Reuters reports that in Sudan today President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in a speech to Sufi Islamic leaders promised that Sudan's next constitution will be 100% Islamic. He said in part:
We want to present a constitution that serves as a template to those around us. And our template is clear, a 100 percent Islamic constitution, without communism or secularism or Western (influences).And we tell non-Muslims, nothing will preserve your rights except for Islamic sharia because it is just.Al-Bashir, who has been in power for 23 years and is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur, gave no date for the new constitution. Sudan's opposition parties have called for strikes and protests to topple al-Bashir's government.