Sudan Revokes Dissolution Of Radical Islamist Body

Sudan Revokes Dissolution Of Radical Islamist Body



The Sudan Scholar Corporation (SSC) announced the resumption of its activities on Wednesday, disclosing a decision by the military led-government to revoke its merger with a governmental religious body. On the 28 September, the religious group of conservative and fundamentalist Islamic clergy issued a statement to


thank the Sovereign Council for its decision to reinstate the dissolved independent which had been backed by the al-Bashir regime. On September 29, 2019, the Sovereign Council also issued a decree providing to merge the corporation with the Islamic Jurisprudence Board of the ministry of religious affairs. We thank our authentic



Sudanese people who followed up with us the unjust and unfortunate decisions issued by the former Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, according to which the Corporation was unlawfully dissolved, the group said. The Secretary-General of the group, Saad Ahmed Saad, told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that the SSC had



officially received a copy of the decision of the Council of Ministers addressed to the Ministry of Religious Affairs directing to hand over the SSC premises, 3 vehicles and assets that had been confiscated during the dissolution process. The headquarters of the corporation was damaged and its rehabilitation requires a large



budget, Saad added. The group in its statement called for compensation stressing that; The responsibility lies with the Sovereign Council, the Council of Ministers, and the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Awqaf. The SSC members like Abdel Hai Youssif were known for their radical religious backgrounds and political support for



the former regime. The group condemned the killing of Osama bin Laden and had never issued a statement denouncing the terrorist attacks by the Qaeda group across the world. They also issued a statement condemning the ouster of the former Islamist Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi by the army. Following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005,



the groups issued several statements against the implementation of some arrangements ensuring religious freedom in the country for other religions. The restoration of the group and the reinstatement of Sudanese Islamists in the government institutions take place in Khartoum while the ruling military government says they would not participate in the new cabinet to be agreed upon by the divided political forces.