The Eastern African country Tanzania (population over 40 million) is the result of a marriage between two former British colonies, Tanganyika (Muslims 35%, Christians 30%, and Indigenous 35% – according to CIA’s ‘The World Factbook’) and Zanzibar (Muslims 99%) which took place in 1964. Muslims are found in all of 120 tribes living within borders of Tanzania.
Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999), the first president of Tanzania was a fundamentalist Catholic, who attended Mass on regular bais – and was responsible for toppling of Zanzibar ruler, Sultan Jamshed bin Abdullah by a military coup in 1964. He ruledTanzania till his retire,met in 1985. During his rule he put his fellow members of Christian minority at almost all government sensitive positions. He carried out a systemayic policy of Christianization. Students who refused to follow Christian doctrine in schools were expelled. Islamic missionary activist were harassed or persecuted for being enemies of country’s Socialist Constitution. Learning of Arabic was banned and Muslims wishing to go for Hajj were discouraged by government officials.
Pro-government organizations, both Muslims and Christians, tried to establish a nixed Islamic-Christian dogma under the name of the Islamic Renewal Movement – which basically attacked Islamic Shari’ah and Jihad (military resistance).
The City state of Zanzibar was established by Muslim Arabs from Oman in the 8th century. During 16th century, Zanzibar was colonized by Portuguese. In 1699 the Portuguese colonists were thrown out by Arabs and the country became part of Oman dynasty. In 1840 Omani Sultan Seyyid bin Sultan moved his seat of govenment from Oman to Zanzibar. In 1890, England obtained protectorate status over Zanzibar. In 1897 Zanzibar came under German colonization. In 1919 the League of Nations awarded Tanganyika to England, which ruled the country till December 1961. Island of Zanzibar got its independence in 1963 under the al-Busaidy Sultan.
In 2005, Julius Nyerere was declared Saint (Beautification) by Vatican for his services to the Church.
The current and the fourth president of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete is a Muslim but close friend and follower of Julius Nyerere’s socialism. He takes credit for appointing six women ministers in his cabinet.
The Zionist entity established its diplomatic relation with Tanzania in 1960s. It provided military training to Tanzanian armed personnel – just as it did to anti-Islam dictators ruling Muslim-majority countries in Africa, such as, Nigeria, Uganda (dictator Adi Amin received his higher military training in Israel), Somalia, Ethiopia, etc. Israeli historian, professor Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi in his book ‘The Israel Connection’ wrote: “If Israeli ambitions in Africa had been allowed to proceed without interruption, the logical result could have been a vast block of pro-western, anti-communist nations stretching from Israel in the north to South Africa. Such a grouping would have viturally guaranteed the security of two most vulnerable (racist) nations (Israel and South Africa) at either end of African continent and reduced the ability of Soviet Union to expand its sphere of influence in the region.”