Muslims in Ethiopia have torched 69 Christian churches, a Bible school and an orphanage –in less than one month. Not content with this alone, at least two Christians have been murdered simply because they were Christian. As the “machete-wielding” Muslims warned that more killings would be coming, thousands of Christians have fled in fear. Ethiopian Christians, who have been dominant in their country since the 4th century, are in a state of crisis due to the “religious hatred and violence” of their Muslim neighbors.
Here in America, there is silence from the White House, the Left and the Muslim community about this horrific story out of Ethiopia. Silence is consent.
We knew that they were peddling this ideology of intolerance, but it was not possible for us to stop them administratively because they are within their rights,” [Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles] said. “If we can find some association between what they are doing by way of preaching and what happened by way of violence, then of course we can take them to court.
From that comment by the Prime Minister, it’s fairly clear that Ethiopia might well have been served by radicalization hearings but the government considered that the Muslim community is within their rights to be free of such an inquiry. Christians are now paying the price for that failure as an inferno of burning churches has been blazing since March 2.
The White House is silent.
The last message from the State Department in regard to Ethiopia was a January 31 press briefing that was supposed to address the situation in Ethiopia, but in reality, did not actually mention Ethiopia. As Christian Ethiopians flee amid shouts of ‘Allah Akbar’, President Obama and Islamapologists in the leftist media are fleeing from their responsibility to speak out. They have also failed to speak out for the Christians of Egypt and Iraq while continually preaching the virtues of Islam.
What did the Christians of Ethiopia do to provoke their Muslim neighbors? One account is that a copy of the Qur’an was found in a toilet. Another account claims that the cause is “Christian evangelism in Muslim areas.” Whatever the case, no one is even bothering to claim that any Christian raised a hand in violence toward any Muslim in Ethiopia. Here we have a lesson in both Islamism and the values of the Left: freedom of conscience is the enemy and violence is okay. Provided that the “right people” are doing it.
Remember…Stalin was a leftist.
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