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Africans Should Resist Arab Invasion

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 2, 2012

Today it’s Timbuktu, Tomorrow it could be Lalibela!

Africa Wake Up! Africa, stop listening to what the so-called “experts” tell you. The reality is what we all see, the truth is, history is repeating itself; the same soulless evils who destroyed your identity, your history, your pride centuries ago are again knocking hard at your doors. Every one has a place, a country to live in, you can ignore the hatred you face, tolerate the humiliation you daily experience outside of Africa, but in your Africa, in Africa that God has given you, no one, no earthly power is entitled to abase you. Wake up Africa, wake up, now!

The scourge of the planet, aka Arab Muslims are again destroying everything African – they are spitting on what belongs to Africans. What we are currently witnessing with the barbaric act of destruction of Holy Sites at Timbuktu is just part of the thousand-year-old project of conquering African lands by spreading Arab way of life. The have been doing this for ages, their dream to De-Africanize the continent, to erase African memories and execute a vicious plan against the existence of the African race is still alive

In order to promote their imperial aspirations and dreams, Arabs either use Arab nationalism or Islamic ieology, depending on circumstances. We can see in the example of Egypt which has been at the forefront of Arab nationalism in uniting Arab populations (Sephardi Jew, Christian and Muslim) to advance the Arab agenda (During the Nasser and Sadat to less extent, Mubarak periods). With the rise of political Islam, Arabs saw in Islam a tool, a unifying factor for furthering their Arab agenda across continents. The success of Islamic groups in Egypt proves that. But, because Egypt is in turmoil, in a disastrous economic situation, the leaders of the Muslim brotherhood who are flirting skilfully with the Egyptian military are smart enough to notice that with an Islamic administration they won’t be capable of solving many of Egypt’s problems. Egypt ain’t ready, Egypt doesn’t yet have The Bomb, Egypt needs its educated Christian population, Egypt needs American money, and Egypt needs the peace treaty with Israel to secure the billions of dollars it is presented by the US annually. Hence, the call for national unity of all Egyptian is not surprising. The president elect, Mursi, has already started talking more and more about “Arabs” and “Arab unity”. In his speech last Saturday there was no single word on Africa, the African Union or the Nile river basin. Egypt’s livelihood depends more on Africa and the river Nile than the Middle East, but the Egyptians (who are actually not Arabs) once again seem to prefer turning their face towards the Sinai desert to the waters of the Nile.

Three years after the Muslim terrorist attacks in Kenya and Tanzania, and few months before the 9/11 Muslim terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C, Col. Mouammar Gadhafi of Libya said at the Arab League meeting in Amman, Jordan the following:

The third of the Arab community living outside Africa should move in with the two-thirds on the continent and join the African Union ‘which is the only space we have

Colonel Gadahafi is gone for good, but his dreams, the wishes still have many proponents among the leaders throughout the so-called Arab world. And the so-called “Arab Spring” has created a perfect condition to these forces for advancing their agendas. Islamists are coming to power across North Africa, and they all have an unconditional support from the West.

As most of Gaddafi’s arms fell into Arab Islamists hand, nobody was able to stop them from slaughtering Africans in Libya, the prize for it is the the support they get from Algeria. With this help, later on, they tricked the indigenous Tuareg group to march down into Mali and capture villages after villages. Now, after they have been able to take away the important cities in the North from the Tuareg fighters, they immediately begun destroying prized mausoleums of Malian African saints in this UNESCO-listed northern city of Timbuktu on Saturday in front of shocked and defenseless locals. “Venerating Graves and monuments is not allowed in Islam”, say these Arab Muslims.

But, the question is, who gave them the right what/how to worship in an African country that doesn’t belong to them? Why is it that Africans must worship the idol Blackstone in Mecca, but not their own stones? Why is it prohibited for Africans to have Muslim African Holymen, but Arab Muslim ‘Saints’? Who do they think they are that they have to impose a strict 7th Century version of Islam on Africa?

Singing while their men rape”

While African women in Darfur were being raped by the Janjaweed militiamen, Arab women stood nearby and sang for joy . . .The songs of the Hakama, or the”Janjaweed women” as the refugees call them, encouraged the atrocities which the militiamen committed…”

Continue reading…AfricanResistance

Kuwaiti Arabs Sexually Assault Ethiopian Woman

Police are looking for two youths in a Japanese model car who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 24-year old Ethiopian woman, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.

The woman lodged a complaint in Jahra police station and narrated she was walking along a street in Sa’ad Al-Abdullah when the two youths approached her, then they asked her to come with them.

She explained one of the two youths bundled her into the car when she refused their request and drove to an apartment in Jahra, where they raped her in succession. Later, they took her back to where she had been kidnapped.

Source: ArabTimes

Racism in Arab Lands

Above all, there is outright slavery.

The dirty little secret is finally out. Even Robert Fisk, whose anti-Israeli credentials endear him to critics of the Jewish state, wrote in an article in The Independent, on May 7, 2012, of the pious silence by the politicians, prelates, and businessmen of Arab countries about the treatment of Asian domestic servants, and discrimination against migrant labor, male and female.

The overlong story in the June 10, 2012 edition of the New York Times that a few activists, in this case Ethiopian Israelis, were protesting against racism and discrimination, is a familiar leitmotif to those who still read that newspaper; but less frequently, if ever, can those readers learn of the racism, intolerance, and discrimination that are endemic in Arab countries, or of the slavery that still exists in some of them.

Discrimination, intolerance, and racism in the Arab world persist in many forms: they affect women; all non-Muslims; dark skinned people, Blacks, would-be refugees, and migrants. Among those groups and peoples who have been denied political and civil rights are Kurds, the non-Arab people whose language belongs to the Iranian group; Berbers, the pre-Arab native people of North Africa; Turkmen who speak their own language; the Christian Copts in Egypt; the Assyrians or Assyro-Chaldeans in Iraq subject to both ethnic and religious persecution; and Jews. Christians and Jews are still regarded as dhimmis [“tolerated” people], defined in different ways but always as second-class citizens. Extreme Islamists, regarding them as infidels, have used violence against many, including the Copts and the Bahais, as well as against Jews.

Recent years have seen even stronger examples of discrimination than is customary: the slaughter in Darfur; the massacre of Kurds by Saddam Hussein and their persecution by Syria and Turkey; the Algerian government repression of the Kaybles, and the maintenance of apartheid of the Zaghawa people in the Sudan, especially in Darfur. A reasonable calculation is that over the last twenty years more than 1,500,000 African Christians have been killed or expelled from Southern Sudan, or enslaved by the Islamist regime in Khartoum.

In his unjustly neglected book, Race and Slavery in the Middle East, Bernard Lewis recounts that many of the stories in the Arabian Nights portray Blacks as slaves, and as second-class citizens, while Arabs are “white.” The Egyptian story is not a pleasant one for a variety of reasons. Egyptian Copts, about 10 to 12 million, are treated as second-class citizens and denied senior jobs. Now that the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis have won the election with 70% of the seats in new parliament, the Copts’ situation is likely only to worsen. Individual Copts and their churches have already been attacked. The Virgin Church in Assiut in Upper Egypt was burned. Copts have been sentenced to prison for allegedly insulting the Prophet. About 200,000 Egyptian Christians have tried to get visas to come to the US.

Before he became Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat, who was dark skinned, was insulted as Nasser’s “Black Poodle” and “The Monkey.” Although Blacks suffer from discrimination in many countries, Egypt has a long history of it, with Egyptians attacking black Africans in recent years. Riot police in 2005 cleared a camp of 2,500 Sudanese refugees, mostly from Darfur, at the Egyptian border with Israel. Egyptians have killed numbers of African refugees trying to reach Israel. Black Africans report verbal harassment and negative language, such as being called “oonga boonga” or samara [black], as well as physical attacks in the streets by the public, and even by Egyptian law enforcement officials. Blacks have been stopped for arbitrary identity checks on the basis of skin color, and have faced arbitrary roundups.

