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#TigrayGenocide | Do African Lives Not Matter as Much as Those Experiencing Conflict in Other Countries?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 18, 2021

🔥 “More Has To Be Done By The U S & Its Allies to Address Atrocities in Tigray

Transcript: Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield on “Face the Nation,” April 18, 2021

MARGARET BRENNAN: Ambassador, I really want to ask you about Tigray. You said this week to the UN Security Council, “Do African lives not matter as much as those experiencing conflict in other countries?” You were challenging them because of the systemic rape, the gang rapes that are being carried out against young girls in Tigray, in this conflict area in Ethiopia and Eritrea. This has been well-documented. It’s been called ethnic cleansing by the United States. Why haven’t we heard from President Biden and Vice President Harris about this concern? What is the US doing?

AMB. THOMAS-GREENFIELD: Well, I think you have heard from President Biden because you’ve heard from me and you’ve heard from Secretary Blinken. President Biden has engaged with the Ethiopian government. Secretary Blinken has engaged with the Ethiopian government. President Biden sent a presidential emissary, Senator Coons, to have discussions with the Ethiopian government and lay out our concerns about the horrific situation in Tigray. And as the U.S. representative on the Security Council, I thought it was important that the Security Council’s voice also be added to the voices of concern about the situation there. We have seen these descriptions–

MARGARET BRENNAN: Well, you are clearly saying what’s being done is not enough.

AMB. THOMAS-GREENFIELD: It is not enough, and that’s why I raised it in the Security Council, because I think we have to make sure that the victims hear our voices, but also the perpetrators know that we are concerned and that we’re watching this situation like we’re looking and- and addressing situations elsewhere in the world. So, yes, I agree with you. More has to be done. And that was the purpose of my raising this issue.

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በፊቱም ኢትዮጵያ ይሰግዳሉ፥ ጠላቶቹም አፈር ይልሳሉ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 18, 2021

የሚከተሉትን ፭ ድንቅ ምዕራፎች ያለማቋረጥ ደግሜ ደጋግሜ ሳነባቸውና ስሰማቸው ነበር ያነጋሁት።

በኢትዮጵያ እየተካሄዱ ያሉትን ነገሮች ሁሉ ግልጥ አድርገው የሚያሳዩ ሆኖ ነው የተሰማኝ። ድንቅ፣ ድንቅ፣ ድንቅ ነው! አዎ! ሰማይና ምድር ያልፋሉ የእግዚአብሔር ቃል ግን አያልፍም!

👉 ለምሳሌ፦ [መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፸፪] በትግራይ አክሱም ጽዮን ላይ ከባድ ወንጀል እየሰሩ ስላሉትና “እግዚአብሔር አያይም፤ እንዴትስ ያውቃል?” እያሉ በአመጽና በትዕቢት የሚኩራሩት ኦሮሞ፣ አማራ፣ ኢ-አማንያን፣ አህዛብና መናፍቃን የዋቄዮ-አላህ ኃጢአተኞች፦

፫ የኃጢአተኞችን ሰላም አይቼ በዓመፀኞች ቀንቼ ነበርና።

፬ ለሞታቸው መጣጣር የለውምና፤ ኃይላቸውም ጠንካራ ነውና።

፭ እንደ ሰው በድካም አልሆኑም፥ ከሰው ጋርም አልተገረፉም።

፮ ስለዚህ ትዕቢት ያዛቸው፤ ኃጢአትንና በደልን ተጐናጸፉአት።

፯ ዓይናቸው ስብ ስለ ሆነ ወጣ፤ ልባቸውም ከምኞታቸው ይልቅ አገኘ።

፰ አስበው ክፉ ነገርን ተናገሩ። ከፍ ከፍ ብለውም በዓመፃ ተናገሩ።

፱ አፋቸውን በሰማይ አኖሩ፥ አንደበታቸውም በምድር ውስጥ ተመላለሰ።

፲ ስለዚህ ሕዝቤ ወደዚህ ይመለሳሉ፤ ፍጹም ጊዜም በላያቸው ይገኛል፤

፲፩ እግዚአብሔር እንዴት ያውቃል? በልዑልስ ዘንድ በውኑ እውቀት አለ? ይላሉ።

፲፪ እነሆ፥ እነዚህ ኃጢአተኞች ይደሰታሉ፥ ሁልጊዜም ባለጠግነታቸውን ያበዛሉ።

፲፰ በድጥ ስፍራ አስቀመጥኻቸው፥ ወደ ጥፋትም ጣልኻቸው።

፲፱ እንዴት ለጥፋት ሆኑ! በድንገት አለቁ ስለ ኃጢአታቸውም ጠፉ።

፳ ከሕልም እንደሚነቃ፥ አቤቱ፥ ስትነቃ ምልክታቸውን ታስነውራለህ።

👉 በ[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፸፫] ደግሞ፤

በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ፣

በዋልድባ ላይ፣

በደብረ አባይ ላይ፣

በደንገላት ቅድስት ማርያም ላይ፣

በደብረ ዳሞ አቡነ አረጋዊ ላይ፣

በውቅሮ አማኑኤል ላይ፣

በዛላምበሳ ጨርቆስ ላይ፣

በሌሎች ባልተወራላቸው የትግራይ ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናት እና ገዳማት ላይ በከንቱውና በሰይጣናዊው “የብሔር ብሔረሰብ ርዕዮተ ዓለም” የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ክርስትናን ማዕከል የሆነችውን ትግራይን ከትክክለኛው እና ጽኑ የክርስትና እምነት ተከታይ ከሆነው ሕዝቧ በረሃብ፣ በበሽታና በጥይት ለማጽዳት፣ ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናቱን፣ ገዳማቱንና ኢትዮጵያን ኢትዮጵያ ያደረጓትን ቅርሶቿን ለማጥፋት የሉሲፈር ኮከብ ያረፉባቸውን “የማያውቁትን ምልክት” የብሔራዊ እና የክልል ባንዲራዎችን ምልክታቸው አድርገው በመያዝ ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናቱንና ገዳማቱን በፈንጂና በመዶሻ፣ በመጥረቢያ አፈራረሷቸው፣ ቤተ መቅደሶቻቸውን ከረጋገጧቸው በኋላ በእሳት አቃጠሏቸው።

እንግዲህ ይህን በእግዚአብሔር ዘንድ እጅግ በጣም ከባድ የሆነ ወንጀል እየሰሩ ስላሉትና “እግዚአብሔር አያይም፤ እንዴትስ ያውቃል?” የሚሉት ኦሮሞ፣ አማራ፣ ኢአማንያን፣ አህዛብና መናፍቃን የዋቄዮአላህ ኃጢአተኞችን በግልጽ ያሳየናል። ላለፉት ሦስት ዓመታት “አስቀድሞ ያቆማትን አክሱም ጽዮንንና የቅዱሳን ተራሮቹን ነዋሪዎች ለማርከስና ለማጥፋት ሁሉም ተናብበው በህበረት እየሠሩ ነው” ስል የነበረውን እነዚህ ኃይለኛ የእግዚአብሔር ቃላት አረጋግጠውልኛል። በክፉውም በበጎውም ጊዜ ተመስገን ጌታዬ!

፩ አቤቱ፥ ስለ ምን ለዘወትር ጣልኸኝ? በማሰማርያህ በጎች ላይስ ቍጣህን ስለ ምን ተቈጣህ?

፪ አስቀድመህ የፈጠርሃትን ማኅበርህን፥ የተቤዤሃትንም የርስትህን በትር፥ በእርስዋ ያደርህባትን የጽዮንን ተራራ አስብ።

፫ ጠላት በቅዱሳንህ ላይ እንደ ከፋ መጠን፥ ሁልጊዜም በትዕቢታቸው ላይ እጅህን አንሣ።

፬ ጠላቶችህ በበዓል መካከል ተመኩ፤ የማያውቁትንም ምልክት ምልክታቸው አደረጉ።

፭ እንደ ላይኛው መግቢያ ውስጥ በዱር እንዳሉም እንጨቶች፥ በመጥረቢያ በሮችዋን ሰበሩ።

፮ እንዲሁ በመጥረቢያና በመዶሻ ሰበሩአት።

፯ መቅደስህን በእሳት አቃጠሉ፤ የስምህንም ማደሪያ በምድር ውስጥ አረከሱ።

፰ አንድ ሆነው በልባቸው በየሕዝባቸው። ኑ፥ የእግዚአብሔርን በዓሎች ከምድር እንሻር አሉ።

፱ ምልክታችንን አናይም ከእንግዲህ ወዲህም ነቢይ የለም፤ እስከ መቼ እንዲኖር የሚያውቅ በኛ ዘንድ የለም።”

👉 ከምዕራፍ ፸፩ እስከ ፸፭ ድረስ ሙሉውን እናንብበው/እናዳምጠው! በእውነት ድንቅ ነውና!

❖❖❖ ስብሐት ለአብ ፡ ስብሐት ለወልድ ፡ ስብሐት ለመንፈስ ቅዱስ፤ አሜን! (፫) ❖❖❖

[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፸፩]

፩ አቤቱ፥ ፍርድህን ለንጉሥ ስጥ፥ ጽድቅህንም ለንጉሥ ልጅ፥

፪ ሕዝብህን በጽድቅ፥ ችግረኞችህንም በፍርድ ይዳኝ ዘንድ።

፫ ተራሮችና ኰረብቶች ለሕዝብህ ሰላምን ይቀበሉ።

፬ ለችግረኞች ሕዝብ በጽድቅ ትፈርዳለህ የድሆችንም ልጆች ታድናለህ፤ ክፉውንም ታዋርደዋለህ።

፭ ፀሐይ በሚኖርበት ዘመን ሁሉ፥ በጨረቃም ፊት ለፊት ለልጅ ልጅ ይኖራል።

፮ እንደ ዝናብ በታጨደ መስክ ላይ፥ በምድርም ላይ እንደሚንጠባጠብ ጠብታ ይወርዳል።

፯ በዘመኑም ጽድቅ ያብባል፥ ጨረቃም እስኪያልፍ ድረስ ሰላም ብዙ ነው።

፰ ከባሕር እስከ ባሕር ድረስ፥ ከወንዝም እስከ ምድር ዳርቻ ድረስ ይገዛል።

፱ በፊቱም ኢትዮጵያ ይሰግዳሉ፥ ጠላቶቹም አፈር ይልሳሉ።

፲ የተርሴስና የደሴቶች ነገሥታት ስጦታን ያመጣሉ፤ የዓረብና የሳባ ነገሥታት እጅ መንሻን ያቀርባሉ።

፲፩ ነገሥታት ሁሉ ይሰግዱለታል። አሕዛብም ሁሉ ይገዙለታል።

፲፪ ችግረኛውን ከቀማኛው እጅ፥ ረዳት የሌለውንም ምስኪን ያድነዋልና።

፲፫ ለችግረኛና ለምስኪን ይራራል፥ የችግረኞችንም ነፍስ ያድናል።

፲፬ ከግፍና ከጭንቀት ነፍሳቸውን ያድናል፤ ስማቸው በፊቱ ክቡር ነው።

፲፭ እርሱ ይኖራል ከዓረብም ወርቅ ይሰጡታል፤ ሁልጊዜም ወደ እርሱ ይጸልያሉ፥ ዘወትርም ይባርኩታል።

፲፮ በምድር ውስጥ በተራሮች ላይ መጠጊያ ይሆናል፤ ፍሬውም ከሊባኖስ ይልቅ ከፍ ከፍ ይላል፤ እንደ ምድር ሣር በከተማ ይበቅላል።

፲፯ ስሙ ለዘላለም ቡሩክ ይሆናል፥ ከፀሐይም አስቀድሞ ስሙ ይኖራል፤ የምድር አሕዛብ ሁሉ በእርሱ ይባረካሉም አሕዛብ ሁሉ ያመሰግኑታል።

