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The End of Saudi Arabia?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 28, 2016

A more detestable regime than Saudi Arabia could not be found. Arguably the most repressive regime on earth. An absolute monarchy. A Wahhabist theocratic nightmare that arms ISIS. Only North Korea may be worse, and North Korea does not put women in burqas or have any areas where female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced. It is a close call. At least North Korea does not ban alcohol.

Make no mistake about it: Shi’a Iran, as bad as it is, is nowhere near as oppressive as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). There are churches in Iran, albeit persecuted. There are none in the KSA. Not even a façade of tolerance. If Iran and the Shi’a-led Hezb’allah are the world’s chief exporters of terror, it is because they are more competent than Sunnis, not because their tyranny is darker than the KSA’s Wahhabism.

The Saud family came from the Arabian interior (the Najd) to overrun the west coast of the peninsula (the Hejaz – the historic center of Islam) in 1925. The Najd had survived mostly immune from imperial expansion basically because it was a useless wasteland that no one thought worth conquering, a unique honor it shares only with Antarctica.

The collapse of the Ottoman Empire, followed by British meddling, eventually led to the Saudi takeover of the whole area from their chief rival, the Husseins of Mecca.

The present worldwide depression – let’s call it what it is, not a recession – is partly the direct result of Saudi manipulations.

Fracking, particularly in the United States, was on the verge of making the USA independent of oil imports. Europe, Latin America, Oceania, and China were all starting to frack. As technology got cheaper, Saudi Arabia knew that, left unchecked, one day the world would break free of Muslim oil extortion, and their cash cow would be kaput. The KSA, which produces little else, would be back to selling sand, and the Quranically approved as healthful camel urine – but since dromedaries are not unique to the peninsula, even that market would be lost to them.

The Saudis have been at this oil price manipulation game for over 40 years.

The OPEC nations, led by the KSA, created a worldwide recession with the oil embargo in 1973, to protest Israel’s victory in the Yom Kippur War. Afterward, the price of oil would double. Nations that were on the verge of a middle-class breakthrough, like Brazil, were throttled back to poverty after the enormous price-gouging. The USA became frozen as a net importing nation. This set back Westernization, and the Industrial Revolution, for decades in the emerging world.

Initially, to keep oil prices up, the Saudis would drop production by 75%.

However, the artificially high cost of oil led to massive exploration. North Sea oil came online. The Saudis were starting to run budget deficits, and they blinked. They decided to drop prices and sell more oil to break the competition.

The ’80s price drop crushed the nascent shale industry for decades here in the USA. American energy independence was forestalled, as the Saudis wanted.

The low price of oil eventually gave way to price increases as Chinese industrialization came online with massive demand. By 2008, oil was at $145 a barrel. Of course, the 2008 crash brought some relief to that.

At the same time, fracking was taking over and competing with Saudi crude. There was serious talk of the USA becoming oil-independent. The KSA was in a real fix, and everyone knew it. Small nations, like Ireland, were pondering becoming oil-rich. Ojalá! Even the detested Jews were swimming in oil.

In 2014, the Saudis decided to dump oil on the market at low prices again in order to drive foreign competitors out of business, as they had in the 1980s. Once the American frackers were broke, once the cost of Israeli drilling became prohibitive, and after everyone else was shut down, the Saudis could ratchet up the price all over again. This would also have the benefit of destroying the hated Shi’a mullahs of Iran, with their nuclear program that threatens the Sunni KSA. A poorer Iran would mean no Iranian nukes to worry about. No Iranian sponsorship of Syria’s Assad.

Price-fixing at its worst. Were this done inside a country, it would be illegal. The Saudis get away with it because they are independent.

The price drop has had a massive effect on the market. Some U.S. frackers went bust. Brazil’s Petrobras is selling assets on a fire sale. Much of China’s and Brazil’s economies has collapsed. Chinese oil firms took a massive hit.

The economic devastation you see all around, as markets collapse, is due in no small part to the KSA’s manipulations – manipulations that have throttled progress for decades.

However, the Saudis have made a major blunder this time. Technology is still making fracking cheaper. So a considerable number of frackers are waiting out the storm. Once the Saudis raise prices, American exploration will be back online quickly. The KSA is fighting a losing battle.

Worse yet, any increase in prices will also help Iran’s budget. It seems the KSA is stuck at the bottom of the price graph, damned no matter what its monarch does.

In five years, the KSA’s foreign reserves are expected to be emptied out. Already, the KSA is dropping internal subsidies on electricity and domestic gasoline. The local people are upset. Upset Muslims means violent revolution.

For over forty years, this blight of a tribe has caused recessions, caused depressions, and damaged the planet’s economy. They got wealthy by re-impoverishing an emerging Third World, starting with the artificially created 1973 oil crisis. They have used their oil wealth to sponsor terrorism (as has Iran). Rather than investing wisely in industry to pick up market slack to become a modern diversified economy, they have invested instead in subsidizing mullahs, arming Salafist extremists in Syria, and exporting Islam around the world.

Now they have no options. Any increase in prices will restart American, European, and Chinese frackers. Failure to increase prices will bankrupt them. As a further blessing, we Americans will no longer have to hear the caterwauling idiocies of environmentalist Chicken Littles screaming about “peak oil.”

What the USA can do is protect its fracking industry by severely taxing any oil imports under $50 a barrel. This may upset some free marketers, but the price of oil is rigged. We should rig it in our favor, and insulate ourselves from Saudi manipulations.

