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Massacres, Rape, Siege: Why Israel Must Stop Its UAE Ally Aiding Ethiopia’s Atrocities

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 15, 2021

The UAE is running a huge airlift arming an Ethiopian regime committing mass atrocities in Tigray. That inhumane adventurism is a strategic problem for Israel, too

The Abraham Accords gave Israel new leverage across the Arab world. Israel has new allies, notably the United Arab Emirates. It’s now vital to examine what these allies might be doing — especially when they contradict the founding values of the State of Israel.

Genocide scholars are sounding the alarm over Ethiopia, where the UAE is arming the government. Emirati-supplied weapons are encouraging Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to go all out for a military solution, which risks mass ethnically-targeted violence.

Israel should stop its new ally before a blunder becomes a crime.

The war in Ethiopia broke out last year, pitting the Ethiopian government and its allies—Eritrea and Ethiopia’s Amhara regional state—against the Tigray region. All sides share responsibility for the war. Once it began, the Ethiopian government chose to fight with unspeakable brutality against Tigrayan civilians.

I receive daily calls from Tigrayans. My instinctive greeting, by now, is to offer condolences. Every single caller has lost a family member, often in one of the 260 documented massacres. I don’t ask about the daughters, sisters and mothers who have been raped. I hear about deaths from disease, of people who cannot get medicine because the hospitals were ransacked. I hear about children and their mothers perishing from hunger, because food was looted and plow oxen slaughtered.

This suffering is unseen. Journalists are forbidden from travelling to Tigray. The few aid workers let in work under a rigidly enforced code of silence.

Faced with imminent annihilation, Tigrayans rallied and fought back. Last June, they defeated the Ethiopian army and reoccupied their region. The government imposed a starvation siege: only about ten percent of the needed emergency aid has been allowed to get through.

Today the Tigrayan people are facing an even greater threat. Abiy Ahmed has rallied his supporters around a campaign of blatant ethnic hostility. They portray the Tigrayans as a “cancer,” “weeds,” “daylight hyenas” and “rats.” One of Abiy’s leading supporters was videotaped saying that they should be destroyed with the “utmost cruelty.”

Local militia and vigilantes are mobilized to the front line. They also instructed to patrol their own neighborhoods, far from the front line, to identify “enemies”—in practice, any Tigrayan. At least 40,000 Tigrayan civilians are believed to be held in internment camps and police stations in and around the Ethiopian capital.

Anyone who speaks of peace is hounded. A singer, Tariku Gankisi, was asked to perform at a rally, and he deviated from the script, telling the crowd, “This is no time for singing, there is nothing to sing about.” He called for peace. His microphone was shut off and the official media rounded on him, trying to force him to grovel and apologize.

Prominent elders of the peacemaking community, academics and businesspeople have also been targeted for online vilificationand real life intimidation for standing for peace or reaching out for dialogue with the opposition.

Among Tigrayans, I hear the sentiment that Ethiopia no longer wants them, and in turn they no longer want to be part of Ethiopia.

International efforts to negotiate a political solution are getting no traction. Efforts by the African Union, Kenya and the United States have been rebuffed. The Tigrayans say that they cannot trust Abiy. For his part, Abiy promises he will crush Tigray.

Abiy is emboldened by the weapons he has obtained on a global arms-buying spree. His supplies include the usual suspects—China, Russia, Ukraine and eastern European countries that manufacture small arms—and also Turkey and Iran. His most significant supplier has been the UAE, which is running a massive airlift of lethal equipment, including drones.

The UAE is a newcomer to the Horn of Africa. It sees opportunities for investment in agriculture and ports, and wants to make Ethiopia part of its security perimeter in the western Indian Ocean. Abu Dhabi was the sponsor of the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 2018, which won Abiy Ahmed the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Nobel committee didn’t give Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki a share in the award, because he is a totalitarian despot who runs his country like a personal fiefdom. Isaias didn’t mind. He got what he wanted, which was a security pact against Tigray — whose leaders had run Ethiopia for the previous quarter century and had fought a war against him.

