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MUJAHID IS THE SINGULAR FORM OF MUJAHEDIN, A WORD COMMONLY USED TO REFER TO GUERRILLA FIGHTERS IN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES FIGHTING AGAINST NON-MUSLIM FORCES AND
“CANADIAN MUJAHID” COMPRISES OF EXCERPTS FROM A MORE EXTENSIVE AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
POPULARLY KNOWN AS THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT, THE ISAAC-ISHMAEL CONFLICT AFFECTS EVERYONE ON EARTH HENCE THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING ABOUT IT IN DEPTH.
PLEASE READ THROUGH TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THE RELATED STORIES CHRONICLED IN SEGMENTS ONE TO FOUR.
SEGMENT ONE -CANADIAN MUJAHID
“I decided to visit Sudan in January 1995 and took a flight from Istanbul to Khartoum in Sudan. It was my first visit to Khartoum and I knew that Osama Bin Laden and members of Al-Qaeda were guests in Sudan that time. I also knew that two Sudanese friends from the Afghan Jihad in the 1980s were back in Sudan so I called their company. That night, they came to my guesthouse to see me. We had a long conversation and they told me that many of my old Arab Mujahedin friends from Peshawar were in the city with Osama Bin Laden”.
Those were the words of Muhammad, a first generation Canadian Muslim from an Arab country who was visiting Khartoum, Sudan in 1995 where Al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden and other Jihadists had relocated to following the end of the Soviet-Afghan War that lasted over nine years, from December 1979 to February 1989. During that war, Muhammad and other Muslims had flocked from all over the world into Afghanistan to assist fellow Muslims in fighting against the combined forces of the Soviet backed Afghan government of the time and the Soviet Army. They had congregated in Afghanistan as Mujahedin, the plural form of Mujahid, a term for one engaged in Jihad which is understood to mean a struggle or fight against the enemies of Islam by various Muslims and the spiritual struggle within oneself against sin by others. Mujahedin is commonly known to refer to guerrilla fighters in Islamic countries fighting against non-Muslim forces.
OSAMA BIN LADEN IN AN UNDATED PHOTOGRAPH
“It was like hell because a huge bomb hit the ground not far from us” Muhammad had recounted as he shared more of his action-packed life story which included interactions with Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan and Afghanistan before Bin Laden and other Jihadists set up shop in Sudan.
“Then I felt bomb shrapnel hitting the tent and the trees around us. They were small pieces of metals from the huge bomb. Those were the dangerous ones which used to cause harm or death to Mujahedin. The tent was in pieces and I felt it. It was full of dust and pieces of trees and rocks. Then I heard a second bomb drop next to us only seconds after the first one. I knew many people were on the ground and they had their hands over their heads covering them. It did not take long for everything to stop. Then we all looked at each other to see if anybody was injured. The cook was injured on the hand. He had a small cut but we were all safe. A little bit later, I saw one of our guards who had visited the Saudi camp located near us. He was shaking his head as he approached me so I asked him what happened. I was worried that the bomb had hit the Saudi and I asked the guard what had happened and if they needed help”.
“The guard came and said, “I was sitting with the Saudis inside the tent and suddenly the bomb hit next to us. But these Arabs all stood inside the tent saying Allah is Greatest. Give us martyrdom. Make us die in your cause. None of them was hiding or trying to take cover until everything was over. I was the only one taking cover on the ground””.
On another occasion, Muhammad continued telling his captivating life story.
“After the prayers, a young Arab Mujahid got up. He started reading from a small piece of paper. His voice was trembling”.
““Brothers, the Russians have assaulted the camp of Osama Bin Laden in Jaji. Brothers of Islam this is the day we have all been waiting for. Your brothers need you. Oh Muslims join in this Jihad against the Kafir,” the Arab man said”.
The young Arab Mujahid who got up to appeal to all Muslims to join the Jihad against the Soviet Union and its Afghan satellite government of the time was alluding to Osama Bin Laden being in the thick of a firefight in the frontline in Afghanistan and needing help from the Ummah (Community of Muslim Believers) worldwide.
“I asked a few friends to join me and we left the city that night in two 4WD cars and drove towards Afghanistan. We were so happy we started reciting verses from the Qur’an. We asked Allah to reward us with death in order to reach the highest level of Paradise. None of us wanted to return alive from that trip”.
