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U.S. body Accuses Ethiopia of abusing religious freedom of Muslims

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11/09/12

  01:48:45 pm, by admin, 183 words  
Categories: Politics, Religion

U.S. body Accuses Ethiopia of abusing religious freedom of Muslims

File Photo: Ethiopian Muslims protest against government interference in religious matters at Ethiopia's Anwar Grand Mosque

U.S. body Accuses Ethiopia of abusing religious freedom of Muslims

Reuters)
- A U.S. panel on religious freedom accused the Ethiopian government of trying to tighten control of its Muslim minority amid mass protests, saying it is risking greater destabilization of the Horn of Africa region.

Ethiopia, which has long been seen by the West as a bulwark against Muslim rebels in neighboring Somalia, says it fears militant Islam is taking root in the country.

However, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) accused the government of arresting peaceful Muslim protesters, noting that 29 of them had been charged last month with what the authorities said was "planning to commit terrorist acts".

Ethiopian Muslims, who make up about a third of the population in the majority Christian country, accuse the government of interfering in the highest Muslim affairs body, the Ethiopia Islamic Affairs Supreme Council (EIASC). Thousands of Muslims have staged weekly mosque sit-ins and street protests in Addis Ababa over the past year.

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Comment from: Master Mind [Visitor]  
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Master Mind

This peaceful struggle will contniue till TPLF will learn how to stay out of religious affares, if other illegal actions TPLF is taking will NOT stop, we have similar ways to counter it. This is not a Muslim only question TPLF have fired the legitimate Orthodox Chruch POP and replaced him with one that fits descriptions TPLF requires. Today Ethiopian MUslims are not alone, Christian brothers and sisters are with us everyday we take our struggle on the national streets. This will be how TPLF will come to inexistence!

11/09/12 @ 15:41
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed

This is an extremely strong message. In another article I wrote that Muslims of Ethiopia have two challenges in their quest for free equal citizens. One is the Western bias and their natural alliance with who ever wins is our ally mentality and the other issue was the cowardiness of Muslim countries in challenging those leaders that abuse Muslims in a christian country.

Now, America is getting the Message. This is a powerful body both republicans and democrats joining hands with Muslims. Italy sided with Muslims of Ethiopia in the past. Now, the Islamic countries are expected to show us whether they prefer investment over religion.

Once, these two excuses for Wayane are resolved Muslims of Ethiopia will give red soon. We had two yellow cards already and we are readying the red card which is by default the next flag.

I just say to peaceful Muslims to respect christians despite the long torture and insult you endured in 1400 years of existence. You are soon to be awarded the International peace prize one of the most powerful Muslim movement in the whole of the globe.


11/10/12 @ 00:58
Comment from: chefo [Visitor]
chefo

world and usa must knows this fanatic moslims want destablized ethiopia . this barbaric moslims want sharia low all around in ethiopia this satanic moslims want islamic government in ethiopia. Thats why we ethiopians never allow this primitiv fantic moslims destablizing our country .
In this issue I support our government go forward.

11/10/12 @ 01:21
Comment from: DillingerJ1 [Visitor]
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DillingerJ1

Gragn,you always amuse me,lets start with Abyssinian Experiance you hate so much and lets start take your blood sample DNA analysis where your blood line linage fall.You Gragn mohammed have to find your roots and when you find out don’t be a shock ur a humman being and semetic blood in you which you struggling so hard not to have based on your false anti CHRIST faith which absolutely no clue about the nature of GOD.

11/10/12 @ 01:24
Comment from: Extraterrestrial [Member]  

Islamic Radicalism have satanic inspiration and is a master of deception, they know how to play national and international politics, they use the language of religious freedom and oppression. Beneath the surface of the political Islam language the core motive is removing religious freedom to install exceedingly oppressive and outdated religious yokes not only on liberal Muslims but also on Christians and others.

One of their most common diabolically deceptive strategy is playing victim.

Well done the Ethiopian government, kill all those terrorists and free Ethiopia from this cannibalistic, oppressive and evil ideology!

