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They had seen the débâcle that overtook their Egyptian brethren in the 1940s after their leader, Hassan al Banna, created a ‘Special Branch’ within the movement which carried out a series of assassinations. Not only did this arouse the wrath of the Egyptian security forces – which shot al Banna dead – but the Special Branch then hijacked the Muslim Brotherhood itself and ousted its civilian leaders. Yet in the bloody aftermath of the 1969 coup that brought Colonel Nimeiri to power, Sudan’s Islamists turned to violence.

I didn’t take up arms personally. A tribal leader doesn’t take up arms. I am a sheikh. I am not a soldier. ’ And not only ‘soldiers’. Documents obtained by the authors refer to Hilal as leader – amid – of an Arab supremacist organization called the Tajamu al Arabi, usually translated as the ‘Arab 36 37 The Janjawiid Gathering’. Since it first appeared in Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya, the Arab Gathering has taken on different identities and agendas. More a gathering of the like-minded than a formal organization, it never possessed military forces of its own, but opportunistically claimed the loyalty of Arab militia leaders – some of whom, such as Hilal, were happy to comply.

Guerrillas who had been extensively aided by Sudan in their long wars were now in power in Eritrea and Ethiopia – and they were favourably disposed towards Khartoum. After this, Turabi and Ali Osman overreached. Their Popular Arab and Islamic Conference – a militant rival to the Arab League and Organization of the Islamic Conference – met several times, and the parallel Arab and Islamic Bureau sponsored a range of radical jihadist organizations across Africa. Having backed victorious rebel movements in 1990–91, they planned to repeat the exercise, only this time with ideological fellow-travellers.

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