Author Abdi Fite Questions, “Are You Oromo or Ethiopian First?” Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)MoreClick to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Related Posts Part 2: Jawar Mohammed on “Oromo National Struggle: Its Challenges and Opportunities” Seife Nebelbal Radio: Interviews with ONLF and OLF Reps Seife Nebelbal Radio: Dallas Oromo Community Event Coverage OMN: Xiinxala Du’a Obbo Alamaayyoo Atoomsaa OMN: Oduu fi Qophilee Bitootessa 15, 2014 Credits/Tags: Abdi Fite, Al Jazeera, Fido Ebbaa, Jawar Mohammed, Mohammed Ademo 23 Responses to "Author Abdi Fite Questions, “Are You Oromo or Ethiopian First?”" Abdii July 16, 2013 at 9:06 pm Abdii Fiixee= Abdii Oromiyaa= Abdii Oromootaa!! Oromoon “maseena” miti. Beektonni, ogeessonni, gootonni, katabdoonni, saayintistooni, atileetonni, … umaaticha keessaa bahan nurra darbee addunyaa mara boonsaniiru. Abdii, atis tarree qabsaa’ota keenyaa keessatti maqaan kee kabajaan ni caafamti. Jechoonni kee akka sagalee waaqaa yeroo murteessaa ta’e kanatti dhufanii onnee keenyatti qabbana godhani. Jawaar Mahaammad, Abdii Fiixee, Guddinaa Dabalee, kkf Oromoon lataa, dagaagaa jiraachuu isaa nuuf ibsu. Eyyee Oromoon isiniin booneera. “I am Oromo first!” B.G July 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm Abdi Fite Galatoomi, jiraadhu, guddadhu, dagaagi, buli, bubbule. Barreeffamni kee akka annanii nama qabbaneessa. Beekumsi kee akka galaanaa ti. Jabaadu, itti fufi. Har’as borus Oromia First!!! Bilisa July 16, 2013 at 10:19 pm The campaign of Ethiopiawinet (Ethiopian nationalism) to dilute Oromummaa (Oromo nationalism) is a futile exercise. If the territorial integrity of the union is chosen to be kept intact by the Oromo people, then we need to move on and struggle to realize the following five important virtues: 1) Democracy, including national self-determination, to be the future rule of the political game in the federation/union; 2) Afaan Oromo to be the primary working language of the federal government; 3) Freedom from the hegemonist Woyane and from any sort of national domination; 4) Odaa to be the central part of the flag for the union; 5) Great-Oromia (land of the braves) to be the name of the future true federation, replacing Ethiopia (land of the burnt face). Only the fulfillment of these five parameters can be the possible guarantee for the future long-lasting multinational federation. If the other nations, including the Abyssinians, fail to accept this demand and/or offer, the further push for an independent republic of the Core-Oromia is inevitable. It is up to them to choose an integrative Great-Oromia in order to avoid the disintegration of the union, which will be caused by an eventual independent Core-Oromia. Oromo July 17, 2013 at 12:53 pm Great professionally respond good job my god bless you Abdii Waqjiraa Gudataa July 17, 2013 at 10:59 pm Galatoomi Our Abdi, The best ever firing back the enemy war/the paranoid neftegnas/ declared on Oromo nation only for being expressing our Identity as an Oromo what was aired on Stream Al Jazeera. It is a very fascinating witness how the Oromo nation around the globe expressed their national proud for the best teamed up Oromummaa between one of the father of OLF Dr. Fido and the Qubee generations: Jawar and Ademo the best political analyst Africa could have and an Oromo determined journalist as the architect of that show, respectively and now also Abdi Fite lined up with our defending teams for the sense of true Oromummaa. Abdi Fite sent a very clear message to our foes and ahmaranized Oromos including ODF/EDF/: to save the dying Naftegnas, the Oromos never ever compromise on their Identity-we are Oromos! @ Bilisa, If you have the true sense of Oromummaa, it is not an occational opportunity where you can deliver your such outdated agenda: defending the dying empire by the expenses of the Oromo nation while the Oromos selectively targeted and declared on them ethnic cleansing where you lack a legitimacy argument to speak up for the Oromo nation Or as an invitation for surrender?. Look your Ahmara elites are the Alfa & Omega spreading hateful sentiment towards the Oromo nation, if you have a different opinion and against ahmaranization you are a an evil, this is the true history what happened to Dawit Kebede from hero to zero for being a Tigre and now our Jawar became the most evil on earth for being expressed his Identity, so on what bases can you speak up for Oromos? or accepting ahmara supremacy like the Gambelian OBANGO?. While our Jawar always remain as our national Hero, obbo Bilisa seems the agent of our foe until the Naftegna sword turns against him. But NO a single true Oromo can ever surrender to their enemies-Naftegna let obbo Bilisa cries to protect the naftegna offsprings whose parents have massacred our 5.000.000 men, women and children. Do the Jews ever forget their