Taking a breather from their campaign of rape, pillage, and genocide* against the Christian, animist, and Sufi Sudanese blacks, the Arab Islamists of Sudan are accusing Iran of spreading Shia Islam in the east African country:
The Sudanese chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood organisation in a meeting with authorities in Khartoum on Monday said it had presented evidence of Teheran's attempts to convert locals to Shiitism. "It's a large scale plan conceived by Shiite groups and local organisations with the objective of spreading Shiitism in Sudan," a spokesman for the group told the Arab daily al-Hayat.
Sunni groups have denounced what they say is a "Shiite peril" and the opening of several Shiite mosques in Khartoum.
They have asked authorities to close down the Iranian embassy's cultural centre and to prevent it from holding conferences which they say are being used for propaganda purposes.
"Shiite penetration in Sudan has become possible because of a lack of control on the part of the authoritie," the Muslim Brotherhood's Sudan country representative, Sadiq Abdullah Abdel Majid, said.
The article notes that 11 teachers were arrested in Algeria last week on the charge of spreading Shiite propaganda among their pupils.
*We've seen these Save Darfur posters on buses in Washington DC lately. Hm. Seems to us that "Save Darfur" is becoming akin to "Free Tibet" - one of those causes that makes the expounder of sentiment feel morally superior while requiring zero action on his or her part (excuse us, but after the shame of Rwanda etc, anyone who calls UN Peacekeepers "action" is either deluded or a liar). Whoever claims he wants to Save Darfur and is opposed to the things one would actually need to do in order to Save Darfur - say, sending in the 101st or 82nd Airborne, or at least dropping off some genocide prevention kits - is a hypocrite.