Churches in Zanzibar report increased attacks

(ENInews)–Concerns are being raised over the safety of Christians on the Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar after two Assemblies of God churches were set on fire on 26 May during a protest by an Islamist group. Police said members of a group called Uamsho, or the Association of Islamic Mobilization and Propagation, were protesting the arrest of one of its leaders. Armed with sticks and stones, they had attacked the churches and engaged riot police in running battles. [ENI-12-0302, 351 words]