Murdering a Sheik in bid to incriminate peaceful Muslim Protestors?

By Nasrudin Osman
~~~ “We have No Reason to Kill; but a Cause to Die for.” Ahmedin Jebel ~~~
sheik nuru (2)The Ethiopian government’s intelligence services have resorted to the most cruel and bizarre tactic in a desperate bid to incriminate Muslims in Dessie town who have been holding more than a year of peaceful protests, part of a nationwide protests against government interference in religious affairs.
According to reports, Sheikh Nuru has become the first victim of the government’s desperate and devilish attempt to demonize the consistently peaceful movement of the country’s Muslims demanding the full respect of constitutionally guaranteed religious freedom and government non-interference in religious affairs.
Muslims across Ethiopia have been peacefully protesting against the government’s bold attempt to impose a Lebanese-born sect called al-Ahbash for nearly two years now.

Sheikh Nuru, reportedly a follower of the al-Ahbash sect, has been defending the government’s infamous policy of imposing the new sect. He was often presented on the national TV speaking against the legitimate demands of the country’s Muslims and denouncing the ongoing peaceful protests.
It is a solid fact that Sheikh Nuru played a notorious role in the series of brutal attacks by security forces against Muslims of the Dessie town on many occasions. However, neither he nor any other advocate of the government-sponsored al-Ahbash sect have ever been targeted by the peaceful protestors at any time. Ethiopian Muslims have repeatedly underlined that violence is not and will never be their means to ensure the respect of constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and rights.
People suspect that Sheikh Nuru’s stand, which went against the majority of the Muslim community, may have been used to create the “impression” that he could be attacked by people whom he often opposes. It was amidst this scenario that the news of the killing of Sheikh Nuru came out, and the state media was quick to accuse unnamed “extremists” for his death.
People in Dessie town accuse the government for the killing. According to residents of the town the Sheikh may have been assassinated by mercenaries deployed by the government. The sheikh was reportedly shot with three bullets on the head, chest and neck despite the unusual darkness at his neighborhood. Several circumstantial evidences have been emerging to prove that Sheikh Nuru was shot by a skilled sniper and the incident was very-well orchestrated.
People are wondering why the body of Sheikh Nuru was buried the next morning without undergoing proper forensic investigation. They also question the hasty stereotypical allegation of the government purporting “Sheikh Nuru was killed by extremists.”
During the last one year, government security forces killed about four Muslims in Asasa town, Arsi Zone of Oromia Region, another four in Gerba town, Oromia Zone of Amhara Region, two Muslims in Degan town, Oromia Zone of Amhara Region, and a Christian child in Harer city, Harari Regional State. In all but the last one, the victims of these brutal and unlawful killings were described by the infamous state TV as “extremists.”
Despite these unlawful killings and the detention of several hundreds of Muslims across the country, Ethiopian Muslims kept on their mosque-based peaceful protests against the continued government interference in their religious affairs.
Ethiopian Muslims have held several hundreds of peaceful protests across the country over the last one year. They have publicly vowed never to resort to any kind of violence. The movement of Ethiopian Muslims has been aptly articulated by Ustaz Ahmedin Jebel, one of the leaders of the peaceful movement, who is being incarcerated at different government detention facilities for exactly a year now: “We have no reason to kill; but we have a cause to die for.”

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  1. FACT IS, OUTDATED ISLAM NEEDS UPDATING
    I am not surprised, Muslims kill each other all the time that is their history and their culture, the entire Muslim civilization in Middle East included Egypt is in war with each other. The ISLAM’s intolerant teaching and extremism is the main culprit of Muslims, Islam teaches its followers to terrorize and kill others who disagree with the teaching of Islam.
    Muslims divided between sects (sunny and shiat) been boning each other in the name of religion. This is also the entire islam covilization is backward Socially and technologically.

  2. You kill and your accuse the Ethiopian government. You are only fooling yourself. This government gave freedom which you have never in history in Ethiopia. But you gambled with it. Alas, it is gone; Your religion is known across the globe as violent, cruel religion. I mean you Allah. People are terrified by your merciless, bloody Allah. You better do something about it than accusing others for your bloody religious crime. If it was derg, he would have wiped you out.

  3. A.Galaw, why did you faerasterate to write your true name? ,Gelaw is your covering false name.Your name might be Hagose or Goitom. We know A.Galaw. He is a hero. He killed the brutalized and aparthide leader banda Melese Zenawe.I am muslem. We do not like killer like TPLF. Killing is the culture of TPLF. please do not write your lier. we know you where are you. Hagose ,you have to understand one day Tplf will eradicate from Ethiopia. we need freedom and democracy. Ethiopia should be to all citizen,not only one Ethenics economic and Poletical domenation.

  4. ISLAM IS TOTAL DEPENDENT ON CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION FOR ITS BASIC MERE EXISTENCE, MORE LIKE PARASITE.
    ISLAM IS HATED AND REJECTED BY ALL CIVILIZED RELIGIONS WORLD WIDE AND ALL THE CIVILIZED COUNTRIES. THE GOOD THING IS THAT ISLAM IS BACKWARD SOCIALLY AND TECHNOLOGICALY 2000 YEARS BEHIND.
    I AM GLAD THE SO CALLED ISLAM DO NOT HAVE AUTHENTIC POWER,HAD THAT BEEN THE CASE, THE ENTIRE CIVILIZED WORLD WOULD HAVE EVAPORATED OVERNIGHT.
    ISLAM CIVILIZATION PRODUCES NOTHING POSITIVE TO THE WORLD BUT TERRORISM AND BACKWARDNESS.

  5. A. Gelaw and niki, your argument is so weak…the writer of this article is way educated and analytical than you guys…..your cases do not have any substances…you just bark like a mad dog with childish TERETERETS. If you really want to refute the writer’s article, you better come up with some sound arguments. If Muslims kill each other like you childishly claimed, why haven’t we seen any bloodshed from the two years long Muslim protests? I am not telling you what TPLF would do to stay on power……just stop deceiving yourself!!!!

  6. @Kuas,
    Please do not be stupid. Because the article writer is propagandist not authentic story, this is why A.Gelaw is not responding to the article but creat their own by provoking dummies like you.
    I am sure they are laughing at your little knowledge.

  7. who start genoside war war 2,rwanda are they muslim atomic bomb, same sex marriage ,is that ur sivilization

  8. will number 1 loyal muslim to Alha in the world are the talibans mean while they are the one who shot the tinage malala yousafazi on the head god interfer she servived jawar mehammed also told as (angetun bemecha enlew neber ) well the guy is not the first to be killed by extrimist there was a dozen of them

  9. there is no doubt this whabiya fanatics killed the peacefull muslim shek who lived with us for 1400 yrs unlike whabi muslims who came the last 20 yrs through the use of freedom of religion.all they want is sharia and govt power.
    ESAT,TAMAGN G7 SEMYAWI PTY and others do not care how many die till they get in goal.power !!!!!
    i’ve learn about all this WHABIYS HIDDEN AGENDA through PALTALK @ THE BEST SOLUTION ROOM FOR DISCUSSIOIN.

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