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Ethiopia Warns of more Attacks by al-Shabaab

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

 Al-Shabaab routinely targets and threatens Ethiopia for its involvmentin Somalia, where Ethiopia has deployed it military to engage the terror group and also to contribute to the international peace-keeping effort. However, al-Shabaab has recently begun target Christian civilians in Ethiopia as part of its regional jihad. Last week, a taxi was bombed and four Christian Ethiopians killed. Now the government there warns of the likelihood of additional future attacks targeting Christian civilians.

Muslim Officials Attempt to Charge Ethiopian Evangelist with Terrorism and Treason

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Ethiopian officials have arbitrarily detained and arrested a Christian evangelist under charges of terrorism and treason in response to his Christian faith and activities. The evangelist was initially arrested in late March of this year in Dodola, a city located 180 miles south of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

Two Christians Unlawfully Arrested in Ethiopia for “Crimes Against Islam”

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Ethiopian Security Forces Break Up Terrorist Cell

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Ethiopians Hope for Future with Religious Freedom

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Is This the Start of Radical Islam’s Takeover of Ethiopia?

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

The growing tension between the Ethiopian government and Muslims could very easily, and quickly, explode.

Boko Haram Largely Responsible For Rise In African Terror Attacks

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Radical Muslim groups are waging war against Christians. This report indicates the activites of anti-Christian groups in Africa.

Muslim Persecution of Christians: May 2012

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Raymond Ibrahim writes for the Gatestone Institute that, “In Indonesia, Muslims threw bags of urine on Christians during worship; in Kashmir and Zanzibar, churches were set on fire; and in Mali, Christianity ‘faces being eradicated.’” Ibrahim’s series, titled ‘Muslim Persecution of Christians,’ is published each month to document cases of persecution – whether it be general discrimination, arrests, or murder – committed by Muslims in majority Islamic countries, Asia and the West.

Ethiopian Christians Remain Imprisoned

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

It has six months since the Saudi Arabian officials arrested 35 Ethiopian Christians for praying at a private home. The Christians have been facing mistreatment at the hands of Saudi security officials. 


Saudi Arabia Offers Conflicting Explanations as 35 Ethiopian Christians Continue to Languish in Prison

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Muslim Radicals Clash With Ethiopian Government Over Ideology

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Last week, five men, including one Kenyan national, were arraigned in Addis Ababa's federal court on charges of operating an al-Qaida cell out of a mosque in Oromia. In another incident this month, Ethiopian authorities expelled two Arab men said to have been visiting from an unnamed Middle Eastern country. The two were detained after making what police called “inflammatory statements” and distributing materials at Addis Ababa's main Anwar mosque. 

Man Imprisoned for Writing: “Jesus is Lord”: Released Two Years Later to find Muslims destroyed his land and Children Nowhere to be Found

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

This is a disturbing account of an Ethiopian man who angered a Muslim co-worker by writing “Jesus is Lord” on a piece of cloth. The co-worker accused him of desecrating the Koran. He was wrongly convicted and spent two years in prison. During that time Muslim’s destroyed his land and his children had disappeared.


Christian Arrests Contradict Saudi’s Promotion of Religious Tolerance

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Washington D.C. Protest To Demand Release Of Ethiopian Christians In Saudi Arabia

Monday, March 26th, 2012

"They (the Christian prisoners) were interrogated. During the interrogation, one of the Saudi officials called them -- I quote -- 'animals,' and he called them 'nonbelievers."

ICC, Ethiopia Community To Hold Another Demonstration Demanding Saudis Release Ethiopian Christian Prisoners

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Protest At Saudi Arabian Embassy In Washington DC To Demand Saudis To Release Ethiopian Christians

Friday, February 17th, 2012

We demand Saudi Arabia to immediately release the illegally detained Ethiopians citizens!

ICC, Ethiopian Community To Hold Demonstration Demanding Saudis Release Ethiopian Christian Prisoners

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Ethiopian Officials Fail To Protect Their Citizens Detained In Saudi Arabia

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Ethiopian Convert From Islam Dodges Dangers In Kenya

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Muslim extremists try to kill him; others threaten his life.

Muslim Persecution of Christians: The Christmas Edition

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Raymond Ibrahim reports in FrontPageMag that the “Nigerian church bombings, wherein the Islamic group Boko Haram killed over 40 people celebrating Christmas mass, is just the most obvious example of anti-Christian sentiment in December.  Elsewhere around the Muslim world, Christmas time for Christians is a time of increased threats, harassment, and fear.” Ibrahim’s series, titled ‘Muslim Persecution of Christians,’ is published each month to document cases of persecution – whether it be general discrimination, arrests, or murder – committed by Muslims in majority Islamic countries, Asia and the West.

Muslim Persecution of Christians: November 2011

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

There has been an increase in Islamic persecution of Christians around the world.  This report summarizes some of the incidents of persecution in November 2011. 

ICC Urges Ethiopia To Investigate Church Attack

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

ICC urges Ethiopian government to investigate a recent attack against a Church. Muslim students and Muslim police took part in demolishing of the church in Ethiopia.

Muslim Mob Burns Down Church Targeted By Police In Ethiopia

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

“All the government officials in the area are Muslims. The Islamic religion has become the state religion in our region.”

Ethiopian Police And Muslim Students Demolish Church

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

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

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Ethiopian Gov’t Says The Country Faces Threat Due To Intolerant Teachings of Wahhabism

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Ethiopian government expresses its concern over the growing violence due to the increasing influence of Wahhabi Islam in the country. Some Wahhabi Muslims want to introduce Sharia law in Ethiopia, where Christians are the majority.

Refugee Camps Overflow Because of Mass Exodus From Ethiopia and Somalia

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Refugee camps are overflowing in Mozambique, because refugee’s from Somalia and Ethiopia  are fleeing persecution and civil unrest.

Christian Persecution a ‘Worldwide Emergency’

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

"The number of Christians who are killed within 100 years, in the 20th century, [it] is more than the number of Christians who were killed in the centuries preceding the 20th century."

Court Imprisons More Than 500 Muslim Extremits for Mass Church Burnings

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

“We welcome the decision of Ethiopian courts. We hope that the decision sends a strong message to radical Muslims that violence against innocents will not go unpunished.”

Prison Sentences for Over 500 Ethiopian Muslims Responsible For Burning Down Churches, Christian Homes

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
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