Minority faiths in south of Sudan, by Inayat Bunglawala
Dear Reader's Editor,
Today's leader column in The Guardian referred to Sudan having a 'Christian South'. This is factually incorrect. While Islam is certainly the most popular faith in Sudan as a whole, both Islam and Christianity are minority faiths in the south of Sudan where the majority of the southern population follows animist practices.
For more information please see: http://www.cia.gov/cia
Please could you look into this and publish a suitable correction.
Mr Inayat Bunglawala,
The Muslim Council of Britain
Corrections from The Guardian
24 Oct. 2003
In pointing to the Christians in the south of Sudan as one of the reasons the Bush administration has shown an unexpected interest in the affairs of the country, we may have unintentionally given the impression that Christians are in the majority in the secessionist area (Southern comforter, page 27, yesterday). The population of Sudan comprises: Sunni Muslim 70% (in the north); Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum); other non-Muslim and non-Christian beliefs 25%.