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Ethiopian Muslims Arrested, Beaten During Eid al-Fitr Protests

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08/09/13

  06:20:17 am, by admin, 150 words  
Categories: Ethiopia

Ethiopian Muslims Arrested, Beaten During Eid al-Fitr Protests

thiopian Muslims protesting early this year during the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. One of the t-shirts reads, “Stop Abhashism in Ethiopia.” Photo source: the Awolia School Support Page Facebook Page

Ethiopian Muslims Arrested, Beaten During Eid al-Fitr Protests

An aggressive crackdown on protests against the country's mistreatment of Muslims ended in hundreds, including women and children, reportedly beaten, tear gassed and arrested by police on Thursday 8 August, 2013, the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Ethiopian Muslims have been protesting online and offline for over a year and a half against alleged government's interference in their religious affairs.

One of the issues they are opposed to is the election of the Islamic Council that took place in October 2012, which they argue the government influenced the process in favor of government-friendly members. They also accuse the government of trying to promote a more liberal form of Islam known as al-Abhash.

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Comment from: lil [Visitor]
lil

They the government opened the biggest flood gate.

08/09/13 @ 06:57
Comment from: jojo [Visitor]
jojo

No, they did not we do nt want mercyless murderes in Ethiopia in the name of religion we are with ethiopian government.

08/09/13 @ 07:19
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

It is time for the govt to take decisive actions included all options on the table, to protect the people of Ethiopia.
This is all about the sovereignty of our country Ethiopia.
We all know our enemies have declared a proxy war to destabilize our nation. And they’re aggressively waging war through their paid news media and the so called opposition group organizing such protests.
So far our govt has shown patience, which is since passive stand and seen by our enemies as weakness.
The people of Ethiopia Muslims or Christians are behind our govt and the law enforcement officials.
So far, everything is under control. And we will show the whole world how fighting extremism and terrorism Ethiopian way is how it is done!

08/09/13 @ 08:34
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Violent action is the only way that
the Northern Bandits are used .By the way ,not a single word from Little Tyrant HMD enclosed in his Menelike Palace Cage .Hey TPLF Thugs and Kersam Bandas ,what about the guy shown on ETV and Agazi’s Ass
Holes Medias ,carrying a torn flag .
The reason why that your bandit masters refuse to make him arrest .Afterall even the leades of the movement did ask that this guy’s been put into custudy .Simply this guy is one of their own recruited spy and worse the own son
of an Agazi lady occupying a key post in a local Administration of the city .

08/09/13 @ 08:40
Comment from: Maritu Kebede [Visitor]
Maritu Kebede

Why did they tore our FLAG, OUR IDENTITY. They are trying damage control. Unfortunately it has been revealed what their main aim is.But the God of Ethiopia will fight for the land and its people, as always.

08/09/13 @ 09:19
Comment from: Tariku [Visitor]
Tariku

Do they know putting any text on the national team Jersey and using it for other purpose is illegal. Why don’t they do on their own formatted t-shirt.
This is interference at its best.

08/09/13 @ 10:04
Comment from: C\'est moi senait [Visitor]
C\'est moi senait

You give your finger they want to take your hand. Violence is not a solution but to work with moderate true Ethiopian Muslim can bring peace to majority Ethiopia muslims. We have seen some extremist muslims even in streets of London, we have seen how stone aged immams With Arabs extremist mission to create war against Ethiopia with their primitive ignorant thoughts. These we should deal with bullet in their head. That is what they understand.

08/09/13 @ 10:13
Comment from: Secular [Visitor]
Secular

The T-shirts of these terrorists read “Stop Habashism".
Why do they say this? Because these terrorists want to control all muslims in the world.
Ethiopia is the political capital of Africa and the seat of many diplomats and International organizations. This means it must satisfy the needs of all; not only the needs of its citizens,like Newyork and others. Therefore, it must allow to all denominations of Christiaity, Islam, Judaism and etc to build there worship places.

Denominations of Islam are as follows:
Ahmadiyya
AlHabash
Liberal
Scientific Islam
Shi’a
Sufism
Sunni

Freedom of Religion will prevail in Ethiopia!
Terrorist/Fanatic muslims are Cancers of any society, remove them!

08/09/13 @ 10:29
Comment from: bichinchiru [Member]  
bichinchiru

The government of Ethiopia is too soft handling the demonstration of Islamic Extremities in the country.They should have shut down all Mosques connected to terror and should have let those Islamic extremities wash their wieners at their houses.Any Mosque advocating jihad should be closed.Don’t just shut them down,tear them sown.

08/09/13 @ 11:47
Comment from: yererber [Member]  
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yererber

This governement is a “democrsticaly” elected having over 90% parlament seats.Acording recent bbc report ethiopian muslim population is 33-40%(dood start for bbc).The muslim popultion peace full protest have been beaten by violent beating and killkng.
this government have been negceating with armed groups whay not with peace full ethiopian muslims?The represion will not take you no where come to reality fiker yebeltal dont distablaze our beautyfull country!

08/09/13 @ 13:38
Comment from: zarago [Visitor]
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zarago

Ethiopia has been always under (Muslim ) countries threat in the past and in the present( you can refer Ethiopian history. since 1991 EPRDF offer Ethiopian Muslims UNLIMITED FREEDOM…..To attract the attention of RICH ARAB countries….by allowing the proliferation of ISLAMIC NGOS. Without far sighted calculation of future consequences. Still the EPRDF leaders are offering vergin forest land under the baptism of investment to nationals of Muslim countries with the ambition of collecting DOLLAR TAX.This is the results of EPRDF worong POLICY…….

08/09/13 @ 13:50
Comment from: yererber [Member]  
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yererber

This governement is a “democrasticaly” elected having over 90% parlament seats.Acording recent bbc report ethiopian muslim population is 33-40%(dood start for bbc).The muslim popultion peace full acefull protests have been beaten by violent beating and killkngs,
this government have been negociatig
with armed groups whay not with peace full ethiopian muslims?The represion will not take you no where come to reality fiker yebeltal dont distablaze our beautyfull country!

08/09/13 @ 13:55
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

They say the average persons vocabulary consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words.
Meanwhile the vocabulary of TEDDY the loony asshole shabian, consists of only 12 to 15 words as follows,…
Adgi, agazi, mafiozi, bandits, thugs, thugy bros, whoreship, brotherwood, lol!!!, tyrant, sists and bros.
That’s all folks. And they call him the spokes person of the diaspora losers. Isn’t that great?

08/09/13 @ 14:38
Comment from: ilula Lemma [Visitor]
ilula Lemma

Islam has different form. It is ridiculous to dictate what type of Islam should be in Ethiopia. Why we need to have a single Saudi type Islam. The choice should be open for the believer. As we have protestant, orthodox , Catholic in Christianity. It is all about democracy and freedom of expression.

08/09/13 @ 15:03
Comment from: Ex muslim [Visitor]
Ex muslim

All these muslim terrorists are new comers to Addis. If they continue their weekly jihad in Addis, Ethiopian Christians should BOYCOTE all muslim businesses. When I go to Addis I will never buy anything from them. We will see who shall lose in the end.

Those in the pic above are all terros hiding in South Africa and we should tell the South African authorities about them. These muslims have declared war and those who don’t see it must all be blind.

08/09/13 @ 15:13

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