Skip to comments.Thousands of Christians Displaced in Ethiopia After Muslim Extremists Torch Churches, Homes
Posted on 03/24/2011 5:12:18 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Thousands of Christians have been forced to flee their homes in Western Ethiopia after Muslim extremists set fire to roughly 50 churches and dozens of Christian homes.
At least one Christian has been killed, many more have been injured and anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 have been displaced in the attacks that began March 2 after a Christian in the community of Asendabo was accused of desecrating the Koran.
The violence escalated to the point that federal police forces sent to the area two weeks ago were initially overwhelmed by the mobs. Government spokesman Shimelis Kemal told Voice of America police reinforcements had since restored order and 130 suspects had been arrested and charged with instigating religious hatred and violence.
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said the Islamist group Kawarja is believed to have incited the violence.
"We believe there are elements of the Kawarja sect and other extremists who have been preaching religious intolerance in the area, he said at a Saturday press conference. In previous times, we have cracked down on Kawarja because they were involved in violence. Since then they have changed their tactics and they have been able to camouflage their activities through legal channels."
The string of attacks comes on the heels of several reports of growing anti-Christian tension and violence around the country where Muslims make up roughly one-third of the total population but more than 90 percent of the population in certain areas, 2007 Census data shows.
One of those areas is Besheno where, on November 9, all the Christians in the city woke up to find notes on their doors warning them to convert to Islam, leave the city or face death, a Christian from Besheno told FoxNews.com on condition of anonymity.
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Christians, it’s time to torch back.
Maybe we could convince our president to give deserving people air cover, but then again, we’d need a president.
Time for some special forces teams to give Christians training there about self defense...and maybe a little hardware to carry it out.
But that would have to wait until we have a President that doesn’t side with the enemy.
It would be a good idea if their fellow Christians in safer lands were to help these unfortunate people.
This sort of hate and mistreatment is coming soon to Coptic Christians in Egypt. Then most of Europe and later in the Islamic States of America.
Thank you for the post. The youth Sunday School class I lead starts each Sunday with an article about Christian persecution. Looks like you’ve given me this week’s reading! And our first prayer request on Sunday.
Just where is nobama, the great leader, and his famed and effective Kinetic Military Action???
Oh, I forgot...these are “only” Christians being attacked and murdered by his moozlum brothers.