Good riddance to the KSA – a corrupt, vicious regime! May their next chief export be bottled camel urine. I wish America had never gotten involved with them.

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Secular Humanism and Feminism Destroying European Nations

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 27, 2016

The Madness of Frau Merkel

If we’ve learned anything in the last eight years it’s that supposedly smart people can be suicidally stupid, and that idiot savants can easily rationalize sabotaging their own nations.

Obama isn’t the only elite messiah who favors national suicide for past sins, though he is certainly the blindest, most self-righteous and willfully destructive one in American history.

Then there is Frau Angela Merkel — the Chancellor and Chief Guilt-Tripper of Germany. Frau Merkel shares Obama’s fantasy world, where only the Good People rule and the rest follow orders. The EU even has a slogan for it: it’s called the “democracy deficit” — meaning that ordinary voters have no power whatsoever. Yes, the EU is spreading love and peace all over, but — shucks — there’s still a ways to go.

The EU’s seemingly suicidal policy deliberately aims to dilute the percentage of ethnic Europeans in their native countries, to empower the new Franco-German capital in Brussels. This is exactly what Otto von Bismarck did in the 1800s to destroy the provincial capitals of German-speaking Europe, and to centralize all power in one Reich in the Prussian capital of Berlin. Fanatical German nationalism, xenophobia and militarism in the 20th century were a direct product of Bismarck’s imperial unification policy.

Which is why the EU’s kleptocracy can actually destroy the economy of southern Europe without triggering a voter revolt. The elite has knowingly imported more than 50 million Muslims from the tribal backwaters of Pakistan and the Middle East, to serve as welfare voters for Eurosocialist parties, especially in capital cities like Amsterdam, Paris, and Berlin. The EU has also imposed the mass-media cult fantasy of Political Correctness over its colonial peoples; and it has been nice enough to export PC to the United States by way of our Eurosocialist universities.

By now normal voters in Europe are so far removed from the center of power that they’ve basically given up. They are utterly powerless, because they will be scapegoated as Nazis if they ever rebel against the new Ruling Class. By now they are used to following orders, just like the olden times.

So a few weeks ago Frau Merkel could order the opening of Europe’s borders to hundreds of thousands of fraudulent Syrian “rapefugees,” mostly young men who are even now marauding through Europe’s formerly civilized cities. You can see them viciously beating upyoung women on YouTube; and Europe’s present will certainly be our future, if the IslamoLeft has its way.

Two German judges have now declared Frau Merkel’s open borders actions to be unconstitutional — but hey, who’s gonna do anything about it? By now those ravening invaders have gone to ground, dumped their fake Syrian passports, signed up to vote for Islamo-Left parties, and applied for welfare asylum as persecuted victims.

You don’t need a crystal ball to see what’s next: See the rape epidemic in Norway and Sweden for starters. Or, as Frau Merkel charmingly put it, “Germany will have to live with a higher number of criminals.” We’re pretty sure that Obama believes the same thing, but he hasn’t actually said it yet. Same policy, same ideology, same suicidal outcome.

Frau Merkel has learned from Obama that you can spread disaster in your wake and still blame your own voters, and that, in the mass-media-cult of the Islamo-Left, nobody will hold you responsible.  On the contrary.

The newest Left-Fascist alliance will cheer on your sabotage of your own people because they know that ordinary folks can’t be trusted to know what’s best.

Obama has a lifelong mission to punish America for the long-ago sin of slavery.  In jihadist slang the same thing is called Darb al Harb, or the House of War. It means that you and I are their targeted enemy, like it or not, just as Saul Alinsky wrote in his little book.

Napoleon Chagnon is the most important scientific anthropologist of our time, because he has exposed the true nature of primitive tribal warfare. (See his 1988 Science article called “Life history, blood revenge, and warfare in a tribal population.”)

For a hundred years field anthropologists have watched tribal warfare going on, year after year, but they were not allowed to publish the truth. Leading anthropologists like Margaret Mead and Ashley Montagu simply lied about the violent tribes they knew about.

In reality, as we now know from Chagnon and many others, group aggression is the norm among human clans all over the world. Gang warfare isn’t just happening in inner city Chicago. Up to a third of adult males in traditional tribes die as a result of group or individual violence.

After a lifetime of field work with the hyper-aggressive Yanamamo Indians of Venezuela, Chagnon has made a compelling scientific case that warfare is almost universal in human tribes, and that the clearly understood goal of group violence is to kidnap and rape women, kill adult males, take loot and slaves, and run away for more of the same.

If up to a third of males are violently killed every generation, with another third in the next and so on, in time, human genes will favor preparedness for war.

And yet — warlike tribes also make peace among accepted in-groups, while reserving their aggression for out-groups. The fact is that humans are prepared both for war and peace. 

And that is indeed what anthropologists report about the warrior tribes of New Guinea, South and North America, the Vikings, the Mongols, the Khoi San of Africa, the Middle East and all the rest.

Now get this: The great Arabian Desert has long been populated by war-making tribes, just like the ones Napoleon Chagnon studied in the field. Mohammed was a desert raider (and occasional trader) who talked to the Archangel Gabriel in his dreams, and who naturally produced a holy book that reflected his own tribal culture.

