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BBN Exclusive Interview with Ahmedin Jebel | Dr Abiy Ahmed Ustaz Ahmedin Jebel is Ethiopian religious writer and leader of Ethiopian Muslim. Tag Archives: Ahmedin Jebel. Ethiopia: Euphoria and mixed feelings as prisoners of conscience walk free. by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 14, ) A. Over political prisoners released including Ahmedin Jebel,Andualem Arage, Eskinder Nega, and Kinfemichael Abebe.
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Ahmwdin is one of the first original book-sized works of Islamic literature authored in Amharic. The following week was full of terror. The epiphany, the initial spark, which eventually led to the writing of an entire book, arose during the initial phase of his detention when he was being tortured. In this process, and to his surprise, he found the story of Pharaoh and Moses to be freshly insightful and relevant to ahmdin condition.
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. When the Imam concluded the prayer, the area instantly transformed into a spectacular open theater where the tens of thousands of protesters showed symbolic gesture of protest artistically with an extraordinary coordination.
Yet, he does not want to banish religion from the hearts and minds of political actors. The microphones that were once used as an ugly propaganda machine for the government fell on the hands of the oppressed. 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.
Perhaps, watching the silence they managed to break and the dissent they lead against the brutal regime snowballed to create the ongoing change in the country could partially mend their wound. 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 religion and state power. Despite the false accusations, heinous propaganda and brutal crackdown, we were unwavering in demonstrating to the nation and the world how people is power and how a neglected community can stand up when cornered and stifled.
It is a real story of the oppressed being oppressed in broad daylight.
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Without any hesitation, I decided to attend and personally experience for the first time what I had been watching on social media for couple of months. Thus, as much as the book is a commentary on the story of Pharaoh and Moses, and its theological, ethical, and political implications, it is also a compelling story of a religious intellectual who is forced by a set of shocking experiences to re-read familiar religious texts in a wholly new way.
The scar of the post-release trauma that snatched my sleep at night and triggered irresistible weeping still resonates with me. Before I left home, I asked my wife to see how I look and remember what I wore if in case I was not coming back. Thomas University School of Law. But they made it and they made it with an outstanding commitment and remarkable flexibility in strategies. To witness such a magnificent example of non-violent and peaceful struggle in a country with no record of such practice and, most of all, from the least literate segment of the society was unprecedented.
At the end of my first week, there was a crackdown on Awolia mosque at one misfortunes night.
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The megaphones that deafened the people with their undeterred terror are now amplifying the voices of the persecuted. 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.
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.
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.
Moses also embodies the characteristics of what a great liberation leader should be like — he was patient and persistent, he was polite and honest, and while he was brave in the face of threats he was also a humble man who understood his weaknesses.
Book Review: ‘Pharaoh: The Symbol of Dictators’: By Ahmedin Jebel
In the face of a brutal authoritarian state that needs no reason to attack citizens, the Ethiopian Muslims rocked the nation from east to west-north to south with sensationally peaceful and exceptionally coordinated in-mosque protests. Many were imprisoned, abused and brutally beaten. But even in such inhuman onslaught, protesters were peaceful.
At times, his insights were so novel that he felt he had never read the relevant verses before. 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. 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 in an interesting move, lays most of the responsibility for the existence of pharaonic dictatorships at the feet of their subjects.
In retaliation, the angry Addis Abeba Muslims occupied the Grand Anwar mosque for the following two days. As the Pharaoh-Moses story shows, it is better to keep state power away from religion as it is in the nature ahmedun the powerful to hijack religion and use it to achieve their own political ends.
The peaceful, civilized and persistent in-mosque sit-in protest of Ethiopian Muslims whmedin started in late attracted the hearts and minds ajmedin almost everyone. Saturday morning, I was lying on my bed when I opened facebook to learn the latest developments.
Original Title in Amharic: It was a sunny jbel. After going through the familiar motions of how Moses called for monotheism, he reintroduces Moses as a human rights activist and a leader of a liberation movement.
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It is a real story in a country where justice, fair-trial, freedom, human rights and dignity are revoked jebrl its vocabulary. They prayed peace for their motherland, love for its people, coexistence with their neighbor, patience against the brutal crackdown and a repeated call for justice. A conclusion that underpins the entire book is its unflinching dislike for dictatorship and its support for liberty and rights.
But no 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.
One of the interesting facets of how he does this is that, ahemdin 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.
Given the level of anger, I predicted that the protest would not ahmeddin a silent one.
The book is a pioneering work of Ethiopian literature for two reasons.