Christians in Africa
I came upon this video at a French-language website new to me - Révoltes en Europe. On the homepage you can read the following statement:
"We are therefore witnessing a progressive destruction of Europe, of its peoples, and of its values, the first fruits of which may result in civil war in the course of the 21st century."
French readers can scroll down for other videos and articles on the rampage of Islam throughout the world and the dire situation of Christians.
As for France's intervention in the Central African Republic (CAR), you no doubt heard that earlier this month two French soldiers, Antoine Le Quino and Nicolas Vokaer, were killed. Catholic writer Bernard Antony, founder of the association Chrétienté Solidarité, observes that French troops were sent in only when the Christians began to fight back:
It was in an ambush, undeniably planned in advance, that two soldiers of the 8th RPIMA, Antoine Le Quino and Nicolas Vokaer, were killed Monday night (December 9), while patrolling a path leading to the airport. They fell under the bullets from automatic weapons obviously wielded by professionals.
Note: The 8th Parachute Regiment is stationed in the city of Castres, which also happens to be Bernard Antony's home town.
The truth about the nature of the conflict is that for months the mostly Christian population (80%) of the Central African Republic has been terrorized by the party in power, the Seleka: part of the Muslim minority and considerably reenforced by jihadists from Chad, Cameroon and Sudan, and also, and this is not contradictory, by a whole infantry of bandits.
The soldierly Seleka, benefitting moreover from the obvious indulgence and even the complicity of African troops of the OUA (Organization of African Unity), who were presumably sent to pacify, has not ceased to pillage, rape, massacre. It is therefore sad that we did not intervene until the Christians, desperate and exasperated, forming resistance groups in the bush and organizing under the name of Anti-balaka, rebelled.
Note: This short Wikipedia article may help clarify some of the above.
Also, this BBC item has some information, but tends to stress the brutality of the Christians.
Their uprising, with derisory weapons, obviously took on, here and there, the appearance of a counter-terror, resulting no doubt in unfortunate excesses. But were they supposed to wait until they were all exterminated, as before in Rwanda, but in reverse, the Tutsi minority by the Hutu majority?
Isn't it strange that the decision to intervene was made by our Socialist leaders only when the dangers to the Muslim minority in power were the same as those that had, until then, terrorized the Christian majority?
This observation does not take away from the heroism in this mission of our admirably trained, disciplined and courageous soldiers, but they are fewer and fewer in number and ever less well-equipped. In my home city of Castres, I mourn as do the regiment and the entire population and all those who work for Chrétienté-Solidarité.
But we also appeal for French and Christian solidarity with African Christians who, in the Central African Republic, as in Nigeria and in so many other countries, are the victims of a very concerted plan for a new historic phase in the conquest by jihadist Islam.
Below, French soldiers in the CAR.
On a related topic, Raymond Ibrahim's website provides this terrible article on American teachers savagely slaughtered in the Muslim world.
Finally, though I'm straying off-topic, those interested can review the hugely complex Rwandan genocide, in which the Hutu majority of Rwanda waged a war of extermination on the minority Tutsi, at this long Wikipedia page. The horrific event was in the news constantly in the 1990's and I seem to remember that the French were on the side of the Tutsi, but my memory may be wrong. The French role in the genocide is controversial, and I'm not informed enough to say that a definitive and proven version of the massacre exists. The Rwandan genocide, as far as I know, was not religious in nature, though religion may have played a secondary role. Some Tutsi were Christian. The following excerpt is from Wikipedia:
- Findings of the commission were released at Kagame's order on August 5, 2008. The report accused the French government of knowing of preparations for the genocide and helping to train the ethnic Hutu militia members; it accused 33 senior French military and political officials of involvement in the genocide, including then-President Mitterrand and his then general secretary Hubert Védrine, then-Prime Minister Edouard Balladur, then-Foreign Minister Alain Juppé, and his chief aide at the time, Dominique de Villepin.
A statement accompanying the release claimed that "French soldiers themselves directly were involved in assassinations of Tutsis and Hutus accused of hiding Tutsis ... French forces committed several rapes on Tutsi survivors", though the latter was not documented in the report. A BBC report commented that French Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, denied French responsibility in connection with the genocide but said that political errors had been made.