Young teen girls BEATEN, IMPRISONED for distributing book on Christianity

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This is Islamic law. From a British tourist sitting in a Dubai jail for being gang-raped by a Muslim mob to gays thrown off roofs in the Middle East, to these young teen girls beaten and imprisoned for their faith in Ethiopia — sharia is the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the earth.

EthioGirl reports, “For practicing their Christian faith, four teenage girls were arrested and locked up in jail in Ethiopia earlier this month, with one of the girls even subjected to brutal beating. According to reports, the four girls—Eden, 15, Gifti and Mihiret, both 14, and Deborah, 18—were arrested for distributing a book about Christianity in Babile, around 550 km east of the capital Addis Ababa. Christians decided to distribute the book to the people in the Ethiopian town following a cross-cultural evangelism training.”

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Muslim beatings ensued.

The Christian book that triggered the girls’ arrest and beating was titled “Let’s speak the truth in love: Answers to questions by Ahmed Deedat,” the late South African Islamic scholar and former head of the Islamic Propagation Center International.

Written in Amharic, Ethiopia’s main language, the book answers questions about the Christian faith.

Muslim leaders in the area claimed that the book insulted Islam, sparking an outrage that led to mobs attacking churches and threatening Christian leaders.

The teenagers were subsequently arrested by local police. One of the girls, Eden, suffered a beating on her first night in prison.

A WWM’s source visited the girls in prison and spoke to Eden and Deborah.

Eden said their faith remains unshaken. “This [suffering] is an honour for us. We should expect persecution. We are not afraid. We are singing and praying here in prison,” she said.

Deborah added, “It is an honour to be jailed for God’s Kingdom.”

Ethiopian girls in prison for a book ‘countering attacks on Christianity’

By World Watch Monitor
Nov. 16, 2016

Harar, also known as the City of Saints, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its Islamic cultural significance.

Harar, also known as the City of Saints, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its Islamic cultural significance.World Watch MonitorThree teenage Christian girls yesterday (15 Nov.) appeared in court in Babile, some 550km east of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, charged with inciting religious violence.

The girls, whose names were given as Eden, 15, Gifti, 14, and Mihiret, 14 – together with an older girl, named Deborah – were arrested in the mainly Muslim region, following the distribution of a Christian book apparently seeking to counter widely-circulated polemics by a well-known Islamic critic.

In a brief hearing, the judge sentenced all four to one month in prison after asking the prosecutor to present evidence. World Watch Monitor (WWM) learnt that the girls will be transferred to a larger prison in a town called Gelemiso to serve the sentence among common criminals, even though three of them are below the age of 18.
The judge allowed for an appeal but it can only take place after their transfer.

The girls’ families are said to be shocked by the verdict but have not decided yet if they will appeal.

Local Muslims said the book was “an insult to Islam”, which led to an attack on a church and the arrest of the four teenagers, as reported by WWM on 19 October.
Ethiopia is a mainly Christian country, with areas of significant Muslim presence. According to World Watch List 2016, it ranks 18th of 50 countries in which it is most difficult to live as a Christian.

Previous Story (19 Oct.):

Police have re-arrested an 18-year-old Ethiopian Christian woman only hours after she was released on bail. The woman, known as Deborah, was detained with three younger teenage girls for their part in handing out a book about Christianity in Babile, a town 550km from the capital, Addis Ababa.

Local Muslims said the book was an insult to Islam, and this led to an attack on a church and the arrest of the four teenagers.

It is not yet clear why Deborah was re-arrested. A police investigation failed to bring formal charges against her and the three other girls. Their bail application was approved by a judge, and the four teenagers were released after paying Birr 3,000 (about US$135).

The prosecutor’s office is seeking advice on how to proceed with the case, sources said.

Previous story (11 Oct.):

In Ethiopia, three teenage Christian girls have been arrested following the distribution of a Christian book in the town of Babile, about 550km east of the capital, Addis Ababa. Babile is close to the historic walled city of Harar, also known as the City of Saints, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its Islamic cultural significance.

The three girls – Eden, 15, Gifti, 14, and Mihiret, 14, first appeared in court on 28 September – with an 18-year-old woman known to her friends as Deborah. Police asked for 14 days to further investigate the case, but the judge awarded six days. On 3 October, the girls appeared in court again; the judge awarded officials a further three days to take the girls to a nearby town for medical examinations to determine their exact ages (they don’t have official dates of birth, and the age at which Ethiopia deems someone should be tried in an adult court is 18).

The judge postponed the hearing to yesterday (10 October) without giving a reason; the case was then transferred to a higher court in Harar and their lawyers applied for bail.

When the girls came to court in Harar, the prosecutor reportedly asked for more time to finalise his charges, so the judge adjourned until Friday 14 October.

The case follows the distribution of a Christian book (in Ethiopia’s main Amharic language) by a local author, ‘Let’s speak the truth in love: Answers to questions by Ahmed Deedat’, that sets out to answer questions posed by the late South African Islamic scholar (and former head of the Islamic Propagation Centre International) about the Christian faith. Local Christians decided to distribute it following cross-cultural evangelism training.

Local Muslims said the book was an insult to Islam and on 19 September a group attacked the Protestant Meserete Kristos Church (MKC) in Babile, damaging its doors and windows. MKC is a member of the Mennonite World Conference.

