March 21, 2009

Ethiopian Muslims Demonstrate in DC



The much awaited March 20/2009 demonstration by the Ethiopian Muslims was staged infront of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC. 200 demonstrators came to the embassy to ask for justice about the Orthodox Christians whom they alleged insult Islam and Muhammed.

The delegates reported talking to ambassador Samuel Assefa and staff in delivering their plea to the premier.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow it is great move. I never expect Ethiopian Muslim will stand for there rite. We all Christians we shall stand together for peace and tranquility. I do understand there is extremisms in every religion and Politics. The first step should be to admit there is a problem that ignored by EPRDF? TPLF
Dej-selam should take this opportunity to promote peace also accounting the self before accounting others

Negash Mulugeta said...

Shame, shame, shame! Shame on you, you Islamists! How could you! Ethiopia is the last place on earth to be accused of intolerance, not by the likes of you, not by anyone on this damned planet.

Is there any other faith on this world that speaks of in an irreverent or impious manner, by blaspheming the Almighty God, mocking sacred Christian teachings, than Islam? Isn't Islam telling the world for ages that our Lord Jesus Christ is not God but a mere Prophet, and that he has not died on the Cross? Isn't Islam teaching everybody that Christians are lairs who have corrupted their Bible? Is there something more harmful, despicable and contemptible for Christians than this claim by Islam? Have you ever seen Christians protesting, not to mention killing, because of these words which are presented in a hateful and offending manner in the Quran?

You might believe that Jesus existed, but you don't believe He is the Son of God risen from the dead; the devil also believes that Jesus existed. Do you think that the devil is going to be in paradise because he believes in Jesus?

John 2:22 — Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist — he denies the Father and the Son.

Many million Ethiopian Christians were murdered by Muslims during the Ahmed Grange invasion. Muslims had collaborated with the fascist Italians to wage genocide against million Ethiopian Christians, against Christian fathers and mothers, you were capable of destroying many of their churches and books. Have you acknowledged that and apologized for this shameful barbaric act? No, you haven't, because you still are filled with hatred and antipathy towards Christian Ethiopia, and you will never sleep until you have seen this great nation destroyed.

Last week, Osama Bin-Laden has called Somalis to massacre Ethiopian infidels. Did you say something against it? Of course, not! Because that's your ultimate goal.

Ali Gom’a, the grand mufti of Egypt, the highest Muslim religious authority in the world, supports murdering non-Muslims. In the daily Al Ahram (April 7, 2008), he says, “Muslims must kill non-believers wherever they are unless they convert to Islam.” He also compares non-Muslims to apes and pigs, not only the Jews.

Did you protest against him? No! Because he is your brother, and you're taught from birth that you must support and fund your cleric and his causes. But, have you ever seen a Christian threatening to kill such preachers of hatred? No!

There are only two Kingdoms: The one is the kingdom of God on earth, namely, the true Church of Jesus Christ; and those who desire from their heart to be united with it...The other is the kingdom of Satan...those who refuse to obey the divine and eternal law, and who have many aims of their own in contempt of God, and many aims also against God.

We will protect our sacred identity and heritage, country and nationhood by our divine spiritual power. There is absolutely nothing you could do against it. Ethiopians are very patient and quite, but the good ones will ultimately create a tsunami of public outrage. And I swear to Amlak that some of you will never set down your feet on the holy land of Ethiopia. I promise that to you!

Anonymous said...

Having different views is not insult also not accepting The prophet of Islam not an insult . But ill speaking is some thing else I believe Jesus peace be upon him never crucified he will be coming to this world and we will be judged. Judaism also have different view all in all there is so many religion in this world that does not believe the way you believe . You cant wage war for different view. I advise you to focus on your religion and perfect your character. And ask your self what u contribute to guide HUMANKIND
By the definitions
An insult (also called putdown) is an expression, statement (or sometimes behavior) which is considered degrading. Insults may be intentional or accidental. An example of the latter is a well-intended simple explanation, which in fact is superfluous, but is given due to underestimating the intelligence or knowledge of the other.
Whether or not speech or behavior is insulting in practice, and sometimes by the terms of local assault statutes, is often a product of the subjective sense of the insulted party. However, insults to one person who might not mind such derogatory speech may indirectly insult others.

kadir said...

