Beer-drinking Christians roam Bangui in Muslim attire

Beer-drinking Christians wore traditional Muslim attire and roamed the streets of Bangui.

Beer-drinking Christians roam Bangui in Muslim attire
World Bulletin / News Desk
Beer-drinking Christians, including women, wore traditional Muslim attire on Friday and roamed the streets of Kilometer 4, a Christian neighborhood of Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR).

"Today we're mocking Muslims by wearing their clothes and drinking beer," one of them told an Anadolu Agency reporter on the scene.

The Islamic faith expressly forbids the drinking of alcohol.

"We're free from Muslim domination, [former interim president] Michel Djotodia is gone, and Muslims are fleeing the country," he added happily.

Some members of the group pretended to perform Muslim prayer rites, while others danced to the cheers of onlookers.

Earlier today, a Christian mob attacked a convoy of trucks carrying Chadian Muslims fleeing Bangui.

The angry Christians, numbering roughly 300, pelted the peacekeepers escorting the convoy with stones.

Others tried to steal luggage from the truck.

CAR descended into anarchy in March 2013 when Seleka rebels – said to be mostly Muslim – ousted Francois Bozize, a Christian, who had come to power in a 2003 coup, and installed Djotodia as interim president.

In the months since, the country has been plagued by tit-for-tat sectarian violence between the Christian anti-balaka militia and former seleka fighters.

Djotodia, the country's first Muslim president since its 1960 independence from France, stepped down in January under international pressure.

Muslims have increasingly been targeted since Bangui mayor Catherine Samba-Panza, a Christian, was elected president the same month.

On Wednesday, no sooner had Samba-Panza left after a special ceremony to welcome back army deserters than hundreds of army personnel dragged a civilian from the crowd and lynched him on suspicions that he was a former seleka fighter.

Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director for Human Rights Watch who was present at the scene, told AA that the soldiers "set his body on fire, while everybody around was laughing and taking photos with their mobile phones."

In a recent report, Amnesty International said that more than 50 Muslims had been killed by Christian anti-balaka militias in two separate attacks northwest of Bangui.

International humanitarian group Save the Children earlier confirmed the murder of at least 23 Muslims, including three children, in an attack on a refugee convoy.

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aisha - 7 yıl Before

Chears, Muslims and their cult unacceptable. I will do the same thing who trys to brainwash me by taqiya