(A good source on all this is Lawrence of Arabia’s story of his time in the Arabian Desert in WW1, which included being raped by one of his allies. Lawrence never went back.)

In primitive tribal warfare, women belong to the victorious male or gang of males by right of conquest, as the divinely ordained spoils of war, along with male slaves and loot. According to Chagnon, Yanamamo men freely boast about the sexual benefits of warfare. Raping the daughters of an enemy clan is glorified. To a warrior every raped woman means both a practical and genetic victory over an enemy clan, in the everlasting Hobbesian violence of the primitive world. 

Rape is a crime in more civilized cultures, and a major cause for shame, guilt and punishment.  But to primitive tribal males, it is the greatest sign of victory, as long as rape is committed against an enemy clan.

Therefore, what Angela Merkel recently did, in the eyes of the invading “refugees,” is to signal tribal surrender to an essentially primitive war cult.

You may want to read that sentence again, and maybe check Chagnon’s historic Science article for evidence. The web is the biggest scientific library in history, and there is enough good anthropology to balance the usual lies from the usual suspects.

In Quranic warfare, killing, looting and rape are justified and even commanded.

The rules of holy warfare have been debated by various priesthoods since the early caliphates, and they are now enshrined in written codes of conduct in the name of Allah. Muslim imams and mullahs are not shy about glorifying Mohammed’s life as a tribal warrior, and as a model for all men. Islam has simply incorporated the tactics of ancient tribal warfare into its holy books.

Last year the Saudi Wahhabi priesthood publicly declared that ISIS is religiously justified in its endless bloody crimes, especially if the victims are Shi’ites, Christians, Yazidis, atheist Europeans like Frau Merkel, and all the rest. If you don’t worship Allah in the Wahhabi way, you’re on the plate for dinner. Their enemy Shi’ites believe the same thing about the Wahhabis, of course.

If you go back far in human history, this is part of standard human misbehavior — just as peace making is also based in human nature. We are not doomed to kill each other forever. We can, and often we have actually learned to be better, as pointed out by good scientific sources like Harvard’s Steven Pinker and science journalist Nicholas Wade.

Globally, humanity has learned to reduce our tendency to glorify fighting and war. That is why civilizing law codes are so profoundly important in our history, from the Code of Hammurabi to the Mosaic Ten Commandments and the many legal codes of genuinely civilized societies. Humans can certainly be evil, yes, but we also have a capacity for good.

What Chagnon has taught us is that rape is often the most important motivation for tribal war. In cruel Darwinian terms, rape is a way for one clan to spread its genes to others, thereby passing on a genetic preparedness for sexually-motivated violence to future generations.

The tragedy of Islam is to be enormously successful in its conquests since the 7th century, and to fail miserably, time and time again, in building genuine civilization.

That is why we are seeing a resurgent jihadist Islam today, after seventy years of modernism. It is another reactionary fallback to the tribal past.

Persia had a glorious culture before it was conquered by Arab Muslims. The Byzantine Empire was one of the two apostolic sources of Orthodox Christianity, before it was stamped out by Muslim Berbers, Tuaregs, and Turks in Northern Africa. The Buddhist monasteries of Northern India were massacred by the Ghurid Muslims around the year 1200, so that today there are not many Buddhists left in India, where Gautama Buddha first taught. Islam is profoundly reactionary, the most violent and reactionary belief system on earth. Check the facts if you doubt it.

When Stalin’s Soviet armies conquered East Germany at the end of WW II, they committed mass rape, like the Imperial Japanese in Nanking. The Japanese practiced  kidnapping women as sex slaves.  No doubt some Allied troops committed rape as well — but rape was a crime by the military codes of conduct of the Allied armies. It was not glorified but punished.

The difference between civilized and primitive war is in the codes of conduct that are actually enforced, often with the death penalty.

Civilization is all about rational codes of conduct and their enforcement. That is why the Laws of Hammurabi, the Ten Commandments, and Blackstone on English Common Law are so historically important.

Angela Merkel is a Eurosocialist who was brought up in Marxist East Germany. Merkel was deeply indoctrinated in Political Correctness, the most recent political mythology of the European Union.

But the Muslim code of conduct is the Quran, which emerged out of the universal tribal warfare of the Arabian Desert of the 7th th century. Mohammed was a tribal chief who transformed that culture into Islam.

Islam means “submission,” — not “peace” — and a Muslim is “one who submits.” As in obeying military orders, just like the goose-stepping armies of Europe in World War I.

Nazi soldiers used to yell “Zum Befehl!” (By your Order!) to their officers when they were told to commit some fresh horror. Every two-bit corporal could speak in the name of Hitler, who had absolute power. In Islam your local imam or tribal emir has absolutely power to order life and death, in lieu of direct orders from above. That belief gives mere human beings divine and absolute justification to do their worst.

Allah commands war against the infidel to his believers. Slave taking, killing, robbing, and general mayhem are commanded in the Qur’an.

Merkel and Obama either know those facts already, and are working in collusion with jihad, or they are so mentally fixated in goofy leftism that they will never learn the truth.

Either way they send out constant signals of surrender to every jihad-indoctrinated male in the world.

Over the centuries Europe has always fallen for wave after wave of delusional beliefs, all liable to explode into major wars. The wars of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation had scarcely stopped smoking when Frederick the Great invented nationalistic militarism in Prussia, while the French invented the guillotine, to ensure universal liberty, equality, and brotherhood. Which then kicked off the Napoleonic Wars, then the Franco-Prussian War of revenge, then WW1 and 2, followed by the Soviet Empire, which also acquired its Marxist cult from Germany.

