An interesting a piece by SLM’s head Abdul Wahid Al-Nur, published at the Wall Street Journal. He makes it utterly clear that in SLM’s eyes the only way forward is to eradicate the current regime.
It is inconceivable that the racist, Islamo-fascist regime in Khartoum can reform itself. It must disappear. Did the world ever attempt to “reform” the Nazi regime?
We must prevail to preserve the unity of Sudan. In a truly democratic and secular Sudan, neither the South, nor Darfur, nor any other region would be tempted to secede. We must prevail to eliminate the presence of terrorist groups, such as al Qaeda and Hamas, which are guests of the regime in Khartoum. We must prevail to stabilize the region and spread democracy.
We must prevail to help Sudan return to its natural, legitimate geopolitical place — which is the African continent and not the Arab or Muslim world. At the same time, we must forge new alliances, no longer based upon race or religion, but upon shared values of freedom and democracy. This is why we opened a representative office in Israel last February.
We know we can prevail over a regime which, despite its appearances, is weak. We are well-organized and increasingly popular throughout the country. With the help of those who share our values and cherish freedom, victory is within reach.
His article is cleverly written for an American audience. Some parts of it are not factual but merely designed to gather more support for SLM. On top of that, he leaves some questions unanswered. Overall though, it certainly is an interesting piece.
There is more to comment on. Hopefully I’ll do it later if I have time.
(hat tip: Sigmund, Carl and Alfred)
1. Terrorists aren’t guests of this regime anymore really, at least not in the sense that it harbors them (Hamas people do drop by from time to time and the government is lenient about it). Today, the regime’s focus is investment, investment and more investment. Terrorists are bad for business. Plus, keep in mind the heavy cooperation between the CIA and the Sudanese intelligence.
2. Most Sudanese are Muslims and most speak Arabic. Reversing what happened is the equivalent of saying ludicrous things like “the United States should go back to its natural state which was Indian and not white.” It’s been hundreds of years already. Sudan is Afro-Arab. Period.