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  1. Anyway if the Neftegna Amhara do not change their behaviour things could get ugly.They are arming themselves and killing others, yet their propaganda is hitting the airwaves. Here is one of their propaganda reaching the one of the conservative outlets. JAMES JEFFREY After remaining under the international media’s radar for more than a year, attacks against churches in one of the world’s oldest Christian civilizations have prompted Pope Francis to speak out. “I am saddened by the violence of which Christians of the Tewahedo Orthodox Church of Ethiopia are victims,” the pope said in his November 3 Angelus address. He was speaking of those caught up in ethnic clashes that had broken out across Ethiopia at the end of October and left about 80 dead. “I express my closeness to this beloved church and her patriarch, dear brother Abune Mathias, and I ask you to pray for all the victims of violence in that land.” The burnings of churches belonging to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC)—the largest of the Oriental Orthodox Churches, which reject the 451 A.D. Council of Chalcedon and believe that Christ has only one nature—have proven even more shocking in a country where about 98 percent of the population claim a religious affiliation. Until recent years, Ethiopia had been both a Christian oasis in the volatile Horn of Africa and a bulwark against Islamic extremism. The country had come to represent a remarkable success story in religious tolerance compared to most of the world. Celebrated for its 7th-century Christian king who provided sanctuary to persecuted Muslims, Ethiopia today is home to about 35 million Muslims (some argue the figure may be considerably higher). They live cheek-to-jowl with about 45 million Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, and members of other Christian denominations, in relative harmony. Intermarriage is common, and both sides recognize and celebrate each other’s religious holidays. Christians have suffered before in Ethiopia, enduring a spate of attacks by Muslim mobs in 2011. But that violence flared and subsided within about a week. The most recent attacks—during unrest sparked by an altercation between political activist Jawar Mohammed and the Ethiopian government—continue a worrying trend that since July 2018 has seen more than 30 churches attacked, more than half of them burned to the ground, sometimes with priests still inside, according to the Amhara Professional Union, a U.S.-based diaspora organization that has attempted to track events. In August 2018, an estimated 10 churches were burned in Ethiopia’s eastern Somali region, resulting in 29 deaths, including eight priests. This March and April, another two were attacked in the Somali region’s capital, Jijiga, resulting in 12 deaths. Then in July, five churches were attacked in the southern Sidama zone with further burnings and deaths. The ongoing ethnic-based tumult in Ethiopia and the accompanying witch’s brew of identity politics, territorial claims, and historical grievances make it hard to parse the motivations behind the church attacks and gauge whether religion was the main driver. Some argue that religious buildings are being targeted to incite tension and instability to further political plots. At the same time, the attacks are occurring amid concerns over increased Islamic extremism in the Horn of Africa, including in Ethiopia. “Islamic extremism has been growing in Ethiopia and has been a concern for many analysts in the region,” says Tewodrose Tirfe, chairman of the Amhara Association of America, another U.S.-based diaspora group. “Money from the Gulf region has been pouring into the country, building mosques, [Islamic] schools, and introducing the Wahhabi form of Islam to Ethiopian Muslims since the early 2000s.” Wahhabism is a strict, fundamentalist Islamic doctrine and religious movement, backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Both countries have shown an increased interest in Ethiopia and the wider Horn of Africa region over the past few years. While Tewodrose says he doesn’t believe Saudi Arabia or the UAE are directly involved in fomenting religious tensions in Ethiopia, he does note that, over the centuries, Ethiopians of all ethnic groups have long respected diverse religious institutions. Hence the burning of churches is a “foreign” idea that must have been “exported to the country.” Fears are thus mounting that any hint of religious conflict could make an already highly volatile situation even worse. “Ethiopia cannot afford a religious conflict at a time when its very survival is [already in] question,” says Tewodrose. He notes that historically the Amhara, the country’s second-largest ethnic group, have been closely identified with the EOTC, and that most of those targeted in the church burnings were Amhara. “This will inflame ethnic tensions already present in the country,” he warns. “If the church burnings continue and Christians retaliate, this will be a huge setback to the peace that has co-existed between the two faiths and can potentially result in a new conflict leading to millions more Ethiopians being displaced.” During the first half of 2018, due to ethnic clashes, Ethiopia’s rate of 1.4 million new internally displaced people (IDP) actually exceeded Syria’s. By the end of that year, after further ethnic strife, the IDP population had mushroomed to nearly 2.4 million, and remains close to that figure today. Ethiopia is one of the earliest cradles of Christianity. It was the second nation after Armenia to adopt Christianity as a state religion around the 4th century. As a result, the EOTC rules supreme both culturally and psychologically. The Ethiopian