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Ethiopian Government: Radical Wahhabi Muslims Seeking To Turn Ethiopia Into An Islamic State

Ethiopian Government: Radical Wahhabi Muslims Seeking To Turn Ethiopia Into An Islamic State

 November 4, 2011 International Christian Concern (Washington D.C.)-In a recent press conference, the Ethiopian government expressed its concern over the growing violence against moderate Muslims and Christians by radical Wahhabi Muslims. The government also announced discovering plans by the Wahhabi Muslims to turn Ethiopia into an Islamic country governed by Sharia law.

We have found evidences and pamphlets [which] were publicly distributed during the month of Ramadan calling on the Muslim community to stand up against all non-Wahhabi Muslims and followers of other religions,” said Mersessa Reda, the Director General at the Ministry of Federal Affairs of Ethiopia, in a statement quoted by The New Business Ethiopia in early October.

The US embassy cable released by wikileaks on August 30, 2011 confirms the spread of radical Islamic teachings of Wahhabi among Muslims in Ethiopia. The cables indicate that, because of the spread of Wahhabi Islam, “Ethiopia's delicate Muslim/Christian balance and historic attitudes between the faith communities regarding tolerance and mutual respect are being challenged, thereby undermining U.S. interests in the region.” The cable also warns that the Wahhabis “teach interpretations of the Koran that promote a far less tolerant view of other Muslims and non-Muslims alike.”

Ethiopia is a Christian majority country with 63% of the population adhering to the Christian faith and 34% of the population belonging to Islam. In the areas of the country with Muslim majorities, Christians face persecution.

ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa, Jonathan Racho, said, “The statement by the Ethiopian government and the revelations by Wikileaks confirm our reports on the growing influence of Wahhabi radicals in Ethiopia. We have repeatedly called for Ethiopia to stem the growing violence against Christians in the country. We reiterate our calls for the government of Ethiopia to protect victims of Wahhabi attacks in the country and bring the perpetrators to justice.” 

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  • Truth

    Ethiopia is a Muslim majority country.

  • Anonymous

    This is not the first and last attempt to force Ethiopia to become a muslim nation...Ethiopians over the centuries have fought with both colonialists and muslim jihadists repeatedly...Ethiopia will never become a Whabi or Muslim country..given that of the 90 million Ethiopians nearly 60 million are Christians

  • Mesmillennium

    Ethiopia has never been and will never be a Muslim country. We have been Christians since the 1st century and officially since 330 A.D. we have fought hard against evil Islamic neighbours and the Arab world on our own with the help of God. God is with us and we are winning and this is true. We know that our enemies are spreading false statistics using oil money, nothing is new to us as a matter of fact we are in a much better position than ever. Evil is the enemy we love all humans since Jesus died for all, but we also know that Muslims are his messengers.

  • James1329

     Calming Ethiopia a Christian nation  is some sort of joke! It’s open secret that
    the government of Ethiopia controlled by Christian always tries to minimize the
    Ethiopian Muslim numbers. Thanks to the federal system of Ethiopia. Out of nine
    state 5 of them are overwhelmingly Muslim states. If you try to push Ethiopian
    Muslims  then thanks to article 33 of
    Ethiopia constitution and Ethiopian Muslims will exercise their right and follow
    the footsteps of Eretria.  We will be
    happy to leave the northern Ethiopia for you.

  • Anonymous

    It is rather primitive to think of Ethiopia as a religious state and to claim one way or another that there is a Moslem predominance and article 33 might allow the creation of yet another Moslem state ran by Sharia law.  This is a pipe dream that will never happen.  By the way Article 33 is not based on religion but by nationality.  I do not know to which nationality you belong, but it seems that you believe that whoever argues with you on this point is a northern Ethiopian.  I will disappoint you that I am not a northern Ethiopian, and those of us for whom you wish separation and the creation of yet another theocracy run by the Wahabis of Saudi Arabia in conjunction with native lackeys, you are out of luck.  This will never happen.  Please enjoy your sharia dream during the night and never believe that there will be another Sudan or Somalia in East Africa.  Please try emigrating to Saudi Arabia and live among your Muslim brothers , they will treat you like a dog even if you are Muslim.  Be proud that you are Ethiopian and embrace all religions in the spirit of an indivisible one nation.

  • James1329

    It shows that you are ignorant of
    Ethiopian history.   Out of 9 federal states in Ethiopia: Afar,
    Somali which is the second biggest state in Ethiopia, Benishanguel, Hariri, and
    the vast majority of Oromiya are overwhelmingly Muslim. These area are always
    been Muslims areas and if you dispute these then go and read Ethiopian History.
    Whether you like it or not these areas belongs to Ethiopian Muslims and you
    didn’t need to tell me how to practice my religion. The point is if people like
    you living in old and backward ideology keep pushing Ethiopian Muslims then the
    Ethiopian constitution guarantees the individual states to exercise article 33.
    Do the math and learn your history and one more thing. I don’t need to go to
    any Arab country because my Ethiopian Muslim history is living Museum. Again
    since you ignorant of Ethiopian history, I recommend you visit Harar, Jimma and
    wollo and so on.  Finally, I will give
    you a piece of advice. If you don’t like Ethiopian Muslim then leave Somali,
    Harari, Afar , Benishanguel, and vast area of Ethiopia and you are welcome to
    go to Gonder, Gojam, and Tigray.

  • solomon

    God is with us and Ethiopia will never never be Islamic state because The lord almighty God is with us.

