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Ethiopia: Court Imprisons more than 500 Muslims for Mass Church Burnings

Thursday, June 23, 2011 | Tag Cloud

by Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News International Correspondent

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (Worthy News)-- An Ethiopian court sentenced 579 Muslims from three to 18 months in prison for a week of violence against Christians that left one dead and 69 churches destroyed by fire.

Additionally, 107 Muslims were charged with terrorism-related crimes for their roles in the attacks.

According to Compass Direct, more than 4,000 Christians in and around Asendabo were displaced as a result of church attacks after Muslims falsely accused a Christian of desecrating the Qu'ran; the destruction that began at Asendabo spread to Chiltie, Gilgel Gibe, Gibe, Nada, Dimtu, Uragay, Busa and Koticha as Muslim mobs overwhelmed local police and rampaged unchecked.

With a Christain majority, Ethiopia is the second most populous country in the African continent; according to the 2007 census, Ethiopia is 63 percent Christian and and 34 percent Muslim, but in regions where Muslims make up the majority, Christians face persecution.

Read more about the Christian Persecution in Ethiopia.

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