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Ethiopian Christians ‘bribed’ to convert to Islam – November 20th 2018

World Watch Monitor, November 19, 2018

Young Ethiopian Christians are bribed with jobs and education prospects if they convert to Islam, according to the UK-based charity Aid to the Church in Need.

Unemployment is very high rate in Ethiopia, so such offers attract young people.

In one diocese, Muslims own the marble and gold mines and only give jobs to Muslims.

With money from Saudi Arabia, new mosques are being built in areas where permission to build new churches is difficult to obtain.

There are fears that Ethiopia – with a tradition of Muslims and Christians living together peacefully – is heading in the direction of Egypt and other countries that have seen an increase in the influence of foreign Islamic hard-liners.