http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/f … lic-exodus
Thousands of Muslims tried to flee the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, only for their mass convoy of cars and trucks to be turned back as crowds of angry Christians taunted: "We're going to kill you all."
The drama unfolded as Amnesty International said it had uncovered evidence of a fresh massacre in a village where the sole surviving Muslim was an orphaned girl aged about 11, and France said it would send an extra 400 peacekeeping troops.
Some cars were crammed with as many as 10 people as the convoy made its way through Bangui, the second such attempt to escape in a week, the Associated Press reported. Christians gathered along the road to shout abuse and threats.
The convoy was turned back because African peacekeepers feared it would come under attack in some volatile parts of Bangui. The desperate procession was halted in the Miskine neighbourhood, where one vehicle tumbled into a ditch on the side of the road.
On the orders of a Burundian captain, the peacekeepers went from vehicle to vehicle instructing everyone to return to a local mosque, according to an AP journalist at the scene.
Lieutenant Rosana Nsengimana, of the African peacekeeping force known as Misca, said: "The convoy escorted by Burundian forces returned to its departure point because of a problem in a neighbourhood on the north end of the city where the Muslims would have had to pass through."
The neighbourhood in question witnessed fresh fighting on Friday with at least one person killed in a grenade attack by Christian militiamen, according to witnesses at a nearby mosque. French peacekeepers had to rescue two other severely injured people from an baying crowd that had set tyres on fire and was shouting anti-Muslim and anti-French slogans.
Hmm. Way to put a spin which (coincidentally?I think not. ) supports your agenda onto a conflict. Well done ED.
A spin? An agenda of conflict? Obviously, you didn't read the article and are just trolling again.
I did read the article. It appears you knew nothing of the conflict, prior to running across that article; nor cared enough for the plight of those people to attempt to find out anything else.
Trolling...indeed. But, who's the troll? I think it's obvious.
Christians killing Muslims. Are you in favor of the Christians? It appears so. Keep on trolling.
I'm not in favor of anything going on there right now. However, learn something about current events prior to attempting to make judgments that are not in line with facts, and attempting to paint those events with a tainted brush. You are attempting to imply that the Christian religion is somehow responsible for this tragedy. It is not. You can bandy about the term troll all that you like. You are the one who fits that definition here.
Unless, you are a yellow journalist and then I guess you are purposely doing this. In that event.....well done.
Oh, I see now, it is entirely coincidental we have Christians fighting against Muslims. Oh Emile, you're quite the comedian.
These people are fighting because they choose to. Not because they are Christians.
Just like an American soldier fights because they choose to. Not because they are an American.
Yes, It's just a complete coincidence the Christians are slaughtering the Muslims for revenge of the Muslims slaughtering the Christians. They choose to slaughter each other, just for fun.
It doesn't matter why they choose to do it. The fact remains, it's still a choice. No one forced them to do it. A person can use anything as an excuse.
I'm saying they didn't kill anyone BECAUSE they are a Muslim or a Christian.
Sure, maybe they were Vegans slaughtering meat eaters, or Trekkies slaughtering Star Wars fans, or Orcs slaughtering Elves.
Seriously, do you not see the words "Christians and Muslims" in that article, or have you redefined those words as well?
Religion isn't to blame for this.
Human behavior is to blame.
When people feel threatened, they react to protect what they have. Survival instinct.
Selfishness. The desire to control others. Greed. Intolerance of differences.
YOU can blame religion. But if you take religion out of the equation, you still get the same behaviors.
Yeah, it is, that's why the one group called "Christians" (look up that word so you become familiar with it) are slaughtering another group called "Muslims" (better look up that word, too).
You must also believe the Crusades were not religiously motivated, too.
Funny, how you believers go into such deep denial.
So if an American or a Canadian soldier kills someone in a conflict, it's because they are Americans or Canadians?
Killing is a personal choice. It is always based on that. You can have any motivation in the world (good or bad, I'm not making moral judgments here) but it still comes down to a personal choice someone made.
The motivation might be self defense, jelousy, greed, even enjoyment.
But it is not because someone is a Christian, a Canadian, a lawyer, an astronaut, an atheist.
Totally correct. One country who already have many people starving to death see a hoards of hungry people wanting to come in and add to their burden. We can call it greed, or simply survival instincts.
For your own peace of mind. Give it up. Let him have his delusions. The world is a confusing place and those who relegate the problems they can't understand into make believe facts probably only do it because attempting to understand them gives them a headache. Believing this may give him a sense of security.
Yes, let's see who holds the real delusions here, who believes the facts are make believe and who actually can't make sense of the world.
"Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court at The Hague, has already opened a preliminary investigation into crimes against humanity, saying “victims appeared to have been deliberately targeted on religious grounds.” A top U.N. official issued similar warnings during a recent visit to the ravaged capital, Bangui, telling reporters: “There is an ethnic-religious cleansing taking place. It must be stopped.”
http://world.time.com/2014/02/20/centra … cleansing/
"Those Muslims are now, according to Amnesty International, in serious danger of being ethnically cleansed.
