When Religion Goes Awry: The War on Tigray and the Perversion of Evangelical Christianity

When Religion Goes Awry: The War on Tigray and the Perversion of Evangelical Christianity

For the last few years, political tensions have been simmering across Ethiopia due to competing political visions and narratives and sharp disagreements about the past, the present and the future of the country. Those tensions eventually boiled to full-fledged war, when on November 04, 2020, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali – claiming that the Northern Command of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces based in Tigray were pre-emptively attacked, launched a military campaign against the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) and its leadership. The military operation initially labelled by the Ethiopian government as  ‘law enforcement’ brought together a disparate band of actors – the Ethiopian National Defence Force, the Eritrean Defence Forces and the Amhara Regional Forces.  What materialized was  a full scale to campaign of destruction resulting in what the patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdeo Church – alongside other notable international observers –  have called a “genocide” designed to  wipe out Tigrayans

This campaign  is now in its eighth month. From the outset, reports trickling out from underneath the draconian communication blackout imposed by the government, revealed extensive human rights violations and atrocities against civilians. Thousands were displaced and massacred,  women and children raped, aid blocked from reaching millions, heritage and religious sites desecrated, critical infrastructures and refugee camps  targeted and destroyed. These atrocities and the magnitude and total nature of the war directed against Tigrayans, their culture and identity shocked the world. In the words of the United Nations and human rights organizations, atrocities against civilians are described as cruel and “beyond comprehension”. 

In light of all this, the persistent and sustained  ideological and religious support given to the war by Ethiopian religious leaders and influencers, has been one of the most troubling elements of this brutal conflict. Most prominent in this regard  have been the significant numbers of  evangelical Christians who remain some of the most vocal proponents, cheerleaders and advocates for the war, even now. 

“Blessed are the warmongers”

Evangelical Chrisitians came out in support of the war the Ethiopian government launched on Tigray from the start. In the first two weeks, gospel singers, influential figures and pastors  enthusiastically took part in  a social media campaign calling Ethiopian to  stand with the Defense forces against Tigray in what was essentially a civil war. Ironically, even the country’s reconciliation commission,  made up of the country’s top religious leaders, including evangelical leaders, joined the public endorsement of violence and death. It bears noting that there  is of course nothing  wrong with Christians to publicly display patriotism. Such enthusiastic support and war mongering in the context of a civil war where millions of fellow members of the Ethiopian religious institutions – brethren in faith and citizenship – are subjected to death and destruction was not only in bad taste but  unethical and clear contradiction of Christ’s teaching of being peacemakers. 

“Blessed are those who rejoice in the destruction of a city”

The euphoria that followed when the federal government announced the capture of the regional capital Mekelle was unparalleled in the recent history of the country. Prior to the capture, a top army general warned residents of Tigrayan capital, Mekelle – a city of a half a million people – that there would be shelling and that “there will be no mercy”. While millions of Tigrayans across Ethiopia and the world  waited with deepest dread and grief to hear about the news about their loved ones in Mekelle and across Tigray, their  Christian brothers and sisters were out on the streets cheering and jubilating the fall of the city. The former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn, who professes a Christian faith,  wrote at the time “Praise God for his mercy upon us” – a twisted but befitting doxology for a city that was shown no mercy.  

“Blessed are those who pronounce Christian fatwas” 

In the course of the current war in Tigray, Evangelical Christians continued to play an active role in providing religious justification for the war. Weeks into the conflict, ‘prophecies’ about the capture of TPLF (Tigrayan) leaders  circulated on social media. A prominent theologian and preacher with thousands of followers on social media wrote that “what is happening in Tigray is God’s judgement” a warped theology that portrays God as the author of death and suffering. The idea that God delights in the death of the innocent is anathema to the central teaching of Christ who came not to judge but save the world. The same person also wrote that “to be a Christian and support the TPLF is similar to becoming a drug-dealing Christian” conflating religious and political convictions. 

