Sudan uprooted Muslim Brotherhood state, not Bashir regime

Nasr Aref
Wednesday 17 Apr 2019

The real significance of what has just happened in Sudan is not the departure of Omar Al-Bashir, but rather exposure of the ruin that Muslim Brotherhood rule brought to the country

The failed Muslim Brotherhood organisation is attempting, through its tentacles in Qatar and Turkey, to make former Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir a scapegoat in order to save the organisation’s face and pull off a grand escape from bearing responsibility for the failure of the state in Sudan. This state was marketed by the Muslim Brotherhood for two decades as the first experiment to achieve empowerment of the Muslim Brotherhood organisation to rule a state the size and significance of Sudan.

Attacking President Al-Bashir with such cruelty, especially from Muslim Brotherhood leaders and instruments who escaped from Egypt, recalls a complicated case of betrayal, treason and void of ethics. Because Al-Bashir's regime had sacrificed the entire history and deep relationship with the Egyptian state and sided with the Muslim Brotherhood since 25 January 2011 until its downfall.

Smuggling operations of terrorists from and into Egypt were executed at the southern borders with the knowledge and aid of Al-Bashir's regime. Most of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood members living in Turkey and Qatar arrived there through escaping from the borders with Sudan via the support and backing of Al-Bashir's regime. Although Al-Bashir's regime had credit in saving their lives from execution or imprisonment, they vented their fury at his regime. All this was done for the sake of whitewashing the failed organisation and creating a scapegoat to be sacrificed at the Muslim Brotherhood's altar, so as not to attribute the failure to the Muslim Brotherhood organisation but to Al-Bashir's regime. This stance from failed Muslim Brotherhood leaders and instruments signifies the highest degree of treachery, villainy, treason and backstabbing to the person who did them a favour and helped them with all his might, putting his state's interests with its sister Egypt on the line.

The Sudanese people uprooted the Muslim Brotherhood organisation's state, not Al-Bashir's regime. President Al-Bashir was a façade of the organisation's state.

Since the 1989 coup, which the failed Muslim Brotherhood organisation called the Salvation Revolution, Sudan was ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood organisation in its revolutionary version, formulated by Hassan Al-Turabi, may God rest his soul. Every move made was an implementation of the Muslim Brotherhood's governing theory and vision. The state was transformed into a Mulsim Brotherhood unit since day one of the 1989 coup and the organisation dominated all state posts, even in the army and the security forces. I remember that I attended the first anniversary of the Salvation Revolution in August 1990. I went among guests at the time to visit Al-Qatina Camp of the popular forces, which were fighting in the south of Sudan. We were welcomed by a colonel from the national Sudanese Army accompanied with a first lieutenant officer, who was one of the organisation followers. The surprise was that the colonel didn't utter a word except after a signal from the first lieutenant who was supposed to stand to attention in the presence of his commander. 

Afterwards the leading ranks in the army, police and security were monopolised by the Jugs, or organisation followers. The Jugs and the Pitchers in the dialect of some parts of Egypt were names given to the organisation's followers. Al-Turabi described the relationship between the Muslim Brotherhood organisation and Islam saying: "Religion is a sea and we are the Jugs." He meant that they are the sole way to quench the thirst of the people, and he is the only way to religion.

Such a vision made the Jugs monopolise religion and then all public life. Instead of ladling from religion in order to quench people’s spiritual thirst, they kept scooping from the state and public funds, so the rich Sudanese people starved.

Since the 1989 coup, the empowerment state regime claimed to be Islam’s representative and leader in the world. Al-Turabi founded the Popular Arab and Islamic Conference (PAIC) to be an alternative to the Arab League and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) at the time. He gathered representatives from Islamic countries and Muslim communities and appointed himself leader of the Islamic world. This regime opened Sudan’s doors to the followers of the Muslim Brotherhood organisation worldwide, especially those from countries that treated them the way they deserved. Sudan’s foreign relations were shaped according to the failed Muslim Brotherhood organisation’s vision, starting with giving Iran a foothold in the Red Sea and granting Turkey control over the boundaries of Suakin Island and engaging in the civil war in Libya so as to back the Muslim Brotherhood organisation there.

Since 1989 until 2019 Sudan was ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood organisation where all the leaders were from the Muslim Brotherhood and Sudan’s wealth was looted by Muslim Brotherhood members. Those who divided the Sudan and gave up half of it were the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood organisation, and those who launched wars in east, west and south of the Sudan were the symbols of the Muslim Brotherhood organisation.

Thus, to put things straight and not to be carried away by the failed Muslim Brotherhood’s propaganda and deal with what happened in Sudan as uprooting of Al-Bashir’s regime. Because the truth is that what has been uprooted is the empowerment state founded by the Muslim Brotherhood that turned into the most failing and corrupt form of government in the entire history of Arabs and Muslims. They lost half of the state’s territory, disintegrated the rest, looted the country’s wealth and turned Africa’s most rich country into a state of poverty that drove its people to be in need of aid.

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