Muslim extremists burned down yet another church in Sudan
Morning Star News reports that suspected Muslim extremists set fire to the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) building in the rural Tambul area of Al Jazirah state southeast of Khartoum on the 3rd of January, said Rev. Kuwa Shamal, head of mission for the SCOC.
Hateful messages against Christians circulated on social media in the area in the weeks leading up to the arson, according to local church leaders.
Pastor Shamal said Sunday worshipers at the SCOC church had left the building a few minutes before the arson attack. Serving congregations of various denominations, the building was the only worship hall in the Tambul area, he said.
“They targeted the church because they do not want to see any sign of the cross in the area,” Pastor Shamal told Morning Star News.
The burning of the church building in Tambul marks the ninth time a Christian worship hall has been set ablaze since 2019, according to Demas Mragan, a Christian rights and aid advocate in Khartoum.