It seems that when Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed hosted Isaias and Abiy, he promised them ongoing financial and military support. He is certainly fulfilling that promise to Abiy, even though in doing so he is defying the U.S. policy of trying to de-escalate the Ethiopian war in favor of a negotiated peace.

The UAE belatedly reconsidered its support for proxies and its air campaigns in the wars in Libya and Yemen, but not before irreparable damage had been done to those countries. It should not have to re-learn this lesson at the expense of Ethiopia. With 110 million people, characterized by significant ethnic and religious diversity, the collapse of the country would be a calamity of surpassing size.

Israel should be worried. It has ties to Ethiopia dating back to the time of Emperor Haile Selassie. It has a deep connection to the country’s historic Jewish community, the Beta Israel. It has a security interest in a country strategically positioned at the southern end of the Red Sea arena, neighboring Muslim-majority countries.

Over the years Israel has cut deals to secure its strategic interests, and to get Ethiopia to allow its Jews to emigrate. Thirty years ago, during the last months of the communist military regime, Israel reportedly supplied munitions to the Ethiopian air force in return for expediting Operation Solomon which airlifted out 39,000 Beta Israel. Recently, as the Red Sea arena has become a theater of strategic rivalries and turmoil, Israel has kept a close eye on possible threats in the region, including militant groups.

And with the Abraham Accords, Israel is becoming a partner to bin Zayed’s adventurism. In Washington DC and European capitals, Israeli and Emirati diplomats work hand in glove. The allies are building a new security architecture for the region — which is also giving the Emiratis a free pass when they go rogue.

Emirati arms may save Abiy Ahmed’s government, but, as we have seen from Libya and Yemen, saving a government may come at the cost of losing a functioning state. That could destabilize the Horn of Africa for an entire generation.

Worse still, knowingly or not, the UAE is abetting an Ethiopian regime committing mass atrocities that are escalating by the day. The warning sirens of genocide are blaring, loudly.

Israel took a moral stand against genocide in Rwanda and Darfur. It must act now when Tigrayans face that hideous prospect. It should tell its new-found ally in Abu Dhabi to stop, now, in the name of humanity.

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Ethiopia | Christian Genocide in Tigray & “Lucifer’s “One World Religion” Agenda | Babylon UAE

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 19, 2021

ኢትዮጵያ | በትግራይ የክርስቲያኖች እልቂት & “የሉሲፈር“ የአንድ ዓለም ሃይማኖት ”አጀንዳ | ባቢሎን ኤሚራቶች 😈

የጋሪማ ወንጌሎች በአቡ ዳቢ? 😈

ከእኛ ዘንድ ወጡ፥ ዳሩ ግን ከእኛ ወገን አልነበሩም፤ ከእኛ ወገንስ ቢሆኑ ከእኛ ጋር ጸንተው በኖሩ ነበር፤ ነገር ግን ሁሉ ከእኛ ወገን እንዳልሆኑ ይገለጡ ዘንድ ወጡ።”

❖ ❖ ❖[፩ኛ የዮሐንስ መልእክት ምዕራፍ ፪]❖ ❖ ❖

፲፰ ልጆች ሆይ፥ መጨረሻው ሰዓት ነው፥ የክርስቶስም ተቃዋሚ ይመጣ ዘንድ እንደ ሰማችሁ አሁን እንኳ ብዙዎች የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዎች ተነሥተዋል፤ ስለዚህም መጨረሻው ሰዓት እንደ ሆነ እናውቃለን።

፲፱ ከእኛ ዘንድ ወጡ፥ ዳሩ ግን ከእኛ ወገን አልነበሩም፤ ከእኛ ወገንስ ቢሆኑ ከእኛ ጋር ጸንተው በኖሩ ነበር፤ ነገር ግን ሁሉ ከእኛ ወገን እንዳልሆኑ ይገለጡ ዘንድ ወጡ።

እናንተም ከቅዱሱ ቅባት ተቀብላችኋል፥ ሁሉንም ታውቃላችሁ።

፳፩ እውነትን የምታውቁ ስለ ሆናችሁ፥ ውሸትም ሁሉ ከእውነት እንዳልሆነ ስለምታውቁ እንጂ እውነትን ስለማታውቁ አልጽፍላችሁም።

፳፪ ክርስቶስ አይደለም ብሎ ኢየሱስን ከሚክድ በቀር ውሸተኛው ማን ነው? አብንና ወልድን የሚክድ ይህ የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ነው።

