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It Was Another Perfect Moment Until Pride & Prejudice Reigned

Posted by addisethiopia on March 22, 2017

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels St. Augustine

When Being Right is Wrong: The Deadly Sin of Pride

There is a little poem by e.e.cummings which contains a line, “even on a sunday may I be wrong, for whenever men are right they are not young.” The poet is being paradoxically playful to make a point. When we are always right about everything we have not only lost the innocence of youth, but we are also guilty of the most basic sin of all, the deadly sin of pride. Pride is best understood as being right at all costs.

Some of the problems we think of as pride are really the symptoms of pride. We consider an arrogant person to be proud, but arrogance is one of the outward signs of pride. A person who displays his achievement or wealth, struts his good looks or brags about his victories is displaying the symptoms of pride, but pride is a much deeper problem and its symptoms can be seen in many other less obvious ways. A person who insists on arguing his point and will not listen to anyone else is proud. A person who simply assumes that he is right in his opinions is proud even though he may not strut or be arrogant. A person who can never be corrected, who is always defensive, who always has an excuse or always blames another person is proud because they cannot be wrong. Ever. At all.

In religious circles a person who is self righteous is proud. Now it gets tricky because a person who appears very humble and pious might, beneath the surface, be very proud of their piety and religious knowledge. At this point we have to laugh at ourselves. “What? You mean I am proud of being humble?” It’s true, some of the most incorrigibly proud people appear to be self effacing, obedient and pious souls.

This is why pride is so deadly, because it is the one sin that hides itself so effectively. The proud person, by very definition, does not realize he is proud. If he realized he was proud he would repent, but it is pride which keeps him from seeing that he is wrong or sinful in any way. Pride is a very difficult sin to do anything about because the proud person will even go so far as to admit that he is proud, and that makes him even more “right” than he was before!

What a subtle, lying, deceitful and insidious sin pride is! No wonder it is called “the first sin”. No wonder it is the first and most terrible sin of Satan who is the Father of Lies. Is pride deadly? Yes. It is deadly like a poisoned apple. It is deadly like a smiling murderer. Pride kills because the proud person cannot stand others who disagree. Not only does the proud person have to be right, but as their pride grows they must also destroy everyone else who is wrong. They cannot allow an enemy to remain. The proud person may not kill literally, but they kill reputations through gossip and detraction. They kill good will through hatred and recrimination. They kill charity through revenge and nursing a grudge. They kill friendship through arrogance, indifference to others and lack of compassion.

Humility counters pride. The word “humility” is derived from the same root as humor and “humus” which means “earth.” A humble person is down to earth. A humble person has a good sense of humor. Most of all, the humble person knows his failures, faults and foibles. He knows himself and can laugh at himself. e.e.cummings ends the poem by saying ruefully, “there’s never been quite such a fool who could fail, pulling all the sky over him with one smile.”

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World Cities With The Best Quality Of Life In The World 2017

Posted by addisethiopia on March 20, 2017

Every year Mercer, one of the world’s largest HR consultancy firms, releases its Quality of Living Index, which looks at which cities provide the best quality of life.

The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to help multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer.

London and New York do not make it anywhere near the top of the list.

Looking at 450 cities across the world, Mercer takes into account the following metrics to judge which cities made the list for the best quality of life:

  • Political and social environment (political stability, crime, law enforcement)
  • Economic environment (currency-exchange regulations, banking services)
  • Socio-cultural environment (media availability and censorship, limitations on personal freedom)
  • Medical and health considerations (medical supplies and services, infectious diseases, sewage, waste disposal, air pollution)
  • Schools and education (standards and availability of international schools)
  • Public services and transportation (electricity, water, public transportation, traffic congestion)
  • Recreation (restaurants, theatres, cinemas, sports and leisure)
  • Consumer goods (availability of food/daily consumption items, cars)
  • Housing (rental housing, household appliances, furniture, maintenance services)
  • Natural environment (climate, record of natural disasters)

Mercer made a list of 230 countries

Vienna tops Mercer’s 19th quality of living ranking

Infrastructure is pivotal in determining quality of living for expats and cities

Vienna ranks highest for quality of living for the 8th year in a row

Singapore ranks first for city infrastructure. UK’s highest ranked city, London, ranks 40th for quality of living, 6th for infrastructure

Despite increased political and financial volatility in Europe, many of its cities offer the world’s highest quality of living and remain attractive destinations for expanding business operations and sending expatriates on assignment, according to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey. City infrastructure, ranked separately this year, plays an important role when multinationals decide where to establish locations abroad and send expatriate workers. Easy access to transportation, reliable electricity, and drinkable water are all important considerations when determining hardship allowances based on differences between a given assignee’s home and host locations.

Economic instability, social unrest, and growing political upheaval all add to the complex challenge multinational companies face when analysing quality of living for their expatriate workforce,” said Ilya Bonic, senior partner and president of Mercer’s Career business. “For multinationals and governments it is vital to have quality of living information that is accurate, detailed, and reliable. It not only enables these employers to compensate employees appropriately, but it also provides a planning benchmark and insights into the often-sensitive operational environment that surrounds their workforce.

In uncertain times, organisations that plan to establish themselves and send staff to a new location should ensure they get a complete picture of the city, including its viability as a business location and its attractiveness to key talent,” Mr Bonic added.

Vienna occupies first place for overall quality of living for the 8th year running, with the rest of the top-ten list mostly filled by European cities: Zurich is in second place, with Munich (4), Dusseldorf (6), Frankfurt (7), Geneva (8), Copenhagen (9), and Basel, a newcomer to the list, in 10th place. The only non-European cities in the top ten are Auckland (3) and Vancouver (5). The highest ranking cities in Asia and Latin America are Singapore (25) and Montevideo (79), respectively.

Mercer’s survey also includes a city infrastructure ranking that assesses each city’s supply of electricity, drinking water, telephone and mail services, and public transportation as well as traffic congestion and the range of international flights available from local airports. Singapore tops the city infrastructure ranking, followed by Frankfurt and Munich both in 2nd place. Baghdad (230) and Port au Prince (231) rank last for city infrastructure.

Mercer’s authoritative survey is one of the world’s most comprehensive and is conducted annually to enable multinational companies and other organisations to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments. In addition to valuable data, Mercer’s Quality of Living surveys provide hardship premium recommendations for over 450 cities throughout the world; this year’s ranking includes 231 of these cities.

The success of foreign assignments is influenced by issues such as ease of travel and communication, sanitation standards, personal safety, and access to public services,” said Slagin Parakatil, Principal at Mercer and responsible for its quality of living research. “Multinational companies need accurate and timely information to help calculate fair and consistent expatriate compensation – a real challenge in locations with a compromised quality of living.”

Mr Parakatil added, “A city’s infrastructure, or rather the lack thereof, can considerably affect the quality of living that expatriates and their families experience on a daily basis. Access to a variety of transport options, being connected locally and internationally, and access to electricity and drinkable water are among the essential needs of expatriates arriving in a new location on assignment. A well-developed infrastructure can also be a key competitive advantage for cities and municipalities trying to attract multinational companies, talent, and foreign investments.” 

Europe

Even with political and economic turbulence, Western European cities continue to enjoy some of the highest quality of living worldwide. Still in the top spot, Vienna is followed by Zurich (2), Munich (4), Dusseldorf (6), Frankfurt (7), Geneva (8), Copenhagen (9), and a newcomer to the list, Basel (10). In 69th place, Prague is the highest ranking city in Central and Eastern Europe, followed by Ljubljana (76) and Budapest (78). Most European cities remained stable in the ranking, with the exception of Brussels (27), dropping six places because of terrorism-related security issues, and Rome (57), down four places due to its waste-removal issues. Finally, Istanbul fell from 122nd to 133rd place as a result of the severe political turmoil in Turkey during the past year. The lowest ranking cities in Europe are St. Petersburg and Tirana (both ranked 176), along with Minsk (189).

Western European cities also hold most of the top ten places in the city infrastructure ranking with Frankfurt and Munich jointly ranking 2nd worldwide, followed by Copenhagen (4) and Dusseldorf (5). London is in 6th place, and Hamburg and Zurich both rank 9th. Ranking lowest across Europe are Sarajevo (171) and Tirana (188).

Cities that rank high in the city infrastructure list provide a combination of top-notch local and international airport facilities, varied and extended coverage through their local transportation networks, and innovative solutions such as smart technology and alternative energy,” said Mr Parakatil. “Most cities now align variety, reliability, technology, and sustainability when designing infrastructure for the future.”

