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Eritrea Intrigued by Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed’s Action

Eritrea's response to UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed's action
Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Mr. Ahmed Shaheed
Special Rapporteur
Freedom of Religion or Belief
Genève

Dear Mr. Shaheed

I refer to a rather curious communication (Ref. AL ERI 2/2017) that was sent to me jointly by your good selves on 17 January last month.

Let me first dwell briefly on the incident.

On the early afternoon of 31 October 2017 around 100 youth (students from the Al Diaa Private School and others in the neighborhood) marched from Akheria, a neighborhood in the northern periphery of Asmara to the al-Khulafa’ ar-Rashidun Mosque in the center of the city. Continue reading Eritrea Intrigued by Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed’s Action

German TV Channel ZDF Retracts False Eritrea Protest Story

After nearly two-months, German public-service television broadcaster ZDF retracts its highly inaccurate Asmara protest story.

BY RAY JA FRASER | SHABAIT

After nearly two months, the German public television and news outlet Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) has withdrawn its report of the October 31st, 2017 small Asmara protest.

Notably, the original report, which was retracted and not simply corrected (a significant difference), was strewn with innumerable fabrications and easily demonstrable falsehoods. Continue reading German TV Channel ZDF Retracts False Eritrea Protest Story

Sudanese Sheikh Dr. Abdul Hai Yousuf, Hands Off Eritrean Internal Affairs

Is this lunatic, arrogantly stupid and ignorant Sheikh form Khartoum University trying to re-invent the wheel? Enough with your hateful preaching against Eritrea!

BY MAHMUD SALEH | ASSENNA.COM

The Muslim world is going through tough time. Decades of failed policies of western countries, and the tight grip repressive regimes applied on their people have now resulted in the mushrooming of terrorist franchises. Continue reading Sudanese Sheikh Dr. Abdul Hai Yousuf, Hands Off Eritrean Internal Affairs

Eritrea: The Politics of Religion

Any activity that aims to foment turmoil and terrorism in the name of religion – whether in its Christian or Islamic variant; fundamentalist or “moderate” facade, shall not be tolerated.

Downtown Asmara where one finds the peaceful co-exist of different religions, for hundreds of years, while respecting their differences.

BY SHABAIT | EDITORIAL

The scourge of terrorism perpetrated under the mantle of religion; the upheavals, huge loss of life and destruction of property that it entails are not, indeed, new in the annals of the political history of mankind. But it has assumed new dimensions in this century.

As such, it is breeding instability in various parts of our world; posing as it does a serious threat to international peace and security and causing increasing consternation among powerful and weak nations alike.

The phenomenon accordingly warrants a profound appraisal and serious approach that is commensurate to its gravity.

The purpose of this brief editorial is not to delve into a comprehensive analysis of the subject matter but to highlight some of its relevant features in a concise and skeletal form. Continue reading Eritrea: The Politics of Religion