‘We must kill the infidels and destroy their churches’
Posted: September 13, 2011; 9:24 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2011 WND
Muslim extremists are using a relatively new tool in their attempt to intimidate and bully Christians, with death threats sent by text-messaging to Christian church leaders, a new report confirms.
The report comes from Compass Direct, which monitors and reports on Christian issues around the globe. The situation has developed in Sudan.
“We want this country to be purely an Islamic state, so we must kill the infidels and destroy their churches all over Sudan,” Compass Direct sources in the African nation have reported that one text message said.
The texts were dispatched to leaders of at least 10 churches in the Khartoum area, and came in recent weeks, the report said.
Christian church leaders in the region have been at risk for years, even with the recent declaration of a new nation, South Sudan, which suggests some small level of separation from the Muslim-dominated north Sudan.
But sources for the ministry organization say that Islamists have continued to make targets out of Christians.
In fact, Muslim extremists from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh arrive every few weeks for training in secret camps before they are dispatched on various “missions” around Sudan to destroy Christians and their churches, according to sources inside Sudan.
According to the report, the threats also have come by letter, such as in the case of Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail of the Anglican Church of Sudan. He reported that Muslim extremists attacked his home, but the intended targets, Elnail and pastors Luka Bulus and Thomas Youhana, were all away from the home at the time.
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