Solidarity with Ethiopian Christians #WeAreN2015
ISIS continues to murder Christians... and the West watches in silence.
The so-called Islamic State brutally murdered approximately 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya, who they describe as "followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church." And in ISIS's barbaric style, they videotaped it and put it online to brag about their killings. Before the killings a masked fighter in black brandishes a pistol as he vows to kill Christians if they do not convert.
Abba Kaletsidk Mulugeta, an official with the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church's Patriarchate Office said: "I believe this is just another case of the IS group killing Christians in the name of Islam. Our fellow citizens have just been killed on a faith-based violence that is totally unacceptable. This is outrageous."
These atrocities are happening every day. On the same day that the video showing the murder of the Ethiopian Christians was released, Boko Haram in Nigeria adopted ISIS's goal to wipe out Christians worldwide.
At the same time this past weekend, CitizenGO hosted a conference on Christian Persecution: We Are All Nazarenes. Coptic Bishop Angaelos spoke at the conference and told listeners that the 100,000 people who signed the CitizenGO petition of solidarity with Coptic Christians was an incredible encouragement to all of his congregation. If you signed that petition, thank you!
Now we must do the same thing for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, to express our solidarity with them in this time of persecution and crisis.
The only way to get world leaders’ attention is to make a big statement, and to keep up awareness of the relentless persecution of Christians by radical Islam. We need our leaders to know our collective priorities — and stopping this genocide is near the top!
These Christians are risking everything. We must express our solidarity and maintain public awareness of this issue. Sign the petition now to send a message of solidarity to Patriarch Mathias and Archbishops Zakarias and Fanuel.
- WATCH: ISIS Beheads Ethiopian Christians in Libya (WARNING: Graphic and disturbing content. Viewer discretion advised.)
- NYT: ISIS Video Appears to Show Executions of Ethiopian Christians in Libya
- Slaughter on the beach: ISIS behead and shoot more Ethiopian Christians in sickening new propaganda video
- BBC: IS releases new 'killing' video of Ethiopian Christians
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