“We arrived at the Jaji Mountain inside Afghanistan late at night and it was dark and cold. An Egyptian friend drove the car in which I was and all we heard were the voices of the Arabs all over the mountains screaming, “Allah O Akbar” (God is Greatest) in Arabic”.
“We did not know where to go so we decided to follow the road towards the camp of the Palestinian engineer. He was hiding in a cave along with a few Arab fighters and I informed him that we came to volunteer for the fight against the Soviet Army. So he went and called Osama Bin Laden on his wireless, to inform him of our arrival. A few minutes later, he received orders from Osama Bin Laden personally, requesting us to visit him at another location”. “
The road was so narrow going around the mountain that we had to drive very carefully. We all felt the cold breeze on our faces but we could hear Arab fighters screaming “Allah O Akbar” (God is Greatest) and it was a real joy. It took us about 20 minutes to arrive below a mountain and see lights coming from inside a tunnel. At the tunnel, a few fighters welcomed us and they had a few generators hidden in the tunnel for electricity. As we all walked inside the tunnel, I saw Osama Bin Laden inside the second room to my left. He was sitting on the floor and next to him was Abdullah Azzam, the head of the Service Office (Maktab Al-Kadamat (MAK)). Both Osama Bin Laden and Abdullah Azzam got up and hugged us.”
Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, a Palestinian who is reported to have joined the Jihad against the Israeli occupation of Palestine in the late 1960s is also said to have co-founded Al Qaeda in 1988 with Osama Bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and others. Commonly referred to as Father of Global Jihad, it has been documented that Azzam, a Sunni Islamic Scholar, Theologian and Member of the Muslim Brotherhood was a teacher and mentor to Osama Bin Laden and the one who persuaded Bin Laden to come to Afghanistan and help the Jihad there. Azzam was assassinated on November 24, 1989 in Peshawar, Pakistan, nine months after the end of the Soviet-Afghan War that lasted over nine years, from December 1979 to February 1989.
“The Sudanese said, “I drove behind his car also going the wrong way. After about 100 meters, Abdullah Azzam’s car turned right to cross a ditch - an open sewer. There was a small bridge made of concrete slabs on top of the sewer. As soon as the car was on top of the bridge on the sewer, it exploded” Muhammad shared. He was recounting what a Sudanese Arab had told him before continuing his own story.
“The Sudanese was crying as he said, “I saw Abdullah Azzam‟s body going up from the exploded car and landing on the front of his car. I screamed and looked at him””.
“I didn’t live far away and I was preparing to leave my house for the Friday prayer as well when I heard a loud bang on my door” offered Muhammad.
“It was the Sudanese friend who witnessed Abdullah Azzam’s assassination with two Arab friends. The minute I opened the door, they screamed “Abdullah Azzam was killed.” I did not know what to say from the shock of the news”.
“All the Arabs started heading to Sayaf‟s camp at Pabi as there was a cemetery for Arab martyrs there. At the cemetery, there was no place to sit. More than 1,000 Arabs were standing. It was a shock to people and I saw and heard people screaming, “Allah O Akbar” (Allah is Greatest)” Muhammad disclosed.
THE SOVIET AFGHAN WAR
Although the Soviet-Afghan War that Mujahid Muhammad participated in occurred decades ago, some of the issues and mindsets that led to Mujahedin converging in Afghanistan persist unabated with Sudan now being one of several epicenters. Hence the importance of a story project solely devoted to acquiring knowledge about these issues and mindsets, understanding them and coming up with solutions to them.
SEGMENT TWO - FROM THE JIHAD IN AFGHANISTAN TO THE JIHAD IN SUDAN
Afghan Mujahedin considered it a victory when the Soviet combatant forces withdrew from Afghanistan beginning on May 15, 1988 and ending on February 15, 1989. They saw the defeat of a superpower like the Soviet Union that had invaded Afghanistan a Muslim country as a victory for Islam. After their perceived victory in Afghanistan, many Afghan Mujahedin became emboldened and considered it their duty to move to other countries where they believed Muslims required assistance in winning Jihad against the enemies of Islam. One such country was Sudan where Osama Bin Laden and other Mujahedin moved to in 1992.
