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‘Seeds of genocide’ sown in Central African Republic, U.N. official warns

November 13th, 2013
03:57 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

The “seeds of a genocide” may be being sown in the Central African Republic, John Ging, director of the U.N. Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, warned on Wednesday.

That country is descending into violent anarchy; a civil war there has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

“We are very worried that the conflict is inciting more division between Muslim and Christian communities,” Ging said. “We are very, very concerned that the seeds of a genocide are being sown.”

He called on the U.N. Security Council to authorize a peacekeeping force to intervene, saying that the Central African Republic has “no national security capacity,” neither army nor police.

“I sincerely hope that the Security Council, which will have this issue brought to it very shortly, will have the appetite – recalling what happened in Rwanda, recalling what happened in the Balkans, recalling what happened in Darfur – I mean the bottom line here is it is self-evidently obvious to anybody who goes there what is needed.”

The Security Council, he said, “has to step up.”


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  1. Paltam

    The common denominator in every conflict is Islame.

    November 14, 2013 at 2:02 am | Reply
    • Kat

      The common denominator in the conflicts in that area is Christianity (Rwanda, Congo). Muslims are only 10% of the population of CAR. Congo & Rwanda are 90% Christian and is they the capitals of rape & genocide in the world

      November 14, 2013 at 11:57 am | Reply
    • I am not a muslim

      Islam is being used for political purposes, just the same way Christianity was being used by the Templar Knights.

      November 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Reply
    • John

      Paltam, the genocide in Rwanda was not along religious lines–it was purely ethnic, with people of the same religion (mainly Christian Hutus) massacring predominantly Christian Tutsis. Things may be different in CAR, but it is definitely not correct to say that the common denominator in these massacres is Islam. I have visited the genocide memorial in Kigali, and you can find out a lot about it on the internet. The origins of that genocide go back to ethnic divisions created by the Belgians.

      November 15, 2013 at 12:33 am | Reply
    • Joe

      Not really. The common denominator is CIA.

      November 15, 2013 at 8:33 am | Reply
  2. Maarten Boot

    Dear, it's really very important that the European governments and their democratic leaders pay attention, more attention, to the situation in Central Africa. Not only in the SAR, but the Congo Republic, Nigeria, and more or less, the small countries east of the great Lake. Not only words, but intelligence of their own, not intelligence and no more, but preparations for effective aid, but – more important at this moment- special training of the European Gendarmery Force for doing difficult jobs with military support in one of the most bloodiest parts of this world. Lack of such attention will be catastrophic in the near future.

    November 14, 2013 at 9:46 am | Reply
  3. acrabahyiouspe

    The global Islamofascist movement is steadily growing stronger.

    Islamofascist parties like the Brotherhood must be prevented from taking power. Countries should not have to fight the jihadist groups alone. No Islamofascist problem is a local one, even if a group has no designs outside a region.

    Muslim-majority countries should have fully secular governments, like in the West.

    This is the only way to prevent an eventual world war.

    November 14, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  4. H. B.

    Wherever a nation is weak this way, without a vibrant government, military and infrastructure, absolutist religion finds a happy hunting ground. Sometimes it is our OWN new absolutists, but much more often it is Isl-am.

    Musl-ims claim genoc-ide is against Isl-am. But they neglect to mention that it is only so when done TO Mu-slims. When done BY Mu-slims, it's fine as paint.

    The world not only has an obligation to help stabilize those nations, but its equally a matter of survival for themselves to do so.

    The prime directive of Isl-am is total gl-obal co-nquest. We'd better know that and never forget it, because THEY never will do so. And ultimately, that co-nquest is headed in OUR direction. Much of it is already here among us, ready to create total ch-aos when the time seems right.

    Imagine millions of Mu-slim people living in a free-world nation, deciding to do the "Glasgow thing" by the millions, all on the same day – and you might get a notion of what I'm talking about.

    The truth is that no nation in the world is capable of surviving such an onslaught. THEY know it. We don't.

    WE are as much at risk as the CAR, just in a different context. In the CAR, they can be open about it, because little can be done to stop them. But when they do it to us, they'll sneak up on us from behind.

    IT WILL happen. The only question is when, and what will be the trigger for it in our homelands.

    November 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Reply
  5. logicnothuff

    Islam is religion of carnage. Cancel all immigration. Age of immigration is over. Repeal Hart-Cellers bill. Democrat Party is evil.

    November 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Reply
  6. Maarten Boot

    Ban Kimoon (UN-chief) has taken the initiative to empower UN in the CAR. Let's hope (and pray) that his action isn't too late and too light. The fate of the CAR will reinforce all develish powers in the whole region. It's a francophone country, so the SOS-signals had reached Paris moths ago, but now there's no time enough for long deliberations. It's time to act, time to take all possible measures to prevent further murdering, raping and such practices. The West – especially Europe – has to do more than it does behind the fog of economical problems. Europe has to prove it's capabilities in the CAR, not only with words but with keen deeds.

    November 20, 2013 at 10:14 am | Reply

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