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    Muslims flee Central African Republic capital

    Christian crowds jeer Muslims leaving Bangui as International Criminal Court says situation "gone from bad to worse".


    07 Feb 2014

    Thousands of Muslims have fled for their lives from the capital of Central African Republic, with Christian crowds cheering as the truckloads of families made their way out of town.

    One man who fell off a truck in Bangui on Friday was subsequently killed and his body mutilated.

    The exodus came as the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said that she had opened a preliminary investigation into potential war crimes or crimes against humanity in the country.

    Fatou Bensouda said on Friday that the situation for civilians in the country has "gone from bad to worse" since September 2012, and she had recently received reports of "extreme brutality by various groups".

    The convoy of fleeing Muslims was made up of some 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles, and was guarded by heavily-armed soldiers from Chad, a neighbouring and predominantly Muslim country.

    The exodus witnessed by AP news agency journalists comes after two months of sectarian violence in the capital that has targeted Muslims accused of collaborating with a now-sidelined government.

    In recent weeks, angry mobs have set fire to mosques and have killed and mutilated Muslims. On Wednesday, one Muslim suspected of having aided last year's rebellion was attacked for 15 minutes with knives, bricks and feet.

    Uniformed soldiers then paraded his body through the streets before it was dismembered and set ablaze.

    Jeering mobs

    "It really is a horrific situation. All over Bangui, entire Muslim neighbourhoods are being destroyed and emptied," said Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director for Human Rights Watch, who has helped trapped Muslims to safety under the guard of peacekeepers.

    "Their buildings are being destroyed and being taken apart, brick by brick, roof by roof, to wipe out any sign of their once existence in this country."

    Some trucks broke down even before they could leave Bangui on Friday and had to be abandoned. The passengers jumped aboard other trucks, facing constant jeering, threats and stone-throwing from the watching crowd.

    "The Christians say the Muslims must go back where they came from, that's why we are going home," said Osmani Benui as she fled Bangui.

    Unprecedented bloodshed

    An alliance of Muslim rebel groups from the north united to overthrow President Francois Bozize, who had been in power for a decade, last March, though their grievances were political and economic - not religious.

    The rebels known as Seleka were aided by Chadian and Sudanese mercenaries, and quickly became bitterly despised by Christians in the capital after the fighters went on looting sprees, raping and killing civilians at random.

    An armed Christian movement known as the anti-Balaka, aided by loyalists of the ousted president, began retaliating several months later.

    Christian fighters attempted to overthrow the Muslim rebel government in early December, sparking unprecedented bloodshed that left more than 1,000 people dead in a matter of days.

    An unknown number have died in the weeks that followed, with most of the attacks in Bangui targeting Muslims.

    The Muslim rebel leader who took power last March has stepped aside, and the country is currently being led by former Bangui mayor Catherine Samba-Panza as interim president.


    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa...725248613.html

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    The Central African Republic: The Companions of the Ditch

    18/02/2014

    “By the sky containing great stars; And (by) the promised Day; And (by) the witness and what is witnessed; Cursed were the companions of the trench (Containing) the fire full of fuel; When they were sitting near it; And they, to what they were doing against the believers, were witnesses; And they resented them not except because they believed in Allah, the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy; To whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. And Allah, over all things, is Witness. Indeed, those who have tortured the believing men and believing women and then have not repented will have the punishment of Hell; and they will have the punishment of the Burning Fire. Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds will have gardens beneath which rivers flow. That is the great attainment. Indeed, the vengeance of your Lord is severe. Indeed, it is He who originates (creation) and repeats. And He is the Forgiving, the Affectionate; Honorable Owner of the Throne; Effecter of what He intends.” (Quran 85:1-16)

    I am writing concerning the situation in the Central African Republic (“Central Africa”) following the country’s descent into a civil conflict which no doubt you have all been watching with growing dismay and concern. The images being beamed around the world show the horror of death and destruction at proportions contrary to all humanitarian standards.

    Incidents

    According to the 2003 census, the religious makeup of Central Africa is Christian 50%, Muslim 15% and Indigenous beliefs 35% [2]. The spate of violence against the minority Muslim populous of Central Africa at the hands of the Christian militia, namely the anti-balaka, started in December 2013 and the relentless killing with machetes and firearms has been going on with impunity since then and escalated further with the resignation of the country’s first Muslim President, Mr. Djotodia in January 2014.

    There have been countless reports of Christian lynch mobs out on killing sprees attacking and killing Muslims. The religious violence in Central Africa reached a new extreme with acts of cannibalism in the capital last month. The BBC reported a dozen people involved in the mutilation of Muslims which involved large crowds of people who had gathered around the killings, including children. One Christian militiaman then cut one man’s genitals off and put them in his mouth [3].

    In another report last month, a Muslim was dragged off of a bus by a crowd of Christians, the man was then stabbed through the eyes, stabbed in the head, petrol was then poured over the body, the body was then set alight and his limbs were hacked off. Then one member of the crowd ate the man’s flesh in a public demonstration of cannibalism, his whole leg right down to the bone according to the man’s own account. Pictures captured a charred and dismembered body being dragged through the street by a screaming mob and a man holding a severed leg and biting down into it. What’s worse, having saved some of the dead man’s flesh, the murderer was caught the following day placing the flesh in between two halves of a baguette and then eating it [4].

