Hot Debate about the current issue of Ethiopian Muslims between Haji Najib & Dr. Belete Shiferaw on Andea Ethiopia Radio

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Hot Debate about the current issue of Ethiopian Muslims between Haji Najib & Dr. Belete Shiferaw on Andea Ethiopia Radio



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commenter - 843 days ago
why you want to debate on it, every body have a right to follow religeos based on their atitude. but the maine issue is why the ethiopian goverment want to differentiate the ethiopian muslim people?
commenter - 1237 days ago
belete ymatawekewen atekbater teret teret atawera sele raseh becha awera kedada
commenter - 1244 days ago
are we africans or arabs ? it seems like we are having an identity crisis why don't we write our own book of rules and follow that, are we incapable of doing that ? i guess we are , that's why we are always copy and paste others ideology / philosophy both political and religious even social. let's stop pretending who we are not and bring back which is our own THE KEMAT and THE GEDDA and other indigenous spirituality
commenter - 1407 days ago
The moderator himself mix up things. Fetsimo aligebawum! You have to know what exactly the theaching of Islam is.
commenter - 1408 days ago
why these guy defend wahabism?
commenter - 1410 days ago
we don't need both alhabash and wahabisim. If there is no wahabisim then there is no alhabash
commenter - 1410 days ago
mendenew mizebarkew . belete milut . manew dr yaregew kkkkkkkk
commenter - 1410 days ago
Eritrean tyranny fuels mass exit
Saturday, 30 June 2012 05:43 Don Connell
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Eritrean tyranny fuels mass exit

Dan Connell

Draconian military conscription rules in Eritrea mean children as young as 12 can be forced into duty. Dan Connell reports.

Binyam Zaid (22) was an unwilling conscript in the Eritrean army when he was caught trying to flee the country and jailed for 18 months at the Halhal military prison. On May 24 he was released in an amnesty that marked Eritrea’s 21st birthday and sent back to his unit.

Three days later he walked into the bush to relieve himself and never turned back.

Tigiste Beyene (35) was pregnant with her second child when she was sent to a desert prison in northern Eritrea for attending a banned Pentecostal prayer meeting. Upon release she was given 10 months to renounce her faith and pressed to do so by the local Eritrean Orthodox priest who had turned her in and by her family, who had to guarantee the state 50 000 nakfa (R28 000) to get her out. Four months later, she paid a smuggler 30 000 nakfa [R17 000] to take her to Ethiopia.

“The dark side of my life was not the year in prison, but the time I spent at home with my family,” she said as she sat on the dirt floor of her cramped 3m-by-5m mud-brick house. “It was a torment.”

Said Ibrahim (21), orphaned and blind, made a living as a singer in Adi Quala bars when a member of the security police claimed one of his songs had “political” content and detained him at the Adi Abieto prison. After a month he was released but stripped of his monthly disability payments for two years when he declined to identify the lyricist.

“I went back to my village and reflected on it,” he said over tea at an open-air café in the Adi Harush camp, set up in 2010 when the Eritrean refugee camp Mai Aini reached capacity. It is already nearing its limit of 20 000, according to United Nations officials. “If the system could do this to a blind orphan, something was very wrong.”

After appealing to his neighbours for help, two boys, aged 10 and 11, helped him to sneak over the border to Ethiopia and asked for asylum with him.

Tense border
The newcomers join more than 65000 Eritreans in five camps along the tense border, whose disputed location was the spark that set off a fierce fight between the two countries from 1998 to 2000 and remains a source of heightened tension.

Most refugees tell similar stories of run-ins with the authorities in this once promising new nation, which has turned into one of the most efficient tyrannies on the continent over the past decade.

What distinguishes the influx here, as in Sudan on Eritrea’s western flank, is that most are young men who, like Binyam, are trying to break free of Eritrea’s national service, which they describe as a system of state-run indentured servitude that ties them up for 10 years or more, often as low-skilled workers in government departments or state- and party-owned businesses for which they are paid a pittance.

