Open Letter to the Editor of Aiga Forum, Isayas A. Abay – Dagmawi Dawit

April 7th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

Ato Isayas A. Abay

Aiga Forum, Owner and Editor

San Jose, California
United States of America (more…)

Ato Isayas A. Abay

Aiga Forum, Owner and Editor

San Jose, California
United States of America

Dear Isayas Abay,

Save our affiliation to parties/ fronts, we all have roughly “virtuous dreams” for our country. A vast majority of Ethiopians necessitate our politicians to succeed in bringing the much needed development to our country and in that tackling the evils of poverty, disease, illiteracy, dictatorship, repression and war even though the blazing statements thrown out from different aisles of parties/ fronts are unhelpful.

Alas, it is true and irrefutable fact that few in the opposition circle reject Meles because of his background (ethnicity, region etc.) as there are few from Tigray who buttress him because he is from Tigray and is Tigrean (though his mother was from Eritrea).

The concept that the leader is “our race, ours…(in this case from Tigray…Wedi Tigary)” is by far and in all counts the feudalistic, regional and tribal complex, a complex of an exaggerated estimate of ones own value and importance, which surprisingly some in the opposition have also sought to claim and/ or reclaim. This is an outdated mentality and a backward thinking by which the civilized world buried and moved on for better. The perfect example and proof is that the mainstream in the United States have voted overwhelmingly to their first black president, Barack Obama.

Be that as it may, what I see in you is that more like supporting Meles regardless of whatever he does (because he is from Tigray and is Tigrean) which does not meet your level of maturity. I am mindful and aware of the fact that you are an Engineer with several years of experience working for Cisco (and may be other companies as well), well read, mature, and without doubt can deliver real issues way beyond belittling issues in relation to poverty, healthcare, investment, education, good governance, democracy, human right as well as parties/ fronts with legitimate/ illegitimate agendas. Furthermore, regardless of who we allegedly are ethnically and where we come from, I am not doubting your knowledge on Ethiopian history that most Ethiopians can trace our ancestors to common Tigrean, Amhara, Oromo, Gurage, Afar, Somali, Agnuak great, great, great…grand, grand, grand…mothers and fathers, to those who made us big historically, but in no ways our support sways towards repression over freedom. However, I have a feeling that you kept moving towards the center of ethnic favoritism, hate mongering, false accusation, character assassination and the like.

1. The most egregious and recent one is your inane and odious statements directed at Obang Metho. You claimed that Obang is being “used by the opposition to falsely present the impression that minorities had a meaningful role within their power structures when in fact, such roles were only reserved for insiders.” This statement of yours is mortifying, immoral and out of character which should not be replicated, and it is your moral duty to recant your statement.

2. You were also unfolding the good old days of Meles, the time he locked up Seye and his family in prison recently when you accused Seye for joining Medrek. You may say that Meles was victories back then and continues to be one (You continued to call him “the Lion”), but as the saying goes, “one person’s good old days is another person’s bad memory.” Hence, Seye and his supporters may forgive Meles but will not forget the fact that Meles put Seye in prison without the due process of law for the sake of protecting Eritrea’s interest over Tigray and of course Ethiopia. Hence, whatever you do, it is once again your moral duty to leave Seye and his family alone. He has suffered enough and yet joined the vision what has been considered “best for Ethiopia” by the majority of Ethiopians.

3. Character assassinations, false accusations, and hate mongering against Andargachew Tsige, Dr. Berhanu Nega, Judge Birtukan Mideksa, Hailu Shawel, Hailu Araya, Professor Mesfin Woldemaraim, Seye Abrha, Alemayehu Gebremraim, Obang Metho, Gebru Asrat and others are becoming your daily tasks, and it is getting worse by the day. Your act is immoral and unacceptable in all accounts, and you, Isayas Atsibha Abay, are responsible for using fighting words which would endanger the fabric of our society and country.

I, as an individual, hereby request you to come back to your reasonable conscience and stop your evil deeds. Nonetheless, please note that I am not in anyways trying to limit your freedom of speech as I don’t have the authorities of Meles Zenawi’s alike; however, I would like to inform you that your statements are “fighting words”-those which by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace. “It has been well observed that such utterances are no essential part of any exposition of ideas, and are of such slight social value as a step to truth that any benefit that may be derived from them is clearly outweighed by the social interest in order and morality.” Individuals who propagate hate, false accusation, and character assassination like you need to bring their actions to a halt for the sake of our people.

