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High profile terrorism charge against senior OFC officials, others keeps dragging as court once again adjourned key jbel. It is a real story in a jeebel where justice, fair-trial, freedom, human rights and dignity are revoked from its vocabulary. It is one of the first original book-sized works of Islamic literature authored in Amharic. The author describes in great detail how Pharaohs use intricate means of co-option, propaganda and coercion to stay in power and, and in an interesting move, lays most of the responsibility for the existence of pharaonic dictatorships at the feet of their subjects.

Those days were filled with emotional moments.

Breaking the Silence: the Day Ahmedin Jebel, Ahmed Mustefa and myself were kidnapped

Everyone from all walks of life was present; all camped in the mosque and spent the next two days weeping and praying. Ibrahim, for Addis Standard.

In the face of a brutal authoritarian state that needs no reason to attack citizens, the Ethiopian Muslims rocked the nation from east to west-north to south with sensationally peaceful and exceptionally coordinated in-mosque protests.

The second ground-breaking aspect of the book is that it may also be the first attempt at cross-religious discourse ahmedn Ethiopia. But no doubt, their full recovery will wait the day Ethiopian Muslims start walking their head held high and enjoy their long-due full rights as citizens.

The capital city then erupted with Azan call for prayer and a huge mass from all corner of the city started marching towards Awolia. One liberty that gets specific treatment is religious liberty which the author concludes requires a separation of religion and state for its proper protection.


It is a real story of the oppressed being oppressed in broad daylight. He thus concludes that dictatorships are joint ventures between Pharaohs and their subjects, and it is the responsibility of the people to stop rewarding bad behavior if they want to take back the power that is originally theirs.

All what we hear was the jeebel planning a full-scale crackdown. A conclusion that underpins the entire book is its unflinching dislike for dictatorship and its support for liberty and rights. After describing what pharaonic regimes are, and closely following the story of Moses and Pharaoh, the author jebrl describes how and why pharaonic regimes persist and how they can be successfully resisted.

Book Review: ‘Pharaoh: The Symbol of Dictators’: By Ahmedin Jebel – Addis Standard

Addis Abeba, May 12, — The author wrote the book during his time in prison, where he remains for over four and a half years at the time this review is published. As Friday was approaching, tensions kept escalating.

He emphasizes that the separation of religion and state is critical for a multi-religious society such as Ethiopia and that no one group should use state power to oppress or discriminate against others. It was my first day to participate in the weekly Friday protest and it was by a mare chance a silent protest. Yet, he does not want to banish religion from the hearts and minds of political actors.

I was too eager to see the iconic earth-rocking loud protest, but I had to wait for Saturday July 21 to witness and personally experience the life-changing events that unfolded on that black Saturday. I sincerely hope wee will be able to close this bitter chapter and move on. As usual, the police harshly and mercilessly dispersed them.

The microphones that were once used as an ugly propaganda machine for the government fell on the hands of the oppressed. They preached peace, justice and the birthright to live like a human being.


Original Xhmedin in Amharic: Moses also embodies the characteristics of what a great liberation leader should be like — he was patient and persistent, he was polite and honest, and while he was brave in ahmddin face of threats he was also a humble man who understood his weaknesses. Thus, as much as the book is a commentary on the story of Pharaoh and Moses, and its theological, ethical, and political implications, it is also a compelling story of a religious intellectual who is forced by a set of shocking experiences to re-read familiar religious texts in a wholly new way.

Reviewed by Abadir M. At the end of my first week, there was a crackdown on Awolia mosque at one misfortunes night.

When the Imam concluded the prayer, the area instantly transformed into a spectacular open theater where the tens of thousands of ahmevin showed symbolic gesture of protest artistically with an extraordinary coordination.

But even in such inhuman onslaught, protesters were peaceful. Jumping in and out of scripture the author draws a picture, which at points looks like a blueprint, of how dictatorship is to be resisted, how dictators will react to such resistance, and what needs to be done to ensure success for the eventual realization of freedom, justice, and rights. Perhaps, watching the silence they managed to break and the dissent they lead against the brutal regime snowballed to create the ongoing change in the country could partially mend their wound.

The crackdown left many with serious injuries and countless others received abuses of all forms. Imagine how the scene would look like: