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Pharaohs become what they are primarily because their subjects let them. As Friday was approaching, tensions kept escalating. He sees such communality as his personal ethical obligation ordained by the Quran in addition to being a necessary step which, if not taken, may lead to the disintegration of Ethiopian civil society and state.

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Without directly mentioning Ethiopia, and even specifically stating ahhmedin his work is not meant to refer to any specific country or regime, the author alludes to clear imageries of his own country as a pharaonic state. The ahmedib, civilized and persistent in-mosque sit-in protest of Ethiopian Muslims that started in late attracted the hearts and minds of almost everyone.

Reviewed by Abadir M. I sincerely hope wee will be able to close this bitter chapter and move on. Those days were filled with emotional moments.

The microphones that were once used as an ugly propaganda machine for the government fell on the hands of the oppressed.

My wife was washing clothes. In the weeks I arrived from abroad the government had already started threatening, torturing and imprisoning protestors.

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

They prayed peace for their motherland, love for its people, coexistence with their neighbor, patience against the brutal crackdown and a repeated call for justice.


Perhaps, watching the silence they managed to break and the dissent they lead against the brutal regime snowballed to create the ongoing change in the country could partially mend their wound. The Grand mosque and its surrounding were literally over flooded with tens of thousands of peace-loving ajmedin Muslim Ethiopians. They demanded their constitutional right to be respected.


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He thus concludes that dictatorships are joint ventures between Pharaohs and their subjects, and it is aymedin responsibility of the people to amedin rewarding bad behavior if they want to take back the power that is originally theirs. It is a real story in a country where justice, fair-trial, freedom, human rights and dignity are revoked from its vocabulary.

Jumping in and out of scripture the author draws a picture, which at points looks like a blueprint, of how dictatorship is to be resisted, how dictators will react to such resistance, and what needs to be done to ensure success for the eventual realization of freedom, justice, and rights.

The author chooses to write in a style typical of Ethiopian political conversation — one that is full of innuendo and allusion, leaving ahmedon enough room for deniability while at the same time allowing the reader to grasp the intended meaning.

Women, children, mebel and youth were indiscriminately attacked. All what we hear was the government planning a full-scale crackdown. He alludes to the length of 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.

The author describes in great detail how Pharaohs use intricate means of co-option, propaganda and coercion to stay in power and, and in an interesting move, lays most of the responsibility for jebe existence of pharaonic dictatorships at the feet of their subjects.

That moment was my last exist ahmedinn home for the next 20 days. A conclusion that underpins the entire book is its unflinching dislike for dictatorship and its support for liberty and rights.


The megaphones that deafened the people with their undeterred terror are now amplifying the voices of the persecuted. In fact, he jebell 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.

But they made it and they made it with an outstanding commitment and remarkable flexibility in strategies.

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The crackdown left many with serious injuries and countless others received abuses of all forms. To witness such a magnificent example of non-violent and peaceful struggle in a country with no record of such practice and, most of all, from the least literate segment of the society was unprecedented.

At the end of the two day uproar for justice, the committee gave an appointment to convene in the first day of Ramadan, Friday July 20, in the Grand Anwar mosque. In retaliation, the angry Addis Abeba Muslims occupied ahmedon Grand Anwar mosque for the following two days.

On my way to the taxi station, I met my elder sister and told her where I was going. 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.

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