    It is not clear whether or not the army of Central Africa are also participating in these crimes. Human Rights Watch reported earlier this month that a Muslim man had been lynched by uniformed military officers who slashed the man with machetes, crushed his head with large stones and cut off one foot and his other leg. They then put the body in the middle of the street, piled tires on it and set it alight [5]. Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court at The Hague, has opened a preliminary investigation into crimes against humanity in Central Africa Mrs. Bensouda said the incidents she was looking into included hundreds of killings, acts of rape and sexual slavery, destruction of property, pillaging, torture, forced displacement and recruitment and use of children in hostilities”. In many incidents, she noted, victims appeared to have been deliberately targeted on religious grounds [for being Muslim] [6].

    Humanitarian Disaster & Wider Implications

    What is taking place cannot be underestimated. Joanne Mariner, senior crisis response adviser at Amnesty International said that the [Christian] anti-balaka militias are carrying out violent attacks in an effort to ethnically cleanse Muslims in the Central African Republic” and that it is leading to a Muslim exodus of historic proportions [7].

    Aid agencies are now warning that an exodus of Muslim traders and cattle-herders could lead to “catastrophic” famine and economic collapse and according to the UN, 1.3 million of the country’s 4.6 million people need food aid urgently [8].

    It is of paramount concern that the current violence in Central Africa could both broaden and deepen, with greater ethnic and religious underpinnings. The consequences for the country and indeed the region are extremely serious and could turn catastrophic particularly with already troubled nations of Congo and Sudan bordering the country.

    The international community has a responsibility to prevent the worst from happening and there is convincing evidence of extreme humanitarian distress on a large scale, requiring immediate and urgent relief.

    Further details of the atrocities of ethnic cleansing in the region can be found in the 32-page report compiled by Amnesty International [9].

    The Companions of the Ditch

    Let us turn our attention now to the story of the ‘Companions of the Ditch’ as told in Surah al-Buruj as referred to at the outset of this article. This is a Surah (Chapter) which requires deep thought whatever the time or place. The Qur’an through this story, points out to the Believers the road which lies before them, and prepares them to accept with fortitude whatever comes their way, with the permission of al-Hakim (The Wise).

    This is the story of a group of people who believed in the oneness of Allah and openly proclaimed their belief. They encountered tyrannical and oppressive enemies who were bent upon denying the right of a human being to believe in Allah which resulted in them being tortured and burned alive. Against these believing and righteous souls were pitted arrogant, mischievous, criminal and degraded people. These criminals sat by the pit of fire, watching how the Believers suffered and screamed in pain. They sat there to enjoy the sight of how fire consumed living beings and how the bodies of these noble souls were reduced to ashes. And when young men or women, some children or old men from among these righteous believers were thrown into the fire, the pleasure of the criminals would reach a new height, and shouts of mad joy would escape their lips at the sight of blood and pieces of flesh. Even a wild beast kills its prey for food, never to derive pleasure through tormenting it as was the case with the Companions of the Ditch or indeed in Central Africa.

    From the earthly point of view, the end was pitiful and tragic. But the Qur’an teaches the Believers something else and reveals to them another reality which is that triumph is not limited to immediate victory, which is but one of the many forms of triumph. In the incident described above, the souls of the Believers were given victory over torture which is an honor for all mankind for all times – and this is the true victory as Allah sets out in the Surah when He says Dhalika l-fawzu l-kabir”, “That is the great triumph.” Nonetheless, a Believer must never forget the example of the Companions of the Ditch in which the believers have no escape and the criminals have the upper hand. This is so that the Believers should remain fully aware that they can also meet this extreme end in the way of Allah and they have no say in it.

    It also must not be forgotten that such torture was also inflicted upon the noble companions of the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam). The Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saw the intensity of tortures heaped upon ‘Ammar, his father and his mother – may Allah be pleased with them – but he said nothing more than this: “Patience, family of Yasir! For verily the Garden is promised for you”.

    And Khabbab b. al-Aratt – may Allah be pleased with him – reported: “We complained to the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) while he was resting in the shadow of the Ka’ba, saying, ‘Why do you not ask Allah to help us? Why do you not pray for us?’ Then he (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Before you, there were people who would catch a man, bury him halfway in a hole dug in the ground, then saw his head until it split in two; or would comb with iron combs between his flesh and bones; yet this would not turn him away from his religion. By Allah! Allah will bring this matter to completion, and a time will come when a rider will ride alone from San’a to Hadramaut and he will have no fear except of Allah, or of a wolf against his sheep; but you people are in a hurry” [10].

    Naturally, the question which comes to mind when witnessing what is taking place is whether the commodity of the blood of a Muslim has become cheap in the eyes of the world in view of the ongoing killing fields of Muslims in the modern era, be it in Palestine, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, China, Burma, Kashmir, India, Syria and now the Central African Republic. Yet in the sight of Allah, the commodity is indeed precious.

    Abdullah b. ‘Umar (radiy Allahu ‘anhuma) said, “I saw the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) doing tawwaf around the Ka’ba saying, ‘How sweet/good are you and how sweet is your scent. How great are you and how great is your sanctity. By the One in whose Hand the soul of Mohammad is, the sanctity of a believer is greater with Allah than your sanctity’ (i.e. that of the Ka’ba)” [11].

    Though the Ka’ba is considered the greatest Islamic symbol present, with the Muslims all over the world turning their faces toward it five times daily, and though the prayer near it has more reward than anywhere else, the sanctity of the blood of a single believer is worth more to Allah than the sanctity of this first house built to worship Allah. It is therefore upon the Muslims to place the same priority upon the blood of their brothers and sisters in Central Africa, and treat the violation of that sanctity as worse than open aggression against the Ka’ba. And whilst we are not in a position to respond to the violations we are seeing like those in times gone by—such as when Mu’tasim Billah sent an entire army to the Roman Amuriyyah fort to release one Muslimah who had been captured—we must ensure that we help in the capacity that we can which includes aid and relief work as well as lobbying our Governments[12] to call for an immediate cessation of the violence. It is also important to remember that one should not see this as cowardly; indeed simply doing nothing is in fact cowardice. Further, do not be miserly in utilizing your du’a, the weapon which provides the Muslim with tremendous strength, and power to scale such lofty heights. With its help, a Believer can pierce through all the curtains between him/her and his/her enemy.

