Mission Network News
March 27th, 2013
"A sudden spike in violence targeting Christians in Tanzania has given way to Easter threats. Todd Nettleton with Voice of the Martyrs says there's potential for upheaval during Holy week. "There have been threats made regarding Easter. That is one concern. There are leaflets, apparently, being circulated saying that Christians should respond with violence, and they should come back and attack the Muslims in retaliation for these attacks that have happened on Christians." Nettleton attributes some of that to an alarming shift. "Some of that is the rise of radical Islam within the country. There is some evidence of links between radical Muslims in Tanzania--particularly on the island of Zanzibar, and al Shabaab in Somalia." Pray that Christians will still have the courage to share God's love with Muslims. "One of the things that affect the spread of the Gospel is the way that Christians respond to persecution." "
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