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Are Christian-Muslim Relations in East Africa Going the (Violent) Way of Nigeria?

(Updated) Explosion by Islamists at Kenyan church follows similar church attack in formerly safe Tanzania.

Update (June 13): Morning Star News reports that Islamist terrorist group Al Shabaab is behind a church explosion that inured 15 people in Kenya.

Kenya is the latest East African country thrust into Muslim-Christian turmoil and attacks, especially since jihadists have begun recruiting ex-Christians, as CT reported in January.

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Update (May 10): The result of a two-day interfaith dialogue in the Tanzania capital Dar-es Salaam is a ban on all types of religious hate speech, Sabahi Online reports. Religious leaders reached the decision as a way of easing religious tensions in the country, which World Watch Monitor says is "no longer being considered 'safe,'" even though it once was a model of African peace.

Meanwhile, Sabahi also reports that courts have dismissed charges against one suspect in the bombing at an Arusha church last Sunday.

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A bomb exploded during a high-profile church service in Tanzania last Sunday, raising fears that the violence perpetrated by militant Islamists in Nigeria ...

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