By Theodore Shoebat
A Christian pastor in Sudan, Rev. David Yein Reith of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, was recently arrested for his Christian faith. Before he was arrested, he received this message on his phone from the government:
We will arrest your entire family should you fail to come home as soon as possible
He was soon arrested an is still in custody. This story only shows the intensifying Christian persecution that is increasing in Sudan under the sharia despotism of Omar al-Bashir, who works with Obama’s brother, Malik Obama. The full report says:
Sudan’s National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) arrested the Rev. David Yein Reith of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church on Jan. 9 as he returned to his home at the Gerif West Bible School in Khartoum from a prayer meeting, said a source who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Reith received a phone call earlier that day from someone threatening to “arrest” his wife and 1-year-old son if he failed to go to his home immediately.
“We will arrest your entire family should you fail to come home as soon as possible,” the caller told the pastor, according to the source.
The pastor’s wife has repeatedly asked NISS officials under what charge he is being held without an answer, she said.
“We are still interrogating him; he is in custody,” one NISS official told her.
Though of South Sudanese descent, Reith has always lived in Khartoum. On Dec. 28 NISS officials arrested a visiting South Sudanese pastor from Juba, the Rev. Yat Michael, after Sunday worship at Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church on Dec. 21. He is still in custody.
Authorities have repeatedly refused to allow Pastor Michael’s family to visit him since his arrest, sources said.
“Each time they said they were going to arrange a visit for me, they continued to refuse my requests to visit my husband,” said his wife, whose name is withheld for security reasons.
The Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church that Pastor Michael was visiting is a Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC)-congregation that has been the subject of harassment, arrests and demolition of part of its worship center as Muslim investors seek to take it over.
Police in North Khartoum on Dec. 2 beat, arrested and fined 38 Christians from the church after nearly two weeks of raiding and demolishing church property. They were released later that night.
Article 77 of the notorious Public Order Law of 1991 gives police broad powers to arrest Christians and other lowly regarded people without cause for “creating a public disturbance.”