፲፰ ብቻውን ተአምራትን የሚያደርግ የእስራኤል አምላክ እግዚአብሔር ይባረክ።

፲፱ የምስጋናው ስም ለዓለምና ለዘላለም ይባረክ፤ ምስጋናውም ምድርን ሁሉ ይምላ። ይሁን፤ ይሁን።

፳ የእሴይ ልጅ የዳዊት መዝሙር ተፈጸመ።

[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፸፪]

፩ ልባቸው ለቀና ለእስራኤል እግዚአብሔር እንዴት ቸር ነው።

፪ እኔ ግን እግሮቼ ሊሰናከሉ፥ አረማመዴም ሊወድቅ ትንሽ ቀረ።

፫ የኃጢአተኞችን ሰላም አይቼ በዓመፀኞች ቀንቼ ነበርና።

፬ ለሞታቸው መጣጣር የለውምና፤ ኃይላቸውም ጠንካራ ነውና።

፭ እንደ ሰው በድካም አልሆኑም፥ ከሰው ጋርም አልተገረፉም።

፮ ስለዚህ ትዕቢት ያዛቸው፤ ኃጢአትንና በደልን ተጐናጸፉአት።

፯ ዓይናቸው ስብ ስለ ሆነ ወጣ፤ ልባቸውም ከምኞታቸው ይልቅ አገኘ።

፰ አስበው ክፉ ነገርን ተናገሩ። ከፍ ከፍ ብለውም በዓመፃ ተናገሩ።

፱ አፋቸውን በሰማይ አኖሩ፥ አንደበታቸውም በምድር ውስጥ ተመላለሰ።

፲ ስለዚህ ሕዝቤ ወደዚህ ይመለሳሉ፤ ፍጹም ጊዜም በላያቸው ይገኛል፤

፲፩ እግዚአብሔር እንዴት ያውቃል? በልዑልስ ዘንድ በውኑ እውቀት አለ? ይላሉ።

፲፪ እነሆ፥ እነዚህ ኃጢአተኞች ይደሰታሉ፥ ሁልጊዜም ባለጠግነታቸውን ያበዛሉ።

፲፫ እንዲህም አልሁ። በውኑ ልቤን በከንቱ አጸደቅሁ፥ እጆቼንም በንጽሕና በከንቱ አጠብሁ።

፲፬ ሁልጊዜም የተገረፍሁ ሆንሁ፥ መሰደቤም በማለዳ ነው።

፲፭ እንደዚህ ብዬ ብናገር ኖሮ፥ እነሆ፥ የልጆችህን ትውልድ በበደልሁ ነበር።

፲፮ አውቅም ዘንድ አሰብሁ፥ ይህ ግን በፊቴ ችግር ነበረ።

፲፯ ወደ እግዚአብሔር መቅደስ እስክገባ ድረስ፥ ፍጻሜአቸውንም እስካስተውል ድረስ።

፲፰ በድጥ ስፍራ አስቀመጥኻቸው፥ ወደ ጥፋትም ጣልኻቸው።

፲፱ እንዴት ለጥፋት ሆኑ! በድንገት አለቁ ስለ ኃጢአታቸውም ጠፉ።

፳ ከሕልም እንደሚነቃ፥ አቤቱ፥ ስትነቃ ምልክታቸውን ታስነውራለህ።

፳፩ ልቤ ነድዶአልና፥ ኵላሊቴም ቀልጦአልና፤

፳፪ እኔ የተናቅሁ ነኝ አላውቅሁምም፥ በአንተ ዘንድም እንደ እንስሳ ሆንሁ።

፳፫ እኔ ግን ዘወትር ከአንተ ጋር ነኝ፥ ቀኝ እጄንም ያዝኸኝ።

፳፬ በአንተ ምክር መራኸኝ፤ ከክብር ጋር ተቀበልኸኝ።

፳፭ በሰማይ ያለኝ ምንድር ነው? በምድርስ ውስጥ ከአንተ ዘንድ ምን እሻለሁ?

፳፮ የልቤ አምላክ ሆይ፥ ልቤና ሥጋዬ አለቀ፤ እግዚአብሔር ግን ለዘላለም እድል ፈንታዬ ነው።

፳፯ እነሆ፥ ከአንተ የሚርቁ ይጠፋሉና ከአንተ ርቀው የሚያመነዝሩትንም ሁሉ አጠፋኻቸው።

፳፰ ለእኔ ግን ወደ እግዚአብሔር መቅረብ ይሻለኛል፤ መታመኛዬም እግዚአብሔር ነው በጽዮን ልጅ በሮች ምስጋናህን ሁሉ እናገር ዘንድ።

[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፸፫]

፩ አቤቱ፥ ስለ ምን ለዘወትር ጣልኸኝ? በማሰማርያህ በጎች ላይስ ቍጣህን ስለ ምን ተቈጣህ?

፪ አስቀድመህ የፈጠርሃትን ማኅበርህን፥ የተቤዤሃትንም የርስትህን በትር፥ በእርስዋ ያደርህባትን የጽዮንን ተራራ አስብ።

፫ ጠላት በቅዱሳንህ ላይ እንደ ከፋ መጠን፥ ሁልጊዜም በትዕቢታቸው ላይ እጅህን አንሣ።

፬ ጠላቶችህ በበዓል መካከል ተመኩ፤ የማያውቁትንም ምልክት ምልክታቸው አደረጉ።

፭ እንደ ላይኛው መግቢያ ውስጥ በዱር እንዳሉም እንጨቶች፥ በመጥረቢያ በሮችዋን ሰበሩ።

፮ እንዲሁ በመጥረቢያና በመዶሻ ሰበሩአት።

፯ መቅደስህን በእሳት አቃጠሉ፤ የስምህንም ማደሪያ በምድር ውስጥ አረከሱ።

፰ አንድ ሆነው በልባቸው በየሕዝባቸው። ኑ፥ የእግዚአብሔርን በዓሎች ከምድር እንሻር አሉ።

፱ ምልክታችንን አናይም ከእንግዲህ ወዲህም ነቢይ የለም፤ እስከ መቼ እንዲኖር የሚያውቅ በኛ ዘንድ የለም።

፲ አቤቱ፥ ጠላት እስከ መቼ ይሳደባል? ስምህን ጠላት ሁልጊዜ ያቃልላልን?

፲፩ ቀኝህንም በብብትህ መካከል፥ እጅህንም ፈጽመህ ለምን ትመልሳለህ?

፲፪ እግዚአብሔር ግን ከዓለም አስቀድሞ ንጉሥ ነው፥ በምድርም መካከል መድኃኒትን አደረገ።

፲፫ አንተ ባሕርን በኃይልህ አጸናሃት፤ አንተ የእባቦችን ራስ በውኃ ውስጥ ሰበርህ።

፲፬ አንተም የዘንዶውን ራሶች ቀጠቀጥህ፤ ለኢትዮጵያ ሰዎችም ምግባቸውን ሰጠሃቸው።

፲፭ አንተ ምንጮቹንና ፈሳሾቹን ሰነጠቅህ፤ አንተ ሁልጊዜ የሚፈስሱትን ወንዞች አደረቅህ።

፲፮ ቀኑ የአንተ ነው ሌሊቱም የአንተ ነው፤ አንተ ፀሓዩንና ጨረቃውን አዘጋጀህ።

፲፯ አንተ የምድርን ዳርቻ ሁሉ ሠራህ፤ በጋንም ክረምትንም አንተ አደረግህ።

፲፰ ይህን ፍጥረትህን አስብ። ጠላት እግዚአብሔርን ተላገደ፥ ሰነፍ ሕዝብም ስሙን አስቈጣ።

፲፱ የምትገዛልህን ነፍስ ለአራዊት አትስጣት፤ የችግረኞችህን ነፍስ ለዘወትር አትርሳ።

፳ ወደ ኪዳንህ ተመልከት፥ የምድር የጨለማ ስፍራዎች በኅጥኣን ቤቶች ተሞልተዋልና።

፳፩ ችግረኛ አፍሮ አይመለስ፤ ችግረኛና ምስኪን ስምህን ያመሰግናሉ።

፳፪ አቤቱ፥ ተነሥ በቀልህንም ተበቀል፤ ሰነፎች ሁልጊዜም የተላገዱህን አስብ።

፳፫ የባሪያዎችህን ቃል አትርሳ፤ የጠላቶችህ ኵራት ሁልጊዜ ወደ አንተ ይወጣል።

[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፸፭]

አቤቱ፥ እናመሰግንሃለን እናመሰግንሃለን ስምህንም እንጠራለን፤ ተኣምራትህን ሁሉ እናገራለሁ።

ጊዜውን ስቀበል እኔ በቅን እፈርዳለሁ።

ምድርና በእርስዋ ውስጥ የሚኖሩት ሁሉ ቀለጡ፥ እኔም ምሰሶችዋን አጠናሁ።

ዓመፀኞችን። አትበድሉ አልኋቸው፥ ኃጢአተኞችንም። ቀንዳችሁን አታንሡ፤

ቀንዳችሁን እስከ ላይ አታንሡ፥ በእግዚአብሔርም ላይ ዓመፅን አትናገሩ።

ክብር ከምሥራቅ ወይም ከምዕራብ ወይም ከምድረ በዳ የለምና፤

እግዚአብሔር ፈራጅ ነውና ይህን ያዋርዳል ይህንም ያከብራል።

ጽዋ በእግዚአብሔር እጅ ነውና፤ ያልተቀላቀለ የወይን ጠጅ ሞላበት፤ ከዚህ ወደዚያ አገላበጠው፥ ነገር ግን አተላው አልፈሰሰም፤ የምድር ኃጢአተኞች ሁሉ ይጠጡታል።

እኔ ግን ለዘላለም ደስ ይለኛል፥ ለያዕቆብም አምላክ ዝማሬን አቀርባለሁ።

የኅጥኣንን ቀንዶች ሁሉ እሰብራለሁ፤ የጻድቃን ቀንዶች ግን ከፍ ከፍ ይላሉ።

[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፸፭]

፩ እግዚአብሔር በይሁዳ ታወቀ፥ ስሙም በእስራኤል ታላቅ ነው።

፪ ስፍራው በሳሌም፥ ማደሪያውም በጽዮን ነው።

፫ በዚያም የቀስትን ኃይል፥ ጋሻን ሰይፍን ሰልፍንም ሰበረ፤ በዚያም ቀንዶችን ሰበረ።

፬ አንተ በዘላለም ተራሮች ሆነህ በድንቅ ታበራለህ።

፭ ልበ ሰነፎች ሁሉ ደነገጡ፥ እንቅልፋቸውንም አንቀላፉ፤ ባለጠጎች ሁሉ በእነርሱ እጅ ምንም አላገኙም።

፮ የያዕቆብ አምላክ ሆይ፥ ከተግሣጽህ የተነሣ ፈረሰኞች ሁሉ አንቀላፉ።

፯ አንተ ግን፥ አንተ ግሩም ነህ፤ ቍጣህን ማን ይቃወማል?