    Finally, the criminals may wish to change this struggle which is taking place in Central Africa into an economic, political or racial struggle so as to deceive you but make no mistake that the Believers in Central Africa are being slaughtered for no other reason than that of the Companions of the Ditch and the Companions of the Prophet (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam): that they believe in and worshipped Allah alone. Whilst we may never see the criminals in Central Africa brought to justice with our own eyes in this life, we must never forget that we likewise have no details as to what the earthly end was of those criminals who perpetrated the torture and killing of the Believers in Surah al-Buruj. However, the Muslim must understand that it is for Allah to choose to deal with us and with our enemies as He deems proper. He may choose for them any one of the endings known in history, or some other ending which only He knows and sees. However, I swear by the One in whose hands are our souls, that as for the criminals:

    “And never think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers do. He only delays them for a Day when eyes will stare (in horror)”[13] … “On the day when We will seize them with the most violent seizing, surely We will inflict retribution.” [14]


    Source: http://www.islam21c.com/politics/the...s-of-the-ditch


    Notes:

    ACT NOW! Write a letter to your MP. You can find their details by clicking here (http://www.writetothem.com) and you can download an example of a letter by clicking here (http://www.islam21c.com/wp-content/u...tter-to-MP.doc).


    References:
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    [1] Al-Quran 85:1-16
    [2] http://www.indexmundi.com/central_af...s_profile.html
    [3] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25946920
    [4] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25708024
    [5] https://www.hrw.org/news/2014/02/05/...eeded-lynching
    [6] http://www.economist.com/news/middle...-pictured-hunt
    [7] http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/...ngs-2014-02-12
    [8] www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21596523-situation-still-out-control-christian-militiamen-pictured-hunt
    [9] http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/as...90042014en.pdf
    [10] Reported by al-Bukhāri
    [11] Reported by b. Mājah
    [12] www.writetothem.com to email your local MP, here is an example of a letter (http://www.islam21c.com/wp-content/u...tter-to-MP.doc)
    [13] Al-Qur’ān 14:42
    [14] Al-Qur’an 44:16

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    Thousands of Muslims stuck in C. African Republic

    Krista Larson - March 29, 2014

    BODA, Central African Republic (AP) — There is only one neighborhood in Boda where Muslims are safe from the bullets and machetes of Christian militia fighters. Many who ventured out were killed, their throats slit or their cars showered in gunfire.

    Even the dead must obey: Muslim bodies are buried behind an old warehouse because the traditional Muslim cemetery is now off limits.

    Boda is home to one of the largest Muslim communities left in Central African Republic. About 4,000 Muslims are trapped here and they say they are suffering and just want to leave after months of being targeted by the militia. Their plight is mirrored throughout the country.

    Aliou Alidu stays inside the boundaries of Boda's Muslim neighborhood even as the 18-year-old's arms and legs throb from deep burns. Days earlier, his home was set ablaze by a Christian mob and he survived death by crawling out a window. There is no pain medicine here. The only doctors live on the Christian side of town, a trip he says is more likely to kill him than his burns.

    There used to be a man who could link the two neighborhoods — a Christian who had long ago converted to Islam. He is now dead, along with hopes here that these two communities may ultimately reconcile.

    "For generations, our families lived together and even intermarried. Now you want to kill us all?" laments Mahamat Awal, Boda's mayor, who is among those stuck in this town 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of the capital.

    He meets regularly with the French forces in town and the Christian fighters known as the anti-Balaka. At each meeting the militiamen make their point clear: Every Muslim must leave the town without exception — even the mayor.

    Nearly 300,000 people already have fled the sectarian violence that erupted in Central African Republic in early December when anger erupted against the Muslim rebels known as Seleka, who had overthrown the government. When they fled from power in late January, civilians turned on their Muslim neighbors, accusing them of having collaborated with the brutal regime.

    Despite the mass evacuations, the United Nations warns that about 15,000 Muslims remain blockaded "in an extremely dangerous and untenable situation" such as in Boda.

    As a result, peacekeepers and humanitarian agencies face "terrible dilemmas such as choosing between unwillingly aiding the 'cleansing' of confined Muslim populations, or leaving them — against their will — in places where they are in real danger of being slaughtered en masse," Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said after a recent visit to the capital.

    In Bangui, the capital, the several thousand Muslims who remain say they don't step outside their last remaining neighborhoods and even then some have been killed hundreds of meters (yards) away from the area mosque. And in the southwest, some 1,000 Muslims are still sheltering at a Catholic church, too scared even to let their children play soccer for fear that a stray ball could lead them outside where they could be attacked by Christian militiamen.

    "People are desperately wanting to leave because they're in fear for their lives, and they haven't been able to leave initially because they couldn't afford it and now there's no transport whatsoever," said Joanne Mariner, a senior crisis adviser with Amnesty International.

    "To give those people a solution out is protecting them. I think obviously what the international community needs to be doing is providing greater security and coming up with a long-term strategy to ensure that the people who leave are able to return in the future," she added.

    That is much further ahead, though, than many in Boda want to look right now.

    Ousmane Nana, 49, his wife and six children are among those in Boda who say they just want out no matter what. Born and raised in the town, Nana says he never felt a sense of otherness or fear until Jan. 29, when the Muslim rebels fled town after months of brutal rule.

