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Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2011)–International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that in the past two days, thousands of Muslims have razed five churches and the homes of two evangelists in Asendabo, Ethiopia. Christian leaders are asking for protection after the Muslim attackers continued burning churches even after the federal police were sent to the town.

The Muslims started the attacks yesterday after falsely accusing the Christians of desecrating the Qur’an. More than ten thousand Muslims shouted “Allah Akbar” (Allah is great) as they burned down five evangelical churches. The government sent the federal police force to protect the Christians after the Muslims burned down the first three churches. The Muslims overwhelmed the police force and burned down two more churches today.

Speaking with ICC, Christian leaders expressed their fear that Muslims will start killing the Christians unless the government sends more security forces to contain the Muslim attackers.

Update: Ethiopian Muslims Kill Christian, Burn More Churches and Christian Homes in Ongoing Attacks

Washington, D.C. (March 4, 2011)–International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that today Muslims killed one Christian, burned down another eight churches, a bible school, and 17 Christian homes in stepping up their attacks against Christians in Asendabo, Ethiopia.

Please contact your Congressional Representatives at http://www.house.gov/  and ask them to put pressure on Ethiopia to protect the Christians.

Ethiopian Embassies:

USA (202) 364-1200, Canada 416 482 6637, Germany 493077206, UK 020 78383897/020 7838 3898
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Ah, the religion of peace strikes again.

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 Islam is peaceful, only when everybody is a Muslim. It never ceases to amaze me, that western intellectuals and their liberal counterparts brush this off as a fanatical minority within Islam. Anyone who reads the history of Islam, knows this has been an ongoing process, Islamization, to submit the world to Islam.

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I tried to source this, but the only confirmations were repeats from the same evangelical news sources. Frankly, I don't trust them as they have an underlying political agenda in the USA. I suspect that evangelical missionaries are welcomed by neither the native Ethiopian Orthodox Christians nor the Muslims.

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Try the Assyrian National News Agency.

As a matter of fact, there's a serious pogrom against Christians going on in the middle east. The mainstream news outlets will not say a word against the Islamists; it doesn't fit their narrative, so they don't really cover it.

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I pray that God will protect Ethiopia from the heresies of Islam and Evangelicalism. And I pray for peace everywhere. Regardless of what I think about Evangelicalism or Islam, I hate to hear about anyone being persecuted and killed because of their beliefs.


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These sorts of things happen from time to time, but they seem to be getting worse in recent years :-/.
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Elohim YHWH have mercy on Christians and deal with the demoniac Muslims in the same way as He had dealt with Elijah's enemies and Baal's false prophets. Amen.
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Elohim YHWH have mercy on Christians and deal with the demoniac Muslims in the same way as He had dealt with Elijah's enemies and Baal's false prophets. Amen.

That seems like a kind of demented prayer.
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Elohim YHWH have mercy on Christians and deal with the demoniac Muslims in the same way as He had dealt with Elijah's enemies and Baal's false prophets. Amen.


Let us pray that Our Lord has mercy on all people. It is better that we pray for their salvation, so that they would cease their persecutions both against Christians and against their own souls. They will never conquer Christ, His Cross, or His Church; but they may indeed be saved by that which they seek to persecute. As the Light of Christ blinded and purified Saul, may it purge the demons from Ethiopia and illumine the hearts and minds of heretics and pagans.

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Elohim YHWH have mercy on Christians and deal with the demoniac Muslims in the same way as He had dealt with Elijah's enemies and Baal's false prophets. Amen.

That seems like a kind of demented prayer.

I like to characterize it as Medieval Baby.
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Instead of prayers, we are having demented comments and replies to my "demented" prayer now.  ::)
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Evangelicals are up to no good over there. Keep them in Iowa.