Asslamu Alaikum dear brothers and sisters,
I don’t blame non-Muslims. They will do what is best for them. They will try to convert Muslims, divide Muslims and make Muslims one of them. But why are Muslims letting them win? The choice is yours.
Coming to the promised subject of the post title. Sudan is the largest country is Africa. It is 70% Muslim while 25% Animist and 5% Christian. However yesterday, the 7th Feb 2011, I heard people had voted to split Southern Sudan from Northern Sudan. This one Muslim Nation which was one Muslim nation will split into 2 countries in June 2011.
I was very sad to hear this news because this spells further disintegration of the lands of the Ummah into even more countries. What happened to the age old wisdom of “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”? Clearly Muslims don’t know how to protect their lands or themselves.
The Western media will tell you this is due to the genocides of 1.5 million people and other atrocities of Northern Sudan Government and their thugs. They’ll give us superficial quotes like genocide and secretariat Arab Vs Non-Arab conflit that plagued the country for decades as reason for the split.
On the other hand Muslim analyst will no doubt attribute this to American, Western and Israeli aims of gaining control of Sudan’s oil rich regions by breaking the country into two and making two weaker countries out of the biggest African country. (FYI, Southern Sudan and the south parts of Northern Sudan and conflict ridden Darfur are the oil rich regions of Sudan).
However the real reason may is still deeper. I gained a little insight about this when I came across another reason for the split in the Wikipedia article called religion in Sudan. Considering this fact, it’s very likely Christian missionaries are the people who broke Sudan into two countries not genocide or oil. The below is relevant quotes from the Wikipedia article about religion in Sudan.
“Christianity has grown from about 5% of the southerners to 50-70% today. with most of the rest still attached to the indigenous religions of their forebears.
Both Darfur and Northern Sudan are mostly Muslim, whereas the South is Animist and Christian.”
“The indigenous Christian churches in Sudan, with external support, continued their mission, however, and had opened new churches and repaired those destroyed in the continuing civil conflict. Originally the Nilotic peoples were indifferent to Christianity, but in the latter half of the twentieth century many people in the educated elite embraced its tenets, at least superficially. English and Christianity have become symbols of resistance to the Muslim government in the north, which has vowed to destroy both. Unlike the early civil strife of the 1960s and 1970s, the insurgency in the 1980s and the 1990s has taken on a religious character.”