What? How could this have happened? Don’t these Muslim attackers know about the Muslim/Christian Dialogue?
Islamist extremism is bringing death and destruction not only in the Middle East but in other parts of the world as well.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly Zaire, in Central Africa, Islamist extremists have been targeting churches in what a top Roman Catholic official believes is a deliberate effort to “sabotage the church’s mission of peace and reconciliation” in the country and bring it back from the brink of war.
Roman Catholic Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa told the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need that churches in the DRC are being desecrated and Christian nuns terrorised by “violent thugs” amid a wave of increased hostility on Christians.
Last week, the extremists burned the Malole major seminary and “sown terror among the Carmelite Sisters” in nearby Kananga, Pasinya said.
The extremists also attacked the St. Dominic church in the town of Limete. They “overturned the tabernacle, ransacked the altar, smashed some of the benches and attempted to set fire to the church,” the archbishop said.
Late last year, at least 38 people were killed when the Islamist militant group Allied Democratic Force (ADF) attacked the DRC town of Beni, according to Open Doors USA….