Acrimonious Acronym: South Sudan's SPLA Used to Mean Hope Against Sharia Law. Now Rebels Twist It

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[BY MARCUS RILEY, PJ MEDIAThe South Sudanese have a rich history and deep roots in their new country. Regardless of their heritage or ancestry, most are proud of their independence. The SPLA won them freedom from an oppressive regime and it gave them their own nation. Yet, much like the split between Shia and Sunni in Islam, they disagree with the path forward. Violent rebel groups, born from disagreement, are fighting the government on many fronts. The problem is that they all want to be the SPLA. They all want to claim its history, and all want to determine its future. Read more here on PJ Media

This article first appeared on PJ Media and reprint here with permission. 

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