Hm… Are they sure about this? Was it really only 277 and not 1.6 billion?
277 ‘Satanists arrested’ in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested 277 Satanists during a ritual party in a hotel in the conservative Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper reported on Thursday.
Members of the feared Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice raided the hotel in Riyadh and rounded up the participants in the rituals, mostly Saudi men, Sharq Arabic language daily said.
It said the night raid was ordered by Riyadh’s deputy prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz but gave no other details.
A fresco from the Debre Birhan Selassie Church in Ethiopia depicts Islam’s prophet Mohammed being lead astray by the devil.
Debre Birhan Selassie Church, one of the more famous churches in Gondar, Ethiopia. Debre Birhan Selassie loosely translates to Mountain of Light Holy Trinity Church. The Church was founded by Emperor Zara Yaqob on 7 March 1456.
While little more than a large village, Debre Berhan is mentioned a few times in the 16th century, the first time as a mustering center by Emperor Lebna Dengel against the invading armies of Ahmad Gragn. After he had defeated Lebna Dengel at the Battle of Amba Sel, Ahmad mustered his troops twice in Debre Berhan before leading them on campaigns deeper into Ethiopian territory. At the second mustering in 1535, he proclaimed before his followers, “Thanks be to God, Abyssinia is conquered. Only Tigray, Begemder and Gojjam are left… Shall we march against them, or shall we stay on in this region for a year until we have settled it down?” then led them into the Ethiopian highlands.