Monday, November 05, 2012

Ethiopia Presents New Islamic Council

The Islamic Affairs Council presented 11 newly elected executive members in Addis Ababa, as the last round of elections ended Sunday.  The members then chose Sheikh Kiyar Mohamed Aman as their chairperson.  He addressed the rfit in the Ethiopian-Muslim community.

He says the council will do its best to deal with divisions in the Islamic community. The formation of the Islamic Affairs Council follows months of demonstrations that ended in several clashes with the police and the arrest of more than 100 protesters, including nine prominent Muslim leaders.

Those involved in the protests felt the government was trying to fix the council-election outcome and advocate a more liberal Islamic thought, known as Al-Abash. Read more from VOA »

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