Ethiopian Islamic Council chooses new executives

The Islamic Affairs Council presented 11 newly elected executive members in Addis Ababa, as the last round of elections ended Sunday.

Ethiopian Islamic Council chooses new executives

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Council has presented their newly elected executive members. 

The Islamic Affairs Council presented 11 newly elected executive members in Addis Ababa, as the last round of elections ended Sunday, reported Voice of America. 

The members then chose Sheikh Kiyar Mohamed Aman as their chairperson. 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.

Mohammed Rashid, technical advisor at the Islamic Affairs Council, says that since the new Islamic Affairs Council has been established, they are looking into ways of uniting the Ethiopian-Muslim community again.

 

Last Mod: 06 Kasım 2012, 12:50
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