Americas

In North America, Canadian cities take the top positions in the ranking. Vancouver (5) is again the region’s highest ranking city for quality of living. Toronto and Ottawa follow in 16th and 18th place respectively, whereas San Francisco (29) is the highest ranking US city, followed by Boston (35), Honolulu (36), New York (44), and Seattle (45). High crime rates in Los Angeles (58) and Chicago (47) resulted in these cities dropping nine and four places respectively. Monterrey (110) is the highest ranking city in Mexico, while the country’s capital, Mexico City, stands in 128th position. In South America, Montevideo (79) ranks highest for quality of living, followed by Buenos Aires (93) and Santiago (95). La Paz (157) and Caracas (189) are the lowest ranking cities in the region.

For city infrastructure, Vancouver (in 9th place) also ranks highest in the region. It is followed by Atlanta and Montreal, tied in 14th place. Overall, the infrastructure of cities in Canada and the United States is of a high standard, including the airport and bus connectivity, the availability of clean drinking water, and the reliability of electricity supplies. Traffic congestion is a concern in cities throughout the whole region. Tegucigalpa (208) and Port-au-Prince (231) have the lowest scores for city infrastructure in North America. In 84th place, Santiago is the highest ranking South American city for infrastructure; La Paz (168) is the lowest.

Asia-Pacific

Singapore (25) remains the highest ranking city in the Asia-Pacific region, where there is great disparity in quality of living; Dushanbe (215) in Tajikistan ranks lowest. In Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur (86) follows Singapore; other key cities include Bangkok (131), Manila (135), and Jakarta (143). Five Japanese cities top the ranking for East Asia: Tokyo (47), Kobe (50), Yokohama (51), Osaka (60), and Nagoya (63). Other notable cities in Asia include Hong Kong (71), Seoul (76), Taipei (85), Shanghai (102), and Beijing (119). There is also considerable regional variation in the city infrastructure ranking. The highest-ranked city is Singapore (1), whereas Dhaka (214) is near the bottom of the list.

New Zealand and Australia continue to rank highly in quality of living: Auckland (3), Sydney (10), Wellington (15), and Melbourne (16) all remain in the top 20. However, when ranked for infrastructure, only Sydney (8) makes the top ten, with Perth (32), Melbourne (34), and Brisbane (37) also ranking well for infrastructure in Oceania. By and large, cities in Oceania enjoy good quality of living, though criteria such as airport connectivity and traffic congestion are among the factors that see them ranked lower in terms of city infrastructure.

Middle East and Africa

Dubai (74) continues to rank highest for quality of living across Africa and the Middle East, rising one position in this year’s ranking, followed closely by Abu Dhabi (79), which climbed three spots. Sana’a (229) in Yemen, Bangui (230) in the Central African Republic, and Baghdad (231) in Iraq are the region’s three lowest-ranked cities for quality of living.

Dubai also ranks highest for infrastructure in 51st place. Only five other cities in this region make the top 100, including Tel Aviv (56), Abu Dhabi (67), Port Louis (94), Muscat (97), and upcoming host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Doha in Qatar, which ranks 96th for infrastructure. Cities in African and Middle Eastern countries dominate the bottom half of the table for infrastructure, with Brazzaville (228) in the Republic of the Congo, Sana’a (229), and Baghdad (230) ranking the lowest.

Notes to Editors

Mercer produces worldwide quality-of-living rankings annually from its Worldwide Quality of Living Surveys. Individual reports are produced for each city surveyed. Moreover, comparative quality-of-living indexes between a base city and host city are available, as are multiple-city comparisons. Details are available from Mercer Client Services in Warsaw, at +48 22 434 5383 or at http://www.mercer.com/qualityofliving.

The data was largely analysed between September and November 2016, and it will be updated regularly to account for changing circumstances. In particular, the assessments will be revised to reflect significant political, economic, and environmental developments.The list of rankings is provided to media for reference, and should not be published in full. The top 10 and bottom 10 cities in either list may be reproduced in a table.

The information and data obtained through the Quality of Living reports are for information purposes only and are intended for use by multinational organisations, government agencies, and municipalities. They are not designed or intended for use as the basis for foreign investment or tourism. In no event will Mercer be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance of the results obtained through the use of, or the information or data contained in, the reports. While the reports have been prepared based upon sources, information, and systems believed to be reliable and accurate, they are provided on an “as-is” basis, and Mercer accepts no responsibility/liability for the validity/accuracy (or otherwise) of the resources/data used to compile the reports. Mercer and its affiliates make no representations or warranties with respect to the reports, and disclaim all express, implied and statutory warranties of any kind, including, representations and implied warranties of quality, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose.

Expatriates in Difficult Locations: Determining Appropriate Allowances and Incentives

Companies need to determine expatriate compensation packages rationally, consistently, and systematically using reliable data. Providing incentives to reward and recognise the effort that employees and their families make when taking on international assignments remains a typical practice, particularly for difficult locations.

Two common incentives include a quality-of-living allowance and a mobility premium:

§ A quality-of-living or “hardship” allowance compensates for a decrease in the quality of living between home and host locations.

§ A mobility premium simply compensates for the inconvenience of being uprooted and having to work in another country.

A quality-of-living allowance is typically location-related, while a mobility premium is usually independent of the host location. Some multinational companies combine these premiums, but the vast majority provides them separately.

Quality of Living: City Benchmarking

Mercer also helps municipalities to assess factors that can improve their quality of living rankings. In a global environment, employers have many choices about where to deploy their mobile employees and set up new business. A city’s quality of living can be an important variable for employers to consider.

Leaders in many cities want to understand the specific factors that affect their residents’ quality of living and address those issues that lower a city’s overall quality-of-living ranking. Mercer advises municipalities by using a holistic approach that addresses the goals of progressing towards excellence and attracting both multinational companies and globally mobile talent by improving the elements that are measured in its Quality of Living survey.

Mercer Hardship Allowance Recommendations

Mercer evaluates local living conditions in more than 450 cities surveyed worldwide. Living conditions are analysed according to 39 factors, grouped in 10 categories:

1. Political and social environment (political stability, crime, law enforcement, etc.).

2. Economic environment (currency exchange regulations, banking services).

3. Socio-cultural environment (media availability and censorship, limitations on personal freedom).

4. Medical and health considerations (medical supplies and services, infectious diseases, sewage, waste disposal, air pollution, etc.).

5. Schools and education (standards and availability of international schools).

6. Public services and transportation (electricity, water, public transportation, traffic congestion, etc.).

7. Recreation (restaurants, theatres, cinemas, sports and leisure, etc.).

8. Consumer goods (availability of food/daily consumption items, cars, etc.).

9. Housing (rental housing, household appliances, furniture, maintenance services).

10. Natural environment (climate, record of natural disasters).

The scores attributed to each factor, which are weighted to reflect their importance to expatriates, permit objective city-to-city comparisons. The result is a quality of living index that compares relative differences between any two locations evaluated. For the indices to be used effectively, Mercer has created a grid that enables users to link the resulting index to a quality of living allowance amount by recommending a percentage value in relation to the index.

My Note: I’m certain Addis Abeba would land in the top 10, if they took into account the metrics of Spiritual Life, Air Quality (Altitude + Sun, Light), Food Quality (Organic vs. Chemicals). Two days ago, I learned that a remote tribe living deep in the Amazon (Bolivia) is found to have the healthiest arteries ever studied. Does this tell us about quality of life? Do “rich” Northern Nations have enough money to paint their skies this BLUE?

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የኩፍኝ / ጉድፍ ክትባት ውስጥ ምን እንዳለ ብታውቁ ያንገሸግሻችኋል

Posted by addisethiopia on March 15, 2017

ኩፍኝ ወይም ጉድፍ ክትባት ንጥረ ነገሮች የሚከተሉት ናቸው፦
(Varicella – Varivax frozen
/ የቀዘቀዘው የኩፍኝ ክትባት)

  • Human Embryonic Lung Cell Cultures (የሰው ፅንሥ የሳንባ ሕዋሳት)
  • Guinea Pig Cell Cultures (የጊኒ አሳማ ሕዋሳት)
  • Human Diploid Cell Cultures (WI-38) (የሰው ዳይፕሎይድ ህዋሳት)
  • Human Diploid Cell Cultures (MRC-5) (የሰው ዳይፕሎይድ ህዋሳት)
  • Sucrose (ሱካር)
  • Hydrolyzed Gelatin (የኃይድሮ ጀላቲን)
  • Sodium Chloride (ሶዲየም ክሎራይድ)
  • Monosodium L-Glutamate (ሞኖሶዲየም ግሉታሜት / ጨው ነገር)
  • Sodium Phosphate Dibasic (ሶዲየም ፎስፌት የብረት አየኖች ወይም ጨው ተኪ)
  • Potassium Phosphate Monobasic (የፖታስየም ፎስፌት አንድወጥመሠረታዊነት)
  • Potassium Chloride (ፖታስየም ክሎራይድ)
  • Edta (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) (ሶዲየም ጨው ድብልቅ አሲድ / ኬሚካሎች)
  • Neomycin (ሰፋያለ አንቲቢኦቲክ)
  • Fetal Bovine Serum (ከጭኑ የከብቶች ሴረም)

በኩፍኝ መያዝ እንዴት መጥፎ ነገር ነው ከውርጃ ክሊኒኮች በተገኙ ሰብዓዊ የሳንባ ሕዋሳት፣ በሰው ሕዋስ መስመሮች እና ላም ሽል ክፍሎች ልጆች መርፌ ከመውጋት የበለጠ የሚከፋ ነገር ይኖራልን? እኛ ጋርማ ትልልቆች ሳይቀሩ ይህን ይወጋሉ። ይህ እጅግ በጣም የሚያንገሸግሽ ነው! በስንቱ መጡብን፡ ጃል?! ምን ዓይነት አስቀያሚ ዓለም ነው!

