These jihadi savages couldn’t be clearer about why they kill. We have seen this before: jihadis in Kenya, Bangladesh, and St. Cloud, Minnesota have asked people if they were Muslim before attacking, or freed Muslims, or people who could recite Quran verses, while killing those who could not. Yet the world continues in denial. Remember, this has nothing to do with Islam. And if you dare make any connection, you are a racist-islamophobic-anti-muslim-bigot. How has this “misunderstanding” (according to leftist lapdogs) become so widespread among Muslims, and most especially the young? Who is actually getting Islam wrong — devout Muslims or leftist apologists?
Outside an unmarked building in a residential area of Khartoum, Um Mohammed crouched down with her head between her knees unable to stand any longer. She and a few family members were waiting for news of her eldest son detained by security forces after being bundled into a pick-up truck earlier that day. She feared that he was being beaten and tortured for allegedly burning a rubber tyre while participating in the street demonstrations calling for the downfall of the Sudanese regime.
Her story is typical of the mothers and families in Sudan whose loved ones have joined the protests over the past four months. Unofficial estimates are that more than 2,000 people have been arrested, although the government claims that the figure is actually a lot smaller than that. In any case, a large majority of those detained have now been released as a gesture of goodwill by the government and at the insistence of opposition groups. On Saturday, for example, women prisoners, some of whom were on hunger strike, were set free.
For 46-year-old Um Mohammed, her five-hour wait ended when her son, visibly traumatised, emerged after sunset from an unmarked security building in the Bahri residential area of the capital. His hair was patchy having been partly shaved with a razor; he carried his belt in one hand; he was barefooted and his trousers sagged well below his waist. Mohammed is one of the lucky ones, having been threatened with torture by electricity. Bruised and in pain, he was released after signing an affidavit not to join the protests ever again.
Calmly recounting his experience, a startling reason emerged for the curtailment of his torture: “During the interrogation and beating they tried to trap me into making false statements or into contradicting myself,” he explained. “Suddenly, they asked me if I had memorised any of the Qur’an. I told them I had. They gave me verses and asked me to complete the recitation and only stopped beating me when I recited the different parts of the Qur’an at length correctly.”…
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