Sudanese Islamic clerics Demand Shar’iah Law Despite South Sudan Independence

Muslim radical clerics condemned the Sudanese government allowing South Sudan to secede from Sudan . The Muslim cleric group demanded that Islamic Shar’iah law be forced on the whole country, even though the mainly Christian section of South Sudan will certainly oppose this religious oppression.

The 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which ended the ongoing civil war between South and North Sudan, decreed that there would be a public referendum in south Sudan to decide the issue. South Sudan’s populace is largely Christian or lives by tribal traditions and wants to separate from the Muslim dominated Northern Sudan. The referendum vote will be held on January 9th, 2011.