Each international slaughter came after years of media-driven indoctrination into some world-saving, self-aggrandizing ideology, first religious, then imperialistic and militaristic, then Napoleonic, followed by German campaigns of revenge against France, then two compulsive replays in the two world wars, then Soviet imperialism, and now the European Union.

The grand new EU claims to have the answer to war and peace forever. It’s not a secret that the EU wants to run the world through international institutions like the UN, the most corrupt collection of thugs, genociders and rapists on earth.

The EU is of course a messianic cult like all the others, with the difference that previous European delusions killed foreigners; but this time the ruling class has declared war on its own peoples.

Frau Merkel may not look like a black Chicago Machine politician, but in their hearts they are twin souls.


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The Madness of Signore Renzi

AristotlesNude Statues Covered in Rome for Visit of Iran’s Rouhani, Italians Outraged

Out of respect for Iranian President Hassam Rouhani, Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had a series of nude statues at the Capitoline Museum completely covered for the leader’s visit Tuesday, which has a number of Italians hopping mad.

These were no mere fig leaves, but immense white wooden boxes that completely shielded the offending statues from the sensitive eyes of President Rouhani and the Iranian media train that has followed his trip to Italy, Italian news sources revealed. Twitter also gave its own insight:

Moreover, at the banquet held in Rouhani’s honor, no wine was served at table to anyone, out of respect for the Muslim rule of abstinence.

Italian citizens were furious at what they considered an affront, and some have suggested that the error was serious enough to cause the Prime Minister political problems.

As one article noted, Italy is already playing host to the president of a regime that holds the world record for executions; that imprisons, tortures and kills political prisoners; that humiliates women; and that for decades has commissioned the assassination of dissidents. What need was there—the piece asks—to add further humiliation to the already questionable call of receiving the Iranian leader at all?

To cover the statues of the Capitoline Museums, to cover and symbolically renounce our art and our culture,” the piece continues, “means the surrender of a country and a national and global embarrassment that no Italian citizen deserved and no business deal justifies.”

Prior to the visit to the Museum, Rouhani reportedly signed contracts with Italy worth up to $18.4 billion.

The decision to cover the nudity of the statues at the Capitoline Museums,” said Fabio Rampelli of the Alleanza Nazionale party, “is worthy of the worst Islamist terrorist. It was a decision that offends Western culture and the supremacy of art as a vehicle of culture and freedom.”

Another essay similarly complained that Italy had “bowed down” to Rouhani and art had been “sacrificed” to a new relationship between Iran and Italy. The “astonishing tribute to the Islamic culture” was even more offensive, the article noted, by “the small amount of time dedicated in official talks to the subject of human rights and of Iranian hostilities toward Israel.”

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What clearer sign do you need to see of a civilization in decline?”

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Britons of The Cross 2nd Class Citizens in Their Own Town

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 25, 2016

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Piers Morgan: Why I’m So Embarrassed Today For Britain

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 22, 2016

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The same parliament that hasn’t banned a single UK citizen from returning after fighting for ISIS is seriously debating banning Trump from its shores

As I write this column, members of the UK Parliament are debating whether or not to ban Donald Trump from entering Britain.

They’ve allocated three hours of time to do this.

Time that could have been spent debating terrorism, famine, nuclear weapons, the Middle East refugee crisis or the Syrian War.

But no, instead British law-makers have concluded their own time is best served seriously considering a proposal to ban a man who may end up being the next President of the United States.

Members of the UK Parliament (pictured) spent Monday afternoon debating whether or not to ban Donald Trump from entering Britain. They could have spent the time debating terrorism, famine, nuclear weapons, the Middle East refugee crisis or the Syrian War. But instead British law-makers have concluded their own time is best served considering a proposal to ban a man who may end up being the next President

The reason they’re doing it is, of course, is because Trump recently called for a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the U.S. in the wake of an horrific mass shooting by two Islamic terrorists.

Like many, I didn’t agree with what Trump said and indeed, I wrote him an open letter at the time saying it was ‘dangerously wrong and bigoted’.

But to ban a foreign politician for expressing an opinion is utterly absurd. Particularly a foreign politician who stands an increasingly good chance of becoming leader of the world’s biggest superpower and Britain’s supposedly closest, most powerful ally.

Can you imagine a situation where President Trump, if he is elected, is actually banned? It would make Britain the laughing stock of the world, and confirm to Americans that we’re just as pathetically petty and small pond in our thinking as you’ve always suspected.

It would also cause serious, probably irreparable damage to Britain’s relationship with the United States.

The sheer hypocrisy in all this ‘Ban Trump’ nonsense is breathtaking.

Britain throws down the red carpet and blares out the royal bugles all the time for leaders of countries with heinous human rights records.

Trump: I turned out to be right about immigration

King Salman of Saudia Arabia can allow 50 people to be beheaded last month and nobody in the corridors of British officialdom batted a public eyelid. Yet he is treated like some kind of deity when he arrives in Britain in his fleet of gold-plated jets.