Northern Sudan’s Jihad against Christians in Southern Sudan had its origins in 1821 when Mohammed Ali Pasha, the ruler of Egypt conquered the northern part of Sudan and ushered in the Turko-Egyptian period in the country. In 1839, he opened regular trade routes to Southern Sudan in search of ivory and slaves which accelerated the movement and entry of Northern Sudanese Arabs into Southern Sudan as soldiers and slave traders during the 1840s.
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ARAB SLAVE TRADERS
Following the entry of Northern Sudanese Arabs into Southern Sudan, a very troubled relationship developed between the two parts of Sudan as strict followers of the Koran in Northern Sudan advocated for the imposition of an Islamic state based on strict Shari’a. The troubled relationship between the predominantly Christian Southern Sudan and the predominantly Muslim Northern Sudan came to a peak when a liberation struggle was ignited in Southern Sudan on August 18, 1955 and a war ensued. Supporters of the entire Sudan as an Islamic state based on strict Shari’a proclaimed Jihad against Christians in Southern Sudan in defense of Islam and waged a brutal war against them. Southern Sudanese Christians fought back. A brief hiatus in Northern Sudan’s Jihad against Christians in Southern Sudan occurred in 1972 when an agreement was brokered and signed on February 27, 1972.
IDI AMIN DADA
Kinship supersedes religious affiliation in the Kakwa tribe and the adage “Blood is thicker than water” dictates most things. In other words, relationships and loyalties within family and kinship are the strongest and most important ones over relationships based on membership in a religious group. Consequently, Kakwa Muslims and Christians have always lived together peacefully. The family and kinship relationships are so close and warm that Chrislam, the amalgamation of Christianity and Islam became the norm, long before it was a buzz word around the globe.
A year before the signing of this decisive agreement to end the war in Sudan, Idi Amin Dada a moderate Muslim from the Kakwa tribe which traverses the present day African countries of Uganda, South Sudan and Congo became President of Uganda on January 25, 1971 through a coup d'état. He had been Commander in Chief of the Uganda Armed Forces before he took over the government in Uganda. Alleged to have been aided by the Israeli Mossad to ascend to the position of President of Uganda, Idi Amin Dada had aided the predominantly Christian Southern Sudanese Freedom Fighters in their fight against the chiefly Muslim Northern Sudanese despite he himself being a Muslim. He did this while serving as Commander in Chief of the Uganda Armed Forces because he considered the Southern Sudanese his kin.
Idi Amin Dada was well versed with the Kakwa tribal teaching to value blood relations over relations arising from membership in a religious group and he even practiced it as all Kakwa do. He had provided the assistance to the Christian Southern Sudanese Freedom Fighters while enjoying a rock-solid relationship with Israel. Alleged to have been the one supplying the arms to the Christian Freedom Fighters in Southern Sudan through Idi Amin Dada, Israel gave Idi Amin Dada the Honorific Hebrew title Reliable Helmsman (HAGAI NE’EMAN) and Idi Amin Dada enjoyed an extra special relationship with Israel.
IDI AMIN DADA’S ROCK-SOLID RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL IN PICTURES
“According to Dad, he met up with the female Mossad Agent who had come specifically from New York to inform him of the intended plans of Obote against him while he was in the land of the Pharaohs attending the funeral of a descendant of Abraham’s son Ishmael”, Idi Amin’s son Jaffar Amin shares in the series IDI AMIN: HERO OR VILLAIN? HIS SON JAFFAR AMIN AND OTHER PEOPLE SPEAK.
He was recounting a story his father told him about a secret meeting he had in Egypt with a beautiful female Mossad Agent while attending the funeral of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the second President of Egypt who served from June 23, 1956 until his death on September 28, 1970. The meeting between Idi Amin Dada and the female Mossad agent in Egypt is alleged to have been part of the orchestration by Israel for Amin to take over the government of Uganda from his predecessor Apolo Milton Obote. However, unknown to Israel, concurrent events had occurred during Abdel Nasser’s funeral with respect to the Ummah (Community of Muslim Believers) which Idi Amin Dada belonged to as a Kakwa Muslim.
“During an informal gathering that occurred within the course of the day in the vicinity of the mosque after our obligatory five prayers, Crown Prince Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz expressed and admired and indeed intimated to Dad great admiration” Idi Amin’s son Jaffar Amin recounted.