፳፫ ወልድን የሚክድ ሁሉ አብ እንኳ የለውም፤ በወልድ የሚታመን አብ ደግሞ አለው።

፳፬ እናንተስ ከመጀመሪያ የሰማችሁት በእናንተ ጸንቶ ይኑር። ከመጀመሪያ የሰማችሁት በእናንተ ቢኖር፥ እናንተ ደግሞ በወልድና በአብ ትኖራላችሁ።

፳፭ እርሱም የሰጠን ተስፋ ይህ የዘላለም ሕይወት ነው።

፳፮ ስለሚያስቱአችሁ ሰዎች ይህን ጽፌላችኋለሁ።

፳፯ እናንተስ ከእርሱ የተቀበላችሁት ቅባት በእናንተ ይኖራል፥ ማንም ሊያስተምራችሁ አያስፈልጋችሁም፤ ነገር ግን የእርሱ ቅባት ስለ ሁሉ እንደሚያስተምራችሁ፥ እውነተኛም እንደ ሆነ ውሸትም እንዳልሆነ፥ እናንተንም እንዳስተማራችሁ፥ በእርሱ ኑሩ።

፳፰ አሁንም፥ ልጆች ሆይ፥ በሚገለጥበት ጊዜ እምነት እንዲሆንልን በመምጣቱም በእርሱ ፊት እንዳናፍር በእርሱ ኑሩ።

፳፱ ጻድቅ እንደ ሆነ ካወቃችሁ ጽድቅን የሚያደርግ ሁሉ ከእርሱ እንደ ተወለደ እወቁ።

Marionettes, being controlled by a marionette

You see, what I saw? The Gospel in Babylon UAE? Whaat!?

The Garima Gospels” The World’s Earliest Known Gospel Book is in an Ethiopian Monastery. Have the Luciferians and their UAE marionettes stolen it from Tigray? In November 2020, ancient Monasteries & Churches Have Been Bombed by UAE Drones & Heavy weapons. Is it part of Luciferian March for One World religion. For that they have decided to annihilate ancient Christians of Tigray – keepers of The Ark of The Covenant and many other sacred Christian Treasures. They did that earlier in Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Armenia.

👉 We see some manuscripts from “The Garima Gospels” in Babylon New York – at The New York Public Library

Where Are The Garima Gospels? Some Fear The Worst

After having survived 1,500 years of history in a remote monastery, the Garima Gospels now face their most serious threat.

One of the greatest treasures in the Christian world, guarded for over 1,500 years in northern Ethiopia, may not have survived the latest threat.

You Garima Gospels, written in goatskin and dated between 330 and 650 AD, are in an area that has been under siege for months by the armies of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Religious sites near the Abba Garima monastery in Tigray were bombed and precious looted artifacts, so it is feared that the worst happened to this treasure.

It is frightening for many of us to think that these Gospels and other ancient artifacts are on the road to danger,” said Suleyman Dost, a professor in the Department of Jewish and Near Eastern Studies at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, quoted by The Globe and Mail.

The Garima Gospels are not only among the first complete texts of the Christian scriptures, but they also offer us a rare glimpse into the language, religion and history of ancient Ethiopia,” he added.

The online newspaper advances that the Garima Gospels, bound and illustrated copies of the Four New Testament Gospels written in the classic Ethiopian language Ge’ez, are one of the treasures of the ancient Axumite kingdom, whose heart is now engulfed by the war zone in Tigray.

The war threatens countless priceless traces of this period, including inscriptions, religious buildings and manuscripts that have been diligently preserved in monasteries for centuries,” said Dost.

The Axumite kingdom, whose territories extended across the Red Sea to Yemen, was one of the great cultural and economic empires of that time and one of the first states to accept Christianity as an official religion, in the early fourth century, even before the Roman Empire.

The capital, Axum, is known as the home of Ark of the Covenant – another sacred relic whose fate is currently unknown.

