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The growing tension between the Ethiopian government and Muslims could very easily, and quickly, explode.
Radical Muslim groups are waging war against Christians. This report indicates the activites of anti-Christian groups in Africa.
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.
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 PrisonThursday, June 7th, 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 FoundSaturday, 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.
"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 PrisonersMonday, March 19th, 2012
We demand Saudi Arabia to immediately release the illegally detained Ethiopians citizens!
ICC, Ethiopian Community To Hold Demonstration Demanding Saudis Release Ethiopian Christian PrisonersThursday, February 16th, 2012
Muslim extremists try to kill him; others threaten his life.
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.
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 Ethiopian government to investigate a recent attack against a Church. Muslim students and Muslim police took part in demolishing of the church in Ethiopia.
“All the government officials in the area are Muslims. The Islamic religion has become the state religion in our region.”
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 are overflowing in Mozambique, because refugee’s from Somalia and Ethiopia are fleeing persecution and civil unrest.
"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."
“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 HomesTuesday, June 21st, 2011
"Most of the local officials in the area are Muslims, and we are afraid that they may not bring any charges against the attackers."
Two thatched-grass structures belonged to evangelist who received threats.
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