In a historic and unprecedented move, His Grace Abune Melke Tsadik of the Ethiopian Orthodix Tewahdo Church (EOTC) called on Christians to support the uprising of Muslims against the Ethiopian regime.
Abune Melke Tsadik made the announcement at a press conference held today, May 12, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
“Our Muslim brothers are being harassed and abused,” said His Grace. He continued that the Church speaks out because “Our Muslim brothers are also Ethiopians… they are facing the same fate as us (Christians)”
The Church leaders’ stance will likely be a blow to the minority regime of Meles Zenawi that has successfully divided and misruled Ethiopia for the last 21 years.
The historic stand of Ethiopian Christian leaders is a tipping point. It is bound to frustrate efforts by Prime Minister Zenawi and his supporters to disingenuously link legitimate Muslim protests to international terrorism.
Video of EOTC conference