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Timket Festival 2016

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 20, 2016

Where: Addis Ababa, Gondar, Lalibela Ethiopia

Timket is a religious festival celebrated with much zeal in Addis Ababa, Gondar, and Lalibela in Ethiopia. It is also spelled as Timkat or Timqat. The festival is the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of Epiphany and venerates Christ’s baptism in the River Jordan. Although the festival is observed by orthodox Christians all over the world, in Ethiopia it takes on a special significance as it is the most colourful event of the year in the country. The most relevant symbol of the festival is colourful embroidered umbrellas that protect the sacred Tabot and the priests carrying the Tabot.

Timket Festival Celebrations

Timket festival is celebrated to commemorate the divine ritual of the baptism of Christ in the Jordan River. The celebrations start from the eve of the festival which is on 18th January at 2 pm local time with traditional horns that herald the celebrations with colourful processions and ceremonies. The main ceremony commences with the priest solemnly carrying the Tabot which is a model of the Ark of the Covenant, reverently wrapped in rich silk cloth to the nearby stream at around 2am on 19th January. The Tabot is a representation of Jesus as the Messiah when he came to the Jordan River for baptism. The Holy Ark is immersed in the water by one priest whilst the other chants some prayers. Once the Ark is baptised, the priest then blesses the water body and sprinkles some of the blessed water on the devotees. Thereafter the Holy Ark is carried back to its church amidst lots of chanting, music, and dancing.

Tips for Timket Festival

Travellers can enjoy the festivities of Timket Festival at Addis Ababa, Gondar, or Lalibela.

Although the festival is celebrated at Addis Ababa, Lalibela, and Gondar in Ethiopia and each one has its own charm, the festivities at Addis Ababa are tourist friendly as Addis Ababa offers variety of facilities to tourists.

Pilgrims need to be careful of touts and pickpockets and not carry any valuable items with them while attending the festivities.

If you are attending the festivities in Gondar do make sure to visit the Church of Debre Berhan Selassie renowned for its finest art in Ethiopia.

Downtown Gondar with its Italian-inspired architecture, shops, and eating joints, is another interesting place you can explore once the festivities are over.

If you happen to be in Addis Ababa then you can shop for traditional crafts or catch some art shows or visit various museums in the city.

Since it is cold in January it is advisable to bring some woollens along with you.

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The Sacrament of Baptism in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

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A baby boy is baptized 40 days after he is born. A baby girl is baptized 80 days after birth. If a baby is sick and may die baptism takes place immediately.

Babies are anointed with oil to “undo the works of devils and their magic,and so become an anointing for faith in Christ.”

Babies are baptized naked because, “undressing the child reminds us of the nakedness of Adam and Eve when they obeyed satan and disobeyed the commandment of God, so they were put to shame before Him and hid from Him when they realized their nakedness. Such is what sin and satan do to human beings, they strip them from all virtues and the protection of grace, and hence put them to shame before others.”

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Christians ‘Frequently’ Suffer ‘Injuries and Threats of Death’ in German Asylum Centres

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 16, 2016

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Christian migrants are “frequently” being injured and suffer death threats by Muslims in German asylum centres, an Orthodox priest has warned. He has called on the government to intervene to ensure the safety of Christians, many of whom are now avoiding the centres entirely.

Hegumen Daniil, a superior of the St George the Victorious Monastery in Gotschendorf, Germany has written to the Federal Minister for Special Affairs Peter Altmaier to highlight the persecution of Christians within Germany, Christian Today has reported.

Christian refugees from Syria, Eritrea and other countries are exposed to humiliation, manhunt and brutal harassment at the camps for refugees by Muslim neighbours,” he wrote.

The cases when humiliation comes to injuries and threats of death are frequent.”

The plight of migrant Christians living within the centres is already well understood – in September Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow of the state of Thuringia, one of the central cheerleaders for a multicultural Germany, was forced to enact a policy of segregating different cultures upon arrival in his state.

Said, a Christian who fled persecution in his native country told Die Welt: “In Iran, the Revolutionary Guards have arrested my brother in a house church. I fled the Iranian intelligence, because I thought in Germany I can finally live freely according to my religion.

But I can not openly admit that I am a Christian in my home for asylum seekers. I will be threatened.”

It appears that little progress is being made in protecting the Christians, as many are still suffering brutal attacks and some have even returned to the Middle East.

Daniil wrote: “Many Christians who came from the Middle East are suffering from such a strong harassment that they want to come back home, because their situation there seems to them a lesser evil as compared to the circumstances at German refugee accommodation centers.

Others, particularly converts from Islam who face an increased threat of violent attacks, have taken to sleeping outside the centres rather than access their food and shelter, he said.

As a result, Daniil has renewed the call for the authorities to provide protection for minority groups including Christians and Yazidis within the asylum centres.

We ask you to exert the necessary pressure to ensure the observation of German law at the German centres for asylum seekers,” he said, “and while this remains impossible to fully implement, to accept the proposals by the clergy of different Christian confessions in Germany and ensure so that the Christians will be accommodated separately from the Muslims.”

Meanwhile a British Home Office Minister has told a Catholic Peer that the government will not discriminate on grounds of religion when helping refugees from Iraq and Syria.

Lord Alton wrote to both the Home Office and the Prime Minister expressing concern over the government’s policy of taking in Muslims from “formal camps” Christians — most of whom are not living in such camps thanks to the threat of persecution — and cited the government’s willingness to prioritise gay people as a vulnerable group. A “total annihilation” of Christians was underway in the region, he said.

