Jawar Mohammed face extradition campaign as Ethiopians say “America is not a safe heaven for Terrorist”

Jawar Mohammed,considers himself as “Oromo activist” and he is co-founder and executive director of US based ethnic Oromo media network, OMN, is facing campaign for extradition on grounds of what his detractors say is terrorist activity in Ethiopia while he is based in the United States.

Jawar Mohammed _OMN
Jawar Mohammed, “Oromo activist” and executive director of Oromia Media Network
Photo source : change.org

May 13,2019

Ethiopians,who are mainly based in the diaspora, are deepening campaign for extradition of Minnesota based activist,Jawar Mohammed, who is believed to be behind unprecedented radicalization of young ethnic oromo.

A considerable number of politicized Ethiopians, even in Ethiopia, to tend to think that Jawar is subtly furthering ethno-religious radicalization in Ethiopia. He is seen as a hate-monger who is taking the country along the path that brought about genocide in Rwanda.

For radicalized Ethic Oromo youth groups, he is rather considered as a “hero and freedom fighter.”

What seem to be clear is that he commands considerable influence among radicalized Oromo youth and seem to have run his own de facto structure camouflaged within Oromo regional state.

Online campaign to extradite him was started on change.org a few months ago.

Citing latest command like call on the part of Jawar for radicalized Oromo youth to attack civilians and fuel tanker trucks, organizers of the campaign for his extradition argue that what he is doing constitutes terrorism in light of US Federal laws and the activists is based in the United States.

They say “America is not a safe heaven for Terrorist ,Minnesota is not a mountain hideout near Pakistan-Afghanistan border.”

It remains a question, however, whether Jawar will face full wrath of the law in Ethiopia even if he is extradited given the fact that the ethnic Oromo party under the leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, which is dominating the ruling coalition EPRDF, is apprehensive towards taking legal measures against the activist because of the former’s ethnic political support base in radicalized ethic Oromo youth.

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21 Responses to "Jawar Mohammed face extradition campaign as Ethiopians say “America is not a safe heaven for Terrorist”"

  1. Belete   May 13, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Now Amhara is the greatest evil in Ethiopia not Jawar Mohammed

  2. Tadele   May 13, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Big mistake ! You are just furthering the ethnic divide and rule system. You should accuse people for what they say and do not on what you think they are implying or intending to to. It could be just in your imaginations

  3. Kokb   May 13, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    The people against him are the known loosers and won’t have any place in Ethiopia. He is the hero of all Ethiopians who played a great role for the current change to come in Ethiopia, thank to him for organizing the youth in the fight for freedom and change. He made it. One can not count a single person who played a big role as much as he does in bringing the change and freedom we are enjoying now.

  4. Fedli   May 13, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Who say so……!

  5. Tikse   May 13, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Bug time loosers and stupids. Borkena is also stupid and regrets reading your shit.

  6. Tikse   May 13, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Is this your last card to deflect the massacre of Gumuz. You played every card and this last stupid card remained to defelect. Useless morons. The genocide in Gumuz is a well known truth and won’t be covered by your fake news. This shows how far you are gowing down hitting bottom rock. Imagine if the killings of Gumuz happened in Oromoia, you will be barking like a dog. Fake news like this magnify conflicts between few people as if the country is rocking if happens in a part of the country that hate and then shave under the carpet a plain genocide like gumuz becuase it happened in the region you are born from.

    Your fake mask of Ethiopia is now clear and instead of fighting for the equality, you propagate for superiority of one group. You go further spoiling the name of people to cover ypur shame.

  7. Yodit   May 13, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Fake argument!. This kind of fake argument is unacceptable propaganda as it reduces the struggle of the Oromos’ youth as one form of a terrorist act with the leadership of Jewar Mohamed. The truth is the leadership quality of Jewhar Mohammed. have mobilized the oromo youth. Now the young Oromos kniw how to stand up for their rights and there is no backing.

