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 âdissolvedâ the Seleka Islamist rebel group that helped him seize power in March, Christians now face even greater persecution.
âYou can tell the tension is growing,â David continued. âBut we didnât know how to deal with [the violence], because of fear of retaliation. They have money and we donât.â
Davidâs house hasnât been looted, but rebel militants looted his cousinâs house, his uncleâs house, and a friendâs house. If Christians donât want to be hurt or looted, he said, they must âpay money and shut up.â...