፰ ፍርድን ከሰማይ አሰማህ፤ ምድር ፈራች ዝምም አለች፥

፱ ልበ የዋሃን ያድን ዘንድ እግዚአብሔር ለፍርድ በተነሣ ጊዜ።

፲ ሰው በፈቃዱ ያመሰግንሃልና፥ ከሕሊናቸው ትርፍም በዓልህን ያደርጋሉ።

፲፩ ለአምላካችን ለእግዚአብሔር ስእለትን ክፈሉ፤ በዙሪያው ያሉ ሁሉ እጅ መንሻን ለሚያስፈራው ያገባሉ።

፲፪ የመኳንንትን ነፍስ ያወጣል፤ በምድርም ነገሥታት ዘንድ ያስፈራል።

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ጽዮን ማርያምን በዋቄዮ-አላህ-አቴቴ ተክተዋታል | ከአክሱም ጽዮን ሲነጠሉ አውሬዎች ይሆናሉ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 16, 2021

👉 ሻሸመኔ 👉 ማይካድራ 👉 ቻግኒ

ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ! ነፍስህን ይማርልህ፤ ወንድሜ! 😠😠😠

[መጽሐፈ ምሳሌ ምዕራፍ ፩፥፯]

የጥበብ መጀመሪያ እግዚአብሔርን መፍራት ነው፤ ሰነፎች ግን ጥበብንና ተግሣጽን ይንቃሉ።”

🔥የዋቄዮ-አላህ ጭፍሮች ለመሆን የመረጡት ኦሮሞዎች በሻሸመኔ

🔥የዋቄዮ-አላህ ጭፍሮች ለመሆን የመረጡት ኦሮሞዎች በአክሱም ጽዮን…

🔥የዋቄዮ-አላህ ጭፍሮች ለመሆን የመረጡት አማሮች በቻግኒ

ከአገዳደላቸው ዘይቤ ብቻ እንኳን በመነሳት የማይካድራና የሌሎች አካባቢዎች ጨፍጫፊዎችም አማራና ኦሮሞዎች መሆናቸውን 100% እርግጠኛ መሆን ይቻላል።

ለምሳሌ በአክሱም አካባቢ በማሕበረ ዴጎው አሰቃቂ ጭፍጨፋ የቋንቋ መርማሪዎች እንደጠቆሙት ገዳዮቹ አማራዎችና ኦሮሞዎች ናቸው(ኦሮማራ የዋቄዮ-አላህ ባሪያ)። በወንድማችን ላይ በቻግኒ የተፈጸመውን ጭካኔ አይተን በምዕራብ ትግራይ፤ በማይካድራ፣ ሁመራ፣ ወልቃይት ወዘተ ከእግዚአብሔር በቀር ማንም ሳያያቸው ስንት ግፍ እና ወንጀል እየፈጸሙ እንደሆነ ለመገመት አይከብድም። ወንጀሉን ለመሸፈን መሞከራቸው ብቻ የሁኔታውን አስከፊነት ገልጦልናል። አንዳንድ ምንጮች እንዳስታወቁት እስከ ሃያ አምስት ሺህ ትግራዋያን ከሁመራ እና አካባቢዋ ጠፍተዋል።

ግን እነዚህ ‘ወገኖች’ ዛሬ ምን ያህል አውሬዎችና አረመኔዎች እንደሆኑ እያየን ነው? እያየን ነው፤ አማራ እና ኦሮሞ “አናሳ” የሚሏቸውን ብሔሮች ብቻ እየመረጡ እንደሚያጠቋቸው? ባለፉት ሦስት ዓመታት አማራው ኦሮሚያ በተባለው ሲዖል ባለተቋረጠ መልክ “ተጨፈፈጨፍኩ” ይላል፤ ነገር ግን ለመበቀል ሲል በኦሮሚያም ሆነ በአማራ ክልል ኦሮሞዎችን ሲያጠቃ አይታይም፤ ምንም ያላደረጉትን ትግራዋይንን ግን ከጎንደር ማባረር ብቻ አልበቃውም ትግራይ ድረስ ሄዶ መከላከያ ጋሻ የሌላቸውን ትግራዋይ እናቶችንና ህፃናቶቻቸውን እያሳደደ ያጠቃል፣ አሁን ደግሞ በጉሙዝ ጎሳ ላይ ለመዞር ወስኗል። ኦሮሞው አማራውን ካጠቃው ለምንድን ነው አማራው መሪዎቹን የገደለበትን፣ ሴት ልጆቹን አግቶ የሰወረበትን ኦሮሞ እስካሁን ያልተበቀለው? በሁለቱ ብሔሮች መካከል እየመጣ ያለው አስከፊ የጭፍጨፋ ዘመን አስፈርቶት ይሆን? ለማንኛውም ኦሮማራዎች ኢትዮጵያን በሦስት ዓመታት ብቻ ክፉኛ አዋረዷት! በዚህ እራሳቸውንም ለሲዖል እጩ አደረጉ!

“ዋ! አክሱም ጽዮንን አትንኳት!” ብለናችሁ እኮ ነበር! አታዩም እንዴ ከመቶ ሃምሳ ሺህ በላይ የትግራይ ተዋሕዷውያንን ጨፍጭፋችሁ፣ ሴቶቻችንን እና ሕፃናቱን እየደፈራችሁ፣ በብዙ ሚሊየን ትግራዋያን ለራህብና በሽታ ዳርጋችሁ እንኳን አንድም አማራ፣ አንድም ኦሮሞ በትግራይ ግዛት አልተፈናቀለም፣ አልተገደለም። ቃኤላዊ የምቀኛና ቀናተኛ ባሕርይ ይዛችኋልና አሁንድም በዚህ የትግራዋያን የመንፈስ ማንነትና ምንነት ትቀኑ እና ትቆጩ ይሆናል። በመጀመሪያ ደረጃ ጦርነቱንም የከፈታሁባቸው ከሌላው “ኢትዮጵያዊ” ሁሉ ጠንካራና አክራሪ ክርስቲያናዊ ማንነትና ስላላቸው እኮ ነው። ይህ በጣም ያስቀናችኋል፤ ከዚህም የተነሳ ልክ እንደ ቃኤል ልትገድሏቸው ወደ ትግራይ አመራችሁ፣ እንደኛ መሆን አለባችው” በማለት የእርኩስ መንፈስ ቫይረሱን፣ ኤድሱን ወዘተ ለማጋባት ሴቶቻቸውን መድፈር ጀመራችሁ፣ እግዚአብሔርን፣ ዓባቶችንና እናቶችን ለመፈታተን አክሱም ጽዮንን አጠቃችሁ፤ ዓብያተክርስቲያናቱን እና ገዳማቱን በቦምብ ደበደባችሁ። ይህ አልበቃችሁም፤ ዘወር ብላችሁ በእግዚአብሔር ፊት በሐሰት ለመመስከር ተገዳዮቹን ገዳዮች፣ ተጠቂዎቹን አጥቂዎች አድርጋችሁ በመምጣት እንደ ቃኤል የቅጥፈት ጩኸት ማሰማት ጀመራችሁ። በዚህ ተግባራችሁ ታዲያ አሁን እንዴት ለንስሐ ልትበቁ ትችላላችሁ? 😠😠😠

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Rape Jihad | በትግራይ የሚካሄደው ዓይነት ዲያብሎሳዊ የወሲብ ጂሃድ በአውሮፓም እየተካሄደ ነው

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🔥 በስዊድን – የአውሮፓ አስገድዶ መድፈር ዋና ከተማ – ጥናቶች ማሳየታቸውን እንደቀጠሉት፤ ከሰሜን አፍሪካ ፣ ከመካከለኛው ምስራቅ እና ከሰሃራ በታች የመጡ ሙስሊም ስደተኞች እጅግ በጣም ብዙ ለሆኑ አስገድዶ መድፈርዎች ይይዛሉ

🔥 ሰሞኑን ከሰሜን አፍሪካ የመጡ አራት ሙስሊም ስደተኞች በስፔን ግራን ካናሪያ ደሴት ላይ እንዴት እንደምትረዳቸው ለመጠየቅ የቆመችውን የ ፴፮/36 ዓመቷን ሴት በቡድን አስገድደው ደፍረዋታል።

🔥 አንዲ የብሪታንያ ሴት (ቅጽል ስም ኤላ‘ (ሞና ሊዛን እናስታውሳት)) ሙስሊም አስገድዶ ደፋሪዎቿ “ ነጭ ጋለሞታ ”ብለው እንደሚጠሯት እና በጣም የከፋው ደግሞ በወጣትነት ዕድሜዋ ከ ፻/100 ጊዜ በላይ የፓኪስታን አስደንጋጭ ደፋሪ ቡድን ሲደፍራት እንደ ነበር ታውቋል፡፡

🔥 የእንግሊዝ ኢማም የሆኑት ዶ / ር ታጅ ሀርጌይ እንዳሉት ለሙስሊም ወንዶች፤ በሴቶች ላይ ፍጹም ስልጣን ያላቸው፣ እንደ ሁለተኛ ደረጃ ዜጎች የሚቆጠሩ ፣ ከከመጫዎቻቸውና ከንብረቶቻቸው ትንሽ የተሻሉ” እንደሆኑ ያስተምራሉ፡፡

🔥 “የ ፳፭/25 ዓመቷን ጀርመናዊት ተጎጂዋን በመድፈር ሊገድላት ተቃርቦ የነበረው ሙስሊም፤ “አላህ!” እያለ ከጮኸ በኋላ ድርጊቱን እንደወደደችው ጠይቋት ነበር።

🔥 “In Sweden — the rape capital of Europe — studies continue to reveal that migrants, mostly from North Africa, the Middle East, and Muslim sub-Sahara, account for the overwhelming majority of rapes,”

🔥 “Four Muslim migrants from North Africa gang-raped a 36-year-old woman on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, after she stopped to ask how she could help them.”

🔥 “A British woman (alias, Ella) revealed that her Muslim rapists called her “a white whore,” and much worse, during the more than 100 times the Pakistani grooming gang raped her in her youth.”

🔥 “According to Dr. Taj Hargey, a British imam, Muslim men are taught that women are “second-class citizens, little more than chattels or possessions over whom they have absolute authority.”

🔥 “A Muslim man who almost killed his 25-year-old German victim while raping her — and shouting “Allah!” — afterwards inquired if she liked it.”

እንግዲህ በዚህ ዲያብሎሳዊ ተግባራቸው የዋቄዮአላህአቴቴን እርኩስ መንፈስ በሕዝበ ክርስቲያኑ ላይ ለመሙላት ይሞክራሉ ማለት ነው።

ትግራይ የመጨረሻዋ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዷውያን መኖሪያ ስለሆነች፤ ጦርነቱን ከሁሉም አቅጣጫ ነው የከፈቱባት! የአስገድዶ መድፈር ጂሃድ እነ ግራኝ የመረጡት አንዱ መሳሪያ ነው!

