Sudan worshippers turn on imam amid unrest - News Summed Up

Sudan worshippers turn on imam amid unrest


By BBCMore by this AuthorAn influential Sudanese imam had to be removed from a mosque in the capital, Khartoum, after worshippers confronted him for not leading protests against embattled President Omar al-Bashir. In a video shared on social media, a man appears to shout at imam Abdul Hai Yusuf, who often backs the government: "Get up and lead us from this mosque!" CHALLENGEA video shared on Facebook appears to show a member of the Khatim al-Mursaleen mosque challenging Mr Yusuf, a Saudi-educated imam. Mr Yusuf, who is known for encouraging his followers to march in solidarity with Gaza or Syria, had to be whisked from a door near the pulpit. Its economy has also been strained by over 20 years of US sanctions, which were lifted in October 2017.


Source: Daily Nation January 12, 2019 03:22 UTC



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