Christians, mostly Roman Catholics, constitute 59% of Mozambique’s population; Muslims comprise 19%. However, the Islamic State (ISIS) has begun to step up operations in the country’s gas-rich northeast, where these attacks took place.
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“Islamic State Claims Attacks on Christian Village,” International Christian Concern, June 18, 2022:
06/18/2022 Mozambique (International Christian Concern) – ISIS has claimed responsibility for attacks on several Christian villages in Caba [sic] Delgado, Mozambique, that happened between May 23 and May 31. Six villages were attacked, leaving 8 people dead. Four of those who were murdered were Christians. Following the attacks, ISIS released photographs of six decapitated bodies, as well as images of the burned villages.
Mozambique is no stranger to Islamic State (IS) attacks. The Islamic State, or its affiliate groups, have killed or displaced thousands of Christians in Mozambique….