Typifying on-going assaults by radical Islam on Christianity in several regions of the world, two church buildings were razed down on the night of Sunday June 28 on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar after worship services, according to Compass Direct News (June 30).
Radical Muslims set the church buildings on fire on the outskirts of Unguja Township, on the island off the coast of East Africa. Earlier they had dropped a flier at the door of Charles Odilo, who had donated the plot on which the Evangelical Assemblies of God in Tanzania (EAGT) building stood. “We don’t want churches on our street,” read the flier. “Today we are going to burn the church, and if you continue we are going to burn your house also.” www.jihadwatch.org/archives/026770.php
Islam is King in the UK
Contrast the quite familiar story above with the situation in the UK where radical Moslem preacher Anjem Choudary continues, with impunity, his Islamic Roadshows on the streets of Birmingham. A message on Choudary’s website informs that “Conversion packs are already provided to those who revert to Islam in the Islamic Roadshows.”
One of such new converts was captured on video which Choudary proudly shows around. According to the newspaper Sunday Mercury, the convert is a “bewildered-looking 11 year-old, who gives his name as Sean”. Sean was filmed repeating Arabic chants after Choudary, and swearing allegiance to Allah.
When contacted by the Sunday Mercury, Choudary defended the young boy’s “reversion” to Islam, - admitting that his parents were not with him and were not consulted. “The child was genuinely interested in Islam,” he said.
“The boy told us he wanted to become a Muslim and, of course, some people are intellectually more mature than they are physically” the Islamic luminary reasoned.
In Vol 12 No 2, we featured the story of a registered Foster Parent in the same UK who lost her practice of 10 years because a 16 year old moslem girl in her home decided to become a Christian, and would not be persuaded otherwise. Of course, merely attempting to distribute Christian tracts on the streets has led to the summary killing of many a Christian worldwide, ranging from Izom, Niger state in Nigeria to several Arab nations. (see for instance CA! vol 9 no 4)
In the UK, even in jail, Islamic extremists continue to call the shot. Terrorists at Wakefield jail first refused praying in the jail’s multi-faith chapel because it was used by "non-believers"; and later on requested that female warders not be allowed to supervise them – on religious ground. This latter request was refused, but according to Mirror newspaper, “it's feared they could now take their complaint to the European Court and use the Human Rights Act to claim they are being victimised.” (Mirror, May 24; www.mirror.co.uk)