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STAUROPHOBIA: England Fans Prohibited to Wave St George’s Cross in Babylon Qatar

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 6, 2022

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 😇 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 መርቆርዮስ 👉 ዮሴፍ 😇 መድኃኔ ዓለም

✞ ስታውሮፎቢያ / መስቀልን መፍራት ፤ በባቢሎን ኳታር የእንግሊዝ ደጋፊዎች የቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስን መስቀል እንዳያውለበልቡ ተከልክለዋል

  • ❖ የጽዮን መስቀል እና ቀለማት
  • ❖ የቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ መስቀል በሰርቢያ
  • ❖ የአጋንንት (እስልምና) ፩ኛ ባህሪ ሁሌም ስታውሮፎቢያ (የቅዱስ መስቀል ጥላቻ ወይም መፍራት) ነው! በየቀኑ በግል ሕይወታችን የምናየው ነው።
  • ❖ The CROSS & Colors of ZION
  • ❖ St George Cross in Serbia
  • ❖ The 1st character of the demonic (Islam) is always Staurophobia (Fear of The Holy Cross or The Crucifix)! We see it every day in our personal life.

💭 England fan is involved in bitter row with Doha security officials who try to snatch his flags – while supporters in Qatar prepare to watch crucial World Cup clash against Senegal yesterday.

Jason Watson was angered as two members of staff made him unfurl four St George’s cross banners and screened them before trying to grab them.

The supporter was filmed telling officials he had approval from the relevant authorities for the flags and appeared to ultimately be allowed into the Al Bayt Stadium, but only after an uncomfortable dispute.

When challenged, he is heard saying: ‘Look, we want to go in the ground to hang them up please. What are you taking my flag for? Now you’re keeping me for no reason, you’ve got my authorization.’

After the incident, Mr Watson told MailOnline: ‘I have got permission from Fifa to place these flags in the stadium.

‘I showed them my documentation, and they made me take out all four flags and show them to them.

‘I am here four hours early, just so I could get the flags in position. I don’t need this hassle. It’s ridiculous. They have really p****d me off.’

Two officials were filmed by MailOnline confronting the supporter, who wore an England vest, taking down his details, unfurling the flags, and still chasing after him, even though he had showed them permission on his phone.

Jason added: ‘I’ve got several flags, one is from Middlesbrough, one is from Stoke one is from Lambeth, but I don’t support any particular club.

‘I am here for England. I will feel a lot better when we’ve won three nil.’

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Qatar 2022: England Fans Dressed as ‘Christian Crusaders’ are being Persecuted by The Enemies of The Cross

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 26, 2022

💭 England fans dressed as ‘Christian Crusaders’ at the World Cup were widely derided on social media after being prevented by security staff from entering a stadium in Doha.

England fans dressed as “Christian Crusaders” were seen being prevented by security staff from entering a stadium in Doha during the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Footage on social media showed two male fans – dressed in fake armour and covered in sheets showing a red cross on a white background, commonly associated with the Crusades – being spoken to by security staff outside a stadium gate.

The stadium was the Khalifa International Stadium, according to British media reports.

The fans appeared in the clip to be walking away from the stadium after discussions with security staff.

There were unconfirmed reports online the two ‘Crusaders’ were later detained, while others said that they were allowed to enter the stadium but their swords were confiscated.

Another clip of an England fan dressed as a “crusader” and telling reporters that “fans are the essence of the game” also drew scorn online. The video was from an interview for UK news channel TalkTV. “We are what makes football,” he said.

The Crusades Were a Reasonable Response to Unchecked Islamic Aggression

The Crusades were a measured, rational response to violent and unchecked Islamic invasion and colonization.

People who believe the Crusades were somehow bad inevitably are wrong about both Christian and Muslim histories, and about the infamous and barbaric treatment of Christians under invading Muslim armies in Spain, Portugal and France between 711 and 1492.

The Crusades weren’t started by Christians or the Church. Instead, they were slow, measured, moral, reasonable and rational responses to violent and unchecked Islamic invasion and colonization. If anything, the Crusades were supremely holy when compared to the egomaniacal, selfish and hate-filled wars started by atheists between the 18th and 21st centuries. The Crusades were started to protect innocent Christians from being killed. Atheists start wars because they hate, are jealous and because they desire power. To be clear, every war started by Muslims has been, indeed a religious-inspired carnage but this doesn’t mean that every other war was religious in nature. Islam teaches that war is perfectly in keeping with Allah’s capricious and vindictive nature.

By the time the Crusades had started in 1099, invading Muslim armies had slaughtered countless thousands of Christians in the Levant, the Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula, Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. A full 90% of Christian territory had been unjustly invaded and annexed. And under the lash of their “peaceful” Muslim overlords, Christians were enslaved, raped, forced to pay the extortionist tax known as the jizya, forced to convert to their peaceful religion, and summarily executed for no other reason than they were Christians in a formerly Christian country unjustly taken over by Muslims. In fact, Muslims had controlled Spain and Portugal for 400 years before the Catholic Church came to realize that Muslims not only wanted Christian lands and wealth, but also wanted to enslave and destroy Christian souls.

To reinforce this point, let us consider the behavior of Muslims in Spain two centuries before the First Crusade. The 9th-century Christian Martyrs of Cordoba died as a result of a nonviolent campaign during the early Carolingian period in Cordoba, Spain, the seat of power of the Muslim invading forces. At the time of their martyrdom, most of the Iberian Peninsula had been under Muslim control for a century. As a response to outrageous human rights violations, a group of Christians living in Cordoba initiated a pacifistic movement that proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Islam has never been a “religion of peace.”

Despite widescale administrative efforts on the part of the invading Muslim armies of forcing Christian Spaniards and Portuguese to convert to Islam but by threats of violence and the jizya, only the very poor were swayed — simply because they couldn’t afford the exorbitant taxes imposed on them and they were fearful for the safety of their children being sold into sexual slavery by Muslims.

The evil perpetrated by Muslim spurred a Christian revival within Muslim-occupied Spain and Portugal. However, by AD 850, the Cordoba-based government met this Christian resistance with a horrific pogrom — but, despite the terror unleashed against the Christians, very few converted to Islam.

In April 850, Muslims arrested a Catholic priest named Perfectus and accused him of insulting Mohammed and subsequently murdered him. St. Perfectus’ murder resulted not in violent riots but rather in widespread displays of Christian non-violence and noncooperation. Christians took to the main plazas of Cordoba and denounced Islam and its founder Mohammed, pointing out that the religion wasn’t based in peacefulness. Many of these Christians, clerics, monks, nuns, lay people, Muslim apostates (repentant Christians who had converted to Islam and then reverted back to Christianity) were arrested and tortured but the nonviolent protests continued through 852.

It was in this same year when local invading ruler Emir Abd al-Rahman died. Emir Mohammed I (AD 852-56) succeeded him but the Christian pacifists gained momentum. Church leaders, faced with the out-of-control nonviolent revolt in Cordoba and by a fiercely violent one in Toledo, called a council at Cordoba to end the confrontation. In December 852 the council honored the fallen as martyrs but called on Christians to avoiding any more confrontations that would result in their deaths. Church historian Eulogius of Cordova composed his Memoriale sanctorum (Memorial of the Saints) and Alvarus the first part of the Indiculus luminosus (The Remarkable List).

