Dimtsachin Yisema Launches its Official Webiste
November 27, 2013 | www.dimtsachinyisema.info
Press Release: 11-25-2013
November 25, 2013 | Badr Ethiopia
November 14, 2013
A Unanimous Vote of Confidence
In a joint meeting held with the Executive body, the Badr Board of Directors (BOD) on November 10, 2013, unanimously approved the recent contact established with the Ethiopian government regarding the ongoing stalemate with Ethiopian Muslims in Ethiopia. The BOD, which determines the organization’s mission and purpose and is primarily responsible for dozens of the constituent communities that it serves, has stated unequivocally, that it supports the initiative taken by the leadership to serve as a bridge in the resolution of the crisis that exists between the Ethiopian government and its Muslim citizens. The Badr BOD, which also expressed its vote of confidence in the leadership of the Executive Officers, has delegated its authority to the Executive branch without abdicating its responsibility, to redress the grievances of the Ethiopian Muslims and timely address their concerns and demands by placing them in front of the Ethiopian government. To that end, the BOD has issued orders and directives to push forward with this plan and vowed to provide its resources for the successful completion of this project. The BOD has also requested frequent updates and reports on this burning issue and has stated its desire to review the guidelines proposed by the Executive Committee to gauge the progress of the communication with the government and has given a mandate to the Executive leaders to pursue the current track vigorously for a sound resolution of the crisis.
Badr Board of Directors
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Badr Ethiopia Condemns Saudi Government’s ill-fated treatment of Ethiopian Citizens
November 12, 2013 | Badr Ethiopia | Washington DC
Badr Ethiopia (International Ethiopian Muslims organization) condemns Saudi government’s ill-fated treatment of Ethiopian citizens in that country. Ethiopians who are well known for their hospitality and compassion have provided a refuge to safeguard and shelter the companions of the prophet (May peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) during their persecution at the hands of the Qureish 1400 years ago. Those Ethiopians living in Saudi Arabia do not deserve this kind of severe and inhuman treatment by Saudi authorities. No matter their lot in the society, these innocent human beings deserve dignity and justice in the country where liberation of the citizens was enabled by the advent of Islam. The religion of Islam requires dignified handling of cases and equal treatment under the law. We believe that mass arrests and human rights abuses of Ethiopians living in Saudi Arabia should not be perpetrated because of the mistakes of a few unscrupulous individuals who otherwise should be held accountable under the rule of law.
In this regard, we urge the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, to intervene in the continuing harassment and discrimination of Ethiopians. In the meantime, we call upon the Ethiopian government to uphold its responsibility toward its citizens and provide for them all the protections necessary using its diplomatic leverage. This scene will not bode well for Ethiopia or Saudi Arabia if immediate halt to this type of denigration is not implemented.
We extend our deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones and pray for those who are injured or affected as result of this injustice. Badr will do its outmost to redress the grievances and unacceptable violations of human dignity and human rights of the Ethiopians at the highest level of governments internationally.
Finally, we would like to remind all Ethiopians to show their solidarity and support to our brothers and sisters whose lives have been altered dramatically by the aggressive and arbitrary actions of the Saudi authorities. May Allah Subhanahu Wotaa-Aalaa convey His mercy and comfort upon all those who have been affected by these unwarranted acts.
University of Winnipeg opens Muslim prayer room
Oct 28 | CBC News
The University of Winnipeg now has a place for its Muslim students to pray while on campus. The university formally opened a Musjid, or Muslim prayer room, on Monday.
Muslims pray five times a day and six times a day during Ramadan.
The university’s student association collaborated with the Muslim student association to create the space in the university's Wesley Hall Basement. University officials said the Masjid was established not only as a place for students to pray but to encourage intercultural dialogue.