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 â€śdissolvedâ€ť the Seleka Islamist rebel group that helped him seize power in March, Christians now face even greater persecution.
â€śYou can tell the tension is growing,â€ť David continued. â€śBut we didnâ€™t know how to deal with [the violence], because of fear of retaliation. They have money and we donâ€™t.â€ť
Davidâ€™s house hasnâ€™t been looted, but rebel militants looted his cousinâ€™s house, his uncleâ€™s house, and a friendâ€™s house. If Christians donâ€™t want to be hurt or looted, he said, they must â€śpay money and shut up.â€ť...