    That was the night a group of some 30 young people armed with rifles and machetes attacked him, leaving deep gashes across his back. More than a month later, the bullet wound to his left arm is still healing. Now he waits for the day peacekeepers will evacuate Muslims from Boda and take him to neighboring Cameroon.

    Thieves already have stolen his four-by-four vehicle, taken all his money, even the clothes off his back. French patrols continue in the town, but the brutal assault has eroded Nana's sense of security. He says many of his attackers were people he'd given free rides to as a driver around town.

    "I was certain I was going to die that night," he says. "The good God did not allow it. Now I will leave the very first chance I get."


    http://www.theindependent.com/news/w...d23daf5d7.html

    comments:

    It is the same whether it is the Christians in Africa or the Hindus in India. They turn on their Muslim neighbors at the slightest opportunity. Indeed, Allah spoke the truth when He warned the Muslims about the Kuffar.

    Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you (O Muhammad) till you follow their religion... [Quran 2:120]

    They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. [Quran 3:118]

    And He ordered the Muslims to defend themselves:

    "And kill them wherever you find them, and expel them from wherever they have expelled you. And Al-Fitnah is worse than killing... Such is the recompense of the disbelievers." (Quran 2:191)

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    Christian 'Mad Dog' the cannibal pictured eating SECOND Muslim




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    Shocking photographs have emerged of a cannibal by the name of Mad Dog eating the flesh of a lynched Muslim man for the second time in as many weeks.


    In one, 'Mad Dog' - real name Ouandja Magloire - cuts a portion of meat from the body of a murdered Muslim lying burning on a roundabout in the capital of the Central African Republic, with the body of another a few yards away.


    Another photograph shows him licking a bloodied knife as he stands over a body, wearing the same T-shirt he was pictured in during the previous act of cannibalism.


    The horrific images were taken in Bangui on Sunday.


    According to The Associated Press, the men were killed by residents of the Sango neighbourhood in revenge for the lynching of a taxi driver from Sango a day earlier.


    Two other Muslim passers-by escaped to the protection of French and African peacekeeping forces.


    The agency understands that Magloire didn't take part in the killings, but turned up in the aftermath.


    According to its source, he is the only person in the Central African Republic known to be carrying out acts of cannibalism.



    Meanwhile Catherine Samba-Panza, 59, was elected mayor of the Central African Republic and used her first speech to appeal to both Christians and Muslims to stop the fighting.


    Speaking to the Christian self-defence militia known as 'anti-balaka' (anti-machete), Samba-Panza said: 'Show your support for my nomination by giving the strong signal of laying down your weapons.


    She issued a similar appeal to the members of mostly Muslim rebel group Seleka, telling them: 'Stop the suffering of the people.


    'Starting today, I am the president of all Central Africans, without exclusion.

    'The top priority is to stop people's suffering, to restore security and the authority of the state across the country.'


    Samba-Panza, who is the former mayor Bangui - where Mad Dog's attacks have taken place - is a Christian but did not campaign on religious grounds.


    In another development the European Union today agreed to send up to 1,000 troops to the region to help restore order.


    The mission, which will deploy in and around the capital and last up to six months, is expected to involve a force numbering between 400 and 1,000.


    The troops will help back 1,600 French soldiers and the African Union's MISCA force, which currently has 4,400 troops on the ground. [What's the point of all these troops if massacre and cannabilism is the Minority Muslims is being done openly]


    International donors also pledged $496 million (£302 million) in aid to the country this year.


    Earlier in the month horrific footage emerged from Bangui of Magloire eating the leg of a Muslim who, according to the BBC, was hauled from a bus, battered and then stabbed before being set on fire.

    In the aftermath of the incident, Magloire grabbed hold of his leg and then began to devour it.Magloire told a BBC reporter at the time that his action was revenge for the murders of his pregnant wife, his sister-in-law and her baby.He claimed that Muslims were responsible and he was angry with them.


    'They broke down the door and cut my baby in half. I promised I would get my revenge,' he said.


    ‘Mad Dog’ spotted his victim on a minibus and followed him after deciding he looked Muslim.


    He gathered a crowd of about 20 Christian youths who forced the bus driver to stop and dragged him from the bus.


    Without emotion he told the BBC: 'I poured petrol over him. I burned him. I ate his leg, right down the white bone.'


    Witnesses did not intervene but recorded the footage on mobile phones, including the act of cannibalism.


    A video shows his cheeks bulging as he consumes the flesh.


    Witness Jean-Sylvestre Tchya told news agency AFP: 'One of the individuals took hold of an arm and went and bought some bread and starting chewing on the flesh, along with his bread.


    'The scene made many people vomit, and some cried out in horror.'


    Another witness, Alain Gbabobou, said he watched a man wrap the head up and proclaim that he would 'feast on it'.


    According to The Sunday Telegraph, this may not have been an isolated incident, with a source speaking of more than one person being eaten.


    An aid worker told the paper: 'They were taking machetes to people and burning the bodies and eating them.'


    Samba-Panza's election comes 10 months after the Seleka rebels overthrew the country's government and installed their leader, Michel Djotodia, as the majority-Christian country's first Muslim president.


    But Djotodia proved powerless to control his fighters, and many went on a rampage of killing, rape and looting targeting the Christian majority.


    Some Christian communities responded by forming self-defence militias and attacking Muslims. Both sides are accused by rights watchdogs of major abuses, and the United Nations has warned of a potential inter-religious genocide.


    Djotodia stood down under international pressure on January 10.

