Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sudan, Hassan al-Turabi (contd-1

Political career : After graduating he returned to Sudan and became a member of the Islamic Chartered Front, an offshoot of the Sudanese branch of the Muslim of the Muslim brotherhood. Within a five year period, the Islamic Charter Front became a large political group that identified Al-Turabi as its Secretary General in 1964. Though the Islamic Charter Front, Al-Turabi worked with two factions of the Sudanese islamic movement , Ansar and Khatmiyyah, todraft an Islamic constitution. Members of Ansar define themselves as the followers of Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad , stemming from neneteenth century Sudan. Al-turabi remained with the Islamic Charter Front until 1969, when Gaafar Nemeiri assumed power in a coup. The mambers of the Islamic Charter Front were arrested, and Turabi spent six years in custody and three years in exile in Libya.
In 1977, the regime and the two facions of the Islamic movement in Sudan attempt to reach a national reconciliation , w
here opposition leaders were freed and /or allowed back from exile, including Al-Turabi. "Turabi and his people now begin to play a major role, infiltrating the top echelons of the Govy. where their education, frequently acquired in the West , made them indispensible," and "Ismalizing society from the top down". Al-Turabi became a leader of the Sudanese Socialist Union, and was promoted to Just
ice Minister in 1979.

A Sudanese Islamic leader who once protected Al Qaeda supremo Osama Bin Ladenwas branded an apostateby the country's Muslim scholars on Sunday for taking a liberal stand on women's rights.

(From the left) Sadiq Al-Mahdi, Salva Kiir and Hassan Al-Turabi at the opening of All Sudanese political Parties Conference on Sunday, Sept 27, 2009, in Juba.
it was attended by 23 out of 79 registered political parties in the Country.
(from left) Ali Muhammad Hassanien, deputy leader of the democratic Unionist party (DUP), Mohamed IbrahimNugud, Secretary General of the Sudanese Communist party(SCP). Hassan Al-Turabi, leader of the Popular congress Party, Al-Sadiq Al-mahdi, leader of the Umma Party.