“He conveyed to Dad that he was proud of the fact that a Muslim was the Head of the Military Establishment in Uganda which was a predominantly Christian Country. During this first meeting, Crown Prince Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz arranged for another secret meeting to take place between him and Dad before his departure for Jeddah after the Funeral of Gamal Abdel Nasser”.
“According to Dad, he was greatly affected and moved by the insight and keen interest shown by the de facto King of Saudi Arabia in the ongoing build up and frenzied Zionist operations in Uganda and the Sudan. When he addressed the issue with Dad, a frenzied construction of a state of the art large haulage Airbase was taking place at Nakasongola Military Air Base in Uganda - dead centre in the heart of Africa”.
“Realization came thick and fast as the King asked Dad a typically provocative Muslim Question: “You call yourself a Muslim Eid Al-Amin when you as Army Commander let your land be used for Zionist Hegemony over the Arab Muslim Nations in Africa and the Middle East? Have you ever sat down and asked yourself why Uganda would need a sixteen capacity simultaneous takeoff runway, for F4 Phantom Jets on your land, if not but to be a southern hemisphere rear base to enable the illegitimate Jewish state to attack Arab Muslim countries from the southern Hemisphere? Ask yourself sincerely.”
Cracks developed in Idi Amin Dada’s rock-solid relationship with Israel in Egypt during the funeral of Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser and the relationship ended abruptly in February 1972.
“In February 1972, Dad went on a Pilgrimage to Makkah, which turned out to be a glorious occasion in Saudi Arabia following a mystic rainfall that Muslims in Saudi Arabia remember to this day”, Jaffar told.
“After the Pilgrimage to Makkah, Dad was called Al Hajj Idi Amin Dada, in compliance with the Islamic Rules of Pilgrimage to Makkah. Dad was also given a new Private Jet and the key to unlimited assistance “Wathiya” from the Saudi Royal family. On this occasion, he was encouraged to discard the Executive Jet dubbed “Jet Commander” that had been given to him by Israel when he had visited Israel in 1971 and had been warmly received by Israel’s Prime Minister Mrs. Golda Meir along with Colonel Balev and General Moshe Dayan and other Israeli Elite”.
PILGRIMMAGE TO MAKKAH
“King Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud gave Dad the original Lear Jet “Gulf Stream II”, free of charge. He intended it as a replacement for the Executive Jet dubbed “Jet Commander” that the Israelis gave Dad”.
“During Dad’s visit to Saudi Arabia for the Pilgrimage, he was also invested by King Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud with the highest Islamic Order – A Palm Tree Medal he would begin to wear to every occasion”.
“On February 14, 1972 Dad and Muamar Al-Qadhafi signed and issued a Joint Communiqué in Tripoli relating to their unwavering support for the Arab People”, Jaffar Amin continued his account.
“The two Heads of State undertake to conduct themselves according to the precepts of Islam. They assure their support to the Arab peoples in their struggle against Zionism and Imperialism for the liberation of confiscated lands and for the right of the Palestine people to return to their land and homes by all means” The Communiqué read.
IDI AMIN (LEFT) AND LIBYA'S MOAMMAR GADHAFI (RIGHT)
“Al-Qadhafi assured Dad not to be intimidated by the Israelis and Zionists following the Joint Communiqué they issued, declaring support for the Arab peoples’ rights and just struggle against Zionism and Imperialism. Because of the now strong relationship they shared, Al-Qadhafi in turn, appealed to Dad as an older, wiser man, to go and talk to the President of Tchad, Francois Tombalbaye. Al-Qadhafi was at war with Tombalbaye because of Tombalbaye’s mistreatment of the Berber and Arab inhabitants of the northern area of Tchad. The Berber and Arab inhabitants of Tchad are Muslims who lived in the Tibesti Mountains and they called themselves the Tchad Liberation Front. Dad flew to Fort Lamy from Tripoli and after two days, he returned to Tripoli triumphantly with the news that Al-Qadhafi wanted”.
“In this euphoric atmosphere, Al-Qadhafi offered Dad financial aid on a much larger scale and on much better terms than Uganda had been receiving for some time. He became one of Dad’s strongest allies and even promised Dad military assistance. Later that year 1972, Dad extensively toured the Middle East and returned with £40 million, which he received “with no strings attached” because he was “one of their own!”
IDI AMIN DADA’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ARAB WORLD IN PICTURES
“In February 1972, Dad summoned the Israeli Ambassador to Uganda and accused the Israelis of subversive activities. In future weeks, he would ask all Israeli citizens to leave Uganda” Jaffar disclosed of the time when the Honorific Hebrew title Reliable Helmsman (HAGAI NE’EMAN) which was given to Idi Amin Dada by Israel shattered.
Four years and five months later, “OPERATION ENTEBBE” occurred on July 4, 1976 amid a lot of occurrences in the ISAAC-ISHMAEL CONFLICT. A counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, East Africa, “OPERATION ENTEBBE” was part of the Arab-Israeli conflict and it resulted from a broken relationship between Idi Amin Dada and the very Israel that is said to have aided him in becoming President of Uganda on January 25, 1971. Sometimes known as “Raid on Entebbe and retroactively referred to as “OPERATION JONATHAN” in memory of the unit’s leader, Yonatan Netanyahu the older brother of Benjamin Netanyahu a popular Prime Minister of Israel, “OPERATION ENTEBBE” had the military code name “OPERATION THUNDERBOLT.”
On the night of July 3, 1976 and the early morning of July 4, 1976, there was a “Raid” on Entebbe by the Israeli Elite Special Forces. They “raided” Entebbe to rescue fellow Israelis taken hostage by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) on Air France Flight 139 at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. The “Raid” has been dramatized in films such as Victory at Entebbe (1976) directed by Marvin J. Chomsky and Raid On Entebbe (1977) directed by Irvin Kershner, among others. Books on the “Raid” include William Stevenson’s Ninety Minutes at Entebbe and Yoni’s Last Battle: The Rescue at Entebbe by Iddo Netanyahu.
Questions abound about whether Idi Amin Dada was unsuspectingly tricked into becoming involved in a fight that was not his. His story has been the subject of fictional movies that include the feature film titled “THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND” starring Forest Whitaker. However, the actual story provides a more truthful chronicle not the fictionalized versions. The accurate story will become crystal clear as the series “IDI AMIN: HERO OR VILLAIN? HIS SON JAFFAR AMIN AND OTHER PEOPLE SPEAK” unfolds, along with numerous other projects being implemented.
AN AUDIO VERSION OF WHAT JAFFAR AMIN HAD TO SAY IN A SEGMENT NAMED “OPERATION ENTEBBE REVISITED” WHICH IS EXTRACTED FROM THE SERIES IDI AMIN: HERO OR VILLAIN? HIS SON JAFFAR AMIN AND OTHER PEOPLE SPEAK AND READ BY MARGARET AKULIA IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT THE HOME PAGE.
The Greatest Hostage Rescue in History Documentary on The Entebbe Raid
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AN AUDIO VERSION OF WHAT JAFFAR AMIN HAD TO SAY IN A SEGMENT NAMED “OPERATION ENTEBBE REVISITED” WHICH IS EXTRACTED FROM THE SERIES IDI AMIN: HERO OR VILLAIN? HIS SON JAFFAR AMIN AND OTHER PEOPLE SPEAK AND READ BY MARGARET AKULIA IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT THE HOME PAGE.
Although “OPERATION ENTEBBE” occurred decades ago, some of the issues and mindsets that led to the event persist unabated with Sudan now being one of several epicenters. Hence the importance of a story project solely devoted to acquiring knowledge about these issues and mindsets, understanding them and coming up with solutions to them.
SEGMENT THREE - “THE ISAAC ISHMAEL CONFLICT: TELLING THE STORIES, CONNECTING THE DOTS”
You will recall that a brief hiatus occurred in the Jihad declared by Northern Sudanese Jihadists against Christians in Southern Sudan when an agreement was brokered and signed on February 27, 1972. A year before, Idi Amin Dada a moderate Muslim from the Kakwa tribe which traverses the present day African countries of Uganda, South Sudan and Congo became President of Uganda on January 25, 1971 through a coup d'état allegedly orchestrated by Israel with whom Idi Amin Dada enjoyed a rock-solid relationship. Amin aided the predominantly Christian Southern Sudanese Freedom Fighters in their fight against the chiefly Muslim Northern Sudanese while serving as Commander in Chief of the Uganda Armed Forces because he considered the Southern Sudanese his kinsmen. However, by the same date of the signing of the agreement between Northern Sudan and Southern Sudan and the purported end of Northern Sudan’s Jihad against Christians in Southern Sudan on February 27, 1972, the Arab World had used Idi Amin Dada’s religion as a Muslim to successfully snatch him away from Israel and Southern Sudanese Christians by default.
