Donna Danna (12 March 2011)
"50 Christian churches burned by rampaging Muslims in Ethiopia"

(Please pray for our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters in Ethiopia.)

50 Christian churches burned by rampaging Muslims

More than 50 churches, nearly 30 houses, a school and an orphanage along with other Christian-owned buildings have been destroyed by rampaging Muslims in Ethiopia's Jamma region, according to reports from the Christian news service Compass Direct and others.

"The Muslims desecrated a Quran and put it in a church compound and then accused Christians of desecrating a Quran, then started attacking," Racho said. "Since this happened, since it happened in a part of Ethiopia where Muslims have the majority, the police failed to protect the Christians.

"So the Muslim mobs were able to carry out attacks in many cities," he said.

"This is unprecedented in Ethiopia because Ethiopia is considered to be a Christian majority country. There have been attacks against Christians in the past but it's unprecedented because of the number of churches," Racho explained.