ምንጭ: CDC: [www.cdc.gov (secure)]

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USA: These Mutants Should Be Deported to Saudi Barbaria – Not Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia on March 15, 2017

Because they are not welcomed amymore, their time is up, they don’t belong there — these bloodsuckers brought nothing to Ethiopia but darkness, cruelty, wickedness, hatred, sadness, backwardness & parasitism

Father Imprisoned for Genital Cutting Is Deported to Ethiopia

A man who in 2006 became the first person in the United States to be convicted of female genital cutting was deported on Monday to his home country, Ethiopia, after serving 10 years in prison, federal authorities said.

The man, Khalid Adem, 41, used scissors to remove the clitoris of his 2-year-old daughter in his family’s Atlanta-area apartment in 2001, prosecutors in Gwinnett County, Ga., said. He was convicted of aggravated battery and cruelty to children. The case led to a state law prohibiting the practice, which was already prohibited by a federal law and is a common social ritual in parts of the world but is broadly condemned.

A young girl’s life has been forever scarred by this horrible crime,” Sean W. Gallagher, a field office director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in a statement on Tuesday. “The elimination of female genital mutilation/cutting has broad implications for the health and human rights of women and girls, as well as societies at large.”

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ከሲኦል ጋር ለመተዋወቅ ወደ አረብ አገር መሄድ አያስፈልግም

Posted by addisethiopia on March 11, 2017

ይገርማል፡ ወደ ራጉኤል ቤተክርስቲያን ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ነበር የሄድኩት፤

ይህች ቆንጆ ቤተክርስቲያን በሲኦል ተከብባለች። በአስቀያሚ የገባያ ቦታዎች፣ በመስጊዶች እና በቆሻሻዎች ነው የተከበበችው። የአካባቢው ሰው ቀዥቃዣነትና ስነምግባር አልባነት፣ የመስጊዱ ጩኽት፣ ጥቁር ድንኳን ለብሰው የሚሄዱት ሴቶች ብዛት፣ አቧራው፣ የቆሻሻው ሽታ፡ ከአካባቢው ቶሎ ውጡ ውጡ የሚያሰኝ ነው። ሁሉም ነገር ጭልምልም ያለ ነው!

እያጋነንኩ አይደልም፤ ልክ ራጉኤል ቤተክርስቲያን ቅጥር ግቢ ውስጥ ስገባ ያ ሁሉ መጥፎ ነገር እልም ብሎ ጠፋ፤ ብርሃኑ ፈካ ብሎ ይታያል፡ የሚገርም ነው! ተዓምር ነው! በአንድ ሰዓት ውስጥ የሲዖልን እና የመንግሥተ ሰማያትን የተለያዩ ተፈጥሮዎች ለመገንዘብ በቃሁ። ይህን ላሳዩኝ ቅዱሳን ምስጋና ይገባቸዋል።


በጅማ ዩኒቨርስቲ: በማዕተብ ጉዳይ ከመምህሩ ጋራ የተጋጨው ተማሪ ራሱን አጠፋ፤ መምህሩ ታሰረ፤ “ቤተ ክርስቲያን፥ የእምነት ነጻነታችንን ታስከብርልን”/ተማሪዎቹ/


  • መምህሩ፣ በተመሳሳይ ጥፋት በተወሰደበት የዲስፕሊን ርምጃ ተባርሮ የተመለሰ ነው፤
  • ኦርቶዶክሳውያን ተማሪዎች፣ የእምነት ነጻነታቸው እንዲከበር አቤቱታ አቅርበዋል፤
  • በነጻነት መማር አልቻልንም፤ የእምነት ነጻነታችን ይከበር፤ የሕግ ከለላ ይሰጠን!”

በጅማ ዩኒቨርስቲ መምህራን ኮሌጅ፣ የኹለተኛ ዓመት የእንግሊዝኛ ቋንቋ ተማሪ የነበረው ወጣት፣ በማዕተብ ጉዳይ ከመምህሩ ጋራ ተጋጭቶ የትምህርቱ ውጤት በመበላሸቱ ራሱን አጠፋ፡፡

ተስፋዬ ገመዳ የተባለው ተማሪው፣ የሥነ ልቡና ሳይንስ መምህሩ፣ በቡድን የሰጧቸውን የቤት ሥራ አዘጋጅተው በመድረክ ሊያቀርብ ሲል፣ መምህሩ፥በአንገትኽ ላይ ያደረግኽውን ማዕተብ አውልቅ ወይም ሸፍነው፤” ሲሉት ተማሪው፥ ይኼ የእምነቴ መግለጫ ነው፤ ያዘዙኝን ማድረግ አልችልም፤” የሚል ምላሽ እንደሰጣቸውና መምህሩም፥ ያዘዝኩኽን ማድረግ ካልቻልክ የሠራኸውንም ማቅረብ አትችልም፤” ስላሉት ከመድረኩ ወርዶ በእጁ የያዘውን የቡድን ሥራ ሪፖርት በብስጭት ቀድዶ መቀመጡን የዓይን እማኞች አስረድተዋል፡፡

በወቅቱ ተማሪው፣ ክፍለ ጊዜውን አቋርጦ መውጣቱንና ተመልሶ ሊገባ ሲል፣ መምህሩ፣ አትገባም ብለው እንደከለከሉት፤ ተማሪውም፣ ስሜታዊ ኾኖ ከመምህሩ ጋራ ለጠብ መጋበዙንና ሌሎች ተማሪዎች በመሀል ገብተው እንደገላገሏቸው፤ የኮሌጁ አካዳሚክ ዲን፣ በቦታው ተገኝተው ስለተጠፈረው ችግር ተማሪዎችን በመጠየቅ ጠቡን ማረጋጋታቸውን፣ እማኞቹ ለአዲስ አድማስ ተናግረዋል፡፡

በሌላ ቀን፣ ተማሪ ተስፋዬ እንደተለመደው፣ የሥነ ልቡና ትምህርቱን ለመከታተል ወደ ክፍል ሲገባ መምህሩ ከክፍል እንዳስወጡት፣ ለአካዳሚክ ዲኑ አቤቱታ ማቅረቡንና፣ የትምህርቱ የመጨረሻ ክፍለ ጊዜ ስለኾነ በቃ ተወው፤ በውጤትኽ ላይ ምንም ለውጥ አያመጣም፤” ብለው አረጋግተው እንደሸኙት የተማሪው የቅርብ ጓደኞች ገልጸዋል፡፡

በኋላም ለፈተናው የተቀመጠ ሲኾን፣ የተለጠፈው የፈተና ውጤት ግን No Grade’’/ምንም ውጤት የለም/ የሚል ስለነበረ፣ ወዲያው በንዴት ወደተከራየበት ቤት በማምራት በግቢው በሚገኝ የማንጎ ዛፍ ላይ ራሱን ሰቅሎ መግደሉን ጓደኞቹ አስረድተዋል፡፡

ፖሊስና የአካባቢው ኅብረተሰብ ከቦታው ደርሰው ከተሰቀለበት ሲያወርዱት፣ ነፍሱ ከሥጋው እንዳልተለየችና ወደ ሆስፒታል ይዘውት በማምራት ላይ ሳሉ ሕይወቱ ማለፉን ምንጮች አስታውቀዋል፡፡ አስከሬኑ፣ ማክሰኞ፣ የካቲት 28 ቀን 2009 .. መሸኘቱንና የቀብር ሥነ ሥርዓቱም፣ በትውልድ ስፍራው በሰሜን ምዕራብ ሸዋ ዞን፣ ደገሞ ወረዳ ከትላንት በስቲያ መፈጸሙን ለማወቅ ተችሏል፡፡

አስከሬኑን ለቤተ ሰዎቹ ያደረሱት መርማሪ ፖሊስ ዮሐንስ መገርሳ፣ ተማሪው ከመምህሩ ጋራ በመጣላቱ ራሱን እንዳጠፋ ጥርጣሬ መኖሩንና፣ የሆስፒታል የምርመራ ውጤት በመጠበቅ ላይ መኾኑን፤ ጉዳዩም ገና በመጣራት ላይ እንዳለ ለአዲስ አድማስ ገልጸዋል፡፡