    So far it has claimed around 1,000 lives, with the reports of cannibalism bringing to mind the macabre tales associated with Jean Bedel Bokassa, who ruled the CAR with an iron fist between 1966 and 1979.


    He was regarded by many as a brutal dictator and was accused of eating human flesh, incorporating it in meals for visiting officials and feeding slain opponents to animals.


    He died in 1996 and received a posthumous pardon in 2010.


    Some Christian fighters believe that human flesh makes them invincible and put chunks inside amulets that they wear.




    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3Bg4tUv1n

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    Muslim Beheading Renews CAR Clashes

    09 October 2014

    BANGUI – The violent death of a Muslim man, who was decapitates and burnt alive by Christian militias, has renewed sectarian clashes in the landlocked African country of Central Africa, leaving at least 12 killed and several others wounded.


    "It was in retaliation for the (initial) act that was committed," Ousmane Abakar, a spokesman for Muslims in Bangui, told Reuters on Wednesday, October 8.


    Sectarian clashes erupted last Tuesday when a Christian mob killed a Muslim man in Bangui, decapitating and burning his corpse.


    The violent murder has sparked unrest in the PK5 neighborhood which ended in the death of a Christian taxi driver.


    In the wake of the clashes, anti-balaka members placed roadblocks on the main roads.


    The reprisal attacks has left at least 12 people killed and 21 injured till Wednesday.


    Yet, the final death toll of the worst clashes since last July is still unknown and expected to rise, according to the Red Cross.


    “Our teams haven’t been to all the neighborhoods," Alexandre Gbaguili, supervisor at the Red Cross, told Bloomberg.


    Reassuring locals, Police Security Minister Mari Metinkoe said: the government is “taking measures to restore order in the city as soon as possible."


    CAR, a mineral-rich, landlocked country, descended into anarchy in March of 2013 when Seleka rebels ousted François Bozize, a Christian, who had come to power in the 2003 coup.


    Earlier in January, Catherine Samba-Panza, the mayor of Bangui, was sworn in as CAR's first female president.


    She replaces Michel Djotodia, the country's first Muslim president since its independence from France in 1960, who stepped down earlier this month due to international and regional pressure.


    Over the past months, anti-balaka Christian militias have raided Muslim homes killing children and women and looting and vandalizing properties.


    Along with killing, kidnapping, torture and arbitrary arrest and detention, in the war-torn CAR, a UN investigation found evidences of sexual violence.


    According to the UN, more than 700,000 have been internally displaced since the eruption of violence in December 2012.


    Inter-religious violence has claimed thousands of lives and displaced a million people in the population of 4.6 million, yet such clashes are unprecedented in the poor, landlocked country.

    http://www.onislam.net/english/news/...r-clashes.html

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    Islam Banned in Christian Country of Angola

    Ban of Islam in Angola: Another Religious Genocide in the Making in Africa

    by Amando Flavio - February 22nd, 2015

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    In 2013, Angola was reported to have become the first country in the world to put a ban on Islam which is practiced by some 1% of the population.

    The allegation was that the country has ordered all mosques to be closed down until further notice from the country’s parliament.

    The country’s minister for culture-Rosa Cruz Silva reportedly said mosques in the largely Christian nation has been shut because Islam is a religion that counters the Angolan customs and culture, making the religion and the Angolan State incompatible.

    “The legalization of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights [and] their mosques will be closed until further notice’’, Ms Cruz was quoted as saying.

    The International Business Times reported that there were reports that mosques across Angola were being destroyed by unidentified thugs believed to be Christians.

    The President of Angola, Jose Eduardo dos Santos also reportedly told the Osun Defence daily that the end of Islam in the country has come. “This is the final end of Islamic influence in our country, we shall not allow it to flourish like in the past, we are done with it “, he said.

    But in a sharp contrast to the ban, the Director of the Angolan Ministry of Culture and National Institute for Religious Affairs-Manuel Fernando denied in an interview with the French news agency- Agence France-Presse (AFP) that the country has banned Islam.

    “There is no war in Angola against Islam or any other religion, there is no official position that targets the destruction or closure of places of worship, whichever they are”, he told AFP.

    In all these confusions about who is telling the truth about the faith of Islam in Angola, the Islamic Community of Angola (ICA) said eight mosques have been destroyed in the past two years and anyone who practices Islam risks being found guilty of disobeying Angola’s penal code.

    Human rights groups including the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) also confirmed the ICA allegation and condemned the Angolan government.

    “From what I have heard, Angola is the first country in the world that has decided to ban Islam. This is a crazy madness. The government is intolerant of any difference”, said the Country Director of OSISA in Angola-Elias Isaac.

    Whereas the alleged ban sparked controversy around the world especially the Middle East where some countries reportedly burnt down Angolan flags, there was uneasy calm in Angola itself.

    Local reporters frequently report series of clashes in the hinterlands of the country between Christians and Muslims which barely gets reported to the outside world. Tension is gradually building up between Angola as a nation and the Muslim community. But the African Union, the United Nations and other so called conflict resolution bodies have turned a blind eye on it.

    Probably, they are patiently waiting for it to explode like what is happening in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) before running in disguise for “useless and needless” humanitarian assistance.

    As long as we are human being, we are bound to disagree on issues but the point is that those we have elected to lead the affairs of the world should be proactive instead of always being reactive. It is only through that we can bring peace to the world. Serious negotiations on religious tolerance are needed in Angola. Let us not underestimate anybody. Many have already died in the CAR. We do not want a repeat of that.


    http://anonhq.com/ban-islam-angola-a...-making-africa


    Angola bans Islam and shuts down all mosques across the country because it 'clashes with state religion of Christianity'

    November, 2013
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-mosques.html
    http://www.ibtimes.com/angola-bans-i...eports-1483660

    Islam Banned in Angola, all Mosques to be Demolished
    November, 2013
    http://guardianlv.com/2013/11/islam-banned-in-angola


    comments:

    Western Christians like to say that Muslim countries (especially Saudi Arabia) have banned Christianity and there aren't any churches there, which are lies, when it is their own Christian countries that ban Islam and Mosques.

