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Muslim Extremists Strike at Christians in East African Isles
Christian News Today ^ | January 15, 2012 | Simba Tian

Posted on 01/15/2012 11:02:59 AM PST by americanophile

NAIROBI, Kenya –Far from the world media’s gaze in remote islands off the eastern coast of Africa, church buildings are razed and Christians are ostracized and imprisoned for their faith – leaving one with a skin disease.

On Tanzania’s island of Zanzibar, in one week-long stretch last month Muslim extremists destroyed two church buildings, Christian leaders said. The extremists torched the building of the Pentecostal Evangelical Fellowship of Africa in Mtufani Mwera, about 12 kilometers (seven miles) from Zanzibar town, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3, said Pastor Julius Makoho. Damages were estimated at 1.5 million Tanzania shillings (US$9,350).

“When I arrived at the scene of incident Sunday morning, I found that the church had been reduced to ashes, with bottles seen close by that could be petrol or paraffin that could have been used for the burning of the church building,” Pastor Makoho said.

As the assailants fled, said one church member who requested anonymity, “I heard them shouting, ‘We do not want a church in this area!’”

To date no arrests have being made.

Daniel Kwilembe, bishop of the 80-member church, said authorities on the predominantly Muslim archipelago tend to take no action in crimes against Christians. Bishop Fabian Obedi of the Pentecostal Evangelical Church of Zanzibar concurred.

“The Muslims are burning our church buildings quite frequently here in Zanzibar, but the government is not speaking against this kind of destruction of our church premises,” Bishop Obedi said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: christianpersecution; islam; islamization; muslims; nairobijihad; tanzania

1 posted on 01/15/2012 11:03:05 AM PST by americanophile
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To: americanophile

Time to demolish the Dome of the Rock.

Let them know that uncivilized cultures deserve no icons.
Give them something else to think about.

OR, our pretend president could spend as much time defending against Christian persecution as he does worrying about “offending Muslims”?

2 posted on 01/15/2012 11:09:24 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: americanophile
The article title must be wrong. There are no Muslim Extremists.

They are peace loving people that do many things while oriented toward Mecca, they eschew use of the left hand because it is haram, they murder their daughters for exposing an extra square inch of skin, and kill those that don't agree with them.

What's not to like? /sarc

3 posted on 01/15/2012 11:15:23 AM PST by ken in texas
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To: americanophile; Islaminaction; Kolokotronis; annalex; MahatmaGandu; NYer; La Lydia; AnalogReigns; ..

"Mohammed is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless
to the unbelievers but merciful to one another" - Quran 48:29

Infidels: freepmail me if you want on or off this list.

"The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets,
the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers."

4 posted on 01/15/2012 11:23:26 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Cindy; little jeremiah; wagglebee

Religion of Peace alert.

5 posted on 01/15/2012 11:23:51 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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6 posted on 01/15/2012 11:48:02 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: americanophile

They are striking at Christians because the developed nations are to weak to do otherwise in helping this stop...and the Muslims know this all too welll or they would not be so bold...and every victory they have emboldens them more...they are all about emotions.... and hardwired to pursue when no nation is strong enough to stop them....they lie then wait...then strike. And nothings changed since Mohammed gave the first order to conquer.

7 posted on 01/15/2012 6:07:06 PM PST by caww
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