February 13, 2009

Mr. Prime Minister, You dont Get it!!!


Dear Mr. Premier,

I had a chance to see your speech about the current tension between fanatic Islam and Christians in Ethiopia. Although you tried to put your point in a very convincing way, cherishing applaud and laughter, you missed the point. If I were you, I would hire a competent advisor (not like Bereket Semeaon), who knows what he is advising about, and learn from him/her how to handle this crucial matter.


Well, what your government is going to do is very obvious and easy. There are altar lambs who your going to slaughter and try to convince us all that the problem is solved, the bad guy is removed etc. With this you will hurt innocent civilians, most probably Christians, and give time to the fanatics to take root.

This is a no-cadre issue, Mr. Premier, and more complicated for guys like Bereket or his foot soldiers. He has already worsen the situation in Gondar and will do more harm if given another chance. May be, your embassies or Internet filtering guru consider me as a fanatic diaspora anti-government sympathiser etc. Trust me, I am none of them. I am a concerned Ethiopian citizen, and no enemy of yours by any standard. But your recent rhetoric troubles me very much, both as an Ethiopian and a Christian for that matter. Please take the issue seriously even beyond the ugly politics game. Crushing the Christian self-awareness towards Islamic fundamentalism will do you no good. Trust me.

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