There are many people who are quick to say something like ‘Islam is because of this’ I have even seen on some forums people are pointing to the Koran or the Hadiths or all kinds of things as a reason as to why Islam is allegedly so much more hostile than other religions. The fact of the matter is that these are all quite incorrect…
There is this trend that, if anything at all goes wrong in a country with Muslims in it, it is now suddenly assumed Islam is to blame. However, nobody looks at the on-going drug war that has reached epic proportions in Mexico, nor have they looked at the on-going civil war in Colombia or its kidnapping epidemic and blamed this on the failures of Catholicism.
People often forget that Third World nations have Third World problems. People have extremely limited choices and when conflicts occur they ignite like wild fires.
The following video illustrates how violence in the Central African Republic has essentially become a circular phenomena… Rebels ousted a government and during all of this a rival group of people with differing views formed, and then the two groups naturally clashed, and today the conflict comes down to a mere cycle of violence… The disorganized Muslim militias have a dozen men go looting, which makes the disorganized Christian militias send forth two dozen men looting, and neither side is willing to be acknowledge their own share of the blame and they are constantly willing to spin the facts as they get them so that they serve their own purpose.
I am sure that we can all find parallels in our lives of how office spats or drama in the circle of friends/family can end up seeing two normally good people act selfishly and refuse to acknowledge their own wrongs.
This video depicts the issue in roughly the same terms; it is quite saddening that both parties claim a certain innocence and no one is willing to admit blame.
Many conflicts start from these simple (& honest) ideological differences that pit forces against each other initially but then they devolve into a non-ideological fight where it becomes two rival groups (that behave more like gangs) seeking vengeance for a series of events that happened…
In the end, it illustrates truly why peace is preferable to war which, in an instant, turns ideological disagreement into years of bloodshed between groups.