“Blessed are those who go extra mile to deny massacres”

Three months into the war, a prominent theological scholar wrote an op-ed, denying the massacre of hundreds in the city of Axum. The massacre, as it turned out was not only true, but also referred as as “ranking among the worst documented so far in this conflict” was perpetrated by Eritrean soldiers and verified by Amnesty International, who had interviewed 41 survivors and analysed satellite images. The author, in the name of being objective and providing context, wrote a diatribe about how evil  the TPLF is and justified the “law enforcement operation” of the government. While this Op-ed posed as a critical query into media claims – which is an essential and legitimate task – what it ended up being was a blanket denial of an atrocity crime and “whataboutism”. Political considerations or past injustices, however, cannot justify massacres, rape, and the use of starvation as a weapon of war nor can it excuse using assymetric access to media and information to gaslight and to silence Tigrayans speaking out about atrocities being committed on thier families. 

“Blessed are those who suppress the critics”

One particular phenomenon that has emerged in the course of the war is the use of prophetic messages and scripture either to silence critics of Abiy Ahmed or portray him as a victim of international pressure. Once videos and reports started to emerge, war crimes and atrocities committed by Ethiopia defense forces, Amhara regional forces and Eritrean defense forces became untenable. The pressure from the international community increased. Tigrayans as well as concerned citizens both at home and abroad started to criticise Abiy Ahmed and his war policy. In the midst of this rising criticism, evangelical Christians began misquoting Romans 13:1 to silence any legitimate criticism of the government. Moreover, some went an extra mile to portray anyone who dared to criticise Abiy as having the spirit of the Anti-Christ. Still others used scripture to portray Abiy Ahmed as king David who was distressed by the rousing anger of people

“Blessed are those who denigrate bearers of God’s image”

In addition to offering  justifications, ideological and theological support and religious legitimacy including to the proof-texting and misinterpreting the scriptures, Christians have also failed Tigrayans by ignoring and contributing to the hate rhetoric against them. 

In the first instance anti-Tigrayan othering  and “us” ”them” rhetoric  ramped up to alarming degrees in the last three years. However, the church kept silent. This is a grave failing by omission. But beyond the silence, religious figures have since the start of the war come out into the open with hate speech against Tigrayans. A prominent scholar and theologian who is a visiting Assistant Professor at a reputable Christian University in the United States recently called Tigray a “curse” that should be allowed to “go to hell”.

A Christian television transmitted the “exorcism” seen in the clip below which directly and openly demonizes Tigrayans and Tigray. The video shows a woman “possessed” by a “spirit” that has been killing and attacking the Ethiopian national defense forces in Tigray and is aiming to destroy Ethiopia. In a bizarre and worrying coincidence another video of “exorcism” openly demonizing Tigrayans has surfaced in Eritrea.

The critical question is what would Jesus do about the war in Tigray? More importantly, why do evangelical Christians, who claim to worship Christ Jesus – who has taught his disciples to be peacemakers, love their enemies and modeled a life of servant – chose to side with the state that is determined to wipe out Tigrayans and collaborated with a foreign army to bring death, destruction and despair to millions? The Evangelical tradition in Ethiopia prides itself as bible-centered, and as focused on personal renewal and insists and claims to offer the promise of eternal life – but its silence and outright complicity in the current war on Tigray has only brought the thin foundation of its social ethics to the fore. Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, came to seek and save the lost, not to steal, destroy and kill – and it is imperative for his disciples to follow his footstep and stand in solidarity with all who suffer. In the midst of war, the spiritualization of politics and the politicization of religion should be tamed before it engulfs the whole country. Ethiopians of all persuasions bear the image of God, regardless of where one stands in the current politics – all deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. 

Tesmegen Kahsay

Temesgen Kahsay is an assistant professor at the Norwegian School of Leadership and Theology. His area of research is the intersection between religion and society, religion and culture and the role of the religion in the contemporary local and global contexts.

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  1. Haggos

    Jesus said “Do not feed ravenous wolves or they will turn around and cut you to pieces.” The most dangerous animal in this world is a religious man or a religious woman. He os she can kill you in the name of God, or of Allah, or of other Deity, and think he or she is doing his God, her God, a service. He and she sleeps with a clear conscience. Ravenous wolves.
    Every man and woman wants to be a Pope. Everyone wants to remove God from His throne, then sit on that thrones and dictate to others what is right or wrong as if he or she is speaking on behalf of God. True liberty is liberty from man made religion, including modern day evangelical religion. True liberty is liberty based on Truth; Truth shall set you free. Truth is not found in a any man, it is found in the word of God.
    Thank you for your wise insightful condemnation of dangerous wolves and thank you for basing your condemnation of them on the Bible; you did not betray Truth while exposing the genocide of Tigrayan people.
    Selam.