The Garima Gospels are older than the most famous Western manuscripts, such as the Book of Kells, and are more closely linked to the original Greek Gospels.

To the morning man, Michael Gervers, a historian at the University of Toronto, explained that “they are of extreme importance for the Christian culture as a whole”. “Yours loss would be disastrous for the Judeo-Christian cultural heritage. ”

The war in Tigray destroyed much of Ethiopia’s religious and cultural heritage, even more than the invasions of Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi, who burned churches and manuscripts across the country in the 16th century.

The historian and his colleagues are attentive to the antique markets, if someone tries to sell the manuscripts. “It would be an offense against Christianity if the Garima Gospels ended up for sale,” he said, adding that there was still a possibility that soldiers had burned the manuscripts “out of spite”.

So far, however, its whereabouts are a mystery.

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Protestant Jihad | Is Tigray Crisis God’s Judgment or the Regime’s? Ethiopian Christians Take Sides

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 7, 2021

😈 Protestants/ጴንጤዎች፤

☆“What is happening in Tigray is the judgment of God. Tigrayans deserve what they get.”

☆ “በትግራይ ውስጥ እየሆነ ያለው የእግዚአብሔር ፍርድ ነው፡፡ የትግራይ ተወላጆች የሚገባቸውን ነው ያገኙት!

💭 ይገርማል ይህን ርዕስ አስመልክቶ ቪዲዮዎችንና ጽሑፎችን ልኬ ነበር፤ አይተውት ይሆን?

ታዋቂው ክርስቲያናዊ ሜዲያ “Christianity Today“ በትግራይ ላይ እየተካሄደ ያለውን ፀረ-ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስትና እና የዘር ማጥፋት ዘመቻ አስመልክቶ በኢትዮጵያ ላሉ ፕሮቴስታንቶች/ጴንጤዎች ቃለ መጠይቅ አድርጎላቸው ነበር።

☆ ውጤቱም፤ ፺፰/ 98.5% የሚሆኑት ፕሮቴስታንቶች በኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያን ትግራይ ላይ የተከፈተውን ጦርነት እንደሚደግፉት እና ውስጥ በጦር ወንጀል እና የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል ጥፋተኛ ከሆነው እርኩሱ ጭራቅ አቢይ አህመድ አሊ ጎን እንደሚሰለፉ እንደሚከተለው በግልጽ ተናግረዋል።

☆ አብዛኛው ፣ ቃለ መጠይቅ ያደረግኩላቸው ፕሮቴስታንት/ጴንጤ ኢትዮጵያውያን እና በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ያሉ የሚኒስቴር መስሪያ ቤቱ ሠራተኞች እንደሚሉት ወታደራዊውን ዘመቻ ይደግፋሉ ። በሲቪሎች ሞት ፣ በብሄር ማፅዳት ፣ ዘግናኝ የሰብአዊ መብት ረገጣዎች እና በትግራይ ህዝብ ላይ የተፈጸመ የተስፋፋ ረሃብ ዘገባዎች መጠነ ሰፊ እና አስቸኳይ እየሆኑ ቢመጡም ድጋፋቸው ግን ተጠናክሮ ቀጥሏል።

☆ ያ የፕሮቴስታንቶቹ/ጴንጤዎቹ ድጋፍ አሁን ባለው ግጭት ውስጥ እንደነርሱ፤ ‘እግዚአብሔር’ እያደረገ ካለው ልዩ ትርጓሜ የመጣ ይመስላል። እንደ ሥነ-መለኮት ምሁር እና ሰባኪው ጳውሎስ ፈቃዱ ያሉ ብዙ የወንጌላውያን ክርስቲያኖች “በሰሜን ኢትዮጵያ ፣ በትግራይ ውስጥ እየታየ ያለው የእግዚአብሄር(‘ሄ’ በጴንጤዎች አጻጻፍ)ፍርድ ነው” ብለው በይፋ ተናግረዋል። ቃለ-መጠይቅ ካደረግኳቸው በርካታ ኢትዮጵያውያን ክርስቲያኖች መካከል ጓደኞቻቸው እና ቤተሰቦቻቸው ሁሉ፤ “ትግራውያን የሚገባቸውን ነው ያገኙት!” በማለት ማወጃቸውን በግልጽ አስታውቀዋል።

