- Created on 29 March 2007
Mar. 29, 2007 (CWNews.com) - The Washington-DC based human rights group International Christian Concern (ICC) reports that Ethiopian Christian evangelist named Tedase was beaten to death by militant Muslims on Monday, March 26th, as he and two young women preached on the streets in the town of Jimma.
This marks the second time in six months that Christians residing in southeast Ethiopia have been attacked and killed by extremist (Wahabbi) Muslims. ?
The attack came as Tedase and his companions were preaching on a street near a Wahhabi Islamic mosque. As the Christians passed by, a group of Muslims rushed from the mosque, catched Tedase and pulling him inside, where he was beaten to death.
The killing of the Protestant evangelist took place in an area where public authorities are almost exclusively Muslim, and have shown little sensitivity to the concerns of the Christian minority. Just six months ago, in September 2006, a mob of Islamic zealots burned down Christian churches and homes, leaving about 2,000 people homeless in the same region.