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The Moral Equivalent of an Anti-Apartheid Movement in Ethiopia?
By Alemayehu G. Mariam
Ethiopian Muslims engaged in the moral equivalent of an anti-Apartheid movement?
In her recent commentary in the New York Times Book Review, “Obama: Failing the African Spring?”, Dr. Helen Epstein questioned the Obama Administration for turning a blind eye to human rights violations in Africa, and particularly the persecution of Muslims in Ethiopia. She argued that “After more than four years in office… Obama has done little to advance the idealistic goals of his Ghana speech.” In fact, she finds the Administration playing peekaboo with Paul Kagame, the Rwandan dictator and puppet master of M23 (the rebel group led by Bosco Ntganda under indictment by the International Criminal Court) which has been wreaking havoc in Goma, (city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Youweri Museveni, the overlord of the corruptocracy in Uganda. Dr. Epstein is perplexed by President Obama’s lofty rhetoric and his paralysis when it comes to walking the talk in Ethiopia:
Perhaps most worrying of all is the unwillingness of Obama and other Western leaders to say or do anything to support the hundreds of thousands of Muslim Ethiopians who have been demonstrating peacefully against government interference in their religious affairs for more than a year. (The Ethiopian government claims the country has a Christian majority, but Muslims may account for up to one half of the population.) You’d think a nonviolent Islamic movement would be just the kind of thing the Obama administration would want to showcase to the world. It has no hint of terrorist influence, and its leaders are calling for a secular government under the slogan ‘We have a cause worth dying for, but not worth killing for.’ Indeed, the Ethiopian protesters may be leading Africa’s most promising and important nonviolent human rights campaign since the anti-apartheid struggle.
Is Dr. Epstein correct in her profound observation that the Ethiopian Muslim “protesters may be leading Africa’s most promising and important nonviolent human rights campaign since the anti-apartheid struggle.” Are the Muslim protests that have been going on for nearly two years the moral equivalent of an anti-Apartheid movement in Ethiopia? Is Obama failing an Ethiopian Spring?
The importance of religious freedom to Americans and in U.S. foreign policy
Religious freedom is arguably the most important cornerstone of all American liberties. Promoting religious freedom worldwide is so important that the U.S. Congress passed the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA)affirming religious freedom enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and in various international instruments, including Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Obama Administration’s record on international religious freedom in general has been deplorable. In 2010, Leonard Leo, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Commission openly complained that the Administration is ignoring religious persecution throughout the world to the potential detriment of U.S. national security. “We're completely neglecting religious freedom in countries that tend to be Petri dishes for extremism. This invariably leads to trouble for us… Regrettably, this point seems to shrink year after year for the White House and State Department.”
The Obama Administration’s disregard for religious freedom and tolerance of religious intolerance and persecution throughout the world is incomprehensible given the centrality of religious freedom and separation of religion and government in the scheme of American liberties. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the foundation of all American liberties, first and foremost prohibits government involvement in religion in sweeping and uncompromising language: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” The “establishment” clause guarantees government neutrality by preventing government establishment of religious institutions or support for religion in general. The “free exercise” clause protects against religious persecution by government.
In the 1796 “Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary”, the U.S. formally affirmed to the world the sanctity of religious freedom in America without regard to doctrine or denomination: “As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, -- as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen, -- and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.” (Art. 11.)
Many of the American Founding Fathers including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin were deeply suspicious of government involvement in religion, which they believed corrupted religion itself. George Washington championed separation of religion and state when he wrote, “I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” Thomas Jefferson believed religion was a personal matter which invited no government involvement and argued for the “building a wall of separation between Church & State”. Jefferson wrote, “Among the most inestimable of our blessings is that … of liberty to worship our Creator… a liberty deemed in other countries incompatible with good government and yet proved by our experience to be its best support.” James Madison, the “father of the U.S. Constitution” was a staunch defender of religious diversity: “Freedom arises from the multiplicity of sects, which pervades America and which is the best and only security for religious liberty in any society.” President John Adams minced no words when he wrote, “Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion.”
President Barack Obama himself made it crystal clear that he personally disapproves of government’s involvement in religion or government imposition of religious orthodoxy on citizens. “I am suspicious of using government to impose anybody's religious beliefs -including my own- on nonbelievers.” In his first inauguration speech, President Obama declared, “Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake.”
The right of freedom of religion is the quintessential “rights of man” and an “ideal that still lights the world”. Yet, neither President Obama personally nor his Administration collectively have made any statements or taken any action concerning religious persecution in Ethiopia. It seems President Obama has given up the “ideal” of religious freedom for “expedience’s sake”. Such facile expedience is difficult to comprehend because President Obama was a constitutional lawyer before he became president.
It seems the President Obama now prefers a foreign policy based not on principle and the ideals of the Constitution but rather one based on expediency. It is more expedient for President Obama to have drone bases in Ethiopia than to have bastions of religious freedom. It is more expedient to sacrifice human rights at the altar of realpolitik than to uphold the right of Ethiopians to worship at the altar of their faiths. It is more expedient to chase after terrorists in the name of counterterrorism while sharing a bed with state terrorists. It is more expedient to tolerate dictatorship than to uphold the fundamental rights of citizenship. It is more expedient to support a benighted police state that to use American “ideals that still light the world” to enlighten it.
Why is the Obama Administration tone-deaf and bat-blind about religious freedom in Ethiopia given the established fact that the ruling regime in that country has engaged in egregious religious persecution with reckless abandon. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent body constituted by the Congress and the President of the United States to monitor religious freedom worldwide, recently reported:
Since July 2011, the Ethiopian government has sought to impose the al-Ahbash Islamic sect on the country’s Muslim community, a community that traditionally has practiced the Sufi form of Islam. The government also has manipulated the election of the new leaders of the Ethiopia Islamic Affairs Supreme Council (EIASC). Previously viewed as an independent body, EIASC is now viewed as a government-controlled institution. The arrests, terrorism charges and takeover of EIASC signify a troubling escalation in the government’s attempts to control Ethiopia’s Muslim community and provide further evidence of a decline in religious freedom in Ethiopia. Muslims throughout Ethiopia have been arrested during peaceful protests: On October 29, the Ethiopia government charged 29 protestors with terrorism and attempting to establish an Islamic state.
U.S. foreign policy of expediency in Africa
Expediency has been a guiding principle in American foreign policy in Africa for quite a while. “Expediency” emphasizes “pragmatism” or “realpolitik” over principles and ideals. It is an approach that dictates consideration of each case in light of prevailing circumstances. Expediency subordinates values, ideals and principles to particular political or strategic objectives. Expediency justifies full support for blood thirsty African thugs just to advance the national interest in global “war on terror”. Expediency sacrifices principles and ideals on the altar of hypocrisy. Expediency has allowed the Obama Administration to pump billions of America taxpayer dollars to strengthen the iron fist of Meles Zenawi and his cronies in the name of fighting the so-called war on terror while preaching a hollow sermon of human rights to ordinary Africans.
What is most disconcerting is the fact that President Obama speaks with forked tongue. In Accra and Cairo, he hectored African dictators and made promises and affirmations to the people of Africa: “Development depends on good governance… We must support strong and sustainable democratic governments… Repression can take many forms, and too many nations, even those that have elections, are plagued by problems that condemn their people to poverty… That is not democracy, that is tyranny, even if occasionally you sprinkle an election in there…” He spoke of a “new partnership” with Africa, but his Watusi dance partners were Kagame, Museveni, Zenawi and their ilk.
As a strong supporter of President Obama and one who sought to exhort and mobilize Ethiopian Americans to support his election and re-election, I feel pangs of conscience when I say the President has been a poor advocate of American ideals in U.S. foreign policy in Africa. He has hectored ordinary Africans and African dictators about the need to be “on the right side of history”. For four years, President Obama has talked a good talk to Africans that America symbolizes freedom, liberty and democracy. But when it comes to walking the talk, we see him sitting in a wooden wheel chair that ain’t going nowhere fast. This paralysis has created a monumental crises of credibility for the President personally. Few Africans believe he is on their side and even fewer believe he is on the right side of history. But they do see him standing side by side with African dictators.
But could there really be expediency in dealing with blood thirsty African dictators? President Obama knows Ethiopia is a virtual police state. He knows elections are stolen there in broad daylight as those in power claim victory by a margin of 99.6 percent. He knows thousands of political prisoners languish in Ethiopian jails considered by international human rights organizations to be among the most inhumane in the world. He knows civil society institutions in that country have been wiped out of existence. He knows opposition parties, the press and dissidents have been crushed. He knows of the crimes against humanity that have been and continue to be committed in the Ogaden region, in Gambella, the Omo region and many other parts of the country. He knows about religious persecution. President Obama personally knows that 193 unarmed protesters were massacred and 763 wounded following the 2005 elections and that no one has been brought to justice for those crimes against humanity. That crime against humanity is on par with the Sharpeville Massacre of March 21, 1960 in South Africa in which South African police slaughtered 69 unarmed black protesters in the township of Sharpeville and wounded 180.
It is said that politics makes for strange bedfellows. But must the Obama Administration get in bed with those who have committed the most heinous crimes against humanity in the 21st Century? Is it worth sacrificing American ideals to coddle and consort with brutal African dictators just to get drone bases?
Can Ethiopian Americans hold the Obama Administration accountable?
Yes, we can! The International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-292) [IRFA] was enacted to promote religious freedom as a foreign policy of the United States, and to advocate on behalf of persons and groups facing religious persecution throughout the world. Very few people are aware that IFRA came into being as a result of the religious persecution of a Christian Ethiopian man named Getanah Metafriah who was “imprisoned and tortured by the Communist rulers of Ethiopia for talking about Jesus.” Getanah’s cause “manage[d] to help start a grassroots movement to publicize religious persecution abroad” eventually leading to the passage of IRFA.
IFRA requires that the United States designate as “country of particular concern” (CPC) those countries whose governments have engaged in or tolerated systematic and egregious and “particularly severe violations of religious freedom” and prescribes sanctions against such countries. IRFA provides the President 15 options ( 22 U.S.C. § 6445(a)(1)-(15)) to consider against states violating religious freedom including demarches (diplomatic protest) , private or public condemnation, denial, delay or cancellation of scientific or cultural exchanges, cancellation of a state visit, withdrawal or limitation of humanitarian or security assistance, restriction of credit or loans from United States and multilateral organizations, denial of licenses to export goods or technologies, prohibition against the U.S. government entering into any agreement to procure goods or services from that country, or “any other action authorized by law” so long as it “is commensurate in effect to the action substituted.” Once a state is designated a CPC, the President is required by law to conduct an annual review, no later than September 1 of each year, and to take one or more of the actions specified in IRFA.
Based on the USCRIF (a body auhtorized by IFRA) report cited above, there is no question that the regime in Ethiopia meets the IRFA criteria of engaging in “systematic, ongoing, and egregious” violations of the religious liberty of Ethiopian Muslims. It is noteworthy that the 2012 Annual Report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom March 2012 (covering April 1, 2011 – February 29, 2012)) documenting serious abuses of freedom of thought, conscience, religion, and belief around the world does not include religious persecution of Muslims in Ethiopia (which was reported by USCRIF in Novemeber 2012).
The first action Ethiopian Americans who believe in religious freedom in Ethiopia should take in an organized and collective manner is to file a request, (and if necessary a demand) that USCRIF amend or append to its 2012 report religious persecution and government interference in the profession and practice of the Islamic and Christian faiths in Ethiopia and make recommendations to the Secretary of State (SoS) for sanctions or alternative actions. In the alternative, they should insure that the violation is reported in the 2012-2013 USCRIF report with recommendations to the SoS for appropriate action. The SoS is required by IRFA to take “into consideration the recommendations of the Commission [USCRIF]” in formulating subsequent action.
By having USCRIF amend or append to its report and submit appropriate recommendations, Ethiopian Americans concerned about religious freedom in Ethiopia will have a legal basis to demand that the President “take all appropriate and feasible actions authorized by law to obtain the cessation of violations” (22 U.S.C. § 6445(a)(1)-(15)) or make Presidential certification and issue a waiver. In other words, the President would be in a position to take action or not to take action because taking action would be against U.S. “national security”. Either way, the Obama Administration could be held accountable under IFRA. No doubt, any such organized effort by Ethiopian Americans will stir the hornet's nest of the K Street lobbyists who will rub their palms with glee and grin ear to ear as they come to feast at the trough of poor Ethiopian taxpayers.
The second action Ethiopian Americans who believe in religious freedom in Ethiopia should take is to establish an interfaith council to work on broader issues of religious freedom in Ethiopia. In my July 2012 commentary “Unity in Divinity”, I argued that a threat to the religious liberty of Muslims is a threat to the religious freedom of Christians. I urged Ethiopian “Christian and Muslim religious leaders [to] play a critical role in preventing conflict and in building bridges of understanding, mutual respect and collaborative working relations…” I suggested the establishment of “interfaith councils” patterned after those in the U.S. “These [interfaith] councils bring diverse faith communities to work together to foster greater understanding and respect among people of different faiths and to address basic needs in the community. Many such councils go beyond dialogue and reflection to cooperative work in social services and implementing projects to meet community needs. They stand together to protect religious freedom by opposing discrimination and condemning debasement of religious institutions and faiths. There is no reason why Ethiopians could not establish interfaith councils of their own.”
