Thousands Homeless after Radical Muslim Attack

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A string of attacks by radical Muslims on Christians have left at least one man dead and thousands homeless in western Ethiopia.

Reports indicate Islamic extremists set fire to 59 church buildings and 28 Christian homes in Asendabo.

"One Orthodox believer, whose daughter is a member of Mekane Yesus Church, has been killed," an Ethiopian church leader told Compass Direct News. "Ministers were injured, and many more believers have been displaced."

The violence spread to outlaying towns and now more than 4,000 Christians have been forced to flee for their lives.

The rampage began when Muslims accused a Christian of desecrating a Koran by ripping out the pages of the Islamic holy book.

Security forces were sent to the area, but they were overwhelmed by the enraged mob.

Reports indicate the attacks upon Christians in the African country continue.

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