In June 853, five additional Christians came forward to proclaim their faith. The emir was overwhelmed by the Christians’ faith and threatened to massacre all Christian men and to sell Christian women into prostitution. Though he backed down from this initial threat, the emir purged all Christians from the government, imposed severe taxes (i.e., jizya) destroyed churches, monasteries and schools and launched a massive forced conversion of the Christian populace to Islam.

In 854, however, Alvarus published the second part of his Indiculus luminosus which condemned Mohammed and equated him with the Antichrist of the Apocalypse (1 John 2:18-22, 4:3, 2 John 1:7, Revelation 16:13, 19:20, 20:10). In 855, Christians again spoke out against the Islamic invaders in the public squares and before the magistrates, urging Muslims to convert to Christianity. For this, they were martyred out of hand, but this didn’t stem the flood of Christians eager to witness to the Faith. Eulogius was executed in 859 and with his death came the end of the martyrdom movement. However, the deaths of thousands of Christians served to reinvigorate the Crusaders fighting in the Reconquista in the unoccupied lands of Spain and Portugal.

Thus Christians, natives of their own country, chose to bless and pray for their persecutors, peacefully and nonviolently as the Master himself taught us (Luke 6:27-33):

But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you and pray for those who mistreat you. If anyone hits you on one cheek, let him hit the other one too; if someone takes your coat, let him have your shirt as well. Give to everyone who asks you for something and when someone takes what is yours, do not ask for it back. Do for others just what you want them to do for you. If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners love those who love them! And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners do that!

To fully understand the difference in mentality between the pacifist, non-violent attitude of the Cordoba Martyrs and their violent, oppressive Muslim overlords, we should juxtapose the Muslim legalist al-Razi’s defense of the jizya, the exorbitant and oppressive tax levied against Christians and Jews, to the wise words of the Redeemer quoted above:

The intention of taking the jizya is not to approve the disbelief of non-Muslims in Islam, but rather to spare their lives and to give them some time; in hope that during it; they might stop to reflect on the virtues of Islam and its compelling arguments and consequently converting from disbelief to belief. That’s why it’s important to pay the jizya with humiliation and servility, because naturally, any sensible person cannot stand humiliation and servility. So if the disbeliever is given some time watching the pride of Islam and hearing evidences of its authenticity, then apparently this might carry him to convert to Islam and that’s the main rationale behind the enactment of the jizya. (Tafsir al-Kabir. Koran 9:29)

“Because naturally, any sensible person cannot stand humiliation and servility.” Thus, by this Muslim scholar’s own admission, Islam is not open to the possibility of humility and humble service to others — these aren’t virtues extolled by Islam since no “sensible person” would practice them — the very two virtues Christ demands of his followers.

Islam and Christianity have little in common other than their monotheism, and Islam is certainly the cause of many wars. Christianity isn’t.

💭 Bill Warner, PhD: Jihad vs Crusades

👉 Which was worse? Watch the data and you decide. This video is part of Bill Warner’s astounding lecture: “Why we are afraid. A 1400 years secret”

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Qatar | Enemies of The Cross Attack Brazilian Christians, Trample The Flag of Zion-Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 25, 2022

💭 ኳታር | የመስቀሉ ጠላቶች የብራዚላውያን ክርስቲያኖችን አጠቁ፣ የጽዮን/የኢትዮጵያ ቀለማትና መስቀል ያለበትን የብራዚል ‘ፔርናቡኮ’ ግዛት ባንዲራን ረገጡት። በይፋ የተሰጠው ምክኒያት፤ “የግብረ-ሰዶማውያን ባንዲራ ነው” የሚል ነበር።

አይይ! ይህማ ሰበብ ነው፤ ለዋሃቢስቶቹ ኳታሮች ዋናው ምክኒያታቸው ኃያሉ መስቀል እና ድንቆቹ የጽዮን ቀለማት ናቸው።

ሰሞኑን “ኢትዮጵያውያን ነን፣ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖች ነን” የሚሉት ግብዞቹና ጨቅላዎቹ ወገኖቻችን፤ “ኳታር አልተቻለችም የግብረሰዶማውያኑን ባንዲራ ከለከለች፤ እንዲህ ነው መሆን ያለበ፣ ጀግና ሃገር፣ ድንቅ ሃገር!” እያሉ በችኮላ ሲቀበጣጥሩ እያየን ነው። በጣም ያሳዝናል! ሃቁ ግን የኳታርም ሆኑ ሌሎቹ መሀመዳውያን ከፍተኛ ችግር ያለባቸው ከጽዮን ቀለማት ጋር ነው። የሰዶም ዜጎች ለማውለብለብ የሚሹትን ባንዲራ መከልከላቸውና መቃወማቸው እንዲያው ለይስሙላ ነው፤ እንዲያውም እግረ መንገዳቸውን የማርያም መቀነትን፣ የጽዮንንኢትዮጵያን ሰንደቅ መቃወማቸው/መከልከላቸው መሆኑ ነው። እስልምና እኮ ግብረሰዶማዊነትን አይከለክልም፤ እንዲያውም ያበረታታል እንጂ። ግብረሰዶማዊነት በድብቅ በጣም የተስፋፋባቸው ሃገራት የሙስሊም ሃገራት መሆናቸው ይታወቃል። የተመሳሳይ ጾታና የእንስሶች ወሲባዊ ግኑኝነቶችን በከፍተኛ ቁጥር በኢንተርኔት የሚከታተሉት የሙስሊም ሃገራት ናቸው።

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ለማንኛውም፤ ስታዲዮሞቿን በእስያውያን ስደተኛ “ባሪያዎች” አሰርታና ከስድስት ሺህ በላይ ምስኪን ስደተኞችን ገድላ የዓለም ዋንጫን በማስተናገድ ላይ ያለችው “ዋሃቢያ ኳታር የግብረሰዶማውያንን ባንዲራ ከለከለች፤ እሰየሁ እልልል!” የምትሉ “ክርስቲያኖች” ከዚህ ሞኝነት የተሞላበት ተግባራችሁ ብትቆጠቡ ይሻላችኋል።

እነዚህ የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነት ያላቸው እስማኤላውያን የዋቄዮአላህሉሲፈር ጭፍሮች፤ በክርስቶስ ስም እስካልዳኑ ድረስ፤ የመስቀሉ፣ የጽዮን፣ የቅዱሳኑ፣ የማርያም መቀነትና የእግዚአብሔር አምላክ የሆነው ነገር ሁሉ ጠላቶች ናቸው።

💭 “በሰዶም ዜጎች የተመረጠው የፋሺስቱ ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ ቁንጮ ግራኝ የሰዶማውያንን ባንዲራ አውለበለበ

💭 እያንዳንዱ የክርስቶስን አምላክነት ያላመነ/ያልተቀበለ ፣ ጌታችንን ያልተከተለ፣ ያልተጠመቀና ለዋቄዮአላህሉሲፈር አጎብድዶ የሚሰግድ (ዋቀፌታ + እስላም + ፕሮቴስታንት) ብሎም ከባዕዳውያኑ ምዕራባውያን ኤዶማውያን እና ምስራቃውያኑ እስማኤላውያን ጋር አብሮ በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ የዘመተ እያንዳንዱ ሰው የሰዶምና ገሞራ ዜጋ ነው። ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ የሰዶምና ገሞራ ዜጋ መሆኑን ቪዲዮው እንደምሳሌ ያሳየናል።

[Genesis 9:13-15]

“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life”

[Philippians 3:18-19]

“For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.”

