Ethiopian Christian Stabbed For Leaving Islam

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

DUFTI, Ethiopia (Worthy News)-- Three Muslim men attacked a Christian convert with a knife in Dufti, Ethiopia, a Christian human rights group said.

According to International Christian Concern (ICC), on September 13, the Muslim men forcefully took Muhammad Ali, a new Christian convert from Islam, to a mosque on suspicion that he had left Islam. They asked Ali to enter and pray at the mosque. When he refused, they stabbed him on the hip with a knife.

Ali was immediately taken to Dufti Referral Hospital.

The police arrested two of the suspects on September 21; one of the suspects remains at large.

A Christian leader who wants to remain anonymous told ICC, “We know that the detained assailant will soon be released. One of the imprisoned Muslims even threatened to attack me once he was released. We must suffer for the sake of the gospel. What we need from you is to pray for us.”

Dufti is a city located in Afar Regional State of Ethiopia. According to the 2007 National Census, 95.3% of the population in Afar Regional State are Muslim.

"The Ethiopian constitution guarantees freedom of religion, but sadly Christians living in Muslim-dominated parts of the country suffer persecution at the hands of radicals," said Jonathan Racho, ICC's Regional Manager for Africa.

"The only way to tackle this heinous violation of religious freedom is by bringing the perpetrators of the attacks to justice. We urge the Ethiopian officials to properly punish all individuals responsible for attacking Ali."

4 thoughts on “Ethiopian Christian Stabbed For Leaving Islam

  1. Murdering an apostate from Islamism is a crime. Honor Killings, Female Genital Mutilation, stoning women to death are also crimes. So doesn't that make Islam a Crime Syndicate? Is it not Islamic Criminal Activity when Islam deals with people so unjustly? I think it is.

  2. No, no no - islam is the religion of PEACE - EVERYONE is welcome to join the religion of peace, but if you try to leave, we will kill you....

  3. What kind of message is being conveyed here?

    For generations the Ethiopian Muslims and Christians have been living and coexisting together peacefully to the extent that we , as Ethiopians fell there is no boundary between the two religions, not to mention the occurence of several inter-religion marriages between muslims and christians. It is hard to believe that new generation 'Ethiopian' breeds are appearing to disrupt and poison this peaceful coexistence between muslims and christians which has a completely negative bearing when it comes to the countries stability.

    Few instances such as the allegedly mentioned cases of muslims burning christians homes or vise versa could not be generalized to provoke loving and interlinked people for haterade. There is nothing without exceptions in our globe, and those few individuals who did such an inhuman sin (burning christians homes) are once created cursed, and do not the entire muslims in Ethiopia. I have a strong belief that they get what they deserve, be prosecuted, hanged or what not! I don't have a peny of mecy for them. But , please let us not release such provocative or hatered oriented news to the public.

    Dr AI Hassen

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