Ethiopia declared three days national mourning for the victims of ISIS
Tigrai Online, April 21, 2015
The Ethiopian House People’s Representatives declared the national mourning for the Ethiopian citizens who were killed by ISIS
The Ethiopian government has declared three days of national mourning after confirming many Ethiopians were killed by the Islamic State terrorist ISIS group in Libya a few days ago. The Ethiopian House People’s Representatives declared the national mourning for the Ethiopian citizens who were shot or beheaded by ISIS for being Christians.
The Ethiopian government didn’t say if there will be any retaliation yet, but it said the Ethiopian people and government’s resolve to fight extremism will continue. The Ethiopian young people were most likely on their way to Europe looking for better life.
Ethiopians throughout the world are extremely angry at the despicable greasily act of the ISIS terrorist group against innocent Ethiopian Christians.
It seems the ISIS group is trying to expand to the African continent. The aim of this horrendous crime is to announce to the Muslim community in Africa that they are anti Christian and they kill Christians only. The truth is ISIS is not a true representative of Islam and it’s victims are more Muslims than Christians. ISIS is not the friend of Muslims anywhere because more Muslims have lost their lives at the hands of this terrorist group.
The world community is expressing dismay and horror at the actions of this fascistic and satanic cult and support to the Ethiopian people and government.
The United Nations Security Council issued a Press Statement condemning the killing of Ethiopians in Libya “The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the heinous and cowardly apparent murder in Libya of over 30 Ethiopian Christians by an affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh)” the statement said.
The Security Council in a long and strongly worded press release urged all members states to cooperate with Libya and Ethiopia to bring to justice those who are responsible for the killing. The Security Council further said, “The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, to the Government of Ethiopia, as well as to the families of all victims of ISIL”
The USA government, other countries and international bodies continue to express their support to the Ethiopian people and government.
In a similar news some of the victims of the greasily acts of ISIS are Eritreans recently deported from Israel to Rwanda and Uganda and they might have been doing the same thing like the Ethiopians, trying to go to Europe. “I recognized my relative, T., from the photos published by ISIS that appeared on Facebook before the video was released,” says Mesi Fashiya, an Israeli-born Eritrean whose parents came to Israel in the 70s. Tigrai Online would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families of the Eritreans.
The question in many Ethiopians now is what to do next and how to do it. Any action whatever it might be should be coordinated through the The United Nations Security Council and the African Union. If it’s possible it might be helpful to consult the Arab League.
Meanwhile the Ethiopian government is advising all Ethiopian citizens to stop going to those countries where their lives could be in danger.