💭 Qatari World Cup Officials Trample Rainbow Flag of Brazil’s Pernambuco Region

Qatari officials caused an uproar Tuesday after mistaking the rainbow flag of the Brazilian State of Pernambuco as a gay pride flag and throwing it to the ground and trampling it.

Witnesses said that Qatari officials were incensed by the flag after Saudi Arabia beat Argentina in the World Cup, according to the news website g1.

Qatari authorities reportedly took a Pernambuco flag from the Brazilian representatives in Lusail Stadium, Doha. Journalist Victor Pereira said that local authorities took the flag, threw it on the ground, and then stomped on it.

As g1 noted, the Pernambuco flag has no connection to the gay agenda at all.

“The rainbow on the flag of Pernambuco symbolizes the union of all Pernambuco and makes reference to the diversity of those who came together around an ideal. It has been present on the state flag since 1817, the year of the Pernambuco Revolution, which made Pernambuco independent from Portugal for 70 days,” g1 reported.

“In the beginning, the arch was red, yellow and white, symbolizing the beginning of a new era, of peace, friendship and unity. In 1917, it changed to red, yellow and green,” the site added.

Along with a rainbow, the State of Pernambuco flag also includes the sun’s symbology, a blue field to represent the sky, a white area to denote peace, and a Christian cross to represent the religious faiths of the residents.

💭 Selected Comments from Breitbart News:

  • ☆ The lgbtq+ have perverted the rainbow, that’s why. They don’t own the rainbow. Only God owns it
  • ☆ Isnt it ironic that God gave us the Rainbow as a symbol he wont destroy the world for wickedness by flood, and the alphabet people flaunt their sins using that symbol.
  • ☆ I have to wonder if the cross on the flag played a role, too.
  • ☆ I’m guessing the cross offended them as much or more than the rainbow……
  • ☆ And while they can put it on a flag, God put His in sky for all to see.
  • ☆ I grew up the rainbow meaning happiness and color, now, you can’t go near it or people think you’re gay. It’s a small part of what’s being ruined.
  • ☆ Gays have really ruined the rainbow

👉 Courtesy: Breitbart News

💭 The Major Difference Between God’s Rainbow And The LGBT Pride Rainbow

The number 7 in the Bible as well as in nature show the completeness and perfectness of our Heavenly Father. The number 6, on the other hand, does not fare so well. The number is first mentioned in connection with the flood of Noah, and last mentioned with the Mark of the Beast and the Battle of Armageddon. All judgments on sin. The Mark of the Beast includes three 6’s, a complete judgement on sin. How many colors in the LGBT Pride Rainbow? You guessed it – 6.

God’s Rainbow, the one that He set in the sky as a sign to Noah, has 7 observable colors in it – red, orange. yellow, green, blue, violet, and indigo.

“And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.” Genesis 9:11-13

I was reading earlier how Skittles traded in its iconic rainbow packaging for a monochromatic black-and-white design in honor of LGBT Pride parade celebrations in London this week.

The candy company joined in the celebration earlier this week and handed out limited-edition black-and-white bags filled with white Skittles, with a black S imprinted on them. An all-white Skittles float was also seen making its way through the thousands of revelers during the Pride parade in London.

And it got me thinking about the a major difference between God’s rainbow and the counterfeit LGBT Pride rainbow symbol.

God’s rainbow, the one that He set in the sky as a sign to Noah, has 7 observable colors in it – red, orange. yellow, green, blue, violet, and indigo. The number 7 is strongly associated with God and His perfect completeness. Please note the following about the number 7:

  • ❖ There are 7 days of the week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • ❖ There are 7 continents – Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America
  • ❖ The Name Jehovah appears 7 times in the King James Bible – Genesis 22:14, Exodus 6:3, Exodus 17:15, Judges 6:24, Psalms 83:18, Isaiah 2:2, Isaiah 26:4
  • ❖ There are 7 Churches in Revelation – Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea
  • ❖ There are 7 notes in the musical scale – C, D, E, F, G, A, B
  • ❖ There are 7 colors when light passes through a prism – the three primary colors and four secondary ones affectionately known as ROYGBIV
  • ❖ There are 7 levels in the Periodic Table of the Elements – the 7 levels of periodicity

Further, there are the 7 Mysteries given to the apostle Paul, 7 baptisms of fire, 7 resurrections, and a whole host of other 7’s. Multiples of 7 also figure into the biblical narrative: the “seventy weeks” prophecy in Daniel 9:24 concerns 490 years (7 times 7 times 10). Jeremiah 29:10 predicted the Babylonian Captivity would last for seventy years (7 times 10). According to Leviticus 25:8, the Year of Jubilee was to begin after the passing of every forty-ninth year (7 times 7).

Are you starting to get the picture? The number 7 in the Bible as well as in nature shows the completeness and perfectness of our Heavenly Father. The number 6, on the other hand, does not fare so well. The number is first mentioned in connection with the flood of Noah, and last mentioned with the Mark of the Beast and the Battle of Armageddon. All judgments on sin. The Mark of the Beast includes three 6’s, a complete judgment on sin.

How many colors in the LGBT Pride Rainbow? You guessed it – 6.

Gilbert Baker, an artist and drag queen, first created the Rainbow Flag in 1978.

Baker’s rainbow flag actually originally had eight colors – hot pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo/blue and violet — but it gradually lost its stripes until it became the six-color version most commonly used today. Each of the colors has its own significance, he says: hot pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony and violet for spirit.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LGBT RAINBOW PRIDE FLAG

The flag lost its hot pink stripe when Baker approached the Paramount Flag Company to begin mass producing them – the hot pink fabric was too rare and expensive to include. The flag lost its indigo stripe before the 1979 Gay Freedom Day Parade. The committee organizing the parade wanted to split the flag in half and fly each part from the light poles along both sides of Market Street, so it became a six-striped flag. Baker says the flag was cemented as an international symbol in 1994, when he made a mile-long flag for the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

About that Pride thing…

As a Bible believer, I always found it odd that the LGBT would call their movement the Pride movement. The Bible says that all the ‘children of pride’ have a king set over them to rule them, and that king is the Devil who shows up as Leviathan in the book of Job:

“He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.” Job 41:34

And, oh yeah, that’s the sixth place where the word ‘pride’ appears in the Bible.

💭 My Note: In Earth as it is in Heaven there are 7 Dimensions from Adam to 😇 Enoch: The 7th Man.