የዋቄዮ-አላህ ልጆች በአውሮፓ እይፈጸሙት ያሉት የወሲብ ጂሃድ በትግራይ እህቶቻን ላይ ከሚታየው ጋር፤ በአፈጻጸሙ ተግባር፤ በቡድን አስገድዶ መድፈር፣ ሕፃናትን፣ አረጋውያንና ሴት መነኮሳትን መድፈራቸው፣ በደፈራዎቻቸው ወቅት ደፋሪዎቹ የሚናገሯቸው አጋንንታዊ (አላህ) ቅብርጥሴ ቃላት ወዘተ. በጣም ተመሳሳዮች ናቸው። ሁሉም ከሰይጣን ናቸውና አንድ ናቸው)

በትግራይ ላይ እየተፈጸመ ያለውን አስከፊ የዋቄዮአላህጂሃድ የሚመሩት የጋላማራ “ባለ ሥልጣናት” ፈንጂ ኮክቴል

👉 እያንዳንዱ የዋቄዮአላህ ልጅ ትግራዋይን እንዴት እንደከዱ ለማየት በትግራዋያን ላይ ግፍ በመፈጽም ላይ ያሉትን እነዚህን ግለሰቦች ብቻ እንደ ምሳሌ አድርጎ መውሰዱ በቂ ነው፦

አብዮት አህመደ አሊ(ሙስሊም መናፍቅ)

ደመቀ መኮንን ሀሰን(ሙስሊም)

ሳሞራ አሞራ ዩኑስ (ሙስሊም)

ሙስጠፌ መሀመድ ዑመር (ሙስሊም)

ብርሃኑ ጂኒ ጁላ(ዋቀፌታሙስሊም)

ዲና ሙፍቲ (ሙስሊም)

መሀመድ ተሰማ (ሙስሊም)

ሀሰን ኢብራሂም(ሙስሊም)

ሬድዋን ሁሴን (ሙሊም)

ሞፈርያት ካሚል (ሙስሊም)

ኬሪያ ኢብራሂም (ሙስሊም ፥ ለስለላ ነበር ወደ መቀሌ ተልካ የነበረችው)

አህመድ ሺዴ (ሙስሊም)

ጃዋር መሀመድ(ሙስሊም)(አዎ!“የታሰረው” ለስልት ነው)

ፊልሳን አብዱላሂ

እንግዲህ ፪x “ኢብራሂም”ን እስካነሳን ድረስ ታዋቂውና ታታሪው ግብጻዊ ኦርቶዶክስ ወንድማችን “ሬይሞንድ ኢብራሂም”(ግብጽ ክርስቲያኖች ስማቸውን ሳይቀር እንዲቀይሩ ስለተገደዱ ነው እንጂ ከእስልምና በፊት አብርሃም ነበር) ያካፈለንና በቪዲዮው የተነበበው ጽሁፍ እነሆ፦

👉“የሙስሊሞች አስገድዶ መድፈር እና ሆን ተብሎ ዓይነ ስውርነት”Muslim Rape and Willful Blindness”

By Raymond Ibrahim

Four Muslim migrants from North Africa gang-raped a 36-year-old woman on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, after she stopped to ask how she could help them. According to the March 3 report,

The alleged victim is believed to have lived on the Canary Islands, whereas the suspects are thought to have arrived only recently on a boat…. [T]hey were given initially government-provided accommodations managed by the Red Cross but later kicked out for breaking the rules. They are then thought to have set up camp in the park where the woman was allegedly attacked after enquiring about their situation. The woman had asked if she could help them with anything, but within ‘a matter of seconds’ this had led to her being assaulted…

This woman, who was described “as either an Irish expat or coming from a Nordic country,” joins countless other European women — especially those “from a Nordic country” — to be raped by Muslim migrants.

Why is this ongoing phenomenon not being checked? One of the reasons revolves around the specter of “racism.” The “woke” establishment tends to see European women accusing Muslim men of raping them through a skeptical light.

For example, in Sweden — the rape capital of Europe — studies continue to reveal that migrants, mostly from North Africa, the Middle East, and Muslim sub-Sahara, account for the overwhelming majority of rapes, as captured by the following title: “Report: 9 in 10 Gang Rapists In Sweden Have Foreign Origins.”

To neutralize these findings, on March 9, 2021, the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (“Brå”) said that “Immigrants’ sharp over-representation in rape statistics may be due to the fact that Swedish women are more likely to report immigrants for rape than they are to report Swedish men.” Stina Holmberg, a research councilor at Brå, elaborated:

It may be that you are more inclined to report something you [a Swedish women] have been exposed to, if the crime was committed by someone you feel more alien to, and who has low social status.

Skepticism for rape reports against non-white males turns to open hostility whenever this issue is forthrightly discussed, as Sarah Champion, a Labor politician and MP for Rotherham (the epicenter of sex grooming), learned last summer, when she was accused of “fanning the flames of racial hatred” and “acting like a neo-fascist murderer.” Her crime? She had dared to assert that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls.” (The same elements that accused Champion of being a “murderer” also, and rather unsurprisingly, characterize the UK’s anti-extremism program, Prevent, as being “built upon a foundation of Islamophobia and racism.”)

Perhaps most telling is an April 2020 article titled, “I was raped by Rotherham grooming gang — now I still face racist abuse online.” In it, a British woman (alias, Ella) revealed that her Muslim rapists called her “a white whore,” and much worse, during the more than 100 times the Pakistani grooming gang raped her in her youth.

“We need to understand racially and religiously aggravated crime if we are going to prevent it and protect people from it and if we are going to prosecute correctly for it,” Ella said in a recent interview.

Prevention, protection and prosecution — all of them are being hindered because we are neglecting to properly address the religious and racist aspects of grooming gang crimes…. It’s telling them that it’s OK to hate white people.

That there are “racial” and “religious” aspects to the epidemic of Muslims raping European women is an understatement. According to Dr. Taj Hargey, a British imam, Muslim men are taught that women are “second-class citizens, little more than chattels or possessions over whom they have absolute authority.” The imams, moreover, preach a doctrine “that denigrates all women, but treats whites with particular contempt.” Consider a few earlier examples:

  • Another British woman was trafficked to Morocco where she was prostituted and repeatedly raped by dozens of Muslim men. They “made me believe I was nothing more than a slut, a white whore,” she recollected. “They treated me like a leper, apart from when they wanted sex. I was less than human to them, I was rubbish.”
  • Another British girl was “passed around like a piece of meat” among Muslim men who abused and raped her between the ages of 12 and 14. Speaking now as an adult, a court heard how she “was raped on a dirty mattress above a takeaway and forced to perform [oral] sex acts in a churchyard,” and how one of her abusers “urinated on her in an act of humiliation” afterwards.
  • A Muslim man explained to another British woman why he was raping her: “you white women are good at it.”
  • A Muslim man called a 13-year-old virgin “a little white slag” — British slang for “loose, promiscuous woman” — before raping her.
  • In Germany, a group of Muslim migrants stalked a 25-year-old woman, hurled “filthy” insults at and taunted her for sex. They too explained their logic — “German girls are just there for sex” — before reaching into her blouse and groping her.
  • Another Muslim man who almost killed his 25-year-old German victim while raping her — and shouting “Allah!” — afterwards inquired if she liked it.
  • In Australia, a Muslim cabbie groped and insulted his female passengers, including by saying “All Australian women are sluts and deserve to be raped.”
  • In Austria, an “Arabic-looking man” approached a 27-year-old woman at a bus stop, pulled down his pants, and “all he could say was sex, sex, sex,” prompting the woman to scream and flee.

In short, there certainly is a “racist” aspect to the rape of European women by migrants — though in reverse: nonwhite Muslim men tend to see white women as nymphomaniacs that are “hot” for being degraded and abused — a stereotype that, incidentally, stretches back to the very beginnings of Islamic history.

Even so, Ella’s attempts to highlight these “religious and racist aspects” that fueled the abuse she and other European girls and women experienced — that is, her attempt to connect the dots in an effort to help eliminate this phenomenon — led only to “a lot of abuse from far-left extremists, and radical feminist academics,” she said. Such groups “go online and they try to resist anyone they consider to be a Nazi, racist, fascist or white supremacist.”

“They don’t care about anti-white racism, because they appear to believe that it doesn’t exist. They have tried to floor me and criticise me continually and this has been going on for a couple of months. They tried to shut me down, shut me up… I’ve never experienced such hate online in my life. They accuse me of ‘advocating for white paedophiles’ and being a ‘sinister demonic entity.’”

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Top Ethiopia Health Official Alleges ‘Sexual Slavery’ in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 15, 2021

Health officials say Ethiopian troops and their allies have been forcing women into sexual slavery in the Tigray region. That is after the conflict began there last year when Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed ordered an offensive. Thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced. Now, a woman’s story of surviving gang rape offers an insight into the sexual violence against women in Tigray and the Ethiopian military’s involvement. A warning – some viewers may find the information in this story distressing.

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‘Kept in Sexual Slavery’: Tigrayan Women Report Horrific Violence by Oromara Troops of Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 15, 2021

በጾታዊ ባርነት ተይዘዋል’ የትግራይ ሴቶች በኢትዮጵያ የኦሮማራ ወታደሮች የተፈጸመውን ዘግናኝ ግፍ ሪፖርት አደረጉ 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

🔥 አጥፉ ፣ ደምሥ ፣ አስገድደህ ድፈር ፣ ዝረፍ፣ ያዝ! ይህ ነው የአረመኔው ግራኝ አብይ አህመድ በትግራይ ላይ የሚያደርገው ጦርነት!

🔥 Destroy, Exterminate, Rape, Steal, Annex! That’s evil Abiy Ahmed’s war on Tigray!

🔥 It’s Rape Jihad against Tigray (RapeMadan)– የዋቄዮአላህ ሰአራዊት የአስገድዶ መድፈር ጂሃድ በትግራይ። በጣዖታዊው ረመዳን ደግሞ ገና ብዙ ግፍ እናያለን። ትግራዋያን እና ኤርትራውያን ኢሳያስ አፈቆርኪን እና ግራኝ አህመድን ባፋጣኝ መድፋት ግዴታቸው ነው። በጦርነት “ማጥቃት” የሚባል ነገር አለ፤ ስለዚህ ሕዝባችሁን የምትወዱ ከሆነ በትግራይ ብቻ ጦርነቱን መከላከል ብቻ በቂ አይደለምና ወደ አስመራና አዲስ አበባ ዛሬውኑ ዝመቱ፤ አሥር ሰው ብቻ በቂ ነው። ችሎታውና ብቃቱ እንዳላችሁ እናውቃለን!

The young mother was trying to get home with food for her two children when she says soldiers pulled her off a minibus in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, claiming it was overloaded.

It was the beginning of an 11-day ordeal in February, during which she says she was repeatedly raped by 23 soldiers who forced nails, a rock and other items into her vagina, and threatened her with a knife.

Doctors showed Reuters the bloodstained stone and two 3-inch nails they said they had removed from her body.

The woman, 27, is among hundreds who have reported that they were subjected to horrific sexual violence by Ethiopian and allied Eritrean soldiers after fighting broke out in November in the mountainous northern region of Ethiopia, doctors said.

Some women were held captive for extended periods, days or weeks at a time, said Dr. Fasika Amdeselassie, the top public health official for the government-appointed interim administration in Tigray.

Women are being kept in sexual slavery,” Fasika told Reuters. “The perpetrators have to be investigated.”

Reports of rape have been circulating for months. But Fasika’s assertion, based on women’s accounts, marks the first time an Ethiopian official – in this case, a top regional health officer – has made a sexual slavery accusation in connection with the conflict in Tigray.

In addition, eight other doctors at five public hospitals told Reuters that most of the rape victims described their attackers as either Ethiopian government soldiers or Eritrean troops. It was more common for women to report sexual violence by Eritrean soldiers, the doctors said.

The Eritreans have been helping Ethiopia’s central government fight the region’s former ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), in the conflict plaguing the Horn of Africa nation.

Taken together, the descriptions paint the most detailed picture to date of the sexual violence against women in Tigray and the military’s alleged involvement in it.

Most people interviewed for this article declined to be identified. They said they feared reprisals, including possible violence, by soldiers who guard the hospitals and towns.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledged in a speech to parliament on March 23 that “atrocities were being committed by raping women” and promised that the perpetrators would be punished. He did not identify the alleged perpetrators.