The overwhelming character and attitude of the immigrants is non-gratitude and hate

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Donald Trump Reads The Snake Lyric Referring To The “Angela Merkel Invited Me” Rapefugees

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 13, 2016

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HAVE WE LOST OUR MINDS TO ALLOW ISLAMIST REFUGEES TO RAPE AND KILL? ARE WE TO ALLOW IT BECAUSE IT IS THEIR CUSTOM?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 11, 2016

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German mayor blames victims for sex attacks by 1,ooo Muslims! A dozen Muslims brutally gang raped a 29 year old mother of two and it is supposedly her fault? What have we come to? Barbarism condoned by a blind and now obviously barbaric western world!

Islamist refugees are raping their way across Europe and innocent women are not safe to go out. It doesn’t matter how they are dressed, nor whether it is the light of day or evening, these barbaric ravenous heathen are raping and brutally beating as well as murdering young, innocent women and girls.

This barbaric act is as ancient as the Islamist radicals hatred toward all who follow God’s laws. The Bible tells us about rape as an evil act.

In Gen. 34; 46:15, we learn of the story of Dinah, her rape and how Judah took the matter into his own hands to avenge his sister. Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, was still a young girl when Jacob’s family returned to Canaan (likely thirteen or fourteen years old). When the family stopped for a time near the city of Shechem, Dinah decided to visit the city to meet the people.

Tragically, as she approached the city a young man saw her and raped her. As we hear more of the rapes of innocent women in European countries by Islamist refugees, what we are not hearing is that their barbaric ways are ancient and rape is not new at all. God’s Law specifically teaches that women like Dinah are to be held guiltless if they are attacked. Deuteronomy 22 states that if a young woman is forced in the countryside, “you shall do nothing to the young woman,” for even if she cried out “there was no one to save her” (Deut. 22:25, 27). Whereas in contrast to God’s law, fundamentalist Islamic law, states (according to interpretations by the “imams”) a woman is judged guilty of “provoking” the rape unless she can present 4 male witnesses in her defense who saw what happened. This rule is an evil act in and of itself and blasphemous against God.

In the case of Dinah, Jacob’s daughter, it was Judah that avenged her. For the rapist decided he wanted his victim as his wife and went to Jacob to ask permission to marry since he had taken her as a harlot in his act of rape. Judah had a plan to avenge and told them they must be circumcised and when the men had agreed to do so believing that all the wealth of Jacob would be theirs by marriage Judah avenged his sister Dinah by killing all the men of Shechem when they were weak recovering from their circumcision.

Genesis 34:31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

The answer was and still is NO.

Thousands of women are being raped daily in all the European nations that have taken in Islamist refugees. I say a major circumcision is in order. One that does not stop at the foreskin. But, that is my opinion on the matter.

For the sake of his sister, Judah wiped out all the men of one city whose customs were an abomination. The sons of Esau chose the wrong girl that time. The point is this. Even one is too many to harm. Let alone the thousands that are being raped and brutally beaten across Europe. This is also happening here in America. Sadly, rape has to hit an epic number in order for anyone to stand up as Judah and say – not on my watch.

Those who rape and kill are not ever to be tolerated nor ignored, and never to be cast off as a clash of customs and values. It is an evil act.

Angela Merkel and all those of the United Nations who are ignoring the evil that is being done to innocent people are guilty of condoning the very same evil act. Evil is evil and not to be accepted as normal by any of God’s people, nor any civilized society.

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Cologne Police Report Details New Year’s Chaos: Women ‘Ran a Gauntlet…that Words Cannot Describe’

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 8, 2016

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An internal police report reveals the level of chaos that existed in Cologne on New Year’s Eve as hundreds of intoxicated men robbed people and groped dozens of women while police struggled to respond.

The report, written by a senior police official and obtained by Der Spiegel, states, “Women, accompanied or not, literally ran a ‘gauntlet’ through masses of heavily intoxicated men that words cannot describe.”

Officers were overtaxed and struggled to respond to what the report calls “chaos.” “Security forces were unable to get all of the incidents, assaults, crimes, etc. under control. There were simply too many happening at the same time,” the report states.

When people in the crowd called for help, officers found they could not work their way through to reach them because of groups of men blocking their way. When officers ordered members of the mob to disperse, they were ignored.

The report also leaves little doubt about who was involved in the chaotic scene, describing the perpetrators as male migrants. Some offenders in the crowd even tore up their residence permits in front of police. One of these individuals reportedly grinned at an officer and said, “You can’t touch me. I’ll just go back tomorrow and get a new one.”

Another man reportedly told police, “I’m a Syrian! You have to treat me kindly! Mrs. Merkel invited me.” Germany’s Justice Minister indicated on Thursday that asylum seekers found guilty of sexual assault could be deported.

At least 150 reports have been filed with police, and the Telegraph reports three-quarters of those are women alleging sexual assault. That includes two cases of alleged rape. Several women involved in the chaos have already come forward to describe their experiences.

Despite the unprecedented chaos that transpired that night, police reported on January 1st that the tone of the evening had been “relaxed.” No clear explanation for that unfounded assessment has been offered, but police have since admitted it was “incorrect.”

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German Attacks Are a Symptom of Migrant Crisis

AT the end of last summer much of the German political class and public were enveloped by a mood of self-congratulation over their response to the European migrant crisis.

As Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the floodgates, Germans wallowed in moral superiority about their supposed compassion and tolerance. New arrivals were applauded by self-regarding crowds at train stations.

Volunteers eagerly collected clothing, food and toiletries. “We love refugees,” proclaimed banners at rallies and football matches. But now as the numbers continue to grow, the German people are waking up to the brutal impact of Merkel’s reckless open-door policy.

The smugness has been replaced by anxiety, the triumphalism by fear. With more than 1.1million self-styled refugees having arrived in Germany over the past year alone, a society once renowned for its orderliness is buckling under the strain.

The country’s descent into darkness has been encapsulated in an appalling incident that took place in Cologne on New Year’s Eve when a group of migrants perhaps numbering as many as 1,000 men, attacked female revellers in the city centre.

More than 90 claims of assault have been lodged with the police, who say that the perpetrators were “largely from the north African or Arab world”.

The crimes were shocking not just for their sheer scale but also for their level of organisation and aggression. One woman said she was raped. Another claimed to have been groped “around 100 times over 200 metres” as she walked from Cologne railway station.

Typically for modern Europe, where censorship is used ruthlessly by political elites to prevent the exposure of any failings in their cherished doctrine of multiculturalism, the news of the Cologne outrage was covered up for days until the sheer weight of evidence shattered the official silence.

Yesterday Germany’s public broadcaster ZDF issued an apology for not reporting the story soon after it happened. Yet still the official climate of denial remains.

The Mayor of Cologne Henriette Reker, who is a leading member of the pro-immigration brigade, said that it was “completely improper” to draw any connection between the city centre assaults and the recent migrant influx.

Her stance is delusional, putting political dogma before the truth.

The fact is that most of these so-called refugees in Germany, who are nearly all young Muslim men, hail from African, Middle Eastern and Asian cultures in which women are subjected to barbaric discrimination, treated as second-class citizens and often regarded as little more than possessions or sex slaves.

Scenes like those in Cologne regularly occur throughout the Islamic countries. Indeed there is a chilling parallel between the accounts of the New Year’s Eve assault in the city and the terrible experiences of female journalists in Cairo during the misnamed “Arab spring”.

There too virtue-signalling sentimentality initially blinded reporters to the misogynistic nature of Islam although the misconceptions were soon punctured.

One journalist, Natasha Smith, described how, during the pro-democracy demonstrations at Tahrir Square in 2013, she was attacked by “a group of animals”, who stripped her, then repeatedly assaulted her.

Celebrations in Germany have been tarnished

I was tossed around like fresh meat among starving lions,” Ms Smith recalled. For all her politically correct sensibilities the Mayor of Cologne inadvertently gave the game away when she said that at future public celebrations women should “keep an arm’s length from strangers” to prevent harassment.

Why on earth is the burden on women to avoid attacks by predatory foreign men? None of this would be happening if immigration had been controlled. But now thanks to their fixation with open borders the authorities are starting to recreate Islamic regimes within Europe where women must live under permanent oppression.

This goes to the heart of the paradox about the present social revolution in Europe driven by mass immigration. Partly out of guilt about legacies of the Second World War and Empire, European governments have demolished their borders as an indicator of their liberalism.

Yet the consequence has been to bring into our societies millions of people whose reactionary, primitive, superstitious attitudes are totally incompatible with our traditions of liberal democracy.

As a leaked report from German intelligence put it, “We are importing Islamic extremism, Arab anti-Semitism, national and ethnic conflicts of other peoples, as well different understandings of society and law.”

The Cologne horror is all too indicative of a growing sense of breakdown across Europe fuelled by mass immigration. Germany has seen urban riots, drug crimes, terrorist scares and intimidation of women.

In one bitterly ironic incident, the charity Refugee Welcome in Bonn had to apologise after female volunteers were harassed at a party to make migrants feel at home. It is the same elsewhere.

Uncontrolled immigration has plagued France with terrorism and turned progressive Sweden into one of the rape capitals of the world.

In Britain, where annual arrivals stand at more than 630,000, we have seen the spread of sharia law, the growth of Islamic extremism, the arrival of “honour” killings, and the malignancy of racist Muslim sex gangs who prey on vulnerable white girls.

As immigration accelerates and traditional Europe declines, these problems will worsen. Our politicians have sown the seeds and we are reaping the whirlwind.

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Ingratitude Towards One’s Benefactors Is The Worst Sin and Its Perpetrators Are Assigned to The Lowest Rung of Hell

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ብሩክ ልደት – Merry Christmas

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 6, 2016

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We don’t have Santa Claus here. We never saw him in the streets carrying big sacks and presenting Christmas gifts for our kids. We never saw the snow falling down on our roofs or on the ground. It doesn’t matter though. We have our own Christmas; a Christmas on which we share big smiles that you wouldn’t see the rest of the year afterward. Let’s just flip through few pages of the Good Book and see how we came to own our own Christmas.

የገና ጨዋታ == YegenaChewata (the game on Gena)

Carry the clubs and set out to the field for waiting you is the ancient game Gena! Here we have a very interesting story on how we came to have the game.

On the days of Herod, according to the books we were able to consult during the preparation of this writing, the Wise men who travelled in search of Jesus the Son were not just three. There were twelve tribes each with 100, 000 people. But, on their way they had to fight with ‘armenewoch’ destroying 9 of the tribes. Only three of them were able to survive the battle and keep their journey. Mantusimar, Bedidasphar and Melku were the names of the three leaders of the tribes. (in Western Christian tradition) their names are listed as Balthazar, Caspar, and Melchior; they were the three leaders of the tribes. The Bible knows them as the (3)Three Wise Men.