  2. ትግራይ ሲኢራ(ከምቀደማ)

    የአማራ ልሂቃን የትግራይ ቄሶች ሳይቀሩ መርዝ እየበጠበጡ መከላከያን ገደሉ እያሉ ሀሰትን እንደለመደባቸው ከሀሰት ምንጭ (ነቅኣ ሀሰት)እያፈለቁና እየነዙ ይገኛሉ፥፥ሌባ ፥ሁሉ ሌባ ይመስለዋል ይባላል፥፥ትብተባ፥መርዝ እየበጠበጡ ንፁሓንን መመረዝ ከጥንትም የራሳቸው ነው- የአማራ ልሂቃን ::የታሪክ መዛግብት እንደሚያወሱት የተለያዩ ልሂቃን ተመርዘውና ባላንጣቸውን መርዘው ሙተዋል፥፥፥ባንድ ወቅት ከሰማነው ለማካፈል ያህል ፥ ህውሓት ያሰፋውና ወደ ክልልነት ማዕረግ ያሸጋገረው በተለምዶ የአማራ ክልል ተብሎ የሚጠራው የሚኖሩ አንዳንድ ጠንቋዮችና ተብታቢዎች ለጠላቶቻቸው ያዘጋጁትን መርዝ ለፈተና ወይም መፈተኛ በማለት ለ መንገደኛንና ምስኪን የኔ ቢጤ እንደሚሰጡ ብዙዎች ይመሰክራሉ፥፥እንደራሳቸው መስሏቸው የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋ ተቀጣሪዎቻቸውን ምንደኛ ነፍሰገዳዮችን ትግራይ ገብታቹህ ውሃ ከሰጧቹህ አትቀበሉ አትጠጡ እያሉ እንደ ቶሎሳ ኢብሳ ያሉና ሎሎች ጸረ ተጋሩ ሀይሎች በስም ማጥፋት እና ፀረ ተጋሩ ቅስቀሳ ሲያጧጡፉ ቆይተዋል፥፥የትግራይ ካህናትን የፈጀነው በዚህ ምክንያት ነው ለማለት ነው ፧የናንተ ውሸት ውሃ የማይቋጥር ፍፁም ክህደት የተሞላበት ሃይማኖት አለኝ ከሚል ማይጠበቅ ነው፥፥ሳይንሳዊ ዕውቀትን ከመንፈሳዊ ትምህርት ጋር አጣምረን ይዘናል ሚሉት የኦርቶዶክስ ሰባኪዎችም ሆኑ በተለያዩ የሃይማኖት ቤቶች የሚገኙ መሪዎችና መምህራን ሕዝባቸውን የስነምግባርና የሞራል ትምህርት ከማስረጽና ከማስተማር ይልቅ አሥራት በኩራት ከመሰብሰብ እና የተከታዮቻውን ቁጥር ከማብዛት ባለፈና በዘለለ የስነምግባርና የሞራል ትምህርት ማስረጽና ማስተማር ላይ ለአመታት የሰሩት ነገር እንደሌለ በየቀኑ የምንሰማውና የምናየው ሕዝብ ለዘመናትአብሮት ከኖረውና በተለያዩ በቤተ እምነቶች መንፈሳዊ ቁርኝት አንድ ካደረገው ሕዝብ ላይ የሚያሳየው አመፅና ማግለል እንድናስተውል እድርጎናል፥፥
    ከወር በፊት ጠላታችን ሕውሓት(ቲፒኤልኤፍ)ብቻ ነው ሲሉን የነበሩ እንኳ ሳይቀሩ ኮረኔል አቢይ የትግራይ ሕዝብ መከላከያን አጥቅቷል ካለበት ሰዓትና ደቂቃ ጀምሮ ብዙዎች መላው ትግራዋይ ላይ ጦር ጉሰመዋል ትግራዋይ ሁሉ መጥፋት አለበት ሲሉ ፀረ ትግራዋይ ቅስቀሳ እና የጥላቻ ቃላትን ከመቸውም በበለጠ አጠንክረው ቀጥለውበል፥፥የሀሰትና የግድያ ምንጭ የሆነ የአቢይ ልብ ልባችን ነው ብለው ከዚህ የጥፋት ሰው ጋር ጥፋትን ባንድነት የሚያስቡ፥ የሚመክሩና ባንድነት የሚፈፅሙ ቃሉ ቃላችን ነው ብለው ጸረ ተጋሩ፥ኦሮሞ፤አገው፥ቅማንት፥ሺናሻ፥ጉምዝ እና ሌሎችም ብሔራት ላይ ጥፋትን የሚያውጁ ስዎችን ሁሉ ላንዴና ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ራሳችሁን