He said then for the first time that Eritrean soldiers had entered the conflict in Tigray in support of the Ethiopian government after the TPLF attacked military bases across the region in the early hours of Nov. 4. Ethiopia’s government had previously denied this, and the Eritrean government still does not acknowledge their troops’ presence. The TPLF was the dominant power in the central government when Eritrea fought a bloody border war with Ethiopia a generation ago.

Neither the Ethiopian nor the Eritrean governments responded to Reuters’ questions about specific cases raised by women and their doctors, or about the accusation of sexual slavery. No charges have been announced by civilian or military prosecutors against any soldiers. However, officials in both countries emphasized that their governments have zero tolerance for sexual violence – a point Abiy’s spokeswoman, Billene Seyoum, said the prime minister reiterated recently in discussions with military leaders.

The alleged sexual violence has drawn international attention.

Billene said the United Nations, the African Union and Ethiopia’s state-appointed human rights commission have been authorized to carry out joint investigations into alleged abuses by all sides in the conflict. That includes the “criminal clique,” she said, referring to the TPLF.

An Ethiopian military spokesman and the head of a government task force on the Tigray crisis did not respond to phone calls and text messages seeking comment. Reuters could not reach military leaders in either country.

Asked about the reports that Eritrean troops have committed rapes in Tigray and are keeping women in sexual slavery, the country’s information minister, Yemane Gebremeskel, accused TPLF activists of “coaching ‘sympathizers’ to create false testimonies.”

All the fabricated stories – which are alien to our culture and laws – are peddled to cover up the crimes of the TPLF which started the war,” he told Reuters in a written response.

Reuters was unable to reach a TPLF spokesman.

RECORDS OF ABUSE

Fasika, the health official, said at least 829 cases of sexual assault have been reported at the five hospitals since the conflict in Tigray began.

Those cases were likely “the tip of the iceberg,” Fasika said. Rape is under-reported in Ethiopia because it carries a huge stigma. Also, most of the region’s health facilities are no longer functioning, and travel between towns remains dangerous, he said.

Most of the women who have come forward are either pregnant or sustained severe physical injury from the rapes, Fasika said.

Reuters interviewed 11 women who said they had been raped by soldiers from Eritrea, Ethiopia or both. Four said they were kidnapped, taken to military camps and gang raped, in some cases alongside other women. The women did not know the camp names but said they were located near Mekelle and the towns of Idaga Hamus, Wukro and Sheraro.

Five other women said they were held in fields or deserted houses for up to six days. And two said they were raped in their own homes.

Reuters could not independently verify their accounts. However, all told similar stories of being beaten and brutalized. Healthcare providers confirmed that the 11 women’s injuries were consistent with the events they described, and they showed Reuters medical records for three of the women detailing their conditions.

The health care providers also shared details of nine other cases of sexual assault, including the ordeals of two 14-year-old girls.

Although Ethiopia’s government declared victory over the TPLF in November, fighting continues in some areas, and medical workers say new rapes are reported at the region’s health facilities every day.

This is being done to dishonour the women, to break their pride,” said a doctor at Ayder Referral Hospital, in Mekelle, citing the brutality of the attacks and humiliation of victims. “This is not for sexual gratification. The rapes are to punish Tigray.”

TELL MY STORY’

The 27-year-old mother said uniformed soldiers from Eritrea pulled her off a minibus on the road from Mekelle to the city of Adigrat on Feb. 6. They tied her up and marched her through fields to a bush camp, she said. After 11 days of rapes and beatings, she said, the soldiers forced nails, cotton, plastic bags and a rock into her vagina and left her alone in the bush.

Villagers found her unconscious and brought her to a nearby hospital.

She said she was still bleeding from severe internal injuries and could not control her urine, walk without a crutch or sit up for long periods. One leg was broken, she said.

She also described a different kind of pain: While in the hospital, she has no way to speak to her 4-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter because the Eritrean soldiers took her cellphone. She had left the children with her mother to search for food and never returned. At the time, the family had less than a week’s worth of bread.

I don’t know anything, if they are dead or alive,” she said. “The enemy destroyed my life.”

A 32-year-old mother in Mekelle told Reuters that soldiers removed her from a minibus on the same road at the end of February. They were dressed in Ethiopian uniforms, she said, but spoke with an Eritrean accent and had traditional facial scarification typical of the neighbouring country. She said they shot her 12-year-old son dead in front of her, then brought her to a camp where she was held with other female captives and repeatedly raped for 10 days.

Tell my story,” she said. “This is happening to women out there right now. I want this to end with me.”

A 28-year-old house cleaner said soldiers grabbed her from a street in Mekelle on the afternoon of Feb. 10 and took her to a field outside a military base where she was raped by more than 10 men wearing Ethiopian or Eritrean uniforms.

Wiping away tears, she said that during her two-week ordeal, soldiers doused her with alcohol and mocked her as they assaulted her. She escaped when her captors were distracted by gunfire, she said.

SHOT FOR RESISTING

The government has set up a task force separate from the human rights commission to investigate the reports of sexual violence. Its head, Mebrihit Assefa, said the body includes representatives from the regional health bureau, the attorney general’s office and federal police.

The task force plans to set up five centres where rape survivors can file reports with law enforcement and receive medical and psychosocial support.

Our prosecutors (and) police officers are there to investigate all crimes committed, including sexual violence,” said Awol Sultan, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office.

He did not respond to questions about the women alleging they were raped during captivity, or whether prosecutors were in touch with either the Eritrean or Ethiopian militaries. The results of the criminal investigations will be released publicly at an unspecified date, he said.

Abera Nigus, the head of Tigray’s justice bureau, said the legal process was likely to be complicated because most courts are not functioning in Tigray, and many rape victims cannot identify their assailants.

Knowing their rapists are still at large also has discouraged women from seeking help, doctors said.

Many of the women who sought treatment at hospitals had vaginal and anal tears, sexually transmitted diseases and injuries that rendered them incontinent, said the Ayder hospital doctor, an obstetrician gynecologist. The doctor shared notes from 11 cases the hospital had treated involving women raped by soldiers.

One woman had been gang raped on three separate occasions, according to the hospital notes.

Another was five months pregnant when she was raped, the notes indicate. Two 14-year-old girls were sexually assaulted in front of their families. One girl had a hand and foot amputated.

She had been shot for resisting her assailant.

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ዋዉ! How I Found Myself in the Tigrayan Struggle: The Story of a Tigrayan in Addis Ababa

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 15, 2021

💭 በትግራይ ትግል ውስጥ እራሴን እንዴት እንዳገኘሁ ፥ “ኧረ ኡ! ! !” የሚያሰኝ በአዲስ አበባ የአንድ የትግራይ ተወላጅ ታሪክ

፻/ 100% ትክክለኛና እውነተኛ!

ትግራዋያን ውጥንቅጥ፣ አስቀያሚ እና ቆሻሻ የነበረችውን የአዲስ አበባ ከተማን ሥነ ሥርዓት አስይዘው፣ አሳምረውና አጽድተው አስረከቧችሁ፤ ኦሮማራዎች ግን ትግሬዎችን ከአዲስ አበባ አባርረውና ተክትለዋቸው በመሄድ የትግራይን ከተሞች አወደሙባቸው፣ ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናቱንና ገዳማቱን፣ ትምህርት ቤቶቻቸውንና ሆስፒታሎቻቸውን ሁሉ አፈራረሱባቸው፣ ሰብሎቻቸውንና የእህል ጎተራዎቻቸውን አቃጠሉባቸው፣ ውሃውን በከሉባቸው፣ በብዙ መቶ ሺህ የሚቆጠሩትን ዜጎቻቸውን ጨፈጨፏቸው፣ በብዙ ሺህ የሚቆጠሩትን ሴቶቻቸውንና ህፃናቶቻቸውን አስገድደው ደፈሩባቸው። ምስጋና-ቢስ ኦሮማራዎች፤ ሰነፎች፣ ደካሞች፣ ከንቱዎች፣ የጥላቻ ፋብሪካዎች፣ ምቀኞች፤ አቤት ቅሌታችሁ!

አቤት መቅሰፍቱ የሚጠብቃችሁ! ወዮላችሁ! ወዮላችሁ! ወዮላችሁ!

I am not a great writer, and under normal circumstances, I would not be writing about this. However, I have realized that when it comes to Ethiopia, staying quiet hasn’t benefited Tigrayans. With the genocidal war waged on Tigray on November 4, 2020, I feel the need to speak up.

This is not a special story. It is one that is common among Tigrayans in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

In the past year, I have realized that I have lived in a fantasy world all my life. I grew up thinking that Ethiopia was home to a perfectly diverse, peace-loving, and progressive population. I am now amazed by how out of touch I was from the dark history and reality of Ethiopia.

My parents are Tigrayans and I was born and raised in Addis Ababa. My family is middle class at best. My parents worked hard to provide us with a quality education and to put food on the table. Up until my twenties, my connection to Tigray was limited to sending books, pens, and clothings to relatives in Tigray.

I was a typical Addis Ababaian. My family was too. We assimilated, unconsciously conforming to the culture, language, and lifestyle of the city. We celebrated ‘Abebayosh’ (a more typical Amhara celebration) more than ‘Ashenda’ (a Tigrayan festival). We sang and danced to “Menilik Tikur Sew” and “Ethiopia hagere yedefersh yiwdem,” and other songs that were pro-Ethiopian nationalism. Little did I know that I was singing and dancing to songs that would be used as background music to the decimation of my own people – Tigrayan people.

As a member of the Tigrayan population in Addis Ababa, I now feel deeply betrayed by both communities. I blame my parents and relatives for not teaching me Tigray’s history and for not telling me what Tigrayans went through in the past.

I also feel betrayed by the people in my hometown, the city I was born and raised in, that now sees me and my parents as the “enemy.” The truth came out in pieces … and then slowly flooded our homes and hearts with blood.

My upbringing as a Tigrayan in Addis Ababa…

I grew up aware of my Tigrayan identity. I was raised to respect the dynamic identity of populations in Ethiopia. I was raised to be conscious of others’ feelings, emotions and to not offend anyone in our community.

Retrospectively, I am not going to deny the fact that I had my own implicit biases against people from outside of Addis Ababa. For example, my friends and I often laughed at non-city sounding names. I had my own biases against every ‘non-Addis Ababian’ (non-urban) person. It was all fun and jokes at the time, but I believe those small implicit biases contribute to the bigger problems we see today.

Ethiopia’s university system draws students from across the country to new areas in hopes of creating appreciation for the country’s diversity. Now, as I witness students who once studied at Mekelle University (in Tigray’s capital) cheering for the destruction of Mekelle or Tigray, I can’t help but wonder if education or cultural integration through universities failed to address the root cause of the problem.

2005 Election

As I think back, there were always signs of what was to come. One of my best friends once said to me, “Tegrewochu yihidulin” (we want Tigrayans out). We were in middle school. He wasn’t the brightest kid, he never really paid attention in our civic or history classes. His parents appeared to be loving people. I wondered what they taught him at home behind closed doors.

There were protests throughout the city against the outcome of the elections. It did not take long for me to realize that Tigrayans were being scapegoated for the problems.

Many were chanting, “Tigre wede Mekelle” (deport Tigrayans to Mekelle). My Tigrayan friends and I were shocked. We knew our parents were from Tigray, but we had no clue what they did to deserve deportation. None of us had been to Mekelle at that time, so it felt somewhat foreign.

