Report: Sudan Forces Refugee Children to Recite Islamic Prayer to Receive Food

(ACLJ) Christian South Sudanese refugee children are denied food in Sudan’s refugee camps unless they recite Islamic prayers.

The U.S. Department of State includes three nations on its “State Sponsor of Terrorism” list. Sudan is one of them, along with Syria and Iran.

Sudan was designated a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1993. Countries on this list are “determined by the Secretary of State to have repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism.” However, Sudan’s jihadist problem exists within their borders as well. Earlier this year, we warned that  “[f]or years the Sudanese Christian church has encountered church demolitions, property confiscations, and unjust imprisonments.”

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  • Jack-b-Quicker

    What a great and peace loving religion islam is.

    • Cady555

      What about the christian organizations that do exactly this to homeless and hungry people in the United States?

      • Jack-b-Quicker

        Sorry i missed that article.

        • Peter Leh

          Well as long as the infidels are on that side on the isle the church is ok. But heaven forbid an “outsider” wishes to work along side those helping others.

          www. nydailynews. com/news/national/woman-claims-turned-chruch-gay-jewish-article-1.3505950

        • Cady555

          Google it. There are plenty of examples. The Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg PA and many other christian missions turn down free food from the government because they insist on clients joining in christian prayer before getting food.

          They are doing to others EXACTLY what these Islamic groups are doing to christians.

          • Jack-b-Quicker

            They also said we drank blood but that was a misrepresentation of the truth also. Which religious group is most terrorized and by whom? Unless you are muslim if sharia law is enacted you will instantly become second class. If they want your clothes or to sleep in your bed, regardless if you are married -they can do it by law. You still want to defend these radical islamists? What is wrong with you?

  • Cady555

    Yes, it is wrong to force christians to say Islamic prayers to get food. Thoroughly, totally and completely wrong.

    Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

    Why isn’t it wrong to make homeless people in the US say christian prayers to get food and shelter?

    Why isn’t it wrong to make non Christian children sing christian hymns if they want to participate in their school’s winter assembly?

    Why isn’t it wrong when a christian coach – who controls playing time and college recommendations – instructs students to say christian prayers?

    Why isn’t it wrong to make non christian children read Christian prayers and bible verses by posting them in areas of a public school the children cannot avoid?

    Why isn’t it wrong to make people participate in christian prayer in order to attend a local government meeting?

    It would be nice if christians would channel the anger they feel on behalf of these christians in Sudan and use that emotion defend minority beliefs in the US. It would be nice if christians in the US would use this to gain empathy about what non christians feel when forced to pray against their conscious.

    • Peter Leh

      “Why isn’t it wrong to make homeless people in the US say christian prayers to get food and shelter?”

      Because the homeless wish to be there? The homeless know where to get food, clothes, and shelter. These places are not ALL christian.

      “Why isn’t it wrong to make non Christian children sing christian hymns
      if they want to participate in their school’s winter assembly”

      reference? I am assuming this is a public school?

      “Why isn’t it wrong when a christian coach – who controls playing time
      and college recommendations – instructs students to say christian
      prayers?”

      It is wrong. However, I would suggest that if the kid helps you win the coach will “look the other way”

      “Why isn’t it wrong to make non christian children read Christian prayers
      and bible verses by posting them in areas of a public school the
      children cannot avoid?”

      Because all other groups are welcome to as well?

      “Why isn’t it wrong to make people participate in christian prayer in order to attend a local government meeting?”

      Same as above… because all other groups are welcome to as well

      ” It would be nice if christians in the US would use this to gain
      empathy about what non christians feel when forced to pray against their
      conscious.”

      once again I would politely request a reference to this “forced” praying? This is similar to these christian businesses being “forced” to bake a gay wedding cake.

      KNOW YOUR RIGHTS 🙂

      • Cady555

        Read the article this week about a public school with the prayer

        “Our Father: We thank thee for this food. Bless it to the nourishment of our bodies and our lives to thy service. Amen.”

        posted on the cafeteria wall. Read the comments.

        • Peter Leh

          “So hungry US homeless people can be coerced to pray to someone else’s
          deity because “they want to be there.” But coercing homeless african
          people to pray to someone else’s deity is still wrong.”

          Well I am address the homeless in america… and yes if I go to YOUR house for food will I not follow YOUR rules? If i do not wish to follow then will I not go elsewhere?

          “And other groups are most certainly NOT welcome to post religious statements in the school.”

          I assure you they are welcome. Lest the ACLU or a legal challenge will shut it down. It is not what I want I am just telling you the law. 🙂

          • Cady555

            This came up because a first amendment rights group told the school the prayer was wrong. And the school did take it down. But Christians in the community and online are viciously criticizing school personnel and complaining their rights are being violated because a distinctly christian prayer was removed from a public school. I don’t recall a single christian defending the decision or the rights of non christian students. Not one.

          • Peter Leh

            Yep

          • Cady555

            Then why are christians complaining that starving christians must pray to Allah before getting food from Islamic relief organizations?

          • Peter Leh

            “Then why are christians complaining that starving christians must pray
            to Allah before getting food from Islamic relief organizations?”

            Because we are inconsistent and hypocritical?

  • Peter Leh

    Pastor in Houston At Calvary Chapel kicked a hurricane volunteer out for being gay and jewish.

    So yes even we christians put “strings” on helping others.