[ተማሪው የደረሰበትን በደል ቀደም ብሎ ለጅማ ሀገረ ስብከትም በማስታወቅ እገዛ ጠይቆ እንደነበር ያወሱ ምንጮች፣ ጽ/ቤቱ ከትላንት በስቲያ ኃሙስ ጀምሮ ጉዳዩን እየተከታተለው መኾኑን ተናግረዋል፡፡

የዩኒቨርስቲው የኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ እምነት ተከታዮችም፣ የሃይማኖት ነጻነታቸው እንዲከበር የሚጠይቅ አቤቱታ ተፈራርመው፣ ለሀገረ ስብከቱ ጽ/ቤት አስገብተዋል፤ ለሚመለከታቸው የኮሌጁና የመንግሥት ሓላፊዎችም በየደረጃው እንደሚያደርሱ ተነግሯል፡፡

በአቤቱታቸው፥ ከዚኽም በፊት፣ በአጽዋማት ወቅት ሥርዓተ እምነታቸውን በአግባቡ እንዳይፈጽሙ በሴኩላሪዝምና በአካዳሚክ ነጻነት ስም የተደረገባቸውን አድልዎ በማካተትበነጻነት መማር አልቻልንም፤ ቤተ ክርስቲያን የእምነት ነጻነታችንን ታስከብርልን፤ የሕግ ከለላ ይሰጠን፤ ሲሉ ጠይቀዋል፡፡ ለሀገረ ስብከቱ የደረሰው አቤቱታ፣ በሊቀ ጳጳሱ ብፁዕ አቡነ እስጢፋኖስ አማካይነት፣ ከዞን እስከ ፌዴራል መንግሥት አካላት ድረስ እንደሚቀርብ ተገልጿል፤ የሟች ቤተሰብም በሕግ እንደሚጠይቅ ተጠቁሟል፡፡]

  • አካዳሚክ ዲኑ ግጭቱን ሲያጣሩ፣ መምህሩ፥ ሊደበድበኝ ነው፤ ብሎ ተማሪውን ከሦት ነበር፤ የክፍል ጓደኞቹን ሲጠይቁ ግን፥ ማዕተብኽን ካልበጠስክ፤ ብሎት በዚያ የተነሣ እንደኾነ ተረድተዋል፤ ጥፋቱም የመምህሩ እንደኾነ ነግረውና ይቅርታ ጠይቀው ልጁን አረጋግተውት ነበር፤ ከዚያ በኋላ በነበረ አንድ ክፍለ ጊዜ፣ ውጣ ብሎ እንዳይገባ ሲከለክለውም ለአካዳሚክ ዲኑ አስታውቋል፤ እርሳቸውም፣ ለኮርሱ፥ የመጨረሻ ክፍለ ጊዜ ነው፤ በሚል አባብለውታል፤ ፈተናውን ተፈትኖ ውጤቱን ሲያበላሽበትም ወደ አካዳሚክ ዲኑ ሊያመለክት ሔዶ ነበር፤ አላገኛቸውምና በየአንጻሩ፣ ለመምህሩ በሚታየው የአስተዳደሩ ከልክ ያለፈ
    መለሳለስ ምክንያት ነው የተበሳጨው፤
  • መምህሩ፣ ከዚኽም በፊት በተመሳሳይ የዲስፕሊን ችግር ከማስተማር ሥራው ተባርሮ የነበረ ሲኾን፣ በአንዳንድ ሓላፊዎች ልመና ከተመለሰ ገና አንድ ዓመቱ ነው፤ የአእምሮም እክል እንዳለበት ነው የሚነገረው፤ እብሪትም ይታይበታል፤ የዲኑ ቢሮ ገብቶ ወንበራቸው ላይ ተቀምጦ፣ ጸሐፊዋን፥ ከዚኽ በኋላ ማንም ሰው እንዳይገባ፤ ዲኑ እኔ ነኝ” የሚልበት ጊዜ አለ፤
  • ተማሪው ራሱን ባጠፋበት ቀን ምሽት፣ መምህሩ በቁጥጥር ሥር ውሎ በእስር ላይ ነው ያለው፤ አስከሬኑ በተሸኘበት ዕለትም፣ በዩኒቨርስቲው በር ላይ ተማሪዎች ቁጣቸውን ሲገልጹ የነበረ ሲኾን፣ ፖሊስ በአስለቃሽ ጢስ በትኗቸዋል፤ ማምሻውንም ከዐሥር የማያንሱቱ ከየዶርሚተራቸው እየተያዙ ተወስደዋል፤
  • ተማሪው ከመሞቱ በፊት ለጓደኞቹ አራት ጊዜ በተከታታይ ደውሎ ነበር፤ ወደሚግባባው ጎረቤት ባለሱቅም ሔዶ ነበር፤ አላገኛቸውም፤ ብሶቱን የሚተነፍስበትና የሚያናግረው ሰው እየፈለገ ነበር፤ በርግጥ፣ የንስሐ አባቱን በዚያኑ ቀን ጠዋት አግኝቷቸው፣ ከመምህሩ ጋራ መጋጨቱን ነግሯቸው፣ እንደ መንፈሳዊ አባት አጽናንተውት ነው ወደ ቅዳሴ የገቡት፤ ከጸሎተ ቅዳሴው ሲወጡ የተረዱት ግን አሳዛኝ ኅልፈቱን ነበር፡፡
  • በጅማ ዩኒቨርስቲ መምህራን ኮሌጅ፣ በእንግሊዝኛ ዲፓርትመንት፣ የኹለተኛ ዓመት ተማሪ የነበረው ተስፋዬ ገመዳ(ወስመ ጥምቀቱ ወልደ ገብርኤል)3.6 በላይ ድምር አጠቃላይ ውጤት ያለው ጎበዝ ኦርቶዶክሳዊ ወጣት ነበር፡፡

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Egypt & Sudan: They Drink Ethiopian Water + Eat Her Soil For Free, For Ages, Yet, They Declared War Against Our Christian Brothers and Sisters of Zion

Posted by addisethiopia on March 3, 2017

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Major Egyptian Christian Bishop Declares ‘We Christians Have Done All We Can To Forgive Our Persecutors But The Muslims Keep Butchering Us And Nobody Cares’

Bishop Anba Angaelos is episcopal head of the Coptic Church for the United Kingdom. In a scathing analysis of the situation in Egypt, he said that Christianity was being wiped out and that Christians have done all they can do to forgive their persecutors, but unless something is done they will be massacred at the hands of the Muslims:

At least 40 Coptic Christians have been killed in “targeted attacks” in Egypt over the last three months and many are being warned they must “leave or die,” a prominent Coptic bishop has said.

Coptic Bishop Anba Angaelos, the general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, issued a statement Tuesday decrying the escalating violence the Christian community in Egypt has faced over the last several weeks.

As The Christian Post has reported, there has been an ongoing series of murders of Christians and deliberate attacks on the Coptic community in recent weeks, some of which Islamic State militants in the Sinai Peninsula are believed to be responsible for.

Angaelos has said the number of Christians who’ve been murdered in recent attacks on the Coptic community is now up to 40 in just the last three months.

I have now drafted and redrafted this statement numerous times over the past weeks, wanting to say something about the deadly attacks experienced by Coptic Christians in Egypt on a daily basis. Yet every time I do, there seems to be a new and often more horrifying attack that needs to be addressed,” Angaelos wrote in a statement shared with CP. “In the past three months alone 40 Coptic Christians have been murdered in targeted attacks in Egypt.”

From the [Dec. 11] terrorist bombing on St. Peter’s Coptic Church in Cairo that claimed the lives of 29 mainly women and children, to the murders of individuals across the country since, the one common denominator is that these innocent children, women and men have had their lives brutally and tragically ended for no other reason except that they are Christians,” Angaelos said.

Incitement by terrorist groups that call for the killing of Christians in Egypt has spiralled over the past weeks to the extent that lists of churches and individuals have now been released as desirable targets,” Angaelos explained. “While persecution is nothing new for the Coptic community, this escalation of attacks over the past months, culminating in the most recent murders of seven Christians in Al-Arish, has resulted in the displacement of hundreds forced to leave their generations-old homes in North Sinai.”

These horrific attacks have gone largely unnoticed by the international community, but Copts continue to suffer tragic violations daily,” Angaelos added.

Angaelos asserted that crimes against Christians are “religiously motivated.” He points out that in many cases, extremists have circulated flyers in villages that tell Christians to “leave or die.”

Similar events have tragically occurred far too often over the past years, and there is unfortunately little deterrent to prevent them from reoccurring,” Angaelos added.