The chapters we have recorded so far after the 1974 revolution are communist memoirs, manifestos etc where by oppressors and oppressed have been categorized, if not made up. Because Ethiopia did not have a proletariat class, Derg, Meison, EPRP, TPLF etc categorized ethnic Amharas as Oppressors and others as Oppressed, which is totally ridicules. It is totally absurd to cast Amharas as oppressors as they like most other ethnic groups still:

• wears Lemid (sheep or goat skin) with per capita income of less than a quarter a day, and
• struggle to cop-up with drought and starvation, and
• farm as their ancestors did 3,000 years ago— with oxen, wooden plows and rainfall.

Under no circumstance, they fit the likes of oppressors. It is also wrong to portray Ethiopian former rulers in their entirety as Amharas when the unabashed history of Ethiopia had recorded all Ethiopians sharing the responsibility of governing and defending Ethiopia. The idea that Amharas were oppressors and Ethiopian former rulers in our long history were Amharas is simply baloney and an evil-child of Mengistu, Meles, Isayas, Iyassu, Lencho etc and blown out of proportion by people like you. However, this is not to say that there was no oppression; in fact there was oppression all over Ethiopia but it was not targeting selected few.

The next chapter we write needs to be a chapter which will serve the next generation to coexist peacefully without any regard to ethnicity and religion. In order to become Pro-Meles, I don’t think you need to engage in false accusation, hate mongering, demonizing individuals, character assassination and the like. You may support your dictator as you wish, but I personally beg you to repent for the sins you have committed on issues I mentioned herein above. If you can, join the struggle to democratize Ethiopia, the struggle for unity and sovereignty of Ethiopia, human rights, democracy, rule of law etc. If not, at least avoid hate and false accusation which will affect the next generation and the generation to follow. Please govern yourself in a Godly way.

The Week of Pains (the Himamat) is right at the corner, so please repent and think of all Ethiopians who are under siege, dire poverty, in their sick bed, in prison and/or lost their property or life without the due process of law…

Hope we will see the Dawn of Ethiopia soon.


Dagmawi Dawit

  1. hailu
    | #1

    i didnt read your article at all.the picture you posted it is egnore me to read it and egnore for every one to do so.come up with out, if you really have comment

  2. Asteway
    | #2

    Dagmawi, you did a wonderful job exposing the real characteristics of Isayas Abay, the owner and editor of Aiga forum. I am afraid that Isayas will understand what you are saying. As far as my understanding goes on, I recognize the owner and editor of aiga form is irresponsible, immature, and egocentric person who is unable to see the suffering of millions under Melese zenawi’s administration. Although I believe in positivism, there is an old saying “you can’t teach a new trick to an old dog”. Most woyane proponents themselves manifest a dictatorial thinking to dominate and control situations. They also suffer from psycho-social disorders as a result of their past misdeeds. they are also addicted to lie. Pathological liars!! They are against truth. They do to dismantle the country since their mere interest is to enjoy at the expense of the mysery of millions. I believe, many responsible Ethiopians understand what their purpose is and where they are heading!!

    God bless Ethiopia and Ethiopian

  3. hailu
    | #3

    for now i enjoy aiga forum for facts even for balance information

  4. Zemenu Abate
    | #4

    Thank you, Dagmawi and Abugida.
    Someone had to tell the Aiga insane man. Actually it was long over due.

  5. Asteway
    | #5

    Hailu, what does egnore mean?? laughing…… the picture didn’t hinder me to read the article….

  6. ራስ
    | #6

    ወያኔ እድሜውን ለማራዘም ሲል ኢኮኖሚውን ለራሱ ብቻ በማድረግ የራሱን ጎሳ ብቻ በፖለቲካ በስራ በትምህርት አዋቅሮ የራሱን ኢልት እየፈለፈለ ሌላውን ብሄር ብሄረሰብ እያለ በማደናገርና በመደለል እርስ በርስ በጎሳቸው እደውሻ እዲናከሱ እያደረገ 3ምእት አመቱን እያከበረ ነው ጎበዝ.!

  7. Dima
    | #7

    Thanks Dagmawi

  8. bill
    | #8

    mr agaia for every amhara children who are killed,abducted desapiar…etc you are responsible as any woyanies do.

  9. Anonymous
    | #9

    “ያ ጣ ለማኝ ተሳድቦ ዪሔዳል” if you would be in his position, you will be the worst than him. I can tell you from your idea on your article.

