This is just one of the many reasons: Dozens of Christians are dead after suspected Islamic terrorist rebels attacked civilians in the Central African Republic earlier this month.
Christians in the Central African Republic decided not allow their country to be overrun by Muslim jihadist rebels who illegally grabbed the seat of power and were slaughtering, raping, and persecuting the Christian majority. Not only have they retaken their government, they have obliterated 417 of the nation’s 436 mosques and forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee. Don’t for a minute think this was undeserved. It is justified payback for years of Muslim aggression and violence against the Christian majority…the UN be damned.
Despite having driven out much of the Muslim population, enough of them remain who are ready and able to massacre Christians, as in the story below.
Christian Today Sources contacted by World Watch Monitor say as many as 42 were killed in the attack on September 4-5, contradicting earlier reports that between 12 and 14 died.
World Watch Monitor’s sources said the victims were mainly women, who were hacked to death while returning from their farms to the predominantly Christian quarter of Bria, in the centre of the country. The town is the location of PK3, the largest internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in the country.
Some of the victims had gunshot wounds, while others died of machete wounds. At least one was pregnant. The massacre was attributed to members of the Popular Front for the Central African Renaissance (FPRC), one of the four factions of the now-disbanded Séléka Muslim rebel group active in Bria.
A number of incidents, including armed robberies, kidnappings and other type of attacks against civilians, have been reported and the Christian populations of the town said they had been particularly targeted.
‘They [Seleka Muslim militants] don’t want to see any Christians here,’ one church leader said. ‘They say all Christians are Anti-Balaka, so if you are caught, you are gone.’
He added: ‘Christians never go to town. If they do, they are threatened, arrested, and asked to pay fines before they are released. There is no way to move to town. They have barricaded all roads, and if you venture out, you are at your own peril. We Christians have nothing else to do, no food to eat, no place to go. We rely only on prayers. Please pray for us!’
Despite the presence of UN peacekeepers, the town of Bria witnessed a wave of violence at the end of August following violent clashes between members of the FPRC and Anti-Balaka vigilantes. A local aid worker told World Watch Monitor that they had lost trust in UN troops, who ‘tend to act as fire-fighters, waiting to count the death toll, despite the equipment – including aerial material – at their disposal’.