ከአመፅ እድንታገሉ እንነግራኋለን፥፥እግዚአብሔርን እሺ በሉት የሰይጣን ፈረስ ሰረገላ የሆኑትን አቢይንና የጥፋት አጋሮቹን እምቢ በሏቸው፥፥ኦርቶዶክስ ሞስሊም ፕሮቴስታንት ሌላም ሌላም የእምነት ተከታይ ነኝ በማለት በሃይማኖታቹ ላይ የምታላግጡና ያለአግባብ የአምላክ ቃልን ለስድብና ለርግማን የምትጠቀሙ አቁሙት፥የየትኛውም እምነት ተከታዮች ብትሆኑ እንኳ ፕሮፋይላቹ ላይ መንፈሳዊ አዘል ምስሎችና ቃላት እየተጠቀሙ ኢሰብአዊ ኢሃይማኖታዊ የሆኑ ቃላት መሰንዘር ትጋሩን አጥፋልን ፥በጦር አውሮፕላን ትግራይ ዳግመኛ ይደብደልን የምትሉ ሁሉ አላቹህ ይህ በራሱ በሃይማኖታቹ ላይ የማላገጥ የብልፅግና የፖለቲካ አመለካከትን ከፍከፍ የማድረግ ማሳያ ነው፥፥ከሃይማኖት አባቶቻቹህ ትምህርት ይልቅ የብልጽግና መሪዎች የተላለፈና ከወደ ሰጎኗ የተሰማው መግለጫን የምትቀበሉ መሆናቹ በወገናቹህ ላይ ጦርነት በማወጅና በመደገፍ በተግባር ለዓለም አሳይታችኋል፥፥ እኛ ተጋሩ ሁላችን ቲዲኤፍ ነን፥፥የፖለቲካ አመለካከት ሌላ ነው በማንነትና በገዛ ርስታች እና ከወገነችን ጋር ከምንኖርበት ሀገራችን ላይ ያለ አግባብ ገብቶ በጅምላ የሚጨፈጭፍን መቃወምና መታገል ፈፅሞ የማይገናኝ ጉዳይ ነው፥፥እናንተ በማስመሰል ለግል አላማ በኢትዮጵያዊነት ስም የምታራምዱትን የፖለቲካ አመለካከት ብዙዎቻችን የትግራይ ልጆች ተቀብለናቹ ሕውሓትን ተቃውመን ነበር፥፥የአምሓራ ሊሂቃን አላማ ግን ሁሉንም እኛ እንግዛ እኛን የማይቀበል ይጥፋ አላቹሁሳ ፦፦፦አሁንም ትግራይ በጀግኖች ልጆቿ ትጠበቃላች ፥ትግራይ የኢትጵያ የታሪክ ና የሥልጣኔ ፈርጥ ሆና የቆየች ሀገር የብሔራዊ የሀገራዊ ማንነት ቀውሥ አይገጥማትም ይብላኝ በተውሶና በሁሉ የኔ አባዜ ለኖረች ኢትጵያ፦
    ለኦሮሞም ሆነ ለመላው ብሔር ብሔሮች በኦሮሚያና በመላው ክልሎች የሚገኙ የትግራይ ተወላጆች ላይ የሚደርሰው አመፅና ሰቆቃ፥እሥራትና እንግልት እንድታስቆሙና ከጎናቸው እንድትቆሙ በግሌ ጥሪዬን አቀርባለሁ፥፥አመሰግናለሁ፥፥የትግራይ ሕዝብ ይህ ፈፅሞ አይገባውም፥፥ሕዝቡ ከማንኛውም በላይ የወለደው እና የወለዱት ዘመዶቹ በገዛ ርስታቸው ላይ በጅምላ ሲጨፈጨፉ ፥ሲደፈሩና ሲታረዱየማይጨነቅ የማይቃወምና የማይታገል የለም፥፥ይህ በተለምዶ ብሔርተኝነት ከሚባለው ስሜትና አመለካከት የተለየ ነው፥፥ሌላውን ብሔር ያለ አግባብ እስካላገለልና እስካላጠቃን ድረስ የማንነታችን መሠረት የሆነን ነገድና ዘራችንን ከጥፋት መታደግ በማንነታችን ምክንያት ያለ አግባብ የሚያጠቃንን መታገል መቃወም ሰብአዊ ተፈጥሯዊና ግዴታም ነው፥፥ለዚህም ነው በሰው ሰውኛ አስተሳሰብ ዓለምን ለማሳመን የሀሰት ምክንያት ፈጥረው በህውሓት ስም ወገናችንን በጥይት አላልቅ ያላቸውን ድምፅ አልባ መሣሪያ በሆነ በረሀብ እየፈጁት ያለው፥፥

