October 17, 2008

"King" Nejashi - Folktale, Farce or History?

"King" Nejashi - Folktale, Farce or History?
The Ethiopian Church is currently under attack from fundamentalist groups. One of the issues they continuously talk about is the issue of "A Christian king converted to Islam", Nejashi, who is a talking point of extremists and moderate Muslims alike.
There was leniency from the Christian side to attest Islamic claims. However, recently Christians have started giving well documented replies to extremists' allegations and reclaiming Ethiopian history. One of these outstanding articles is posted here. Please go through it and forward to your friends.

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