By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
KHARTOUM, SUDAN (Worthy News)– After the South seceded in 2011, President Al-Bashir promised to make what remained of Sudan "100 percent" Islamic; to that end, the Sudanese government has enhanced its enforcement of Shari'a against any Christians who remain under Al-Bashir's rule.
Although the Sudanese government has deported hundreds of Christian foreigners, ethnic South Sudanese — who make up the majority of Christians in Sudan — have been officially classified as aliens since the 2011 split. As strangers in their own land, they must obtain new permits for existing churches, but since the Sudanese government has been unwilling to grant them, it began closing, or even destroying churches it now claims were illegally built.
Yet despite this tactic, the Sudanese government vehemently denies discriminating against Christians.
"All religions can practice their faith in total freedom," a senior official of Al-Bashir's National Congress Party informed International Christian Concern. "There are no restrictions at all".