First Hijrah’s Statement Denouncing today’s Unprovoked brutal actions of the Ethiopian security forces against the peaceful worshipers .
July 18, 2014
Once again, Ethiopian Muslims came under unprovoked attack by Ethiopian security forces while peacefully conducting Friday congregational prayer at the grand Anwar mosque. Thousands were seen loaded on tracks and takes to prisons and jails around Addis Ababa. The Federal police officers were seen lobbing tear gases inside the mosque compound yet they sealed the exits preventing those inside the mosque affected by the tear gas from leaving. Families are searching for their loved ones who are in state of fast for their whereabouts.
The First Hijrah Foundation, an organization of Ethiopian Muslims in Washington, DC Metro Area, strongly denounces the continued barbaric actions the Ethiopian government takes against the peaceful Muslims of Ethiopia.
We urge all peace loving people of the world to support the peaceful movement of Ethiopian Muslims for justice and freedom of religion and denounce the Ethiopian Government’s undemocratic and repressive policies.
Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.
The First Hijrah Foundation