Aletter for Saudi Ambassador: Najib Mohammed President of the First Hijrah Foundation

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

His Excellency, Adel A. Al-Jubeir
Ambassador of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
601 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
November 11, 2013
Your Excellency,
The First Hijrah Foundation, an Ethio/America Muslims organization in the Washington, DC area is concerned with what is taking place in the kingdom regarding the mistreatment of Ethiopians of all walks of life.
As we recognize the Saudi authority’s right in implementing its laws and as we appreciate the opportunity the government gave for all immigrants to correct their status, we are concerned with how the authorities are violently trying to deal with the situation. Information on social media both audio and videos indicates that so far about 13 Ethiopian have lost their lives and many others are severely injured during the crackdown. Most alarming is that as the authorities rounding up the males, Saudi youth thugs are going around raping the women in their places of residence. This is contrary to Islamic teachings and any international laws protecting refugees.
We are encouraged to see that Saudi religious leaders come out condemning these acts of brutality and urging the authorities and the public to respect the rights of the Kingdom’s guests. The vast majorities of the asylum seekers are genuine and law abiding individuals who are victims of circumstances in their own country of origin and are trying to make an honorable living to help their families. Most who missed the generous extension time given by the Kingdome to correct their status failed to do so because of the Ethiopian embassy unwillingness or inability to provide them with the necessary paperwork.
We urge the government of the Kingdome of Saudi Arabia to re-consider its mass deportation of these hopeless people and protect the women from abuses that will taint the noble reputation of the Kingdome.
We urge you to remember that Ethiopia (the land of the First Hijrah) was the land that received and protected the companions of our beloved Prophet Muhammad may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him from the Meccan polytheists’ repression.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 8:O: “you who have believed! Be steadfast in righteousness and just in giving witnesses for the sake of Allah. The enmity of any people should not so provoke you as to turn you away from justice. Do justice; for it is akin to piety. Fear Allah (in all your affairs). Indeed, He is fully aware of what you do.”
Najib Mohammed President
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  1. Unfortunately, this kind of abuse on innocent Ethiopians is being carried out with the full knowledge of the saudi shieks. it is barbarism not seen anywhere on earth.

  2. Thank you for carring , thank you for your consern , thank you for the effort , thank you for your time , thank you for the love you have to our brothers and sisters
    Thank you for respecting the life of others , and thank you for showing the World what it means ” Ye and inat lijoch ” .

  3. I don’t expect any thing good coming out of this land of evil where terrorists are produced like flies. A time will come for us to pay back, watch out you evil doers. what ever you did to our brothers will never be forgotten for many years to come.

  4. BR Najib ,
    JZK-Allah this is the 1st step that is expected from a religious leader & we also expect other Ethiopian based political ,social & community leaders to follow the same way .There will be no ,in this time ,for any Ethiopians individually or in group most urgent matter than this issue so we need to voice out & write whenever we get chances.This is a very simple step that we can do as humans , as Muslims & as Ethiopians but with great value .

  5. These ediets are not our excellency may be yours. The problem is not caming from some bunch of ediets but from the doctrine they hung on. This Arabian peninsula has been investing billions of petro dollar to dismantle and change our historical landscape forever, they have been also shape up millions of young generation with their evil mindset for the past twenty year with the help of woyanea. They never put a single penny to build clinic or clean water development while thousands of mosques parallel to our ancient are part of that project and weighting to do the same evil act in Ethiopia very soon. But our country will overcome such threat and prevail by the help of God given privilage and-and-and secure it’s kingdom of Christianity

  6. Saudis are the most bacward country in the world backing all the terrorist actions in the horn.I am not sure they will stop their torture against ethiopians in particular or africans in general.But we have to develop our country ,to give jobs for the youngster.It is the only solution.
    Dear Shewangizaw ethiopia will never be a christian kingdom.Abyssinia was christian iland.The day minilik conquered our muslim land was the end of that kingdom.About the mosque we will continue building mosque wheter you like it or not.

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