Skip to comments.Church in Sudan weathers Muslim ire
Posted on 11/04/2011 7:49:30 AM PDT by americanophile
KHARTOUM, Sudan (BP) -- Emboldened by government calls for a Sudan based on Islamic law since the secession of South Sudan, Muslims long opposed to a church near Khartoum have attacked Christians trying to finish constructing their building, sources have told Compass Direct News.
The Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) congregation in Omdurman West, across the Nile River from Khartoum, has continued to meet for Sunday worship in a building without a roof in spite of opposition from area Muslims and local authorities, Compass has learned. Claiming that Christianity no longer is an accepted religion in the country, Muslims in the area of Omdurman West attacked SCOC members in early August who were constructing the church building, sources said.
"We do not want any presence of churches in our area," people in the mob shouted as they threw stones at the Christians, the sources said.
Muslims in the north, where an estimated 1 million Christians still live after the secession of South Sudan on July 9, fear the potential influence of the church, Compass was told.
"They want to reduce or restrict the number of churches, so that they can put more pressure on believers," said a church leader on condition of anonymity.
The SCOC has been trying to erect a church building on the site since it obtained the land in 1997, but both government officials and area Muslim residents have used delay tactics to prevent it, according to a Christian who lives in the area.
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Islamists DEMAND Sharia Law, which they claim gives them the right to ban all churches and synagogues from the places they live.
I wonder what they would say if America adopted the exact thoughts and statutes that would enable US to prevent the construction of a single new Mosque and allow the destruction of existing ones.
After all, isn’t what is the law for one, the law for all.
This is a question, not YET a personal wish.