  8. Kemal G.   May 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Loosers up side down you are warmonger

  9. zeryhun   May 14, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Actually it will be much better to keep Jawar Mohammed in Guantanamo with the rest of his Terrorist pals , he is wearing the Oromo clad to deceive gullible Oromos such as tikse. all his propaganda is out in the open , translating some of his propaganda pieces is good enough to lock him in jail .

  10. Abdi Goshu   May 14, 2019 at 3:29 am

    where to extradite him! he is already in his home country.

  11. Ethiopia   May 14, 2019 at 10:15 am

    He POISONED the whole Ethiopia by his ignorance and full of hate slogans. I didn’t think he himself believe in Ethiopia because, he thinks he is NOT. May the God who always protect Ethiopia and its people punish him. He is an evil

  12. Mahi   May 14, 2019 at 11:50 am

    He is an evil person. I have no words. I wish they do something before we see Rwanda’s genocide in Ethiopia. May God protect Ethiopia from evils.

  13. Geresu   May 14, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Borkena. A day dreamer writes such a thing that does not hold water. The Oromoo youth has not affected the rights of anybody, has done nothing wrong, only rose up for its human and nationality rights. Whether Jawar is there or not, people rise up and seeks its right, democracy and equality in the nation. Do you see this as wrong doing? Would you start thinking genuine and avoid such wishful and hearsay propaganda.

    • Mufakar   May 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm


  14. Tesfaye   May 14, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Please don’t try! Jawar is untachable! He is more important than those who tried to consider hin as a terrarist! He is a rational person than most of us!

  15. Hussen Abdela   May 14, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    He is hero some of amhara people want to dictator

  16. Mufakar   May 14, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Jawar Mohamed is the president of future,,

  17. Megia   May 15, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Whose news is this. Dies Borkena has deaf ear blind eye lose other senses. Or Borkena is living outside space not earth but the whole solar system. I doubt they are journalist living around us

  18. Ain't nobody   May 16, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Abay Tsehaye & Family, Sebhat Nega & Family , Roman Tesfaye , Azeb Mesfin and alike are USA citizens, we need them to get extradited to USA too.

    Just because Jawar is poor who cannot afford rich lawyers diasporas jump on him, but the so called diaspora lawyers are not willing to jump on Abay Tsehaye Family, Sebhat Nega and alike because they know they are no match to Semhal Meles Zenawi led African Development Bank sponsored rich lawyers team, that are representing corrupt government officials from Nigeria to Ethiopia.

  19. Tadesse   May 20, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Get a life borkena

    If Jawar falls the rest of the country falls.

    You will never get power.

    You can get as many petition as you can it will never make a difference. Any politician arrests Jawar will face the wrath of oromo people.

    Go on and play the terrorist card we will see how far you will go. I dont support everything jawar does but this ridiculous terrorist tag that opponent use to tarnish someone’s reputation is reprehensible and just plain wrong. Criticize him by all means , you dont have to agree with him, you dont have to love him, but calling someone a terrorist just because he has a different name than yours is wrong.
    The unity of the country is very important. We all want peace, we might be diaspora but we have mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers in Ethiopia. Please lets choose our words carefully no one will be a winner if Ethiopia falls into a civil war. Arresting of jawar on your assumption will definitely cause civil unrest.

  20. Andualem   July 15, 2019 at 8:17 am

    To be frank, many of his speech sparks wrath and conflict. Look, except Amhara region, when he had been in some part of Oromia, you can witness the scenes of chaos,death,..

    But when you speak the truth, many of radicalized Oromo ethnic group, they will wrath and say this is the sign of looser. Sometimes, they consider as he is a flawless and hence no one has the right and capacity to say anything and criticize him at all.

    Those who are “shaped” and “created” by him looks to me insane.

    He is the useless and worst person in my life to Ethiopia, even more than Meles Zenawi. We know the stance and principle of the later, but not Jewar. A very controversial and highly egocentric personality own person. So that, Ethiopia doesn’t want such people. If so, why did we hate EPRDF, which based its existence on ethnicity?!


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