The evidence is mounting that the vicious torture and murder of Christians in the Central African Republic may have had backing from the government in Chad. Reuters has the story:
A Muslim rebel coalition, Séléka, seized power in Central African Republic last March, unleashing a wave of killings and looting that in turn sparked revenge attacks by the “anti-balaka” Christian militia […]“Numerous interviewees identified the ex-Séléka perpetrators as being Chadian nationals,” their report said.“Witnesses consistently reported that ex-Séléka wearing the armbands of Chadian FOMAC (peacekeepers) went from house to house searching for anti-Balaka, and shot and killed civilians, including children, women, elderly and disabled civilians.”
The CAR isn’t the only place in Africa where religious violence occurs almost daily. Today, the Nigerian army blamed the jihadist group Boko Haram for bombing a market place in Maiduguri. The MSM would rather not talk about the God Wars in Africa, and rising Christian persecution as well as global religious conflict in general remain underreported. For good or for ill, religion remains an essential force driving the world, and rising tension between Christians and Muslims (largely driven by the explosive growth of Christianity in Africa since independence) continues to emerge as the biggest story south of the Sahara.