Online activist used Facebook to incite ethnic violence that led to 67 civilian deaths in Ethiopia

His name is Jawar Mohammed, an influential online activist who has over 1 million rabid followers on Facebook. He claims to stand for the rights of the Oromo ethnic group while vilifying other Ethiopian ethnic groups. He has been engaged in the most extreme form of hate speech, especially against the Amhara ethnic group in Ethiopia. With a one-sentence message on his Facebook page, he galvanizes tens of thousands of unemployed youth who go out and massacre innocent civilians. […] CONTINUE READING