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Ethiopian migrant killed in Saudi crackdown
The man was trying to resist arrest, authorities say, as they pursue a crackdown on illegal workers, arresting 16,000.
Source: Al Jazeera
An Ethiopian migrant has been killed by Saudi police after he tried to flee arrest during a round-up of thousands of foreigners suspected of working illegally in the kingdom.
A statement on Wednesday by Riyadh police chief Nasser el-Qahtani said security forces killed the African migrant worker in el-Manhoufa a day earlier when he and others tried to resist arrest.
The security sweep comes after seven months of warnings by Saudi Arabia's government, which has created a task force of 1,200 Labour Ministry officials who are combing shops, construction sites, restaurants and businesses in search of foreign workers employed without proper permits.
More than 16,000 people have already been rounded up, according to authorities.
Strict labour law
Police have also erected checkpoints to enforce the kingdom's strict labour rules that make it almost impossible to remain in the country without official sponsorship by an employer.
Residents said most shops have been closed since the sweep began on Monday, with many of the country's migrants avoiding the streets where they face possible arrest.
The state-backed Saudi Gazette reported on Wednesday that residents are already feeling the brunt of the everyday work the migrants provided, from ritual washings of corpses before burial to food delivery and bagging groceries.
Authorities say that since warnings were issued earlier this year, almost seven million foreigners in Saudi Arabia corrected their paperwork to accurately reflect their occupation and workplace.
The kingdom also issued more than one million final exit visas, which ban people from ever returning.
The Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported that authorities detained around 16,500 workers in the first 48 hours of the nationwide crackdown.
The newspaper quoted Saudi officials as saying that nearly half of the migrants were arrested near the southern border with Yemen.
Another 5,000 had been detained in Mecca, where some Muslims stay on illegally after pilgrimage.
Less than 1,000 were detained in the main city of Riyadh.
A resident in the poorer neighborhood of el-Manhoufa in Riyadh told the Associated Press news agency he saw police stopping people outside a mosque after prayers and arresting those who did not have the correct papers on them.
It is very sad to be immigrant.
I am hopeful in the near future, it will be over. Ethiopia will be great soon. They need us like they used to be. We helped them when they were needy. They forgot it.
Ethiopian unite against poverty and ignorance.
We have over 30 million Muslims living illegally in the Christian land of Ethiopia: we must examine their citizenship status and send them back to Saudi Arabia. There will be no peace as far as Muslims are living in great number in Ethiopia. There will be more bombing and killing in Ethiopia because of Islam.
Dear Assta Getu, above,
I felt sad to read such a shocking comment from an Ethiopian. I am christian and Ethiopian, but I’ve never seen or heard a destructive and thoughtless comment like yours being uttered by an Ethiopian. Don’t you know that Ethiopians, Christians and Muslims, have lived for centuries side by side with mutual respect? Look at the distance between the Grand Mosque and Ragu’el Orthodox Church. Please don’t comment anymore until you know what to say; and of course you can’t claim to be an Ethiopian with this rotten personality and dark mind!
I am Orthodox Christian and I just want to give you a little advice. “Education will not hurt you, please go to school or read a little more before exposing how stupid you are to the rest of the World.”
The best medicine is not to send any more maids to Saudi Arabia. Saudi’s cannot survive a day without the help of millions of migrant workers who do every kind of job in the kingdom. I say we spoiled them by sending dirt cheap labor. Does everyone know that we sent 450,000 maids the last two years alone? I am talking through Bole Airport. Even more through illegal channels.
By the way, who let the dog out?
Nazret has to put their official Chihuahua puppy on a leash. It appears the poor deacon is suffering from rabies.
Assta christian . last time i know only whites are christian not blacks lol
It is not the Muslim versus Christians that make us Ethiopians, our unity is the one .Lets not try to split the hair. What happened in Saudi, is a tragic event. our citizen has been killed by the police and it is a grave violation of international law. The Ethiopian embassy need to follow the case and bring the culprits to justice.