    ትግራይ አሸንፋለች የልማት አርበኝነቷም ዳግመኛ በውድ ልጆቿ ይረጋገጣል ከተፈለገው ደረጃም ለማረድስም ከዘመን( አርበኝነቷ) ዘመን ይሻገራል !!!

    ትግራይ ሲኢራ(ከምቀደማ)

  3. Esther

    This article is very poignant, very sad, especially in its truths. It sounds like many in the evangelical church in Ethiopia are similar to many in churches here in North America; biblically they are functionally illiterate. For far too many, the final word belongs to their leader rather than to the Word of God. This is something the Bible warns about in the New Testament all the time and yet the Church continues to fall into this trap over and over. In this case, they are being led to deny atrocities or to claim these things are deserved. It’s not the first time in history that Christians have done this – not by a long shot – and it’s always so deeply tragic. Thank you for this article.

  4. Tigray Prevailed & indepedent Tigray loading ....

    ከባዕድ ሀገር ወራሪ ጋር ጉሮሮ ለጉሮሮ ተናንቀውና እጅ ለእጅ ተያይዘው ሕዝባቸውን እና ሀገራቸውን ከጥቃት ለመታደግ ሲሉ የተማረኩ ፥የቆሰሉና ብሎም የሕይወት ዋጋ የከፈሉ ቢሆኑና ለዚሁም አላማ ወገናቸውንና ቀያቸውን ጥለው የወጡ ቢሆን ኑሮ
    ለሀገራቸው ሲሉ መሥዋዕት በመክፈል በጠላት እጅ የወደቁ (የተማረኩ) የኢትዮጵያ አንበሶች እንላቸው ነበር ፥ነበር ባይሰበር ግና አሁን ላይ ሆነን እነኚህ እንደ ሕዝብ ፥ሕዝባቸውን የከዱ ሥጋቸውን በጥይት አሥበጥተው (አሰንጥቀው )የሥልጣን ጥማት ለነደዱ ደማውቸውን የገበሩ ለዚህም ሰይጣናዊ ተግባር የዘመቱና በከንቱ ደመከልብ የሆኑና ለመሆን የተዘጋጁና የዘመቱ መሆናቸውን ሳስብ ነፍሴ አጥብቃ ተጠየፈቻው፥፥እንደነዚ ያሉትን ሕፃናትንና እናቶችን ያረዱ የደፈሩና ወጣቶችንና አረጋውያኑን ረሽነው ወደ ጥልቅ ገደል የወረወሩ፥ከአምላክ ፍጡር ይልቅ ከኪሳቸው የቀረን ቁሳቁስ የላቀ ዋጋ ሰጥተው ወደ ገደል ከመወርወራቸው አሥቀድሞ ኪሳቸውን ሲፈትሹ ያየናቸው ወታደሮች በሰው አንደበት የመናገር ሥልጣን የተሰጣቸው ሰው መሰል አራዊት ለመሆናቸው አልተጠራጠርንም፥፥እነዚህ ወታደሮች ተገቢውን የሕግ ቅጣት እንዲያገኙ እንማጠናለን፥፥አለቆቻቸው ናቸው ታዘው ነው፥ተታለው ነው የገቡት ጥይት ልኮስንም የሚለው ራስ አድን ምክንያት ብዙዎች አልተቀበሉትም፥፥ያን ያህል ጭቃኔና ርህራሄ የጎደለው ግድያ ታዘው ነበር ወይሥ ለጌቶቻቸው ያላቸውን ታማኝነት ማሳያ ወይስ የአምልኮ መሥዋዕት ካልሆነም ኮትኩተው ያደጉበትና የግል ንብረት ያደረጉት ፀረ ትግራዋይ ስሜትና ተነሳሽነት አልገብቶንም ጭራሽ ፥፥በገዛ ሀገሩ ላይ በተለያዩ የእምነት ቤቶች አብሮት የፈጣሪ ማዕድንና ቃሉን ለአመታት ሲቋደስ የነበረን በአምሳለ እግዚአብሔር የተፈጠረን ሰው ማረድ ና በጅምላ መጨፍጨፍ በኋላም መማረክ የጦር እሥረኛ የሚል ስያሜ አያሰጥም፥፥በትግይ ውስጥ የተፈፀመን ህብረ ብዙ ና መጠነ ሰፊ ወንጀሎችን ለአፍታ ላጤነ ሰው እነዚህ የኤርትራና የኢትዮጵያና የአማራ ወታደሮች በአለምአቀፉ የጦር እሥረኞች ሕግ መዳኘት እንኳ መብት የላቸውም ፥፥የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋ ወንጀለኞች እና የጦር ምርኮኞች ለመሆኑ አንድ ናቸውን??? ወይስ ምዕራባውያኑ በጠሩትና ስም ካልጠራን የተባለ ያስመስላል፥፥

