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The self-appointed Judge of The Sharia Court of the U.K.
distributed leaflets in London announcing Boof’s fatwa and emails were
sent to various people around the world, heralding the author’s execution.
Kola Boof Found Guilt
of “Blasphemy and Treason”
COMPLETE PRESS INFORMATION
Codicile: “guilty of deliberately and maliciously bearing false witness against religious sentiment and of willing treason against her Arab Muslim father’s people and against her nation, the Sudan.”
NOTE: Kola Boof points out that she has not been Muslim since around 10 and that the men issuing said fatwa are not qualified to do so. Sudan being a terrorist Taliban-like state . . . these Islamic politicians have elevated their own status, according to Boof. Of course . . . Boof’s technical observations will not stop the fatwa from being carried out.
The fatwa was issued on Sept. 26th. But on Sept. 15th there was a warning that it would be issued when a Diplomat from Sudan’s government, Gamal Ibrahaim, wrote a scathing article about Kola Boof in London’s largest daily Arabic newspaper, “Al-Sharq al-Awsat,” in which he called Kola Boof, “a blasphemer of Islam” . . .” a fake” . . . “mentally unstable” . . . “a prostitute”. . . and “a liar”.
Kola Boof gave an interview (Oct. 9th) to longtime journalist Charlie Butts on USA Radio News in which she confirmed and discussed the issue. Ms. Boof already survived an attempt on her life on Aug. 21st. Against the wishes of the F.B.I., she gave a two hour interview to Lynne Duke of the Washington Post–but when the Feds refused to cooperate with Lynne Duke for the interview, the story was cancelled by the writer’s editor for obvious reasons.
Ms. Boof is to be beheaded. She is issued “fatwa”. She was suggested for fatwa by diplomat of the Sudanese government Gamal Ibrahaim. The matter was ratified by the following: Hassan Turabi (National Islamic Front), Ali Muhammad Taha (NIF), Sharif al-Tuhami (NIF)..Tanzim Wasti (London’s Sudan Committee), Saad Faqih and PALESTINIAN government official, Mohammed Sobieh. Although Kola Boof argues that these men are not “designated” to hand down a fatwa, the regime in Khartoum is recognized as a terrorist government and is not above declaring itself a religious court and its members Islamic Scholars. As well as this, the fatwa was announced by Islamic extremist Sheikh Omar Bakri of London.
On Sept. 26th 2002, Simon Jok (SPLA in London) received notification of the fatwa against Kola Boof by telephone from three people–Sheikh Omar Bakri (Muslim extremist), the secretary of Tanzim Wasti (head of London Sudan Committee) and secretary of diplomat Gamal Ibrahaim (who blasted Kola Boof in an article for London’s largest Arab newspaper just one week before).
These threats were also sent to Riek Machar–the 2nd in Command (only to Dr. John Garang) of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (of which Kola Boof is a member). That same evening, Sheikh Omar Bakri, founder of Osama Bin Laden’s International Islamic Front for Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders. The self-appointed Judge of The Sharia Court of the U.K. distributed leaflets in London announcing Boof’s fatwa and emails were sent to various people around the world, heralding the author’s execution.
Fatwa is also pending on:
Women’s author Taslima Nasreen (Nasrin) of Bangledesh
Salman Rushdie (writer/London) *His fatwa was supposedly lifted, but British government reports that he continues to be hunted. They have him on 24 hour security according to published reports.
Terrence McNally, an American writer who wrote a play about Jesus Christ being homosexual.
It is believed that the only reason these 3 most famous cases are still alive is because of the media coverage that makes it embarrassing to Arab Muslim societies to carry out the killings. However, fundamentalists often make strikes against these people and continue to vow that these people will be eventually killed.
A fatwa is a legal decision issued by an Islamic Scholar.
This document is an official press release–our sources being…the North African Book Exchange (Russom Damba), the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army, the Publicists for Kola Boof (Nafisa Goma and Ajowa Ifetayo) and most importantly….Ms. Kola Boof herself.
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