Saturday, March 29, 2014
Resilient Ethiopian Muslims’ Movement is back
March 28, 2014 (Borkena) –The Resilient Ethiopian Muslim Movement is back. Today, Ethiopian Muslims were demonstrating again in the capital Addis Ababa and different parts of Ethiopia. The Grand Anwar Mosque in Addis Ababa was once again a place to oppose government peacefully after procession of Friday prayer.
According to Dimtsachin Yisema , one of the voices of Ethiopian Muslims in social media, there was energized peaceful demonstration essentially all over Ethiopia.
For well over a year, Ethiopian Muslims have been staging weekly demonstration opposing TPLF/EPRDF government intervention in the administration and religious affairs of Ethiopian Muslims. In an effort to quell down the movement, Ethiopian government threw harbingers and representatives of the movement to jail.
Far from ending the protest, the measure only added one more cause for Ethiopian Muslims to carry on with the movement despite extremely repressive action from government.
Ethiopian Muslims are mainly opposing government imposition of new religious creed within the established Ethiopian Muslim faith and over the administration of Muslim school in Addis Ababa. It seem the movement is not going away before government addresses legitimate constitutional rights of Ethiopian Muslims, including the release of their incarcerated leaders who have been tortured only for exercising their constitutional rights.