In a scene out of World War II, a long convoy of Muslims tried on Friday to flee the capital Bangui, meeting with lines of taunting Christians who shouted “We’re going to kill you all."
You can only imagine the screaming headlines if CAR were a Muslim-majority country and those being ethnically cleansed were Christian."
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/car … s_20140217
He was a Christian walking in a Muslim enclave, carrying wood to sell. In these tense days, that is enough reason to die in the Central African Republic.
Christians killed Muslims. Muslims killed Christians.
“The Muslims did this,” one of his relatives screamed. “They cut his neck like a cow. They are going to kill all of us.”
“All the Muslims will die in the country,” vowed one woman, shrieking loudly.
And as Pumandele’s body arrived in his neighborhood, a dirt-poor, mostly Christian community, one man yelled, “We have to burn a Muslim and eat him.”
“There will be revenge attacks, and it will get worse. Any Muslim who comes into our area will be killed. Any kind of cooperation between Muslims and Christians is not possible anymore.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/lyn … story.html
From the same article (or at least the same paper) An Amnesty International report on Feb. 12 said attacks on Muslims in January by anti-balaka militias, made up of Christians and animists, had amounted to “ethnic cleansing.”
So, what we see are Christians and animasts, banded together, against what they perceive as a common foe. What precipitated this? Because, seriously, Christians and animasts working together? Is that religion? What is an 'anti-balaka militia? Anti machete. Why would they name themselves this, if they weren't first lashing out against insane violence?
The clashes between former Seleka rebels and anti Balaka militia (anti machete in mandja language) that are ravaging the Central African Republic are often described as "interfaith", being that the Seleka are Muslims and the anti Balaka Christians. The reality is more complex, because not all members of Seleka are Muslims and above all the majority of the anti Balaka militia are not Christians. These militias existed before the seizure of power of the coalition Seleka in March 2013. According to a survey published by the newspaper Ouest France, which interviewed a member of the anti Balaka, self-defense groups were created in the north of the Country at the instigation of former President Bozizé (overthrown in March 2013) to protect the people from bandits raging in the region. "Before the anti Balaka fought street bandits because the police and the army were incapable of fighting them", explains Fr. Jean Marius Toussaint Zoumalde, a Capuchin of the convent in Saint-Laurent in Bouar (north-west). According to the Capuchin most of the members of these militias "are animists, not Christians. Their marabouts give them amulets (gri -gris) to protect them from bullets. They are young people who for years have protected their villages and their territories".
The anti Balaka are present in all communities whether they are animists, Christians or Muslims. But most of them are animists. In recent months, the self-defense militias were joined by supporters of ousted President Bozizé and former soldiers in the Central African armed forces who had fled before the advancing of Seleka. Among the various components of the anti Balaka, however, tensions arose. In particular young militiamen blame the former military of abandoning them to the mercy of the rebels in all these months. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 27/01/2014)
So. Out of curiosity, do the actions of the animasts bother you also? Or the Muslims? Or, are you just on a Christian witch hunt?
Uh, yeah, Christians follow Christianity, which is a religion.
What does that have to do with Christians slaughtering Muslims, obviously just a red herring.
LOL. No one is on a Christian witch hunt. The article shows clearly Christians over there are far from loving, as are the Muslims.
And, since you didn't conveniently provide a link to your source, I found it myself, a biased Christians missionary site.
Your not biased, AT ALL.
Of course not. Just a well balanced view (OF COURSE).
Try these, whilst you are doing your "balanced" and fair research.
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages … ttacks.htm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nelly-van … 31544.html
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archiv … t-about-it
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/01/12 … oup-finds/
Yes. Certainly. I suppose if you read an article that said a white guy killed a black guy you'd automatically assume that there was some type of racial overtone involved in the incident. The only factor important would be that one was white and one was black. You slay me.
Oh. I forgot to comment on your comment about the Christian missionary site. True, it appears to be a Catholic site but they were quoting from a friar in a convent located in that country. Boots on the ground, so to speak. Although I would concede that he might have reason to lie; that doesn't necessarily imply that he is lying.
I would point out this entire thread is a red herring, but we know where that would go.
And yet, you can't show it to be a red herring because of the facts, which are that Christians and Muslims are slaughtering each other.
Matter of perspective there ED. You choose to focus on religious belief as the problem. As long as you do it will be the problem. The only way to solve a problem is to dig down and find the true factors. Not the superficial ones.
Bwahahahahaha! So, now it's my fault Christians and Muslims are slaughtering each other.
Sorry, but that is a red herring.
Not necessarily, that would even contradict your red herring.
Had you read the article, you would see the motivation is revenge for Muslims who had slaughtered some Christians. Notice the terms that you keep refusing to accept, Muslims and Christians, religious groups.
It's just the evolutionary process (survival of the fittest) working itself out.
It's the way to bring the population numbers down, so the resources are not completely depleted.
Natural selection at work, me thinks.
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