Muslim Ethnic Cleansing
Throughout years ethnic cleansing has been used. The Assyrian empire had used ethnic cleansing which forced millions of people to move to conquered lands in the 9th and 7th century BC. In the middle ages more of religion than your ethnicity gave people reason to persecute, many of these ethnic cleansing was more targeted on Jews than any other religion which was the biggest minority in Europe. In Spain of 1492 many Jews were expelled from Spain, Those who remained were forced to turn to Christianity or killed. The same happened to Muslims in 1502 they were expelled or either forced to convert to Christianity.
Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that
- "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." This right is being violated because Muslims are not being treated as equal and they are either forced to convert or leave there own homes.
These Muslims are constantly getting murdered, by Christian groups,forced out of there homes, forced to convert to Christianity or another religion. Many other human rights are being violated like Article 3 which states that "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person." Muslims are in an unstable environment they are not treated equally they are getting tortured and getting discriminated against.
The objective is to get rid of all the non Christian or get rid of all Muslims and have just one religion.They want to get rid of all of the people who worship that particular religion. Why? well that's what everyone is trying to figure out why is this happening to these particular religions and what can we do to help them.
France sent 1,600 troops to the CAR in Dec. to assist some African Union Peacekeepers, European union also agreed to send around 500 troops,Some what being effective but this still has not stopped these groups from forcing these Muslims out of there homes and converting to Christianity or just killing them.
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"UN: Muslims Ethnically Cleansed in CAR." Al Jazeera English. 13 Jan. 2015. Web. 21 May 2015.
"Ethnic Cleansing." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 21 May 2015.