Ethiopia: Islamic extremists set fire to 59 churches and at least 28 homes

One American pastor burns a book and it becomes a huge controversy … Islamists set fire to 59 churches, 28 homes, and the American media says nothing? So imams get a pass to stir up any kind of violence they want with impunity?

“Islamic extremists set fire to 59 churches and at least 28 homes in western Ethiopia over the last week, one Christian was killed and several others injured, Christian leaders said.

More than 4,000 Christians have been displaced in and around Asendabo, Jimma Zone as a result of attacks that began on March 2 after Muslims accused a Christian of desecrating the Quran by tearing up a copy, sources said.

After the destruction began at Asendabo, it spread to Chiltie, Gilgel Gibe, Gibe, Nada, Dimtu, Uragay, Busa and Koticha, as Muslim mobs in the thousands rampaged throughout the area, sources said.

“Police at the site are not taking any action – they just watch what is happening,” said another source. “It is difficult to estimate the attack in terms of deaths, since we have no access to any location.” The extremists also destroyed an Ethiopian Kale Hiwot Church (EKHC) Bible school building and two church office buildings, the source said … The overall estimated cost, may be worth over 60 million birr [US$3.55 million].”



This entry was posted in The Quiet War. Bookmark the permalink.