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  1. I would like to say thank you for preparing this program. But I would like
    to say that one of the participants should be a Muslim Ethiopian so that
    you can get a clear picture about the problem and also it will be balanced.
    I suggest Jawar Mohammed, a political analyst at Columbia University in NY,
    US.

  2. what we was the old man referring to ……. i am sad that he is going to
    die with his narrow mind. all these years of living was a waste or more
    appropriately wrong meditation!

  3. none of these panelists were talking about the truth… the truth is much
    in history as well as the hegemony of government’s control over all aspects
    of life in the country and more so on non Orthodox Christian and non
    Habesha people of Ethiopia, and some foreign interference. Each has played
    a part but these panelists were simply biases or press TV was complicit.
    who knows?!

  4. @ Abiy Daba Jawar does not represent Muslims.He is primarily concerned with
    ethnic politics and simply wants to use the current affair as a medium to
    pass on his message.I think you know what I am talking about. Jawar is
    nothing better than the racists and discriminatory Ethiopian government.He
    hates some and luv the other.Muslims can not be his weapons.

  5. All over Africa governments are considering how to respond to the security
    threat posed by Al-Shabaab and other Al Qaeda-affiliated organizations.

    But is Ethiopia using this as an excuse to crackdown on its significant
    Muslim minority, which has been protesting against alleged government
    oppression for the last two years.

    In one of the most violent incidents several people were killed with
    hundreds more tear-gassed and arrested by police on August 8th, the Eid
    al-Fitr holiday.

    The people have been demonstrating against the government’s attempt to
    influence last year’s Islamic Council elections, and its policy of
    promoting a liberal, officially approved form of Islam called al-Abhash.

    The movement has been intimidated since the crackdown, but Islamic leaders
    say they still have three key demands: for the government to stop meddling
    with religious affairs; the right to elect the members of the High Islamic
    Council; and for their leaders, who have been jailed for over a year under
    “trumped-up” charges, to be released.

  6. All over Africa governments are considering how to respond to the security
    threat posed by Al-Shabaab and other Al Qaeda-affiliated organizations.

    But is Ethiopia using this as an excuse to crackdown on its significant
    Muslim minority, which has been protesting against alleged government
    oppression for the last two years.

    In one of the most violent incidents several people were killed with
    hundreds more tear-gassed and arrested by police on August 8th, the Eid
    al-Fitr holiday.

    The people have been demonstrating against the government’s attempt to
    influence last year’s Islamic Council elections, and its policy of
    promoting a liberal, officially approved form of Islam called al-Abhash.

    The movement has been intimidated since the crackdown, but Islamic leaders
    say they still have three key demands: for the government to stop meddling
    with religious affairs; the right to elect the members of the High Islamic
    Council; and for their leaders, who have been jailed for over a year under
    “trumped-up” charges, to be released.

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