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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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
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.
We the mother of perfect democracy; we dont listen to any crap from usa or any body.
If usa do not stop to interfere in our internal affair then they must be ready for the consequences.
Our democracy is not bought by corporate billions dollars, it is bought by sacrifice.
Before tplf, Muslims were gun down like mad dogs every where, they couldn’t pray, they did not have even a mosque out side of diredewa. Thanks to tplf, now we have mosque in the heart of our country, every where. They can pray, they can go to meka!
Why suddenly usa wanted to work with the devils and the shabians.
Long live tplf! Death to the enemies of tplf
“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.”
Fu8ck these evil infidels sold out with oil money to the Wahabi Arabs. Do they think we don’t know who is behind this?
Thanks to China, Russia, India, Brazil, Japan, Korea and the likes, the world is having a protector and savior from the western Europeans that are affecting the world for more than 500 years.
We know that Saudi, Little Qatar and others are maneuvering a white man with oil money to work for their interest worldwide including using tactics like this in teh name of Islam.
Let go to hell these infidels sold out with oil money. There is no place to the Sunni wahabi and fanatic Islam in Ethiopia, China, Russia and elsewhere including USA. 95% Ethiopian Muslim don’t want any wahabi Islam in the country and they don’t want any foreign involvelemt including teh Arabs let alone teh infidel west.
These infidel white western people need to stop trying to affect Ethiopia using the wahabi Islam.
There is no one against Islam but they are. What are they doing in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somali, Kenya, Djibouti and elsewhere? There is no one but they have military bases and presents in the Muslim nations.
Ethiopia must wake up and work very closely with Russia as she is doing with China, Japan, Korea, India and so on. Having the Anglo-American around is nothing but importing chaos, disunity, hate, conflict, poverty, hunger, war and so on from them. They are pretending are thinking the best for us while doing their devastating approach and comment as this infidel lady is doing as her best job.
Let them go to hell. They are the one creating and inflaming the situation by being around and having involvement with the situation doesn’t belong to them. England and USA are putting this world in a great danger. There must be no trust towards them. They are working for Arabs in exchange with oil money especially the English.
.Tplf is unsecure organization so it must infiltrate what ever type of Ethiopian organization. If it couldnt do that then it has to declare the org. as terrorist.
As to USCIRF, it is a non governmental organization. Us government has nothing to do with it. And it does a good work concerning religion related abuse.
1) It opposed the killings and massacre of Christians in Pakistan, Nigeria and Egypt.
2) It opposed the killings, arrest, and irradiation of Jehovah witness and protestant followers in eritrea
3) It opposed the killings of Muslims by Hindu in Myanmar (Burma).
4) It opposed the killings and irradiation of Bahi followers in iran.
These are few works of the organization.
So tplf and fanatic religious people stop using poison for your political mischief.
The rest of us regardless which religion belong or not must organize ourselves to protect our citizen from this type of abuse either by the government or individual religious group.
I sadly read some of the comments above, eventhough we are in a century of truth where hiding a niddle is imposible; yet I didn’t find it hard to see some idiots who lack a simple common sense! Those who couldn’t learn from history thereby from their own past, once homeless and lifeless all due to disfunctional rules of law in the country, today very same group who had such a bad histry of humanity acting against another human who is seeking NOTHING but justice and equality. For Ethiopian Muslims in order to take path of radicalism in intent of restoring rules of law; TPLF have peaved the road since it came to existance. What kept the Muslim society from taking affirmative counter actions by any means ha NEVER been the TPLF use of force or fear, but let us all remember, Ethiopian Muslims are those Ethiopians who were Orthodox Christains or otherwise. This tells us, for Ethiopians regardless of which religious path they take, they still maintain that true Ethiopian culture which kept the country and the people together for uncountable historic periods. Historically speaking, King Yohaness of Tigray took major actions to eliminate Muslims from Ethiopia telling them either convert to Christianity or simply leave Ethiopia, for those of you with the same roatten mentality, Ethiopian Muslims have nowhere else to go or to call home, they are here to exist for good and they will NOT give up on their beloved country. There will be a day for all Ethiopians to learn from their mistakes of allowing dictators divide and rule them and be UNITED some day, those of you still didn’t realize that you are NOthing but a waste left over human history it’s time to seek all the help you need from the real Ethiopians who believe in our strength as a nation is in our UNITY!
to gragn ahmed
The fate of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people will be resolved by Ethiopians only not by Foreign countries forces.A mad dog like you who lick Ethiopians enemy boots day and night will die of thousand cut.
Do you know the history of Dejazmach Oumer Semeter,an Ethiopian Patriot who fought for the unity and integrity of Ethiopia.
ante Sheretam hoddam kalecha!!
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