Mighluss From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 978 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 968 times:
Rastafaris come from Ethiopia, note that in the word Rastafari you have Ras (Province governor in Ethiopia)) and Tafari (name of the governor) named later Halie Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia until 1975 (I think). This guy claimed to be descendent of the dinasty of Salomon coming from Israel, and Rastafaris had Halie Selassie as their god. Also there are still in Ethiopia a few Jew tribes.
I explained this as exact as I remember, but I don't remember very well, so I may be wrong, or missed something, but more or less, is like this...
Hepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 963 times:
As far as I know Rastafaris are a religious sect from Jamaica. Although they regard Haile Selassie as their redeemer, they really have nothing to do with Ethiopia. They were born in Jamaica, lived there, have never even visited Ethiopia in their lives, so therefore are as Jewish as I am French.