Translate

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

RADICAL MUSLIMS STOPPED THE CHRISTIAN GOSPEL PREACHING IN LINDI TANZANIA

Radical Muslims on 18th February,2015, invaded the gospel preaching at the church compound of Tanzania Assemblies of God-T.A.G-at Mnazimmoja in Lindi Tanzania.

Lindi is located on the Southern side of Tanzania Mainland.

Evangelist Francis Mulinda, one of the preacher, said, the first two days were calm, but on the third day in the afternoon, after  the preaching started, they were, suddenly, assaulted by radical Muslims who carried stones and other weapons. Their intention seemed to harm people and destroy the preaching instruments.

People ran away from the ground in different directions in search of secure. The programme of preaching stopped, although Christians had obtained permission from government authorities in the area.

Lind is one of among the most Muslim dominated areas in Tanzania where radical Muslims are found and train. They have organised a campaign of what they call " eradicate Christianity from the Islamic territory."
This campaign began during pre-independence  era of Tanganyika in 1961, Just few churches exist in Lindi.

The government still struggles to abolish this oppression against Christians and Christianity in Tanzania, to ensure the freedom of worship in the diversity of beliefs as stipulated in the constitution.

Tanzania is a secular state, but Muslims struggle to create Islamic hegemony.


Monday, February 16, 2015

A Christian Rosary Defiled in Kigoma Tanzania


               

A form four Christian secondary school boy and an Anglican Church member (name withheld), of the Hwazi Secondary. School,  Kasulu District,  Kigoma region, in Tanzania,  on Monday of 16th February, 2015 at  8:05 a.m , was, severely, beaten by his teacher, Mr. Matebo and cut his rosary claiming that, it is useless and dirty, but also,  not part of the school uniform. 
 Hwazi Secondary . is a government owned school.

The Anglican rosary,  is a loop of strung beads which Anglicans all over the World,  as well as Christians of other denominations, use to order their prayer .

It is permissible by the government secular for students in Tanzania, to wear the symbols of their religions at schools. This is also practiced by Muslim student girls who normally wear veil at schools.

The victim student run home crying  to escape more severe  punishment, leaving other students behind who also had worn their religious clothes i.e veils.

The  Headmaster of Hwazi Sec School, Mr. Jonathan Nkundile said, such action is un acceptable in the diversity of beliefs like Tanzania, and promised to deal with this religious discrimination. 

Kigoma region is among of the regions in Tanzania where Christians are highly persecuted psychologically, emotionally or physically by radical Muslims, who claim the Islamic superiority in the area. Some of these Muslims do not have names which can direct identify them with the religion of Islam, hence, not easy to notes them easily.
.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

POLITICAL HOSTILITY: T.A.G CHURCH BURNT IN KIGOMA TANZANIA










The building of the T.A.G Church- Bunyambo Parish at Kibondo in Kigoma after set on fire by un identified people due to political hostility.


Un identified people using petrol fuel, burnt the building of the Tanzania Assemblies of God (T.A.G), Bunyambo Parish, Kibondo District, Kigoma region in Western of Tanzania, 1258 km from Dar es Salaam. The incident took place on Friday of 9th January, 2015 at 11 p.m night.

The criminals poured petrol fuel on church benches and other furniture, and set fire which consumed many church properties. Neither  human affection nor the total sum of destruction is reported.


The reason is said to be the political hostility, when Mr. Danford Mushachi, won the seat of Village Chairman, during the Local Government Election held on 14th December, 2014. Mr Danford Mushachi, is a church-member of the E.A.G.T - Bunyambo Parish.

The allegation said the church of Bunyambo-T.A. G Parish supported Mr. Danford Mushachi to win the seat of Village Chairman. The allegation was denied by the Bunyambo Parish Secretary, Mr. Samwel Msachi, who also won the post of village council member on the same election. Mr.Mr. Samwel Msachi said, the church shall never interfere with the political affairs, because church-members adhere to different political ideologically.

The Kibondo District Commissioner, Mr. Venance Mwamoto, who visited the church on Sunday, said, the government shall contribute to the cost of renovation of the church building and promise that Police  will investigate, arrest and take legal action against all the perpetrators to abolish these crimes.

 
Powered by Blogger