Mr. Mulugetta

You seem to have lost the whole point of why Ethiopian Muslims staged a protest in defense of their rights and their religion in front of the Ethiopian Embassy. Simply put, it is a protest against people who think like you. Allow me to elaborate.

1. Ethiopia is not a Christian Island. Unless you have a different meaning for the word island, Ethiopia is home both to Muslims and Christians and you need to get rid of all the Muslims to make sense of that term. And hell will freeze over before than happens.
2. You said, “Is there any other faith on this world that speaks of in an irreverent or impious manner, by blaspheming the Almighty God, mocking sacred Christian teachings, than Islam?” Have you ever read a history book, Mr. Mulugetta? I guess not; and I suggest you google the word crusades and you will discover how the Christians tried to eliminate the Muslims in their effort to take Jerusalem. Among hundreds of writers on the subject, here is what Austine Cline has to say about the Crusades, “The Crusades were an incredibly violent undertaking, even by medieval standards. The Crusades have often been remembered in a romantic fashion, but perhaps nothing has deserved it less. Hardly a noble quest in foreign lands, the Crusades represented the worst in religion generally and in Christianity specifically.” I can site hundreds of examples to debunk your assertion about the peaceful nature of your religion including the very current ones. What you called blaspheming God and mocking sacred Christian teachings is just a figment of your imagination. I dare you to give a single instance of Islamic teachings where it blasphemes God (unless you are talking about Jesus, the father, the son and the spirit) which Islam does not hold true to be the nature of God. In Islam, there is only one God, Allah. Allah can not be begotten nor does he have a child or needs one. Jesus, one of the four prominent prophets in Islam was just a human being who came from the womb of Blessed Mary. What you ignorantly call blasphemy is a fundamental difference of belief between Islam and Christianity. And I suggest that you should not go any further with the subject matter unless you are student of divinity. Both Islam and Christianity have existed for hundreds of years and your empty ranting will not change anything as far the well being of the two religions.
3. There are so many factual, historical and religious errors in your comments that it resembles the laments of a lunatic. Here is another sentence you made out of nothing and you wrote “Many million Ethiopian Christians were murdered by Muslims during the Ahmed Grange invasion. Muslims had collaborated with the fascist Italians to wage genocide against million Ethiopian Christians, against Christian fathers and mothers, you were capable of destroying many of their churches and books.” First of all, his name is Imam Ahmed bin Gazi and he is not an invader; he was the king of more than fifty percent of what is now proper-Ethiopia before he brought the whole of what we now call Ethiopia and a good part of Kenya and Somalia under his reign. Iman Ahmed was the first king who ruled the present day Ethiopia as a single nation before your ancestors brought the help of Portuguese foreigners to kill him. If you have to say anything about the first son of Africa who decisively defeated the mighty powers of Europe, the Portuguese, you should thank Imam Ahmed for that feat because you would not have what you call Ethiopia without his effort. But you were never taught the true history of Ethiopia and you naively thought that since his name is not Christian and he is not from Amhara, you took it for granted that he is an invader. Yes, Imam Ahmed, in defense of his empire, counter-attacked and defeated the army of Lena Dengel and brought Ethiopia under his rule. And a as result so many Ethiopian, both Muslims and Christians died. That is the nature of war. And how did you think Menelik brought southern Ethiopia under his control? Yes, your hero Menelik massacred millions of Muslims to enlarge his empire. In Kaffa alone, it is documented that he killed more than a million Oromos. If you are sincerely hurt about what happened to the people during the reign of Imam Ahmed, to be fair, if that is at possible from you, you should show equal indignation to what your emperor Menelik did to the indigenous Muslims of the south. As to your accusation of Muslims aiding the Italian invasion, I am not sure what you have been smoking, but if you are looking for bandas, you don’t have to look any further than your backyard. You will not find many Ethiopian Muslim women who married an Italian fascist, but I can not say the same about Orthodox Christians. I believe that should tell you a lot about the nature of your patriotism.
4. This will be my last response to the numerous nonsense and false allegations you made against my Muslim brothers and sisters. And you wrote, “… Osama Bin-Laden has called Somalis to massacre Ethiopian infidels. Did you say something against it? Of course, not! Because that's your ultimate goal.” Do you really think that Somalis were fighting to get rid of the invading Ethiopian forces from their land because of what Bin Laden told them? I believe you have a greater demon to fight than I thought. Except for the government, the overwhelming majority of Ethiopians were against the invasion of Somalia from the beginning. Everyone predicted correctly how the invasion was going to end and it was a disaster for Ethiopia in all aspects. As for the Somalis, they have witnessed that the invading Ethiopians made a garbage hill out of their country with thousands of dead and million left homeless. But it is fashionable nowadays to drumbeat the attack against all Muslims because the west has adopted a new crusade of vilifying Muslims for everything that has nothing to do with them. And you have find a cause and joined the bandwagon thinking that this will be the ultimate solution. Well, I have news that will spoil your party.

