Violence against Sudanese refugees in Maine is growing

Update September 11th:  More on the murder of this Christian Sudanese man

Portland, Maine has the largest population of mostly Christian refugees from the Sudan in the US according to various news accounts, but recently that community has been the focus of violent crime activity. 

Here is an article just yesterday about another murder of a Sudanese man, a long-time resident, in that city:

PORTLAND, Maine—City officials sought Tuesday to reassure members of the Sudanese community who said they no longer feel safe following the fatal shooting of a hospital security officer whose family came from Sudan to Portland in 1995.

Representatives of the Sudanese Community Association of Maine met with the mayor, city manager and police chief after delivering a letter that stated its members are living in fear following a number of violent acts targeting Sudanese people.

Sudanese residents feel let down by the lack of communication that has “created fear in supposedly our new home of hope,” the letter said.

James Angelo Okot, 27, was gunned down early Sunday in the parking lot of Mercy Hospital. Police were searching for two assailants.

Read on, he was not the first to die.

To learn about the Islamization of Sudan and the reason why many Christian Sudanese came to to the US  go here.

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