Missionaries mourn militant takeover in Central African Republic
With the political upheaval in CAR and a predominantly Christian population, the tension between Christians and the 15 percent Muslim population does not come as a surprise. Bozize remains exiled in Cameroon, and though Djotodia ‚Äúdissolved‚ÄĚ the Seleka Islamist rebel group that helped him seize power in March, Christians now face even greater persecution.
‚ÄúYou can tell the tension is growing,‚ÄĚ David continued. ‚ÄúBut we didn‚Äôt know how to deal with [the violence], because of fear of retaliation. They have money and we don‚Äôt.‚ÄĚ
David‚Äôs house hasn‚Äôt been looted, but rebel militants looted his cousin‚Äôs house, his uncle‚Äôs house, and a friend‚Äôs house. If Christians don‚Äôt want to be hurt or looted, he said, they must ‚Äúpay money and shut up.‚ÄĚ...