☆ እራሱ ትግራዋይ የሆነ የወንጌል ሰባኪ ጓደኛዋ ደሳለኝ አሰፋም በዚህ ይስማማል። እናም፤ “በትግራይ የሚገኙ ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስትያኖች ለግጭቱ ንቁ አስተዋፅዖ ያደርጋሉ” ሲል ይከሳቸዋል።

“የትግራይ ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያኖች ከወያኔ ጋር በክፉ ነገር ይሳተፋሉ። ከህወሃት ጋር ሙሉ በሙሉ ይሳተፋሉ። እነሱ ‘በመጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ውስጥ እኛ ነፃነትን ስለምንፈልግ የፌዴራል መንግስትን መቃወም እንችላለን’ ይላሉ። ” እሱ ግን በተቃራኒው እንደሚሟገተው፤ “ ዶ/ር አብይ የሚያስተምረው እና የሚሰብከው ከእግዚአብሄር (‘ሄ’ በጴንጤዎች አጻጻፍ) ቃል ስለሆነ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ያሉት አብዛኛዎቹ የፕሮቴስታንት ክርስቲያኖች ከፌዴራል መንግስት ጋር ይስማማሉ።”

💭 ለብዙ የኢትዮጵያ ፕሮቴስታንት/ጴንጤ ተጋድሎ የሚመስለው ጥያቄ ይህ ነው፤

ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ከየትኛው ወገን ጎን ይቆማል? ጌታችን ከማን ጋር ይሆን?

😈 ጠላቶቹን ለማሸነፍ ቆርጦ ተነሳው ፕሮቴስታንታዊ መሪ አብይ አህመድ ጎን?

ወይንስ

በከፍተኛ ሁኔታ እየተሰቃዩ ሉትፕሮቴስታንት/ጴንጤ ካልሆኑት ኦርቶዶክስ ትግራዋይ ጎን?

👉 መልሱን የቄስ ትምህርት ቤት ተማሪ ሕፃን እንኳን በትክክል ይመልሰዋል!

The majority, according to Christian Ethiopians and ministry workers in Ethiopia that I interviewed, support the military operation. Their support has held strong even as reports of civilian deaths, ethnic cleansing, horrific human rights abuses, and widespread hunger inflicted on the Tigrayan population rise in scale and urgency.

That evangelical support seems to be rooted in a particular interpretation of what God is doing in the current conflict. Many evangelical Christians, such as theologian and preacher Paulos Fekadu, have publicly declared that what is happening in north Ethiopia, in Tigray is the judgment of God.” Several of the Ethiopian Christians I interviewed said their friends and family readily declare that the Tigrayans “deserve what they get.”

Her friend Desalajn Assefa Alamayhu, an evangelist who is Tigrayan himself, agrees. And he accuses Orthodox Christians in Tigray of being active contributors to the conflict.

Tigray Orthodox Christians participate in evil things with TPLF. They participate completely with TPLF. They said, ‘In the Bible, we can oppose federal government because we need freedom.’” In contrast, he contends, “most Protestant Christians in Ethiopia agree with the federal government because Dr. Abiy teaches and preaches from the Word of God.”

The question that many evangelical Ethiopians seem to be wrestling with is this: With whom would Jesus side—the charismatic evangelical leader determined to defeat his enemies, or the primarily nonevangelical Orthodox Tigrayans who are suffering immensely?

💭 EndNote: 98.5 % of Protestants side with the evil monster Abiy Ahmed Ali, who is guilty of war crimes and genocide in Christian Tigray.

As the humanitarian issues escalate in the largely Orthodox north, the conflict tests evangelicals’ loyalty and theology.

The transition to an ethnically Oromo leader marked a break from 27 years of rule by the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). And in a country historically dominated by Orthodox and Muslim believers, Abiy became the first openly evangelical head of government Ethiopia ever had.

But since a bitter and violent conflict broke out between Abiy’s government and the formerly ruling TPLF in the northern Tigray region in November 2020, evangelicals—who make up just over 18 percent of the population—have been divided over how to respond.