holocaust?, the same is true for Oromos too: Oromos never ever compromise on any thing with Naftegnas as once again the Naftegnas declared a war on Oromos, the time to defend our self first, never we should allow any more the atrocity of breast cutting and beheaded on our nation by sadistic mentally ill naftegnas I am Oromo! Morodaa July 18, 2013 at 1:37 am Thank you Obbo Abdi for your briliant response! Oromos are proud of you. I don’t hate any people, but if I have to choose between ethiopia a pit toilet without an outlet, I would choose the latter because at least I know what to do to clean up. That was what I did when I was blessed to get that chance to choose because I had no clue how to clean up the mess intruders created on my people and country. That’s why I am and will always be OROMO ONLY. That said, oromos should never allow religious extremists in the name of jihadist mujahidins and islam who are trying to hijack our just cause for freedom. Oromo are distinct people with distinct culture, religion and language and should don’t allow any foreign elements stealing our struggle in the name of islam or christianity. Ours is a genuine POLITICAL cause, NOT religious one. We should never be involved in war between christians and arabs who are trying to trade in our name claiming oromos are 80% ( a fake figure BTW) muslims bla, bla. Oromos should be defined by their orommmummaa, not by foreign religions or cultures. Abdii July 18, 2013 at 2:26 am Obboleessoo, haga kana fagaattee deemuu hinqabdu. Musiliimonni Oromoo waan godhan akkuma kee bareechanii beeku. Gaaffiin musiliimota biyyattii gaaffii Oromootaatiin wal finiinsa malee akka ati sodaatte sana miti. Yoo dandeenye nutuu isaan bira dhaabannee akka isaan deebii quubsaa argatan osoo gargaarree bareeda ture. Sodaankee warra habashaa si fakkeesse. Na hoofkalchi, galatoomi. morodaa July 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm Namana oofkali. Yaada kee faanas olii bulii. Yaadni koo kan biraati. Seena keessati oromoo fi muslima +kristana waanti waliti fidu yoo jiraate amantoonii lachuu oromommummaa balleesanii ilmaan oromo wal wallaalissanii akka ilmaan binensaa wal nyaanu kan nugodhan fi aka meeshaati fi ilmaan hoolaati haadha jalaa qabanii biyya arabaa fi auropaati ilmaan oromoo millioyana lakkaawaman gurguruu fi fixuu isaaniiti. Kana otoo beeknu, nama oromo jechuun musliiima jechu dha jedhee adunyaati dubbii sobaa lallabu fii kan afaan habashaa nutti xinaatee afaan arabaas nuu dabaluuf yaalu dhageefachuu manaa, akuma atuu jette habashuma fakkaadhee yoo nabulchan buluu wayya. Waraabessi lee inni dura argan yoo nama nyaate waayya jedha oromoon. Kanaafuu, aka ilaalcha kootti, namni gaaffii siyaasa/politka oromo sochii amantii muslimmaa faana waliti hidhuu yaaluu nama orommummaa laffa irraa duguugee bilisummaa oromoos dhabamsiisuuf oromo islaama taasisuuf muratee hidhatee ka’e qofa! otuma dubbanuu: ati oromoo dha moo musliima? Na oofkachi! galatoomi. KJ July 18, 2013 at 3:00 am Great response!! thanks for taking time and doing so for our people!! diriba July 18, 2013 at 4:17 am Abidi baay,ee sijaallata ummatin oromo sitti boonna galatoomi jiraadha itti fufi Abdii Boruu July 18, 2013 at 7:21 am Abdii, Duraan dursee, baga sagalee kee bareedaa kana nu dhageessiste. Otuu dandeettii addaa qabduu raadiyoo DAGALEE kan akka dammaa mi’aawu sana nurraa dhaabuu ykn tursiisuu keetiif baay’een gadde. Maaloo mee deebi’iitii sagalee kee bareedaa kana fi dandeettii qophii keetii kana yeroo yeroodhaan gurra nu buusi. Dhimma Oromummaa fi Itoophiyummaa ilaalchisee, waan ati qopheessitee dhiyeessite baay’ee kan dinqisiifamuu dha. Kanaafuu, gabaabumatti Sabboonaa keenya jabaadhu akkanumatti itti fufi jechuun barbaada. Galatoomi, fayyaa ta’i. Omar Lenjiso July 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm Wonderful Abdi Fite. I will never forget the day Johar and other two Oromos appear talked about Oromo rights on Al jezeera. After then the Ethiopianist said a lot of things on media. Your narration enough answer for all of them. Thank you. Omar Lenjiso July 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm I am an Oromo. I am proud of it. Firaol July 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm wow amusing response for our enemies, kan Oromomumma koo dursu hin jiru. Oromoo ta’een dhala’e, ethiopia garuu habesha nati fedhe qero July 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm Hi all, Abdii what a wonderful response, Good Job. Keep on the good work. Preaching Superficial unity is not a solution, facing the true solution is the best way of solving the problem. thanks, Support the people!!! the true leader!!! qero I AM AN OROMO FIRST July 19, 2013 at 1:43 am Obbo Abdii Fixee, Baayi’ee Galatoomi! Barruun ati akka gaariitti qopheesitee dhiyesite kuni deebii qofaa otu hin taane barumsa isaaniif akka kennu nan amana. Kara biraa ammoo baga jibba