January 19, 2014

Love Thy Neighbour round-up

Central African Rupublic: A mob of Christians have killed two Muslims and burned their bodies in the latest example of horrific religious violence sweeping that country in the aftermath of a coup. On Friday, a convoy carrying Muslim refugees out of the country was attacked and 22 people killed. And at least one person identifying as Christian has boasted about an attack that would (hopefully) horrify even the EDL (after the cut, because it's graphic).

He saw a man sitting on the minibus - he thought he looked Muslim so he decided to follow the bus. More and more people joined him until he was at the head of a mob.

He described what happened after the man was dragged off the bus: I kicked his legs out from under him. He fell down. I stabbed his eyes.

Muslim! Muslim! Muslim! I stabbed him in the head. I poured petrol on him. I burned him. Then I ate his leg, the whole thing right down to the white bone. That's why people call me Mad Dog.

The attackers have, in each case, claimed to be avenging murders by Muslims, but the targets are random.

Bodies burnt in street in Central African RepublicBBC News, 19 Jan 2014; CAR cannibal: Why I ate man's legBBC News, 13 Jan 2014.

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