In our fast moving world that is filled with so much news of tragedy, war and death, it is all too easy for atrocities to become ‘incidents,’ and for individuals suffering them to become mere statistics, very quickly pushed aside by the next item of news,” he continued. “In the eyes of the perpetrators they are a viable target, and in the eyes of the world they become a regrettable phenomenon; yet what is actually left behind is traumatized individuals, families and communities that have lost loved ones, living the reality of themselves being targeted.”

Angaelos further emphasized that even though Copts in Egypt have faced persecution and atrocities, they have done their part to remain peaceful and forgive their persecutors.

After the destruction of over 100 places of Christian ministry and worship in August of 2013, the bombing of various churches across the country in the last decade, and the targeted killing of clergy, families, women and children, purely for their faith, the community and individuals within it remain non-violent and resilient,” he stressed. “Despite there being condemnation of these attacks by national government and authorities, there is yet to be a consistent robust and fair implementation of these same sentiments more regionally and locally.”(source)

The Bishop’s insightful comments align with our experience here at Shoebat.com through the Rescue Christians project. While it is good and ideal to try to keep Christians in their native lands, the reality is that these people do not have anything left for them in their native areas. Their homes have been destroyed and along with that the communities, economies, and social networks that make up any human society. Left without any means of sustenance and only able to rebuild based on what foreign money comes to them through donations in combination with the facts that they are isolated as minorities in a hostile Muslim-majority area and the peoples have been thoroughly demoralized and crippled by fear from the attacks, they are completely vulnerable and will be massacred as soon as a Muslim individual, group, or government decides to kill them for any reason.

As the Bishop has said, the Christians of Egypt and really, much of the Muslim world have faithfully done their part and more for keeping peace and trying to build a healthy relationship with their Muslim neighbors in spite of differences and have continued to do it even while they are being abused, cheated, tortured, and murdered. However, like the saying goes, “it takes two to tango”- the Christians can do anything and have all the hope in the world, but unless the Muslims are willing to do their part and reciprocate then nothing further can be done.

The decision that has been made by these Muslims and their governments is clear. Either they are unable to or they are unwilling to put forth a good faith effort to help the Christian peoples of their lands. Whatever the reason, the inaction of the Muslims to uphold their social responsibilities as human beings towards their fellow man is not an excuse for inaction and as we at Shoebat.com noted from our experiences, it is not the time to give the impression of offering help as a political cover for doing nothing. These people are the actual refugees who need to be relocated to the West and other areas because if they are not helped, they will die.

Christianity has survived for 14 centuries in Egypt, and while I do not want to simply “give up,” the fact is also that the welfare of these people come first. Buildings can be rebuilt, economies can be recreated, civilizations can be restored, even if it is a long and difficult process. However, lives cannot be restored once lost.

At the same time, this incident, while sad, is another reminder to Christians that in the struggle with Islam, Christians cannot simply “submit” to Islam because that is simply buying time before your inevitable death and destruction. Christianity has always been at war- a war against all evil for the salvation of the souls of men. In a war, there is no “middle ground”- there is a winner and a loser.

Christ has won the final battle through the cross, but the war for the souls of men will rage until the second coming. That said, it is why Christians must not only be prepared to suffer persecution and help the persecuted, but also to wage active war- spiritual and physical- against the wicked to seek to pervert and destroy God’s people. Just as the Christians of Egypt noted that they can do all they are able to but unless the Muslims are willing to reciprocate, nothing can happen, likewise the Christians can do all they can to be peaceful and avoid physical war with Islam and Muslims, but the fact is that such is as only as good as Muslims are willing to honor it, which they will only do so in as much as it is to their advantage before turning to physical war.

Prepare yourself accordingly, soul, mind and body, for as Islam rises in the West and Christianity becomes a hated religion more than it is already, the horrors of the old world will come full circle. Christians will have much to suffer for the sake of Christ, but they will also have to rise up and meet and defeat the Muslims in physical combat just as the Christians of old did for centuries.

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Egyptian Christians Warned to ‘Leave or Die’ as 40 Copts Killed in Last 3 Months

A New Genocide for Egypt’s Christians?

— Mama Merkel – Mother of Muslim Rapefugees Gives Egypt $500 million For The Systematic Extermination of Africans & Christians in The Desert

Sudan Has ‘Declared War Against Christians’ To Stop Them From Leading Muslims To Christ, Says Pastor

The Sudanese government has not officially announced it. However, a pastor who was once wrongfully imprisoned in the country has revealed that Khartoum has virtually “declared war against Christians.”

This is the reason why pastors are being locked up in jail and churches demolished in the Muslim-majority East African nation, according to the persecution watchdog group International Christian Concern (ICC).

On behalf of The Christian Post, the ICC’s East Africa team interviewed Pastor Michael Yat, one of the pastors who have suffered imprisonment in Sudan for their faith.

Yat told the ICC team that when he travelled to Khartoum to take up a new assignment with the South Sudan Evangelical Presbyterian Church in 2014, “little did I know that Sudan had declared war against Christians.”

Thus, on the second day he preached at a church in Khartoum, Yat was arrested and thrown in jail, where he was held for nine months.

Yat explained the reason why the Sudanese government hated Christians, especially those who can speak Arabic. He said it’s because the regime of President Omar al-Bashir is fearful that Christians “can easily reach out to the Muslims and win them to Christ.”

A number of pastors are still languishing in Sudanese prisons reportedly on trumped-up national security charges. One of them, the Rev. Hassan Abduraheem, is the subject of a global release petition made by The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). Abduraheem has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his faith.

destroying a sign indicating Muslim ownership of a school called the Evangelical School of Sudan, according to The Christian Post.

The al-Bashir government has ordered the demolition of numerous churches, with at least 25 church buildings demolished last month alone.

Sudanese authorities also continue to harass Christian church congregants and threaten foreign Christians with expulsion, ICC said.

ecuting country in the world on its 2017 World Watch List.

Sudan has been on Open Doors’ World Watch List since 1993 and has almost always been ranked in the top 20 over the years.

The Christian persecution watchdog states that the persecution of Christians in Sudan “is systematic and reminiscent of ethnic cleansing.”

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Selected Comment:

The lying snakes of Islam and their western enablers and apologists cry the blues when a Muslim over here gets a dirty look, or a piece of bacon put on a doorknob. They run to the media with fake “Islamophobia” and Hijab hoaxes, and claim how the Muslim community lives in “fear” from Donald Trump supporters, or they are made uncomfortable on a campus.

Boo effing hoo. You are all liars. Every day around and throughout the Islamic world this crap goes on as a matter of rule, not exception. The same Islam that creates this in Egypt and Pakistan is the same Islam found in every western Mosque. We are now seeing the effects of mass Muslim immigration to Europe and what really happens when their numbers increase beyond a small little minority. This is why the Islamic world declined from about A.D. 1100. The Golden Age is a myth. Anything that occurred during this time was in spite of Islam, not because of it. Like the suffocating Burka that restricts the free expression and movement of Muslim women, Islam itself does this to the mind. Keeping out the rays of light of knowledge beyond the Koran and Hadith.

The Muslim world has created nothing that contributes to the advancement of civilization. It is a destroyer of culture, language, free expression, thought and speech, free enquiry, reason and logic. Everything is to be subordinated to Islam. Is it any wonder that it has found an enabler in Leftism? Just as the socialist regimes of fascism and communism prohibit with extreme prejudice anything that threatens it from within, the same can be found in Islam’s Koran and Hadith. Islam has been kept alive through threats and violence; actual or implied. The draconian punishment of death for apostasy, blasphemy or insulting the prophet of Islam has cowed its followers into submission since its early beginnings. Just as surely as any dictator of the 20th century.

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Hating Valentine’s – Why Islamists And The Radical Left Loathe The Day Of Love.

Posted by addisethiopia on February 15, 2017

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Today, February 14, is Valentine’s Day, the sacred day that intimate companions mark to celebrate their love and affection for one another. If you’re thinking about making a study of how couples celebrate this day, the Muslim world and the milieus of the radical Left are not the places you should be spending your time. Indeed, it’s pretty hard to outdo Islamists and “progressives” when it comes to the hatred of Valentine’s Day. And this hatred is precisely the territory on which the contemporary romance between the Left and Islamic Supremacism is formed.

The train is never late: every year that Valentine’s comes around, the Muslim world erupts with ferocious rage, with its leaders doing everything in their power to suffocate the festivity that comes with the celebration of private romance. Imams around the world thunder against Valentine’s every year — and the celebration of the day itself is literally outlawed in Islamist states.

This year, for example, the Islamabad High Court in Pakistan banned the celebration of Valentine’s Day in public places, and at an official level, and prohibited all electronic and print media from covering any festivities or mentioning of the occasion. Several cities across Muslim-majority Indonesia, meanwhile, banned people from celebrating the day. In the city of Surabaya, a group of school students, which included many girls wearing the hijab, denounced Valentine’s Day. In Muslim-dominant Malaysia, the group The National Muslim Youth Association directed females not to use emoticons and perfume in a pre-Valentine’s Day message.

