Worthy Christian News » Muslims torch Tanzanian Churches

christian news

Do you see an inappropriate ad? PLEASE REPORT IT!

Worthy Christian News - Daily Christian News Service

Muslims torch Tanzanian Churches

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 (4:42 am)
Posted in: Christian Persecution, Christian Persecution - Africa, Tanzania

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

tanzaniaDODOMA, TANZANIA (Worthy News)– More than 100 followers of an Islamist separatist group have been arrested in Tanzania earlier this month during sectarian riots in which several churches were set ablaze.

At least three churches were razed as others were attacked; Church members’ property was damaged and shop windows smashed.

During the night, the flag of the Association for Islamic Mobilization and Propagation was raised over the site of the Evangelical Assemblies of God-Tanzania Church; Police arrested 122 UAMSHO followers in connection with the riots.

The violence was ignited by an earlier incident in which a Christian boy was duped into desecrating a Qu'ran; after the desecration was reported to a local mosque, a Muslim mob threatening to kill the boy soon formed; when police took the boy into protective custody, the mob stormed the station, demanding he be handed over to them for punishment.

Violence against Christians is increasing in the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar, which is mostly Muslim. Earlier this year, UAMSHO, which wants Zanzibar to become independent of mainland Tanzania, attacked local churches and other Christian properties.

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy News. All rights reserved.

Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
* Email address:
* First Name:
* Last Name:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Worthy Brief - 4/18/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/17/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/16/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/15/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/14/2014

Recommended Links

Eschatology Today -- The thinking Christian's Bible journal
Learn how you can surf the Web Securely & Anonymously!
Read how we surf the web securely!


What is Worthy News?

Worthy News is an independent Christian news agency which reports news not covered by other outlets, on key developments in a rapidly changing world. Worthy News reaches both Christians and non-Christians around the globe and strives to be balanced and make a difference in these strategic times.

Worthy News. Reliable-Trustworthy-Cutting Edge

Worthy Christian News Syndication

We've launched our FREE syndication service. Click here to get our FREE Christian News!

Total Number of websites using Worthy News Syndication service: 45618!
Link to Us
Help others find Worthy Christian News! Use this code to link to Worthy Christian News on your web page:

<a href="http://www.worthynews.com" title="Christian News Service">Christian News Service - Worthy News</a>

Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy Christian News » Muslims torch Tanzanian Churches