In a surprise development “Apostate” political party banned in whack-job Muslim nation of Sudan

Sudanese authorities have refused to register a political party based on the ideas of a peaceful Muslim activist who was hanged for apostasy, his daughter said on Sunday.

Asma Mahmoud Muhammad Taha had sought official permission to revive the Republican Party of Mahmoud Muhammad Taha, who was hanged on January 18, 1985 under the regime of former president Jaafar Nimeiri.

She said the Political Parties Affairs Council gave the party preliminary approval but then reversed its decision after hardline Islamists objected arguing that “these people are apostates.”

The ruling came despite the Islamist government’s talk of greater freedom for political parties in Sudan.