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Mass Murder, Looting, Theft, Destruction: Anti-Christian Violence ‘Likely To Explode’ In Central African Republic

By Illia Djadi, WorldWatch Monitor – “As a significant risk of interfaith conflict looms over the Central African Republic (CAR), the leaders of the two main religions in the country – Christianity and Islam – have decided to speak with one voice.

The CAR was plunged into chaos after a rebel coalition called Séléka overthrew the regime of François Bozizé in March, forcing him to flee the country.

Numerous acts of violence perpetrated by members of the rebellion have created a climate of tension between Christians, who make up nearly half of a population estimated at around 4.6 million, and Muslims, who comprise 15%.

The two religious communities have coexisted previously without many problems, with a strong Muslim presence in the north and Christians dominating the south.

But now the Christian community is claiming some of its Muslim neighbours have becomes accomplices to Séléka’s acts of violence, which are said to include mass murder, looting, theft and the destruction of property. Christians say they feel particularly targeted.

‘We have started dialogue between Muslims, Catholics and Protestants to calm the situation down, otherwise this country is likely to explode,’ the Bishop of Bangassou, Juan José Aguirre Munos, told the Catholic Fides Agency.

‘We are offering an opportunity for dialogue so that the life of the population can be brought back to normal. Since some Muslims have been accused of complying [with Séléka’s violence], we are trying to avoid further violence and revenge that would complicate an already very confusing situation.'” Read more.

Flashback: Central African Republic: Islamic Militants Armed With ‘Hit List’ Of Pastors And Churches Launch ‘Reign Of Terror’ Against Christians – “Islamic militants have launched a ‘reign of terror’ against Christians in Central African Republic after Seleka rebels took control of the country in a March 24 coup, rights activists said. Armed with a ‘hit list’ of pastors and places of worship, Seleka rebels systematically looted church property, even seizing money from collection plates, according to Barnabas Fund, a Christian aid and advocacy group working in the region.” Read more.

Flashback: Islam In Africa: ‘An Invisible Genocide Where Sadistic Killers Slaughter And Execute Thousands Of Christians’ – “The UN does nothing, the world is silent, and most Western citizens, who know little about Africa, do not know it is happening. The goal is creating a big African-Islamic continent. Christians must be killed or expelled. Fom Nigeria to Sudan, it is raging, the ‘Odium Fidei’, the war of religion. A genocide epitomized not by the images of Sydney Pollack’s ‘Out of Africa’, which presents a continent that is rich and attractive, but by the Nigerian village of Dogo Nahawa, where Islamists, armed with machetes, killed 300 Christians, mostly women and children.”Read more.

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