In “Muslim Jihad in Christian Ethiopia: Lessons for the West” in FrontPage, March 28 (via RaymondIbrahim.com), our old friend and colleague Raymond Ibrahim brings to light some salient details about the recent jihad violence in Ethiopia that were ignored (of course) in the mainstream media:
Not only does last week’s jihadist rampage against Ethiopia’s indigenous Christians highlight the travails Christians encounter wherever Islam has a sizable population, but it offers several insights, including some which should concern faraway, secular nations with Muslim minorities. According to Fox News:
Thousands of Christians have been forced to flee their homes in Western Ethiopia after Muslim extremists set fire to roughly 50 churches and dozens of Christian homes. At least one Christian has been killed, many more have been injured and anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 have been displaced in the attacks that began March 2 after a Christian in the community of Asendabo was accused of desecrating the Koran.
For starters, this “medieval” attack is a reminder that countless churches have been destroyed or desecrated by jihadist terror since Islam rose to power in the Medieval era, evincing centuries of continuity. While the media may mention the more “spectacular” attacks on churches””in Iraq, in Egypt“”most attacks go either unreported or underreported. (Some Muslim nations, such as U.S. “friend-and-ally” Saudi Arabia, nip it in the bud by outlawing churches in the first place.)…