The Muslim takeover of Cote d’Ivoire wasn’t just one of those random events, it was backed by the IMF and the French military. Obama, among others, backed the Ouattara coup against the decision of the Supreme Court of Cote d’Ivorie and the results are entirely unsurprising.
President Alassane Ouattara is behaving exactly like a Muslim leader. The specific story here is about attacks on gays, but it has much wider implications than that.
Such scenes have become routine since the Republican Forces of Côte d’Ivoire assumed control of Abidjan in April 2011 at the end of a five-month conflict to oust ex-President Laurent Gbagbo and install Alassane Ouattara.
Sexual violence In the most extreme case, those dressed as women who were discovered to be men were held overnight at military camps and raped with Kalashnikov rifles, they say. Others charge their heads were shaved with broken beer bottles.
Raissa said she has endured three attacks during which she’s been stripped, beaten and forced to beg for her life as soldiers threatened to shoot her. “With the rage that’s in their eyes, you never know when they’ll stop,” she said.
“It’s hard to talk about the first time or the second time because it’s just happened so many times,” said a transgender sex worker who goes by the street name, Sara. “No one has escaped the army.”