  • Tanteneh

    First of all i don't believe there is a danger of Wuhabism in Ethiopia. There are some people who preach extremism and intolerance on both sides ,particularly the newly spreading "Pentee". That is our headache. They are sponsored by evangelists in the US whose ancestors were KKK that killed and destroyed a number of black people and their property in 1920's and 1970"s. It is these people who are terrorizing people with false rumor and inflaming hate in Ethiopia. They need to be watched. second Ethiopia is not a Christian Majority country. It is 45-45 and 10%Jews, pagan and others. So please leave us alone. we are extremely in bad situation already b/s of poverty and population growth. 

  • Dareman670

    I think Islam might really be a majority religion in Ethiopia. Im not sure about radical Islamism, but Ethiopia is considered (at least by the Arabs) a somewhat Arab nation. Like somalis for example, arent fully arab, but are considered to be in that group. If you see Tewahedo Orthodox, it has similarities to Islam. who knows, mabye Tewahedo orthodox might go into a new branch of Islam. Ethiopia is surrounded by muslim countries, in its geography terms and place it will most likely be muslim in the future. Muslims now make 45-50% of the nation, acording to the 2011 census. They growed about 13 percent over 4 years! being a muslim isnt bad though, its just that killing people is.

  • Desti1984

    ethio future muslim
             i think in the future ethiopia may became muslim country because
    1 ethiopia is sorrounded by muslim 
    2 most of the time people changes their reliogion to islam 

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  • አቡ ሙሀመድ

    Both 
    Caprawalie and 
    James1329 lacks basic understanding of the current situation in Ethiopia. As of Caprawalie, you looks still belive in old and obsolete way of thinking. you hardly lacks either reality in the ground or genuinity.
    You can't deeny the reality that 50/50 Ethiopians will always live in Harmoney
    As of James1329, you still lacks some understanding. It seems you never come out of those states and never visit the northern Ethiopia. Who the hell told you that Gondar doesn't belong to Ethiopian Muslims, who the hell told you that Tigray doesn't Belong to Ethiopian Muslims

    and Who the hell told you that Harar doesn't belong to Ethiopian CHristains. Shortsited Ideology can't brought you anywaher.
    The better solution and resolution is live in Harmony or the crisis is the worst.
    Allah keeps Ethiopa Safe!!!

  • አቡ ሙሀመድ

    Both 
    Caprawalie and 
    James1329 lacks basic understanding of the current situation in Ethiopia. As of Caprawalie, you looks still belive in old and obsolete way of thinking. you hardly lacks either reality in the ground or genuinity.
    You can't deeny the reality that 50/50 Ethiopians will always live in Harmoney
    As of James1329, you still lacks some understanding. It seems you never come out of those states and never visit the northern Ethiopia. Who the hell told you that Gondar doesn't belong to Ethiopian Muslims, who the hell told you that Tigray doesn't Belong to Ethiopian Muslims

    and Who the hell told you that Harar doesn't belong to Ethiopian CHristains. Shortsited Ideology can't brought you anywaher.
    The better solution and resolution is live in Harmony or the crisis is the worst.
    Allah keeps Ethiopa Safe!!!

  • Abdulmutalib77

    Dear All Do you think Islam can control Ethiopia, NO WAY they teaching is a funny look this   "Would you please tell me when the spirit comes to you?" When Muhammad told her of the spirit's arrival, Khadija said "Muhammad, sit on my left thigh Muhammad sat on her left thigh. "Do you see the spirit?" she asked. "Yes, he answered.”Then sit on my right thigh." Muhammad sat on her right thigh. "Do you see the spirit she asked?”Yes, he answered.  "Then sit on my lap." Muhammad sat on her lap "Do you see the spirit?" she asked. "Yes," he answered. Khadija uncovered a feminine part of her body while Muhammad was sitting on her lap. "Do you see the spirit?" "No," he answered. Then Khadija said, "Muhammad, that spirit is an angel, not a devil" (Ibn Hesham, part 2, pages 74, 75). 
    So how can revelation with feminine part of a female

  • Getch

     Good to listen an Egyptian and radical Oromo conspiracy here in Ethiopia, We ahve lived and will live with peace and security. iranian ambition will dye before it comences. This is a premature idea, we have no diference and interest to depart and we will still live and develope together, We are one and the NILE river si to be harnessed we know all the reason behind.
    Shame

  • Getch

     Is it because Soudan, Djibouty and what else are muslims (Kenya, Eritrea South Sudan) are these also Muslims. Look this is how you comprehend.
    We clearly know who is what and we know these tiny nations are nothing in front of Ethiopia

  • Getch

     Don't change the point of discussion we have no problem with all the Christean do try to tell us if you really have knowledge on Muslim radicalism and its effect on Ethiopia.
    If you are a Muslim with a disguise of a Christean name the try another tact we are engaged to fire the bullet over radicals and your conspiracy is not gonna save any one.

  • Getch

    kkkkk
    What I learn from the Israels was that they are few in number but you know what they are doing in the Arab world.

  • Getch

     I am afraid next year you may come with a point that Tigray and Amhara are almost muslims.
    Sad to see people talking of their dreams.
    That never is gonna happen

  • 847stb

    Ethiopia has never been and will never be a Muslim country? 34% is muslim & muslims will not stop till the whole world is taken for Allah & no religion on earth exist above that of Allah. I'm getting sick & tired of the world caving in to muslim pigs. They do this crap in every country they go. My Bible says "Behold a green horse, death & hell follows him & he has power over one fourth of the earth to kill. Islam's color is green & they are one fourth of the earth's population. God said the hour is coming when those who kill you will think they offer service to God. Muslims kill christians everywhere & yell Allah akabar! Which means "God is Great" thinking they just did God a great service. Time for christians to pray to God for forgiveness and to rid this evil Islam from the nations they inhabit.

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