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It is the real story of ordeal of peace loving Muslim Ethiopians by merciless despots. It was my first day to participate in the weekly Friday protest and it was by a mare chance a silent protest.

He sees such communality amhedin his personal ethical obligation ordained by the Quran in addition to being a necessary step which, if not taken, may lead to the disintegration of Ethiopian civil society and state. The scars of the inhumane treatments, the beatings, derogatory insults and blatant denial of justice I personally witnessed together with close to a thousand innocents souls still lives with me.

Although one cannot say with confidence that the author has succeeded in building a common discursive terrain on which both Christians and Muslims would be equally comfortable, he has no doubt started laying strong foundations. He can be reached at AbadirM. The author describes in great detail how Pharaohs use intricate means of co-option, propaganda and coercion to stay in power and, and ejbel an interesting move, lays most of the responsibility for the existence of pharaonic dictatorships at the feet of their subjects.

He alludes to the length of time Pharaoh has been in power, how he changed with the times, and how he used developmentalist discourse to justify power in ways that are reminiscent of Ethiopia.

The crippling morning cold, the blazing afternoon sun and the chilly summer rain never deterred the congregation.

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It is a real story of the oppressed being oppressed in broad daylight. As the Pharaoh-Moses story shows, it is better to keep state power away from religion as it is in the nature of the powerful to hijack religion and use it to achieve their own political ends. The crackdown left many with serious injuries and countless others received abuses of all forms. Original Title in Amharic: As Friday was approaching, tensions kept escalating. In the weeks I arrived from abroad the government had already started threatening, torturing and imprisoning protestors.

He emphasizes that the separation of religion and state is critical for a multi-religious society such as Ethiopia and that no one group should use state power to oppress or discriminate against others. Jebe, was too eager to see the iconic earth-rocking loud protest, but I had to wait for Saturday July 21 to witness and personally experience the life-changing events that unfolded on that black Saturday.


I might have been joking but nebel was exactly what happened to me.

Book Review: ‘Pharaoh: The Symbol of Dictators’: By Ahmedin Jebel – Addis Standard

The book is a uebel work of Ethiopian literature for two reasons. On my way to the taxi station, I met my elder sister and told her where I was going. Those days were filled with emotional moments. I sincerely hope wee will be able to close this bitter chapter and move on. Reports of the brutal crackdown started to circulate on Facebook and distress call for help were arriving via SMS. Members of the arbitration committee and prominent personalities of the community emotionally addressed the gathering.

My wife was washing clothes. Addis Abeba, May 12, — The author wrote the book during jebl time in prison, where he remains for over four and a half years at the time this review is published.

At the end of the two day uproar for justice, the committee gave an appointment to convene in the first day of Ramadan, Friday July 20, in the Grand Anwar mosque. That moment was my last exist from home for the next 20 days. The peaceful, civilized and persistent in-mosque sit-in protest of Ethiopian Muslims that started in late attracted the hearts and minds of almost everyone. I was certainly kidding and she was also smiling. A conclusion jebe underpins the entire book is its unflinching dislike for dictatorship and its support for liberty and rights.

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My stay was too short to count but too hard to forget. Before I left home, I asked my wife to see how Ahjedin look and remember what I wore if in case I was not coming back. Given the level of anger, I predicted that the protest would not be a silent one.

Saturday morning, I was lying on my bed when I opened facebook to learn the latest developments. Without directly mentioning Ethiopia, and even specifically stating that his work is not meant to refer to any specific country or regime, the author alludes to clear imageries of his own country as a pharaonic state.

In fact, he encourages political actors to learn from the moral teachings of the Bible and the Quran which, among other things, teach the perils of mixing jehel and state power. It is a real story in a country where justice, fair-trial, freedom, human rights and dignity are revoked from its vocabulary.

The Grand mosque and its surrounding were literally over flooded with tens of thousands of peace-loving oppressed Muslim Ethiopians. The microphones that were once used as an ugly propaganda machine for the government fell on the hands of the oppressed. It is a real story I myself witnessed. The author chooses to write in a style typical of Ethiopian political conversation — one that is full of innuendo and allusion, leaving just enough room for deniability while at the same time allowing the reader to grasp the intended meaning.


One of the interesting facets of how he does this is that, while being extremely critical of what he describes as pharaonic political systems, the author is also ever cognizant of the fact that the book itself is being written in a pharaonic state. In the face of a brutal authoritarian state that needs no reason to attack citizens, the Ethiopian Muslims rocked the nation from ahmeddin to west-north to south with sensationally peaceful and exceptionally coordinated in-mosque protests.

If 20 days incarceration continues to haunt one for more than five years, how long would Ahmedin Jebel and Ahmed Mustefa who amhedin in jail for years have to wait before starting life afresh?

At the end of my first week, there was a crackdown on Awolia mosque at one misfortunes night. Jumping in and out of scripture the author draws a picture, which at points looks like a blueprint, of how dictatorship is to be resisted, how dictators will react to such resistance, and what needs to be done to ensure success for the eventual realization of freedom, justice, and rights.

The megaphones that deafened jeble people with their undeterred terror are now amplifying the voices of the persecuted. He regularly alludes not just to the need for Christians and Muslims to focus on commonalities but calls for unity in many specific respects. High profile terrorism charge against senior OFC officials, others keeps dragging as court once ejbel adjourned key verdict. But jebell doubt, their full recovery will wait the day Ethiopian Muslims start walking their head held high and enjoy their long-due full rights as citizens.

Book Review: ‘Pharaoh: The Symbol of Dictators’: By Ahmedin Jebel

With this book, the author redeploys the story of Pharaoh and Moses and meticulously sets out his views on the contemporary applicability of its lessons. Nobody hamedin where the instruction was coming, but there was a smooth and astonishing show of unity in devotion and action. Women, children, elders and youth were indiscriminately attacked.