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Fikere Mengistu’s mind was filled with fear as he trudged up and down dusty hills through deep darkness, uncertain of what persecution might be waiting for him in the village he had previously fled because of threats due to his Christian faith. Fikere used to host prayer meetings in his 95-year-old mother’s house for the community’s Christian minority for over 40 people.However, after graciously sharing his property so that local Muslims could also worship in one of his fields, those same Muslims tried to claim the property for themselves. An angry crowd occupied his land for four weeks, aiming to steal his plot. The mob even waited until nightfall when they destroyed his aging mother’s house. Read more: Photo for illustrative purposes.