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It was my first day to participate in the weekly Friday protest and it was by a mare chance a silent protest. He writes that he was taken to solitary confinement between torture sessions where he would read the Aumedin to comfort his soul. Members of the arbitration committee and prominent personalities of the community emotionally addressed the gathering.

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

A source of peril or prosperity for the Somali Region? 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 usual, the police harshly and mercilessly dispersed them. Ethiopians, both Christians and Muslims, should consider this book as a call for action and take steps to collaborate with him, and amongst each other, in order to complete building this common ground or common grounds by picking up where he left off.

He alludes to the length iebel time Pharaoh has been in power, how he changed with the times, and how he used developmentalist discourse to justify power in ways that are reminiscent of Ethiopia. Women, children, elders and youth were indiscriminately attacked.

My wife was washing clothes.

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

Ahmddin I left home, I asked my wife to see how I look and remember what I wore if in case I was not coming back. My stay was too short to count but too hard to ejbel. Yet, he does not want to banish religion from the hearts and minds of political actors. It is a real story of the oppressed being oppressed in broad daylight. 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 the face of threats he was also a humble man who understood his weaknesses.


After going through the familiar motions of how Moses called for monotheism, he reintroduces Jfbel as a human rights activist and a leader of a liberation movement.

I was certainly kidding and she was also smiling.

The following week was full of terror. Original Title in Amharic: Saturday morning, I jebeo lying on my bed when I opened facebook to learn the latest developments. The author describes in great detail how Pharaohs ahmeddin 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.

Reports of the brutal crackdown started to circulate ahmfdin Facebook and distress call for help were arriving via SMS. As the Pharaoh-Moses story shows, it is better to keep state power away from religion as it is in the nature of the powerful to hijack religion and use it to achieve their own political ends. 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 jdbel intellectual who is forced by a set of shocking experiences to re-read familiar religious texts in a wholly new way.

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Those days were filled with emotional moments. Amedin scars of the inhumane treatments, the beatings, derogatory insults and blatant denial of justice I personally witnessed together with close to a thousand innocents souls still lives with me.

The epiphany, the initial spark, which eventually led to the writing of an entire book, arose during the initial phase of his detention when he was being tortured. When the Imam concluded the prayer, the area instantly transformed into a spectacular open theater where the tens of thousands of protesters showed symbolic gesture of protest artistically with an extraordinary coordination.


Nobody knows where the instruction was coming, but there was a smooth and astonishing show of unity in devotion and action. High profile terrorism charge against senior OFC officials, others keeps dragging as court once again adjourned key verdict.

It is one of the first original book-sized works of Islamic literature authored in Amharic. It is a real story in a country where justice, fair-trial, freedom, human rights and dignity are revoked from its vocabulary. Although one cannot say with confidence that the author has succeeded in building a common discursive terrain on which both Christians and Muslims would be equally comfortable, he has no doubt started laying strong foundations.

In fact, he encourages political actors to learn from the moral teachings of the Bible and the Quran which, among other things, teach the perils of mixing religion and state power. I might have been joking but it was exactly what happened to me. One liberty that gets specific treatment is religious liberty which the author concludes requires a separation of religion and state for its proper protection.

But they made it and they made it with an outstanding commitment and remarkable flexibility in strategies. Ibrahim, for Addis Standard.

In retaliation, the angry Addis Abeba Muslims occupied the Grand Anwar mosque for the following two days. At times, his insights were so novel that he felt he had never read the relevant verses before.

They demanded their constitutional right to be respected. The second ground-breaking aspect of the book is that it may also be the first attempt at cross-religious discourse in Ethiopia. It was a sunny morning. That moment was my last exist from home for the next 20 days. The role of social media and mobile messaging were immense and the way it was used was another history we proudly tell for generations to come.