Notice that this orchestrated break in relationship with Israel had also curiously occurred in February 1972 the month of the signing of the purported agreement to end Northern Sudan’s Jihad against Christians in Southern Sudan. That time Amin summoned the Israeli Ambassador to Uganda, accused the Israelis of subversive activities and subsequently expelled all Israeli citizens from Uganda. 11 years later in 1983, four years after Idi Amin Dada had been overthrown as President of Uganda and granted asylum first in Libya and then in Saudi Arabia, the incumbent President of Sudan declared all Sudan an Islamic State under strict Shari’a including the predominantly Christian non-Islamic majority Southern Sudan. Jihadists and supporters of the entire Sudan as an Islamic state based on strict Shari’a again proclaimed a full Jihad against Christians in Southern Sudan and continued to wage a brutal war against them because the Southern Sudanese Christians continued to fight back.
A MOSQUE IN KHARTOUM, SUDAN
“The mosque was packed with people inside and outside. It was very hard to find a spot to sit but I managed to find a spot. I saw many familiar faces from Peshawar, Pakistan” continued Muhammad, the Afghan Mujahid who was visiting Khartoum, Sudan in 1995 where Al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden and other Jihadists had relocated to following the end of the Soviet-Afghan War that lasted over nine years, from December 1979 to February 1989. He was talking about his time in Peshawar, Pakistan which was the hub of Afghan Mujahedin operations during their Soviet-Afghan Jihad against the combined forces of the Soviet backed Afghan government of the time and the Soviet Army.
“After the prayers, I also saw Mamdouh Mahmoud Salem, Abu Hajir, one of the co-founders of Al-Qaeda outside and he was surprised to see me. We greeted each other and Abu Hajir asked me what I was doing in Sudan. I told him that I was a guest of the Muwafaq Foundation.”
Sudan is the immediate location for “THE ISAAC ISHMAEL CONFLICT: TELLING THE STORIES, CONNECTING THE DOTS STORY PROJECT” because it continues to be a Theatre of Operation for diehard Jihadists. They have continued to declare Jihad against Jews, Christians and other Muslims who do not condone their version of Jihad. These Muslims now include Muhammad who is in hiding because he fears for his life after speaking out against the Al-Qaeda version of Jihad, despite participating in the Afghan Jihad that lasted over nine years, from December 1979 to February 1989.
“Al-Qaeda had a distorted interpretation of Islam” Muhammad divulged while describing the time he spent in Afghanistan before and after the United States of America invaded Afghanistan after the horrendous September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States of America.
That time, lawless Arab Mujahedin funded by Osama Bin Laden called other Muslims Kafirs while wreaking mayhem in Afghanistan. They had taken control of Afghanistan and appointed themselves judge, jury and executioners of people they judged as infidels, including devoted Muslims like Muhammad and others.
Sudan had been home to Al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden and other Al-Qaeda members from 1992 to 1996 when Bin Laden was expelled, set up shop in Afghanistan and continued Jihad. However, he had already sowed the seeds of the Al-Qaeda version of Jihad in Sudan and emboldened Jihadists to continue their Jihad against Christians in Southern Sudan by funding them. The predominantly Christian Southern Sudanese Freedom Fighters put up a spirited fight against the Jihadists.
MAP OF SUDAN
Sudan's Jihad (1992)
Following an internationally supervised Referendum, the predominantly Christian Southern Sudan attained Independence from the chiefly Muslim Northern Sudan on July 9, 2011 and a new country named South Sudan was born. However, on September 16, 2011 a mere two months after South Sudan’s Independence, a delegation of diehard Jihadists from Northern Sudan visited Gaza. During this visit, a high-ranking official from the Sudanese Ministry of International Cooperation insinuated that Jihad was continuing in Sudan. His clarion call for Jihad against Israel and Christians by association left no doubt about the determination of Sudanese Jihadists to continue waging Jihad. Their ultimate goal is establishing the entire Sudan as an Islamic State under strict Shari’a including the predominantly Christian non-Islamic South Sudan.
