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Muslims in Central African Republic: Finding Refuge in a Church

Churches in Central African Republic (CAR) are providing refuge to thousands of Muslims who face revenge attacks by pro-Christian militia. In the town of Baoro, a Roman Catholic parish has more than 2,000 Muslims and a group of Catholic sisters in the town of Bossemptele is sheltering more than 500 Muslims. “Now is the time for [people] of good will to stand up and prove the strength and quality of their faith,” the Rev. Xavier Fagba, a priest in Baoro, told the BBC. Read the full story via The Huffington Post here. In early 2013 an Islamist militia, the Seleka,…

Islam in Mali: Malians in Paris’ ‘Little Bamako’ Watch Fighting Back Home

NPR featured “Little Bamako,” a section of Paris, on All Things Considered (01/24/13). NPR reporter Eleanor Beardsley looked Malian immigrants living in Paris and their reaction to French military moving into Mali to fight Islamist extremists. It seems most are in favor of the military campaign, and others wonder why President Obama and the U.S. military are not involved, since the U.S. fought the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. Listen to the NPR story (a transcript is also available to read).

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