Myths and Facts about growing Muslim Activism in Ethiopia (Analysis)

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  1. Tedy says:

    The myths apparently dwell in the views, wishes and reportings of the salafists, the so called rights groups and now the US government. On the other hand, we Ethiopians know the reality: the fact is that few delusional salafists (with the help of wahabi funds and the backing of hostile states to Ethiopia) are trying their best to create instability. Obviously, the Ethiopian government has responsibility to ensure law and order by taking necessary measures to abate any destabilising activity from any individual or group.
    We understand why groups such as ICG vomit their usual reports of doom. We also understand the aspirations of some who recently wrote a laudatory article on this subject just for the sake of securing the US green card. Above all, the recent statement from the US government is very interesting for its shallowness; yet given, the new-found love affair between the Obama administration and the Egyptian Muslim brotherhood (as well as a number of salafist militias), it is safe to say the American foreign policy is now devoid of strategic imagination. Thus, I am not surprised to hear the US government releasing a sinister statement that completely misrepresents realities in Ethiopia. But Ethiopians commend their government for its demonstrably proved commitment to grant equal rights to any religious group and also its capability to withstand extremists and their foreign sponsors.

  2. Tedy says:

    The myths apparently dwell in the views, wishes and reportings of the salafists, the so called rights groups and now the US government. On the other hand, we Ethiopians know the reality: the fact is that few delusional salafists (with the help of wahabi funds and the backing of hostile states to Ethiopia) are trying their best to create instability. Obviously, the Ethiopian government has responsibility to ensure law and order by taking necessary measures to abate any destabilising activity from any individual or group.
    We understand why groups such as ICG vomit their usual reports of doom. We also understand the aspirations of some who recently wrote a laudatory article on this subject just for the sake of securing the US green card. Above all, the recent statement from the US government is very interesting for its shallowness; yet given, the new-found love affair between the Obama administration and the Egyptian Muslim brotherhood (as well as a number of salafist militias), it is safe to say the American foreign policy has now stripped itself off strategic imagination. Thus, I am not surprised to hear the US government’s nonsensical statement that completely misrepresents realities in Ethiopia. But Ethiopians commend their government for its demonstrably proved commitment to grant equal rights to any religious group and also its capability to withstand extremists and their foreign sponsors.

  3. meron says:

    Until now I been supporting Ethiopian muslims but now I’m starting to be frightened have our muslims being used by outside influnce from extrimist, would they let countries like Saudi and palestine….whom ever who believe in sheria law convince them and would they want to change our country and create mayhem in our society. Or would the elder muslims will advice the youngers not to be influenced by outsieders, i do believe in religous freedom but I don’t believe that extrimism in any religion is right. In order to live in a peaceful society we have to look our own history and what work and didn’t work and how we kept circular society.
    The reason I’m asking is eventhough I condum strongly what the tigray junta does to both muslims and christians in Ethiopia, I’m a bit puzzled by the constant change of the muslim population toward fundamentalism, watching more and more muslim women cover up, and a strict teaching of our muslims to grow their beard and dress like most muslim countries, and burning of churchs, teaching of Arabic since when has it become arabic is the language of Ethiopian muslim, we use to laugh at eritreans to put arabic as their second language now why is it to Ethiopian muslim suddenly arabic is fundamental. The Saudis are giving money and building many mosques in around Addis and out side it just to many signs. I can’t help but being suspecious as much as I want to support and want to trust Ethiopian muslims. I don’t want to see my country to become the next somalia, or afghanstan, or like in keny what extrim muslims do. I hope the muslim population itself stand up and asure us that we won’t allow in Ethiopia outside influence. What’s sad is when you’re a poor nation many will prey on your weaknesses. As I wanted to believe look what the Saudi millionar has done in Ethiopia, by bribing the tigre regime he bought our resources for cheap, and bringing many more arab nation to slowly but surly controlling our country by their influence and control our society. look if tplf was an Ethiopian Government he would not have given any land to the Arabs this people are killing and tourchering our women in their country. There shouldn’t even be any Ethiopian women let to those countries no one is asking and defending when the barbarian Arabs are inprison and kill and torche our people in those uncivilazed countries. TPLF not even questioning and I haven’t heard any Ethiopian muslims speaking against those countries today I read Ethiopian muslims are protesting against Israel in support of palestinian, wasn’t it palestinian who kill a youg Ethiopian women Abebech Dechassa where were they when she got killed and the video being distributed on internet where’s their outrage. It’s a shame they stand for a country that commit atrocity against our own.

    I want a peace in Ethiopia eventhough I do not like this regime but I am also worried about the growing muslim fundamentalism unless they speak out against extrimism and not getting involved in other countries issue.

  4. Mekdes says:

    @Teddy and Meron, I share your idea.

    Muslims & Christians used live together by respecting each others religion, both showed this to the world for many hundred years. The world witnessed this, because like muslims & christians in ethiopia enjoyed their life together. The world also witnessed & is witnessing how Muslims (Sun ni, Sh ia, different muslim groups) who live in different Arabic Countries, Islamic law applied governments & states are living their life.

    Arabs know how Muslims & Christians in Ethiopia live together with peace & respect, the basic thing for human being which Arabs do not have, Arabic countries are enemies with each other based on their Islamic groupings, One group Islam targeting another Islam, a lot of bad things happened & happening inside the muslim world which is out of their religious principle or sayings of the Great Allah or Quo ran.

    Arabs should learn “Islam is Peace” from Islams in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Islams thought to the world “Islam is Peace!”. Therefore, Arabs should not try to teach Extremism to Ethiopian muslims who are teaching the world how people live together with Peace, Respect, regardless of their religion.

    The government of Ethiopia should keep & respect Muslims of Ethiopia who are teaching Peace to the world “Islam is Peace” including Arabs who are killing eac other.

    The Government of Ethiopia should not Entertain Extremism, Terrorism, not to be influenced by any external force of any Arab or Western country policy, criticism, etc

    Arabs should show & teach the world the real meaning of Muslim/ Islam which is Peace, Instead of trying to teach Extremism to Ethiopian Muslims, If not Arabs should come & learn what Islam/Muslim is Peace from Ethiopia.

    External forces wanted the government of Ethiopia to give, to show a means, a way to Power for Ethiopian Muslims. Arabs (those who are enemies to each other, killing, burning one to another ), those groups who say standing for human rights are trying various ways to Install Islamic government in Ethiopia. Having strong Islamic government in Ethiopia by teaching extremism.

    ” The Islamic Republic of Ethiopia” is the final vision & destination, one of the member of the Arab league.

    “The Islamic Republic of Ethiopia” will be abide by the Arab League rules & regulations.

    Q # Which muslim group domination will have the Islamic Republic of Ethiopia ?

    Q # Which Arab league member country will Join as best friends ?
    A) Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates lead group or
    B) Iran, Syria lead group
    C) Others Turkey, Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan group

    Q # What will be the name of the political parties for the islamic republic of ethiopia ?

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