Actually, Muslims and Gays are both enemies of The Cross of Christ & God’s Rainbow. That World Cup fans wearing the rainbow, a symbol of gay pride and rights, face ‘harassment’ in Qatar is just another game of Hegel’s Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis Model. The fact that we never see/hear gays complain about Islam and Muslims, or never fight against them tells us they’re in fact allies in the shadows. The further you are from The Cross of Christ, the faster you fall into a bottomless pit.

Pakistan Tops List of Most Porn-Searching Countries: Google

💭 Stealing The Rainbow

👉 Stealing The Rainbow

👉 An Extremely Rare Rainbow-Colored Cloud Over Ethiopia

👉 Gays Are Lacing Fireworks with Homosexual Chemtrails

💭 Death of Queen Elizabeth II + St. Raphael + Ethiopian New Year (9/11) + Zion Mary + Rainbow

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Qatari Royals Who Banned World Cup Beer Caught on Camera at FIFA Party Awash With Booze

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 18, 2022

💭 Supporters will be banned from buying and drinking beer in and around stadiums at the World Cup in Qatar.

በኳታሩ የዓለም ዋንጫ ወቅት ቢራ እንዳይሸጥ በዛሬው ዕለት ትዕዛዝ ያስተላለፉት የኳታር ልዑላዋያን ቤተሰቦች በፊፋ ፓርቲ ላይ እራሳቸው በቢራ ተሳክረው ሲፈነጥዙ በካሜራ ተያዙ። ግብዞች!

World Cup organisers in Qatar have been hit with claims of ‘total hypocrisy’ after banning fans from drinking beer in and around the country’s stadiums over the course of the tournament. The sale of alcohol is strictly controlled in Qatar, who had to relax their regulations to allow FIFA sponsors Budweiser to sell beer outside stadiums and in fan zones.

This measure was partially overturned on Friday with just two days until the World Cup gets underway and many fans having already travelled to the country under the impression they would be allowed to drink. Qatari officials have since come under fire after video footage taken byThe Mirrorshowed FIFA delegates and guests indulging in expensive champagne at a lavish party after the World Cup draw earlier this year.

England boss Gareth Southgate was among the revellers at the post-draw gathering, with attendees enjoying a selection of alcoholic beverages despite regular fans being unable to drink beer at World Cup stadiums. A number of drunken delegates were said to have invaded the stage to burst into a chorus of: “Ole, ole, ole, Qatar, Qatar,” while a waitress is quoted as saying: “It’s expensive French champagne and they are all drinking it like water. They just don’t care.”

The footage has sparked fury among supporters on their way to the World Cup, with England fan Neal Weekes one of several Qatar-bound fans with a hardline view on the matter. He said: “They are threatening us with no beer before the games, it’s outrageous. It’s one rule for them and one for us. It’s always the diehard fans who miss out. Total hypocrisy, it’s a disgrace.”

👉 Courtesy: The Mirror

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Qatari Security Threaten to Break Danish TV Crew’s Camera During Live Pre-World Cup Broadcast

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 17, 2022

💭 የኳታር ደህንነት በቅድመ-አለም ዋንጫ ስርጭት ወቅት የዴንማርክን የቴሌቭዥን ቡድን ካሜራ ሊሰብር ዛተ

💭 A Danish TV crew’s live broadcast in Qatar was interrupted by security staff who threatened to break their camera over claims they did not have a permit.

TV2 reporter Rasmus Tantholdt was reporting live from a street in Doha ahead of the FIFA World Cup when he was stopped by officials late on Tuesday.

Three men in traditional dress pulled up behind the news anchor in an electric cart and tried to block the camera lens.

Mr Tantholdt was heard saying in English: “You invited the whole world to come here, why can’t we film? It’s a public place.”

After showing them his press accreditation, he added: “You can break the camera, you want to break it? You are threatening us by smashing the camera?”

Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has since apologised.

They said the journalists were “mistakenly interrupted”.

“Upon inspection of the crew’s valid tournament accreditation and filming permit, an apology was made to the broadcaster by on-site security before the crew resumed their activity,” a statement said.

Tournament bosses also said they spoke to Mr Tantholdt and “issued an advisory to all entities to respect the filming permits in place for the tournament”.

Players threaten protests despite bans.

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US Team Redesigns Crest with LGBTQ+ Rainbow Stripes Ahead of World Cup in Qatar

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 14, 2022

💭 ዩኤስ አሜሪካ በመጭው በኳታር የአለም ዋንጫ ላይ ከግብረ-ሰዶማውያን ጋር ያላትን አጋርነት ለማሳየት ግብረ-ሰዶማውያኑ ከማርያም መቀነት (፯/7 ቀለማት) በሰረቁት (፮/6 ቀለማት) የቀስተደመና ቀለማት የብሔራዊ ቡድኗን አርማ እንደገና ለመቀባት ወስናለች።

👹 እስማኤላውያኑ ምስራቃውን እና ኤዶማውያኑ ምዕራባውያን የሰዶም ዜጎች በእህልህ የብሽሽቆሽ ድራማ የተፎካከሩና የተጣሉ እየመሰሉ (Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis(ተሲስ ፣ ፀረ-ፀረስታ እና ውህደት/መደመር) የእግዚአብሔር የሆነው ነገር ሁሉ (የማርያም መቀንት) እንዲጠላ ለማድረግ ብሎም ለመንጠቅ ብዙ ተንኮሎችን በመስራት ላይ ናቸው። ልክ የእኛዎቹ ደቡባውያን ኢትዮጵያ ዘ-ስጋ የሰዶም ዜጎች የጽዮን ሰንደቅ፣ ኢትዮጵያ፣ ተዋሕዶ ክርስትና እና ግዕዝ ቋንቋ እንዲጠሉና ጽዮናውያኑም ከደው ራቁታቸውን እንዲቀሩና ወደ ጥልቁ አብረዋቸው ይገቡ ዘንድ እነዚህን ኢትዮጵያዊ የሆኑ ልዩ መንፈሳዊ ገጸበረከቶችን ይዘው በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ ጂሃድ ከፈቱ። አይይይ!

💭 USA make a statement at the World Cup in Qatar by REDESIGNING their crest with rainbow colors to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community

  • The USMNT squad have arrived in Qatar to continue their World Cup preparation
  • Team showed solidarity with LGBTQ+ community by redesigning their USA crest
  • Rather than the usual red stripes, the new crest incorporates rainbow colors
  • USA plays its first game against Wales on Monday before facing England and Iran

The United States men’s national soccer team (USMNT) redesigned its crest with gay pride rainbow stripes ahead of the World Cup in Qatar in an effort to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

Earlier this year, USMNT announced a partnership with the You Can Play Project for the fourth consecutive year to support LGBTQ+.

“As part of its “One Nation” social responsibility platform to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB), U.S. Soccer, with support from Volkswagen, will partner with the You Can Play Project for the fourth consecutive year to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride month during its friendly matches in June. The You Can Play Project is an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, coaches and fans no matter their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.”

“U.S. Soccer is proud to support all fans, players, and employees to share their voices during LGBTQ+ Pride Month and create a more diverse and inclusive environment. We will continue in our support for the LGBTQ+ community in our belief that a diverse and inclusive environment enables our fans, players, and employees to thrive and make a real impact on people across the world.”

