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Friday, October 10, 2014

A CHRISTIAN KILLED DURING OVERNIGHT PRAYER IN KAGERA TANZANIA


Un idenfied people with sharp weapons, on 9th October, 2014 attacked the Christians of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God (P.A.G) church at Busimbe Parish, Kitendagulo Ward, Bukoba Urban District, Kagera region in Tanzania and killed one while injuring the other in their church.

Host Pastor Faustine Joseph, said, the late Dioniz Ng'wandu (31) a church member and a teacher at Kagemu Secondary School, was killed on that attack, while Temistores (25), was, seriously, injured on his left foot and later was admitted at Kagera Regional Hospital for treatment.

No theft or destruction of the church properties, was reported.

Police report no. BUK/RB/6166/2012 of 10/10/2014. Regional Criminal Officer has confirmed the incident.

The late will be buried on 12th October, 2014 at Kilimahewa in Mwana region, his home town.

Attacks against Christians seems to elevate in Tanzania, despite the efforts  of the government to control them.

Some religious leaders and laymen Christians have been killed, while others attacked by acid by the extremist Muslims. Some of whom have been arrested and charged. Their cases continue in courts.

Constitutionally, Tanzania is a secular state.

Please pray for Temistores at hospital for his immediate recovery  and the widow and two children of the late Dioniz.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

RADICAL MUSLIMS VOW TO KILL REV. MUSA MIZAZA IN KIGOMA TANZANIA


     Rev. Musa Mizaza of Muhunga Parish of the Anglican Church, Diocese of  Western Tanganyika, Kasulu District in Kigoma Tanzania since 30th July, 2014, receives a constant threat to be killed from radical Muslims, accusing him to ignore the Islamic rituals and norms during the funeral of the Christian woman, Jenitha George (70), who had passed away on 28th July, 2014.

    Radical Muslims demanded the observation of the Islamic Shariah during preparation of meals including animal slaughtering, for mourners. However, Rev. Musa Mizaza told the mourners that the funeral and burial ceremony shall follow the Christianity rituals and norms. This statement, made Muslims furious and angered.

    Later, on 5th August, 2014, the government Ward Executive Officer, Mr. Gervas Bunyiga after he had experienced the fracas between Muslims and Christians he held a meeting with the religious leaders. They all resolved that during occasions and funerals of either the group, the norms of the particular adherents should be observed. But if the occasion is non-religious which involves animal slaughtering, there must be two animals, of which one shall be slaughtered by a Muslim, while the rest by a Christian.This statement was denied by Sheikh Yasin Dyomba, a village Muslim leader who insisted that in all occasions Islamic Shariah must be observed and not otherwise.

   It is in this situation when Rev. Musa Mizaza started receiving threat from Muslims that to abolish this situation, they must kill Rev. Musa Mizaza or one of his family. Until today Rev. Musa Mizaza with his family live in a constant fear because they do not know when this will happen.

   Pastor Mathayo Kachilla of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God (P.A.G) at Buseresere in Geita region in Tanzania, on 11th February, 2013 was be headed by radical Muslims who protested Christians to slaughter animals for their consumption. They demanded that Muslims must monopolize the right of slaughtering animals in compliance with the Islamic shariah.

   Tanzania is a secular state constitutionally. However, Muslims struggle hard to capture the exercise for both commercial and domestic use.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

ISLAMIC HEGEMONY: SHALL IT PEEP IN THE LAST COMING CONSTITTUTION DRAFT IN TANZANIA?

Muslim scholars like any other interesting groups have vowed to see Islamic tenets in the coming constitution. The Constitution assembly began on 18th Feb, 2014 and will last for 70 days, if not 90.

From the first draft, it was in the heart of the constitution commission to set aside all religious matters from the constitution which guarantees the freedom of worship to the existing diversity of beliefs in the land.
Unfortunately, Fundamental Muslims long to see the country is ,constitutionally, Islamitized to fit their religious interest of dominance over all other beliefs in Tanzania.

It is well known that this ambition began even before Tanzania became independent in 1961, when you would hear fundamental Muslims claimed that they enthroned Mwalimu Nyerere to lead the country according to the Islamic tenets, which, Mwalimu Nyerere never touched even one.

In this regard, they vow to restore the Islamic hegemony as it were before the independence.Historically, Arab Muslims pre-existed Christian missionaries.

On the other hand, President of Tanzania, Dr. Jakaya Kikwete warned members of the constitution assemble to bear in mind the country's interest and not political, or religious interest.

