Sudan's president rallied Arab supporters in Darfur Wednesday by saying no war crimes court or the U.N. Security Council can touch even "an eyelash" on him despite an international order for his arrest. Speaking to thousands at a rally in the southern Darfur town of Nyala, Omar al-Bashir denounced the West for allegedly seeking to "create chaos in Sudan" and trying to split Darfur from the rest of the country.
According to the AP, Al-Bashir denounced the arrest warrant against him at the rally in Nyala, saying that his "holy fighters are ready to fight." "No ICC or Security Council or any other party will change our path or touch an eyelash in our eye," al-Bashir shouted. "The president of Sudan is not elected by Britain or America. Sudan is an independent country."
He claimed the West seeks to create chaos in Sudan similar to Iraq, where he said U.S. forces "killed women and children, looted the country and planted sedition."
"Those criminals want to do the same in Sudan," he said. "We will not give them the chance to sabotage our country."