The Coup that Wasn’t

Guest essay by Brad Phillips

“Fake News” seemed to reach new levels last week when article after article reported that Sudan’s Dictator, Omar al Bashir, was finally removed from power by a nearly five-month popular uprising.

Sudan’s Armed Forces, through a new military council, declared a state of emergency, suspended the Constitution, imposed a curfew, and said the country would be ruled by the military during a two-year period in preparation for democratic elections.

There was just one problem… there was no coup, and there were no real “arrests.” 

The entire episode was political theatre–and the Sudanese people knew it. As of this writing, as many as two million Sudanese are still in the streets, demanding an end to Bashir’s entire regime–not more political shell games. 

Bashir’s government is teetering on the edge of the abyss, because it’s an Islamo-fascist system that has murdered and looted for nearly 30 years. From all indications, the popular uprising in the streets is entirely organic–meaning it’s people-led; not inspired by outside agitators or governments. 

On Friday, the Saudis and UAE expressed their support of the new military council in Sudan, which is led by Darfur war criminals Abdel-Fattah Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (head of the infamous Janjaweed militias, aka “Devils on Horseback”).

Bottom line: nothing has substantively changed in Sudan.

We will continue to watch and pray—and, more importantly, stand with the Persecuted in Sudan. Please join us!

The original of this article appeared April 14th, 2019 in a Persecution Project Foundation (PPF) circular e-newsletter.

Brad Phillips founded the Persecution Project Foundation (PPF) in 1997. In 1998, Brad traveled to war-ravaged Sudan and shot hours of video chronicling brutal persecution against Christians by the National Islamic Front government (now known as the National Congress Party). The Persecution Project Foundation continues to provide active compassion for the persecuted. We bring crisis relief and spiritual hope to victims of civil war, genocide and religious persecution. We also provide on-the-ground assistance while restoring hope and rebuilding communities through the love of Christ.

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