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Tanzania is poised for a great in-gathering of Muslims!

Like so many other nations in Africa, Islam is expanding rapidly in Tanzania. Currently, 21 million people in Tanzania are Muslims, whichrepresent nearly 40% of the country’s population. Islam is growing exponentially due to several factors. For instance, the island region of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania, is 96% Islamic. The nation has also seen an increase of Muslim immigrants from India and several Arab nations. In predominately Christian areas, Islam is investing significant financial resources into the economy and educational system. Ultimately, the evangelistic nature of Islam is pushing toward majority control of the country. For the…

Islam in Tanzania: Church Threatened With Violence

The Church in Tanzania faces threats from an Islamist group calling itself “Muslim Renewal,” as The Christian Post reported that this past Sunday Catholic priest Father Evarist Mushi was shot dead by assailants in front of Zanzibar’s St. Joseph’s Cathedral just before Sunday morning Mass. Following the killing, the Islamist group issued this statement: We thank our young men, trained in Somalia, for killing an infidel. Many more will die. We will burn homes and churches. We have not finished: at Easter, be prepared for disaster. Read the full story here. The violence by Islamist extremists against churches in Tanzania has been…

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