In its most recent report, Human Rights Watch documented that forces loyal to Ouattara killed hundreds of civilians and raped more than 20 alleged Gbagbo supporters as they burned at least 10 villages in the Ivory Coast's western region.
"People interviewed by Human Rights Watch described how, in village after village, pro-Ouattara forces, now called the Republican forces of CĂ´te d'Ivorie (Forces RĂŠpublicaines CĂ´te d'Ivorie, FRCI) summarily executed and raped Gbagbo supporters in their homes, as they worked in the fields, as they fled, or as they tried to hide in the bush," the report noted. "The fighters often targeted people by ethnicity, and the attacks disproportionately affected those too old or feeble to flee."
Reports from the Ivory Coast published by the London Evening Standard indicated that more than 200 bodies, some of them burned alive, have been found in the country....
I am a missionary who has been involved in Ivory Coast off and on since 1995 and was there as recently as September.
This situations is not as cut and dried as this makes it out to be, and is not essentially a Muslim vs. Christian thing.
The Human Rights Watch full report (found here: http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2011/04/09/c-te-d-ivoire-ouattara-forces-kill-rape-civilians-during-offensive) also details hundreds of similarly brutal killings of northerners (Muslims) by Pro-Gbagbo ("christian") forces before the other massacres.
This link details mentions 500-1000 killings in Abidjan by the Pro-Gbagbo "christian" soldiers since November. http://www.undispatch.com/a-very-highly-systematized-and-orchestrated-campaign-of-violence-in-ivory-coast The point is, both sides did some pretty horrific things to a lot of innocent people.
May God help the restoration and reconciliation of Ivory Coast.
Quote. "The truth is that Obama, like the French and the U.N., support the radical Muslims that have taken over the 'rebel forces' in Libya, just as Obama, the French and the U.N. support the Muslims in the Ivory Coast trying to remove from power the current Christian president, even if the Muslim supporters of Ouattara engage in massacres and mass rape against Christians.
"What the Ivory Coast situation makes clear is that the consistency in the Obama administration's policy regarding the turmoil in North Africa is that Obama directs U.S. policy to support radical Islam, even to the point of being hypocritical in arguing United States policy is motivated by a desire to protect human rights and prevent massacre in the various ongoing conflicts in countries including the Ivory Coast and Libya." Unquote.