August 30, 2010

"Anyuak Media" against our Church???

(Deje Selam; August 29/2010):- In our website browsing, we encountered a concerning report by a certain "Anyuak Media", which labels the Ethiopian Church as "Abyssinizer". We quote the report in length as follows.

As part of Abyssinianization, the handful members of the Orthodox Church in Gambella town are now planning to build the fifth Orthodox Church on the top of the Gambella Mountain (Geleth or Jebjabe Mountain). Orthodox Church members in Gambella have four big Orthodox Churches: the first one is located in Arat Kilo, the second one is in Changkwar behind Agarfa College, the third is located on the left-hand-side on the road to Abobo before the Malaysian petroleum company Compound, and the fourth is in Bathtor area near the old airport. If not the notion of Abyssinianization that has been going on in Gambella region, the four Orthodox Churches would be enough to accommodate the few Orthodox Church members, namely the Amhara and Tigray tribes who reside in Gambella town. If the proposed fifth Orthodox Church on the top of indigenous’ cultural Mountain has no political implication, the planners would not plan to build the Church on the top of the Jebjabe Mountain because this Mountain is one of the remaining cultural symbols of Gambella town. The indigenous people want the Mountain to be preserved for their culture identities. If not the intention of the Abyssinianization, the planners of the Church would not propose to build the Church on the top of this cultural Mountain when they have a plenty of land around the town. If not the intention of assimilation/destruction of the indigenous way of lives, the planners of this demonic church would not come up with the idea to build the Church on the top of the Mountain where Gambella town water purification tank is located. Building the Church next to the town’s water purification tank has political implication i.e. water can be easily contaminated or poisoned by these religious groups whose hearts are filled with hatred. Building the church on the top of the cultural Mountain has something to do with the destruction of biodiversity on and around the Mountain. Even though Gambella municipal authorities attempted to stop building the Church on the Mountain, their efforts have been in vain. The groups have been adamantly insisted to go on the plan to build the Church. Thus, we in Diaspora as well as all native of Gambella in Ethiopia are called upon to make some effort to stop this cultural destruction!

We are concerned as fellow Ethiopians, if the "Media Group" has anything to do with anti-Orthodox Church sentiment or brain-washed by ill-minded people such as the self acclaimed "human rights" champion and defender of "Oromo and Muslim Ethiopians" human rights: Dr. Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis. (The following link gives a brief summary of what he does and who the Dr. is: http://www.quatero.net/pdf/100803Megalomatis.pdf).We are also concerned why the Ethiopian Media continued to be fooled by enemies of Ethiopia in general and the Church in particular and serve as their mouth piece, the case in point being Quatero website.

The "Anyuak media" has every right to oppose any moves by anybody including the Church, but the group has no better indigenity to the area and alliance to the Anyuak people than the Church or Obang Metho and Anuak Justice Council. As per the Cultural perspective, it can be discussed in a very civilized manner.
Note: Here we call upon Ethiopian writers to reflect their ideals.

9 comments:

Memex said...

(MEMEX)
I support the idea that every tribe should have the liberty to preserve its cultural heritage. I also believe that any individual or group of people can promote their ideas freely. But while doing so they have also the responsibility to respect the liberty of others as well. Everyone of us have to be refrained from forwarding divisive and inflammatory statements among our own people. As a nation we have to be alert so that we will not be victims of their incendiary objectives. Regarding the issue at hand it is the responsibility of all the people living in the area to decide whether to build the church or not on the said mountain. No groups of people or individuals have a right to decide on this. I believe that truth always wins. Hence, the people in the area have to presented with all possible truths regarding EOTC. The people have to be convinced that not only it is not going to affect the area in any way but also they are going to benefit from building the church. This is the responsibility of the EOTC to present all the biblical facts to the people. The EOTC must be able to win the hearts of the people to Christ. I don’t think any political move towards this will do any better. Having said this, for those of us who are Christians, our Christianity should always come first. We are Christians before anything else. Christianity is our life. It is above and beyond our ethnic identity. If we think in terms of our ethnic identity when we have to think as Christians we will not be part of the Body of Christ. We all have one Father God, we all have one “race” that is our Christianity and we all have one country that is the Heavenly Jerusalem. We are all brothers and sisters by Christ. Let love prevail among us. The foundation of Christianity is LOVE. Let’s be refrained from saying any thing bad about our brother/sister. Let’s repent from our sins and start living our life as Christ wants us to live. Christianity is not just a religion; it is a way of life. It is about being connected to God. Christianity is not a part-time religion; it is a life that we are called to live twenty four-seven.
May God Almighty shower his Blessing up on all of us!!!

