must either accept to share water equally with other Nile basin countries or give up.

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  • 2 October 2012 12:17, by Akol Liai Mager

    There is no Moderate or extreme Islam, it is all violence as Muhammad had founded, advocated and preached it through violence. Islam is one and it is the source of all violence in the world since its inception up-to-date. God is not that cruel to appoint the killer as his messanger. God is love and peace, not Sword, Bomb or intimidation.

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    • 2 October 2012 13:31, by sudani ana

      Akol I don’t know where you get this "Islam is the source of all violence" from. Islam didn’t burn 6 million jews in Europe or kill more than 10 million people in 1st and 2nd world war. It didn’t treat Africans like animals in South Africa during Aparthied. So stop repeating this crap like a parrot. Apart from this hatred towards Islam, I think you’re a nice person.

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      • 2 October 2012 13:45, by South South

        Sudani ana,
        Please accept what Akol said. Islam has no peace in this world and this is the way Mohammed gave it to the world. After the death of Mohammed people who succeed him were killed.
        1- Osman Ban Afan ( stabbed to death)
        2- Abu Bakar Sadik ( stabbed to death)
        3- Ali Ban Abi Thalab( stabbed to death)
        Evil people in this world are Arab Muslims.

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        • 2 October 2012 20:30, by ViVa Sudan

          The poor man need to be guided, u r using an offensive term expressing ur personal frustration or Dismay . Allah & Prophet Muhamed Pbuh ordered us in holy Quraan not to use bad words / abuse any one who doesn’t believe in Isalm or Muhamed as last massenger of Almighty Allah in order not to let them Abuse Allah & Muhamed Pbuh without knowledge .. Surah Al-An’am :
          " And leave alone those who tak

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      • 2 October 2012 23:30, by Akol Liai Mager

        Not Sudani-Inta, why go all that far? Islam killed 2.5 Million South Sudanese people, now killing another millions Nuba people. Or do you say the Jihad that was launched by your genocidal Muftis in Khartoum against South Sudan was not in the name of Islam? If not why did Muslims kept silent about it? I know Islam more than you do because I have studied it.

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  • 2 October 2012 14:26, by 4Justice

    Bukhari hadith Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387: Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.”
    Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, “O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?” He replied, “Whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have.”

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    • 2 October 2012 14:44, by Abednego Majack Macharial

      4Justice,
      Thanks brother for hitting the nail on its head. Sudani ana and the rest of Muslim should know that their religion is violent. Nothing peaceful about Islam.

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  • 2 October 2012 20:05, by ViVa Sudan

    Plz educate yaself:Holly Quraan mentioned in 2nd Sourah:
    " There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower."So click http://rasoulallah.net/index.php/en/home - to know Prophet Mohmed

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  • 3 October 2012 08:26, by Jalaby

    To Sudantribune,
    Come on Sudantribune, the picture you posted for Mr. Amr Khalid tells us many things about your real feeling which one of it your hatred to Amr Khalid and to see Islam spreading in the south!

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    • 3 October 2012 08:28, by Jalaby

      I suggest you to post this picture for him instead of the mocked one you put, how about this one:
      image

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      • 3 October 2012 10:01, by Akol Liai Mager

        This picture does not tame Islam either. Islam is too violent to be tamed by borrowing a culture of speading hands up in a peaceful way that the Muslims lack. All Islamic culture is that of a folded hands with bombs in its.

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