Tuesday, November 22, 2011


A Catholic Christian Masanja Hamis, 27 yrs of Kahama Parish, Kahama Disrict, Shinyanga region in Tanzania, on 31st Oct, 2011, was imprisoned for 4 months being accused of slaughtering animals for commercial purpose.

Masanja Hamis was an employee at one of the restaurant at Kahama.

The judgement was entered before Hon. Hassan; the Magistrate of the District Court at Kahama. The case no is CC.430/2011.

The judgement opted the accused to either pay a fine of tsh.700,000/= (U$ 409), or a 4 months imprisonment.

The accused failed to pay the fine, therefore he was sent to the prison at Kahama District Prison.

There is a handful cases similar to this one, face Christians in Tanzania, despite the fact that neither Constitutional nor any by-laws, have set a provision which forbids Non-Muslims to slaughter animals for both domestic and commercial purposes.

Although not all cases were brought before the Court of Law, but as long as animals slaughtering concerns, Non-Muslims, especially Christians, become the victim of the circumstance.

Animals slaughtering crisis has, in recent days, reached its climax as Muslims in Tanzania are struggling to monopolize it,claiming that such exercise preserve their religious rituals, thus would like all meat, must pass through their knives to make it legal (halal)regardless the diversity of beliefs exist in Tanzania.

In the contrary, the standing point of the United Republic of Tanzania regarding animal slaughtering, was clearly, made by the then Minister for Livestock, Hon. Anthony Diallo (MP) as recorded in the HANSARD (the daily official report book of the Parliament)of 6th Nov,2006.

Honorable Diallo said that the Secular Government of Tanzania, by any means, should not involve in the religious style of slaughtering animal at both private and public Abattoirs,instead shall be involved in examining whether the slaughtered animal is suitable for human consumption..

Muslims in Tanzania ,indirectly,oppose this principle,as they claim that nothing is above Islam, by so doing they can do anything in their disposal and can use any body, to make sure that a Non-Muslim who slaughter an animal must at any cost suffer the consequence.

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania in one way or another is always silence to take immediate action against the victims, perhaps because of ISLAM PHOBIA

Vivid example of the same crisis can be found at Kagunga and Mnanila in Kigoma region, Kakola in Shinyanga region, and Kagera just to mention a few.

May I invite all people with good will to pray for Masanja and those who are being persecuted because of their faith, but more let's join hands together to make sure Masanja is released by consulting a lawyer who can file the appeal, otherwise this judgement will become the thorn to other Christians, since it has been recorded in the Court of Law.



Anonymous said...

It is very painfull to receive this mesage.but let me invite those who can stand on behalf of them as an advocate inorder to be joining with other prayers to knee for them.

Christian Greatest Black Eagle said...

Peace,grace and the love from our father in heaven be with you DANIEL and all christians in TZ.

we are the martyrs and we will always be as long as the good news is concerned. take heart and endure the pain of the crox but don't give up so MASANJA.

we will continue to pray for you guyz. and we do realy need more material to challenge the 5 pillars and long robes illusion faith so please publish the teachings. franklin DRCONGO BUKAVU SOUTH KIVU

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