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Published On: Mon, Dec 16th, 2013

3 Pastors identified among the 400 killed by Muslim extremists in African attacks

Three pastors were among those killed in the recent interfaith violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, which the Red Cross claimed 400 lives.

Pastors Raymond Doui, age 46; Elisée Zama, age 33; and Jean-Louis Makamba, age 48, were killed in the rampage by Seleka rebels, after battles between the two faiths keep escalating.

Charisma News details the pastors lives and surviving next of kin.

“Doui, pastor of the Community of Independent Baptist Churches, died at his house in the northern suburb of Fondo. He leaves behind a wife and 11 children. Zama, of the Evangelical Church of the Brethren, was among those killed as ex-Séléka forces raided a hospital. He leaves a wife and five children. Makamba, pastor of the ELIM Church in the north Begoua area, was killed alongside one of his sons by former members of Séléka, which had entered the church compound. His wife and nine surviving children have fled, after hearing that the rebels were after them.”

The Red Cross puts the death toll at 400, but Open Doors International representatives place the death count much higher.

“In reality we must speak of at least 700 dead. The Red Cross has not counted the people that have been slaughtered and thrown into the river or buried directly by relatives or by fishermen.

“In spite of the arrival of the French and the beginning of the disarmament, the killings continue. The war has become purely religious. Anti-Balaka defensive forces attacked the ex-Séléka and other Muslims first. This invited terrible retaliation against the Christians. The ex-Séléka and Muslim men women and children armed with firearms and machetes went from house to house, killing Christians regardless of their age. The streets of Bangui are littered with corpses. The Red Cross buried hundreds of bodies in mass graves.

“Most people are hiding indoors. Some have fled into the bush, and about 20,000 Christians fled to the church of Pastor Nicolas Guerékoyamé, the president of the Evangelical Alliance, because he is one of the religious leaders who always denounced the abuses of the ex-Séléka.”

The violence here has been escalating since March when a coalition of rebel groups, led by Michel Djotodia under the Séléka banner, drove out President Francois Bozizé.

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  3. Mary says:

    It is disgusting to portray self-defense as aggressive attacks that warrant retaliation. That is the tagiyya (Mohammad’s doctrine of lying to non-Muslims) of the global jihad that paints the jihad aggressors (Islam sanctions the subjugating, raping, robbing, abusing, and murdering of non-Muslims – it’s there to be read!) as the victims to rationalize their attacks to the West. Wake up!

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