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Osama Bin Laden willed his entire estate to Global Jihad and he accumulated a substantial portion of this wealth while residing in Sudan which unknown to many, Jihadists consider as one of several epicenters of a spiritual war to usher in a Worldwide Islamic Caliphate to which everyone on earth will be subordinate. Consequently, Islamists in Sudan continue Jihad against Jews, Christians and Muslims who do not condone or believe in their version of Jihad.
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Activities attributed to Jihadists in Sudan who are working tirelessly to collapse South Sudan so that it can return to the whole Sudan as an Islamic State under strict Shari’a are said to include a continuing pledge of loyalty to Osama Bin Laden and his vision for an Islamic Caliphate. Among the viewpoints endorsed by Al-Qaeda members and affiliates is the belief that a Christian-Jewish alliance is conspiring to destroy Islam and liberal Muslims are apostates deserving death. Consequently, Al-Qaeda and its affiliates are reported to have carried out many attacks on targets they consider Kafir including Mosques and Muslim gatherings which begs the question could Muhammad’s assertions about Osama Bin Laden be very much at play in spite of his being ushered into Paradise upon his death on May 2, 2011 as Jihadists believe?
"In Islam or Jihad if a leader dies, it will not make any difference to the cause. When they announce that Osama Bin Laden is dead, Muslims, Al-Qaeda members and their supporters will not feel down. The cause will move with or without Osama Bin Laden” Muhammad had asserted while expanding on his epic life story as a Mujahid in Afghanistan.
“Al-Qaeda is not just Osama Bin Laden.”
“If Osama Bin Laden was dead they would not hide it as they will say that he went to Paradise and we should all follow his path”.
“If Osama Bin Laden dies, they will announce it believe me. Muslims will have more courage to follow his example and die like him for Islam. It will not make any difference at all as Zawahiri will take over”.
“If all Al-Qaeda members in Pakistan die, the ones in Yemen, Algeria and other countries will continue with the sleeper cells. They will continue with business as usual”.
“This is how Islam is. In Islam, from the beginning until now, all the leaders seek death like their soldiers. They never send an army and stay behind. When the leader gets killed, somebody will scream and say, "Let us all follow our leader and die fighting harder". Al-Qaeda has already organized their leadership system and they have been expecting Osama Bin Laden to die any minute. They are ready for it.”
“The Egyptians are more aggressive than Osama Bin Laden and Zawahiri is already a respected name among Muslims who sympathize with Al-Qaeda”.
“Look at Islam as a system of life then you will understand Jihad. The death of a leader will not make a difference”.
Although Sudan is the immediate location for THE ISAAC ISHMAEL CONFLICT: TELLING THE STORIES, CONNECTING THE DOTS STORY PROJECT, other locations are sourced on an ongoing basis as captivating Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs and Stories come to our attention.
SEGMENT FOUR - JIHAD CONTINUES AGAINST SOUTH SUDAN
Two years after the predominantly Christian Southern Sudan attained Independence from the chiefly Muslim Northern Sudan, war broke out in South Sudan and there are suggestions that Jihadists and strict followers of the Koran in Sudan and around the world are secretly financing lawless elements in South Sudan using billions of dollars they have at their disposal, to wreak havoc in South Sudan so that the country can collapse and go back to being one Sudan as an Islamic state based on a strict form of Shari’a. You will recall that Osama Bin Laden willed his entire estate to Global Jihad and he accumulated a substantial portion of this wealth while residing in Sudan. Unknown to many, Jihadists consider Sudan as one of several epicenters of a spiritual war to usher in a Worldwide Islamic Caliphate to which everyone on earth will be subordinate. Consequently, Islamists in Sudan continue Jihad against Jews, Christians and Muslims who do not condone or believe in their version of Jihad.
The continuing Jihad in South Sudan which may go down in history as the most brutal Jihad of all times has now produced millions of destitute War Orphans who risk being abducted and forced to fight in the camouflaged ruthless Jihad as child soldiers!
“They took all the kids from the school and forced them all to join the war” offered a former child soldier from South Sudan we are calling Joseph. He was recalling his horrific ordeal after being kidnapped by prowling adult soldiers and forced to fight in the war between the predominantly Muslim Northern Sudan and largely Christian Southern Sudan as a child soldier, with Jihadists in Northern Sudan continuing to pronounce death on Jews, Christians, liberal Muslims like Muhammad and the ones who condone Chrislam.