    "Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you till you follow their religion..." (Quran 2:120)

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    Almost every mosque destroyed in the Central African Republic by Christians

    417 mosques in the Central African Republic have been destroyed by Christians

    by Abu Hudhayfah - March 19, 2015

    Almost all of the 436 mosques in the Central African Republic have been destroyed by months of vicious fighting between Christians and Muslims, the US ambassador to the United Nations said.

    Samantha Power spoke to reporters on Tuesday after a Security Council visit last week to the country, calling the devastation “kind of crazy, chilling”.

    She expressed concern about an upcoming possible security vacuum as European Union and French forces pull out and a UN peacekeeping force is still not at full strength.

    At least 5,000 people have been killed since Central African Republic exploded into unprecedented violence in December 2013.

    Nearly one million of the country’s 4.5 million residents have been displaced. Many of those who have fled are Muslim.

    Power said 417 of the country’s mosques have been destroyed. She visited the one remaining Muslim neighborhood in the capital, Bangui, and described the residents as “a terrified population”.

    Some Muslim women, afraid of leaving the community while wearing their veils, are choosing to give birth in their homes instead of hospitals, the ambassador said.

    UN peacekeepers, French forces and a European Union military operation have tried to calm the violence. But Power said the last of the EU force of about 750 troops left the Central African Republic over the weekend, shortly after the Security Council visit.

    “That’s a big drop-off in capability,” she said. Meanwhile, the French forces have announced a “substantial drawdown” by the end of this year. France had sent 2,000 troops to its former colony. The UN peacekeeping force remains at about 80 percent of its planned strength of about 10,000, Power said.

    The UN secretary-general last month asked for more than 1,000 additional peacekeepers, and Power said the council is “very favorably disposed” to the request.

    She said the combined forces have “averted a worst-case scenario,” but the country’s roving armed groups remain armed.

    The ambassador called that a deep cause for concern and said disarmament is a “huge priority”.

    http://www.doamuslims.org/?p=2195
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/0...072200714.html



    comments:

    There is no fighting between the Muslims and Christians in this country; there is only slaughter of Muslims at the hands of Christians. There are numerous videos and news reports from alternative outlets of this, but the mainstream media won't tell you this. These Christians are not only killing the Muslims (including burning to death), but they are also eating them as has been documented in pictures and videos. Their militia, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), is and has been very active since the fall of Muslim rule.


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    Christian Terrorists Kill 30 Civilians As Hundreds Seek Refuge Inside Mosque

    15 May 2017

    An armed fighter belonging to the 3R armed militia displays his weapon in the town of Koui in April

    Hundreds of civilians are seeking refuge inside a mosque in the Central African Republic's border town of Bangassou amid ongoing attacks by Christian militias that have killed up to 30 civilians, Unite Nations officials and aid workers said on Sunday.

    The attacks throughout the weekend on the town of Bangassou on the Congolese border have involved hundreds of fighters with heavy weaponry and appeared to be aimed at Muslims, they said, in the latest sign that the multi-year conflict is worsening.

    The UN base there has also been targeted, prompting the deployment of extra troops to the remote town on Sunday in anticipation of further attacks. They had succeeded in partly securing the town by dusk, said Herve Verhoosel, spokesman for the UN mission (MINUSCA).



    "The situation is extremely deplorable and we are doing everything to rapidly retake control of Bangassou," MINUSCA chief Parfait Onanga-Anyanga told Reuters in an interview.

    Asked about the civilian death toll, he added: "It is clear that we are looking at numbers that could easily reach 20 to 30." Many of the fighters are child soldiers who appeared to be under the influence of drugs, he added.

    Pastor Antoine Mbao Bogo, the local Red Cross president, said gunfire continued to ring out from the town on Sunday, blocking attempts by his organisation and others to reach the wounded and recover the dead.


    A United Nations peacekeeping soldier provides security during a food aid delivery in Central African Republic in April

    In recent months, roaming militias spurred by ethnic and religious rivalries have stepped up violence despite pledges to take part in a government-led disarmament programme.

    Aid workers say that militias seem to be exploiting security voids after Ugandan and French soldiers left in the past few months when their missions ended.

    Antonio Guterres, the UN secretary general, said on Sunday he was "outraged" by the attacks on the 13,000-strong mission that have killed six peacekeepers around Bangassou, an area previously sheltered from conflict.

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    Prime minister Simplice Sarandji condemned the attacks in a statement on local radio on Sunday and said those responsible would be brought to justice.

    Central African Republic (CAR) has been plagued by inter-religious violence since 2013 when mainly Muslim Seleka fighters seized power and ousted then-president Francois Bozize, prompting reprisal killings from anti-balaka militias drawn from the Christian minority.

    More than 400,000 people in the former French colony are displaced internally and 2.2 million, or nearly half the population, are reliant on aid.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...ch-30-says-un/


    Christians are not a minority in CAR as is reported above. They are the majority and are killing Muslims because they want to establish Christian "Shariah" Law and not the reason (coup) as reported above.

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    CAR Christian Canabilist Milita


    Speaking french : "We kill Muslim babies and pregnant women. We'll burn the Muslims & eat them. Muslims are edible."