Ethiopian Muslims will not go back to the old days of being subservient and second-class citizens in their own home. The leaders of the Orthodox Church manipulated the census data and more than twenty million Muslims were made to disappear from the count. Not only that, but groups of reactionary Christians strongly affiliated with the church have been waging an undeclared war against the Muslims for some time now. And Ethiopian Muslims are not a flock of sheep who will silently watch the erosion of their Allah given rights by some fanatic Christians. We are demanding that the government forcefully implement the constitution of the country that is meant to protect the rights of all citizens. Ethiopia is a land for all its children; the period of special privileges for a particular ethnic group and a favored religion is over. I understand that these are not music to your ears but this is what is just and this is what democracy is all about. This is the new reality and I suggest you say good-bye to your bias and misconception and try to adopt. Peace.

Surat

Anonymous said...

Mr. Surat, nobody is interested hear in your ugly propagands, please do it in your own website. Deje selam is informing only christians and may be peace loving moslems. we know you now so leave us alone

Anonymous said...

I will say this is not unbelievable. Muslims will do whatever it takes to destroy ethiopian christians. As far as we know they burned our churches and killed priestes with knife, how cruility is this. Ethiopian christians, we are not going to kill muslims for what you guys done, but we will prey very hard. Actually I feel like we really mached because our church teaches about semaetenet"to die for our religion" and Muslims: to kill for their religion. It would be very nice if you guys thank our country for a favour she did for you. Killing people never be appreciated (for humans,may be for wild animals)Amelak lebona yistachu. Amen

Anonymous said...

Ethiopian Orthodox church teaches about selam.
What makes me laugh is, if someone say something bad about our GOD,EGZIABHER, we believe God will punish them. We don't punish people for saying bad thing about our Lord. But if someone say something bad about muslims god they will kill you on behalf of him because he can't do anything. If a sinner man dies he goes to seol, can't do anything.I am so sorry.

Anonymous said...

Selam to all my chiristians brothers and sisters, God be with you. Just prey. Setan has no power if we prey very hard. Akrari musilims are now doing their best to destroy our church which is built with Christ blood. They can't destroy our mother church. Akrari muslim hoy, you better becareful, if chiristians once stand up there is nothing which is going to hold it back.
Libona yistachihu.

Anonymous said...

