Tag Archives: extremism

How the Muslim world lost the freedom to choose

28 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Kim Ghattas, Carnegie Endowment for Int’ Peace

No aspect of culture was spared from the Islamization drive, as movie theaters were shut from Karachi to Peshawar, artists were driven underground and school curricula redesigned to create a “monolithic image of Pakistan as an Islamic state and taught students to view only Muslims as Pakistani citizens.”

When national security advisor H.R. McMaster wanted to convince U.S. President Donald Trump that Afghanistan was not hopeless, he whipped out a 1972 black-and-white picture of women in miniskirts on the streets of Kabul.
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Worrying evidences of Ethiopia recruiting religious leaders as state agents against society emerge

6 Dec

Editor’s Note:

    In reading the news report hereunder, I am shaken by extent of the desperation that has set in within the ranks of the TPLF. This has significantly hardened their policies and abilities to run the country, which poses serious risks to our nation’s future and our people’s wellbeing.
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New ‘red line’ allegedly designed to fight extremism & terrorism is targeted against those unallied with Ethiopia’s regime

8 Oct

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory


Since last Friday – the 4th of October 2013 – Ethiopian civil society has found itself on the cusp of newer governance-related difficulties in its relations with the TPLF/EPRDF-led regime. In this article, ‘civil society’ refers to the broader society, the scope and goals of which are the defense of human dignity. Through its vitally important kinship with democracy, civil society endeavors to facilitate and improve societal governance, especially in this era of globalization, terrorism and counter-terrorism.
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United States political consultant’s perspective: Firm action against terror must be taken in Egypt

20 Aug

Sudanese supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsy protest following Friday noon prayers in front of the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum, on August 16, 2013. |AFP

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Egypt Independent sits down with US political consultant Maurice Bonamigo.

Egypt Independent: How do you see the scene in Egypt after the 30 June revolution?

Maurice Bonamigo: Let me begin by saying that Egypt is now living an historic and decisive moment. The people were able to overthrow Mohamed Morsy, and the military stood by their legitimate demands.

What happened in Egypt was not a military coup like the Obama administration said in the beginning. On the contrary, it was one of the largest revolutions in history.
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