Pray for the smooth process of constitution review

Thursday, December 5, 2013

TETESI ZA KUVUNJWA MISIKITI ANGOLA: FUNZO KWA WAPENDA AMANI TANZANIA

Tetesi za hivi karibuni katika vyombo vya habari na mitandao ya kijamii ya kupigwa marufuku kwa dini ya Kiislamu katika nchi ya Angola zinatushtua sana, hasa kwa sisi wapenda amani.

 Tetesi zinadai kwamba, Uislamu unapigwa marufuku kwa sababu, Waangola hawataki siasa kali za kidini katika nchi yao. Huenda ni kwa sababu wanajua athari zake kwa sababu walionja athari za vita. Marufuku hiyo wanadai inaambatana na uvunjwaji wa misikiti. Hili nalo linatisha zaidi halijawahi kutokea. Hata hivyo, jumuia ya Kiislamu ya O.I.C imeziomba jumuia za kimataifa kuingilia kati suala hilo kwa kuionya Angola isitekeleze mpango huo kwa sababu unavunja haki za binadamu za uhuru wa kuabudu. Na mimi naupinga mpango huo.

Hata hivyo tukio hili ikiwa ni la kweli au sivyo, linapaswa lichukuliwe kuwa ni funzo moja kubwa sana kwa wafuasi wa dini mbali mbali. Kwamba kumbe unapohujumu mambo ya dini ya mwenzako ikiwemo kuchomwa na kuvunja makanisa, ni lazima ujue unaumiza sana hisia za wafuasi wa dini husika, hata kama utawaona wamekaa kimya bila kujibu lolote, lakini kihisia wanakuwa wameumia sana sana. 

Ikiwa ndivyo hivyo je tuko tayari kulaani hata ikibidi kuwataja wafuasi wa dini zetu ambao tunawajua wako mstari wa mbele kubomoa, kuchoma na hata kuua au kumwagia tindikali viongozi wa dini tofauti na yetu tunayoiamini? Ikiwa tetesi tu za kubomolewa misikiti 80 Angola zimemfanya Mufti wa Misri kuchukia na kuiomba jumuia ya Kiislamu Duniani (O.I.C) kuingilia kati, je unafikiri kuchomwa makanisa, kubomolewa na kuuwawa viongozi wa dini ya Kikristo, ndugu zao Wakristo wa sehemu nyingine duniani hawaumii kihisia? Au unapommwagia tindikali Sheikh au Imam wa msikiti unajenga amani au unaibomoa? Kufanya hivyo unaumiza hisia za wafuasi wao.

Iwapo tetesi tu za kupigwa marufuku Uislamu Angola ziliibua hisia za wafuasi wa dini hiyo ulimwenguni, je unafikiri inakuwaje kwa wafuasi wa dini inayohujumiwa? 

Tunayo mambo mengi ya kujifunza kupitia tetesi hizo ili tujitahidi kujiepusha na viashirio vyovyote vinavyoweza kutuondolea tunu za amani tulizo nazo Watanzania.Tunapo pa kuanzia-Angola. Wewe unasemaje?

Saturday, November 23, 2013

SPIRITUAL FREEDOM: THE CHRISTIAN ABATTOIR AT KALINZI KIGOMA


The building of Christian abattoir above at Mkabogo village, Kalinzi Ward, in Kigoma region Tanzania. ("BUCHA LA WAKRISTO" means: "Christian Butcher")


The Christianity Community at Mkabogo village, Kalinzi in Kigoma region, after a bondage of over 60 years, has introduced a Christian Abattoir, where slaughtering animals shall observe the Christianity norms and rituals. The abattoir is situated at the public market place.

A good number of the church clergies have been arrested, remanded and finally charged of slaughtering animals against the Islamic shariah. Some have fled the country seeking religious asylum overseas as they protested the Islamic monopoly over the slaughtering animals.

For a long time, the slaughtering exercise for both food and commercial, was monopolized by Muslims, which, in recently days, caused Christians-Muslims fracas which elevated to the level of beheaded of Pastor Mathayo Kachila of Pentecostal Assemblies of God (P.A.G) at Buseresere in Geita by Muslims, on 11th February, 2013.

Rev. Bigombo, Chairman of the United Association of Churches at Mkabogo  village, said, that is one step forward, towards complete freedom of worship and liberate themselves from bondage of religious preference which existed for a century in Tanzania.

Tanzania is a secular state constitutionally.


 
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