Tell the Truth said...

Tell the truth

I feel sorry for "Anyuak Media" to represent "Dr." Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis who is enemy of Christians/Christ/. This "Dr." who dreams people in East Africa to fight each other. this guy is the massanger of death. That is why every time he advertise war between us.

Calling the Orthodox church as full of hatred I don't expect from "Anyuak Media". This church(the followers of the church) the one gave protection when the Followers Mohammed suffer in Saudia Arebia.

With Christ Love

Tell the truth said...

Tell the truth

I feel sorry for "Anyuak Media" to represent "Dr." Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis who is enemy of Christians/Christ/. This "Dr." who dreams people in East Africa to fight each other. this guy is the massanger of death. That is why every time he advertise war between us.

Calling the Orthodox church as full of hatred I don't expect from "Anyuak Media". This church(the followers of the church) the one gave protection when the Followers Mohammed suffer in Saudia Arebia.

With Christ Love

Anonymous said...

Therer is no doubt that this
kind of work is being propagated by some anti-Tewahedo protestant groups and or Islamic extremists. There is a badly written hateful peace at AnyuakMedia.Com written by a certain
Tsegaye Hailemarian whose email name is given as mesfin. This is a poisonous person who is trying to poison the development of the Tewahedo Faith in the region. It is disgusting to read that this man and his supporters even go as far as to assert the Tewahedo Christians will "poison the water" coming from the hill. That is a shameful assertion. Please go to the link given below, read the devilish article, and send a barrage of emails denouncing this
clumsy hate-monger:

Looking at the Sides of the Tale of Orthodox Church in Gambella

http://www.anyuakmedia.com/Ethionews_10_8_30.html

By Tsegaye Hailemariam Gambella, Ethiopia August 31, 2010
Email address: mesfin2053@gmail.com


May God Almighty smite the enemies of of His Tewahedo Orthodox Church!

N.G. said...

Dear Anuak Media web adminitrator, you are expected to say sorry for all inconvenience. Other wise the so called ''Dr'' written ''material'' is so dangerous and a live evidence to terrorist act in horn of Africa.Is your media a catalist for terrorists? the world community including concerned powers are waiting for your immediat action.
N.G.


To Whom It May Concern:
Anyuak Media Website was not formed by an individual nor does any individual own it. If you have concern or feedback, please, kindly address your concerns to the Webmaster. The Anyuak Media is a communication vehicle. It can publish any article which promotes its interest and mission in a positive manner.

Thanks.

Webmaster

N.G. said...

Continues N.G....
Becouse here below is the basic rule of your web which is readeble for every body.Is there any difference beteween what you are saing and what you are doing?
N.G.

To Whom It May Concern:
Anyuak Media Website was not formed by an individual nor does any individual own it. If you have concern or feedback, please, kindly address your concerns to the Webmaster. The Anyuak Media is a communication vehicle. It can publish any article which promotes its interest and mission in a positive manner.

Thanks.

Webmaster

Anonymous said...

I am sure the involvement of Quatero editors in such anti Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo propoganda took place as a result of an honest mistake.

They must have fallen short in understanding the massege (luck of comprhension or luck of English). I am sure their understanding of the article is that it rather criticizes both Abba Poulos and dictator Meles.

Unfortunately, the result is like "the man who killed his beloved wife with a stick when trying to kill the fly on her nose."

Anonymous said...

IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT THE CHURCH IS BUILT ON TOP OF A HILL. IT HAS A RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND. DONT JUDGE BEFORE YOU SEE. DONT CONDEMN THE CHURCH FOR YOUR OWN POLITICAL REASONS.

Anonymous said...

IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT THE CHURCH IS BUILT ON TOP OF A HILL. IT HAS A RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND. DONT JUDGE BEFORE YOU SEE. DONT CONDEMN THE CHURCH FOR YOUR OWN POLITICAL REASONS.

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