What happened during the protests was utter chaos. My most vivid memory was of the fear in my father’s eyes when he came to pick me up from school during one of the protests in Addis Ababa. I could see he felt threatened, unsafe, and concerned about the future.

Although I was young, I too felt the uncertainty, the rush, the panic.

“Many were chanting, “Tigre wede Mekelle” (deport Tigrayans to Mekelle). My Tigrayan friends and I were shocked. We knew our parents were from Tigray, but we had no clue what they did to deserve deportation.”

ESAT: The media that spread hate against Tigray and Tigrayans

The flames of ethnic tension in 2005 continued to be fanned by Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT).

ESAT journalists shared conspiracy theories, and demonized Tigrayans every day. Ethiopians, ate it up!

In my home, we were not allowed to watch TV, though on occasion we watched some family oriented shows. Our parents wanted us to focus on our studies. I had never heard of ESAT. It was never brought up in conversation with friends and we never really discussed politics. I thought all of our problems could be solved if we were educated together. I had no clue what the rest of Addis Ababa was being fed day in and day out until recently.

The first time I learned about ESAT in 2016, it came with a warning from my cousin who lived in the United States. She told me to keep my “eyes open.” She mentioned that Tigrayans were being targeted in the media – especially on ESAT. There was apparently a Youtube video on “How to shoot a Tigrayan in the leg” and that ESAT released a statement to challenge the Ethiopian people to fight Tigrayans who made up 5 million of Ethiopia’s 95 million population at that time. I dismissed it and thought “diasporas are crazy, man. No one is going to do that.”

But I was wrong…

Following ESAT’s call for solidarity against Tigrayans in 2016, Universities became a hit zone for Tigrayans, and later they became a crime scene for everyone. So many despicable things happened, including the killing of innocent Tigrayans, the removal of Tigrayan students’ eyes, and the burning of Tigrayan homes in Gondar that launched the internal displacement of Tigrayans from different parts of Ethiopia. There was a systematic demonizing and persecution of Tigrayans all over Ethiopia.

The same friend who said, “we want the Tigrayans out,” in middle school, said that the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) made Ethiopians racist. The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) was a key member of the EPRDF coalition and Tigrayans were often associated with the EPRDF regime and its doings.

Other people also joined the chorus.

“You don’t think Tigrayans benefited from the system?” or “By the way, I like the people of Tigray but not TPLF…” said the same person who is denying the rape and death of civilians during the genocidal war today.

Our Addis Ababian friends were quick to tell us about Tigrayans’ experience in Addis Ababa. They didn’t want to hear what we had to say. If we had anything positive to say about Tigray or Tigrayans, some of them went as far as telling us that we were brainwashed and lied to by our Tigrayan community elders.

Slowly, I stopped engaging with friends about the Tigrayan struggle for equality in Ethiopia. They believed the accusations made about Tigrayans on ESAT more than they believed their own friends.

I am not going to defend the EPRDF regime for its oppressive reputation, but the party did not represent Tigrayans nor work for the Tigrayan population alone. Tigrayans were members of the community receiving the same services as others. We were no different. Money didn’t rain in Tigray or in our homes, but the way others portrayed it made it seem like each one of us was receiving gold chains for every breath we took.

“We supported the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and we gave

Ethiopia was one of the fastest growing economies during the EPRDF regime, but Tigrayans were not the beneficiaries of the rapid economic growth. The Ethiopian elites were made up of people from different ethinic groups.

Tigrayans often supported developmental projects during the EPRDF regime, not because TPLF was a key party in the coalition, but because all we wanted was development, for the country to do better, and most of all – we wanted peace. We know the cost of war – most of us have lost close family members in wars. Our mothers were thankful for and willing to do anything to preserve peace. We supported the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and we gave money to the project without a second thought. Tigrayans had fully bought into the idea of the “Ethiopian” identity, without realizing that we were never fully accepted by other Ethiopians.

It was shocking and painful to discover your own friends were saying such awful things about Tigrayans.

Personal experiences of anti-Tigrayans sentiments…

A Tigrayan can’t be rich, poor, smart, or dumb without having his or her Tigrayan roots mentioned in the conversation in Addis Ababa.

I remember once in my profile picture on social media I had an afro, but I was naive to not know the association of this hairstyle with Tigrayan fighters during the Derg regime. A very close friend said:

Tigrayans were also perceived as having access to wealth and weapons. Occasionally, I got the usual:

To this day I cannot believe what a medical doctor friend of mine said:

“It looks like the number of contraceptives and abortion laws in Amhara was designed to depopulate the Amhara region.”

Typically, when people refer to harmful laws implemented in the Amhara region, they blame the EPRDF regime, but I had never heard such extreme opinions before. I didn’t respond to her statement, I was in disbelief.

The comments continued. The sad thing is most of us Tigrayans did not bother to correct their jokes on Tigrayan identity or how the EPRDF was being associated with Tigrayans.

And then there was the election–

Tigrayans decided to hold a regional election in August 2020. The unelected Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, did not support this election. He wanted to postpone the regional and federal elections and used COVID-19 as an excuse. Through a state-sponsored campaign, Abiy’s administration successfully made it look like holding an election was a crime against humanity.

During this period, Abiy strengthened ties with Eritrea’s dictator Isaias Afwerki. Ethiopian youth went out to celebrate dictator Isayas’s visit to Ethiopia. No one questioned why Ethiopians or the Prime Minister would celebrate a guy who is known to have destroyed his own country – Eritrea.

Anti-Tigrayan sentiments escalated across the media. The Amhara elites began telling farmers not to sell their goods to Tigray or Tigrayans. They genuinely believed that the best way to defeat Tigrayans would be to starve them. They blocked roads to Tigray and started robbing trucks and cars in an attempt to starve the Tigrayans in Tigray.

Amhara Regional Government officials admitted to blocking roads to Tigray because Tigrayans were “harboring criminals.”

I will never forget the videos of armed men threatening to destroy Tigray, broadcasted on social media since 2018. The same men were paraded around as heroes in Amhara Regional Government meetings and conferences.

Each one became hunters of what the Prime Minister called ‘‘ye ken jib’’ (daytime hyenas).

I visited Tigray during the elections. No one was harassing non-Tigrayans. To the contrary, the people would speak to you in their broken Amharic if they felt like you were struggling with Tigrigna – it is our culture to welcome guests. No hate was sung against innocent people. They would criticize Abiy, but they saw criticizing a politician as a right. I was pleasantly surprised by the political knowledge of the average Tigrayan and their ability to separate people and governments.

The world turned upside down right before our eyes

The war on Tigray broke out on November 4, 2020.

People in Addis Ababa began voicing their support for the war. Our friends, our neighbors, and our co-workers. All of them were happy to hear a war being waged on Tigray.

They posted and shared their support of the war on social media outlets. To my surprise, those who had lived and worked in Tigray, or those with better exposure to the people of Tigray than myself, were cheering for the destruction of Tigrayan cities.

Our Instagram friends who had enjoyed watching what we had had for breakfast, lunch and dinner muted us when we started speaking out against war.

Every complaint was followed by whataboutism. Friends were no longer allies. People stopped asking questions and just started to watch and see how the war would play out.

Addis Ababa police raided Tigrayan homes. Some Tigrayans were being taken to the police station and disappearing for days. My aunt was held hostage by the police for no apparent reason.

We were nervous to go to the airport even as civilians. We began mocking each other by looking at each other’s’ ID’s to see if we could be identified by our last names and thrown in jail. Tigrayans usually have distinct names that could be identified easily. We asked ourselves if we would lie and say we were not Tigrayans. Would we proudly say we were Tigrayans and risk prison?

We could not reach loved ones in Tigray. But news about airstrikes and door to door killings in Tigray were common. Everyone was in the dark and it only kept getting darker.

Constant anxiety and panic attacks. We received phone calls from family members abroad with uncontrollable tears. They somehow knew our pain.

Police officers were telling people to identify Tigrayans coming back from Mekelle. Our neighbors called our children “little juntas” and their friends were told not to hang out with Tigrayans. The non-Tigrayan people we once considered ours turned against us.

Our non-Tigrayan mother and father in-laws started denying the atrocities happening inside of Tigray, forgetting that we are family. They always asserted: “In the end, Tigrayans will be Tigrayans.” They seemed to be disappointed by the fact that we didn’t want to see another war.

My coworkers couldn’t hold in their excitement to go cheer for war on Tigray. Those who grieved for the innocent lives during the protests that followed the 2005 election results happily accepted that Tigrayan youth (our brothers and sisters) could be collateral damage in the name of politics.

All the while, Tigrayans in Ethiopia and across the globe were worried about their loved ones in Tigray and in Addis Ababa. My family has already lost three distant cousins. A few family members in the ENDF are missing after being taken out for questioning and a few more are seeking refuge in Sudan.

Humanity slowly disappeared into thin air. The Ethiopians who in the past would stand by to make sure you have your tire changed, or gather to help with anything, turned into strangers who wished you ill.

Our Ethiopian “friends” chose to ignore our suffering. They never asked about our relatives in Tigray. At birthday celebrations, they got mad at us for not laughing as much, or for acting “oddly.”

It became clear. They never liked our Tigrayan identity. Such dislike did not develop in the past thirty years; it was a culturally and socially constructed hate that goes back for generations.

In the end I am Tigrayan. No amount of hate or fear can diminish that part of my identity. I, like many others raised in Addis Ababa, didn’t grow up romanticizing living in Tigray.

Since the war began, I have made every effort to learn about Tigray’s history and its people. There is nothing that I am ashamed of.

In fact, I have found a cause greater than myself. A cause to protect my heritage and my identity. A cause to resist forced assimilation and to rebuild Tigray.

My last message is to fellow ESAT followers. I would like you to to understand that:

A country is not an idea, it is the people in it. Invasion is not liberation. Under Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia has allowed Eritrea to invade Tigrayan lands. War kills both sides, not just the minority group. War has rules. You cannot rape, kill civilians, and demolish religious sites, universities or factories. Justice does not equal vengeance. Having an election should always be encouraged. It should never be a crime, especially when the constitution allows for it.

The EPRDF is not the TPLF. Four coalition parties led the country under the EPRDF. Oppression under the EPRDF should never be associated with Tigrayans or Tigray.

Tigray will prevail. History will judge those who are supporting the genocidal war.

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Ireland TD: Countless Appeals to The Governments Of Ethiopia & Eritrea Have Proven Useless

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 14, 2021

“በኢትዮጵያ የትግራይ ክልል አደጋን ለማጉላት የአየርላንድ መንግስት እርምጃ መውሰድ አለበት” – ጆን ብሬዲ

“ለኢትዮጵያ እና ለኤርትራ መንግስታት ስፍር ቁጥር የሌላቸው ይግባኞች ፋይዳ እንደሌላቸው አሁን አንድ ደረጃ ላይ ነን።” 👍

Government Must Take Action To Highlight Plight Of Tigray Region Of Ethiopia – John Brady TD

“We are at a stage now that countless appeals to the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea have proven useless.

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Defence John Brady TD has called on the Irish government to take strong and vocal action to mobilise both the EU and the UN, in order to address the emerging threat of famine and bring to an end the violence in Ethiopia.

The Wicklow TD said:

“We are five months into an emergency in the Tigray area of Ethiopia, where the list of ongoing human rights abuses and atrocities reads like a catalogue of horror.

“The Irish government needs to show leadership, by using its position on the UN Security Council to bring the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia to the consciousness of the international community to the degree that they can no longer ignore the horror of what is occurring on the ground there.

