A pastor from the Evangelical Church in Sudan has lashed out at the Sudanese government, accusing Khartoum of violating religious freedom and targeting churches.
Reverend Yahya Abdurrahman made his comments after Khartoum land authorities issued a warning notice about the impending demolition of 25 churches in Sharq Al Neel and Khartoum North, on the grounds that they were illegally built in residential areas, Radio Tamazuj reported.
“This move targets the churches in Khartoum, because they always claim that these churches have trespassed into public places, but I think it is a deliberate plan,” said Abdurrahman.
Concurring with Aburrahman, Meilad Musa, a member of the Sudanese Christian Church, explained that the authorities discriminated against Christians by refusing to approve land for the construction of churches in the same manner that land was made available for Muslims wanting to build mosques.
“The decision has already been issued, the 25 churches are from different denominations in Sharq Al Neel, so we are calling on the government to give us our rights as Christians,” said Musa.
– By ANA