  10. Ethiopia
    | #10

    I like the article, eventhough I wish this message to be to all hate mongers to include Tigray and Tigraina haters.

    Thanks Dawit.

  11. Anonymous
    | #11

    hailu :for now i enjoy aiga forum for facts even for balance information


    የትግሉ መስመር የተስፈነጠራችሁ ይመሥላል
    ወያኔን መታገሉን ትታችሁ ወገን ማጥቃቱን ተያይዛችሁታል አቡጊዳዎች

    እረ ስለግዜር አስቡበት

  12. Ayalew
    | #12

    Thank you for letting us know who Aiga forum man is, his picture would do even better. I have an issue on what you trying to tell him, I assume he is an adult (over 18) read and write with an average IQ. He has been a Woyane since the beginning and is responsible for crime of Woyane. Why you try to make him what he is not is beyond me. Simply putting out who he is so that Ethiopians know who is committing crime against us is good enough.

    .The guy is a hired hand of Woyane to do their dirty job and would do any thing to cover the crime of Woyanes.

  13. anbesaw
    | #13

    thx abugida for leting me know the name of Aiga Forum owner and Editor .he use a nick name “Zeru Hagos” dinkiam hagos kkkkkk.

  14. Selamu
    | #14

    In deed, let us all reflect and stand for for peace and justice as we approach the Holy Week (himamat).

  15. Jemal
    | #15

    Can any one post the picture of AIGA (aka)editor Ato Isayas Abay?

    This a kind of Meles Mouth that every Ethiopian should know.

    Please also post Beniam Kebede’s (woyane picture.

    Good Job Abugida!

  16. Gudfela
    | #16

    Where is the beef? Show the picture of Isayas Abay who is using the pen name Zeru Hagos.

  17. Ethiopia
    | #17

    Please tell him more and more. Tell him again and again that this Banda is nothing but Banda who betrayed his mother and who makes a habit of twisting truth. Shame on the editor of Aiga for being a puppet of tyrant Meles.

    By the way, picture you have posted is an exact replica of the editor of Aiga!!!

    | #18

    It has been said “money is the root of all evil”. I don’t care if they are Engineers, Lawyers, Doctors, Carpenters, Taxi drivers…etc.,those who side/favor the tyrant of Ethiopia are all in it for the MONEY. Who in the right mind turn his/her back against their own people and country and support a brutal regime? These guys are color blinded and only see green which is the color of money.

    The actions of Aiga forum is similar to the Agazi army except these guys do their killings through cyberspace. Who is financing Aiga forum? Who is paying home mortgages and car loans of wedi hagos & co. Who are the individuals contributing misinformation s and cover ups to this website? The answers to these questions will expose the hired guns of Meles Zenawi and can be brought up as evidence on their upcoming and inevitable trials.

  19. Jungle Boy
    | #19

    What an article! I am glad you exposed this criminal thug. It is important we know who these murder advocates are for there may be a day that we will go after them to deliver justice.

  20. Robele Ababya
    | #20

    This is a brilliant Open Letter to the divisive hatemonger in the service of perpetrator of genocide and violator of basic human rights.

    Thank you Abugida for the creative picture.

  21. Anonymous
    | #21

    Kekehadi banda we dont expect melkame neger he is born with it, what u have only to expose he and his fellow assamouch picture to us there is a fetun medhanit please.

  22. Anonymous
    | #22

    It is so amazing both Isayas and Biniam are midgets like melese
    I heard they both go to kids stores for clothing. ha ha ha @Jemal

  23. Tokicha
    | #23

    Jemal :Can any one post the picture of AIGA (aka)editor Ato Isayas Abay?
    This a kind of Meles Mouth that every Ethiopian should know.
    Please also post Beniam Kebede’s (woyane picture.
    Good Job Abugida!

    It is so funny that both Isayas Abay and Binyam Kebede are midgets
    even shorter than Melese. I heared they both frequent children’s stores
    for clothing : )

  24. Asrat
    | #24

    Abugidas, the article is very much apriciated. Can any one put the piture of the so called AIGA editor. We will hold him accountable in the futur, when the sun rises. Shame on him barking for a single dictator. this is nothing but, cult.

    The GOD of that great land and the God of the Ethiopian people will Judge you in the future.

    Long live Ethiopia and Ethiopians.

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