“Having contended with five months of mass killings, mass rapes, and widespread abuses, the civilian population of the Tigray region are facing huge food shortages.

“The World Peace Foundation has issued a warning that the humanitarian situation has deteriorated to the point that the Tigray region is facing into a pending famine.

“Alongside mass rape, starvation crimes are being committed on a large scale.

“To date the cacophony of international criticism has achieved little other than prompting the primary antagonists in the conflict to intensify their military offensive – before the international community acts.

“We are at a stage now that countless appeals to the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea have proven useless.

“Ireland must use the international standing that secured our country a position on the UNSC to become the voice that it promised to be for those who suffer.

“The government must make the international community sit up, listen, and act to end the suffering of the people of the Tigray region of Ethiopia.”

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#TigrayGenocide | More than 150,000 people Murdered by The Oromara Army of Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 14, 2021

✞✞✞ትግራይ የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል | ከ 150,000 በላይ ሰዎች በኢትዮጵያ የኦሮማራ ጦር ተገደሉ✞✞✞

የኢትዮጵያ እና የኤርትራ ወታደሮች እስካሁን ድረስ 10,500 የትግራይ ሴቶች እና ልጃገረዶችን ደፍረዋል። 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

More than 150,000 people have now died. Essential infrastructure – schools, hospitals, universities, factories – has been decimated. 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

💭 Ethiopia, Where The Past Is Threatening The Present

Every year for centuries, the festival of Mariam Tsion, Mary of Zion, has been held in Ackssum, the capital of an ancient kingdom of the same name. Worshippers, dressed in white robes, and accompanied by chanting and drumming, celebrate the saint day of the Holy Mother, the most important celebration of their faith, Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.

On 28 November last year, over a thousand gathered inside the church of Mariam Tsion after spending the previous night in prayer. They were aware that conflict had broken out in their region, Tigray, on 4 November, but they gathered nevertheless – and their prayers were soon interrupted by gunshots. Eritrean troops drove them outside and, in chaotic scenes, shot over 700 of them dead. Relatives were forbidden to bury the bodies, many of which became food for hyenas.

The celebrations are usually broadcast live on Ethiopian Televistion E T V. But this time, unsurprisingly, a recording of the previous year’s celebrations was aired.

Civilians have borne the brunt of hostilities in this war against Tigray. The massacre in Ackssum is one of many that have gone largely unnoticed in this age of social media – because, in the very early hours of 4 November, the Ethiopian government severed Tigray’s communication networks, and electricity and water supplies, before launching a military offensive. Communications were restored to the region’s capital Mekelle some weeks later, but the rest of Tigray is still without telecoms and basic utilities. Banks are still closed, most ransacked and robbed.

The incidence of rape in Tigray, very often gang rape, is off the scale. According to estimates, Ethiopian and Eritrean troops have so far raped 10,500 Tigrayan women and girls, but the UNFPA is currently recruiting sexual health workers for what it estimates will be 52,500 victims in a region with a population of six million. On 8 April, the US awarded additional humanitarian assistance of $152 million to Tigray, a good portion of which is designated for “safe houses and psychosocial support” for women and girls, some as young as eight, who have been raped, mutilated or tortured. A video shows a surgeon removing nails and other metal objects from the vagina of one victim who was raped by 23 Eritrean soldiers. A mother saw soldiers shoot her 12-year-old boy and was then raped. Eritrean soldiers say their orders are to “kill all men and boys above seven years old”.

Why such visceral cruelty? We can guess at an answer from what the perpetrators tell their victims: “You are worthless.” “We are here for revenge.” And, in the case of the Amhara militia, from the region of the same name to the south, “We are purifying your bloodline.” When the abused women are not killed, the aim seems to be to Amharise their offspring.

Western Tigray has already been handed over to the Amhara region. When Anthony Blinken, US secretary of state, designated the violence as ethnic cleansing, the central Ethiopian government hotly denied it. The government had likely promised Amhara expansionists that western Tigray would be handed over to them, just as, along the northern border, swathes of land have been handed over to the Eritrean government. The latter is already issuing Eritrean ID cards to Tigrayans and other ethnic groups such as the Kunama and Irob in eastern Tigray.

These are old enmities. There is widespread conflict across Ethiopia, but it is at its most extreme in the Tigray region – where it is, in part, about the ancient rivalry between the Amhara and Tigrayans, who have both furnished Ethiopia with emperors throughout the country’s long history. The Amharic culture and language has long been dominant across Ethiopia, but excludes the majority of Ethiopians.

The Eritrean government to the north – led by the unelected president of 30 years, Isaias Afwerki, who despises the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) – creates an additional danger. The TPLF led the government of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which, with its then allies the Eritreans, ousted Ethiopia’s despotic Derg regime in 1991, facilitating independence from Ethiopia for Eritrea in 1994.

Hostilities erupted when Eritrean tanks invaded northern Tigray in May 1998, following a dispute over currencies. Around 100,000 people died in the resulting war. In the years since, training at Eritrea’s infamous Sawa Military Camp has brutalised recruits, breeding in them a deep hatred of Tigray.

Around the same time, Ethiopia, once a highly centralised state, became a federal democratic republic, with power devolved to the regions – a system highly suited to a vast country with religious, cultural, ethnic, linguistic and economic diversity. Multi-party elections were held in 1995, and the EPRDF won outright. The numerous nationalities were at last governed and taught in their own languages. This continued for 27 years.

What we are witnessing now is an attempt to reverse this process. The past is threatening the present.

During the EPRDF’s tenure, under Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the country achieved double-digit economic growth; massively increased access to health and education services; and expanded agricultural production, industrialisation and state infrastructure. The country was often mooted as a role model for the rest of Africa.

But from 2014, angered by political and economic marginalisation, students from the Oromo ethnic group launched protests that spread to other regions and eventually led to Abiy Ahmed becoming Prime Minister on 2 April 2018.

Abiy negotiated a peace agreement with Eritrea which was popular domestically and eventually earned him the Nobel Peace Prize. He launched a series of reforms and released political prisoners. Exiled leaders were invited to return. On a wave of popular support, on 1 December 2019, Abiy Ahmed dissolved the EPRDF coalition and merged its parties into the new Prosperity Party. The TPLF disapproved and withdrew to Tigray.

As prime minister, Abiy was a member of the Oromo section of the EPRDF. Oromos, who make up 40 per cent of the population, felt that they had at last found a champion. But the door was slammed in their face when the PM declared his intention to “return to the old glory of Ethiopia” – meaning Amhara domination and re-centralisation.

Abiy also began demonising Tigrayans, calling them “day-time hyenas”, scapegoating them for much that had gone wrong in Ethiopia. As a result, from mid-2018 many thousands of Tigrayans were attacked and even killed. Prominent Tigrayans were assassinated, as was the president of the Amhara region, who was then replaced by an ally of the prime minister. Hundreds of thousands of Tigrayans were dismissed from their jobs and the army and then placed in custody, many in camps.

In June 2020, the assassination of Hachalu Hundessa, a popular Oromo singer, triggered violent demonstrations. Officials from the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) were detained and its leader, Dawud Ibsa, is still in custody, along with most other opposition party leaders. A full military campaign began against the Oromo and, in Wollega and Guji provinces, the internet was cut off for six months to conceal the atrocities. People were burnt to death in their houses, their crops destroyed, women and children were raped – both Ethiopian and Eritrean troops were responsible, a precursor of what has happened since in Tigray.

And so it was that the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea began their joint military assault on Tigray on 4 November. Their troops were already making their way to Tigray when, on 2 November, Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, called for “de-escalation”. The TPLF’s taking over of an Ethiopian army headquarters in Mekelle, often cited as the catalyst for hostilities, was instead a pre-emptive strike when the region was already threatened by large-scale troop advancements. Armed drones bombed Tigray from the UAE’s military base in Assab, Eritrea, destroying much of the TPLF’s heavy artillery, and mercenaries from Farmajo’s Somalia also joined the conflict.

For its part, the African Union, the continental body that groups 55 countries, has been powerless to intervene. Its offer to chair peace talks was accepted by Sahle-Work Zewde, Ethiopia’s president, in November last year, only for the proposal to be rejected by Prime Minister Abiy.

The UN Security Council has only discussed the conflict as a footnote and, in any case, any effective action is likely to be thwarted, given that Russia and China will block any vote. The Security Council has not even activated its resolution “condemning the starving of civilians as a weapon of war”.

Of course, the Trump administration turned a blind eye to what was happening in Tigray, despite copious evidence of war crimes. The election of Joe Biden has brought a change in US policy and demands are now being made for Eritrean forces to be withdrawn and for humanitarian aid workers to be given access.

The EU, to its credit, has withheld aid until access to the starving is allowed, but unless firmer action is taken many more will perish. Famine is looming. Will the world stand by and facilitate a repeat of 1984?

More than 150,000 people have now died. Essential infrastructure – schools, hospitals, universities, factories – has been decimated. The government expected that the intervention in Tigray would take “a few days, two weeks at the most,” but Abiy recently had to admit that Ethiopian troops are now fighting on eight separate fronts in Tigray alone and that he is “grateful to Eritrea” for all the military assistance it has given. Ethiopia’s army has a significant casualty toll of its own, so it is difficult to see how Eritrea can leave.

Ethiopian elections are slated for 5 June this year. In the circumstances, with the Electoral Board saying that five out of ten regions are not ready, there seems little prospect of any contests being free and fair. The vote would be improved, of course, if opposition party leaders and members were released from prison, and if the tens of thousands of other prisoners were also released, but that still wouldn’t leave much time for proper campaigning. Another postponement of the election may be the best option.

Besides, a different type of national conversation is more necessary at this point: all parties should come together and decide the future not just of Tigray and Oromia, but of the whole country. One Oromo commentator suggests that a referendum could be a central part of that dialogue – to help bring about a clear outcome. The people must decide, as they did during the writing of Ethiopia’s constitution in the early 1990s, when 36,000 groups debated what they wanted to be included.

One Amhara region resident, considering the possibility of Tigray becoming independent last month, stated simply, “But it cannot, it is the beginning of Ethiopia.” This demonstrates the pride that many Ethiopians have in their history, but it is also counsel for those who defend the old ways of dominance and subjugation. Ethiopia flourished in recent decades when the potential of all its peoples was allowed to unfold.

In any case, Ethiopia cannot go back to the past. Even if one side now “wins”, it is a victory that will leave a country scarred and thousands of people angry and bereaved – which is to say, not a victory at all.

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Is Ethiopia at Risk of Genocide? | ኢትዮጵያ የዘር ማጥፋት አደጋ ተጋርጦባታልን?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 13, 2021

💭 The fear generated by the First World War contributed to convincing the Ottomans that it was time to eliminate the existential threat of the Armenian ethnic group. This was a crucial precursor to the Armenian genocide. As the conflict in Tigray persists and expands, Ethiopian extremists may find it easier to foster support for the idea that eliminating the ethnic group that is involved in the unrest is a palatable solution to the problem.