The majority, according to Christian Ethiopians and ministry workers in Ethiopia that I interviewed, support the military operation. Their support has held strong even as reports of civilian deaths, ethnic cleansing, horrific human rights abuses, and widespread hunger inflicted on the Tigrayan population rise in scale and urgency.

Earlier this month, the UN announced that more than 350,000 people in the Tigray region are already living in famine conditions, with another 1.7 million approaching famine. While the national government this week unilaterally declared a ceasefire after Tigrayans recaptured their regional capital, the TPLF is vowing to continue the fight.

Mazaa (a pseudonym), a 44-year-old who runs a K-8 school with her husband outside of Addis Ababa, has tried to share her concerns about the grave suffering of Tigrayans with fellow evangelicals. She asked not to be named out of fear of retribution against her students’ families.

Her school near the capital city serves a number of Tigrayan families; she has seen firsthand how the fathers of her students have been “disappeared,” and then how the surviving widows and children are isolated socially and economically. Her friends’ response? “These people brought it on themselves. It’s not without cause.”

“I don’t care what the cause is,” Mazaa told me. “Jesus says we have to love one another. Love doesn’t take any conditions. The love we offer and give has to be without any condition.”

She also believes the war is unnecessary. The dispute between Abiy and the TPLF “should have been resolved another way. Fighting could have been avoided, if there was dialogue or reconciliation or willingness on their part to go through a lot of steps.”

But Mazaa is in a relatively small minority. Among non-Tigrayan evangelicals, the justification for the war extends decades back. Under the TPLF, Protestantism was treated like a second-class religion. Muslims and Orthodox Christians were given preference in myriad ways, from political access to venue options for worship services.

Before the TPLF, when Ethiopia was under imperial and then Communist rule, the oppression against evangelical Christians was even worse, with regular executions and imprisonments. But all that changed with Abiy’s unexpected rise to power. He freed thousands of political prisoners, unblocked hundreds of websites, facilitated the end of a schism within the Orthodox church—and promoted long-awaited equity for evangelical Christians.

In Ethiopia, the term “Pente,” which began as a nickname for Pentecostals, has come to refer to evangelicals and most Christians outside the Orthodox Church. The prime minister attends a Pente church whose denomination is part of the Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia.

“Right now, the evangelical Christian is getting more attention, is getting rights, is getting more opportunities to be part of the political movement because we’re being led by an openly evangelical Christian,” explains Eshe (a pseudonym), who works for two evangelical ministries and attends a Mennonite-affiliated church in Addis Ababa.

She does not support how Abiy is handling the conflict, and she expressed concern that her views could get her labeled as part of the “opposition.” But for many other evangelicals, Abiy is a gift from God, an anointed leader, and even a prophet.

Abiy’s many political and social reforms have been widely celebrated across Ethiopia—and the world. Up until last year, Abiy was best known as the man who made peace with longtime foe and neighbor Eritrea, which resulted in the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

But the evangelicals’ gain has been the Tigrayans’ loss, including evangelicals living in the Tigray region, which is home to a higher concentration of Orthodox Ethiopians and their holy sites. According to a recent statement from the Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Tigray Region:

Tigray has been ravaged by a war of revenge, destruction, and death. The damage to the people of Tigray is immeasurable, and the enormity of the need of millions of people is great and pressing.

One of the unforeseen and unexpected experiences of the current conflict has been the fact that the leadership of the Ethiopian Evangelical church has supported this evil war against the population of Tigray. The Ethiopian Evangelical church has lent its financial and unwavering spiritual support to the Ethiopian government through false prophecy of guidance and praying for the success of the military mission against the people of Tigray.

That evangelical support seems to be rooted in a particular interpretation of what God is doing in the current conflict. Many evangelical Christians, such as theologian and preacher Paulos Fekadu, have publicly declared that “what is happening in north Ethiopia, in Tigray is the judgment of God.” Several of the Ethiopian Christians I interviewed said their friends and family readily declare that the Tigrayans “deserve what they get.”

Biruktawit Tsegaye, a 27-year-old volunteer with an evangelical college ministry, believes the TPLF laid the groundwork for the current conflict.

