I cannot tell you what people in Seattle and Denver said or how they feel. This comment is not for/against them.
I was encouraged to hear Johar state that the non-Oromo's living in Oromiyya (as visitors, temporary or permanent residents) shall be protected by the Oromo people. However, whether non-Oromo Etiyopiyan citizens domiciled there shall have full political participation rights, citizenship rights, etc. in Oromiyya, was not specified. Weren't some or all of the 86 victims in Oromiyya?
The interviewer and the interviewee failed to address enough the causes and consequences of the lives lost of the 86 victims, and Johar's and/or followers/supporters role in the murders, if any or none. For instance,
(1) who were coming and intending to kill Johar? was not asked/answered;
(2) there was nothing wrong for Johar to ask for help if he felt his life or family's lives were in danger, but what followed next that led to the deaths/murders? was not asked/answered;
(3) did Johar give instructions to his followers or supporters to attack innocent and unarmed and nonthreatening civilians, or not? or were they the ones who were coming to kill Johar? was not asked/answered;
(4) did Johar train his followers/supporters, beforehand, to violently attack others the moment he, etc. felt threatened, or not? was not asked/answered; and
(5) if Johar was sorry and needs to apologize for the loss of lives and property, or feels responsible in anyway, or not? was not asked/answered. That was disappointing, and could be re-done, for better information on the topic.
In addition, it is alright for Johar & Co. to focus on the ethnic-linguistic freedoms of the Oromo people, and also recognize that the Oromo are also Etiyopiyans and their rights need to be upheld; but was disappointing not to hear the importance of how these two interests ( the ethnic and Etiyopiyan) ought to be synchronized in building Etiyopiyan nationalism (or if it was not necessary to do so), too. Political competition is fine, but isn't creating consensus among the diverse elites of Etiyopiya important too for the success of all Etiyopiyan people-groups?
ethiopian wrote: ↑23 Nov 2019, 20:28Great interview, I wonder why the hooligans in Seattle and Denver hate this guy . Ohhh I know why - fear and hate of Oromians is their driving force .
Can anyone tell me a reason why you think Jawar is bad to Ethiopia ? I am asking just one reason .... ( don’t tell me the mencha comment 9 yrs ago - and that was taken out of context as well )