Ghana: prelate warns against Islamic extremism
Catholic World News - September 23, 2011
A prelate in north-central Ghana is warning that Islamic extremists trained in Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia before entering the African nation “are going to have a very negative effect for us.”
“These people come back [from the Middle East] without formal education preaching that we [Christians and others] are not as fully human as they are,” says Archbishop Philip Naameh of Tamale. “Islam in Ghana has always been very tolerant but how it is going to be in the future we do not know. It may not remain quite so positive.”
12% of the nation’s 24 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics; 57% are Protestant, and 16% are Muslim.
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