KHARTOUM, SUDAN (Worthy News)– Sudanese leader Omer Hassan Al-Bashir is rewriting his country’s constitution in order to implement shar’ia (Islamic) law.
“This new law is going to affect a significant number of Christians who live in places like Khartoum,” said Jonathan Rach, International Christian Concern’s North Africa specialist. “There are still a significant number of Christians in Sudan … If Al-Bashir introduces this shar’ia law and if he’s going to go ahead and adopt an entirely Islamic constitution, Christians and other non-Muslims who live in Sudan will be treated like second-class citizens; they will be dhimmis and they will not have full rights in the freedom of religion.”
Racho said Al-Bashir’s move towards shar’ia shows that the government of Sudan hasn’t learned anything from its recent loss of the South.
“The government of Sudan should realize that the reason the South seceded … was because of the shar’ia law, and now they’re repeating the same mistake.”