In a continuing story Cowboy Papist posted earlier, we learn from Catholic Culture that Christians have their homes attacked and 69 churches burned down in Ethiopia:
“Muslim extremists have burned down 69 Protestant churches– 46 of them Pentecostal– in southwestern Ethiopia. The violence started in the town of Asendabo following reports that the Qur’an was being flushed down the toilet at one of the churches.
“Thirty homes, a school, and an orphanage have also been burned down; the number of Christians who have fled their homes has risen in recent days to 10,000, according to International Christian Concern, a human rights organization that assists victims of persecution.
“I don’t know what will be next: first they burn our churches and houses,” said Wolde Giorgis, an elementary school teacher. “Are they going to kill us now?”
“I don’t care who started the violence,” he added. “The fact is that thousands of local Muslims, my neighbors, have participated in it. That’s why I don’t see a future for me and other Christians in this town anymore.”
Why do these Muslims always seem to respond in a mob like fashion? Do they simply assume that all rumors and gossip about Christians are true, then violate the God given rights to their homes and church? This kind of news challenges Americans and Europeans to believe that Islam is a religion of faith. Doesn’t it?
- Ethiopia Charges 130 in Church Burning Incidents (afroaddis.wordpress.com)
- ETHIOPIA: Police arrest 130 Muslims over Church burnings (promoteliberty.wordpress.com)
- One Dead as Islamist Mobs in Ethiopia Destroy Church Buildings (pbaptist.wordpress.com)
- -Ethiopia: Islamic Extremists Set Fire to 59 Churches and Burn 28 Christian Homes (answersforthefaith.com)
- Islamic extremists burn churches in Ethiopia (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)