Skip to comments.Germany calls off Sudan investment forum after embassy storming
Posted on 09/22/2012 7:58:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Germany has called off a conference next month to drum up investment for Sudan after its embassy in Khartoum was stormed in protests against a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad, Sudanese officials and diplomats said on Thursday.
The move is a blow for Sudan which has been trying to attract investment to help overcome an economic crisis worsened by the loss of most of its oil reserves when arch-foe South Sudan declared independence in July 2011.
Germany, one of the few Western countries with good ties to Khartoum, had planned to host a conference in mid-October to foster economic cooperation with Sudan, according to diplomats.
The event, scheduled to be held in Germany, would have been a rare chance for Khartoum to meet Western firms reluctant to invest in the African country due to a U.S. trade embargo, weak laws and corruption.
Diplomats said Berlin decided to shelve the event after protesters set the German embassy on fire on Friday to demonstrate against the film which depicts the prophet as charlatan and womaniser.
Protesters had also targeted the U.S. and British embassies.
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[BS] ...after protesters set the German embassy on fire on Friday to demonstrate against the film which depicts the prophet as charlatan and womaniser. [/BS]
Have a great day and weekend, all.
“But... but... we had *good relations* with Sudan, unlike other European countries! Must be that Mohammed film...”
Get ready to get pissed:
KHARTOUM, Sudan: Sudan: 2 protesters killed outside US Embassy
MOHAMED SAEED — Associated Press
Sudanese police say two protesters were killed in a traffic accident during chaotic demonstrations outside the U.S. Embassy in Sudan, bringing the total killed in a wave of protests across the Muslim world against an anti-Islam film to at least five. Two demonstrators died in Tunisia during Friday’s violence and another was killed in Lebanon. Egyptian police have not confirmed reports of the death of another protester in Cairo.
God needs no protection as His honor is as much a given as when He declared, "I AM"... Before time, during time, after time, HE IS!
Mortal men have nothing to offer to God but their own souls for His safekeeping. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not worshipping God, but worships an imposter...
We give $130 million EVERY MONTH to Egypt.
Wonder what our tab is in Khartoum ?
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The important part, though, is in building the meme — that it wasn’t jihad-as-usual, but was somehow triggered by a piece of Obama administration agitprop, dropped into the jihadist social media, while simultaneously being smeared as having a series of sources that it didn’t have.
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