John Hinderaker writes at Powerline Blog:
There is considerable irony in the fact that Barack Obama, John Kerry and liberals in general, both in the U.S. and in Europe, are up in arms about the fact that Jews are building houses in East Jerusalem, while those same liberals care nothing about what is happening to the Southwest, in Africa, where millions are being slaughtered.
Islam is on the march in Africa. Conquering terrorist armies have carried out Mohammed’s commands to the letter, murdering Christians and other “infidels” in numbers that probably never will be counted, since the world doesn’t care. The Muslim offensive has swept over Somalia, Tunisia, Egypt, Nigeria, Libya, Mali and now the Central African Republic. The modus operandi is always the same, the merciless mass murder and enslavement that Mohammed enjoined his followers to commit.
Islam can be defeated by military force, but at the moment, there is no such countervailing force to be found in the Central African Republic. UPI tells the sad story:
The mineral-rich Central African Republic is collapsing into chaos amid a worsening religious conflict between Christians and Muslims that could trigger genocide and bring more upheaval to a region already beset by turmoil, observers warn.
So we have a “Christian-Muslim conflict”–hey, it sounds like the Christians could be responsible!–but at the same time, genocide is threatened. If you keep reading, you can sort it all out:
“The state has collapsed and this country is now simply plundered, looted, the women are raped, people are killed by thugs,” [Gerard Araud, France's ambassador to the United Nations] said. “The country has fallen into anarchy.”
Gosh! Are those Muslim women being raped? Just kidding. A large majority of the Central African Republic’s citizens are Christians, but they are being murdered and brutalized by Muslim terrorists who have seized control of the government, such as it is.
Godfrey Byaruhanga, Amnesty International’s CAR researcher, said Seleka [Muslim] soldiers have been responsible for widespread sexual violence, forcibly recruiting child fighters and recruiting criminals and foreign fighters from neighboring Chad and Sudan drawn by the volatile situation.
“The situation’s totally appalling and the government appears to be either not able or willing to prevent these soldiers from continuing with the human rights crimes,” he said.
“Long term, the problem is that this could lead to the CAR people becoming completely ungovernable and it becoming a failed state, and the repercussions will not be felt just in the CAR, but are beyond in neighboring African countries.”
Actually, I am, at the moment, more concerned about the thousands of Christians and others who are being murdered and raped by Muslims in the CAR. Nevertheless, it is true that the Western world should be concerned about the prospect that much of Africa may turn into a vast failed state, or group of states, with the most ruthless and violent element–that is, the Muslims–seizing control. Al Qaeda was able to achieve quite a lot before the Bush administration drove it out of Afghanistan. How much will aggressive Muslims be able to accomplish if they are ceded control over half of Africa?
This is a very important question, but one that no one in the Obama administration is interested in addressing. They have bigger fish to fry, like the construction of an apartment building in Israel. We can only hope that American Christians–a majority, last time I looked–care enough to try to prevent, or to avenge, the murder of thousands or millions of their African brethren.