Saturday, April 30, 2011

Muslim Militant Men Murder Minister in Ethiopia; Pregnant Wife Is Also Attacked, Left Unconscious

The Spero Forum website reports today (April 30, 2011) that on April 21 four Muslim men beat an Evangelical pastor to death and assaulted his pregnant wife in Worabe, Ethiopia -- an area that is 97 percent Muslim.

The Muslims lured Abraham Abera from Kale Hiwot Church -- his home and place of ministry -- at 9:30 p.m. They told him that his friend was sick and needed his immediate attention.

Abraham left with the men. They began to beat him with rods. The minister's wife, Birtukan, saw the men attack her husband and ran to intervene, but the Muslims beat her also.

Abraham died on the spot, and his wife -- who sustained a severe head injury -- was left unconscious in the street. She was found and taken to a hospital where she regained consciousness the next day. Fortunately, her unborn baby survived the attack.

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