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Muslims attack church in Ghana's capital Accra

Accra - Angry young Muslims attacked a church in the Ghanaian capital Accra whose pastor had predicted the death of the country's chief imam this year.

As religious leaders announced on Friday, the men armed with clubs and machetes attacked a security guard at the entrance to the church on Wednesday. They threw stones in the windows of the building and destroyed musical instruments and furniture.

In the New Year's sermon, the pastor of the congregation predicted the deaths of Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu and Ghana's Muslim Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.

"Are all brothers"

Sharubutu condemned the violence and called for calm. Ghana enjoys "due to the peaceful coexistence of Christians and Muslims" respect in the world. "We are all brothers and nothing should separate us," he told the AFP news agency in Accra.

The umbrella organization of Pentecostal congregations in Ghana also condemned the violence and criticized the public prophecy: "Prophecies that affect individuals must be conveyed to them personally and privately so that they do not cause fear and panic across the country," said association chairman Paul Frimpong-Manso . Predictions of public deaths could affect the stability of "the whole nation," he warned. The more than 200 member churches are called to "fast and pray in order to avoid such a catastrophe".

According to the last census from 2010, more than 70 percent of the people in Ghana are Christians, while the proportion of Muslims is less than 20 percent. (APA, 4.1.2019)