isaanii Oromoof Oromummaa qabani ifatti baasanii nu agarsiisani. Sababiinsas Oromoota baayi’ee warra Oromoo taanee Itoophia tahuu dandenya, kanaafuu “Itoophiyaa dimookratessuuf qabsoofna jedhanii dabalatee akka damaqsu nan amana. Jechaanko, akkuma General Taaddasaa Biruu jecha Habashoonni jibba Oromoof qabani isaaf ifa godhe, Akliluu Habtawald, inni yeroo sana prime ministeerii ture irra dhagahetu isa damaqsee Oromummaa filachuudhaan lubbuusaa itti dabarsee. Habashoonni yoomiyyu Oromummaa keenya wajjin nun fudhatani; Oromummaa gannee hansaanii “Itoophiyaawinet” ykn “I am Ethiopia first” yoo jenne malee. Gabaabadhumatti gaarii goote guddadhu, akkuma maqaake Abdii nama abdatamee abdii guutuu si haa taasisu. AMMAS GALATOOMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am oromo first July 21, 2013 at 1:54 am I am reading Abdii Fiixee has been physically attacked in DC by nafxagna remnants. Although I am not surprised, Oromos nationwide must turn out in large numbers and PROTEST. This increases the pressure on nafxayna remnants and our voice will be heard louder once again!! http://www.gulelepost.com/2013/07/20/we-are-oromos-first/ Lami July 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm Why Ethiopia/n? I’m an Oromo and my country is Oromia. Oromia is a colonized country because of some stupid Oromos unable to recognize how Ethiopia is formed. Oromia Shall be Free! History tells us that no nation remains under colony forever. Tomorrow is a new day. Lami Biya July 24, 2013 at 7:05 pm I can’t call my self Ethipian hereafter; I can’t teach my children and other Oromos to think of and call themselves Ethiopian either. Oromia Shall be Free! Green, Yellow, Red: as to my interpretation: Oromia welcomed Ethiopia> GREEN Oromia suffered under Ethiopian colonialism and is warning her>YELLOW Oromia Shall be Free in the near future > RED to Ethiopians. We are oromos first! July 25, 2013 at 12:48 pm what continues to surprise me is that the Al jareera meeting was actually scheduled to take place between Ethiopian govt and oromos,not between Amharas and oromo, Wayane govt rejected saying a OLF (terrorist organization, according to their definition) member Dr. Fido was participating, YET, it was the AMHARAS, not even the Tigres, that attacked Jawar and target to kill Abdi, and by extension all oromos, only for saying (“iniderader”= let’s negotiate in their own language) or I am oromo first. So far I haven’t heard any bad language from Tigre side. I think Tigres are civilized people who were themselves victims of Amhara savages. I am absolutely not racist, but I no longer see Tigres and Amharas with the same eyes. One is closer to hyenas than humans, the other is fellow human being with whom I disagree. In any case, jawar, Abdi, and all participants of The Stream, the oromo people and in fact many oppressed people in the empire thank you for being their voice. Am Tigre 1st, Ethiopian 2nd July 28, 2013 at 8:35 am Thank you so much, Mr. I sincerely appreciate your objective assessement about the negative reaction from the idiot Amharas and by extension that you correctly checked the silent reaction of we Tigres. In deed, we Tigres chose to keep silent on this issue becuase we do really know the fact that the oromo are more than capable of speaking for themselves to advance & defend their group identity. In fact, we Tigres & the great Oromo people of Ethiopia do have identical group interests, and our national-cum-regional aspirations do complement yours. We Tigres do NOT trust these rifraff good-for-nothing Lijoch of the Neftegna Amharas any more because so much precious blood had been already spilled to liberate ourselves from Neftegna political machinations. And we succeeded by destroying the hapless Amhara chauvinism, therefore we are now developing new strategies with your full consent to share the fruits of group identity with you too. There is NO going back to the rotten old system of a single unitary hierarchical state structure in Ethiopia with Amhara culture as a sole unifying dominant universal model. We will always stay vigilant against the resurrection of the cultural & social domination of the worthless Amhara in Ethiopia — Please do so, too! fala sabaa August 30, 2013 at 8:34 am Hidhamtee Ethiopia keessa ta’u dhabuu isaattu hanbise malee akka hojjaa isaanitti namoota akkasi hidhaa buusuun itti hin ulfaatu fala sabaa August 30, 2013 at 8:39 am Abdi Guddaa galatoomi akka gaaritti barumsa ganna 4 college barachuu qaban barru gabaabaa mi’aa kanaan waan isaan barsiifteef. Kan beekaa rafe iyyanis hin ka’u yoo ta’e malee, kana irraa namoonni baayyeen Oromoota garii dabalatee waan guddaa tokko barachuu qaban. Yaa Oromo Beetota akkanaa osoo qabnuu adeemsa keenaan akka manatti dhokatan taasifneera amma jabaannee akka harka walqabachuu dandeenu garaagarummaa keessan dhiphisuu irratti hojjadha. Comments are closed.