“TPLF corrupted the nation, the people, based on ethnicity. TPLF sowed a bad seed based on ethnicity, so the nation is divided. TPLF is based on differentiating and dividing the nation in the past 20 years,” she explained to me. “After that, with the new government coming in, they refuse to participate and accept the new change. That is the main reason for the division and the war.”

Her friend Desalajn Assefa Alamayhu, an evangelist who is Tigrayan himself, agrees. And he accuses Orthodox Christians in Tigray of being active contributors to the conflict.

Tigray Orthodox Christians participate in evil things with TPLF. They participate completely with TPLF. They said, ‘In the Bible, we can oppose federal government because we need freedom.’” In contrast, he contends, “most Protestant Christians in Ethiopia agree with the federal government because Dr. Abiy teaches and preaches from the Word of God.”

But to Eshe, a just response to past offenses and the current insubordination of the TPLF should not have been a large-scale conflict.

“It was just between two political parties. The leaders are the ones in conflict,” she explains. Eshe believes that the previous TPLF leaders who committed serious crimes number less than a hundred. Abiy’s government should have simply gone after those individuals instead of “taking war as a solution.”

The question that many evangelical Ethiopians seem to be wrestling with is this: With whom would Jesus side—the charismatic evangelical leader determined to defeat his enemies, or the primarily nonevangelical Orthodox Tigrayans who are suffering immensely?

Where they ultimately land is complicated by the fact that media reports and even interpersonal communications coming out of Tigray have been tightly controlled; misinformation and propaganda abound. And under a government that has shown itself increasingly willing to punish dissidents, there is the real threat that vocal opponents of the war could be jailed—or worse.

For Kofi (a pseudonym), where his loyalty lies is clear.

For me, as a Christian, our allegiance is with God first. The Bible says we have to ally with those who are hurt,” said the 26-year-old, who declined to be named to protect his missions agency, which partners with churches and evangelizes in Tigray.

That’s one of the things that Christ says to the disciples: Cry with those who are crying, share with those who don’t have nothing. We have to be with those who are suffering. No matter the political explanation, I don’t care. That’s not the primary need. There are many who are suffering and in need of our prayers and help.”

EndNote: Nevertheless, 98.5 % of Protestants side with Abiy Ahmed Ali, who is guilty of war crimes and genocide in Christian Tigray.

Source

💭 The Nobel Committee Should Resign Over The Atrocities in Tigray

🔥 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for a Pact of War

🔥 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for a Pacte de Famine?

😈 The demon possessed traitor & anti-Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed Ali has been been able to make a lot of embarrassing, awkward and bad luck stories – and to bring trouble on many – this involve or lead to acts that damaged the reputation and interests of of the following entities:

❖ Ethiopia / Tigray

❖ The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

❖ Relationships between Tigrayans & Amahra; between Tigray & Eritrea

❖ Ethiopia’s ethnic groups & tribes

❖ The Horn of Africa: Kenya + South Sudan

❖ The sane & humane International Community

❖ The African Union

❖ The United Nations

❖ The Nobel Prize Committee

😈 While this cruel monster helped the following entities to substantially push their satanic agendas at every turn:

☆ The Oromos

☆ The Muslims

☆ The Arabs

☆ Egypt

☆ North Sudan

☆ Somalia

☆ Djibouti

☆ The Protestants

☆ The Sodomites

👉 Do I’ve anything else to say? Traitor, Antichrist! 😈

✞✞✞[Isaiah 33:1]✞✞✞
“Woe to you, O destroyer, While you were not destroyed; And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him.
As soon as you finish destroying, you will be destroyed; As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will deal treacherously with you.”

✞✞✞[ትንቢተ ኢሳይያስ ምዕራፍ ፴፫፥፩]✞✞✞

“አንተ ሳትጠፋ የምታጠፋ፥ በአንተም ላይ ወንጀል ሳይደረግ ወንጀል የምታደርግ ወዮልህ! ማጥፋትን በተውህ ጊዜ ትጠፋለህ፤ መወንጀልንም በተውህ ጊዜ ይወነጅሉሃል።”

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