The threat of terrorist attacks against Christians on Zanzibar increases

Posted on | February 20, 2013 by Stefan Kirchner |

After a series of attacks against churches in the last months and the murder of a Catholic priest in front of the local Cathedral last sunday and the killing of a protestant pastor the week before, Islamist terrorists have threatened the Christian community on the island of Zanzibar (Tanzania) with “disaster” at the upcoming Easter holidays. So far the government of Tanzania not only has failed to adequately protect Christians, the president has promised the introduction of Sharia law in the current electoral campaign.

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