'Ethiopia airs jihadi film amid sensitive Muslim protest trial.' Quoted: Jon Abbink in The Christian Science Monitor

The strategic Horm of Africa country is one-third Muslim and two-thirds Christian; why is its state-TV ginning up religious tension?

Ethiopia, a US ally in the battle against Al Qaeda-affiliated militants in Somalia, added to mounting worries about religious discord in the diverse east African state by screening a provocative documentary on Islamic extremism.

Ethiopian Muslims are furious about the film, which they say dishonestly blurs the distinction between legitimate political protest and violence by using lurid images of foreign terrorists that have nothing to do with them.

Quoted: Jon Abbink. Read the article here.


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14 February 2013