    1. Tigray Prevailed & indepedent Tigray loading ....

      ከባዕድ ሀገር ወራሪ ጋር ጉሮሮ ለጉሮሮ ተናንቀውና እጅ ለእጅ ተያይዘው ሕዝባቸውን እና ሀገራቸውን ከጥቃት ለመታደግ ሲሉ የተማረኩ ፥የቆሰሉና ብሎም የሕይወት ዋጋ የከፈሉ ቢሆኑና ለዚሁም አላማ ወገናቸውንና ቀያቸውን ጥለው የወጡ ቢሆን ኑሮ
      ለሀገራቸው ሲሉ መሥዋዕት በመክፈል በጠላት እጅ የወደቁ (የተማረኩ) የኢትዮጵያ አንበሶች እንላቸው ነበር ፥ነበር ባይሰበር ግና አሁን ላይ ሆነን እነኚህ እንደ ሕዝብ ፥ሕዝባቸውን የከዱ ሥጋቸውን በጥይት አሥበጥተው (አሰንጥቀው )በሥልጣን ጥማት ለነደዱ ደማውቸውን የገበሩ ለዚህም ሰይጣናዊ ተግባር የዘመቱና በከንቱ ደመከልብ የሆኑና ለመሆን የተዘጋጁና የዘመቱ መሆናቸውን ሳስብ ነፍሴ አጥብቃ ተጠየፈቻው፥፥እንደነዚ ያሉትን ሕፃናትንና እናቶችን ያረዱ፥ የደፈሩና ወጣቶችንና አረጋውያኑን ረሽነው ወደ ጥልቅ ገደል የወረወሩ፥ከአምላክ ፍጡር ይልቅ ከኪሳቸው የቀረን ቁሳቁስ የላቀ ዋጋ ሰጥተው ወደ ገደል ከመወርወራቸው አሥቀድሞ ኪሳቸውን ሲፈትሹ ያየናቸው ወታደሮች በሰው አንደበት የመናገር ሥልጣን የተሰጣቸው ሰው መሰል አራዊት ለመሆናቸው አልተጠራጠርንም፥፥እነዚህ ወታደሮች ተገቢውን የሕግ ቅጣት እንዲያገኙ እንማጠናለን፥፥አለቆቻቸው ናቸው ታዘው ነው፥ተታለው ነው የገቡት፥ አንድም ጥይት አልተኮስንም የሚለው ራስ አድን ምክንያት ብዙዎች አልተቀበሉትም፥፥ያን ያህል ጭካቃኔና ርህራሄ የጎደለው ግድያ ታዘው ነበር ወይሥ ለጌቶቻቸው ያላቸውን ታማኝነት ማሳያ ፧ወይስ የአምልኮ መሥዋዕት ካልሆነም ተኮትኩተው ያደጉበትና የግል ንብረት ያደረጉት ፀረ ትግራዋይ ስሜትና ተነሳሽነት ጭራሽ አልገብቶንም ፥፥በገዛ ሀገሩ ያለን ፥ በተለያዩ የእምነት ቤቶች አብሮት የፈጣሪ ማዕድንና ቃሉን ለአመታት ሲቋደስ የነበረን በአምሳለ እግዚአብሔር የተፈጠረን ሰው ማረድ ና በጅምላ መጨፍጨፍ የጦርነትና የጦረኛ መሥፈርት ነውን እንደነዚህ ያሉ ወታደሮች የጦር ሜዳ ፍልሚያን ሸሽተው ከቤት ለቤት የዞሩ ንፁሓንን ሲረሽኑ ቆይተው ሲማረኩ የጦር እሥረኞችና ምርኮኞች ብንላቸው እውነተኛ ግብራቸውንና ወንጀላውን አይሸሽገውም፥፥ የጦር እሥረኞች በማለት ያለ አግባብ ስያሜ መሥጠት ጨፍጫፊን ያለ አግባብ ማዕረግ የመሥጠት ያህል ነው፥፥በትግራይ ውስጥ የተፈፀመን ህብረ ብዙ እና መጠነ ሰፊ ወንጀሎችን ለአፍታ ላጤነ ሰው እነዚህ የኤርትራና የኢትዮጵያ ወታደሮች የአማራ ሚሊሻ እና ፋኖዎች በአለምአቀፉ የጦር እሥረኞች ሕግ አያያዝ እንኳ አይገባቸውም ፥፥የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋ ወንጀለኞች እና የጦር ምርኮኞች ለመሆኑ አንድ ናቸውን፧፧፧ ወይስ ምዕራባውያኑ በጠሩትና ስም ካልጠራን የተባለ ያስመስላል፥፥