At the World Cup in Qatar, the U.S. men’s national team made headlines by redesigning their crest to include the rainbow flag.

This is a bold move from the US team despite the strict law in Qatar regarding LGBTQ+ people.

Qatar criminalizes same-sex sexual activity between men and between women. Punishment can be as severe as the death penalty by stoning.

The country’s human rights record has led to calls for teams and officials to boycott the November 20 to December 18 tournament.

👉 Courtesy: TGP + Daily Mail

💭 Selected comments from both sites:

🛑 TGP

  • ☆ That rips it. I’m not going to watch any of the World Cup, as a protest against sports inanity.
  • ☆ Lets rename the team Sodom and Gomorrah while we are at it.
  • ☆ The queerification of America continues by these insane degenerates. Sodom and Gomorrah 2.0 in the making.
  • ☆ Joe Biden and the demoncrats would love to change our old, red, white and blue to the lgbtq.
  • ☆ I will NEVER celebrate perversion or faggotry. Never.

🛑 Daily Mail

  • ☆ Ridiculous. National teams shouldn’t be making political statements.
  • ☆ NFL’s ratings took a nosedive when they mixed sports and politics. These people don’t learn from past mistakes.
  • ☆ How about boycotting the tournament? Why don’t they show solidarity by quitting the tournament entirely?
  • ☆ Qatar should’ve NEVER been allowed to host this tournament, boycott FIFA!!

💭 Ex-Fifa-Boss Blatter: Qatar World Cup ‘Is a Mistake,’ | Qatar World Cup of Shame, Slavery & Genocide

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Ex-Fifa-Boss Blatter: Qatar World Cup ‘Is a Mistake,’ | Qatar World Cup of Shame, Slavery & Genocide

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 9, 2022

የቀድሞው የፊፋ ፕሬዚደንት ሴፕ ብላተር፤ “የኳታር የዓለም ዋንጫ ‘ስህተት ነው’ | የኳታር የአለም ዋንጫ፤ የውርደት፣ የባርነት እና የዘር ማጥፋት ዋንጫ

🐺 እርጉሟ አቴቴ ሳህለወርቅ “ኤልዛቤል” ዘውዴ ደግሞ “በድሬዳዋ እግር ባህልን ለማጠንከር” በሚል ስልቂያ ከፊፋ ገንዘብ መቀበሏን ዛሬ የወጣው መረጃ ይጠቁመናል

  • ☆ Genocide in Tigray: Over a million Christians Massacred
  • ☆ 200.000 Women, Girls Raped in Ethiopia’s Tigray
  • ☆ Violence in Tigray is Causing Starvation for Millions

⚽ Sepp Blatter says choosing Qatar to host World Cup was ‘a mistake’

  • Former Fifa president claims country ‘too small’ and ‘bad choice’
  • Blatter blames votes of Platini and UEFA colleagues for outcome

Handing the World Cup to Qatar was a “mistake” and a “bad choice” according to the former Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who has repeated claims the decision was a result of secret political pressure.

Blatter says the tournament was handed to the Gulf state because of the actions of the former Uefa president, Michel Platini, under pressure from France’s then president, Nicolas Sarkozy. “For me it is clear: Qatar is a mistake. The choice was bad,” Blatter told the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger. “At the time, we actually agreed in the executive committee that Russia should get the 2018 World Cup and the USA that of 2022. It would have been a gesture of peace if the two longstanding political opponents had hosted the World Cup one after the other.”

Asked why Qatar was a bad choice, Blatter made no mention of the human rights concerns that have hung over the tournament, but said: “It’s too small a country. Football and the World Cup are too big for that.”

Blatter said that Fifa’s plans were disrupted by Platini, claiming the Frenchman was instrumental in directing four votes from European countries to Qatar, after pressure from Sarkozy.

“Thanks to the four votes of Platini and his [Uefa] team, the World Cup went to Qatar rather than the United States. It’s the truth,” Blatter said of the 14-8 voting result against the US in the final two.

“Platini told me he had been invited to the Élysée Palace, where French president Sarkozy had just had lunch with the Crown Prince of Qatar,” Blatter said. “Sarkozy said to Platini: ‘See what you and your colleagues from Uefa can do for Qatar when the World Cup is awarded.’ I then asked him: ‘And now?’”

According to Blatter, when he queried this, Platini’s response was: “‘Sepp, what would you do if your president asked you for something?’ I then told him that the question didn’t arise for me because we don’t have a president in Switzerland.”

👉 Just In: FIFA

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura concluded two days of meetings with stakeholders from government and sport in Ethiopia today, in the company of a delegation from the Horn of Africa.

On Sunday in an audience with Sahle Work Zewde, the President of Federal Republic of Ethiopia, along with CAF Vice President and Djibouti Football Federation President Souleiman Waberi, Ethiopia Football Federation President Esayas Jira and Secretary General Bahiru Tilahun Limenih, discussions centred around FIFA Football for Schools Programme. In particular, the importance of playing sport, both for the benefits of personal health, as well as the learning of life skills such as teamwork, fair play and communication was highlighted.

👹 President Jezebel Sahle-Work Zewde and Mass Rape in Tigray, Ethiopia

The troops of the evil Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and cruel President Sahel Work Zewde and their allies are deploying rape and famine in their war in the Tigray region. Tigray is the cradle of Ethiopian Christianity and civilization.

Many Christian Tigrayan women have courageously come forward to tell the world their stories of how they have been raped. They tell how their families were killed and homes destroyed, how they are trying to save their children from starvation.

The female president of Ethiopia Jezebel Sahle-Work Zewde, who visited the safe house in Mekelle in 2021 (her only visit) where thousands of vicitims and survivors are receiving medical care, Christian women of Tigray were scared:

When soldiers providing security for President Sahle-Work Zewde came to inspect the facility before her arrival, rape survivors gathering in the television room cried out in horror, fearing they would be assaulted again, staffers told AFP. Most refused to meet with Ms Sahle-Work.

It was “like they were fetching water”, 40-year-old Tirhas recalls. Once a day, she says, Ethiopian soldiers would line up outside her cell in a military camp, sometimes as many as 10 men waiting their turn to rape her.

According to Tirhas, the group assaults lasted for two weeks – from the afternoon soldiers picked her up off a street in Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region, until the day they drove her home.

But her nightmare was not over. Two nights later, a soldier barged in during the evening curfew and raped her as her three children – ages 11, seven and three – cowered in terror in an adjacent room, she said.

“I don’t feel safe in Tigray anymore. Even the sight of the military uniform frightens me very much,” Tirhas, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, told AFP during a tearful interview at the safe house where she is now recovering.

“Even now I’m shocked, and I’m wondering: What did the women of Tigray do to deserve this?”

‘We cried, we screamed’

That statement, though, told only part of the story of the president’s visit, which witnesses describe as openly confrontational.

When soldiers providing security for President Sahle-Work Zewde came to inspect the facility before her arrival, rape survivors gathering in the television room cried out in horror, fearing they would be assaulted again, staffers told AFP. Most refused to meet with Ms Sahle-Work.

“When she came, we cried, we screamed, we didn’t want to talk to her,” recalled Ms Abrehet, who told AFP that Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers raped her for eight days in a military camp after pulling her off a bus near the Tigray town of Wukro. “We never want to talk to her,” Ms Abrehet added.

💭 A “Feminist” Government: And It’s Repulsive Rape Cover-ups

In 2018, Ethiopia appointed it’s first & Africa’s only serving female head of state. It also got the first female Supreme Court president. A female politician was now a chairperson of National Election Board. It even created a brand new ministry, named it Ministry of Peace & handed the leadership over to a woman. Out of 20 cabinet members, 10 of them were women. A notably male dominated post, the Defense Ministry, was also to be lead by a woman for the first time.

Ethiopians rejoiced, the rest of the world applauded and media covered this change with flying compliments. Representation mattered. This was seen as something that can level the gender field. Having a 50% women led cabinet was impressive by any standard since the global average for female government ministers is 18.3 percent . More than a dozen countries have no women cabinet members at all.

Desperate for answers, concerned citizens turned to the gender reformed government & its women “Leaders”. Surely they are here to speak for their sisters, mothers and children. They said so. The world thought so.

Days, weeks, and months passed. The ladies in high places chose the the age old technic of avoiding responsibilities related to rape & women grievance — Silence. There was no direct or indirect addressing of such horrific victims account. There was no urging of an immediate investigation into the matter. There was no expression of absolute outrage. There was no message to families of alleged victims to stay calm or that they are with them.

The last time the Press secretary mentioned rape was back in 2018 – right after she was appointed. The post was of a generic lip-service type she had come to be known for.

Four months into this war, The President decided to travel to the war torn region. Part of her photo-op visit was to include a stop at a hospital were rape victims were also being treated. At the entrance, the President was politely asked by doctors and other stuff members to not go in with military men who accompanied her. The victims were traumatized & the sight of men in uniforms was additional trauma. The president took a personal offense to being morally lectured. So she refused. She demanded that the military men be allowed in with her. The hospital stuff reported that on catching sight of the soldiers, the victims began screaming, crying and shaking with fear. The president had to remove herself from the spot immediately since no amount of comforting or assurance could calm the victims down. She left — leaving the victims a little worse than she found them.

Her office then released statements & pictures. Showing her interacting attentively & kindly with locals. This would surely get her boss the good PR he very much needed. Still no mention of rape allegations. Continued silence. The president warned at the beginning of her term that she will exhaust the men by speaking up for women issues. Two years into her seat & tested with real life challenge, the world could see she has no intention of delivering on that promise.

Can an autocrat be using a gender reform movement and the feminist agenda?

It has become obvious now that the ladies in position of influence and power in Ethiopia have chosen to politicize the suffering of women. They too have decided to utilize the same weapon of covering up rape allegations just like men in history had. If you don’t talk about it, it has not happened. Some of their supporters believe them. Many more others are left wondering if this gender reform was genuine or if it was implemented merely to strengthen the power of the men behind this reform.

Amidst such horrifying moment, they all found time to stay connected on social media discussing everything but the war and war crimes. The Supreme Court President posted a glossy picture of herself with other women “leaders” of the country in the President’s office. She said she was so proud. Proud of the recognition the president had secured from Forbes as the only African woman to be listed The World’s Most Powerful Women 2020” were the likes of Vice President Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Sheikh Hasina Wajed & Rania Nashar were featured. The picture was clean. The office was modern. The ladies were smiling. On the pictures they share and topics they chose to discuss — Their male colleagues don’t need to be nudged, everything is under control & all is well in the land of the feminists.

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Official Document Describes Scale of Abuses in Ethiopia War

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 21, 2022

💭 እነ አቶ ጌታቸው ረዳ ሕዝቤን ለአውሬዎቹ የሤራ አጋሮቻቸው አስረክበው ወደ ደቡብ አፍሪቃ ለሽርሽር ሄዱ። እዚያው ቢቀሩ፣ መምጣቱ ለማይቀረውና ጋላ-ኦሮሞዎቹን ለሚበቀለው ጽዮናዊ አርበኛ ለአፄ ዮሐንስ አምስተኛ እድሉን ቢሰጡት ምናልባት ከገሃነም እሳት ሊድኑ ይችሉ ይሆናል። 😠😠😠 ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ! 😢😢😢

By ASSOCIATED PRESS

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Dozens of women and girls have been raped and hundreds of civilians killed during fighting in Ethiopia´s Tigray region, according to an official document seen by The Associated Press.

Roughly 40 girls and women between the ages of 13 and 80 were raped in the town of Sheraro in northwestern Tigray, according to the document prepared by Tigray´s regional Emergency Coordination Centre. The center includes regional government bureaus, U.N. agencies and nongovernmental organizations.

The document reports eight more rapes, “including gang rape,” in the district of Tselemti, also in northwestern Tigray.

Issued Oct. 14, the document did not state who was responsible for the sexual violence. Nor did it state the time frame in which it occurred.

According to diplomatic sources, Eritrean and Ethiopian forces took control of Sheraro last month. Eritrean troops have fought alongside Ethiopia´s federal military since hostilities resumed in Tigray on Aug. 24 after a lull in fighting.

Diplomats have expressed alarm over reports of civilian casualties in the region as Ethiopia´s federal military this week took control of the major town of Shire and the federal government expressed its aim to capture Tigray´s airports and federal institutions.

A humanitarian worker based in Shire told the AP the town´s airport is now manned by Eritrean forces. Ethiopian and Eritrean forces have captured warehouses belonging to NGOs there, and Eritrean forces are specifically looting vehicles, according to the aid worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of safety fears.

U.S. officials have called on Eritrean forces to withdraw from Tigray and urged the parties to agree to an immediate cease-fire. The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Samantha Power, has described the human cost of the conflict as “staggering.”

The internal document seen by the AP said 159 individuals have been “shot dead” in the Tahtay Adiyabo, Dedebit and Tselemti areas of northwestern Tigray, adding that others were maimed by gunshots and shelling.

A further 157 people were “taken by Eritrean forces” in Tselemti, Dedebit and Sheraro, according to the document, which said there is “no information (on their) whereabouts.”

The latest fighting has halted aid deliveries to Tigray, where around 5 million people need humanitarian help. A lack of fuel and a communications blackout are hindering the distribution of aid supplies that were already in the region.

Ethiopia´s federal government said Thursday it would participate in African Union-led peace talks expected to begin in South Africa next week. Tigray’s fugitive authorities are yet to confirm their attendance but have previously committed to participating in talks mediated by the African Union.

Both the U.N. Security Council and the African Union’s Peace and Security Council were due to discuss the conflict on Friday.

A World Food Program spokesperson told the AP “an armed group” entered its warehouse in Shire on Oct. 18, a day after Ethiopia´s federal government announced the town’s capture.

“WFP is actively working to confirm if the armed individuals remain and if any humanitarian stocks or assets have been taken or damaged,” the spokesperson said.