Launched in 1995, the programme initially demanded 18 months of military training and work on national reconstruction. Some grumbled at the time, but most saw this as a legitimate obligation of citizenship after a 30-year war for independence from Ethiopia that had left the territory devastated.

Even now, many escapees say they support the concept, just not the length of service, which has been extended further by requiring secondary school students to take their final year of school at a military base to prevent them from escaping. Students who drop out before that, or who fail to achieve passing grades, can be conscripted as young as 12.
commenter - 1410 days ago
The Eritrean Consulate in The Hague has been extorting money from Eritreans in the Netherlands for almost twenty years. A report in Dutch daily De Volkskant claims people are being forced to hand over two percent of their monthly income to support the regime of President Issayas Afewerki.

According to the Dutch newspaper, those who refuse to pay are subject to threats and intimidation and are denied consular services. An Eritrean entrepreneur told the paper that he was only given permission to visit his mother in Eritrea when he agreed to pay “tax arrears” amounting to more than 600 euros.

The man then made monthly payments, but when he wanted to travel to Eritrea a second time to visit a seriously ill brother he was again confronted with a demand for “arrears” of almost 800 euros.

A report earlier this year from the United Nations suggested that the Eritrean regime was systematically extorting money from the global diaspora. President Afewerki’s regime insists this ‘tax’ is needed to wage jihad or ‘holy war’ in the Horn of Africa. Eritrea funds and arms the radical Islamic terrorist network al-Shabaab which is active in the region.

There are an estimated 14,000 Eritreans in the Netherlands. The Eritrean Consulate has not yet responded to the Dutch newspaper's report.
commenter - 1410 days ago
Posted: by [6e4528f0] Who is this(2012-08-17 06:25)
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 21:16 International Commission on Eritrean Refugees
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International Commission on Eritrean Refugees

ICER Action Alert July 18, 2012 Volume 2012, Number 14

Eritreans leaving their country for safety is increasing at an alarming rate. The condition of those who already left home to lead a normal life than what they had In Eritrea is equally appalling. It is estimated that there are about 2,000 of them hold as hostages by the Bedouin in Sinai. Moreover, the refugee camps in Ethiopia are crowding and some over capacity to accommodate more refugees than what is allowable by the UNHCR standard. Inside the supposedly shelter camps, human smugglers continued with their sinister schemes to entice refugees leave the camps for relatively better living condition existing in the Sudan, Israel and by extension Europe and America. It is no more secret, that the Sudan has become a hunting ground to snatch unsuspecting young people for sale to the highest bidder. The authorities are helpless and/or unwilling to put an end to the illegal activities of the human smugglers, the majority of whom are Eritreans. The conditions in mainland Egypt if not comparable to the Sinai is still dangerous where refugees are shot point blank and thrown to dungeons for months without due process of law. Israel, considered the land and honey by some and a bridge to Europe and the USA by many is as cruel as the Siberian winter. The refugees have no homes to sleep, no job to remind them of their man-womanhood, and no respect whatsoever for their humanity. They live under a constant threat of imprisonment and worst deportation to hell-hole Eritrea where they left never to return.

There are many blames to go around but for now ICER wants to limit its accusation to the Eritreans actively engaged in human trafficking and those with primitive instinct who inadvertently abate these illegal activities through their readiness to pay ransom for the release of their loved ones. We request that they refrain from doing so and instead advise the young to stay home or at most stay put in the refugee camps. Unless and until one stands firmly against the traffickers and those poor souls (driven by familial sentiments, clan solidarity and euphoric pseudo nationalism) the agony of the unsuspecting and anxious young will continue till hell freezes. It is also the duty of every person in particular those determined to restore the rule of law in Eritrea to challenge the riffraff in the refugee camps located in the Sudan and Ethiopia as well as in Kessella, Khartoum, Cairo and Tel Aviv.