The marauding adult soldiers had come to Joseph’s High School, kidnapped all the children from the school and forced them to fight alongside the adults in the Jihad intended for establishing the whole Sudan as an Islamic state under a strict form of Shari’a. It was the second-time fate dealt Joseph a cruel blow because his father was killed during the same war between Southern Sudan and Northern Sudan and Joseph became a War Orphan like many South Sudanese Children have now become because a war continues to rage there unabated.
Prowling and lawless adult soldiers target all children for abduction and force them to become killing machines around the world. However, War Orphans are particularly vulnerable because most of them have no one to protect them as war rages in parts of the world including Sudan where the concealed but vicious Jihad continues. In other words, War Orphans are more exposed to forcible recruitment as child soldiers by heartless combatants.
“We have orphans who we rescued when the insecurity intensified. They are now residing in Internally Displaced Camps in South Sudan and Refugee Camps in Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo with people who take care of them. Many of them either lost their parents while fleeing the war or the parents were killed while they were still in South Sudan” offered a Good Samaritan who has a heart for orphans as everyone should!
Like the War Orphans, the Good Samaritans who are now taking care of the orphans are themselves struggling in poverty and now depend on other Good Samaritans to come through for them with financial contributions for the upkeep of the orphans and setting up additional orphanages to protect more War Orphans at risk of being abducted and forced to fight as child soldiers.
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Former child soldier Michel Chikwanine tells his story for young readers
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Many people agree that “THE ISAAC ISHMAEL CONFLICT” began when Abraham the common patriarch of the three Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam first begot Ishmael considered to be the father of large populations of Arabs and then Isaac regarded as the father of the Israelites. This conflict is where the story project titled “THE ISAAC-ISHMAEL CONFLICT: TELLING THE STORIES, CONNECTING THE DOTS” derives its name. In Judaism, Abraham is the founding father of the Covenant, the special relationship between the Jewish people and God. In Christianity, he is the exemplar of all believers, Jewish or Gentile and in Islam he is a link in the chain of prophets that begins with Adam and culminates in Muhammad.
Excerpts of the story of Isaac and Ishmael as narrated in the Book of Genesis is being included for context. Have a great learning experience and stay tuned for more Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs and Stories as you experience them unfold while connecting the dots!
16 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not been able to bear children for him. But she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar. 2 So Sarai said to Abram, “The Lord has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal. 3 So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian servant and gave her to Abram as a wife. (This happened ten years after Abram had settled in the land of Canaan.) 4 So Abram had sexual relations with Hagar, and she became pregnant. But when Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to treat her mistress, Sarai, with contempt. 5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “This is all your fault! I put my servant into your arms, but now that she’s pregnant she treats me with contempt. The Lord will show who’s wrong—you or me!”
6 Abram replied, “Look, she is your servant, so deal with her as you see fit.” Then Sarai treated Hagar so harshly that she finally ran away. 7 The angel of the Lord found Hagar beside a spring of water in the wilderness, along the road to Shur. 8 The angel said to her, “Hagar, Sarai’s servant, where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away from my mistress, Sarai,” she replied. 9 The angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit to her authority.” 10 Then he added, “I will give you more descendants than you can count.” 11 And the angel also said, “You are now pregnant and will give birth to a son. You are to name him Ishmael (which means ‘God hears’), for the Lord has heard your cry of distress. 12 This son of yours will be a wild man, as untamed as a wild donkey! He will raise his fist against everyone, and everyone will be against him. Yes, he will live in open hostility against all his relatives.” 13 Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the Lord, who had spoken to her. She said, “You are the God who sees me.”[a] She also said, “Have I truly seen the One who sees me?” 14 So that well was named Beer-lahai-roi (which means “well of the Living One who sees me”). It can still be found between Kadesh and Bered. 15 So Hagar gave Abram a son, and Abram named him Ishmael. 16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Ishmael was born.
21 Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac[a] to the son Sarah bore him.4 When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him. 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. 6 Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” 7 And she added, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”
8 The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. 9 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking, 10 and she said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.” 11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son.12 But God said to him, “Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring[b] will be reckoned. 13 I will make the son of the slave into a nation also, because he is your offspring.” 14 Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba. 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. 16 Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, “I cannot watch the boy die.” And as she sat there, she[c] began to sob. 17 God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.” 19 Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. 20 God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer. 21 While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt.