Ethiopians in the Middle East (Teklu Abate, PhD)

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11 Responses

  1. KEBE says:

    THANK YOU SIR

  2. Saif says:

    Allah Ak bar ! Allah Ak bar! Allah Al bar !

    Islam is the solution !

    Having Islamic name & travelling towards Islamic countries for the sake of money is “Haram/Forbidden” by itself.

    Most Ethiopian non islam women change their name to Islamic name & cheating Islams in Arabic Counties. This is not acceptable. They have to change their religion to Islamic belief.

    The Almighty Allah will bless them & give whatever they want.

    The muslim world knows your government “Government Ethiopia” is attacking muslims inside their country & other muslims brothers & sisters inside Somalia.

    Ethiopia is getting money and working with America & Israel by killing Innocent Muslims to destroy Islam from Africa.

    Why the writer is blaming Arabs?

    We Arabs are helping those women who came our country by changing their name to cheat us like they are muslims.

    We don’t want any Ethiopians here in our country & blame arabs by writing Arabs done this & that.

    Allah Ak bar !

    • AntiIslamm says:

      You are right brother Muslim. I agree with you this is immorality at its best. I know Ethiopians girls wear Hijab while they are not muslims. That is very bad honestly. Why go to countries who do not respect humman as human? your statement is right. We have to blame ourselves instead of Arab. Leave alone to respect our women, Arabs do not even respect their own women. No one should expect meat from Hyena. Arab women are running away from the middle east to Europe, North America. Why Ethiopian change thier name and go to hell on eath and to be raped, killed, … ? madness

      I also agree Islam has to be outlawed not only from Ethiopia, but from the earth. Islam = Devilish = evilness. Islam has burnt 18,000 communities in the past 12 years. We Ethiopians must stop going to the barbaric arabs and build our relation with western world who are civilized and respectful. Islam has to be eradicated from the face of earth before it is too late.

    • freedom says:

      well said !!!

      We need to get rid of these barbaric islam-nazi laws.

      look at what happening in Nigeria, somalia, Niger, Mali etc… all these countries are suffering from Muslims terrorists: mass murder. If we let them coming here, ethiopia might be like these out dated, antique, barbaric and evil middle east..

    • abraham says:

      Saif, you are right in one thing; that Ethiopian women change their names and wear hijab, eventhough they are not muslims.But let me bring this to your attention what i witnessed right after September 11 2001, here in the USA. Many Arab taxi drivers changed their names to Christian names, you know why? just to continue living their life without fear of being labelled ‘muslims’, so now tell me is this considered haram or is it forbidden in your religion?or its ok since it was done by Arabs? Most Arabs are hypocrites,cruel,racists and backwards.Arab men treat their women just like pieces of furnitures; you use them and discard them when you are through with them.Yes, you are right, we Ethiopians should prevent our women from going to all the Arab countries.It is time for the Ethiopian government to come up with some kind of plan to prevent Ethiopian women from emigrating to Arab countries once and for all.

  3. Gezaee Hailemichael says:

    It is unfortunate, we have a very cruel, irresponsible, unaccountable, corrupt, unethical,… government. TPLF came with some bizare concepts of civilization. The EPRDF cadres believe this is Meles Zenawi’s raei. They will brush away this news. It is not a big deal for them. It is okay for them. But in general, we are a failed nation who could not handle our problem. Our problem has now even gone out and we become a laughing stock of the world. No African girls or women go anywhere and sell themselves. We call other fricans tikuroch? now we are behind the tikuroch. Almost there is everyday an Ethiopian girls killing herself or throwing herslf somewhere in the middle east. The regime has done anything. It is promoting it. I remember Hailemariam Desalegn saying he is preparing to send more girls when he was a foreign minister. We are the most denegerated, hopeless generation Ethiopia have ever seen. Although I know this is the out 120 years oppression. This generation was supposed to handle the problem better.

    We must be all ashamed very much. We are shameful. We have no dignity, integrity anymore. We are a lost generation. Now Ethiopians used to bad news and things. It is not a big deal. Opposition do not do anything than vying to takeover arat kilo.They do not do any community work to improve or educate the public. Opposition in other countries run projects and help people to improve their lives. However, Ethiopians spend fabricationg unfounded stories to insult each other. We are shameful: shame on us.

