Persecution mounting in Ethiopia

September 28th, 2010 | by addis portal |

An Ethiopian Christian is recovering from injuries he received in an attack that was inflicted because his faith.

Three men attacked a Christian with a knife in the northeastern part of the country, where 95 percent of the population is Muslim. “The reason…the attack happened is because the Christian man, his name is Mohammed Ali, he converted from Islam to Christianity,” explains Jonathan Racho, regional manager for Africa and South Asia at International Christian Concern (ICC).

According to Racho, Ali was rushed to a hospital and treated. The Ethiopian man has since been released, but Racho warns that Ali and other Christians are still in danger. Two men were arrested in connection with the case, but the ICC regional manager notes that “when they are released, they are certain to attack more Christians in the area, so there is still danger for our Christian brother.”

Racho encourages people to pray for Ali and also to remember the persecuted church. He further suggests contacting the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington to urge officials to prosecute Ali’s attackers.

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