Now, as they cross his land Herod met the wise men. He asked them what they were in search of. Innocent in heart, they told him that they were looking for the king that had been prophesied to be born on those days. Herod asked of them again that they would tell him where the child was born on their way back home. They agreed. On the journey to Bethlehem Herod sent a spy named Roor. He was supposed to go with the wise men to Bethlehem and bring the news of Jesus’ whereabouts to Herod so that he could go there and kill the child for prophesy said that he was the king of Israel.

A star in the sky served the wise men as a guide. But after they met Herod the star was difficult to be seen. This happening vexed the wise men that they cast a lot amongst the leaders of the tribes. It fell on the tribe lead by Melku where the secret agent Roor was brought in to.

The stranger was found to be the cause for the disappearance of the guiding star. They cut off his head and played with it hitting and passing it amongst them.

Now, the angel of God appeared in the wise men’s dream and told them to change their route when they went back. They listened to the Angle of the Lord and went back to their land without telling anything about the Child’s whereabouts to Herod. He was so wrathful that he sent soldiers to the land of Bethlehem and slaughtered all the children under two years old.

As a memory for this happening a game called Yegena Chewata has been played by Ethiopians since Christianity was introduced. The game is played with a stick much like a golf club and a little wooden ball named after the spy – Roor.

YegenaChewata in the olden times of the nation grants a special democracy. It was the rare occasion where a slave and his owner play with equal status. As the saying goes,

በ ገና ጨዋታ

አይቆጡም ጌታ

Be GenaChewata

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The literal meaning of which is that on the game of Gena the servant’s owner no matter what happened would not get angry at anyone.

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Ethiopian Christ Icon Found 500 Years On

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An 15th century Ethiopian icon of the infant Christ child sitting on his mother’s knee was discovered after it was cleaned by a British charity.

The central panel of the triptych had over the centuries become blackened with the sprinkling of perfume that the monks use as they worship.

The hugely important and stunning painted wood panel is now visible in its original coloured glory, showing a pale-faced Jesus with black curly hair and rosy cheeks.

His hand has three digits raised and two down as if blessing the person looking at him.

He has a halo and is wearing a gown and is perched on his mother’s knee and she too has a halo.

The monks at the Monastery of St Stephen on an island in Lake Hayq in the north of the African country believe the icon, known as The One Who Listens, to be miraculous.

The central panel of the triptych had over the centuries become blackened with the sprinkling of perfume that the monks use as they worship.

The hugely important and stunning painted wood panel is now visible in its original coloured glory, showing a pale-faced Jesus with black curly hair and rosy cheeks.

His hand has three digits raised and two down as if blessing the person looking at him.

He has a halo and is wearing a gown and is perched on his mother’s knee and she too has a halo.

The monks at the Monastery of St Stephen on an island in Lake Hayq in the north of the African country believe the icon, known as The One Who Listens, to be miraculous.

The artist had great skill, which is particularly obvious in the detail of Mary’s robes.

In the central panel are three other figures, two archangels, Michael and Gabriel, armed with swords ready to protect the saviour and the third, St Stephen, after whom the monastery is named.

The side panels have 12 figures upon them all looking inwards towards the central picture.

They include Abuna TeklelyesusMoa, who sponsored the work, various saints including St Peter and St Paul, and abbots from the monastery.

It is one of the most celebrated icons in Ethiopia and is now housed in a special museum with other ancient relics.

The British charity The Ethiopian Heritage Fund sent experts to preserve the painting that had previously been covered with varnish.

Blair Priday from the charity, said: “This icon is one of the most celebrated in Ethiopia and because of its veneration, over time, the central panel had become blackened and was later painted over with thick layers of varnish as protection.

“The faces of the mother and child were barely visible.

“The varnish was carefully removed so it regained the original luminosity.

“The icon’s repair was undertaken by Laurie Morocco, a foremost icon restore, who camped in the monastery’s grounds while he did the work.

“In the mid 15th century a new technique of painting on wood with an undercoating of Gesso was introduced resulting in a much more luminous effect.

“When the varnish was removed by Laurie, one of the glories of Ethiopian art was visible once more.

“St Stephen’s was a very important monastery and seat of learning, and although it was raided and lost some of its relics, many remained including a beautiful cross, manuscripts and this icon.

“This ancient seat of learning now has a museum where these incredible treasures are displayed in a small museum within the monastery

“We could not have carried out the work without the support of the Bureau of Culture and the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Church and our expert advisor Jacques Mercier.”

Christianity was adopted by the Ethiopians in the fourth century when King Ezra, ruler of the Axumite kingdom, was converted.

The country boasts one of the world’s oldest illustrated Christian manuscripts – the Garima Gospels – which the charity has also conserved.

The charity has also been working on the rock churches of Tigray in the highlands of north east Ethiopia.

These are built high in the sandstone cliffs that dominate the landscape.

The churches are carved out of the rock and contain many beautiful paintings of Christian saints many of which are indigenous to Ethiopia.

In a church in Bahera, the saints on the church pillars had been splashed with lime wash which has now been cleaned off.

The frescos that cover the walls of Debta Tsion are currently being conserved.

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