ለሙሉጌታ እና ሌሎች ተባባሪዎች

ውሸት በማንኛውም ቃላት ተከሽኖ ቢቀርብ መሰረቱን አይለቅም።ነገር ግን ህሊና የሃሰት ፕሮፓጋንዳ ብቻ የሚያዘወትር ከሆነ የአንጎል ስራ ሁሌም ፍሬከርስኪ ወሬ ማናፈስ ብቻ ይሆናል።
በአሁኑ ጊዜ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ያለው ዋነኛ ችግር አክራሪ ኦርቶዶክስ የሙስሊሞችን ሰላማዊ እንቅስቃሴ እና ለ እምነታቸው ያላቸውን ፍቅር ለመገደብ የሚያደርገው ያላሰለሰ ጥረት ብቻ ነው።
ልክ እንደቢራቢሮ.....ቢራቢሮ እሳት ለማጥፋት የምትሄድ እሳቱ በአይኗ ልክ ብቻ ስለሚታያት ነው።
በየቤተክርስቲያኑ የሃይማኖት አባት ነን የሚሉ ሰዎች የሚያደርጉት ጸረ ሙስሊም ፕሮፓጋንዳ እና ጸያፍ ስድብ እውነተኛ ክርስቲያን ለሚባሉት እንኳ ያንገሸግሻል።
እውነተኛ ክርስቲያኖች ማለት ለሙስሊሞች ቅርበት ያላቸው ለጽድቅ የሚለፉ የሚጾሙ የሚሰግዱ እና ፈሪሃ እግዜአብሄር ያለባቸው መነኮሳት እና ቀሳውስት ናቸው።እነዚህ በየገጠሩ ነበር የሚገኙት።
አሁን ይህ ሙዚቃ እና መዝሙር ንዋይ አፍቃሪ አማኝ ከመጣ ጀምሮ በስመ እግዜአብሄር(በ እግዜአብሄር እና በ እምነት ስም) በጣም ተራ የሆኑ ቃላት በየ ቤተክርስቲያኑ ለተሰበሰበው መመናን መርዛቸውን ሲረጩ ይስተዋላሉ።
እኛ ኢትዮጵያን ሙስሊሞች በአንድ ነገር እርግጠኞች ነን.........በጥሩ ኮንዲሽን ላይ እንገኛለን።እጅግ በጣም ትእግስተኞች ነን።ጸብ አጫሪዎች አይደለንም።
በአንጻሩ ደግሞ ለመብታችን እንታገላለን።ከማንኛውም ሃይል ጋር!!!!ለምን ሰገድክ እና ጾምክ ተብሎ ካልሆነ በስተቀር የመንግስት ተቋማት ውስጥ ገብታችሁ የምታሽከረክሩት በተለምዶ ማህበረ ቅዱሳን ብሎ እራሱን የጠራው በተግባር ግን ማህበረ ሰይጣን ተብሎ በዚህ በደጀሰላም ብሎግ እንኳ ሳይቀር የተመሰከረለት ድርጅት ነው።
በነገራችን ላይ ማህበረቅዱሳን በቅርቡ ከሚያውቁት አንዱ ስሆን ይህ ድርጅት በስመ ሃይማኖት የግል ጥቅማቸውን ብቻ የሚያሳድዱ ምሁር ነን ባይ ህሊናቸውን የሸቱ ንዋይ አፍቃሪዎች ያሉበት ድርጅት ሲሆን እየሰራሁ ነው ለማለት ብቻ ሙስሊሞችን ሲዘልፍ እና ሲያዘልፍ ይገኛል
በስተመጨረሻም ይህ ነገር ማዋሰድ ቢቀርባችሁ ትሩ ነው እንላለን ...ካልሆነም ምንም አይድለም ግመሊቱ ትጓዛለች ውሾችም ይጮሃሉ..እስከ ትንሳኤ ቀን ድረስ
እኛ ሙስሊሞች ሃገራችንን በማደግ ላይ ካሉ ሀገራት ጎን ለማሰለፍ እንሰራለን.....መብታችንን የሚሸርፍ አካል ከመጣ በህግ እንጠይቃለን ትእግስታችን እስኪያልቅ ድረስ......ትእግስታችን ካለቀ ደግሞ...ስንደርስ ወንዙን እንሻገረዋለን።
መጭው ዘመን የኢስላም ነው!!!

Finished!!!!!
kalid bin welid

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