Oromuma –> Ethnic Cleansing of Amhara, Gurage, non-Oromo & Orthodox Christians
by Belay Zeleke
There is no doubt that in the Oromia region of Ethiopia there was Genoicide and Ethnic cleansing of Amhara, Gurage, Gamo and other non Oromo speakers as well as Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. These were targeted, they had lists, organized, planned, vicious, barbaric massacres conducted executed by Oromo youth called Querro with the implicit and/or explicit cooperation of the Oromia regional government. These Querro or their leadership may also likely be working with Islamic Radical Fundamental terrorist groups as well. Below are 30 different articles written either warning of this impending horror or about what occurred between June 29th2020 and July 10th2020. Some articles are as far back as 2017 but the majority are over the past 9 months. Books have been written about the ethnic cleansing, to mention two: Mitsa’et Amara: The History of the Amara People of Ethiopia and the Ongoing Genocide of the Amara by Tekle Yeshaw and Money, Blood and Conscience by David Steinman. It also to be noted that not all reports have come out because the internet was shut down in Ethiopia for almost 2 weeks starting on June 29th2020. Is Abiy Ahmed guilty for his non-action?
Rather what I have seen are some of these very disingenuous groups that put out press releases saying “Ëthiopia shall win” or we are with PM Abiy, none of them acknowledging the attacks on Amharas, Gurages, Gamo and other non Oromo speakers including Orthodox Christians. These groups including the marches that didn’t acknowledge the ethnic cleansing are dancing on the graves of the dead mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers. Shame on you all and Shame on the institutions like BADR that have stayed silent.
There are many many voices outside of Ethiopia working individually to make known the genocide, however it still happened and the world is not fully aware. This means that these groups are not following the correct strategy and tactics. We need to learn what works especially in the Western media and put those into action. I suggest some kind of coalition or action group with a very well organized messaging. Perhaps work under an already existing organization. Otherwise we might as well be doing nothing. I just saw a press release by SAGE (Society Against Genocide in Ethiopia). Ethiopians don’t know who SAGE is or the membership so I suggest to please come out on media and let us know who you are and what you are doing. I say this because there are dangerous activists, sheep in wolves clothing that proclaim ኢትዮጽያዬ in the morning and ኢትዮጽያዬ at night who seem to also be doing something similar to SAGE. I suspect that the activists/ኢትዮጽያዬs/ will try to collect information about the genocide to do nothing with it. As an example Ethiopians will trust someone like Dawit Wolde Giorgis not these random activists.
1. President of Oromia Regional government Shimelis Abdisa’s hate speech on Meskel Square. October 2019