  5. Tigray prevailed and retake its landnd

    An outstanding article . Revered appreciation to Prof Temesgen . Amhara elites and EOTC
    leaders has been attacking Tegaru and TPLF out of ethnic based hostility . Some of those propaganda narrations reads «ኢሕአዴግ ፀረ ኦርቶዶክስ ነበር» (ጋዜጠኛ ብርሃኑ ተክለ ያሬድ)Streamed live on Dec 3, 2019 from Adebabay Media . many of those pastors and socalled theologians are anti tegarus and preaching the gospel of Chrst is a means of making ones a living but not something they pursue out of love for Christ.These are not speculation or subjective views but proven and justified by what they utter and do against Tegarus.

    As you may read and have observed these days on social media, many of those who are waging war and inciting violence against all tegarus soon after their defeat in Tigray are those who claim to be adeherents of EOTC and they mostly use godly names as their pseudo names and curse us as if we are anti christ and wish horrors : one said ” ትንሽ ጡሩ ትግሪወች አሉ ለሀገራቸው የሚቆረቆሩ ግን አብዛኛው የሀገርጠላትነው ታድያ ምን እንሁን ምናለ ጡሩ ጥሩወቹ ወጥተው ሌሎቹ እሳት በዘነበባቸው እነዚህ ለማኞች”and other (mimi M)say አሁን አበዙት እነዚህ አረመኔዎች በጀት ጨርሱዋቸው እባካችሁ

    Aysha Alshamsi(brainwashing and spreading hate in the name of Tigraway )
    እኔ ትግረነኝ ግን አማሮች ውስጤናቹ አበቃ መሬታችሁን አትስጡ ,አማራ ማለት በጣም ንፁ እዝብ ናቸው እኝግን በዘር ጭካኔ የተማላን ነን እነሱ በኢትዮጵይ አይደራደሩም ሰማሽ በቃ አለቀ

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