Islamic Rulers Deploy Violence, Riots v. Christians in South Ethiopia

Rioters pictured in 2013 demonstrate that Muslim rioting is not new in Ethiopia where Ethiopia's Supreme Islamic Council boasts about 40-percent of the population as Muslim, and Islamic authorities can call on rioting as a matter of Sharia obedience. (AP photo)

Morning Star News – Christians in a southern Ethiopia town were stunned when local Muslims attacked 10 church buildings Feb. 9, destroying one and burning property from the others, according to aid agencies.

Chanting the jihadist slogan, “Allahu akbar,” [God is greater] Muslims in Halaba Kulito targeted worship buildings belonging to eight denominations, reported Scotland-based aid agency Steadfast Global, and Voice of the Martyrs, Canada. Kale Hiwot Galeto Church’s building was razed.

“The incensed crowds comprising Muslim residents from across the town made their way to the churches chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ after being given false information that a mosque in the surrounding countryside had been fire-bombed,” said a Steadfast Global representative who requested anonymity.

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