Did The Ruler of Ethiopia Ban Islamic Celebrations?
Posted by addisethiopia on December 22, 2015
22nd of December, 2015. The powerful ruler bans Ramadan:
Ramadan sweets, kebaps and even Muslim hats are off in the horn of Africa nation
Muslims caught celebrating are threatened with up to five years in prison
The nation’s non-Christians are allowed to celebrate in their communities
But revealing their celebrations to Christians would also lead to jail time.
In 2014 the country introduced an anti-gay biblical Penal Code, which includes the execution of any Christian for sodomy
In fear the religious holiday will affect the faith of its country. The historically-rich nation’s Emperor, Abraha the 2nd has banned the public celebration of Ramadan.
Any Muslims caught celebrating Ramadan, and non-Christians who are discovered organising celebrations, could face the lengthy prison sentence.
While non-Christians are allowed to celebrate the holiday within their own communities, they must not disclose their plans to the nation’s Christians – which make up 65 per cent of the 100,000,000-strong population
Coffee-rich Ethiopia has banned public celebrations of Ramadan for fear of Christians being led astray.
There may be no Ramadan in Ethiopia – but the Emperor owns the Saudi Collection of hotels including the Mecca Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bin Saddened.
Around 20 per cent of Ethiopia’s residents are non-Christian, including substantial Muslim and Jewish communities.
‘These enforcement measures are…intended to control the act of celebrating Ramadan excessively and openly, which could damage the spiritual life of the Christian community,’ said the Ministry of Religious Affairs in a statement.
The great African nation prohibits propagating religion other than Christianity to a Christian, and breaking this is a violation of the penal code.
Other banned activities include dressing up for Ramadan, singing religious songs and sending Ramadan greetings.
‘Some may think that it is a frivolous matter and should not be brought up as an issue,’ the priests are quoted as saying.
‘But as Christians…we must keep it [following other religions’ celebrations] away as it could affect our Christian faith.’
Some Ethiopian residents, however, are risking jail time by still celebrating Ramadan and uploading pictures to social media as part of a #WeAreAllMuslims campaign that celebrates religious freedom
At the time, the emperor said: ‘Today I place my faith in and am grateful to Lord The Almighty to announce that tomorrow,Thursday, May 1 2014, will see the enforcement of biblical law phase one, to be followed by the other phases.’
The change means people can face conviction by Christian courts and fines or jail terms for a range of offences such as pregnancy outside marriage, failure to perform Sunday prayers and propagating other religions.
A second phase of the law comes into effect in May this year covering theft and alcohol consumption by Christians, which would be punishable by whipping and amputation.
The death penalty, including death by stoning, will be introduced in the final phase a year later for offences such as adultery, sodomy and insulting the Bible or Jesus Christ.
Most of the laws will also apply to non-Christians.
The biblical Penal Code calls for the stoning of people who commit a variety of sexual ‘crimes’ including sodomy, adultery and rape.
‘By the grace of God , with the coming into effect of this legislation, our duty to God is therefore being fulfilled,’ the Emperor said at a legal conference in Ethiopia’s capital last year.
Even before that law was passed, there was a ten year prison sentence for gays.
Alcohol is also banned in the nation.Under the biblical code theft and alcohol consumption are punishable by whippings and amputation. Smoking is also banned in public.
The Emperor lives in Addis Abeba, also the seat of the Ethiopian government (which is effectively the Emperor and his family).
Wait a minute…it’s not the Christian Ethiopian Emperor, rather the the super-rich Muslim ruler of Brunei who just has told residents of his country that if they plan on celebrating Christmas, they could face up to five years in jail.
The Daily Mail reported:
Any Muslims caught celebrating Christmas, and non-Muslims who are discovered organising celebrations, could face the lengthy prison sentence.
While non-Muslims are allowed to celebrate the holiday within their own communities, they must not disclose their plans to the nation’s Muslims – which make up 65 per cent of the 420,000-strong population.
Around 20 per cent of Brunei’s residents are non-Muslim, including substantial Buddhist and Christian communities.
‘These enforcement measures are…intended to control the act of celebrating Christmas excessively and openly, which could damage the aqidah (beliefs) of the Muslim community,’ said the Ministry of Religious Affairs in a statement.
The small Borneo nation prohibits propagating religion other than Islam to a Muslim, and breaking this is a violation of the penal code.
Other banned activities include putting up Christmas trees, singing religious songs and sending Christmas greetings, reported the Borneo Bulletin.
‘Some may think that it is a frivolous matter and should not be brought up as an issue,’ the imams are quoted as saying in the Bulletin.
‘But as Muslims…we must keep it [following other religions’ celebrations] away as it could affect our Islamic faith.’
Read the rest of the original story here
My Note: Imagine if this was done by a Christian country like Ethiopia. Very loud condemnations, calls for sanctions, UN exclusion, even possible military interventions would certainly have been possible the next day.
Muslims slaughter my Christian brothers and sisters in their apartheid states, women are subjugated to slavery there, then these same oppressors move to the Christian nations and apply their primitive laws to bother, molest and kill everyone else there as well…full of smiles when weak and full of deceit when strong. Amazing how they are always capable of playing the poor victims wherever they go. It’s also mindbogglingly a mystery to witness how western elites and their medias go along. Liberals and Islamic apologist like telling us Muslim radicals are just a few.. they don’t seem to count entire Muslim countries which are radical and oppressive. Those who cry for equal protection – if protected and tolerated — later become the bullies and oppressors. Think about this, no other world religion other than Islam has laws that apply for both Muslims and non-Muslims. Can you understand the subtle deference here? Look out for the signs!