ESFNA Condemns the Brutal Treatment of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia

November 12, 2013
ESFNAThe Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) strongly condemns the killing and brutal treatment of Ethiopians by the Saudi Arabia authorities. In as much as the Saudi Arabian government has the right to regulate its immigration policies; it needs to do so in accordance with International Bill of Human Rights by respecting the human rights of documented and undocumented migrant and domestic workers on its soils. The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America has been monitoring the frequent mistreatment and abuse of Ethiopian citizens and especially Ethiopian women residing in Saudi Arabia for a while now. However the recent chain of events that has resulted in the brutal killings, beatings of many peaceful demonstrators by Saudi police and nationals and the gang raping of Ethiopian women is unspeakable, barbaric and shameful!
The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America and its affiliated clubs across North America condemn the actions of the Saudi government in the strongest terms. ESFNA calls on the Ethiopian government to severe ties with the Saudi government and order its ambassador to leave the country immediately. As the majority of our members are citizens of Untitled States and Canada, we call upon President Obama and Prime Minister Harper to intervene on behalf of the helpless Ethiopians to stop the suffering. We also request the United Nations, African Union, and all human rights organizations to immediately intervene to stop the inhuman treatment of all immigrants in Saudi Arabia.
May the God of Moses find the means for our Ethiopian brothers and sisters to scape this brutal treatment at the hands of barbaric people on the Arabian Peninsula and lead them to a place where they can live in peace. Ethiopia shall rise again! Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA): Bringing Ethiopians Together ESFNA prides itself in creating a unique stage where Ethiopians of all backgrounds, ethnicity, religions and political convictions can come together to celebrate our long enduring unique heritage and diversity that has become our strength through the millenniums. Our goal and vision over the past 30 years has been to maintain ESFNA’s annual festivities as the only place where ALL Ethiopians and supporters can come together once a year to create our own mini Ethiopia in the land of our refuge.
Founded in 1984, ESFNA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote the rich Ethiopian culture and heritage as well as building positive environments within Ethiopian-American communities in North America. Its mission is Bringing Ethiopians Together to network, support the business community, empower the young by providing scholarships and mentoring program, primarily using soccer tournaments, other sports activities and cultural events as vehicles. ESFNA, by virtue of its status is non-political, non-religious and non-ethnic. We adhered to this position all along as legally expected and aligned with our bylaws.


  1. First of all we have to be very careful from holding the current regime wholly responsible for the movement of its citizens out of the country by all means of exit. The genie was out of the bottle during the days of Mengistu and it will not slow down even if there is a democratic regime running the country tomorrow. Illegal migration is a global phenomenon as it has never been seen before in the history of modern world. As long as there are societies that remain underdeveloped industrially and their income remains at the level of bare subsistence, migration will continue. Those of you who were here in the Good Ole USA since the early 1970’s you will remember when tens of thousands of South Koreans were coming here by any means they could to escape not solely dictatorship but above all abject poverty. But there number started slowing down dramatically after the mid 1980’s because their country started finding success in transforming itself as an industrialized nation. That transformation in itself brought about the death of a dictatorship and that sniffed out the desire of migrating out of its literate citizens. The same can be said of Taiwan, Singapore, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil and to some extent now to The Philippines. Sooner or later we will say the same about the Chinese. The main reason for the Taiwanese, Brazilians, Argentines, South Koreans and Singaporeans to come here nowadays is to shop for big houses, high rise condominiums and struggling factories, which is not a bad thing. So, the exodus will continue until that region is turned upside down and transformed into a mainly industrial society.
    In the meantime, we should ask the question why the Saudis and their other Emirate kin and kits are all of a sudden persecuting hard working foreigners like our countrymen. These foreign workers are crime-free group of people who do all of the menial work for the lowest wage possible. Such barbaric treatment of Africans by the Arabs is not new. They have been doing this for centuries. They were the first ones since the Middle Age to commence the slave trades. Their trade is well documented but there is very little known except what is left in the annals of their own folklore about what they did with the slaves they snatched from Africa numbering in millions. Where are the descendants those slaves who were taken to the Arabian Peninsula? What did they do with them once they were tired of seeing them in their surroundings? Compare that to the Americas where millions were bought as slaves. What do witness now? Jamaica, Haiti, Mississippi, New Orleans, many Caribbean Islands, Central and South American cities have majority black population. What did the Arabs do with my Oromo people and other brotherly Ethiopian countrymen who they snatched are slaves since the 3rd century? We know very well what they have done with the teenagers and adult males. Castration and banishment was a common practice. Family and clan verdicts were the venues to hand out such steps. If you hear a story these days where a Saudi, Kuwaiti or an Abu Dhabi housewife killed an Ethiopian maid on a whim, don’t be puzzled by it. It is right there in their folklore. To them servants are always servants – sub-humans who can be disposed of on whim. There is a lot to be investigated about the slave trade to the Arabian Peninsula and the fate of the slave taken there. There is lot of investigative done to the slave trade to the Americas but there is not much research done to the slave trade which had been going on in full swing for more than a thousand years on the other side of the African continent. I call upon all capable experts of the East African origin to start conducting extensive research about the fate of Africans who were forcibly taken to the Arabian Peninsula as slaves for more than a millennium. That includes the methods of punishment used on the slaves for the slightest ‘crime’. What had they done with those slaves? Where are the descendants of those millions of slaves in the modern day Arabian Peninsula? I want some one to show me a locality where there is a majority of such African descendants with more than a third generation. I sense a crime against on humanity of historical proportion that may put Stalin, Mao, Mussolini and Hitler to shame.

  2. The Ethiopian people should soon establish their government in exile to speak on their behalf on the international forum. We need a coordinated action to stop these abuses and brutalities on our people.
    in the face of such shocking scenes coming out of saudi arabia, TPLF/EPRDF have chosen to remain silent. Silence can only mean collaboration with the abusers of Ethiopians.

  3. The answer is actually pretty simple: they hate us (Ethiopians) because we are christians. Islam is a religion of hate; I hate it when people make excuses for Islam being a peaceful religion. Ethiopians are being humiliated by these barbaric luceferian muslim arabs. Arabs are our enemy; Ethiopia should spread christian value of ethics and morality and rid Islam from the continent. Lets not forget that during the Ethiopian famine of the 1980’s, it was the United States that provided Ethiopia with humanitarian assistance while Saudi Arabia is in close proximity; the Saudi’s did not even help Somalia in their time of hardship to a country which is practically 100 per cent muslim. Once again it is the United States, a christian country which provided help to the Somalis. In short, Ethiopia and hopefully Africa in general should look to the West and the East ( except Israel) for trade. It is amazing to me that the media is blaming Israel day and night for human rights abuse when in face, these Luceferian extremist are abusing migrants and specially Ethiopians. The Ethiopian government should bring back ALL Ethiopians from these barbaric kingdom immediately. Ethiopia should especially work hard to root out the middle men who are promising poor young women to emigrate to the Middle East. Arabs are our enemy, Islam is our enemy.

  4. THe difference between those animal Arabs and USA is that USA help out wherever there is something bad happening, but those DEBEBE Arabs always spend their money to kill people and destroy the world. If no Arabs in the world, the world be better place to live. We have to pray to god to kill all those DEBEBE Arabs.

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