11/10/12 @ 01:24
Comment from: Abdul [Visitor]
Abdul

The TPLF-led government has managed to stay in power by playing the terrorism card, and thereby assuring the political and economic support from the West. The present pro-TPLF leader of Somalia was the same person that Meles overthrew in 2006 resulting the creation of Al-Shebab, which the TPLF needs the group’s existence to maintain support from the West. Had it not been for the invasion of TPLF in 2006, Al-shebab would not have existed. In fact, all indications are that it has always been a calculated move by TPLF to keep extremism alive in Somalia in order to make the TPLF’s existence and power relevant to the WEST. Similarly, TPLF is now attempting to insure its continuity by creating relegious tension between Muslim and Christian Ethiopians and by intentionaly creating extremism, which otherwise has never existed. TPLF has continued to spread false alarm among the non-Muslim Ethiopians by claiming that Ethiopian Muslims are trying to impose Sharia law on Christians, where the truth is only the right to elect own leaders without government interference. However,the overwhelming majority of Ethiopian Christians have not fallen in the trap and rejected the false alarm. I still hope president Obama will hold the TPLF leadership accountable sooner or later.

11/10/12 @ 01:26
Comment from: DillingerJ1 [Visitor]
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DillingerJ1

Abdul/Gragn,listen bro the majority copt you hate so much hate are watching you every move u make and belive you me the cia is watching u as it called the patriot act.Watch ur ass boy.

11/10/12 @ 01:38
Comment from: Aba dulla [Visitor]
Aba dulla

Ethiopian Muslims have to becareful pushing too hard will unite Amharas, tigres, christain oromos, gurages etc against Muslims. But harai muslims are peaceful, the evil muslims come from somali and wahabi money.

11/10/12 @ 01:39
Comment from: C'est moi senait [Visitor]
C'est moi senait

The USA Obama musliems brotherhood are now streaching their dirty hand to destroy Ethiopia unity and culture. They want Ethiopia to be the next Syria. This new pentcont PM is a work of CIA and western new fagot religion like these Protestant,pent ,johova. A hoxxmo , LesXxxbian and phadoxxdohils religion that are now spreading like a wild fire and converting orthodox chritians by giving money and foods.
These are the parasites I will burn down to ground the first day we take over the power from chiggaarams weyannes.
Ethiopia will rise up again with pure and true Ethiopians

11/10/12 @ 02:09
Comment from: choo choo [Visitor]
choo choo

Iam seek to the back teeth of hearing manufactured muslim grievance, these beard buffoons don’t understand the meaning of tolerance and respect, islam is one way street give me give me gimme but never give back, they don’t deserve dignity. if you offended go stick your head in oven.

11/10/12 @ 02:20
Comment from: samnv [Member]  
samnv

@ABA DULLA
You must be high on crack or retarded,weyane is the biggest enemy for Ethiopia,weyane is trying to divide our innocent muslim brothers and sisters,only hod aders and gotegna bandas support weyane and its evil intent.

11/10/12 @ 02:27
Comment from: usfu [Visitor]
usfu

It is clear that arbitrary detention is there but I am not sure about lack of religion freedom. I don’t buy when Muslim and Christian accuse each other and lead to retribution. Everyone has a right to follow or no at all any religion, period and get over it.

11/10/12 @ 02:28
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

TPLF Thugs ,time to shut your poisonous mouth .Your evil government and his criminal milicias are the only accountable for these crisis .TPLF bandits and Tigre Mafiosis are the only trouble makers by masterminding and inciting ethno religious violences .
To preserve their Mafia System of Cannibalisation destroying the unity and Sovereignty of the nation .Times and ways get rid from them and their kersam bandas .

11/10/12 @ 02:44
Comment from: dagmawi [Visitor]
dagmawi

America or united nation have nothing to do in ethiopia. they are stans who bomb lybia, sudan and syria now and yugoslavia/serbia 12 years back. they bomb every country if they get something direkt or indirect. in case libya direct and in case of Serbia indirect. The Saudis gave the money. so we schould look what this sudis make. the first thing is done no junedin, the second is started no salafist, the third remains to unite the muslims under the ethiopian umbrella. Muslim who want ethiopia cann live in ethiopia who do not can leave ethiopia. the same is to the chrstians in ethiopia whether thei are Pente, catholik or orthodox.
sorry and thanks brothers

11/10/12 @ 03:19
Comment from: usfu [Visitor]
usfu

Dear Dagmawi,
As for as I know, Junedin is one of citizen and an educated person. He has right to lead the country or led by others as any humankind. There is no need to prejudice against individual, period.

11/10/12 @ 03:30

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