Town officials quickly arranged a meeting between religious leaders the next day, at which leaders of both the MKC and also the Full Gospel Church (FGC) apparently apologised for the distribution of the book, from which they distanced themselves. Following the meeting, officials arrested a man called Bekele, as well as Deborah, Eden and Eden’s mother.

At a wider public meeting the same day, town officials criticised “some elements” who wanted to “incite religious clashes” and warned that they would take further measures against such “instigators”. A local Christian who challenged this – by pointing out that Islamic books are in circulation in Babile, but that no similar action is taken – has since been required to report to the police regularly. He has been pressured to apologise for his statements, which he has refused to do.

That night the FGC also suffered an attack, resulting in similar damage to that of the MKC.

Threats against church leaders continued; the next day (21 September), a group of about 20 Muslim youths reportedly visited the house of the MKC leader and warned him to leave the area or risk losing his life and property.

Officials released Eden’s mother on 21 Sep. and Bekele on 22 Sep., but arrested Gifti and Mihiret the next day.

There is concern over the wellbeing of the girls; Eden suffered a beating on her first night in prison. But according to WWM’s source, who was able to visit the girls in prison and speak to Eden and Deborah, their faith is unshaken. “This [suffering] is an honour for us. We should expect persecution. We are not afraid. We are singing and praying here in prison,” Eden said. Deborah added, “It is an honour to be jailed for God’s Kingdom”.

Ethiopia says it guarantees freedom of religion* and in the cities there is mostly peaceful co-existence between people of different faiths. However, Evangelical Christians, (including those who formerly adhered to Islam or to the Orthodox Church) face discrimination, threats and sometimes attacks.

Ethiopia is 18th of 50 countries in which it is most difficult to live as a Christian, according to the 2016 World Watch List compiled by Open Doors, which works worldwide with Christians under pressure for their faith.

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*Article 27, Freedom of Religion, Conscience and Thought:

1. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or in private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.
2. No-one shall be subject to coercion by force or any other means, which would impair his freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.
3. Parents and legal guardians shall have the right, in accordance with their belief, to give their children religious or moral instruction.
4. Freedom to manifest one’s religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health or morals or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others and to ensure the secular nature of the State.


 

  • NickRepublic

    Truth has always been an insult to the devil. Will be praying for these girls.

  • Fred

    Anyone remember USA for Africa back in the 1980s?

    Too bad the Muslim savages weren’t starved out.

  • soundclick.com/Globalfirm

    Ban the Muhammadism-conspiracy, save lives!
    & ban Arabic.

    Did you know: There’s slavery today of Africans in Saudi Arabia, Mauritania(25%,50%?of population), new north Sudan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Yemen, Oman, Algeria, Lebanon, Qatar (?), Pakistan, UAE, Niger, Libya, Nigeria, Chad, Mali, Somalia & elsewhere inspired by sadist, racist slaver tyrant, inventor of slavery of Africans, child-rapist & pederast, mass-murderer, theist psychopath, genital mutilationist, clitodirectomist Muhammad who owned Africans as slaves & said that his deity turned Africans black, so their descendants would be slaves to Arabs & Turks (Abeed means African & slave in Arabic,) (Read more about sadist, racist slaver Muhammad at WikiIslam). & IslamicState stated they want to revive African slavery in America.
    White Anti-African racists & Muhammadism Out of Africa!
    Ban the Muhammadism-conspiracy & democracy, save lives!

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    The Islamic Puppet States of North America Constitutionally guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of religion but some terms, limitations and conditions apply — especially in the mini-Shari’a state of Dearbornistan, Michigan where Christians have been regularly and systematically persecuted by the Dearbornistan P.D.

  • SRN99

    Islam is inferior to every other culture or religion. What do you expected from their founder who was a senseless pedophile, murderer and thief?

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Allow immigration of Christians or any religion that it tolerant, of everything except islam, as it is demon worship turned into an enforced national cult in many places, islam is filth, hate and crime, it is to be destroyed.

  • Mark Steiner

    Carefully examine Acts 16:20-40 (Philippian jail) to obtain a better understanding of what these girls are going through, and how gracious God is to those who repent of evil doing, and turn to saving faith in Christ. Also Hebrews 11:6.

  • harbidoll

    Funny how little girls could Suddenly get so much power in a Muslim area.LOL Causing strife . wow

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      Yes, it’s amazing isn’t it? They seem to threaten the very fabric of muslum society in Nigeria. I’m just surprised they weren’t kidnapped and sold on the vibrant muslum sex slave market.

      • John Kyndesen

        What threatens the “very fabric of muslim society” is truth. When exposed to public scrutiny the truth makes a mockery of islam and its law, sharia. Just a 1400 year old version of the Borg, the collective.

  • Robert Batchelor

    Let’s hope these girls survive their month in jail. And, once again, another reason to eradicate Islam from planet Earth.

  • joe1429

    Nuts to try to spread the word in these muzrat countries. Let them sink in their own crap.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      I used to know a Korean Christian. His pastor and one of his sons traveled to places like Iran to spread the gospel, but when they went to “moderate” Turkey, they both disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again and the all muslum Turkish authorities didn’t give a damn.

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