It is not clear why there is so much pressure on illegals. Is that because of cooling down America and Saudi relations? at the end of the day the poor are getting hurt. I know Ethiopian Embassy will not be that concerned. Ethiopia land of first Muslim Immigrants. At least Saudis should think about its measures and legalize those who did not commit crime, and also put a strict police system to prevent future crime.
The culture we have In Ethiopia is we assumed by immigrating to foreign countries, we are guaranteed for better life. Sadly it’s the other way around for most, specifically in the Arab countries.
@ taye shefo. Listen she is telling. You to go to school i Say yes shefo. U need to go to school coz ur comment is way OUT of t’he reiality .
Did u hear at one time,, on youtube used to say deport ETHIOPIAN CHHRISTIANS to their Habesha land.? Even though, I don’t support extrimism from.both sect of religions.
Nothing is wrong if Asta Getu got followers like Dimtsachin Yisema, let’s not play double standard here. It is realy sad ti hear this kind of stories about our Ethiopian brothers and sisters. But the bittom line is they are not good for Ethiopians whether u ar Dimtsachin YIZEGA MUSLIMS OR CHRISTIAN EXTRIMISTS.
I am not surprised at all that this kind of tragedy happens in Saudi Arabia. The Saudis had to be the worst human species ever crawled on this planet. If they ever had the power they would have been worse than Hitler. I hope the day will come that renewable energy will be the norm in this world, and that shit-hole they call Saudi Arabia will be irrelevant and becomes the door-mat of mankind.
I spit on you cowards!
Long live Ethiopia.
Arabs, Arabs. When the oil is up. Your next generation will emigrate to Ethiopia. Then we will f…. your wife, children and mother. Not only that, when the oil is finished America and other western will abondon you.
Taye Chefo, (visitor),
You gullibly stated the Muslims’ everyday statement whenever they see someone is exposing their hidden and evil spirits to destroy the Christian land of Ethiopia, and that statement you have repeating here is:
“Don’t you know that Ethiopians, Christians and Muslims, have lived for centuries side by side with mutual respect?”
I have heard the same statement being expressed by both Ethiopian Christians, like you, and Muslims in Ethiopia like Seattle the rattled, and those who use this deceiving statement are the people who have never read the bloody history of Islam and how Islam invaded the ancient Christian lands, subjugated millions of people to accept that demonic religion Islam, and shuttered thousands of historical buildings and converted some of these amazing buildings to Mosques or museums. One of these amazing Christian Churches was Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, now Turkey.
Your second politically correct statement is:
“Look at the distance between the Grand Mosque and Ragu’el Orthodox Church.”
If the Muslims in Ethiopia had been the majorities, the Ragu’el Orthodox Tewahido Church, the Holy Trinity Catheral Church, the Kidist Mariam Church, the Baita Mariam Church, the Lideta Mariam Church, the Kechenie Medhanialem Church, the St. Paul Church, the Emanuel Church, the St. George Church, and the many other Ethiopiain Orthodox Tewahido Churches as well as the Catholic and the Evangelical Churches would not be there today. All of them would be Mosques, or museums, even burial places for the stupid dead Muslims.
Learn your lesson from the indigenous Egyptian Christians, Palestinian Christians, Syrian Christians, Turkish Christians, Iraqi Christians, Iranian Christians, Pakistani Christians, Lebanese Christians, and many other minority Christians.
With your pusillanimous mind you may have inherited from your backward and Islamic blood, you should go hell and stop reading my comment, and no one will stop me from warning my Ethiopian Christians the danger their children will face in the near future.
Slyly, you claim: “I am Orthodox Christian and I just want to give you a little advice.”
I already know your deception ahead of time: I have learned this type of deceptions of yours from my Lord Jesus Christ, who gave me the following warning against foolish, irresponsible, immoral, bigoted, and brain dead people like you, an exploiter and a cheater, living in the Christian land of Ethiopia as a superficial Orthodox Christian.