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    Muslims being 'erased' from Central African Republic

    31 July 2015

    Amnesty International says Muslims living in rural areas especially targeted as militias undertake "ethnic cleansing".

    Militias have taken advantage of the political vacuum in Central African Republic (CAR), engaging in ethnic cleansing of Muslims in a bid to erase the community from the country, human rights group Amnesty International has said.

    Discussing Friday's report, entitled "Erased identity: Muslims in ethnically cleansed areas of the Central African Republic," Joanne Mariner, a senior crisis response adviser at the UK-based organisation, told Al Jazeera that Muslims in the western half of the country were being repressed and forced to abandon their religion.

    More than 30,000 Muslims are living in seven enclaves, guarded by UN troops, across the country, but for those living outside, especially in rural areas, they are being targeted with impunity, the report found.

    "They not allowed to express themselves as Muslims; if they are outside the enclaves, they cannot pray, dress in any way that identifies them as Muslim," Mariner said.

    "Their survival depends on a daily routine of negotiation with anti-Balaka fighters."

    Mariner said that many had been forced convert to Christianity or face persecution from the community

    More than one million people have been displaced since Muslim-led Seleka rebels took control of Bangui, the capital, in March 2013.

    Following a spate of abuses by the Seleka rebels, vigilante groups known as anti-Balaka (anti-machete) emerged to fight off the new leadership.

    But the anti-Balaka, made up of animist and Christian fighters, also targeted the country's Muslim minority, seen as sympathetic to the Seleka.

    Amnesty's report, based on a series of interviews with residents across CAR, says militias "unleashed a violent wave of ethnic cleansing aimed at forcing Muslims to leave the country".

    "The continued insecurity and threat from the anti-Balaka comes from there being an absence of a state," Mariner said.

    Though violence in CAR has tapered off since late 2014, the country remains largely insecure.

    The collapse of the state apparatus and the fragility of the transitional government have left parts of the country to the mercy of militia groups in the hinterlands.

    Concerns remain that despite the perceived calm, the root causes of the crisis have yet to be addressed.

    Amnesty's report comes just days after the International Rescue Committee said CAR "needs a new start, or it will become the case study of a failed state".

    Destruction of mosques


    In April, a US envoy said that almost all of the 436 mosques in CAR have been destroyed in the violence. Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN, called the devastation "kind of crazy, chilling".

    Amnesty said in Friday's report that none of the mosques outside Bangui, and the town of Carnot, have been repaired or rebuilt.

    One of the "clearest signs of the intensity of sectarian animus was the destruction of the country's mosques", the organisation said.

    More than 6,000 people have been killed since the crisis began in March 2013.


    "The key challenge is a lack of security. The government understands they have a long way to go [but] they need to be able to assert control over these far flung areas," Mariner said.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said this week that more than 1,000 people were still looking for their loved ones, a year after after being separated from them during the wave of violence.

    "In this part of the country, very few families have been spared the pain and uncertainty of being separated from loved ones," Scott Doucet, head of the ICRC sub-delegation for the west of the country, said.

    The UN says that that 2.7 million people, more than half the population, are still in need of aid, while 1.5 million people were affected by food insecurity.

    The global body's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says humanitarian needs continue to exceed resources available.

    Meanwhile Doctors without Borders (MSF) has previously described the country to be in a state of a protracted chronic health emergency.

    CAR has been led by a transitional government since January 2014. The country is scheduled to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on October 18.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/0...083248166.html

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    Shocking ethnic cleansing of thousands Muslims in Central African Republic, and the World did nothing!



    Militias have taken advantage of the political vacuum in Central African Republic (CAR), engaging in ethnic cleansing of Muslims in a bid to erase the community from the country, human rights group Amnesty International has said.

    Discussing Friday’s report, entitled “Erased identity: Muslims in ethnically cleansed areas of the Central African Republic,” Joanne Mariner, a senior crisis response adviser at the UK-based organisation, told Al Jazeera that Muslims in the western half of the country were being repressed and forced to abandon their religion.

    More than 30,000 Muslims are living in seven enclaves, guarded by UN troops, across the country, but for those living outside, especially in rural areas, they are being targeted with impunity
    , the report found.

    “They not allowed to express themselves as Muslims; if they are outside the enclaves, they cannot pray, dress in any way that identifies them as Muslim,” Mariner said.

    “Their survival depends on a daily routine of negotiation with anti-Balaka fighters.”

    Mariner said that many had been forced convert to Christianity or face persecution from the community

    More than one million people have been displaced since Muslim-led Seleka rebels took control of Bangui, the capital, in March 2013.



    Following a spate of abuses by the Seleka rebels, vigilante groups known as anti-Balaka (anti-machete) emerged to fight off the new leadership.

    But the anti-Balaka, made up of animist and Christian fighters, also targeted the country’s Muslim minority, seen as sympathetic to the Seleka.

    Amnesty’s report, based on a series of interviews with residents across CAR, says militias “unleashed a violent wave of ethnic cleansing aimed at forcing Muslims to leave the country”.

    “The continued insecurity and threat from the anti-Balaka comes from there being an absence of a state,” Mariner said.

    Though violence in CAR has tapered off since late 2014, the country remains largely insecure.

    The collapse of the state apparatus and the fragility of the transitional government have left parts of the country to the mercy of militia groups in the hinterlands.

    Concerns remain that despite the perceived calm, the root causes of the crisis have yet to be addressed.

    Amnesty’s report comes just days after the International Rescue Committee said CAR “needs a new start, or it will become the case study of a failed state”.

    Destruction of mosques


    In April, a US envoy said that almost all of the 436 mosques in CAR have been destroyed in the violence. Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN, called the devastation “kind of crazy, chilling”.