  4. T.Goshu says:

    Dear writer Teklu Abate(Phd.),let me first say that I sincerely appreciate your genuine reflection on extremely worrisome and frustrating issue of which Ethioians are facing both within their own country and abroad . I also appreciate not only expressing your concerns but also your recommendations in a kind of”neutral/balanced or kind of apolitical “fashion. And although the stories of endless and shockingly miserable lives we contiune to face as individual citizens and as a people are not uncommon, I found your discription which includes your personal experience deeply touching. I also found your suggestive views on how to deal with the crisis are intersting but not practical as far as the political game being played is part of the problem,not the solution as simple as you tried to be optimistic.
    However,I have to say that despite the fact that the recommendations you outlined ( job opportunity, complete ban, information, work conditions and pays, how to create international pressure) are the right things to do, I do not agree with your premise which did not go beyond saying ” the root cuase is poverty .” I strongly believe that the very root cause of our age-old and endless abject poverty,ignorance , sufferings and dying from starvation is our history of severe lack of good governance. Do we have a problem of natural resources ? Do we have severe lack of educated human resource? Do we really have a problem of hard working people ? Do we realy doubt that most highly qualified Ethiopians or Ethiopian origin would volunteer themselves to make developmental miracle if we are fortunate enough to have a political system that belongs to the people? Do we really doubt that those who flee their country would not be willing and be able to work hard and support their families leave alone themselves if they were fortunate enough to live in a country under a political system they freely voted for and make it responsible and accountable?
    Dear commentator Teklu Abate(Phd.), I have to say that your highly simplified recommendation can work only under normal political circustance, not under an extremely abnormal/ill-guided political environment such as ours.

    I do not know what kind of information we are seeking for while the parasitic cadres and even diplomats serving the inner circle of the ruling circle dominated by TPLF are parts and parcels of this horrible situation.

    Excuse me sir,I do not know how it makes sense to expect job opportunities to all innocent citizens in a country where jobs are reserved for millions of political armies/or cadres of the hypocritical and dysfunctional ruling circle. I really do not know how it is reasonably to be optimitic about your appeal to the a government/ruling circle to create job opportunities to those unfortunate citizens while we are witnessing graduate citizens are taking over the jobs of unskilled citizens . I do not know how your appeal works while the prime minister of a country is telling us that jobs such as coblestone are great for those professinanlly traind graduates . I am not underminig those jobs. What I am saying is that it does not make sense at all to humbly appeal to a ruling party that has never been considerate enough about the sufferings of those who are not associated with its dirty political game in one way or the other.
    I do not think banning the movement of the people who flee their country for their own various reasons is the right thing to do. It is not constitutional at all. Yes, it is absolutely necessary to seriously negotiate with the host countries concerning the rights of those citizens who are aleady there and those who would be going. Dear writer Teklu Abate(Phd.) , Ethiopians who are working for Chinese companies in our country are being terribly mistreated and even raped and even severely biten and killed by Chainese in collaboration with security people assigned to protect those companies in their own country, and the government/the ruling circle has never shown any sense of concern leave alone taking practical steps. You see now how we look like so naive when we appeal to the the govermnet to protect those abroad while it is not interested to protect citizens who are being dehumanized by foriegnes who are there for making profit for themselves in the name of investment? Sir,being optimistic and polite is a good thing .But, I do not believe this has a convincing power when it comes not only to a very terribly irresponsible but a very tyrannical political ruling elite of our country . I do not think we can mitigate our severe socio-economic illnesses simply by treating symptoms or by keeping going around the bush instead of directly but rationally attacking the very root cause ( very dirty political game).

    Let me conclude by saying that unless we are honest enough with ourselves concerning the issues we are dealing with and couragous enough to go deep into the very cause of the crises we are facing, I am afraid that we are becoming victims of the dirty political game going on in our country.

    With all due respect!

    And have a great time duddy!

    • Teklu says:

      Dear T.Goshu,
      I appreciate your careful assessment of my paper. Thank you very much!

