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Ethiopia: Two pastors beheaded as violence against Christians flares

Persecution of Christians in Ethiopia: “Jawar Mohammed, who holds a US passport, recently returned to Ethiopia and has reportedly called for the beheading of Christians,” and now “two Ethiopian pastors have been beheaded in Sebeta.” Despite the fact that Christians make over 60% of the population, they are still subject to incidents of violence such as these beheadings, and such incidents are only increasing in frequency.

For previous ChristianPersecution.com coverage of the persecution of Christians in Ethiopia, see here.

“Two pastors beheaded as violence against Christians flares in Ethiopia,” Barnabas Fund, November 11, 2019:

Two Ethiopian pastors have been beheaded in Sebeta, near the capital Addis Ababa, in an outburst of violence against Christians at the end of October, reported a Barnabas Fund contact.

The contact said that the situation on the ground has become “quite challenging for Christians” and many churches have been burnt this year. There is also an unverified report that a group of Christians has been forced out of the majority-Muslim town of Ginir, located 303 miles south-east from the capital.

The army was called in to restore order after 67 people were killed and 213 wounded in Addis Ababa during several days of unrest.

Muslim activist and high profile media mogul, Jawar Mohammed, is thought to have provoked the unrest when he announced to his supporters that the government had removed his personal security protection. Subsequent street protests against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed erupted in violence.

Jawar Mohammed, who holds a US passport, recently returned to Ethiopia and has reportedly called for the beheading of Christians….

Photo by Francisco Anzola from United States – Central Addis Ababa, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61904259

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