“Trump could have been Idi Amin Dada.” Jawar Mohammed of Ethiopia

Jawar Mohammed _ Trump
Jawar Mohammed. Photo : Social Media

By Lulseged Mitku
January 12, 2020

Ethiopian hopeful politician and a media owner Jawar Mohammed equated President Donald Trump to one of the most monstrous African dictators, Idi Amin Dada of Uganda. 

Jawar Mohammed is a controversial figure in Ethiopia. He lived in the United States and held a US passport.While he lived in the United States, he founded a charitable organization called Oromo Media Network (OMN), and raised funds from the Oromo community and broadcast a satellite TV.   Now there are unconfirmed reports that he has become a media mogul in Ethiopia turning his non-profit organization into a privately owned business. Jawar recently reported he returned his US passport and running in the 2020 Ethiopia’s election. The Ethiopian government did not confirm Jawar’s claim.

The conceited and attention seeker Jawar immaturely bashed President Donald Trump during his LTV World interview.When Jawar asked about a dictatorship in general, Jawar answered, “if Trump were in Africa, he could have been as dictator as Idi Amin Dada.”

Jawar has become very divisive and provocative in Ethiopia’s politics. His supporters lynched a young man and left him hanging upside down in a public square in the Oromiya town of Shashemene. In October 2019,  he sent a message on social media to his supporters and caused the massacre of 86 lives.Earlier he gathered the Sidama youth and told them to use violent means to get an independent Sidama region.Following his direction violence erupted in Sidama and over 50 individuals mainly non-Sidama nationals were murdered. His name is also associated with many other acts of violence including the Burayu massacre that targeted mainly ethnic Dorze and Wolyta. Regardless of his crimes, Jawar gets the Ethiopian government’s protection and treated by Prime Minister Abiy like a statesman.

An Ethiopian who heard Jawar’s LTV interview stated with a surprise that how could Jawar who did not have any reservation when inciting violence say this.Once Jawar’s leading motto was ‘Ethiopia out of Oromya.’Ethiopia is known for Christians and Muslims to live together peacefully. It was a model country in this respect.Despite this historical fact, Jawar stirred his followers to behead others to build mosques. Now to our surprise, he is formally entering into Ethiopia’s party politics and Ethiopians expect further violence to come.It is in this context that Ethiopia is planning to hold an election in the summer of 2020.The future holds the fear of ethnic and religious violence and uncertainties in Ethiopia.Prime Minister Abiy seems to be determined to hold the election at any cost as planned.This is reminiscent of the 1997 post-election violence.Ethiopians waiting for the election with dread. Neither the government nor the political parties are taking this issue at heart.

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6 Responses to "“Trump could have been Idi Amin Dada.” Jawar Mohammed of Ethiopia"

  1. Gemeda   January 13, 2020 at 7:37 am

    Lulseged Mitku, neftegna is barking incessantly to defame Jawar, our Hero. You will not be able to change the raelity with your article, full of verbiago.

    Jawar is Jawar=A hero became a severe splitting headache for neftegna.

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  2. Abeshaw   January 13, 2020 at 10:06 am

    One lunatic insulting another. Our so-called leaders are becoming less hinged as the reasonable citizens become victims.

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    • birartu   January 16, 2020 at 8:05 am

      abeshaw

      ye metetamu lij mintiseraleh

      leba

      dingay ras

      vancouver

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    • Mark mywords   January 17, 2020 at 8:02 am

      MISTER TESFA and Abeshaw ? LEBA BARIYA

      DR JAWAR WILL BE THE CHIEFOF STAFF SOON. YOU GONNA BE A REFUGEE THERE FOR ETERNITY. LEBA WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE ; GO AND QUEUE THERE FOR THE BREAD AND ALMS THAT YOU ARE GIVEN ON AWEEKLY OR MONTHLY BASIS;

      DONOT WHINE HERE; WE WILL SOON BE CONTROLLING SHOA AND ENTIRE COUNTRY ; OROMIGNA WILL BE THE OFFICIAL LANGAUGE; AMHARIC WILL SERVE AS SECRET LANGAUGE FOR YOU AND AMONG YOUR TRIBE; YOU DONOT AHVE ALPHABET ; VICTORY OF ADOWA IS AVICTIRY OF TIGRAY PEOPLE;.

      YOU WILL GET IT RIGHT SOON !!

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  3. Ittu Aba Farda   January 14, 2020 at 12:02 am

    There are so many crimes allegedly committed by this young man Obbo Jawar. There quite a few of them mentioned in this article alone. One of them is an extremely serious one which should not have been ignored either by the FBI or other law enforcement agencies. I am talking about the alleged call by Obbo Jawar to behead others and then build mosques. He had stirred his followers into a frenzy urging them to start beheading others(Christians I suppose) and then build mosques. Did he really say that? Please note that such call is unlawful in the USA and a serious crime. Does the author have an ocular proof for that? Recently I had also read an article that tells Obbo Jawar is being investigated by the IRS for tax evasion. I have not heard about that from other sources either. There are just too many questionable rumors and innuendos have been going around about many individuals on both sides for quite some time now. On one side there are so many of such unfounded allegations about my noble neighbors of Amharas being spewed around by bigots on this and other websites? There are also many unfounded and biased allegations on many Oromo individuals by their foes. It is not right and it not that funny, ok!!! In the middle of all such flying allegations, there is a sinister scheme that is about to come to a reality for bigots. There are having fits more than ever, they are making preparation more than ever to found their own republic by yanking away a territory to call it their own fiefdom. You mark my word for it. Come May or June in 2020 we will hear the proclamation of a new republic wedged between hostile regions and that will not be good news for my kin and kit in Oromia. I am just warning you and urging to prepare yourself. These bigots have always been so reckless and they are more so now. Then I will close my eyes and ears to live out the rest of my life in its sunset now!!!!

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  4. Abba Biyyaa   January 17, 2020 at 11:01 am

    THE QUESTION IS CAN YOU MAKE AN IMPACT BY BARKING LIKE A DOG 24/7?

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