      I just want to briefly react to your concerns.
      M paper is intended to initiate fruitful discussions such as yours.Yours are gained simply because of this paper. If we keep on discussing ideas/issues in a civilized way- as you did-, we could come up with a shared basis of understanding.

      I know that the governance system there is responsibele for several of the problems Ethiopia is facing. Am well aware of the scale of corruption, nepotism, …. in the country. But I believe that we need to cry loud and clear when our rights are compromised, when the youth are in agony in the Middle East, ….
      That means, I personally believe in peaceful struggle no matter what the reality out there is. Peaceful struggle never materialized in Ethiopia so far not because of the nature of the mode of struggle itself but because of the absence of commited leadership. No one wants to lead as that brings sacrifice of some sort.
      As a citizen, I keep on suggesting ideas to all concerned stakeholders, not just to the government.While doing so, I have to accept reality- praise good beginnings and curse bad ones. I do not believe in political fanatism either. But I do this not to appear ‘balanced’ or accomodating but to live the truth as it reveals itself on the ground. I believe in cumulative change by say forwarding simple ideas which might appear impractical. My motto is this: tell the thief that he is a thief. So I tell the government to improve jobs for the rural youth.
      Do pls keep on doing your good job. We need people who seriously take and challenge ideas. Thanks again, Goshu!!!
      Teklu

  5. Gezaee Hailemichael says:

    Brother T. Goshu,

    Good comment: but you did not give any alternative solution? What we must do? How do we address this problem? I know the government is not the type of we want. Can we remove the government without killing each other? without insulting each other? Without talking about amhara or tigrie or oromo? I have to be honest, I am not able to live comfortable life because of the bad things that happen to Ethiopians across the world. Are we going to continue to lament?

    I will love to hear your proposal. I am also tired of Ethiopians suffering. Ethiopians are now sheeps with no shepherd. The leaders wolves who are hunting the people and begging on their name and they became big men by gun.They are to power, too ignorant, too arrogant to lisen and understand. In the face of the reality. I live in Canada. The Canadian government looks aftr every Canadian. Chilren under 18 are not allowed to make dangerous decision about thier lives. TPLF/EPRDF government is shiping girls as young as 12 years old. I dare say the leaders wicked, immoral, selfish, uncaring, glutton who have no any human value but cruel human being. Their heart is harden as stone. We are all to blamed for all these. is there away out of this? or continue listening to wushet propaganda from EPRDF, ESAT, G7,… ? Let me know what we must do.

  6. Gezaee Hailemichael says:

    Brother T. Goshu,

    Good comment: but you did not give any alternative solution? What we must do? How do we address this problem? I know the government is not the type of we want. Can we remove the government without killing each other? without insulting each other? Without talking about amhara or tigrie or oromo? I have to be honest I am not able to live comfortable life because of the bad things that happen to Ethiopians across the world. Are we going to continue to lament?

    I would love to hear your proposal.Ethiopians are now sheeps with no shepherd. The leaders are wolves who are hunting the people and begging on their name and they became big men by gun.They are too powerful to listen, too ignorant, too arrogant to lisen and understand. In the face of this reality what do we do? I live in Canada. The Canadian government looks aftr every Canadian. Chilren under 18 are not allowed to make dangerous decision about thier lives. TPLF/EPRDF government is shiping girls as young as 12 years old. I dare say the leaders are wicked, immoral, selfish, uncaring, glutton who have no any human value but cruel human being. Their heart is harden as stone. We are all to blamed for all these. is there away out of this? or continue listening to wushet propaganda from EPRDF, ESAT, G7,… ? Let me know what we must do.

  7. Benyam dogali from SF says:

    We have recently seen on http://www.youtube.com and other news websites, Eritrean political asylum seekers in London and Rome occupying the Eritrean embassy and stumping the president of Eritrea’s Mr. Esayas Afeworki’s picture in front of camera .Ethiopian diasporas need to do the same by barging inside the Ethiopian embassy so they can be granted a refugee status which will make it much more easier for them to get respect and claim their human right which they require from the societies they are residing in.

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