West African Christians say they are ‘marginalized’ during Ramadan


Upholding minorities’ religious freedoms in predominantly Muslim countries can be a delicate matter when members of other religions are asked to follow Islamic customs. For centuries, Muslims and Christians have lived side by side in Muslim-majority countries like Guinea and Gambia, with joint celebration of religious feasts, and even intermarriages, taking place from time to time, says DW’s Omar Wally. However, as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan unfolds, reports indicate that Christian minorities in these two West African nations are complaining of increasing marginalization.

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