The Sudan and Terrorism

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The current government of Sudan led by the Arab leader Omar el-Bashir can be blamed for the terror and conflict that enveloped Sudan in the last decades. Omar el-Bashir has always been criticized for only defending and acting on the interests of the Arab Muslims located in the Northern Sudan while ignoring the Christians and Animist population in the south. The conflict that unfolded in these regions along with violence, hostility and dislocation of many people can be connected with the reign of the Arab leader in Sudan. Indeed, this reigning group or culture in Sudan affected not only the Sudanese but also other states in the region and the international community in general, most especially the United States since their reign produced not only refugees but also terrorists. Conflict in Sudan made it ideal for it to become a haven of the breeding and training of terrorists. Today, Sudan is one of the seven countries now referred as the State-Sponsored Terrorist List.

This paper discusses the capability and power of the Arab Muslims with the leadership of el-Bashir in influencing and controlling the issue of terrorism not only in the region but also in the international arena to benefit the Sudanese government, its people and the rest of the international community.

Since its independence from the United Kingdom and Egypt, the country of Sudan has always been in constant ethnic and rebel conflicts. Ironically, the conflicts that Sudan engaged in can be found inside its territories instead of its neighboring countries. The dangerous situation of the country created many Sudanese refugees in the process. Out of fear of being slaughtered, raped and enslaved, many fled to neighboring states of Eritrea, Chad, Ethiopia, Uganda and Cent...

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... the war against terrorism of the United States and the rest of the international community.

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