Ouattara signed a decree creating the FRCI in March 2011, and it was composed primarily of members of the New Forces rebel group, which used to control Côte d'Ivoire's predominantly Muslim north. Victims almost uniformly attribute the attacks to the fact that many soldiers in the new army are Muslim.
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.
Victims said they immediately noticed a difference under Ouattara compared to the Gbagbo years, when such abuses were not nearly as extreme or widespread.
Ouattara signed a decree creating the FRCI in March 2011, and it was composed primarily of members of the New Forces rebel group, which used to control Côte d'Ivoire's predominantly Muslim north.
Victims almost uniformly attribute the attacks to the fact that many soldiers in the new army are Muslim.
During one attack in Abidjan's Zone 4 district in July, Raissa said a soldier invoked the Quran in justifying the violence.
"He said, "in the Qur'an it says that when you kill a homosexual you go to heaven,'" she recalled.
There seems to be a long list of people that Muslims can kill in order to go to heaven. It's easier for a Muslim homicidal maniac to get into heaven than it is for a microbe to pass through the eye of a needle.
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."
It's not the army though, it's the private Islamofascist army of Muslim thugs from Cote d'Ivorie's new Muslim ruler brought to power by Obama and the IMF.
Matt Wells, West Africa researcher for Human Rights Watch, called for the abuses to be investigated.
"The Ivorian government has sat idly by for far too long as soldiers flaunt their impunity and wreak havoc on vulnerable populations," Wells said.
"Authorities should immediately investigate the targeting of transgender sex workers for harassment and abuse and bring those responsible to justice."
The problem is that they are bringing them to justice. Islamic justice.