Last year, Pakistan also banned Valentine’s Day, calling it an “insult” to Islam and warning that “strict” action against anyone daring to celebrate the day in any part of Islamabad. In the past, Valentine’s Day activities were disrupted by Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan’s main religious party, but in the last two years the state and court now get involved to ban celebration of the day. Back on Valentine’s Day in Pakistan in 2013, supporters of Jamat-e-Islami took to the streets in Peshawar to vehemently denounce the Day of Love. Demonizing it as “un-Islamic,” the Muslim protestors shouted that the day had “spread immodesty in the world.” Shahzad Ahmed, the local leader of the student wing of Jamat-e-Islami, declared that the organization will not “allow” any Valentine’s Day functions, warning that if Pakistani law enforcement did not prevent Pakistanis from holding such functions, that the Jamat-e-Islami would stop them “in our own way.” Khalid Waqas Chamkani, a leader in Jamat-e-Islami, calls Valentine’s a “shameful day.”

These Islamist forces in Pakistan cannot, of course, completely succeed in preventing couples from showing love to each other on this special day, and so many Pakistanis still cryptically celebrate Valentine’s Day and exchange presents in secret.

In Iran, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia last year, and as always, Valentine’s Day was outlawed. Under the Islamic regime in Iran, for instance, any sale or promotion of Valentine’s Day related items, including the exchange of gifts, flowers and cards, is illegal. The Iranian police consistently warn retailers against the promotion of Valentine’s Day celebrations.

Over the years, Islamic religious leaders and officials in Malaysia have warned Muslims against celebrating Valentine’s Day. In Saudi Arabia, the morality police outlaw the sale of all Valentine’s Day items, forcing shopkeepers to remove any red items, because the day is considered a Christian holiday.

Malaysia and Saudi Arabia are carrying the torch for the Indonesian Ulema Council in Dumai, Riau, and for the Education, Youth and Sport Agency in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, both of which issue a dire warning each year to people against celebrating Valentine’s Day, stating that the Day of Love “is against Islam.” This is because, as the Indonesian Ulema Council 2011 judgment explained, Valentine’s Day takes young people into a “dark world.”

Malaysia’s State mufti chief assistant Mat Jais Kamos always keeps his mind focused on that dark world and so, in 2014, a few days before Valentine’s Day, he ordered young people to stay clear of celebrating the Day of Love: “The celebration emphasizes the relationship between two individuals rather than the love between family members or married couples,” he affirmed, and department officials backed up his command by distributing leaflets to remind Muslims of the 2006 ban on Valentine’s Day issued by the state fatwa council. In Islamic Uzbekistan, meanwhile, several universities habitually make sure that students actually sign contracts promising not to celebrate Valentine’s.

All these Islamic outcries against Valentine’s Day reflect myriad other efforts to suffocate the day of love throughout the Muslim War. For instance, in Aceh province in Indonesia every year, Muslim clerics issue stern warnings to Muslims against observing Valentine’s Day. Tgk Feisal, general secretary of the Aceh Ulema Association (HUDA), has stated that “It is haram for Muslims to observe Valentine’s Day because it does not accord with Islamic Sharia.” He has stressed that the government must watch out for youths participating in Valentine’s Day activities in Aceh. One can only imagine what happens to the guilty parties.

As mentioned, the Saudis consistently punish the slightest hint of celebrating Valentine’s Day. The Kingdom and its religious police always officially issue a stern warning that anyone caught even thinking about Valentine’s Day will suffer some of the most painful penalties of Sharia Law. Daniel Pipes has documented how the Saudi regime takes a firm stand against Valentine’s every year and how the Saudi religious police monitor stores selling roses and other gifts.

Christian overseas workers living in Saudi Arabia from the Philippines and other countries always take extra precautions, heeding the Saudis’ warning to them specifically to avoid greeting anyone with the words “Happy Valentine’s Day” or exchanging any gift that reeks of romance. A spokesman for a Philippine workers group has commented:

We are urging fellow Filipinos in the Middle East, especially lovers, just to celebrate their Valentine’s Day secretly and with utmost care.

The Iranian despots, meanwhile, as mentioned above, consistently try to make sure that the Saudis don’t outdo them in annihilating Valentine’s Day. Iran’s “morality” police sternly order shops to remove heart-and-flower decorations and images of couples embracing on this day — and anytime around this day.

Typical of this whole pathology in the Islamic world was a development witnessed back on February 10, 2006, when activists of the radical Kashmiri Islamic group Dukhtaran-e-Millat (Daughters of the Community) went on a rampage in Srinagar, the main city of the Indian portion of Kashmir. Some two dozen black-veiled Muslim women stormed gift and stationery shops, burning Valentine’s Day cards and posters showing couples together.

In the West, meanwhile, leftist feminists are not to be outdone by their Islamist allies in reviling — and trying to exterminate — Valentine’s Day. Throughout many Women’s Studies Programs on American campuses, for instance, you will find the demonization of this day, since, as the disciples of Andrea Dworkin angrily explain, the day is a manifestation of how capitalist and homophobic patriarchs brainwash and oppress women — and push them into spheres of powerlessness.

As an individual who spent more than a decade in academia, I was privileged to witness this war against Valentine’s Day up close and personal. Feminist icons like Jane Fonda, meanwhile, help lead the assault on Valentine’s Day in society at large. As David Horowitz has documented, Fonda has led the campaign to transform this special day into “V-Day” (“Violence against Women Day”) — which is, when it all comes down to it, a day of hate, featuring a mass indictment of men.

So what exactly is transpiring here? What explains this hatred of Valentine’s Day by leftist feminists and Islamists? And how and why does it serve as the sacred bond that brings the Left and Islam together into its feast of hate?

The core issue at the foundation of this phenomenon is that Islam and the radical Left both revile the notion of private love, a non-tangible and divine entity that draws individuals to each other and, therefore, distracts them from submitting themselves to a secular deity.

The highest objective of both Islam and the radical Left is clear: to shatter the sacred intimacy that a man and a woman can share with one another, for such a bond is inaccessible to the order. History, therefore, demonstrates how Islam, like Communism, wages a ferocious war on any kind of private and unregulated love. In the case of Islam, the reality is epitomized in its monstrous structures of gender apartheid and the terror that keeps it in place. Indeed, female sexuality and freedom are demonized and, therefore, forced veiling, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, honor killings and other misogynist monstrosities become mandatory parts of the sadistic paradigm.

The puritanical nature of totalist systems (whether Fascist, Communist, or Islamist) is another manifestation of this phenomenon. In Stalinist Russia, sexual pleasure was portrayed as unsocialist and counter-revolutionary. More recent Communist societies have also waged war on sexuality — a war that Islam, as we know, wages with similar ferocity. These totalist structures cannot survive in environments filled with self-interested, pleasure-seeking individuals who prioritize devotion to other individual human beings over the collective and the state. Because the leftist believer viscerally hates the notion and reality of personal love and “the couple,” he champions the enforcement of totalitarian puritanism by the despotic regimes he worships.

The famous twentieth-century novels of dystopia, Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, George Orwell’s 1984, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, all powerfully depict totalitarian society’s assault on the realm of personal love in its violent attempt to dehumanize human beings and completely subject them to its rule. In Zamyatin’s We, the earliest of the three novels, the despotic regime keeps human beings in line by giving them license for regulated sexual promiscuity, while private love is illegal. The hero breaks the rules with a woman who seduces him — not only into forbidden love but also into a counterrevolutionary struggle. In the end, the totality forces the hero, like the rest of the world’s population, to undergo the Great Operation, which annihilates the part of the brain that gives life to passion and imagination, and therefore spawns the potential for love. In Orwell’s 1984, the main character ends up being tortured and broken at the Ministry of Truth for having engaged in the outlawed behavior of unregulated love. In Huxley’s Brave New World, promiscuity is encouraged — everyone has sex with everyone else under regime rules, but no one is allowed to make a deep and independent private connection.

Yet as these novels demonstrate, no tyranny’s attempt to turn human beings into obedient robots can fully succeed. There is always someone who has doubts, who is uncomfortable, and who questions the secular deity — even though it would be safer for him to conform like everyone else. The desire that therefore overcomes the instinct for self-preservation is erotic passion. And that is why love presents such a threat to the totalitarian order: it dares to serve itself. It is a force more powerful than the all-pervading fear that a totalitarian order needs to impose in order to survive. Leftist and Muslim social engineers, therefore, in their twisted and human-hating imaginations, believe that the road toward earthly redemption (under a classless society or Sharia) stands a chance only if private love and affection is purged from the human condition.