I reiterate my call for interfaith councils to bring together members of the two faith communities in the United States, and possibly elsewhere, for collective action. Religious freedom in Ethiopia is not an issue that concerns only Muslims. It is of equal concern and importance for Christian Ethiopians who have undergone similar egregious interference in the selection of their religious leadership just recently.
What is needed is sincere and open dialogue and interaction between Ethiopian Americans who are Christians and Muslims to advance the cause of religious liberty and equality for all in unity. Members of these two faith communities must come together in a historic meeting and develop a joint agenda to guarantee and safeguard their religious freedom, overcome any traces of sectarianism and reaffirm their long coexistence, diversity and harmony in a unified country based on the rule of law. They must jointly develop principles of cooperation and coordination. They must develop solidarity which can withstand narrow sectarian interests and the whims and personalities of those in leadership positions. They must relate with each other in the spirit of mutual respect, trust and co-operation and find ways to deepen and strengthen their relations.
Perhaps such dialogue may not come so easily in the absence of existing institutions. It may be necessary for leaders of both faiths to join together and establish a task force to study the issues and make recommendations for the broadest possible dialogue between Ethiopian American Muslims and Christians in America. Christian and Islamic spiritual authorities and laymen should be encouraged to work together not only to defend each other on matters of religious liberty but also to propose long term solutions to reduce the dangers of sectarianism, fanaticism, conflict and misunderstanding and institute a permanent dialogue between members of both faiths. There is no reason why an interfaith council cannot organize joint conferences, meetings, workshops, seminars, press conferences and informational campaigns in the media in both faith communities. The Ethiopia of tomorrow can be built on a strong foundation of dialogue of Muslims and Christians today. Dialogue is a precursor to national reconciliation.
From expediency to consistency
The Obama Administration must do a lot more to improve human rights in Africa. President Obama must not only talk a good talk, he must also walk the talk. But with religious liberty, he must walk the talk and follow the letter and spirit of IFRA. If he does not, he would have betrayed not only the ideals of the Founding Fathers and the Constitution but also disregarded the law he is sworn to uphold. There is no reason why the Obama Administration cannot find a harmonious convergence of national security and human rights in Africa. When America cannot lead by ideals it will be forced to follow up by exacting ordeals.
Are the Ethiopian Muslim protesters leading Africa’s most promising and important nonviolent human rights campaign since the anti-apartheid struggle. Yes, they are!!!
Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam teaches political science at California State University, San Bernardino and is a practicing defense lawyer.
Here comes the ugly horse face anti Ethiopia.
There no one anti Ethiopian than the likes of you. You don’t qualify as Ethiopian to begin with!
Q u e s t i o n a b l e!
The motive of opportunists Arabs is not to be trusted. They have no cause for demands. The revolution of ‘74 was financed with hidden money of the Arabs. Please let us not push our naivette to the higher level. As Ittu Aba Farsa said, Muslims have all the right in Ethiopia, better than before. The response of all peacefull Ethiopians to radical Islam and the Apartheid rulers should be The Wicked Shall be Overthrown while doing good. Indeginous Ethiopian Muslim movement free of extremism and foreign hand? Yes. Muslim movement as part of African Spring to oust evil despost? Yes. Otherwise no.
You see this professor start to morn. We including Assat B. Gettu told him many times that religion is not a personal matter. Even you cannot be live without a religion. Okay. But in Ethiopia cases, we including Agawit Women will destroy other religious such as other Christianity except Orthodox Christianity. Before Obama speaks, we including Assat labeled him Muslim.
BTW, what is the economic value of terrorism, religious, ethnicity before developed country considers any actions?
The TPLF (Tigray People Liberation Front) has been administrating Ethiopia, however, superficially, a slogan of EPRDF leads the country though this is merely functioning as a symbolic sign for the country. TPLF composed from a single ethnic group, Tigree which is only 6% of Ethiopian population. Almost all of the Tigree occupied military and security position in the country, besides the higher political positions including national economic committee and business sectors are occupied by Tigree-by force, fierce and oppressive actions against other ethnicities mainly on the Oromo ethnicity which constitute about half of the Ethiopia population.
Any ideas opposing against Tigree by Oromo have been a choose for Oromo to be killed, persecuted, and jailed irrespective of who the Oromo: Politicians, Students, Peasants, Youth, Elders, Women, Men. These Oromo people are a civil workers and unarmed that makes them more vulnerable to nomadic behaviour of Tigree. Oromo are economically colonized while the Tigree loots a number of funds and projects that establish various business and companies like EFFORT. Resources of Oromo has been taken by Tigree government including for urban and farm areas without a consent of Oromo people. Tigree fails to refrain from crime actions: any opposition has been painting Oromo being acting terrorism, crime, antidevelopment and so forth falsely.
A mass of Oromo people, who have been luckily surviving, are suffering in jails. Since almost all prisoners are Oromo, the language of prisoners became Oromo language. Though, officially, Oromo has hardly allowed to use their language outside the jail compounds.
We have been appealing to the Tigree government to free the existing and innocents Oromo from jails. Despite this is the case, the Tigree government has free only her Ethnicity, the Tigree from jails. Last week, about 965 Tigree got free from jails irrespective of whatsoever crime they might have made so far.
Alright, though incurable numbers of Oromo has been killed by Tigree, this Tigree government has conduct an indiscriminate genocide against other ethnicities, for example, on Amhara, Ogden, Gambella.The number of dead has been documented.
message 3. When is other ethnicity get free from jails?
Religious freedom is becoming an imaginary request to Tigree government. It is clearly documented that Oromo people has diversified religious believe: Orthodox Christianity, Protestants, Muslims etc . Nowadays, the Tigree government uses religion, namely Muslim, as a case to destroy Oromo people. Further, the Tigree government requests funds and getting it from developed nations to combat terrorism on false arguments.
On the one hand, though the Tigree government criticizes as if Muslim terrorist was funded and supported by Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia merely to cheat other developed nations in securing funds, on the other, for example last week, Tigree government invited to capitalize the Saudi Arabia investments at his region, Tigray.
The Tigree government is double dealing ambiguously. When he needs fund and support from Westerns and other predominate Christian countries, she argue to combat Muslim terrorists. Similarly, when Tigree government wants to get any support from Muslim countries, she argues to promote equality of Muslim and enhance investment opportunities.
Dengay ras! How could you be an educated man is a mystery. At least youd would be expected to have some decency, if you are what you claim to be.
All the hope is what ever institutions you are involved in, at some point will review your writtings and find out what a big mouth lier you are and take action.
One finale note I would like to make is those true Ethiopians, who had mastered how to write in English languageow like this idiot is should come upfront and confront him in their writtings.
Now he is talking about muslims sittting in Califorinia to cause chaos in Ethiopia.
If you ever have a plan to see Ethiopia, that will be when you go back to diapers.
Wonderful professor. By the same measure you will be measured. I found your articles long but always full of wisdom. In all the articles, I found in a true man and that is consistency. You stood with your principles. You showed, consistency. You showed elements of bravery. Do not judge or you will be judged. Indeed, I judged you and I failed to disqualify you. You are superb. And if you are Ethiopian, then for sure we will have Mandela’s. I often wondered why we do not have Mandelas. Why we do not have peacemakers. Why we lack visionaries. Why we lack leaders but have dictators. Do we have Mandela’s? Is Daispora our future? Time will tell, but Al Mariam stands for whatever reason. He may be Eritrean but he is consistent.
Now, I have some corrections:
than not the somewhere in the writing.
And to add some interesting ideas:
1. We should from now on release statements using an interfaith group. How do we do that? For now, let us focus on D.C. area and London. Ask the two communities to initiate the interfaith council. And release statements in Washington Post and the Guardian. They should affirm their love of their country and the love for their diverse religious views. This is a quick way to realize that.
2. I liked the idea of pushing Obama. Kenyans I think formed some kind of diaspora Americans for Africa thing. I will check back on what they want to accomplish. We have one of our African descent President but we have not done much to show our Political clout in America or Washington. This is the moment to capitalize on being an African and be successful. I urge diaspora to model After Obama so they can inspire their kids that their African blood is in the white house and there is no limit to what they could dream about. Yes, Obama failed. But diaspora also failed. We need to galvanize our energy to push for more change. On another note, we also need to know that we can petition the white house and if it reaches 25000 signatures, it may get direct response from Obama. I think it is our responsibility to get the attention of Obama now. I hope Obama as he is young will somehow spend his retirement time to change democracy in Africa. That is my hope. But he may end up being like Koffi Annan an obscure person. How do we bring Africa to the level of democracy that we want it to be? How do we stop Essayas or Museveni from hijacking their people. How do we end guerilla fight? How do we make AU independent? That is wide open question. But so far I do not see any light that improves the lives of our people. Kenya is changing but our dictators of the North are not feeling it. We need to push for that. We can be like India. Our people are as smart to claim democracy. Let us petition White House. Can the professor just initiate the petition? Thank you.
Tigree Government, Ethiopia gets funding from developed nations like USA to democratize the country. Oppressor is Tigree government. Last week, TPLF released about 965 prisoners. All of them are the oppressors by ethnicity. This will increase the power of the oppressor. But none of other Ethnicities got a pardon. If there was a justice system in Tigree government, millions of prisoners from other ethnicity would be released.
Does USA fund a tyrant, Tigree government, or an oppressed people to be benefited from the democracy?
Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
“1. We should from now on release statements using an interfaith group. How do we do that? For now, let us focus on D.C.”
You sound like a village kid who saw sweet, hahahahaha “let us focus on D.C.” lol
“We have one of our African descent President”
You are not an African, only your skin is dark but, your soul, spirit and azz belongs to the arabs.
You will never have peace in this site with that nick name.
you still talking about Obama? haha ay yante neger? I am really wondering if you are for sure a professor? You think Obama is elected for Ethiopia or any other African leader for that matter?
You also claiming the muslims are more in number the christians?
Ante Gudfffff neh abo. yehonk koshasha neger. Agecham. agechhin be ‘modesha’, hammer mafres neber anten.
If evil blood thurst Tyrants are still remaining in power is simply by the evil game played by the US Administration itself assisting and protecting them against the wills of the african Peoples .The Obama’s Administration is simply applying the 1991 Bush Administration Doctorine and the Bill Clinton’s 1994 African New Geo
Strategical Politics ,to work hands in hands with any kind of regime without regards on the Human Rights Violation .Afterall President Obama speech was scheduled to entertain only the public ,but the real contents of his evil politic was the speech made by his UN Ambassador
,in Addis ,at the funeral of her so called great Friend the Crime Minister Zenawi already defended by the then Bush Administrations officials Djendai Frazer and co .
I knew we do have an intellectual Ethiopians that can accept the reality and move forward. That is what we need to our country at this very difficult time in different areas such as Economy, Social Affairs, … to walk with the current world situation.
We don’t have time for those haters living the old days.
I appreciate the article and the writer opinion.
Hyena ,antchi korfadda ,lekeskes banda .Politic is a tough job for you .Keep on sweeping your Korean cans of beer at little Ethipias’ Tigre bars than vomiting on this website …Mismar ras ,tebtabba ,Anbetta BANDA !!!!!
You are the worst mistake ever happened to ethiopia,if not to the whole mankind.You are abscessed with the late pm only because his mind wasn’t colonised like yours.
The end of Assat lies cleverly.
But how much Ethiopian Government paid to Prof. Al through AP for such religious mediation?
As i used to read every commentary made in every posts, many points to the TPLF/ or Tigre domonation in the nations all duty posts. Thus, Ethiopia is doing fantastic this days and Tigres are the ones to take this credit for those achievements, if your blame of Tigre domination holds true though? Therefore, i didn´t find it to hate or demoralize those people for they are doing extremely magical achivements for the nation once know as symbol of starvation and war. I honor Tigrian for the job well done and honest national commitment. Because it is proved by the mass commentary you are at the top of every positions and you are to blame or honer for those results.
How do you know that Al mariam is Eritrean? After writing so many articles you are assuming he is Eritrean? Why?
There is no religious persecution in the Christian land of Ethiopia; however, there is a terrorist Islamist persecution because the Jihadist Muslims in Ethiopia want to establish a Muslim state in Ethiopia, and they further would like to make their barbaric law – the Sharia law – the law of the Christian land of Ethiopia.
Ethiopia is a Christian country surrounded by terrorist Muslim countries that would like to completely destroy Christianity from the Christian land of Ethiopia. Ethiopia is one of the few countries in the Horn region that has been fighting Islamist terrorists in the region in order to protect Ethiopia’s and America’s interest from being destroyed by these Ethiopian Jihadist Muslims who have the closest connections with other dangerous terrorist groups such as Hazbala, Al-Qaida of the Arabian Peninsula, the Salafist terrorist groups, the Islamic Jihadist Union, Al Shabbab Islamist militants in Somalia, Boko Haram Islamist groups in Nigeria, Egyptian terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, and many other unknown terrorist.
Collaborating with such hardheaded Islamist terrorists, the Ethiopian Jihadist Muslims are endangering the safety of the peace-loving Ethiopian citizens. The Ethiopian Christian government has a responsibility to safeguard its citizens from such terrorist activities. Based on clear evidence for trying to overthrow the legitimate Christian government and to bring an Islamic rule to the country, the Ethiopian Christian government has charged 29 Ethiopian Jihadist terrorists. There are still some more Ethiopian Islamist Jihadists to be hunted down and be brought to justice.
Alemayehu G. Mariam wants President Obama to declare economic sanction against the Christian government of Ethiopia for arresting the 29 Ethiopian terrorist Muslims. He further insists President Obama should use the 15 options given to him by IRFA against the Christian land of Ethiopia:
“private or public condemnation, denial, delay or cancellation of scientific or cultural exchanges, cancellation of a state visit, withdrawal or limitation of humanitarian or security assistance, restriction of credit or loans from United States and multilateral organizations, denial of licenses to export goods or technologies, prohibition against the U.S. government entering into any agreement to procure goods or services from that country, or “any other action authorized by law” so long as it “is commensurate in effect to the action substituted.”
The Professor asks a moot question: “Is Obama failing an Ethiopian Spring?” Is there really an Ethiopian Spring in the Christian land of Ethiopia? The Professor wants to bring the chaos that took place in Tunisia, in Libya, in Egypt, and it is still taking place in Syria. Dear Professor, Christian Ethiopia does not need the Arab Spring; you are the only one who wants it so that through the confusions and the blood shed the Arab Spring brings to the Christian land of Ethiopia, you want to have a piece of pie – an office as a secretary or as a president of the Addis Ababa University, but you must believe me you will never get any position in Ethiopia because you are too old for that high position.
Alemayehu G. Mariam further accuses President Obama for not supporting the Jihadist Muslims in Ethiopia. He says:
“Muslims throughout Ethiopia have been arrested during peaceful protests.” Then, the Professor states his case: “But they [the Muslims] do see him [Obama] standing side by side with African dictators.”
The professor is lying as usual when he asseverates that Muslims have been arrested throughout the Christian land of Ethiopia. The government has so far arrested only 29 terrorist Muslims in Ethiopia, and these terrorist Ethiopian Muslims were found plotting to over throw the legitimate Christian government and establish a Sunni-Muslim type government in the Christian land of Ethiopia.
The Professor criticizes Obama by indicating that Obama supports a terrorist state:
“It is more expedient to chase after terrorists in the name of counterterrorism while sharing a bed with state terrorists.” Is Obama really sharing a bed with Al-Qaida, sharing a bed with Hazbala, sharing a bed with Boko Haram, and sharing a bed with Hamas? Is that the main reason Obama killed Bin Laden because Bin Laden had refused to share his bed with President Obama? The Professor’s reasoning on the Islamist terrorist issue does not make any sense at all.
Alemayehu G. Mariam wants to see America and the other western nations to declare war on the Christian land of Ethiopia, a very friendly country to the western nations. The warmongering Professor describes his frustrations in this way:
“Perhaps most worrying of all is the unwillingness of Obama and other Western leaders to say or do anything to support the hundreds of thousands of Muslim Ethiopians who have been demonstrating peacefully against government interference in their religious affairs for more than a year.”
Mr. Alemayehu G. Mariam, do you really understand Ethiopia is an independent nation governed by the Ethiopians, not by George Washington, or Thomas Jefferson, or President Obama? Ethiopia has her own constitution as Americans have their own Constitution or as the Arab-Muslim countries have their own Sharia law. Why are you messing with the Ethiopian Christians and at the same time lifting up the Ethiopian Muslim terrorists and supporting them to declare Jihad on the Ethiopian Christians? What do you benefit from such religious war? Ethiopian Christians do not support your Islamic views. There is religious freedom in the Christian land of Ethiopia. Your Muslim brothers and sisters have never been hindered from worshiping their Allah and from building their Mosques throughout the Christian land of Ethiopia. You are betraying the Ethiopian Christians to their arch enemies, the Arab-Muslim countries. You are using the Ethiopian Muslim protest for your own hidden agenda, and your evil agenda is to overthrow the Ethiopian Christian government in the name of the Ethiopian Muslim protest, which you call the Ethiopian Spring. Your satanic view will never be materialized in the Christian land of Ethiopia. Why don’t you take your Arab Spring to Saudi Arabia if you are really a man of reformation, a man of new idea? Have you said anything about the arrest, the rape, the persecution, and the unjustified imprisonment of the Ethiopian Christians in Saudi Arabia, your favorite Muslim country? I am sure the Saudis and the Egyptian government are encouraging you to destroy Christianity, especially the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, in Ethiopia, but you will never succeed in your evil plan. What a jerky Professor!
The Ethiopian Christian government does not need your crooked advice, does not need any interfaith, and doe not need any dialogue with the Jihadist Muslims in the Christian land of Ethiopia.
You foolishly stated:
“I reiterate my call for interfaith councils to bring together members of the two faith communities in the United States, and possibly elsewhere, for collective action. Religious freedom in Ethiopia is not an issue that concerns only Muslims. It is of equal concern and importance for Christian Ethiopians who have undergone similar egregious interference in the selection of their religious leadership just recently.”
What do you know about the interfaith dialogue? You want to make as a big issue the appointment of Abune Matias as the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church because he is from Tigray. The Ethiopian Christians are very happy to have him as their legitimate patriarch. He is not an Egyptian; he is not an American: he is an Ethiopian, particularly from the most dedicated Christian people – the Tigrean people. You want to use any issue that divides the Christian land of Ethiopia: You took the Muslim issues; you took the crevices between the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church at home and the Ethiopian Church in exile, and now you are taking the appointment of Abune Matias as a dividing issue. What kind of person are you? Are you an Egyptian agent in disguise writing every week a paltry article so that you can be appointed as the prime minister of Ethiopia if the Ethiopian Christian government collapses because of you, an enemy of the Ethiopian Christians? You are too narrow-minded, too niggled, and too convoluted person full of animus, vacuity, and vicissitude.
For your information: The Ethiopian Jihadist Muslim protesters are not going anywhere except to Qaliti Jail, and you can join them instead of barking like a dog from here.
You stated: “Are the Ethiopian Muslim protesters leading Africa’s most promising and important nonviolent human rights campaign since the anti-apartheid struggle. Yes, they are!!!”
I would say in your face, no, they are not!!! They are leading the country to a religious war, a war the brave Ethiopian Christians fought hard against the Jihadist Muslim leader, Gragn Ahmed. If a religious war starts in the Christian land of Ethiopia because of your propaganda, you will be the Gragn Ahmed of the Ethiopian Jihadist Muslims: you will be their undisputable leader, but be sure the American people are not going to support you; you may need help from Turkey and Egypt.
The Americans have their own war on Islamist terrorists: they have been fighting for over ten years against Al Qaida, and they have no interest to be involved in another terrorist war in the Christian land of Ethiopia. Christian Ethiopia can handle her own homegrown Islamist terrorists in her own way and according to her law on terrorism. She does not need your help, and the American President thanks you for galvanizing the Ethiopian American for voting for him, but he doesn’t need your advice in his foreign affair issues. Therefore, shut your mouth and leave the Ethiopian Christian government to handle its own problem and don’t bother Obama to muddle in the Ethiopian Jihadist Muslim protest. The Sunni type of Islam does not work in Ethiopia; however, the Al-Ahbash type of Islam has the flavor of the Ethiopian cultures and traditions, and that type of Islam must be followed by all the Muslims in Ethiopia. Islam is a foreign product imported to Ethiopia by the Arabs. Islam is not the religion of Black Africans: it is the religion of the Arabs who slaughtered millions and millions of Black Africans; hence, Christian Ethiopia does not need Islam, whether it is Al-Ahbash or Sunni or Shiite.
What a great point! Yea, isn’t that ironic? People seem to complain about TPLF, Tigrians to dominate the country where ever we read Ethiopian news. And the fact on the ground shows, Ethiopia doing great in every sector, in all developmental, economical, and political news.
This means Ethiopian enemies, the likes of almaria, who are on a campain of bashing and discrediting all the things in Ethiopia, in other ways around are giving the Tigreans a good credit of doing great job. We can live with that, as long as our enemies stay where ever they are, all it takes is the reality on the ground. Ethiopia is prospering!!
We definately understand the hopelesness the pain and suffering our enemies going through, and wish them a swift death.
ፕሬዚዳንት ኦባማ የ አገራችንን የሙስሊሞች ንቅናቄ የያይደግበት ምክንያት ክርስትያኖችን ላለማስቀየም ባለው አስተሳሰብ ነው እላለሁ::
በ አረብ አገሮች እንስቃሴ ጊዜ እስልምና ዋና ሃይማኖት ስለሆነ የ ጨክዋኙም ሆኑእ የ ተጨቆኑት ህዝብ ሃይማኖት አንድ አይነት ነው::
በ አገራችን ግን ክርስትና እንደ ዋና የ ሃይማኖት ስለሚታይ አገራችን የ ክርስትያን አገር ተብላ ነው የምትቆጠረው :: ይህ በ ስታቲስቲክስ የሚታይ ነገር ነው ::
አሁን እስላሞች ለምን ተጨቆኑ ብሎ ኦባማ እርምጃ ቢወስድ አሜሪካውያን ይሀው ያልነው አልቀረም ኦባማ እስላም ነው ሊሉ ይችላሉ ::
Assta B. Gettu, Thank you. Very well-said indeed!
This ignorant looser who is calling himself a “professor” is obviously trying ways he can support the islamic jihadists in Christian land but he will no succeed. Christian Ethiopia, more than any other nation on Earth Ethiopia has resisted islamic aggression over a thousand years and it will continue resisting islamic jihadists.
Assta B. Gettu
I like your response line by line. I wish Nazretoch will post your reply as an Article (Re: The Moral Equivalent of an Anti-Apartheid Movement in Ethiopia?). I think there needs to be an article from responses who are against the weekly article from the professor. Please Nazretoch, try to post articles also from the other sides opinion too.
Gragn Ahmed aka Against-Injustice aka Fairness-Demestifier (visitor),
Gragn Ahmed, I have studied you, dissected you, analyzed you, and evaluated you that you are infected with an incurable disease called screenomaniac obsession You cannot hide from me because I know your disease – changing your screen name now and then.
You have a reason to glorify the fake professor who wants from the fake Ethiopian Jihadist Muslims a fake position in the Christian land of Ethiopia, but he will never get it: he is simply chasing the wind and inciting the Jihadist Muslims in Ethiopia to declarer Jihad against the Ethiopian Christians.
Out of your euphoria, you called him superb; you called him Mandela of the Muslim community, but I call him geleba, enkrdad, and the second Boko Haram of Ethiopia. Your honeymoon with such unstable professor will not last: you may have met as friends but you will be separated as enemies. The professor is declaring an Arab Spring in the Christian land of Ethiopia. Bringing a failed Arab Spring to Ethiopia is bringing the Egyptian Muslims, the Tunisian Muslims, the Libyan Muslims, and the Syrian Muslims to invade Ethiopia and change the country to Islam, a hated religion on this earth.
A person who hates Islam is a person who hates the devil, and a person who loves Islam is a person who loves the devil. Alemayehu G. Mariam loves Islam; therefore, he loves the devil, and that devil is the false prophet Muhammad.
Gragn Ahmed, you want to collect 25,000 Ethiopian American signatures to ask Obama to approve the Islamist Jihadist protest in the Christian land of Ethiopia to destroy Christianity from Ethiopia. You may get the signatures by bribing some diaspora opposition followers because you are well financed with the Saudi money, and it will not be difficult to achieve the signatures, even if you fail to get the required number of signatures, you can collect fake signatures because Muslims are well known in cheating, in lying, and in deceiving others for their common goal as far as they associate their plan as the plan of their Allah. They can do anything for their Allah: they can lie; they can deceive, and they can even kill innocent Jews, Christians, and Hindus as they are doing right now in Pakistan, Turkey, and other Arab-Muslim countries.
However, the Ethiopian Christians are well aware of your deceptions and the deceptions of the Professor, who is preparing the Jihadist Muslims in Ethiopia to wage a religious war against the indigenous Ethiopian Christians. I will assure you, we are ready to crash you and to dwarf your Islamic terrorist movement in the Christian land of Ethiopia.
I am drafting a long letter to his Holiness Patriarch Matias to prepare the Ethiopian Christians in case the Muslims in Ethiopia get out of hand and try to assume power in the Christian land of Ethiopia. I am not going to sit back while Professor Alemayehu is motivating the Jihadist Muslims in Ethiopia against the Ethiopian Christians. I want to send a clear message to all the Christians, Catholics, Protestants, and other Christian denominations to come together and fight the common enemy – Islam.
The none Ethiopian elements are out in full force
Addis Teftef the Shabian
Heny the loser
and the crazy foreigner deacon Assta B. Gettu
Adgi ,the fact on the ground shows Tigrai Minority Looters stuffed with
Ketffo and Yohanes Aramde ,the evil widow and the Tigrai Mafiosis and Agazi Bandits monopolising the whole economic activities ,while 99.99% of the peoples are “STARVING". If you have the GUT time to reveal to the “SUFFERING"peoples living in misery about the GOOD JOB accomplished by your bandit looter Amice-Agazi masters .
Adgi the poor none ethiopian woyane was kicked out of nazret.com he is just to excited to be here again!
Assat B. Gettu,
I never saw a person who lies cleverly. Last time you were criticizing Obama. You were announcing to destroy Muslims. To the extreme points, you are grouping different people as if you were have a clue about the religious affairs of a person.
You were a critics of Prof. Al. with pseudo arguments. Has the Author sated about the 29 people you brought in for your fallacious reasoning. Or are you going to say that the Author also Muslim as you had group different people? Google again! You can access similar recommendation that was given on Hindu.
Assat B. Gettu lies cleverly.
Get a life my friend! True Ethiopian muslims have nothing to do with the protest. The protesters are extrimists whose goal is to establish SHARIA in Ethiopia-I had muslim friends growing up and our friendship/respect of each other’s relgious belifs has not changed. The story you’re exagerating is only caused by extrimist minorities who are being backed/fundded by you and the like. Your effort is short lived. Stop getting in to everything just to get noticed!
Do you think its right whats happenning to Ethiopian Christians in Egipt or Qwait or other Muslim countries is right, yet you are crying about your freedom in Ethiopia where you are building your mosks by thousands this cry came after the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam came in to view so don’t push this too hard.it can trigger big time crises.
In normal times, the professor’s stand on this particular issue and some of the facts he presented could have be seen as strange, but in the current circumstance, the Ethio Muslim Movement is a necessary evil, and what Epstein called Africa’s peaceful movement since the Apartheid era of South Africa. There are similarities here: Apartheid and minority rule. There might be a visión of genius in both Epstein and GebreMariam on this one. To count out or dismiss Muslims just because they are Muslims would be wrong. Ir is the right movement for the right time.
Alemayoh Gebremariam is a living proof of an evil possed mind that seemed no amount of education or training wouldn’t have cured him to function as descent or sivilized man kind… Once a coward devilish mind is always a coward devilish mind!!!
God bless the world!!
Every country has its own interest. What do Obama have with TPLF? They are at least an ally for the war against terror. What are the opposition, muslims or orthodox christians to Obama? Nothing. If any body wants attention from Obama,they have to show that they worth something.
The Muslims will get their answer only on the graves of Weyanne. The disgruntled leaders of the muslim movement should join their hands with others. Their demand , the right to worship without interference, is nothing but a human right question. It is also political. No need to shy, make it a political movement.
it is a first-time I saw Prof. Al. started to apply his literacy. I read a number of article but I never believed that Tigree government has been unfair. However, the Author, Prof. Al. has a good reason for what he has been writing including to oppose the Dam construction though I utterly opposed his ideas unknowingly.
Keep it up Prof. Al. Show your records of actions otherwise any laymen like Assat B. Gettu will continue as if you were not a man of actions but a biased.
Some audience talk that Tigree government is doing good for the country. Probably true for Tigray regions and Tigree people, but putting in jails, killing, firing, impeding of other ethnicities don’t show a good action, otherwise supporters of the Tigree government are an agent of the government or Tigree by themselves who run the mission of an evil doers, the Tigree government. They will vanish with their evil leaders.
Imam sharik = Alemayoh Gebremariam
No wonder all those enemies of the Ethiopian people are uploading the foolishly written article by the Evil Al in support of those bloodthirsty terrorists whom are trying to do the imaposble, to establish an Islamic state in Ethiopia…LOL.
Al’s motevd is clear to all that he doesn’t care about the well fair the Ethiopian people, but he is voicing pretty much the same to the proverb that been said about what donky would wish to see hapened to the world after its death…"Enie kemotku Dender-gitosh aybkel alech AHYA” teblowal adel… LOL.
God bless the world!
As an Ethiopian Christian, I will be the first in line and state the view that Muslims’ right to protest, assemble and have their voices heard have been abused.
don’t make a foolish and totally absurd comparison to Apartheid. You cite Dr. Epstein. So what?
You have this irritating habit of citing some white person as if their comments are either valid or wise.
Thank you 4 standing up to the bullies. You are realy great. Specially last time that menati duriye addis zemen tried to run you over with his verbal abuse. But you never gave up.
He harrased you he violated you, he batterd you and annihliated you beyond our imagination. He even took down your pants, bent you over and raped you infront of our eyes. But you showed us what kind of a tough cookie you are by coming back and standing like a man. Thank you 4 that. You are realy an inspiration to all of us, the batterd wives, the weak, the hopeles all over the world.
I admire you and your friend Teddy the best. You two are like the amharic saying, sew yalewun kesete nifug ayibalem, eventhough you are short in vocabulary and intelect, you don’t give up. You fight tooth and nail and show the bullies how tough you are. Keep up the good work, our heros!
Be biased (visitor),
You cannot find any statement in my today’s comment that praises Obama, but you are the one who is addicted to mendacity couldn’t read Alemayehu G. Mariam’s article in its entirety because, I assume, you are suffering with astigmatism.
You blindly stated and asked: “You were a critics [critic] of Prof. Al. with pseudo arguments. Has the Author sated [stated] about the 29 people you brought in for your fallacious reasoning [?]”
Read the following paragraph from Al.’s article:
“The arrests, terrorism charges and takeover of EIASC signify a troubling escalation in the government’s attempts to control Ethiopia’s Muslim community and provide further evidence of a decline in religious freedom in Ethiopia. Muslims throughout Ethiopia have been arrested during peaceful protests: On October 29, the Ethiopia government charged 29 protestors with terrorism and attempting to establish an Islamic state.”
Who is the liar now, you or me? Let the readers pass their judgments on your deliberate falsehood.
The following sentence of yours doesn’t make any sense: “Or are you going to say that the Author also Muslim as you had group different people?” Can you make it readable?
Mr. Bebiased needs a reading class in English!
Mr. Bebiased is a mendacious person and a carper!!!
O I forgot there is a highly educated commentator on this web site, and his/her name is Silence!
The distinguishing mark for his education is his sentence construction; he writes:
1. “it is a first-time I saw Prof. Al. started to apply his literacy.”
2. “I read a number of article….”
3. “Some audience talk that Tigree government is doing good for the country.”
4. “…but putting in jails, killing, firing, impeding of other ethnicities don’t show a good action,….”
5. “…supporters of the Tigree government are an agent of the government or Tigree….”
It is amazing a person who constructs such awkward sentences call another person a layman!
Had this mountebank by the name Silence read the Holy Bible that says,
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye” (Matthew 7:3-5), he would not have blundered such silly mistakes.
Indeed, Mr. or Ms Silence, you are a hypocrite who dubs someone “a layman.” You know where you stand now and what level of education you have as anyone can judge you in your English writing. I have not cursed you out yet because you are new to this web site. I hope you will stop judging other people whom you have never read much about them.
waa becareful what you wish for, yesterday most people were blaming meles accusing him of the spread of muslim religion and the mushrooming of mosques as well as letting the muslim to be radicalized, today the same people are accusing and even siding with those they abhore yesterday, when the government said enough..this is shirmutna of the lowest standard!
@Assat B. Gettu,
I thank you forever because you didn’t curse me. Woe, I am lucky.
But I think that you will remain a layman. I cannot waive for you because of many reasons. For example, you were claiming to wipe-out Islam as I read this claim under different topics. If you were not a layman, you would show us by actions. For instance, there are a number of Muslims at your vicinity. Just act and show us so.
As you responded, yes you didn’t curse Obama under this topic but you had highly denounced him under different topic as our evidence clearly documented and depicted it. You are still a layman, because, except you jump on this highly educated people including Professor AL and President of USA in deriding them, you even cannot see other sources which support the recommendation of Prof. Al. and praise the President.
I don’t have any objections for whatever you are dedicated with your religion by praising it about your “personal matter.”
Notice: You may continue your lying cleverly but you still a layman. Are you going to insult and curse me? This is at your disposal.
Even if I am an elementary student, I believe that I can express myself with different level of English languages from the perspective of the audience.
Apartheid is a social segregation created by whites against none whites. It is first implimented in South Africa.
According to lusifer almaria the loser, who lost his credential including his brain, has no shame telling us, EPRDF is a white people’s govt ruling Ethiopia!!
With all due respect to my dear Pro Al, I am going to have to disagree with him on this regard. To start with, there is NO prosecution exclusive to Muslims in Ethiopia. Everybody in that land who is against GOE are getting equally abused, prosecuted. Therefore, singling out the Muslim plight solely is just not the right thing to do.
Secondly, what we need to realize is that, when the Muslims were in peaceful, great terms with GOE and bootlicking for the past however many years, before TPLFs turned on them, they were slowly becoming radicalized, saying all sorts of nasty stuff against Christian Ethiopians. The likes of Gragn Ahmad & Co were blurting out how Muslims were oppressed for 1000s years and they were trashing our precious Church 24/7, threatening with violence. Not only that, they were disrespecting our country, our historic leaders, our existence often taking sides with any given Muslim state against their own country.
Now, their precious allies aka the TPLF government that allowed their Arab masters to infiltrate Ethiopia, put a blind eye when Pakistani, Saudi Imams radicalize them for many years while building mosques in every corner, turned against them. Just because we oppose the government, it does not mean we are that retarded. We knew Muslims were getting outta control burning churches, killing people in the South & preaching segregation allover the country. Like an Arab Style of “take no Jew or Christian for friends". I was listening to recordings of an Ethiopian Imam openly calling for Muslims to keep to themselves. At the time, Zenawi was their ally and said it was the Christians provoking them by claiming Ethiopia as christian island etc etc. We all knew why GOE turned on the Muslims in the end? Because they were getting out of control but it was a little too late hence we are were we are.
Therefore, my dear prof Al, there is always limits to opposing the government and siding with the likes of Saudi who are threatening Ethiopia indirectly. Gragn Ahmad himself on previous thread said that Saudis & the Arab world are finally aware of Prosecutions of Ethiopian Muslims all thanks to a certain Imam that Extratermite mentioned & Arabs are responding blah blah? Ethiopian Christians must take great caution when it comes to the current Muslim stand off. They are not as violent because they know they would be in deep s*** if they start violence. If they knew for a second that they stood a chance, they will not hesitate to tun this whole thing into violence.
… As for US foreign policy, it has always been a matter of who stands to benefit USA’s interest at the end of the day. Obama is no exception. He is just another US President. Hello! It was and still is NEVER about other nations. The Brits, US folks foreign policy is …no permanent friends or enemies but permanent interests! Simple as really.
I asked you many times that how much were you bribed when you want Ethiopia? Just for curiosity.
An individual Muslim’s action against an individual Christians in the South West must be treated differently. TPLF must penalize those criminals.
Now TPLF clearly engaged on genocide.
I agree with the Princess without any reservation. Honestly speaking, this professor has started to really really annoy me. He gives too much value for his reputation and political correctness more more than his commitment to defend the long term interest of the country. Lets make it clear: the professor stands on the wrong side when the issue of the Gibe III project, the Renaissance Dam, and now this which makes me doubt the professor’s character and analytical capacity at once. Those are major issues that will determine the kind of Ethiopia we will have in the future.
The claim there exists religious persecution against Muslims in Ethiopia, which is also the basis for the professor’s argument, is absolutely false. There is no religious persecution in Ethiopia today! None whatsoever.
The so called Dimtsachin Yisema Muslim protesters in Ethiopia are interested the spread and domination of a foreign culture that has made Saudi Arabia and other Islamic states like Pakistan a menace to civilization, freedom and tolerance. They are demanding the freedom the threaten, endanger and violate others’ freedom. Do we want an Islamic political system like Saudi Arabia? I know the protesters would deny their ultimate desire, but the kind of Islam, Wahabism, they are demanding to make mainstream is a threat for the security, sovereignty and freedom of Ethiopia and Ethiopians including the muslims themselves. When the cause was bring lasting political change for the benefit of all in 2005, this particular community sided with the dictators who have shot and murdered innocent civilians in their own streets and back/front yards. They are still proud that of their record. If you read the names of the dead protesters, you will wonder if Ethiopia were all Christians at that time.
I demand the professor to think harder and smarter from here on. At least, he should acknowledge our concern.
What makes you think I am short on “vocabulary and intelect"??
And what makes you think I am just standing up to Addis Teftef? and how do you know who is bulling and abuse who? lolll
Well feel free to think what you will but the reality is I am the one who has been violating Addis Teftef from the start and I have no problem with it, what comes from him is just a reaction to the abuse and mental anguish I subjected him to and I am OK with reactionary, angry, and crazy response.
But thank for the comment I will take it as a complement!!
Amhara princess the illogical cyber girl.
-Wayane did not please all Muslims in its 21 years. There were a lot of people opposing it. Wayane refused in 1991 to put Prof. Jemal (Oromo) as president and instead put Dr Negaso Gidada a minority pente Oromo.
-Wyane killed several Anwear Mesjid Muslims and arrested many Shiehks in 1997 through its commander of Addis Ababa Police Hassen.
-Wayane refused to open Mesjid in Axum fearing rejection by Axum Christians.
-Wayane has declared Ethiopia a Christian Island for British media. Yet, he arrested journalist Ezedin for a year before he released him for exposing his interview. The journalist died right after being released.
ON another note. You blamed me for the torture of Muslims in Ethiopia? What is your evidence? Am I going to listen and write yes sir, when your best pal Assta Getu has been here before my arrival here denigrating Muslims and Islam and our Prophet? Yet, you never admonished him as Satanic but instead you praised him for being a gallant defender of the orthodox Church? My question is where is he now? Why he is not doing it any more?? Is he fearing and hiding for fear of persecution???
At any rate, I am surprise by what you wrote and try to be as careful. You are the one who is responsible for the suffering of Muslims right now. You openly advised the Wayane government to distance itself from Saudi people. They followed you. However, you keep forgetting like Wayane that Saudis did not ask to invest in Ethiopia. They forced wayane through America to invest in Ethiopia. Otherwise, no IMF will be given to Wayane. Period. You will bend and lick Saudis or you gonna be history. Obama bent for the King and yet he is a leader of one of the greatest nations? Why is that? America borrows money from China, Saudi and Japan in that order. If you mess with Saudi you mess with America. There is nothing I can help you. The Saudis are a bit nice to Wayanes. In my judgement they should arrest those lunatic Wayanes and call for election. Plain and simple. Too much nanning for feudal princesses. No copt can understand logic.
You conveniently disappeared. I am asking you, where did you get the idea that AL Mariam is Eritrean? You have been on this site for many years and have seen Al Mariam write about Ethiopia issues.
Gragn is Muslim from Eritrea and there fore is an Eritrean agent to create havoc in Ethiopia. Think about it our enemies continue because Eritrea and its foreign allies are buying agents to divide the society. Even they are acting like Djiboutians who demand they want Ogaden, etc. The only people who know Ethiopians in depth are Eritreans.
Now some of the Diaspora are taking really wrong measures like the professor and Tamagn. The diaspora must be organized before every individual get out and address their lame opinion that could cost Ethiopia. It is still mind boggling why as the seriousness of Ethiopia is getting larger, why every diaspora must make effort to get together address issues. Only then after getting more ideas from diaspora and finding the truth what is going on in Ethiopia after talking to both the christians and muslims only then these professors can write. Not just their own openion that could be detrimental for Ethiopia. Many elites writ based on their own opinion again it shows how we are not united, and everyone goes out do their own thing. If these elite intellectuals gather people and discuss and address issues, writing based on pure emotion and little knowledge is costly.
First off, the TPLF has been persecuting the christians waaaaay before they came after Muslims. As Amara Princess said, the tPLF regime and Muslms are hand and glove not only within Ethiopia, they have invited Arabs to invest, build mosques, radicalize the traditional Ethio Muslims. So the Professor must know if he says he is intellectual, something is going on right there. The TPLF is also deliberately provoking the Muslims. We don’t know exactly a year ago and detail history of how the protest began. At least he has to find out from many different Muslim not connected to eachother so that they don’t give the same answer. In addition from many chrisitans as well as TPLF/EPRDF insiders who are willing to talk the truth. Only then he can address the issue.
Peple must know that also, the extremists could be brought from Sudan that look like us, etc to balme it on Ethiopian Muslism. The Arab uprising did not bring any positive to any of the North Africans. Look at what happened to Egypt, to Tunisia, to Libya and nothing happened in Bahrain. This means in fact if Ethio Muslisms beleive the recent protest is to bring change for them and nothing to do with “rights” thinking they want to dominate Ethiopia, from Arab Spring point, they will all fall on their face. On the other hand, what makes Ethiopia different from other Arab nation is that it has over 50% Christians, and TPLF regime is different than any other country in the world and that is, it is anti Ethiopia. Therefore, perhaps, the Muslism are betting on the anti Ethiopa nature of TPLF to weaken it and take advantage of taking power because the Muslims know TPLF is despised by majority Chrisitans. The other plan is indeed, perhaps TPLF and some Muslism working under ground with tPLF and Arabs, could be trying to help TPLF to destabilize Ethiopia so that TPLFs agenda of disintegrating Ethiopia by creating christian vs Muslim war and giving the Muslims the upper hand before secedeing Tigray. If the agreement between TPLF and Muslism materializes, TPLF is better off supporting the Muslims whom are the majority in South who could attack or safe guard the safetly secession of Tigray in return, the Muslims will control the rest. Or declaring Oromia ONLF etc, indpendent. This could be the plan between TPLF and the underground Muslims who are inciting the protest. So there are so many things we don’t know what is happening in secret and we can not put oil into fire without such inforamtion. I think there are so many things the diaspora is screwing up over and over again not just Al Mariam but the entire diaspora who haven’t learn so far after living in diaspora and use it to the advantage of Ethioipa. We are messing up by being disorganized, not calling up on every diaspor to do their share, etc.
I didn’t mean to offend you. I just felt bad 4 you how helpless you looked on that day. I wished I can help. Endiyaw egzer yeyelet yhe menati durye addis zemen. The way he treated you the way he violated you make me to think how some men back home treat our sisters like an object. He literally raped you helplessly so bad. I can feel the pain you went through you know. After taking all that abuse and came back to stand up to him, I said to myself, wow what a great guy! He can take more than this. He must be super. You showed us how strong hero you’re. Still you’re calling him out.
Don’t worry next time I will be standing with you. Atleast I will be your crying shoulder you can depend on. I know how lonley you felt, when everybody abandond you by yourself to be raped in a broad day light by this menati dureye.
do not be suspicious. I am no undercover person. I am a fighter for real change of Ethiopia visa vis Ethiopian Muslims but in general for equality or better for “equal inequality". at least..
Professor sounds Eritrean, his looks and his avoidance of Eritrean abusive culture while praising him. I do not know, he associates with Elais Kifle who at least works for Issayas or sympathizes with him or he may be Eritrean.
Africa is just a screwed up continent. It is up to you and me to come to understand each other. I know you are very fanatic pente, but I hope you will try to come to terms with all others who have extreme views like you.
you sounds child,when you ask to ahmed.why do you say hailmariam Eritrean?Do you have right to ask people?or Eritrea is your nightmare.ahamed is proud Ethiopians who fought for his religion.you divided people basic ethanics and make weak christians.now you want miss with our brothers moslems.Ethiopia have one enemy.that is woyanes and beggar under cover @games like you.we condome wahabis new religion on our moslem brothers Ethiopian.
from Eritrean moslem..
@ ፊታውራሪ Free
Thank you dear. I agree with you 100%. The same folks who are currently screaming “Dimtsachin Yisema” were comfortably in bed with TPLFs since 1991. Especially in 2005, at such decisive moment of Ethiopia’s History, those who are screaming now were comfortably siding with TPLFs. Just like they were hiding at every major decisive moments of Ethiopia’s history.
@ Ts aka Tremendously Stupid aka Ash
Mamo Killo, please!
@ Gragn aka the number one House Nigger cyber comic
Listen fool, I was in Ethiopia in all those years that the Muslim community were bootlicking TPLFs. They were working hand and gloves with Weyane, disrespecting Christians, especially after that pig Al Amoudi went there. They were behaving so irresponsibly, gallivanting with all sorts of Yemeni, Pakistani, Saudi imams all over Addis, getting radicalized! Your Dimtsachin Yisema had no intention of fighting oppression, tyranny until GOE turned on them. Now that you are in bad terms with Weyane, you are falsely claiming that there is religious prosecution in Ethiopia? You have never ever had it easy, comfortable like the Weyane era! They never prosecuted you? Saudi, Al Amouid & Co bought them with $$ & blinded them all these years. They even took sides with you when you burned churches, killed Christians? Now what prosecution are you retards talking? Yeah yeah yeah… Whatever!
As for Saudis, it was money worshiping, desperate for fame Zenawi who allowed them in Ethiopia. Quit making it sound as if this was USA’s decision? Since when Saudi’s money influenced Ethiopia pre TPLFs? Ethiopia preferred her dignity, strategic security instead of Arab petrol $. Only these retarded Zenawi & Co fell for Saudi’s money while at the same times failing to grasp how extremely unnecessary, dangerous it was to invite Arabs to Ethiopia. Arabs are in Ethiopia for their own sake, making money & growing rice, spreading hate you retard. Ethiopia, didn’t move an inch forward as direct result of Saudi & Co’s investment past however many years. Whereas, the Saudi Pig, Al Amoudi is now #65 in Forbes, controlling Ethiopia’s national assets, all thanks to Zenawi. His assets have increased drastically since he went back to Ethiopia yet the Ethiopian people are struggling to eat.
You are just a shameful clown for dragging Assta into this. I may not agree with Assta’s views 100% but he makes sense. He is always pro Ethiopia unlike you house niggers always defending Arabs, Somalis, pretty much siding with any given nation against Ethiopia as long as they are Muslim? That is what sets you too far apart with Assta B. He is NOT a house nigger, traitor willing to side with Ethiopia’s enemies! You are.
Moron Armaria with his crap.
Are you Addis Teftef pretending to be a girl like the girl you are? lollllllllllllllllllll
Stop acting stupid! what a moron!
The fake professor is enemy of Ethiopia, the professor will pick any thing he found to use it in his persistent attack on the Central Government of Ethiopia. We all should be aware of those elements mingled with Government Opposition to destroy the central government authority of Ethiopia camouflaging themselves with oppositions or religious questions. We should know there is a huge difference between opposition to the Government and enmity with the Central Government, the horse face fake Professor Al, Imam Shakir, Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis etc are not about human rights or opposition against the government but the central state of Ethiopia. Any agenda that leads to weakening the central government of Ethiopia is a valuable tool for those who stood against Ethiopia.
Make the distinction Al Mariam the horse face is not about the government but the state of Ethiopia.
Waw, I am sorry if you feel offended. I am just trying to support you for your courage you show us standing up to the bullies.
Keep up the good work. Don’t be intimidated if they try abuse you. You are not inferior to nobody. You are the same like anybody eventhough you were born in down syndrome and intelectually challenged. Be inspirational for the weak and batterd souls all over the world. Thank you again. I am not responding to you again. Anyway I don’t like to comment on things here. I just felt sorry for you and thoutght you may need some support.
We have seen beautiful cities like Bagdad, Syria, and countries like Ruwanda (Hutu and Tusis), Nigeria, Yugoslavia, old Kuwait burn to ashes and still Yemen is nearly divided into two. Do we dream our new Ethiopia be a ghost house like them?
Sooner than later Eritrea and Ethiopia would live side by side as good neighbors and grow together. Because the young Ethiopian generation is a mixture of all regions and religions of Ethiopia.
We, the Ethiopian Youth trust on freedom, equality, education and prosperity. We fully support our Moslem brothers and sisters on their fight for equal rights.
The time will come that all Gragn Ahmads, all Abebe Gelaws, all opposition parties roam the streets of Addis and enjoy the high towers EQUALLY to woyanes, the Chinese and the Indians all in one and same spirit, because Ethiopia can accomodate all without any prejudice! ETHIOPIA IS FOR ALL!
Eradicate DISCRIMINATION, POVERTY, TRIBALISM, CORRUPTION!
FREE ALL PRISONERS WITH NO IFS AND BUTS!
Our forefathers made a big mistake when tried to force their ideology on the people. They implemented radical Christian Orthodox to all the people by force. That is called Human Rights ABUSE! They call Ethiopia as one and only Christian state of Africa. Thats all lies! We have 75% of Ethiopia are Moslems, we like it or not. We treated our Moslem brothers as second nationals for decades. We burned their mosques, we called them names, but they still had to tolerate all the ugly deeds of the fanatic orthodox among us. Again we start to call the new age christians, the Homos, the foreign bodies who work hard for betterment of our country, we show them our real colors. Surely we are in need of their assistance but for our ugly hypocracy we show them that we are divided and lazy.
WE THE YOUTH OF ETHIOPIA ARE HERE TO STAY! We are anti discrimination and ready to show the world that all the past crimes is compensated with love and harmony.
Let Ethiopia bloomish.
Because REGIME COME AND REGIME GO but OUR Menelik Palace is always there TO STAY.
We shall prevail!
Movement of Ethiopian Youth from inside and outside the country!
Dearest Amhara Princess (visitor),
As you may know the fact I have been one of the admirers of Professor Alemayehu Gebre Mariam for a long time until I found out that he is a dedicated advocate of the Jihadist Muslims in Ethiopia. He has never said anything bad about the bad dictators in Sudan, Eretria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, and of many other countries. He calls the Ethiopian Jihadist Muslim protest “the Ethiopian Arab Spring,” but he forgets to tell the Ethiopians that the Arab Spring has brought nothing good to the Arab-Muslim countries but tumult and chaos; therefore, I am denouncing his misguided views about the Muslims’ protest in Ethiopia. My opposition to him is just like St. Paul’s opposition to St. Peter:
“And when Kephas [Peter] came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face because he clearly was wrong. For, until some people came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to draw back and separated himself, because he was afraid of the circumcised. And the rest of the Jews (also) acted hypocritically along with him, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy. But when I saw that they were not on the right road in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Kephas in front of all, ‘If you, though a Jew, are living like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews ?’” (Galatians 2:11-14).
The Professor is wrong that he supports the Muslims’ case at the expense of the Ethiopian Christians, and I will continue to disagree with him unless he changes his factious views.
I am glad you and Free are scrutinizing his views and have come to agree with some of my views against the good Professor’s exclusive view points about the Ethiopian Jihadist Muslims’ protest. I don’t think there is any religious persecution in Ethiopia, but the Professor believes there is.
You gave Gragn Ahmed a lasting good name “House Niger,” and you are absolutely right. Gragn Ahmed changes not only his screen name but also his views; he doesn’t have any principle at all: he one of those lost Muslims in the Arab-Muslim countries.
I heard him praising Imam Shakir, the Egyptian Muslim and Jawar Mohamed, the Ethiopian Muslims, for inspiring the Ethiopian Muslims in Washington DC. Next time, you will see him blaming them for not waging war quickly against the Ethiopian Christians.
On Saturday, March 2, 2013, he made the following comment:
“Saudi and Egypt should annex Ethiopia not if or buts other wise they will continue to burn as Wayane smuggles armed terrorist pentes and orthodox into Saudi. Right now a lot of Christians were caught with armed guns in Saudi.”
Have you heard the Saudis have caught Christians with guns in Saudi Arabia? Gragn wants Saudi and Egypt to declare Islam in Ethiopia and make Ethiopia a Muslim country. He is telling us the clear agenda of the Ethiopian Muslim protest; however, the good Professor does not understand the fundamental purpose of the Muslim protest in Ethiopia. I don’t think they will stop protesting until they final goal is achieved: They will continue to protest until the Sharia law has become the law of the Christian land of Ethiopia.
I ask you to ignore Ts (fes). You should not waste your precious time with him, and I had him before. He is very poor in expressing himself in the English language as you can see my remarks about him:
Ts the mucous, the charlatan, the graduate from the top schools in the developed countries (visitor),
On February 10, 2013, Mr. Ts the mucous made the following false statement to the nazret.com readers:
“As I informed you… I had attended top schools in developed nations.”
Can a person who attended top schools in developed countries possibly make the following numerous mistakes in writing in the English language? You judge!
On February 9, 2013, he made the following English blunders:
1. “writing with English”: say writing in English.
2. “This also include word” : say includes
3. “For example, rather you says” : say you rather
4. The word “declare” is stronger than the word “interest”; therefore, you must learn diction.
5. “I am interested to testify”: say interested in testifying….
6. “I have the will to declare Jesus Christ in every subject area, relevant or irrelevant” is perfect English.
7. “have no problems to express yourself” : say in expressing yourself
8. “The point is no whether we knew this language” : Say the point is not whether we knew….
9. “O,” : say O without a “ ,”
10. “You are one of respected person” : say one of the respected persons
11. “most participant in this forum has an impression to see” : say most participants in this forum have….
12. “Since you like wordy” : say words or new terms
13. “Do you still implacable with my expression”: implacable is not the right word to use here, and it is an adjective, not a verb or a noun. You better say “love” or “like” my expression
14. “you are extremists”: If you are referring the word “extremists” to me, then you better say extremist because I am just one person.
15. “By the way, why do you appear to defend for Ms. Agazit Women” : say defend Ms. Agazit, not for
16. “Are you appeared to write on her behalf for her to have such good English composition as well?” : say are you willing to write on her….not are you appeared
On February 10, 2013, he made the following mistakes:
1. “fields of specialization was”: say were, not was
2. “fail into fallacy”: say fall into
3. “with many subject of studies”: say many subjects of studies
4. “grade 2 person express”: say expresses
5. “one’s idea”: say his/her ideas
6. “ill-tempered and criticize”: verb confusion
7. Most people need a conversional skills”: say skill or skills if you drop “a”
8. “a person should specialized”: say specialize
9. “needn’t to deny”: say needn’t deny
10. “your short come”: say your short coming
11. “cannot be a president; and cannot be legible”: Say “and” without “;”
12. “You are extremists”: say extremist because you are referring the word “extremist” to me
13. “others right”: say others’ right
14. “what ever religion they wish it”: say they wish, not it
15. “orange with appeals”: say orange with apples, not appeals
16. “flattery person”: say flattering person
17. “meritorious”: say meritorious work or meritorious achievement
18. “Enjoy this”: vague! The word “this” refers here to nothing; therefore, it remains without antecedent.
19. Your entire statements under “d” are absolutely wrong. No one can make those kinds of awkward sentences.
20. I have made the following statement: “I have the will to declare Jesus Christ in every subject area, relevant or irrelevant.”
On February 11, 2013, he continued doubling his errors in writing his comments in the English language:
1. “Enjoy this”: Enjoy what? vague
2. “I wrote you that”: You wrote me what? vague
3. “I wrote you that…including yourself”: “You” and “yourself” – same thing
4. “English language was not my fields of specialization”: Say my field of ….
5. “clue,”: no comma after clue is needed
6. “that I, myself….”: No comma after “I” is needed
7. “will never learns”: Say - will never learn
8. “in a belligerent ways”: Say- way
9. “Oh!”: wrong place for “Oh!”
10. “mistaken sentence”: Say- wrong sentence
11. “relevant or irrelevant” describes subject area
12. “Continue to deny!”: To deny what? vague
13. “intelligentsia”: bad diction
14. “his/her ideas preferable to one’s ideas
15. “scatterbrained knowledge”: wrong terms
16. “you are extremists”: Say- “you are an extremist” since you are referring the word extremist to me. Learn subject-verb agreements.
17. “for you have multifaceted delusional disorder, for you had expressed being in the mode of hopelessness”: too many for’s in the wrong sentence that does not have any clear meaning.
18. “I urge you to go to”: Say- go and drop “to” after “you”
19. “That is it! The only useful advice! I can give you now!”: Say- that is the only useful advice I can give you now.
20. “You are liar.”: Say- you are a liar
21. “Why you failed to stop responding to my comments so?”: Say- Why did you respond to me after you promised not to respond to my comments?
22. “neither you able to validate your inquiry”: Say- you are….
23. “Don’t speak false! Wrong phrase
24. “You again don’t have a means to testify….”: Say- a fact, not a means
25. “You are such liar….”: Say- a liar
26. “If I were you, I would bring any criminal person irrespective of their religion….”: Say- irrespective of his/her religion
27. “I would wish a removal of human being”: wrong sentence and misuse of the word “wish”
28. “You are incapable to deride PM DHM.”: Say- You are incapable of deriding PM DHM.
29. “Assta B. Getta?”: Say- Assta B. Gettu, not Getta. Of course, I am your English Getta!
30. “How we know that he has these problems?: Say- How do we know…?
31. “What happen to his….”: Say- what happened
32. “None but he is a keyboard tiger.” Say- Wrong sentence! What is the position of “None”?
33. “Is he being Christian make him bad person?: Say- Does being a Christian make him a bad person?
34. No, he has right to follow whatever he likes.”: Say- He has the right…..
35. “What happen….”: Say- What happened….
36. “with confusion of understanding and composition”: Understanding and composition don’t go together in the awkward sentences of yours.
37. What is his real contribution to Ethiopia development?: Say- to Ethiopia’s development
38. No one knew”: Say- No one knows….
39. “Why is he trying to be faultfinder? That is it! his capacity to do”: Say- Why is he trying to be a carper? That is what he knows!
40. “Why he is not PM?: Say- Why is he not a PM?
41. “Who baby is he?: Say- Whose baby is he?
42. “Is he really baby?” Say- Is he really a baby?
43. “These are challenging now.” The demonstrative “these” stand for what?
44. Why this elder person does not deserve respect?: Say- Why doesn’t this elderly person deserve respect?
45. “Yap!” You are not fit to use the word “yap” yet, and you do not know how to use it.
46. “Why these all? Wrong phrases and wrong question mark.
47. “angry management”: Say- anger management
Do you think this deluded individual had ever attended, as he claims, the top schools in the developed countries? I doubt it! Had he not boasted he had attended the top schools in the developed countries, I wouldn’t have posted his numerous grammatical errors. I am the ruthless enemy of those who conceit, lie to, and deceive others.
My dear Ts the mucous, you must review all the grammatical errors you have been foolishly and carelessly committing and you must study them very carefully. Next time, you may write, at least, one sentence with less than five errors. I know neither English nor Amharic is your mother tongue, but you have to learn both if you want to have a descent job in this global world of ours.
You must go to school and learn the English language; then you can ask questions; other wise, no one understands what you are saying or asking about because of your poor writing.
Sorry to disappoint you, but I have a bad news for you that those people whom you mentioned above including Al, the evil possessed clown or others, the part time diaspora politicians don’t believe in equality. So far, we haven’t seen any diaspora politician that has a clear political road map or a clear stand, other than all of them seemed to be good only in talking against everything that happening in Ethiopia under the current government.. However, don’t give up and good luck!!
God bless the world!
Correction:He is one of those….
Alemayehu G. Mariam is apparently not only a professor of politics, but also a politician. Who can disagree with his many fine writings on human rights, especially in the wake of the 2005 elections. But in some instances he has been more a politician than a steadfast human rights activist. Along the way bits of hypocrisy and greed (need to win) have tainted his writings. Unfortunately credibility is easily lost and nearly impossible to regain and so I kindly advise the professor:
Please continue to fight for human rights in all of Africa. Stop the selective indictment of dictators and unrealistic stance on range of economic and political issues so that we may enjoy your work again.
Amhara Princess the Amhara doll,
I have not time to respond to your outlandish accussations but I just want a line of two. You stated Muslims disrespected christians? In what manner? Have you considered burning of Mesjids and trashing of Quran as a respectful act? This is what amazes me.
How do you link Dimstachin Yesema supporters or leaders were involved in disrespecting the christians?
I would want to know where and what and who did all these crap you vomiting here. If they did I will be the first not to support them. Quite to the contrary these are the people who were persecuted from Day 1 since Ehadeg took power and I mentioned to you what happened to Anawar Mesjid Massacre before your so called 2005 revolution. Yes, Wayane did improve the lives of Muslims but that is more of cosmetic change. Since you are like “ye Ergo Zimbe” you try to ridicule my struggle for the rights of Muslims. But this is expected from losers like you. I am not advocating for superiority of Muslims. But at least an equal unfair treatment of the of all religions. If a Muslim is discriminated based on his religion I expect the same unfair treatment for christians. Otherwise, it will show bias. If Wayane favored Muslims which I totally disagree Muslims did not ask for it. Wayane calculated its cost and came up with the same dividing strategy out of economics and probably political advantage. Muslims did not think christians were in any way disfavored. By the way, if Muslims did support Wayane why did opposition win Addis Ababa with sizeable number of muslims residing? First remove your bias. You may not support the movement but you have no right to tarnish it. By the same logic, why do you support G7 or Kinijit who were in bed with Wayane but fail out eventually with it?
I think you have no deep analytical ability or you are out of touch with reality. If Meles was favoring Muslims he would not have said he believes Ethiopia is Christian country and would not have jailed the journalist Ezedin Mohammed for over a year just for exposing his interview with the British Guradian.
Would you please post the interview about Meles Zenawi that you kept bluffing about? However, you are funny to state that you are struggling about Muslims’ right in Ethiopia…LOL. What kind of right you are talking about, Gragn Ahmed? Are you talking about the madness that going on around the world in the name of Islam? If so, I have to tell you the truth that the good hearted Ethiopian Muslim are smart enough to know the difference between freedom and religion fanaticism, and I advise you to stop your evil activities toward the Ethiopian people…
God bless the world!
Mr English teacher, you did a good job. But you fail to know the difference between a mother tongue and the language that use for higher education … As a student in one of the developed country, I do make tons of mistake in all my report, and the professors give me correction. It is not a big deal but I am an expert on the actual task, and I know what i am doing. After all the guy is a politician not an English teacher. You better use your capability to teach kids leave the politics for the one who is good at it.
Dubana Qil, Abekakelachew Leyeqil. Alamariam, you are comparing black protagonists with the Apartheid system; further, you comparison is farfetched. Basically equality of nations/ nationalities was pushed by all intellectuals in the last 50 years in Ethiopia. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
Assat B. Gettu,
Sovereignty! You are in a good condition. You are remembering the past. I see your subconscious. Frankly, I love your copy and paste like an ozone layer. But I cannot be pretentious. Do you get what I mean?
When you disappear, I will ask in this forum: where Assat B. Gettu lies cleverly. You know that I wouldn’t list all of your lying, for example, you stated above that Prof. Al. “doesn’t understand the fundamental purpose of the Muslim protest in Ethiopia.”
As much as possible, I will continue to respect you.
There are many haters of Islam, most of them come from Tigre ethnicity and Shewa Amhara. These are our worst enemies. I don’t know Gojam and Gondar is represented by Teddy and Taman and Abebe Belew. Hence, I can not say ay thing bad about them.
So, inside wayane some Eritrean haters of Islam and Tigre Axum are bent on making Islam second class. So, we are not sure what is coming up but Waayane for sure has to clean those who advised him including, Agazit woman, Amhara Princes, Bethihu, Nostra Dam, Magadala, Addis Zefen, Extra terrestrial Assa, etc.
Wayane needs to choose, but we Muslims will not give up on our dream not even Russian archaic planes. What is turkey doing for Ethiopia? I want to know.
@ Gragn Ah’Mad
LMAO@ Yergo Zinb/doll! Chewata Chemrehal Bakih? Not to mention you came the hell down from your high horse recently. You claim you have no time to respond to me? Yeah right! Yet, your two lines turned out to be that long?
Firstly, if Muslims claim to have voted in 2005, they would have been out there demonstrating against the theft of that vote? Logic much?
Secondly, where and when did Meles say Ethiopia is a christian country? On a contrary, what he said when your radical kinds were going around burning churches was that it was Christians provoking Muslims by claiming Ethiopia as a christian Island! I will find this video when I have time, post it for you.
Thirdly, reasons why I said you folks were getting radicalized, Arabized & disrespecting Christians while bootlicking Weyane? It was more than visible to see Ethiopian Muslim women increasingly looking like Saudi women! Many radicals like yourself popped out from the rocks they were buried under and started to undermine Ethiopian Christians, history etc. Plus some radical Wolloye & Silte imams were increasingly preaching against peaceful existence, tolerance of both religions. Trying to segregate Muslim Ethiopians, asking Muslims to distance themselves from Christians. One Imam’s preaching I heard was nauseating overall but what I found most interesting and his exact words were:
“… if Fatima & Kedija’s friends are Aster & Almaz, then the two Muslim women MUST reevaluate their faith"! in Amharic! I heard it in my own ears!
Finally, there is absolutely no religious prosecution in Ethiopia. Everybody against Weyanes is getting equally abused, prosecuted. If you folks separate the plight of Ethiopians in general and label it as religious prosecution, you are being totally dishonest (as always)!
@ Dearest Assta B
I do understand why you would oppose Prof Al on certain issues. I personally love & appreciative him on many levels and I have immense respect for him. However, when he writes miscalculated articles such as this one, and the hydro power projects, then I will say exactly how I think of his articles and not him personally. However, it is people’s God given right to oppose or support him, say whatever needs to be said pro/against his views. I believe, external elements like Eritrea, Sudan etc might not be Prof Al’s business nor priorities in my view.
That said, as usual, you make you point crystal clear, brilliant post!
First, I see change in you at least you wrote my name as it is. Your disrespect is changing now. Before you ask for respect, respect for me. Second, your so called videos are always concacted as always and released for public consumption. Even if the imam said do not befriend, that is his choice. Some orthodo
x live in forest “Gedam". It is true however that a person must choose his friends. Other than that Islam is not saying do not love your neighbors or do not disrespect your neighbors. But from religious point of view, even Christianity does not allow Muslim friendship. It is your Church which has been preaching for over 1400 years not to eat in the house of Muslims, and not to enter a Mesjid. You guys have been disrespecting Ethiopian muslims calling them 72 virgins, four wives, pedophile, moon God, stone Mecca, barbaric Sharia, stone age Islam, etc.. How long have you been here in this forum? Can you do me a favor, how long has Assta Getu been here? How long have I been here? How long did Assta Getu denigrate Muslims and Islam here and for how long? Did he believe in Muslim Ethiopians, and in the history of Muslim Ethiopians? I can go and go and yet you only wrote to him to t insult Prof Al Mariam but not Islam. This site was promoting hate before I even was remotely near to this site. I never knew about the existence of this site.
So, what are you talking about ms lady? Check facts before you jump into the fray. The fact is Assta Getu has done a good job of recruiting his disciples like you who are emotionally driven than logically.
Here is some excerpts from Assta Getu:
The two Islamist terrorists, out of the 29 Muslim Jihadists, must be executed, and the rest should be jailed for life. The two Islamist terrorists are Sheikh Sultan Haji Ahman and Habiba Muhammed.
The Ethiopian government is a Christian government, not a Muslim government; hence, it has a great responsibility to protect the Christian communities as well as the other religious groups from the Jihadist Ethiopian Muslims.
11/30/12 @ 13:48
If you think I instigated Assta you can read this post from Ethiopian Review. Assta B. Getu is all over this website. I rarely go there. But this guy has been tarnishing Islam. He does not need instigator. He is self born to insult Islam Christian.
You know Assta B. Getu yet you never ever say any thing against him when it comes to Islam.
As to Islamic dressing, Muslim have a right to dress the way they like. No explanation needed.
But one thing is you can no longer insult us without being insulted yourself.
You stated no discrimination of Muslims? Hello? Axum Muslim does not give you care??
Have you ever been to Axum? How many or what are the muslim population lin Axum? As for to my understanding, in that part of Ethiopia, the Muslim community are a well respected part of the society, and they conduct equal responsibilities as their Christian brothers and sisters for the well being of the Ethiopian sociaty. So, you better close your pro Arab religion extremism preaching mouth and leave our people alone? I know that your evil messages of Islamism fantasy never have had attracted any desent Ethiopian Muslims, but those of your likes sick minded handful individuals that wouldn’t mind to prostitute their a**s in the name of boundary less islamis fantasy…
Once again leave the Ethiopian Muslim alone and go join your like that they could be found all over the world doing their evil things….I know you made it clear to all here that you are more pro Arab than being an Ethiopian…
God bless the world!
Gragn Ahmed, the house niggre (visitor),
You are begging the Amhara Princess to support your propensity to incite the Muslims in Ethiopia against the majority Christians. Amhara Princess is an independent thinker; she is not like a Muslim woman, the domestic property of a barbaric Muslim with a barbaric law – the Sharia law. You have tried your tricks before to stop her vicarious friend ship with me, but you failed.
In your comment you said the 9/11 terrorist act was not done by the Saudi Muslims. Read what you have stated. I have so many documents that lead you to deportation. If I want, I can post them here as you posted mine.
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
America is a muslim country and it will be. America is tired of evangelical christians who hate Muslims. nazret.com is a hater Muslim. They delete my post.
Muslims don’t hate America, they love it. Muslims don’t love extremist christian evangelicals. Many Muslims died during 9/11. 9/11 is not done by Saudi. We are peaceful citizens and growing.When we get power we will make Sharia our Law because we are obliged to do that for making Allah our savior. If you are not happy with this reality, pack and leave. The likes of you are killing Muslims all over the world and they are advising America with their hate agenda. Because of you Egypt is in chaos.
One thing is clear FBI knows who hates America. Christians eveangelicals who worship Paul more than they love America. They will never stop until they convert Indians, Budhists and Muslims alike.
I hope they lock you soon you bastard Paulian.
12/06/12 @ 18:27
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
ante kirnatam kese Assta Getu,
Why you created on this earth? Why you stink this website with your stinky, unwashed dirty ass. You touch your ass and we smell it in your fingers that type the filthy words.
I mean I am flamabagasted by your lack of wit. I am really appalled you can eat me if you are mad like Wayane.
Unless you promise not to write any thing good or bad against Islam I will be staying here until my last breath is taken away by my Allah. Until then I will bleed you and tear you and tear christianity into pieces and I will dig up your christianity from its grave and analyze it if it got any poisons from Paul’s writings and properly bury it back. Simply you can not match me in my writing skills, in my imaginations, in my graphic style of writing, in my all roundedness, in my steadfastness, in my ability to deal with multitude tasks. in my ability to challenge the likes of Marcus, Addis shintam, amhara pieces, Nostra Dam, Hagere, Dallas, Extratermite, Agazit woman, heny or hen, oromo, etc…
All of you combined you can not beat me.
Here are the conditions from me to you for me to stop coming to this website:
1. Don’t ever call my name write my name here.
2. Don’t touch any of Islam. Be in in Afghanistan or Taliban Pakistan. It is simply done of your business.
You are not a social reformer or scholar.
3. I simply don’t think you are Ethiopian so I advise you to not oppose any of the Movements in Ethiopia led by Muslims.
4. No curse words and no insults against Islam and Muslims of the world not only against Ethiopians.
If you break any or all of the above rules partly or minimally or entirely, we will invoke the treaty of Wuchalle as we did to Menelik II. I will break your neck and make it look like it was never part of you. It is none of your business if Ethiopia becomes all Sharia Law or partly Sharia Law or is controlled by Saudi or Iran. You can not negatively associate Arabs with Islam nor negatively comments against those Muslim investors if your intent is to defame Islam.
As to your christianity I don’t need it and it is in fact in the grave and try your luck with it. If, however, you come to the fold of Islam your all sins will be forgiven and you will be like a new born baby. So don’t lose hope Allah is merciful.
NO need to respond to me if you agree. Or you can just say I agree Sir and I will pay all my jizza taxes. You will not be asked to defeind the nation of Islam and you will follow your religion in accordance with Islam.
My response is based on the thing you posted above and is again posted below:
“I just don’t want to hear anything good or bad from you on this web site anymore! Why don’t you just disappear and go to the Islamic web sites and spread your lies there?”
12/04/12 @ 22:40
Gragn Ahmed, the house nigger (visitor),
You cursed not only me but other people. This is what you said:
“Simply you can not match me in my writing skills, in my imaginations, in my graphic style of writing, in my all roundedness, in my steadfastness, in my ability to deal with multitude tasks. in my ability to challenge the likes of Marcus, Addis shintam, amhara pieces, Nostra Dam, Hagere, Dallas, Extratermite, Agazit woman, heny or hen, oromo, etc…”
You beg Amhara Princess to be your friend, and at the same time, as your trashy comment indicates, you call her “amhara pieces.” This is the deception all Muslims of your kind have. You got this deception from the false prophet Muhammad, the child molester.
No one needs your friendship as your dirty prophet told you: “Believers, take not Jews and Christians for your friends” (Quran 5:51). Based on this satanic verse, your Prophet (May curse be upon him) commanded you never to be friends either to the Jews or to the Christians.
I am so glad I have disclosed your eternal deceptions to my Ethiopian Christians: your Islamic protest in the Christian land of Ethiopia is another deception to get world attention and to make Ethiopia look bad in the eyes of the world.
You will never, never, never, never, never, and never change Christian Ethiopia to a Muslim country. Ethiopia is more advanced than any Arab-Muslim countries. As a house nigger, you must find your Arab master and be raped five times a day. Sooner or later, you will get what you deserve; you are not going to protest every week in the Christian land of Ethiopia any more. You are not going to pray on the streets of our city, you hypocrite! By praying on the street, you are pretending as pious Muslims, but the fact is you are killers, deceivers, adulterers, idolaters, and child molesters.
As your prophet Muhammad said, two religions cannot coexist together in the Arabian Peninsula, in this case in the Christian land of Ethiopia any more. Therefore, get out of my country and go hell and perish forever!
Ethiopian Muslims have a better standard level of living. How are they going to fare with educated christians? To compare Ethiopia in one of the bottom in the index of poverty is pathetic. Without the Muslim land of Ethiopia that is occupied by North Tigres and Amharas, there will be no list of Ethiopia in poverty index.
What are the export of Ethiopia?
Coffee (South, #1)
If you want to exclude Muslims from praying in the open, doing what they want do in that country, then indeed we will call it a christian country. Muslim praying places are very small in size, hence it is not advisable to do that. Also, praying Azan is one of the most beautiful sounds on this planet. I do not want no one to deprive me of that. Here, in the West, they have sound alarms. What do they do with it??? Nothing. They warn people regularly about danger. If I say no the siren, no one listens to me. Sometimes, I forget it is a warning siren and change my plans. Whose fault is this? So, similarly we should not change what is normal for Eastern cultures. In fact, it is part of our beauty. In the old days, when christians wanted to wake up early. they use the dark late night Azan call as alarm clock. “Allah akber sile asneshinn". I miss that a lot.
So, if Wayane people are yet listening do not tamper with people lives when your survival is at stake now.
Gragn Ahmed, the house nigger (visitor),
How many times do I have to tell you that Ethiopia is not your country? Saudi Arabia is your country; you are just a gust or a settler in Ethiopia: we don’t recognize you exist and we don’t have any sympathy toward you because you have said:
“Saudi and Egypt should annex Ethiopia not if or buts other wise they will continue to burn as Wayanne smuggles armed terrorist pentes and orthodox into Saudi. Right now a lot of Christians were caught with armed guns in Saudi.” (03/02/13 @21:23)
Assta B. Gettu,
I kept ignoring you because you are not important any more. But I have to tell you that in many cases you misspelt the word “guest” as “gust". Guest is a stranger and gust is a strong wind.
Ethiopia will never never never never going backward. We are marching freedom. Africa for Africans.
no more discrimination based on religion or ethinicity. We need full Liberty. The likes of you will be gone soon. If Ethiopia is Islam, we will not discriminate Christians. They can drink tella or beer like fish. But if you force us, we will make you drink water only.
Good bye my friend. Your propaganda will never work.
Assta B. Gettu,
I kept ignoring you because you are not important any more. But I have to tell you that in many cases you misspelt the word “guest” as “gust". Guest is a stranger and gust is a strong wind.
Ethiopia will never never never never go backward. We are marching to freedom. Africa for Africans. No more discrimination based on religion or ethinicity. We need full Liberty. The likes of you will be gone soon. If Ethiopia is Islam, we will not discriminate Christians. They can drink tella or beer like fish. But if you force us, we will make you drink water only.
Good bye my friend. Your propaganda will never work.
Gragn Ahmed, the house nigger (visitor),
First learn how to construct a sentence; then you can tell me the misspelled word. One can misspell a word because of typographical error, but one should not distort a sentence like you do everyday.
A house nigger like you makes the following sentence, and he thinks it is a correct sentence:
“If Ethiopia is Islam, we will not discriminate Christians.”
You must also learn proper analogy: your analogy of fish is not correct.
You wrote: “They can drink tella or beer like fish.”
Fish drink water but never tella or beer.
Normal people drink water, milk, tella, beer, and so on and so forth; however, abnormal people like you drink camel’s urine and fuck a camel. Your false prophet Muhammad used to have a special camel by the name KASWA. KASWA was also one of his concubines.
We Ethiopian Christians don’t need filthy Muslims like you: you must leave the Christian land of Ethiopia and go to the filthy land of the Arabs. Africa is for black Africans not for Arabs like you because you have slaughtered over 28 million black Africans, and you are still slaughtering the Nigerian Christians.
You dirty house nigger: you have already told us the hidden agenda of your protest when you stated: “Saudi and Egypt should annex Ethiopia not if or buts….” That is what you want and that is why you are protesting in the Christian city of Addis Ababa. You are not protesting for religious freedom; you are protesting to establish a backward Islamic rule with its barbaric Sharia law in the Christian land of Ethiopia. You cannot fool us any more! Go and fool your slut mother and your child molester father.
Yes, you are fooling us on nazret.com by changing your screen name like a criminal. Today, you are Gragn Ahmed. After few minutes you will be Ethiopiawinet, and tomorrow you will be Seattle. Next week, you will use a new screen name. You are born in deception, and you live in deception for the rest of your cursed life.
Ethiopia is a Christian country and remains a Christian country for eternity. Power, land, history, and country belong to the Christian people of Ethiopia, not to the Jihadist Muslims in Ethiopia. You are under the leadership of the Ethiopian Christian government not under the rule of a fake Muslim government. Ethiopia is not Egypt or Saudi Arabia or Sudan or Somalia; Ethiopia is a sovereign Christian country governed by a Christian government.
Did you get it?
You are becoming a really joker…LOL. However, enjoy telling your fantasy… to your madly howling peers…LOL.
God bless the world!!
Dear nazret.com readers,
Gragn Ahmed uses the following screen names he created to deceive the readers; especially, most of the time he uses Gragn Ahmed, Ethiopiawinet, and Seattle.
1. Gragn Ahmed
3. Woyane is evil
4. Bitter truthes
6. Jesus wife
7. Dagnachew Koru
8. Shewa Mote
9. The Black God
10. 1000 Wives
On December 12, 2012, at 23:55, Gragn Ahmed made the following statements:
Christianity is world war
Christianity is prostitution
Christianity is sexual harrassement
Christianity is sexual abuse
Christianity is child molestation
Christianity is fake god
Christianity is deception of Paul
Christianity is stinky ass
Christianity is falsehood
Christianity is bestiality
Christianity is ghonorrhea
Christianity is slavery
Christianity is bomb them bomb them
Christianity is devil and satan
Christianity is womanizer and lusty
Christianity is immoral and unethical
Christianity is sex slavery
Christianity is dominate muslim and take territory
Christianity is condom
Christianity is wushema
Christianity is wine and tella
Christianity is night club and free sex
Christianity is pig pussy
Christianity is prok eating
Christainity is cannibalism
Christianity is deception and lie
Christianity is falsehood and denial
Christianity is rotten meat
Christianity is uncivilized and cruel
Christianity is tabot worhsip
Christianity is sex tourism of Queen Sheba
Christianity is Menelik I and illegal child birth
Christianity is Menelik Ii and womanizer
Christianity is theif and robbing
Christianity is insecure and money laundering
Christianity is abuse of the poor.
12/12/12 @ 23:55
If you want me to change my name, change the way you treat my people. When it comes to religion, I expect full respect. Otherwise, we are all going to take our country to instability. You can tell us we lived in harmony but you can not tell me if I was happy about it. By the same talken, can you tell me why a killer like Yohannes IV be given a statue or an airport named after him at Mekele? What is the message for Ethiopians? It is okay to kill? While people in Denkeze area took out the buried body of Imam Ahmed. How is that respect?
I knew you haven’t been to Tigray region, and I doubt it if you ever been to any part of Ethiopia, for that matter. I’m sure that you are one of those cowad Islamist cyber solder whom have masked under their fake identies to preach their daily devilish messages….oh yeah, you should know that your foolish intimidation will never afect any Ethiopian, because we are well aware of that you have been working hard to your maxim energy to distbilize Ethiopia for years. And you know that how our people have been kicking your terrorist a***s….If Ethiopia’s stability was up to your blessing, there wouldn’t been Ethiopia existed. However, thanks to our Ethiopian heroes that they have paid ther sweet blood and kept it free from you/ likes an enemies of our people and country….
God bless the world!!
Wayane tries to cover up its weaknesses by saying there is terror in Ethiopia. There is no terror in Ethiopia. But we know that there is inequality in Ethiopia. If Wayane does not address that it will crumble. It is to your benefit to listen.
Gragn Ahmed the house nigger (visitor),
There is indeed terror, the worst one, in the Christian land of Ethiopia, a peaceful country, but the Jihadist terrorist Muslims in Ethiopia are terrorizing this Christian country by burning Christian Churches, Christian schools, and by confiscating their properties, and these Muslim terrorists are still protesting in Addis Ababa to overthrow the Christian Government and to invite Egypt and Saudi Arabia to come and take over Christian Ethiopia.
There is indeed terror, the worst one, in the Christian land of Ethiopia, a peaceful country, but the Jihadist terrorist Muslims in Ethiopia are terrorizing this Christian country by :
I have not seen any thing that supports your claim of the following accusations. Even the Kangaroo court of Addis Ababa has failed to bring any witness. Just for the record, I want you to bring anything that supports your claim. When or who did what?
1. Burning Christian Churches, Christian schools,
Do you have evidence this is done by a desire to terrorize Christians? Who did this? Do you have evidence who did this? Are the leaders of this movement (peaceful) linked to the things that happened? Are you sure you have concrete evidence?
2. and by confiscating their properties, and
I have not seen any Muslim taking Chris1tian property? Where did this happen? Instead, the Ethiopian government is confiscating Ethiopian Muslims gold, TV, Islamic Books, and their virginity. In Addis Ababa a 17 year old girl molested by Addis Ababa Police and the government did not do anything about it. So I am eager to read your evidence.
3. these Muslim terrorists are still protesting in Addis Ababa to overthrow the Christian Government and to invite Egypt and Saudi Arabia to come and take over Christian Ethiopia.
As far as I know we are not sworn in enemies with any country. Any thing that helps our economy we will be happy to remove past problems. British used to be our enemy. I hate colonialism.
Gragn Ahmed the house nigger (visitor),
You have plagiarized my statement and you want evidence for the plagiarized statement. When you use someone’s statement, you must put that statement in quotation marks “….”
You don’t even accept the clear evidence that the false prophet Muhammad had slaughtered 900 innocent Jews of Yathrib in one day. You don’t even accept that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only savior of the world.
Therefore, if I give you Ethiopian Jihadist Muslims had burned 69 Churches and destroyed Christian properties, you would deny it, and it is the daily practice of all Muslims not to accept facts because the devil has twisted their minds and blinded their eyes.
Read the following short article and, of course, you will not admit that it had happened.
In Ethiopia, Muslims burn 69 churches
Posted on Mar 17, 2011 | by Melanie Clinton
ASENDABO, Ethiopia (BP)–Muslims have killed at least one Christian and wounded several others in anti-Christian violence in western Ethiopia, according to International Christian Concern, an organization that helps persecuted Christians worldwide.
ICC also is reporting that Muslims have burned down 69 church buildings, 30 Christian homes, a Bible school, a Christian orphanage and a church office.
The anti-Christian attacks started March 2 after Muslims allegedly accused Christians of desecrating the Quran, the Islamic holy book. Violence continues to affect residents of the area. During the initial days of the attacks 3,000 Christians were displaced; ICC reports those numbers now have climbed to 10,000.
Although Ethiopian Orthodox churches are predominant throughout the country, at least the first 55 churches burned belong to evangelical denominations, according to Sam Parkman*, a Christian worker who served in Ethiopia from 2007-10.
Mike Turner*, an International Mission Board strategy leader in North Africa, said none of the 55 churches identified thus far are Baptist. The denominations of the 14 other churches have not been reported.
“What’s happened in Asendabo is unfortunate, and we are brokenhearted for the people who have been affected by the attacks,” Turner said. “But it is not unexpected, because the Lord Himself said we would face hard times and struggle with hardships as we boldly follow in His steps.”
ICC reported that military forces have been sent to curtail the attacks in Asendabo and surrounding areas. Federal government officials removed the local administrator, a Muslim, for his failure to protect the Christians. Voice of America reported that Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi blamed the attacks on a little-known Muslim extremist group called Kwarej. Some reports indicate 130 Muslims believed to be involved in the violence have been arrested.
Asendabo also was the scene of anti-Christian violence in 2006, when Muslims killed more than a dozen Christians and destroyed several churches.
“Islamic radicals are fighting to establish an Islamic state in Christian-majority Ethiopia,” ICC’s regional manager for Africa, Jonathan Racho, asserted. “… Christians will continue to be killed unless the government of Ethiopia starts taking serious measures to stop Islamists from carrying out similar attacks.”
Turner, however, disagrees that Muslims have an agenda to take over the country. “While I have seen Islam advance in [Ethiopia],” he said, “I do not have any concrete evidence to support the notion that radical Muslims are trying to make Ethiopia an Islamic state by using violence or any other means.”
Although Turner said he has no firsthand knowledge of what happened in Asendabo or why, he speculated the attacks could possibly be credited to staunch Muslims who are unhappy that Protestants in their area are growing in number.
Parkman said Muslims in Ethiopia are getting more vocal in hopes of boosting their numbers. “They’ve stepped up their voice by doing events, like rallies,” he said. “… Also, violence seems to be getting more and more frequent.”
Turner also said evidence of Islam is increasing. “You can see that visibly just from the number of mosques going up,” he said. “And the more you get into the culture and engage people in conversation, [you discover] there are more Muslims than there used to be.”
Nearly 40 percent of Ethiopia’s 90.8 million people are Muslim, according to the CIA World Factbook. An estimated 43 percent are Ethiopian Orthodox and 18.6 percent are Protestant. From the fourth century until 1974, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church was the official state church.
“There are strong Islamic bases all around Ethiopia,” Turner said, referring to nations like Sudan and Somalia. “But it has historically been a ‘Christian’ nation. If that was going to ever change … you’re talking about a massive revolution that frankly I just don’t see on the horizon anytime soon.”
Meanwhile, ICC reports churches in western Ethiopia are struggling to provide members with basic necessities like food and clothing. Organizations like ICC and missions agency SIM are providing emergency relief.
Parkman’s wife Rebecca*, encourages believers to pray that Ethiopian Christians will be “strong in the face of persecution” and “not back down” from their faith.
“The church of Jesus Christ is going to continue to face opposition, whether in Asendabo or Atlanta, Ga.,” Turner said. “Hard times will come, because the Bible tells us they will. … Church buildings can be destroyed, but ultimately it is the body of Christ that must look squarely in the face of opposition and be encouraged by God’s Word that He has already overcome this world.”
Melanie Clinton is a writer for the International Mission Board based in Africa.
This is the problem we have:
1. Kewarij is a new sect in Ethiopia. It is mainly Shia. It does not represent the Sunni Muslims of Ethiopia. The writer knows it well. But evangelicals always lie and here is the best deception.
2. The writer admitted it is not an eye account. So his conclusions are very suspicious.
3. The writer failed to include the burning of Mesjids by evangelicals even in the midst of Addis Ababa. Like the German Sefer, and Ferensay Legasion.
4. The writer by his own admission said the Muslims are not intending to terrorize the whole of Christian Ethiopians using physical or violent means. Hence, this has more of local rather than national mission. He even suggested Muslims are not talking about non violent means to control Ethiopia.
5. The writer has not in anyway connected the violence in Ethiopia to an international terror group or network.
6. The writer does not think there will be Islam majority which is a bit sad. Why not Islam majority?
7. The writer simply confuses us when he claimed that through interview he surveyed in Ethiopia that there are more muslims than he expected. Did he do the conduct? I simply can not say so.
Wayane tigres have no shame. When will these Tigres disappear? They are indeed cursed on us.
Gragn Ahmed the house nigger (visitor),
As I have said earlier you would never accept any fact, even the fact is from your fictitious Quran; therefore, you are denying the burnings of 69 Christian Churches by your brothers and sisters of the Muslim community, a community of lies and deceptions. You have failed to disprove the article; hence, the articles stands as true as it is, but shame on you!
Correction: hence, the article,not the articles
You are fool and idiot as your boss used to call you.
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