All sides have been accused of atrocities since the conflict in northern Ethiopia began almost two years ago.

Last week a report by the Amhara Association of America advocacy group said the Tigray forces had killed at least 193 civilians and raped 143 women and girls since August in the Raya Kobo area of the Amhara region, which borders Tigray.

The conflict, which began nearly two years ago, has spread from Tigray into the neighboring regions of Afar and Amhara as Tigray´s leaders try to break the blockade of their region.

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The World’s Worst War You Aren’t Watching is in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 21, 2022

💭 At least half a million people have died so far from direct violence, starvation and lack of access to health care.

💭 ዓለም የማታየው የአለም አስከፊ ጦርነት ያለው ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ነው።

እስካሁን ድረስ ቢያንስ ግማሽ ሚሊዮን ሰዎች በቀጥታ ጥቃት፣ በረሃብ እና በጤና አገልግሎት እጦት ሞተዋል።

“Calling out the atrocities for what they are would at least put Ethiopia and Eritrea on notice that the world is watching, and the long arm of international justice could ultimately prevail. Offenders in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia and Sierra Leone, to name a few, ultimately faced justice after all.”

የተፈጸሙትንፎች በስም መጥራት ቢያንስ ኢትዮጵያና ኤርትራ ዓለም እያያቸው መሆኑን ያሳስባል እና የረዥም አለም አቀፍ የፍትህ ክንድ በመጨረሻ ሊያሸንፍ ይችላል። በሩዋንዳ የቀድሞዋ ዩጎዝላቪያ እና ሴራሊዮን ወንጀለኞች ጥቂቶቹን ለመጥቀስ ያህል በመጨረሻ ለፍትህ ቀርበዋል

👉 Courtesy: Star Tribune

While the world’s eyes are trained on the war in Ukraine and whether Vladimir Putin is unhinged enough to use nuclear weapons, another war rages mostly unseen some 3,000 miles away in Ethiopia.

The war is centered on the northern region of Tigray, where a long-standing political conflict between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) turned violent in 2020. The region has been under a near total blockade for most of the time since, cut off from humanitarian aid, electricity, telecommunications and banking, leaving 5.3 million civilians in dire straits. The Ethiopian government’s renewed offensive has escalated the crisis even further.

Accurately estimating the dead while war continues is difficult, but the best estimates available suggest at least half a million people have died so far from direct violence, starvation and lack of access to health care. Starvation seems to be a feature rather than a bug in the government’s battle plan. More recent estimates suggest that this number have died in combat alone, possibly bringing the overall deaths closer to a million.

To put it in perspective, the United Nations estimates about 6,000 civilians have been killed in Ukraine so far, and estimates put military deaths in the tens of thousands. Even if these estimates are low, the best available numbers suggest that the scale of death in Ethiopia exceeds that in Ukraine many times over. And yet Ethiopia has received a small fraction of attention, both from policymakers and the media.

The U.S. and others must take a more direct approach before the worst fears of the Tigrayan people are realized.

Those fears include a genocide of the people of Tigray. In response to the latest offensive, the United Nations, African Union, United States and other countries have called on all sides to cease hostilities. But generic calls for everyone to stop fighting and quiet behind-the-scenes diplomacy that has been the favored approach so far are a woefully inadequate response.

Tigrayan authorities have indicated that they would respect a cease-fire, but Ethiopian government officials have instead doubled down to lambaste the “evils” of its enemy. Meanwhile, the Ethiopian government has reportedly dropped leaflets in Tigray stating that anyone remaining behind would be considered a combatant, raising clear concerns that all Tigrayans, a distinct ethnic group, would be targets in an assault.

Sources from the area claim Ethiopian and Eritrean forces (their allies) have been instructed to kill three Tigrayans each, including elderly and children, and that victims’ limbs and skulls are on display.

These stories are unverified given the lack of humanitarian and media access to the region. But given the language and actions of Ethiopia so far, along with the death toll and atrocities already committed, there is little reason not to take them seriously.

Eritrea’s role has complicated efforts to reach a peace, too, as few countries have any leverage to influence its actions, and the TPLF is its sworn enemy. There is no guarantee that Eritrea will stop fighting even if the Ethiopian government comes to the table.

While it’s true that all sides have committed abuses, the scale is hardly comparable, with Ethiopia and Eritrea committing the lion’s share of wanton violence and harm against civilians throughout the conflict. When one side holds this level of responsibility for continuing conflict and suffering, those who hold any sway must speak out clearly and directly against it.

At this stage, peace looks like a long shot, but that does not excuse the inadequate efforts made so far.

The U.S. and the United Nations are often loath to invite criticism by directly calling out states for violent acts against their own people when those states are friends and partners, as Ethiopia is.

It won’t likely end the war, but that is a weak excuse for not trying harder. The innocent people of Tigray deserve acknowledgment, and there is a chance that such international pressure, in combination with policy choices that reduce Ethiopia’s support, through international institutions and individual countries alike, could influence the path Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed chooses.

Calling out the atrocities for what they are would at least put Ethiopia and Eritrea on notice that the world is watching, and the long arm of international justice could ultimately prevail. Offenders in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia and Sierra Leone, to name a few, ultimately faced justice after all.

We must stop shying away from uncomfortable conversations when so many lives are at stake. If U.S. leverage is inadequate, we should press the countries who arm and support Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the international financial institutions like the World Bank which keep the country afloat as its economy falters.

The time for quiet diplomacy is over. The time for alarm has long since passed. Echoing what we’ve heard repeatedly about the plight of Ukraine: If Ethiopia stops fighting, the war ends, but if Tigray stops fighting, in the absence of international oversight and an inclusive peace process, the impoverished people of Tigray might end instead.

💭 Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Ethiopia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Only individuals who are already residing in the United States as of October 20, 2022 will be eligible for TPS.

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
U.S. Representative to the United Nations
New York, New York
October 21, 2022

AS DELIVERED

Just a quick, brief statement. The Security Council just met to discuss the conflict in Ethiopia, in a closed meeting. And I want to take the opportunity to thank the A3 and the African Union for leading on this process, including the statement that was issued by the African Union today, and we were briefed by the African Union.

It is disappointing that the council did not agree on issuing a statement, which is why it’s important for me to come out here today.

As the Secretary-General said this week, “The situation in Ethiopia is spiraling out of control. The social fabric is being ripped apart, and civilians are paying a horrific price.” In the past week alone, we’ve seen a serious uptick in fighting and violence. Thousands of Ethiopian, Eritrean, and TPLF forces are engaged in active combat. The scale of the fighting and deaths rival what we’re seeing in Ukraine, and innocent civilians are being caught in the crossfire. Over two years of conflict, as many as half a million – half a million – people have died, and the United States is deeply concerned about the potential for further mass atrocities. And we all should be.

We’re also horrified by the recent death of an aid worker from the International Rescue Committee and the injuries of others. We heard today that a total of 26 humanitarian workers had been killed over the course of the past two years – that’s approximately two per month. This tragedy underscores the serious dangers facing humanitarian workers in the region. And as I told the Security Council just now, it’s past time for all of the parties to lay down their weapons and return to peace. It is past time for a cessation of hostilities and for unhindered humanitarian access to all those in need. And it is past time for Eritrean Defense Forces to halt their joint military offensive and for Ethiopia to ask Eritrea to withdraw its soldiers from Northern Ethiopia.