Orthodox faith is intrinsically interwoven with the idea of Ethiopian-ness, evolving over the centuries into “a religion that embraces culture, politics, flag, identity and nationalism, all put in one package,” as religious studies professor and author Tibebe Eshete puts it. But the flurry of reforms in 2018 that drew so much praise for Ethiopia’s prime minister—and now Nobel Laureate—Abiy Ahmed have also had unintended consequences, to the point that even the idea of what it is to be Ethiopian could now be under threat. Increasing numbers of ethnic parties have emerged in the political space that Abiy opened up, many with an openly bigoted message. These play on historic grievances between different ethnic groups and have reignited territorial border disputes. The July burning of churches in Sidama occurred during ongoing unrest over a movement for the area to secede from the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) to become its own independent federal state. The complexities and scale of what is happening across Ethiopia mean that it’s important to remember, says William Davison, International Crisis Group’s senior analyst for Ethiopia, that during broader incidents of unrest, Orthodox Christian churches were not the only properties targeted, and nor were Orthodox Christians the only groups that suffered. The corresponding difficulties in discerning between whether church attacks were driven more by religious differences, ethnic differences, or an admixture of both, perhaps explain why the attacks haven’t garnered much mainstream media attention. Though that appears to be changing, as the pope’s comments indicate. This is not the first time the pope has spoken out over Ethiopian Christians. Pope Francis met with Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch Abune Mathias in February 2016 to express his condolences over the Ethiopian Christians executed by Islamic State militants in Libya in April 2015. Now, once again, the EOTC is in mourning. “There is a feeling of siege among many followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church,” says Elias Gebreselassie, a journalist based in Addis Ababa. “The burning of churches could lead to wider distrust within society and could be a time bomb.” James Jeffrey is a freelance journalist who splits his time between the U.S., the UK, and further afield, and writes for various international media.
  2. I heard both these parties registered as regional and national parties. To be effective more parties like the Sidama and others should join. I know a group from Awbare and Faafan ( the Awadalite region) , are registering their parties next few days.
  3. gooni, Hawshani Siyaasad ma ahan ee culimadan beegsanaysa ninkaan ayaa ka bixiyey jawaab qaldan arrin u baahan dood iyo cadaymo. Anigaygan kula hadlaya waxa aan maqlay mudo dawr iyo labaatan sano ka badan doodan oo kale. Culima ayaa qabta Xadiisakan dhahaya " Qoom Naago U Taliyeen Ma Liibano' in uu daciif yahay. Xataa dood cilmiyeysan oo waxaa jirta odhanaysa aayada ah " A rijaalu Qawaamuuna Cala Nisaa" waxa ay jiri kartaa haddii Ninku (Rijaalku) ka soo baxo waajibkiisa ah in uu masruufo oo uu daryeelo reerka. haddii uu ka soo bixi waayo oo Haweenaydii ay biilka bixiso oo reerka u Shaqeyso, wuu luminayaa " Status" kii karaamada. Arrimahani waa dood dheer , waana mid ku haboon doodeeda oo cilmi, iyo daliil lala imaanayo. Laakiin ma aha mid Ina Cabdishakuur loogu soo gabado in dhiigiisa lagu baneysto oo lagu tilmaamo Salmaan Rushdi. Apophis, Saaxiib that is not how I roll. I am not beholden to any leader or group. I am a card carrying member of the " Xoogaga Wadaniyiinya" who want this nation to rise up from the ashes of anarchy, tribalism , famine and secession. If I see Farmaajo and company transgress and abuse the trust given by the people , I will speak out and point their mistakes. Now, if you ask mre who should be leading Somalia for the next four years and choose among Ina C/rashiid Sharmaarke, Hassan Sheikh and Farmaajo, I will definitely give my vote to Farmaajo. As usual he is making mistakes but he is building the army and raising the profile of the Somali nation among the eyes of the world. Unless I see any viable and better candidate , I will stick with Farmaajo. Afar Sano ayaanu ugu daraynaa. Warkaygu waa ku galay baan u malaynayaa.
  4. Since he is saying the Shahada he is Muslim, but this Tallabo guy is la lost soul. WAxaan Ilaahay uga baryaya in uu soo hadayo oo tubta toosan kuu soo rido. Cadnaan1, I have been trying to avoid discussing Islam with this lunatic who thinks he knows MUslim traditions and Xadiis more than scholars without showing any knowledge. As they say " Little Knowledge is Dangerous". It is not only Bukhaari the so called Asian he keep mentioning but there are dozens of authentic " Muhadisiin' verified by scholars. Islamic Fiq and Hadiis are a huge branch of Islamic jurisprudence that needs expertise to refute or accept Hadiis or the saying of the prophet. The Quran says " Establish prayers" , but doesn't explain how to perform the prayers. It is the Hadiis that explains these fundamental duties. Likewise, the legal rulings that took place during the prophet are binding today testaments. Of course there are fabricated Hadises or weak ones which doesn't pass the rigorous test and criteria the science of Hadith uses to verify. Orientalists like Bernard Lewis and others will use every trick in the book to saw doubts about Hadiis. The main issues are that weak Hadith might be used by some politically motivated people to score point or reach certain outcomes. But to dismiss the Sunnah of the prophet which is the foundations to even understand certain aspects of the Qur'aan is a misguided behaviour. That is all I have to say.
