Closing Churches?


The Nigerian state of Zamfara introduced laws based on Islamic Shariah in 2000. Since then, several women convicted of adultery have been sentenced to death by stoning and conflict between Christians and Muslims has led to thousands of deaths. Now, as part of a package of laws aimed at strengthening Shariah, the state says all "unauthorized" places of worship will be closed. It isn't clear yet whether churches will be closed under the law, but that's a concern for local Christians.

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