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Malawi Finds Mass Grave of Ethiopians | ማላዊ የኢትዮጵያውያን የጅምላ መቃብር አገኘች | ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ!

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 21, 2022

💭 የማላዊ ፖሊስ ኢትዮጵያውያን ፍልሠተኞች ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ ያላቸውን የ፳፭/25 ሰዎች አስከሬን በጅምላ ተቀብሮ ማግኘቱን ትናንት አስታውቋል።

“መቃብሩ የተገኘው ማክሰኞ ነበር። በማግሥቱ የአጥር ከለላ አበጅተን አስከሬኖቹን ቆፍርን ማውጣት ጀመርን። እስከአሁን ፳፭/25 አስከሬኖችን አውጥተናል” ሲሉ የፖሊስ ቃል አቀባዩ ፒተር ካላያ ለኤኤፍፒ የዜና ወኪል ተናግረዋል።

ፖሊስ ወሬውን ያገኘው ከሉሎንግዌ በስተሰሜን ፪፻፶/250 ኪሜ እርቀት ላይ ከምትገኝ “ምዚምባ” በተባለች መንደር ካሉ ነዋሪዎች እንደሆነ ታውቋል። ነዋሪዎቹ የዱር ማር ቆረጣ ላይ ሳሉ ድንገት ሰዎቹ የተቀበሩበት ሥፍራ ማግኘታቸው ታውቋል።

“በማላዊ በኩል ወደ ደቡብ አፍሪካ ሊሻገሩ የሞከሩ ሕገ-ወጥ ሠደተኞች እንደሆኑ እንጠረጥራለን” ብለዋል ፒተር።

ከሥፍራው በተገኘው መረጃ መሠረትም ሟቾቹ እድሜያቸው ከ፳፭/25 እስከ ፵/40 የሆኑ ኢትዮጵያውያን ናችው ብለዋል ፒተር።

እየፈረሰ ያለው በድን ተቆፍሮ ከወጣ በኋላ ለምርመራ መላኩም ታውቋል።

በግምት ካለፈው አንድ ወር ወዲህ የተቀበሩ ይመስላል ብለዋል የፖሊሱ ቃል አቀባይ ፒተር።

ከአህጉሪቱ በተሻለ በኢንዱስትሪ የበለጸገችው ደቡብ አፍሪካ ከምሥራቅ አፍሪካና ከሌሎች የአህጉሪቱ ክፍሎች ለሚነሱ ድህነት ለተጫናቸው ስደተኞች መስህብ ነች። ማላዊ ደግሞ ተመራጭ አቋራጭ ነች።

ፒተር ካላያ እንዳሉት በዚህ ዓመት ከጥር እስከ መስከረም ባለው ግዜ ውስጥ ብቻ ፪፻፳፩/221 ሕገ-ወጥ ፍልሰተኞችን ማላዊ ድንበሯን አቋርጠው ሲያልፉ ይዛለች። ከእነዚህ ውስጥ ፻፹፮/186ቱ ኢትዮጵያን ናቸው።

💭 የፋሺስቱ ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ በትግራይ ጭፍጨፋውን ባጧጧፈበት ወቅትና ከሤረኞቹ አጋሮቹ ከሕወሓት ጋር አሳፋሪ በሆነ መልክ ለፊታችን ሰኞ በደቡብ አፍሪቃ የድርድር ድራማባዘጋጀበት እና በኦርቶዶክስ ጽዮናውያን ላይ የሚደረገው ጭፍጨፋ እንዲቀጥል በአዲስ አበባ ሰልፍ በጠራበት የቅዳሜ ዋዜማ ኢትዮጵያውያን ስደተኞችን በድጋሚ ለዋቄዮአላህሉሲፈር አምላኩ የደም መስዋዕት አቀረበለት።

እርኩሱ የኢሬቻ መንፈስ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ከገባበት ጊዜ አንስቶ በአገራችን ሞትና ባርነት ነግሷል።

😈 ታዲያ፤ እነዚህን ጋላ-ኦሮሞዎች ዝም ብሎ ማየቱ አይበቃንምን?! ምን እየጠበቅን ነው? ለምንድንስ ነው የራሳችንን የቤት ሥራ ለልጆቻችን የምናሻግረው? ጋላ-ኦሮሞዎች በኢትዮጵያ ይነግሱ ዘንድ እግዚአብሔር በጭራሽ አይፈቅድላቸውም፤ ያለፉት መቶ ሰላሳ ዓመታት፤ በተለይ አፄ ቴዎድሮስንና አፄ ዮሐንስን ከገደሏቸው በኋላ በዳግማዊ ምንሊክ/ጣይቱ ፣ በኃይለ ሥላሴ፣ በመንግስቱ ኃይለ ማርያምና በግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ዘመናት የነገሱት ጋላ-ኦሮሞዎች የኢትዮጵያ ጠላቶ መሆናቸውን ደግመው ደጋግመው በግልጽ አሳዩን እኮ!

🐷 የሞትና ባርነት መንፈስ ለኢትዮጵያ ያመጣው እርኩስ ጋላ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ

ባፋጣኝ በእሳት መጥረግ የእያንዳዱ ንጹሕ ኢትዮጵያዊ ግዴታ ነው። ይህን አውሬ ያስወገደ ይጸድቃል!

R.I.P 😠😠😠 ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ! 😢😢😢

💭 Malawi Police Exhume 25 Bodies of Ethiopians in Mass Grave. A mass grave was discovered in a government forest reserve in Mzimba district.

Following the discovery of a mass grave in which 25 bodies were found, Malawi police have arrested 72 Ethiopian men who were found hiding in a forest reserve in the northern border town of Karonga.

Ten Malawians have also been arrested on suspicion of being part of a syndicate involved in trafficking the Ethiopians.

On Wednesday, a mass grave was discovered in a government forest reserve in Mzimba district, some 300 km (185 miles) south of where the Ethiopian men were arrested on Thursday.

Young boys from the area are said to have gone into the forest reserve to harvest honey when they were first greeted by the pungent smell of rotting bodies before they discovered body parts including heads and limbs.

The boys reported the matter to village elders who in turn notified the police who went to the forest and discovered the mass grave.

On Thursday morning, a separate grave near the one found on Wednesday was also discovered, where another four bodies were unearthed.

Homeland Security Minister Jean Sendeza, who has travelled to the scene of the mass graves, says authorities plan to conduct a post-mortem to ascertain the causes of death.

Human trafficking has become a huge challenge in Malawi, where hundreds of people are regularly arrested and deported for illegally entering the country with the help of organised syndicates.

Last April, up to 140 illegal immigrants were arrested by Malawi police. They included 133 Ethiopian nationals, six from Bangladesh and one from Pakistan. They are yet to face trial.

Police say the 72 Ethiopians and 10 Malawians arrested on Thursday will soon be taken to court to answer various charges connected to human trafficking and violation of immigration laws.

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