The Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has embarked on a comprehensive fact-finding mission to ascertain the veracity of allegations suggesting involvement of individuals purportedly adhering to the Islamic faith in the arson attack on a church affiliated with Living Waters Church International in Mangochi.
MAM spokesperson, Sheikh Dinala Chabulika, underscores the collaborative nature of the investigations, highlighting the joint efforts with the Qudria Muslim Association of Malawi (QMAM) and the Evangelical Association of Malawi. Their shared objective is to uncover the truth surrounding the incident.
Chabulika acknowledges the presence of tensions between certain Muslim individuals and a Pastor associated with the church.
Notably, a recent statement issued by Living Waters Church International suggests that the alleged arson transpired subsequent to a prayer gathering hosted by Pastor Austin James, where purported conversions of members of the Muslim community to Christianity were reported. This purported development allegedly contributed to a decline in attendance at local mosques.