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Eltayeb Mustafa: Sudan’s Nimrod

By Theodore and Walid Shoebat

“And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.” (Genesis 10: 8-9)

In the Bible, the first tyrant, Nimrod, is described as a great and mighty rebel against God, and king of Mesopotamia. It was this Nimrod who commenced the building of the Tower of Babel, man’s first image symbolizing the attempt by human beings to surpass God by glory and ascendency. Today, we have a new tyrant in our midst, this time in Sudan, who wishes to make himself supreme at the expense of making men slaves, without life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. His name is Eltayeb Mustafa; he his indeed a mighty hunter of people’s lives, a tyrant against God, and he too wishes for ascendancy at the expense of human blood. And just as the Tower of Babel was a symbol of religious supremacy over the true religion of God, Mustafa’s doctrine – Islam – is emphatically one which seeks to surpass Christianity.

The tension between North and South Sudan is not secular in nature; it is religious. It is a result of Jihad against Christians, which has been taking place ever since the inception of Islam. To label the conflict between the two as a mere fight over land and oil would be to ignore what lies beneath the surface. Western media focuses on symptoms instead of the disease of Islamic fundamentalism. Omar Al-Bashir, the president of Sudan and head of the National Party, has an uncle by the name of Eltayeb Mustafa, an obscure individual to the English reader; his words incite carnage unknown to most of the media. Last year, Mustafa supported a fatwa from Abdul Hai Yusuf, which we have translated from the Arabic, which states:

Of the greatest calamities and evils is to permit an exhibition entitled ‘the Holy Bible,’ this lying forgery, which allows the kufars [non-Muslims] to spread their religion amongst Muslims, and to fascinate the common man, that Christianity prevents them from carrying out the path of Allah. After all, hearts are weak, and people are not equal in distinguishing truth from falsehood, and this work should not be allowed for any sane person. These things are destructive and are of great mischief. The duty for whomever Allah has given a hand by leader or man of responsibility is to prevent this evil, or else he is a traitor to Allah, and his prophet, and to the Muslim community.

Freedom of Religion anyone?

On October 10th, 2011, with this fatwa now declared, thugs working for Omar al-Bashir’s National Party, armed with sticks and machetes, attacked South Sudanese Christians celebrating in front of Kambouni playground. This slaughter, as we learn from William Sunday D. Tor, was repeated quite recently on Sunday, April 22nd, in which mobs of Sudanese Muslims, instigated by Eltayeb Mustafa, set fire to a church in Khartoum.

These acts are in accordance with not only Omar al-Bashir’s agenda, but Islamic teachings. The Qur’an makes very specific how non-Muslims, especially Christians, are to be treated:

“The punishment for anyone who fights against Allah and His apostle and do mischief in the land is that he be killed or crucified or to have his hands and feet from opposite ends (cut off) or be banished from the land.” (Quran: The table spread)

This Qur’anic verse is what is used in Islamic jurisprudence, or Sharia, the same precept which Omar al-Bashir seeks to fully establish.

In one frenzied speech, Bashir declared that if he:

“…had a victory the constitution would be fixed, we will make Sharia the source for all law, and the main source for religion.”

If the dispute is all secular, then why is Bashir calling for Sharia state while Mustafa destroys churches? The reality is that this is not a secular battle, but a religious one. And therefore the recent attacks on Christians by Bashir’s regime are based on what Islam provokes its believers to commit.

According to Brad Philips, the hatred which is harbored by Bashir and his ilk – for Christians and other non-Muslims – has caused the deaths of over three million people. If we are to be on the right side of history, and not like those who ignored the ideology of the Nazis, we must not turn our eyes from the obvious ideological connections with the current holocaust being inflicted upon the South Sudanese people.

The dispute between the North and the South is not one between mere tribes, but between the Cross and the Crescent; the Bible and the Qur’an; Jesus and Muhammad.

Westerners need to admit this or it will be forced upon them.

Theodore and Walid Shoebat are the authors of the book For God or For Tyranny

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