  5. Imagine If this man and his cohorts took over Somalia.? He is probably one of the main protagonists who allowed the spilling of Somali blood using religion. Ka waran kani oo kale haddii uu go'aan ka gaadhi lahaa cida qoorta laga goynaya ee gaalowday iyo kuwa tubta ku taaga. Illahayow mid aan naxariis lahayn hanugu salidin. I can not believe the Somali government is facilitating Dahir Aways to call for the murder of rival politician. If something happened to C/raxman C/shakur , certainly Fahad Yaasin and Farmaajo will be responsible. How can a man whose policies and actions caused the death and destruction of thousands of Somalis in allowed to have microphone is his house arrest?. C/raxman knows religion and XAdiis more than the so called extremists who are waving the good book. Besides, why Nabad Iyo Nolol is afraid of this guy?
  6. I think this Xaaji Mohamed Yaasiin is a decent guy that refused to pay bribes in those elections. I want to elaborate more about his characterization of Somali leaders. He isn't human physcologist , but he is probably referring for what here in the west we describe as sociopaths and Psychopaths. There are large number of American sociopaths in executive and management leadership positions. As defined , they have no empathy or sympathy to others, and they never recognize the rights of others. Somali leaders might not reach that level of psychopaths , but they have certain traits of the sociopaths like watching people starve, feeling no guilt or remorse and lack love for their people. They are amassing millions in foreign banks when their soldiers could not get $100. In fact large number of African and Arab dictators are either sociopaths or evcen crazy psychopaths. Gaddafi of Libya, Bashar Assad and Sisi of Egypt could be big examples. How can you rule over after murdering a half million people.
  7. Certainly those generals from Siyad Barre to Caydiid and C/laahi Yusuf were angry men.
  8. This is the whole interview. What we heard from the gooni clip was the end of the interview. I think the Haji is a well read man who is educated. Listening the whole interview gave me where he is coming from. He got some valid points. I take back whatever I said about Haji Yasiin. Certainly he is a God fearing man.
  9. Certainly he is one. Maybe he should seek an honorary title from his hometown.
  10. Dhaqaale, Why not enroll the university of our esteemed Proff. Xaaji Xanjuf and get some badly needed history lessons. You seem like a someone who was born last night. I advise you to read more and came back in two or three years.
  11. When are we going to change our culture and the way we use our faith. Have you seen a facebook guy read the Qura'an before he starts his tribal demagoguery or Dahir Calasow naarrate Xadis while discussing politics. Waar labada kala daaya.
  12. I agree. While North America is totally different, the current Somali migrants might not succeed or even gain employment in most of these European countries who have double digit unemployment. They should collect the money and head home. I have seen some news clips about Somalis settled in Rwanda. This nation of Rwanda is picking up young Africans from LIbya, Israel and other places. That is direct investment. There are large number of Somalis in Europe whose asylum applications were rejected. They should get the money and come home. They could go to peaceful parts of the country especially Borama. We will welcome them. These European nations should have done something on these news waves of immigrants. One of the first steps is to expel the French from west Africa which are producing most of these hopeless youths.
  13. This fools is claiming to be a privileged son while growing up, and thinks that might help him succeed in Somali politics. Bal ninkaan weyn waxa uu la shir yimid eeg. Hebel agoon buu ahaa anigana Aabahay aya gudoomiye degmo ahaa. Well this false price should know that here in the land of the west , we give respect to those who are self made .. Those with the silver spoon growing up are usually weak, corrupt and fat just like him. Markaas buu khamiis inta soo qaato Sheekh iska dhigayaa oo diinta ku soo gabanayaa oo uu leeyahay "Ilaahay ka baqa".
  14. I agree. Large number of students who got scholarship from Turkey left for Europe just after the first year. Mist of these got the scholarship through corruption and couldn't qualify to attend schools. In fact since middle of the eighties these are probably the first Somali military graduates who came back home.It is really a good sign.
  15. Inkastoon Sabool Ahay Haddana Waan Sariigtaa Sacabada ma hoorsado(NGO) Nin aan Saaxiib nahay (Turkey) Cadawgayga lama simo Socdaalkaygu waa meel Sahadaydu waa dacar Sohdinteydu waa caan. Nin Isigay ma nabad gelo Nin isugayna maba jiro Libtaa wali ma sii deyn. Gardarada Ma Saacido Nin xaqlena Cidi lama simo. Soomaali baan ahay. Nabadan u sahasha Colaadaan ka salala Soma Jeesto Goobaha Ninka Nabarka Soo Sida (Axmaarka) Gacantiisa Kama sugo. 1978 , C/qadir Xirsi Yam Yam (AHN)