Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sectarian violence in Ivory Coast

I published this article this evening

Amplify’d from
New York
The horrific violence in Ivory Coast, stemming from Laurent Gbagbo's gross violation of election results, is degenerating into sectarian conflict involving religious identities of Ivorians typically divided north and south.
AP reports clear signs of a growing campaign of violence against Muslims who widely support Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized winner of November's presidential election. Ouattara is Muslim. Ouattara supporters have been beaten to death with bricks, even doused with gasoline and burned alive. At least 10 mosques across Abidjan have been set ablaze, and another was abandoned after attackers threw a grenade through a window during prayers.

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