    Amnesty said in Friday’s report that none of the mosques outside Bangui, and the town of Carnot, have been repaired or rebuilt.

    One of the “clearest signs of the intensity of sectarian animus was the destruction of the country’s mosques”, the organisation said.

    More than 6,000 people have been killed since the crisis began in March 2013.


    “The key challenge is a lack of security. The government understands they have a long way to go [but] they need to be able to assert control over these far flung areas,” Mariner said.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said this week that more than 1,000 people were still looking for their loved ones, a year after after being separated from them during the wave of violence.

    “In this part of the country, very few families have been spared the pain and uncertainty of being separated from loved ones,” Scott Doucet, head of the ICRC sub-delegation for the west of the country, said.

    The UN says that that 2.7 million people, more than half the population, are still in need of aid, while 1.5 million people were affected by food insecurity.

    The global body’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says humanitarian needs continue to exceed resources available.

    Meanwhile Doctors without Borders (MSF) has previously described the country to be in a state of a protracted chronic health emergency.

    CAR has been led by a transitional government since January 2014. The country is scheduled to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on October 18.

    https://newmuslimvoice.com/2017/08/0...ican-republic/

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    Christians killing thousands of Muslims in Africa, but Western media stay silenced

    July 19, 2017


    Muslims are being killed in the Central African Republic (CAR) by massive gangs of Christian extremists, most of whom had grown up from being child soldiers, the media, however, has remained silent.

    The massive slaughter is being described as ruthless acts of “ethnic cleansing” by Amnesty International, resulting in hundreds of civilians scrambling for refuge inside a mosque by the border town of Bangassou according to Reuters.

    The weekend attacks in Bangassou have involved hundreds of heavily weaponized Christian fighters who are targeting the Muslim population, a situation which is quickly spiraling out of control.


    Date: July 19, 2017Author: Editor 2 Comments

    Muslims are being killed in the Central African Republic (CAR) by massive gangs of Christian extremists, most of whom had grown up from being child soldiers, the media, however, has remained silent.

    An Israeli Christian killed his daughter because she loved a Muslim

    A Young Muslim woman attacked and punched in UK by a racist while other people just stood and watch

    The massive slaughter is being described as ruthless acts of “ethnic cleansing” by Amnesty International, resulting in hundreds of civilians scrambling for refuge inside a mosque by the border town of Bangassou according to Reuters.

    The weekend attacks in Bangassou have involved hundreds of heavily weaponized Christian fighters who are targeting the Muslim population, a situation which is quickly spiraling out of control.

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    The AntiMedia reports: According to Reuters, the weekend attacks in Bangassou, located on the Congolese border, have involved hundreds of fighters with heavy weaponry. The fighting is aimed at the Muslim populations and signals that the conflict currently besieging the country is worsening.

    “The situation is extremely deplorable and we are doing everything to rapidly retake control of Bangassou,” MINUSCA (the U.N. mission) chief Parfait Onanga-Anyanga told Reuters in an interview.

    According to Onanga-Anyanga, many of the fighters are child soldiers who appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

    The head of the Red Cross in CAR, Antoine Mbao-Bogo, said his staff has counted 115 bodies in Bangassou following the latest fighting.

    While these developments may be unheard of in the eyes and ears of much of the American public, the truth is that this conflict has been raging for some time now. According to the Guardian, thousands of Muslims have been killed or displaced in the conflict. For example, the city of Bangui previously had approximately 130,000 Muslim residents; the number of Muslims is now likely less than 1,000.’

    According to Reuters, the U.N. base in Bangassou has also been targeted.

    CAR has been besieged by this violence since 2013, when mostly Muslim Seleka fighters ousted then-President Francois Bozize. Amnesty International has referred to the developments in the country as “ethnic cleansing” since the fighting erupted.

    As this conflict rages on, however, don’t expect the corporate media to pay too much attention to it anytime soon — it doesn’t fit the mainstream narrative that only majority Muslim countries deploy groups of extremists that terrorize civilians.

    In 2015, the U.N. Development Index rated CAR as having the lowest level of human development. It was ranked dead last. The country is the world’s 12th largest producer of diamonds and is home to a secretive, bloody gold trade and also harbors mineral, uranium, and oil reserves.

    Liberation might be just around the corner, though the country’s majority Christian population might exclude it from the U.S. military’s ‘War on Terror’ narrative.

    https://newmuslimvoice.com/2017/07/1...western-media/

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    Catholic bishop protects 2,000 Muslim refugees from attacks in CAR





    A Catholic bishop in the Central African Republic (CAR) has given refuge to 2,000 Muslims who fear attacks by Christian militias.

    In an interview with the BBC, Juan José Aguirre Munoz said the refugees are afraid to leave the seminary’s compound in Bangassou, a city in the country’s south-east region.
    He said: “This is because they risk death from anti-Balaka militias. They sought refuge in May this year after fighting erupted.“Nearby, there are anti-Balaka militias who prevent them from going out to search for food, water or firewood. So they are completely confined inside the seminary.

    They would risk death if they venture out.”
    CAR has been plagued by sectarian violence since 2013 when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power. They were then accused of killing non-Muslim, mainly Christian civilians.The anti-balaka groups were then formed but have also been accused of atrocities.

    According to the UN, thousands of Muslims have been killed and at least a million people have been displaced in CAR since 2013.The church was previously attacked by both anti-Balaka and Seleka militias, after it declared its determination to protect vulnerable people from both sides.

    Last week, the UN’s humanitarian chief has warned of a new genocide against CAR’s Muslim population.

    http://5pillarsuk.com/2017/09/04/cat...ttacks-in-car/


 

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