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Central African Republic: 'Ethnic cleansing' of Muslims

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6:52 AM

MAGONSDAUGHTER


Anyways....

News from the rest of the world.

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International peacekeepers have failed to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in the Central African Republic, a human rights group says.

Militia attacks have led to a "Muslim exodus of historic proportions", according to a report by Amnesty International.

Aid groups have warned of a food crisis, as many of the shops and wholesalers were run by Muslims.

The UN's World Food Programme is due to start airlifting aid on Wednesday.

The roads are too dangerous to transport food without a military escort, WFP spokesman Alexis Masciarelli told the BBC.

This is why the UN agency is taking the more expensive option of flying food in from neighbouring Cameroon.

He said 82 tonnes of rice would arrive on Wednesday, with a further 1,800 tonnes of cereal to follow over the next month.

This is enough to feed 150,000 people but he said it was not enough as 1.25 million need food aid in the country.

According to the UN, 90% of the population are eating just one meal a day.

Prices are said to have shot up after many Muslim traders fled the capital Bangui.

Mr Masciarelli said some of the food would be distributed immediately at a camp at Bangui airport, to which some 100,000 people have fled.

He said that food would also be distributed to schools, churches and mosques around the country where people have sought refuge from the violence.

France has sent 1,600 troops to CAR, along with 5,500 from African countries, to help combat a crisis which has lasted more than a year.

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is in Bangui to see the situation for himself.

On Tuesday, UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned that the country risked being divided into Muslim and Christian areas.

"Both Muslims and Christians have been murdered and forced to flee their homes," he said.

"The sectarian brutality is changing the country's demography. The de facto partition of the CAR is a distinct risk."

Muslims are being attacked after the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel force seized power last year and was accused of killing and raping Christian civilians and destroying entire villages.

Its leader stepped down in January but instead of defusing the situation, Christian vigilante groups have been taking revenge on Muslims, forcing them to flee Bangui and other towns.

Amnesty also notes that Seleka fighters are continuing to attack Christians even after they have left the capital.




http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-26150668

I have posted this story, not to prove that Christians are more violent than Muslims, but to demonstrate that in this troubled part of the world, things are not as simple as Muslims - Bad, Christians - Good or vice versa.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:18 AM

AURAPTOR

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There's no "good" ethnic cleansing. But when one group has vowed to convert you or kill you, and quite frankly, would rather do the latter, there will be some repercussions.

Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:29 PM

CANTTAKESKY


It is not so simple as religious ethnic cleansing.

The violence started last month with thugs sweeping through Bangui, murdering children. The country has been unstable since the French sent troops there in Dec 2013. It is thought the French are there to protect their economic interests against the Chinese.

Read more:
http://rt.com/news/car-displaced-violence-children-143/

It is relatively easy to disguise economically motivated mass murder as genocide.

CTS


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Friday, February 14, 2014 11:37 PM

GEEZER

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Originally posted by canttakesky:
Read more:
http://rt.com/news/car-displaced-violence-children-143/



Ahh. From Putin's mouth to your ear.


"When your heart breaks, you choose what to fill the cracks with. Love or hate. But hate won't ever heal. Only love can do that."

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Saturday, February 15, 2014 7:54 PM

CANTTAKESKY


RT offers perspectives that are different from mainstream propaganda. They are worth investigating. Often, their explanations are more consistent with political realities as I perceive them.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014 8:03 PM

CHRISISALL


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Originally posted by Geezer:
Ahh. From Putin's mouth to your ear.
"When your heart breaks, you choose what to fill the cracks with. Love or hate. But hate won't ever heal. Only love can do that."

So, filling the cracks with automatic hate...
hmmmmm....

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 2:43 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them. SECOND: I am so very sorry I libelled you by labelling you a Russian Troll. I apologize for this. http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?bid=18&tid=64646&p=2


Yeah, what... no picture of a bare-chested Putin??? You posted one for ME. How rude not to give CTS one as well! Here, let me fill that in for ya, Geezer.



CTS... are you back??? WELCOME!

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 2:49 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them. SECOND: I am so very sorry I libelled you by labelling you a Russian Troll. I apologize for this. http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?bid=18&tid=64646&p=2


Oh BTW Geezer.... there are more libertarian shows on RT than in the American press. Ron Paul has spoken on it several times. You might want to check out "Boom Bust" and the "Keiser Report" specifically.


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