💭 “በአንደኛው የዓለም ጦርነት የተፈጠረው ፍርሃት የኦቶማን ቱርኮች የአርሜኒያ ብሄረሰብ ህልውና ስጋት ለማስወገድ ጊዜው አሁን እንደነበረ ለማሳመን አስተዋፅዖ አድርጓል። ይህ ለአርሜኒያ የዘር ማጥፋት ወሳኝ ቅድመ ሁኔታ ነበር፡፡ በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ የሚካሄደው ጦርነት እየቀጠለና እየሰፋ ሲመጣ ፣ በሁከትና ብጥብጡ ውስጥ የተሳተፈውን ብሄር ማስወገድ ለችግሩ የሚጣፍጥ መፍትሄ ይሆናልለሚለው ሀሳብ የኢትዮጵያ አክራሪዎች ድጋፍን ማጎልበት ቀላል ይሆንላቸዋል፡፡

ዋው! ፈረንጆቹ በደንብ አይተውታል፤ የአክሱም ጽዮን ልጆች የሆነውና ስለ ጽዮን ዝም የማንለው ሁሉ በልባችን በደንብ እናውቀዋለን። የሃምሳ ሚሊየን የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ጋላማራ Vibration/ንዝረት እየተሰማን ነው። አማራ እና ኦሮሞ ጠንካራ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖች የሆኑትን ትግራዋይን ሙሉ በሙሉ ለማጥፋት ቆርጠው ተነስተዋል፤ ለመጨከን ደፍረዋል። አጼ ምኒሊክ፣ አፄ ኃይለ ሥላሴና መንግስቱ ኃይለ ማርያም ሰርተዋቸዋል የሚሏቸውን ስህተቶች “ከግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ጋር ሆነን ማረም አለብን፤ ጊዜው አሁን ነው!” የሚል ጽኑ ሰይጣናዊ እምነት እንዳላቸው ያለፉት ስድስት ወራት በግልጽ አሳይተውናል። እኔ በተደጋጋሚ እንደማወሳው፤ “❖ በክርስቲያን አርሜኒያ ላይ የሚደርሰው በክርስቲያን ኢትዮጵያም ላይ ይደርሳል። በሁለቱ እህታማሞች እና ጥንታውያን ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያን ሃገራት፤ በአርሜኒያ እና ኢትዮጵያ ተመሳሳይ ክስተት ጎን ለጎን መታየቱ በአጋጣሚ አይደለም። ውጊያችን የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚው ከሚመራቸው ከመንፈሳዊ ኃይላት ጋር ነው!። ግራኝ ከቱርክ ድሮኖችን በመሸመት ላይ ነው። በነፃም ቢሆን እንደሚሰጡት አልጠራጠረም!

የአማራ እና ኦሮሞ አክራሪዎችና ልሂቃኖቻቸው በማሕበራዊ ሜዲያዎቻቸው የሚጽፉትን ማንበበቡ ብቻ የዚህ ጽሑፍ አቅራቢ ያካፈለንን ሃሳብ ሙሉ በሙሉ የሚያጸድቀው ነው። የጫት፣ ንንባሆና ቡና ሱሰኛው ጋላማራው ጋዜጠኛ ስዩም ተሾማ በትናንትናው ዕለት ያቀረበውን ፕሮግራም ወደ “የኔታ ቲውብ” ገብታችሁ ተመልከቱ፣ አዳምጡና ወደ አስተያየቶቹ ግቡ። እባቡ ግራኝ አብዮት ያቀናበረው ፕሮግራም መሆኑን እርግጠኛ ሆኜ ለመናገር እደፍራለሁ። “ኢትዮጵያን ከትግራይ መገንጠል ነው መፍትሄው | በጦርነት እና በእርስበርስ እልቂት ስትታመስ እንድትኖር የተፈረደባት ኢትዮጵያ” የሚል ርዕስ ሰጥቶታል።

ወደ እኔ ቪዲዮ ቁምነገር ስመለስ፤ “Is Ethiopia at Risk of Genocide? | ኢትዮጵያ የዘር ማጥፋት አደጋ ተጋርጦባታልን?”

የዘር ማጥፋት?”፤ ተዋሕዶ ክርስትናን እና ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያኖችን ለማጥፋት ሲሉ ትግራይን መውረራቸው አገር ያወቀው ጸሐይ የሞቀው ጉዳይ ነውና ዛሬ መጠየቅ ያለብን የሚከተሉትን ነው፤

የኦሮሞ እና አማራ በትግራይ ላይ የከፈቱት የዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነት ዓላማ፤

ትግራይ እንዳትነሳ እና ከእነሱም ጋር እንዳትፎካከር ለማድረግ እንደሆነ ግልጽ ነው። የኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያኖች ለኦሮሞ የጣዖት አምላክት እየተሰዉ እንደሆኑ የሚሞቱ ክርስቲያኖች የስም ዝርዝር እና ቁጥር ይናገራል፤ የሚወድሙት ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናት እና ገዳማት ብዛትም ብዙ ይናገራሉ።

👉 ስለዚህ አሁን ኦሮሞዎች የራሳቸውን የተለየ ክልል እንዲያገኙ ለማስቻል ስንት ክርስቲያን ትግራዋያን መስዋእት መሆን አለባቸው? የሚለው ጥያቄ ነው መጠየቅ ያለበት!

የዘር ማጥፋት እንደሆነ ፈረንጆቹ በደንብ ያውቁታል፤ ግን እዚህም እዚያም እያሉ አልፎ አልፎ ስለ ጉዳዩ ከማውራት በቀር ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አደጋ እስካልደረሰበት ድረስ ምንም እርምጃ አይወስዱም። እርምጃ የማይወስዱበት ዋናው ምክኒያት ጥቁሮች እርስበርስ እንዲተላለቁና የሕዝብ ቁጥራቸውን እንዲቀንሱ ይሻሉ በሌላ በኩል ዘረኝነት፣ ጥላቻና የዘር ማጥፋት ባሕል የነጮች ብቻ እንዳለሆነ ከስሜታዊነትና ከመንፈሳዊነት አንጻር ለዓለም ማስመስከሩን በጣም ይፈልጉታል። እግዚአብሔር አየደርገውም እንጂ አሁን በትግራይ ጭፍጨፋው ሙሉ በሙሉ ቢካሄድ በጅምላ ጭፍጨፋና የዘር ማጥፋት የሚታወቁት እንደ ቱርክ፣ ጀርመን፣ ጣልያን፣ ቤልጂም ያሉ ሃገራትና ሕዝቦች “እፎይ! ያው ጥቁሮቹ አማራዎችና ኦሮሞዎችም እንደኛ አረመኔዎች፣ ገዳዮችና ጨፍጫፊዎች ነበሩ፤ አሁን ብቻችንን ወደ ሲዖል አንወርድም፤” በማለት ለጊዜውም ቢሆን ሸክማቸውን ለማውረድ ይፈልጋሉ።

❖❖❖ ትክክለኛዎቹ ተዋሕዷውያንን + ትግራዋያን (ኤርትራውያንን ጨምሮ) ባፋጣኝ ማድረግ ያለብን 🔥 ኢሳያስ አፈወርቂን በእሳት መጥረግ ነው። ከዚያ አዲስ አበባ ያለውን ሰይጣን ዘልዝለን ለውሻ እንሰጥዋለን። ❖❖❖

Genocide?

Of course! In fact, it’s more than at risk, then there is a genocide, a genocide against Orthodox Tewahedo Christiantiy, against Orthodox Christians. For the obvious reason, today the right questions should be asked as follows:

The purpose of the Oromo & Amhara-led genocidal war against Tigray is to prevent Tigray from rising up & competing with them.

List of Tigrayan Martyrs who were/are slaughtered these past six months tells us that they are all Christians. Orthodox Churches and Monasteries are attacked with deadly frequency.

👉 Orthodox Christians are being sacrificed to the Oromo Pagan gods How many Christian Tigrayans should be sacrificed in order to enable the Oromos get their own separate state/ Republic?

Is Ethiopia at Risk of Genocide?

Over the course of six days in November 2020, Ethiopian government forces and allies executed two hundred civilians in Adi Hageray, a town in Ethiopia’s Tigrayi region. Eyewitnesses report indiscriminate house-by-house killings, with victims ranging from children to ninety-year-olds.

Standing alone, this atrocity deserves international outrage – but in reality, the Addi Hageray massacre is just one tragedy within an ongoing war that has killed over 50,000 civilians and involved over 150 mass killings since November.

Is Ethiopia heading towards genocide in Tigrayi? Some experts think so, with one describing events in Tigrayi as “literally genocide by decree.” While it is difficult to predict exactly where the violence in Tigrayi will lead, there are three reasons the international community should be concerned that Ethiopia is on the path to genocide: the country’s history of conflict, ethnonationalist ideologies, and unsteady democratic institutions.

First, there is an ongoing war and a legacy of war in the country, which has been almost continuously in conflict since the 1960s. War legitimates violence and activates agencies that specialize in violence to use it as a protective measure. Further, fear and threats experienced during war weaken the appeal of moderates, as they become more easily overpowered by extremists who can leverage fear to create support for genocidal policies. For instance, the fear generated by the First World War contributed to convincing the Ottomans that it was time to eliminate the existential threat of the Armenian ethnic group. This was a crucial precursor to the Armenian genocide. As the conflict in Tigrayi persists and expands, Ethiopian extremists may find it easier to foster support for the idea that eliminating the ethnic group that is involved in the unrest is a palatable solution to the problem.

Second, exclusionary nationalist ideologies pervade political and cultural life, primarily through ethnonationalism. These ideologies can help leaders make claims about who is a “legitimate” Ethiopian based on ethnic identity and afford fewer rights to any “illegitimate” people. These ideologies also affect how leaders perceive and interpret threats – such as the Tigrayi uprising – and thus affect how they choose to respond, sometimes making violence seem like a more acceptable choice. Ethiopia’s constitutional right to self-determination and secession has contributed to ethnonationalism among its over eighty ethnic groups, as has its model of “ethnic federalism” which maintains a single state while allowing autonomy for ethnic groups.

Third, one of the single biggest predictors of genocide is the lack of democracy. Democratic institutions constrain executive power, which tends to limit the escalation of conflict and restrain leaders from implementing extremely violent policies. Democracies can also better protect minority rights through the voting process, including the rights of a minority ethnic group like the Tigrayians. Further, true democracies are more likely to have free private media which can record ongoing events and assist in holding their leaders accountable to human rights laws. Ethiopia has been a “democracy” since the early 1990s but has been plagued by repression, intimidation, violence, and fraud. Democracy only prevents violence if Ethiopians depend upon these institutions for conflict resolution, but the country’s history does not suggest that an aggrieved group like the Tigrayians will rely on democratic institutions to address their concerns instead of turning to violence.

Even with clear warning signs, the international community is often hesitant to intervene in preventing atrocities. However, there are a number of less invasive steps countries can take.

At the very least, nations can use sanctions to restrain violent actors with economic incentives, heightening the costs of continued instability. Tigrayi is a significant mining and manufacturing region, and the conflict could cost Ethiopia $20 million in exports. Further, economic expansion has been central to Prime Minister Ahmed’s platform, as he strives to transition Ethiopia from a “developmental state” model to an industrial economy. With COVID-19 already derailing much of Ahmed’s economic efforts, Ahmed seems incentivized to scale back conflict rather than escalate. Nations can seize this opportunity by meeting the escalation of violence with economic repercussions.

Further, the international community can place eyes on the ground to provide accurate reporting and break the communications blackout. Not only will this provide nations with better information to inform their responses to the conflict, but it will also assist in the long-run pursuit of justice for victims.

International actors can also demand access for humanitarian agencies to distribute resources, in response to nightmarish accounts of famine and weaponized hunger. Anything less than a demand for basic resource distribution amounts to allowing the violation of Ethiopian human rights.

Since the Second World War, the international community has had a mantra around genocide: “never again.” The Tigrayian conflict is set to test the strength of the global commitment to this ideal.

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