This is exactly why, forty years ago, as Peter Collier and David Horowitz demonstrate in Destructive Generation, the Weather Underground not only waged war against American society through violence and mayhem, but also waged war on private love within its own ranks. Bill Ayers, one of the leading terrorists in the group, argued in a speech defending the campaign:

Any notion that people can have responsibility for one person, that they can have that ‘out’ — we have to destroy that notion in order to build a collective; we have to destroy all ‘outs,’ to destroy the notion that people can lean on one person and not be responsible to the entire collective.

Thus, the Weather Underground destroyed any signs of monogamy within its ranks and forced couples, some of whom had been together for years, to admit their “political error” and split apart. Like their icon Margaret Mead, they fought the notions of romantic love, jealousy, and other “oppressive” manifestations of one-on-one intimacy and commitment. This was followed by forced group sex and “national orgies,” whose main objective was to crush the spirit of individualism. This constituted an eerie replay of the sexual promiscuity that was encouraged (while private love was forbidden) in We, 1984, and Brave New World.

It becomes completely understandable, therefore, why leftist believers were so inspired by the tyrannies in the Soviet Union, Communist China, Communist North Vietnam and many other countries. As sociologist Paul Hollander has documented in his classic Political Pilgrims, fellow travelers were especially enthralled with the desexualized dress that the Maoist regime imposed on its citizens. This at once satisfied the leftist’s desire for enforced sameness and the imperative of erasing attractions between private citizens. As I have demonstrated in United in Hate, the Maoists’ unisex clothing finds its parallel in fundamentalist Islam’s mandate for shapeless coverings to be worn by both males and females. The collective “uniform” symbolizes submission to a higher entity and frustrates individual expression, mutual physical attraction, and private connection and affection. And so, once again, the Western leftist remains not only uncritical, but completely supportive of — and enthralled in — this form of totalitarian puritanism.

This is precisely why leftist feminists today do not condemn the forced veiling of women in the Islamic world; because they support everything that forced veiling engenders. It should be no surprise, therefore, that Naomi Wolf finds the hijab “sexy”. And it should be no surprise that Oslo Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Unni Wikan, found a solution for the high incidence of Muslims raping Norwegian women: the rapists must not be punished, but Norwegian women must veil themselves.

Valentine’s Day is a “shameful day” for the Muslim world and for the radical Left. It is shameful because private love is considered obscene, since it threatens the highest of values: the need for a totalitarian order to attract the complete and undivided attention, allegiance and veneration of every citizen. Love serves as the most lethal threat to the tyrants seeking to build Sharia and a classless utopia on earth, and so these tyrants yearn for the annihilation of every ingredient in man that smacks of anything that it means to be human.

And so perhaps it is precisely on reflecting yesterday’s Valentine’s Day that we are reminded of the hope that we can realistically have in our battle with the ugly and pernicious Unholy Alliance that seeks to destroy our civilization.

This day reminds us that we have a weapon, the most powerful arsenal on the face of the earth, in front of which despots and terrorists quiver and shake, and sprint from in horror into the shadows of darkness, desperately avoiding its piercing light.

That arsenal is love

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And no Maoist Red Guard or Saudi Islamo-Fascist cop ever stamped it out — no matter how much they beat and tortured their victims. And no al-Qaeda jihadist in Pakistan or Feminazi on any American campus will ever succeed in suffocating it, no matter how ferociously they lust to disinfect man of who and what he is.

Love will prevail.

Long Live Valentine’s Day.

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The West’s Real Bigotry: Rejecting Persecuted Christians

Posted by addisethiopia on February 8, 2017

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“Unfortunately, the West has rejected the idea of solidarity with the Christians of the Middle East, prioritizing diplomacy based on oil interests and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Thus, the United States, Britain, and France have largely ignored the persecutions of the Christians of Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, and Sudan, while rushing to save the oil-rich Muslim states of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait…” — Hannibal Travis, Professor of Law, 2006.

Indigenous Christians in Iraq and Syria have not only been exposed to genocide at the hands of the Islamic State and other Islamist groups, but also their applications for immigration to Western countries have been put on the back-burner by, shamefully but not surprisingly, the UN.

When one brings up the issue of Western states taking in Muslim migrants from Syria and Iraq without vetting them for jihadist ties, while leaving behind the Christian and Yazidi victims of jihadists, one is accused of being “bigoted” or “racist”. But the real bigotry is abandoning the persecuted and benign Middle Eastern Christians and Yazidis, the main victims of the ongoing genocides in Syria and Iraq.

The German government is also rejecting applications for asylum of Christian refugees and deporting them unfairly, according to a German pastor.

Nearly a third of the respondents said that most of the discrimination and violence came mostly from refugee camp guards of Muslim descent.

It is high time that not only the U.S. but all other Western governments finally saw that the Christians in the Middle East are them.

Finally, after years of apathy and inaction, Washington is extending a much-needed helping hand to Middle Eastern Christians. U.S. President Donald Trump recently announced that persecuted Christians will be given priority when it comes to applying for refugee status in the United States.

Christians and Yazidis are being exposed to genocide at the hands of ISIS and other Islamist groups, who have engaged in a massive campaign to enslave the remnant non-Muslim minorities and to destroy their cultural heritage.

The scholar Hannibal Travis wrote in 2006:

“Unfortunately, the West has rejected the idea of solidarity with the Christians of the Middle East, prioritizing diplomacy based on oil interests and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Thus, the United States, Britain, and France have largely ignored the persecutions of the Christians of Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, and Sudan, while rushing to save the oil-rich Muslim states of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, as well as besieged minority Kurds, Bosnians, and Kosovars. To this day, American troops in Iraq reportedly do not always intervene against the persecution of Christians, perhaps not wanting to be seen as ‘siding with the Christians’ and thus provoke retaliation.”

Then, the so-called liberals in the West — and even Christians — started pushing back against the move.

Indigenous Christians in Iraq and Syria have not only been exposed to genocide at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS) and other Islamist groups but also their applications for immigration to Western countries have been put on the back burner by, shamefully but not surprisingly, the UN.

A group of Armenians from Iraq, for example, have fled their homes in Iraq after ISIS came. Instead they have gone to Yozgat, Turkey. The newspaper Agos ran a story about them on 21 December, 2015:

“They live in hard conditions. The UN could not schedule any appointment for immigration application before 2022. They don’t know how they can live in these conditions for 7 years. The only thing they want is to meet with their relatives.”

Yozgat, one of the Anatolian cities where Armenians were exposed to the most horrific murders and exile at the hands of Muslims during the 1915 genocide, is where Armenians find themselves again, this time struggling to survive in the midst of unemployment, poverty, harassment, intolerance, and illness.

Şant Garabedyan, 23, said that no jobs are given to Christians:

“I have been in Yozgat for two months. We are eight people in the same house…. Nobody hires me, because I am a Christian. My wife is Chaldean and doesn’t wear her pectoral cross because she is afraid.”

Alis Şalcıyan said that they left Iraq fearing ISIS.

“We have been here for a year. Back in Baghdad, we felt frightened, when ISIS came to Iraq…. Someone on the street saw my necklace and spat while looking into my eyes. After that, I took it off and kept it at home…. We filed an immigration application with the UN, but they scheduled an appointment for 2022, although they scheduled appointments for the next year for others. We must wait here for seven years.”

Ğazar Setrakyan said that they left Baghdad the night ISIS came to the city: “When ISIS militants came to Baghdad, they wrote ‘house of Christians’ on our door. It was impossible to stay there. We left our home and three shops, and we ran away.”

Lusin Sarkisyan said that her son, who had worked for Americans in Iraq, was targeted by ISIS. “One day, ISIS militants threatened my son saying that they would kill his family if he continues to work with Americans. We had to run away.”

Sarkisyan added that the UN officials scheduled an appointment for an immigration application for 2018. “I do not know what we are going to do until then.”

Even when European states take in Christian refugees, they fail to protect them from the attacks of Muslims in refugee housing facilities.

According to the findings of a survey from the Christian advocacy group Open Doors USA, refugees of Christian and Yazidi descent who fled persecution in places like Syria and Iraq keep facing other religiously motivated attacks in Germany.

Since February 2016, nearly 800 Christians and Yazidi refugees were attacked by others at the relief centers and camps, according to a report entitled, “Lack of protection for religious minorities in Germany” conducted from 15 February to 30 September, 2016.

“When questioned about the nature of the attacks, assault was named most often, followed by death threats, either directed directly at the Christian refugees or their family in Germany or in their home countries.

“44 people indicated that they had been victims of sexual assaults. Other forms of persecution include insults, general threats, and physical attacks that had not been defined as an assault. 11% of those questioned felt intimidated by loud music/prayers.”