In Basra, Iraq, Blacks are treated contemptuously: people in street talk call them abd [slaves]. In Yemen, darker skinned individuals are known as al-akhdam [the servants]. Kuwait has shown similar hostility to blacks. 2,000,000 black African migrants were treated as virtual slaves in Libya. Even though slavery was officially abolished in Mauritania in 1981, around 15% of its population is still enslaved.

Discrimination is also rampant in the economic area. In the United Arab Emirates, the federation of seven emirates, Dubai, with its high rise buildings and luxury resorts, is attractive to tourists who are unaware that 2,500,000 migrant workers compose 80% of the population and 95% of the workforce. As the major group in the construction business, they are treated as bonded laborers, in essence slaves, despite the alleged UAE adherence to the 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination. The migrant workers are abused by very low wages, years of debts to recruitment agencies, and hazardous working conditions that result in a high rate of injuries and death.

Above all, there is outright slavery. Even though Mauritania officially abolished slavery for a third time in 2007, the legislation has never been enforced. Mauritania is an unpredictable country, one of the few, along with Yasser Arafat and the PLO, to support Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War in 1991. Today, some 500,000 are still enslaved there, including the Haratin, the hereditary slave caste who speak Arabic, the language of their masters. Similarly, slavery still exists in Yemen, in the provinces of Hudaydah and Hajja in the North, even though it was officially abolished in 1962.

In contrast, more than 120,000 of the Ethiopian Beta Israel community now live in Israel with full civil and political rights. Some are in mobile home camps, but the majority are in towns and cities, and are helped by generous government loans or low interest mortgages. Undoubtedly problems exist in the attempt of Ethiopians, from a less-developed society, to become integrated into Israeli society. They arrive with a low level of education and have language problems. But they are beginning to participate in Israeli political and social life, to enter higher educational institutions, and to take positions in public bodies, including the diplomatic corps. Even the most prejudiced critics of Israel will hesitate to call this story an illustration of racism.

Source: Gatestoneinstitute


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Tuaregs: From Hear To Timbuktu?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 1, 2012

Are the rebels in Northern Mali “TUAREG” fighters? Are they fighting alone?

Who are Tuarges, anyway?

Tuaregs are probably distant relatives of Ethiopians, Egyptians and Moroccans. Maybe Christianity had a certain influence on them: Tuareg blacksmiths sculpt beautiful Crossess like the one on the image. The crosses, worn as pendants were originally worn by men and passed from father to son. Most of the cross designs are named after oasis towns. The Ethiopian influence in them is obvious.

The Tuareg belong to the large Berber community, which stretches from the Canary Islands to Egypt and from the Mediterranean Sea to the Niger River. They are the only Berber speaking community to have preserved and used the Tifinagh writing. Nomads of vast arid lands, the common denominator of the dispersed Tuareg is the language, Tamasheq. Consequently, they identify themselves as Kel Tamasheq (people of Tamasheq). The Tuareg who had originally lived in the northern tier of Africa but were later chased southwards by successive Arab invasions.

At the independence of African States the Tuareg found themselves scattered among various states (Mali, Niger, Algeria, Libya, Burkina Faso, etc.). Now they are threatened in their survival even for reasons of the establishment of borders, which had been unknown before, and also because of the economic evolution and climatic conditions. They find themselves dominated, humiliated and, for some, reduced to the state of refugees. Because of administrative constraints and their political marginalisation, added to their geographical isolation, it seems an uphill task to establish a true figure of the Tuareg and their distribution.

The Tuareg themselves claim to be more than three million. Yet their number has variously been estimated at some 1.5 to 2 million, with the majority of some 750,000 living in Niger, and 550,000 in Mali. In Algeria they are estimated at 40,000, excluding some 100,000 refugees from Mali and Niger, and the same number is officially admitted to live in Burkina Faso. Proper figures are not established in Libya and other West African francophone countries.

In the Sahel countries of Mali and Niger, genocide has for years been perpetrated by the regimes of the two countries against the Tuareg people, and to which the entire world seems to turn a blind eye. The Tuareg tragedy has not been a priority of world opinion simply because it is a slow burning conflict.

Mali’s Tuareg Rebellion



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