"Ethiopians Should Avoid Religious Politics", Hailemariam

BY ZERYHUN KASSA,

The Ethiopian government has sent out a strong warning to opposition parties protesting the anti-terrorism law. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has accused some party leaders of having links with terrorist groups. But the opposition says the law is targeting journalists and politicians
The Ethiopian government has sent out a strong warning to opposition parties protesting the anti-terrorism law. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has accused some party leaders of having links with terrorist groups. But the opposition says the law is targeting journalists and politicians

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has urged Ethiopians to maintain the freedom of religion guaranteed by the Ethiopian Constitution and restrain themselves from religion encrusted politics.
In his briefing to local journalists on Friday, PM Hailemariam emphasized the need to recognize well those groups who have been running their political agendas under the pretext of religion with the financial support of external forces.
Ethiopians have been exercising and enjoying their rights to have any religion they prefer with no limits as it is ensured by the Ethiopian Constitution, the Prime Minister said, adding that people should detach themselves from groups aiming to set up Islamic Government under duress; imposing on other believers.
Hailemariam advised the youth particularly girls to pin down themselves from participating in terrorist activities resulted in havoc and violence.
Pin pointing the fact that extremism ends in terrorism, Prime Minister Hailemariam said the activities of religious extremism in Ethiopia is basically undertaking for the sake of politics.
According to ENA, the Premier also indicated that some opposition political parties have been urging the release of terrorist member in various demonstrations held so far in contradictory to the country’s constitution.

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  1. Ha ha i will advice you crime minister HD live the muslim alon ,live the Orthodox alon ‘weyane has no religion your religion will be next this tugs are Communist. Established religious organizations is good for Ethiopia what we need is accountability,i have research on Mejlis what did they achieve the last 42 years they couldn’t open schools, hospitals or build road the matter of facts they can not control the youth. Stop blaming poletical organizations

  2. Mr PM HD,
    Show us the prove that Ethiopian Muslims get financial support from external forces.
    You don’t have an iota evidence except lie and insult to Ethiopian people happen to be Muslims.
    There was no religious extremism until you brought in foreign religion al-Ahbash to impose it forcefully on Ethiopian Muslims. When this failed then you started labelling them with this decade label of extremist, terrorist, and also jailing, killing and torturing. Close to hundred of peaceful and civil Ethiopian Muslims lives vanished for asking government non-interference in religion. You are very harrish on Muslims. May be this will get you fund at the cost of Ethiopian lives. Hundreds Ethiopian Muslims lengering in jail leaving thousands of their families at risk of starvation and so on. Is this the way you govern?
    Does this freedom of right threaton your throne? Am I not right what I said the above. If not again show us the prove.
    Why fear peace for Ethiopian Muslims. This is not good for the country’s future.
    South Sudanese were oppressed because of their religion. Now they have a country free of oppression for good. They can practice their religion religion without government intereferene and as they see it.
    You know what I mean on the other side of the coin.
    Freedom of religion is a civil right movement. May be not good for Muslims in this decade but not for Ethiopian Muslims are unique. Despite all that killings including six years old children from Assosa, Arsi and Harar, still they are peacefull.
    I urge you to see the world with both your eyes to see the reality on the ground.

  3. This guy has blood on his hand. He killed close to 100 Ethiopian Muslims so far for asking their absolute civil right. Many lingering in jail, and tortured.
    Time will come for everything. ICC already informed.

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