This is what the Lord Jesus said:
“Many will come in my name, saying, `I am he!’ and they will fool many people” (Mark 13:6).
As a Muslim, you may fool yourself, your fooled parents, your fooled relatives, your fooled friends, and your fooled children, but you will never fool me, nor will you my Ethiopian Christians. You may give your demonic advice to your demon-possessed parents, not to me. Any person who stands for the enemies of Christian Ethiopia is my enemy and the enemy of my Ethiopian Christians. Muslims have always been the enemies of Ethiopia, but never their friends.
Why do the Egyptians hate us? They hate us because we are Christians. Why did the Ethiopian Muslims betray us during the Gragn Muhammad war, because of our faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God and the Savior of the world? Ethiopian Muslims do not, as I said clearly before on this website, accept Jesus Christ as a living God.
We didn’t go to Mecca to take the Arab land, but Muslims came to our country from Mecca and they are now multiplying and outnumbering us, and within a few years, we will be homeless and without a country and without a history. This shocking history will happen because of you, a cowardly, stupid, and brainless person. You are incapable of grasping modern and ancient history of mankind. Therefore, it is you who must go to school and learn the Quran and understand what it teaches its followers. I know the Muslims have brainwashed you to defend their causes while they were marching on the street of the Christian city of Ethiopia – Addis Ababa. Tomorrow, they will march for the destructions of all the Christian Churches in the Christian land of Ethiopia.
And here you are trying to advise me, and who can listen a stupid advice from a stupid person like you? No one listens to your dirty and deceptive advice. Let me tell you on your face: I hate people who defend Islam in the name of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church. Why don’t you simply say you are an Ethiopian Muslim or an Ethiopian Christina instead of hiding yourself under that ancient and glorious Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church? Don’t ever mention the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church in your filthy mouth, and you know nothing about that holy Church, the Church of the living God, Jesus Christ.
Seattle, the rattled (visitor),
I know your pedophile Muhammad hated dogs, especially the black ones, and here you are saying: “By the way, who let the dog out?” You are saying “kill the dog,” and that is what your racist prophet said; he said: “Muhammad ordered to kill the jet black ones.” He said: “They [the black dogs] might be more mischievous among them” (Abu Dawud #2839).
In reality there is no more mischievous person than a Muslim: dogs have been men’s friends throughout the ages while Muslims have been the enemies and the killers of non-Muslims. Muslims are always out there waiting for an innocent Jew or Christian or Hindu to come and dare to pass by the crowded Muslim area. He will be a good dinner for the hungry and blood-thirsty Muslims like Seattle, the rattled.
Seattle, the rattled, orders nazret.com: “Nazret has to put their official Chihuahua puppy on a leash.”
Seattle, whenever you have no clue what to say to a person who disparages your fake religion with clear evidence, you always blame nazret.com instead of defending your absurd religion. Nazret.com has given you the chance to respond to anyone who denounces your moon-god allah, and your superficial Friday prayer. I remember I posted on this website what kind of prayer you pray on Friday and on the other days. If someone from the nazret.com readers asks me to post it, I will do it with the blessings of nazret.com, and let the whole world laugh about it. Islam has been a laughing stock for over a century because Islam is not a religion, and Muslims who practice Islam are not religious people: they are politicians who in the name of political Islam are abusing western democracy, and in the name of freedom of religion, they are building millions of Mosques and producing unwanted and retarded Muslim children. The reason many Muslims children are mentally sick is that Muslim men marry their own sisters, their own cousins, and their own aunts, and Seattle is the product of such abnormal births.
1. Taye Chefo
3. Seattle, the rattled
Assta B. Gettu
It has been expected the prosecutors have a weak case: they are defending Islam and its followers.
On the other hand, the defendant has a convincing classic case: he is defending the everyday victims of Muslims – the Jews, the Christians, the Hindus and the many other non-Muslims.
The Judge is Judge Common sense.
Shortly, we will hear what the judge will say when he comes back from his brief adjournment.
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