(CDN) Muslims Seize Christian Burial Sites in Tanzania

Influential Muslims on this East African island have begun building what appears to be a hotel on a 100-year-old burial site owned by an Anglican church, Christian leaders said.

Church leaders with ownership papers for the land told Compass they are disturbed that authorities have taken no action since they filed a police complaint in December about the seizure of the burial site three kilometers (nearly two miles) from Zanzibar city’s airport. Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago, including the largest island of Zanzibar (officially known as Unguja), is 99.9 percent Muslim.

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One comment on “(CDN) Muslims Seize Christian Burial Sites in Tanzania

  1. Nikolaus says:

    Perhaps someone should give Bishop Smith a heads up: