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Harar Ethiopia named best destination for coffee lovers
Hidden far from the tourist and pilgrim paths that wind through Ethiopia, Harar is a densely packed holy city that has retained its character and unbridled passion for all things coffee despite centuries of struggle and conquest. Archeologist claim the city was founded in the 10th century – legends say it existed far earlier – as a hub for Islamic traders and rapidly grew in importance. By the time European explorers were being turned away by the Sultan of Adal in the mid-1850s, the place was an independent city state hopped up on its own power and a lot of caffein. The city fell to the Egyptians and was eventually incorporated into Ethiopia, but coffee bushes still thrive in almost every yard.
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There is no holiness or purity or righteousness in Islam; therefore, one cannot say Harar is the holy city of the Ethiopian Muslim communities; however, the significance of Harar has been the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, St. Kulbi Gabriel Church, which is one of the largest pilgrimage places in Christian Ethiopia. Thousands of Ethiopian Christians visit this holy Church every December 19 in the Ethiopian calendar (December 28 European ca.). Of course, there are many useless and abandoned Mosques that have been occupying the Christian lands. These deserted Aderie Muslim Mosques can easily be the hiding places for Jihadist Muslims. Hence, they must be converted to Churches or libraries. I don’t want to see them standing near to the St. Gabriel Church.
In fact, the hyena has more attraction to the visitors of Harar than the Muslim Mosques; for this reason, I don’t see the importance of Mosques in the old city of Harar. Good and tasting coffee is not just in Harar; it is all over the Ethiopian southern regions, especially in Kaffa; hence, the uniqueness of Harar is the presence of St. Kulbi Gabriel Church.
It’s so disappointing and shameful to see the ugly heads of narrow people like you sticking out here and there and vomiting their nasty hateful tirade against one of the two greatest religions in Ethiopia and the world. When will you grow up and bring some sensibility and sanity to your already rotten and ugly mind. This is the kind of childish rant and immature behaviour that has kept Ethiopia in the realms of backwardness and incivility. We are in the 21 Century where the unstoppable move is towards tolerance and understanding.
The honorable Asta B Getu,
Welcome back from wherever you have been. I agree completely with your statement.
As a fellow Ethiopian and Christian, I believe that we don’t possess the authority to condemn an entire religion as not being holy, righteous or pure. In the name of religion even our Christian forefathers have regretfully preformed savage acts on non-believers. Even present day Central African Republic Christians have demonstrated barbaric acts against non-muslims. If we truly are Christians, we follow what Jesus taught us and that is to love every one regardless of religious or ethnic differences.
Assta B. Gettu,
Now that is what I call true Ethiopian, One religion, one tribe, one family, why not one person, right? Even Jesus said that in the bible on the book he wants you to write and add right after the book of revelation. I bet you also don’t like the Catholics, the protestants and the Jews. Please let us know which Gedam you belong to so that we can call you Behatawi and follow you.
I am Christian from the most conservative Christian Gojjam. The above comment from Asta G Getu does not look like from an Ethiopian. We must be careful that there are some people who pretend to be Ethiopians and comment to create conflict between Ethiopians. I respect Islam even though some Islamists have turned to be terrorists. Ethiopian Islams are Ethiopians. Nothing else.
the dishonorable Asta,
you can keep your ugly hateful comment to yourself. You know nothing furthermore you are nothing.
@Asta B Getu,
Why are you on such extremity? Why do you use negative words? Why do you forward destructive ideas? What knowledge do you have concerning the religions you mentioned? I don’t know why you wanted to ignite hate racy among people. Why do you want to agitate hostility between our people of different religion and ethnicity? First of all do you exactly know what “holiness” and “righteousness” means in the bible? I recommend you to refer to Romans 3: 22-23 which says: “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe, for there is no difference: for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. Ok, did the bible mentioned anything of disrespecting anybody’s religion or believe, in here. If you wanted to preach the gospel, please learn to be humble, respectful and honest. I think you do not have enough understanding of the differences and similarity between ‘holiness’ and ‘righteousness’. Do not confuse the righteousness of God that is upon us through faith in Christ, and the fruits of righteousness that God wants us to bear as we grow in Him. Again, I would like you to thoroughly study what the bible says about ‘holiness’ in 2 Corinthians 7:1 which says: “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God”. However, on the particularly “holy place“, you mentioned: “Kulubi” Everybody knows what is going on December 23…… we all know that. I do not want to go to the details of the immoral and sinful practices yearly happening there. Finally, I would like to recommend you to read what the bible says about “adultery” In First Corinthians 6:9-10, the apostle Paul lists some sins that, if continued in without confession and repentance, will prevent the practitioner from entering God’s kingdom, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God”. Please, never disrespectfully approach anybody’s religion. Do not tend to figure out how bad others smell, first look at yourself. Mejemerya beante ayin wist yalewin misoso temelket, yelelawin gudif kemitay yilik. Thank you!
I agree with every word of Assta. “There is no holiness and rightenouess in Islam” That’s a religion teach to murder innocent human being and they will reward in heaven with seven virgin girl to fuck.
I love Harar because of it’s unique diversity and beauty.
These idiots who are writing as Christians and insult the honourable Assta are non other than followers of “The religion of Peace". Everything the honourable friend wrote is nothing but the truth. Islam is a religion of hate, killings and backwardness. Look what they did to Central African Republic, they started crimes against the majority Christians by declaring Sharia and when they are attacked back they flee and cry foul to the wide world. Just as they did in the former Yugoslavia. They have done that often every time and everywhere, it is their evil trick.
God Bless You Assta, Ethiopia needs honest people like you.
Would you mind telling us what do you agree with the attack dog of Nazret. The despicable homeless and jobless coward debtetra?
He is out of leash barking again. they must let him out too early from some mental institution.
We really like to hear from folks who act sane one day and they are out cheering for Sociopaths the next day.
Gud new “honorable” tebale!
The last time I checked the Kulubi church built by Haile Selassie in1962 on top of the old church built by his father is not in the Islamic city of Harar, it is in the Oromia region. But again Geography is the forte of cave dwelling clueless Depteras!
Your comment is despecaple! You seem to me you come fromTPLF or Shabiya’s narrow minded point view to divert Ethiopian most important poltical issue are currently facing now .
You always try to confuse people like the confusing Islam: there is no such thing as a Muslim city in the Christian land of Ethiopia. There may be a Muslim village, a Muslim town, a Muslim Mosque, a Muslim burial ground, and a Muslim store. That is it! The reason you are calling Harar a Muslim city is simply you are planning to establish a Muslim sovereign power in that old Aderie Muslim town to declare yourself as the independent Sultan of the Harar province. And from there you are going to fight the Oromos as you did before and colonize Oromia and may be the entire Christian land of Ethiopia, and that was what your hero Gragn Ahmed tried to do but failed.
You have never been free of betraying Christian Ethiopia to a Muslim power whenever you get the chance and some Jihadist followers. We are aware of your propensity to destroy our Christian country, and we are watching you very closely.
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