According to the testimony of a male refugee from Iraq, he received death threats after Muslims saw that he was reading the Bible:

“They wanted me to convert back to Islam. The manager of the facility said that he is helpless and cannot protect me. As I feared for my life, I then reported it to a social worker who then wrote a report. The death threats increased. The interpreter tried to trivialize the threats and conceal them from the social welfare department. The department instructed the facility management to make more of an effort to ensure my safety. They were incapable of doing so and therefore I was moved into other accommodation.”

“Muslims said,” a refugee from Iran revealed, “that ‘Islam allows us to spill your blood’, ‘Your breath and your clothes are impure’.”

A female refugee from Iran stated:

“In the beginning they were all good to us. They then realized that I am a Christian. They took the dirty water they used to clean with and emptied it over us from the top floor…. I don’t know what happened after that anymore. […] To this day [17 days later] my statement has still not been recorded.”

Yazidis, who are a persecuted and indigenous religious minority in the Middle East, are also exposed to assaults and discrimination, according to the report.

“Of the 10 Yezidi refugees three of them received death threats, two experienced sexual harassment and five suffered other forms of persecution; six reported that these occurrences took place numerous times. In three cases the perpetrators were fellow refugees and in three further cases the security staffs’ relatives were the perpetrators. Five of the victims did not report anything because they deemed it useless.”

Staff members in the refugee facilities are also involved in the discrimination. Nearly a third of the respondents said that most of the discrimination and violence came mostly from refugee-center guards of Muslim descent. According to the report:

“In the case of conflict, a large amount of the Muslim staff show their solidarity towards fellow Muslims, obstruct or trivialize the complaints. Interpreters influence the outcome of the asylum procedures in an unlawful way and sometimes they are even actively involved in the discrimination inside the facilities.”

A Christian from Iran said:

“I had a problem and reported it at the Info point again and again. There is someone there that always insults our mothers and sister. He said we are ‘neciz’ [impure].”

“The security service staff are all Arabs and they only help the Arabs,” said a Christian from Eritrea. “Whenever somebody does something wrong in the accommodation, they say: ‘It was the Christians’ even if we had done nothing.”

Only in the rarest cases would the aggrieved actually file a complaint (17% / 129 people) to the police, according to the report.

“If you include the reports and complaints presented to the facility management, then only 28% (213) sought the protection of the German authorities. 54% of those questioned (399) gave specific reasons for not filing any complaints: 48% of them were afraid, especially for fear of repeated attacks or that the situation would even get worse (36%). Other reasons were that there were no safe opportunities to contact or communicate with the police or the respective authorities because of language barriers (14%) and the impression that the report would be pointless anyhow.”

In other European states — including Austria, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Greece — Christian and Yazidi refugees are also exposed to attacks at the hands of refugees of Muslim descent.

The German government is also rejecting applications for asylum of Christian refugees and deporting them unfairly, according to a German pastor.

Dr. Gottfried Martens, a pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Berlin, reported that the German government is rejecting almost all applications for asylum from most of his church’s Iranian and Afghan refugee members, who have waited years in Germany for the government to hear their cases, according to CBN News.

Melkite Greek Catholic archbishop of Aleppo, Jean-Clément Jeanbart, said in an interview:

“The egoism and the interests slavishly defended by your governments will in the end kill you, as well. Open your eyes. Didn’t you see what happened recently in Paris?”

Apparently, they did not. They still seem to live in denial. According to the U.S. government figures, of the almost 11,000 Syrian refugees admitted to the United States in fiscal 2016, only 56 were Christian.

When one brings up the issue of Western states taking in Muslim migrants from Syria and Iraq without vetting them for jihadist ties, while leaving behind the Christian and Yazidi victims of jihadists, one is accused of being “bigoted” or “racist”. But the real bigotry is abandoning the persecuted and benign Middle Eastern Christians and Yazidis, the main victims of the ongoing genocides in Syria and Iraq.

It is true that Shia Muslims and even some Sunni Muslims — particularly secular, non-observant or moderate ones — are also threatened by the Islamic State. But ISIS and other Islamist organizations are not trying to destroy Islam and Muslims. On the contrary, they aim to further institutionalize Islam and even expand Islamic influence to other lands and establish a Caliphate (Islamic empire) based on Islamic scriptures.

Helping religious minorities in the Muslim world is not just a humanitarian issue, but also a political issue of vital importance to the West. Some people might think that the U.S. or the West should not get engaged in Middle Eastern politics.

But if the West continues turning a blind eye to the Islamic radicalization of the Middle East and North Africa, what does it expect will happen to it?

As long as Islamists keep winning “victories” across nations and as long as Christians and other non-Muslims continue to be exterminated, Islamists will gain more power and courage to expand to Europe and other parts of the world.

Radical Islamic ideology never stops where it takes over. It is a genocidal, imperialistic and colonialist ideology. It aims to murder or subjugate all non-Muslims under its rule. Islamic jihad started in the 7th century, in the Arabian Peninsula. Then through massacres and social pressure, including the jizya tax and the institution of dhimmitude, it expanded to three continents — Asia, Africa and Europe — and persecuted countless indigenous peoples.

It seems that one of the most effective ways to stop this pattern is to support Christians and other non-Muslims in the Middle East. The West would not only gain a significant ally in the Middle East, but also the political, military, and economic influence of Islamists will be weakened.

Western countries should welcome Christians and Yazidis — the main targets of genocide — to the West immediately, and also consider ways to empower them in their native lands, such as by creating safe havens for them. It is high time that not only the U.S. but all other Western governments finally saw that the Christians in the Middle East are them.

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Birmingham Tragedy: House Fire Set By Dad Killed Two Ethiopian Children

Posted by addisethiopia on October 29, 2016

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The little ones are called Tinsae  (ትንሳኤ ) which means Resurrection & Fasika  (ፋሲካ ) means Easter. Thier mother (her father) is named after the dearest Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Saint, Teklehaymanot.(አቡነ ተክለ ሐይማኖት). The father of the children is a Muslim.

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I heard the mum screaming, it was horrible and even now I can still hear her in shock.’

I never met the woman but the kids were in the garden playing on the trampoline. They sounded like really happy children. It’s sad to think I won’t hear their voices again.

Pictured: Tragic brother, eight, and sister, six, who were killed when their father torched their family home before he was found in a burned-out car 40 miles away 

  • Neighbours pulled the girl and boy from their home, but they later died
  • Children have now been named locally as Fasika, six, and Tinesay, eight
  • Father, who was found in car 35 miles away, said to be Endris Mohammed

Two ‘lovely’ children who died after their father allegedly torched their family home in a murder-suicide attempt have been pictured for the first time.

The six-year-old girl and her eight-year-old brother were pulled from the house in Hamstead, Birmingham, yesterday.

Their father, aged in his 30s, was found in the wreckage of a Vauxhall in Newcastle-under-Lyme at 7.15am on Friday, four hours after the building was set alight.

The children have been named locally as Fasika and Tinesay and their father is understood to be Endris Mohammed.

Neighbour, Ian Jameson, 54, said: ‘Their deaths have shocked my kids as well as everyone else.

‘He was such a lovely lad, it will be such a shock to not see them anymore.

‘I saw the dad now and again getting in and out of the car, I think he said hello once or twice in the year they’ve lived here.

‘I never met the mother, I’ve been here for 20 years and everyone seems to know everyone more or less but they kept themselves very much to themselves.’


Brian Ball, 66, a pensioner who has lived on Holland Road for 40 years, said: ‘The kids were golden.

‘My grandchildren would play with them in the street as they do.’

The children’s mother, Penil Teklehaimanot, 36 who works at Ashmill Residential Care Home did not suffer serious injuries and is now helping police as a witness.


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Dad ‘kills His Two Children By Setting Fire To House’ And Is Found With Burns In Torched Car

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Drunk On Your Love

Posted by addisethiopia on October 9, 2016

The second she walked through the door, I caught a buzz

One taste from your lips knocked me out just like a drug

The rest of the night’s kind of blurry

Now the sun’s peeking through the shades

I can’t help but laugh cause I kind of like feeling this way

I woke up, up still drunk, drunk

On your love, love, on your love, love

Now I know why-y I’m feeling so high, high

Cause I’m still drunk, drunk on your love, on your love

It’s not in the whiskey, tequila or the wine

It’s all about the touch and the fire in your eyes

It gets me fumbling always stumbling through a haze

I got plenty to do just laying here with you all day

I woke up, up still drunk, drunk

On your love, love, on your love, love

Now I know why-y I’m feeling so high, high

Cause I’m still drunk, drunk on your love, on your love

Wish I could bottle you up and drink you in all day long

Every day singing this song

I woke up, up still drunk, drunk

On your love, love, on your love, love

Now I know why-y I’m feeling so high, high

Cause I’m still drunk, drunk on your love, on your love

(Woke up still drunk on your love)

On your love, on your love

On your love

On your love, on your love

On your love, get drunk on your love, yeah

I’m so drunk

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