This is not the first time this has happened in this area. Earlier this year Muslims did the same thing in a nearby area, but this marks the worst massacre yet as these Muslims rebels fight against the government trying to establish their own state:
“Our team on the ground has counted 51 bodies slain with machetes,” said Teddy Kataliko, a member of a local alliance of NGOs and unions working in the troubled town of Beni.
Local mayor Edmond Masumbuko on Sunday said 42 people had died in Saturday night’s mass killing in Beni; the government in Kinshasa had earlier put the death toll at 36.
Government spokesman Lambert Mende said the civil society groups’ toll was “impossible to objectively verify”.
Saturday night’s attack was the latest in a string of killings that have left more than 650 people dead in and around Beni since 2014.
The army has blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a partly Islamist armed group of Ugandan origin.
The group has been present in DR Congo for more than two decades and is accused of copious human rights abuses.
The killings sparked rage among local residents who accused the government of failing to protect them. (source)
It is always interesting that wherever Islam goes, it always wants to establish an independent state. However, when it does, that state inevitably brings misery and suffering upon its own people and neighbors, and yet we are continually told that the solution to this problem is to give them more of what they are asking for.
That is like giving a heroin addict free needles and heroin and saying “shoot up as much as you like.” It doesn’t stop the problem. The only way to stop it and save the man is to take away the heroin and get him proper treatment.
The world needs an Islamic state like a heroin addict needs free heroin. If you want to really help the Muslims get treatment for Islam, then the first thing they need, for their sake, is in part to take away their state and political power, because just like the drug addict, if they get ahold of it they will use and abuse it so much that it hurts themselves and makes everybody’s lives around them miserable.