The Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) congregation in Omdurman West, across the Nile River from Khartoum, have faced continued attacks after trying to build a church in a region where the dominate religion is that of the Muslim faith. The Muslim population has stated that Christianity was no longer welcome in the country. “We do not want any presence of churches in our area,” shouted members of the mob as they threw stones at the Christians, the sources said. Muslims in the north fear the influence that the Christian Church will bring. “They want to reduce or restrict the number of churches, so that they can put more pressure on believers,” said a church leader on condition of anonymity. The SCOC has been trying to build a church on the land since it obtained the land in 1997. Government officials and area Muslim residents have used delay tactics to prevent it, according to a Christian who lives in the area.