Why Rwandans have found comfort in Islam during the genocide

The 1994 Rwandan Genocide created permanent rifts in society, particularly in how Rwandans practise religion. Some have turned to Islam and considered it the only faith that did not have blood on its hands during the genocide.

Isaiah Manirakiza, 20, was born into a Catholic family, but upon learning about the genocide, he secretly switched to Islam while in secondary school. His parents, who are not very religious themselves, learned about his switch through his older brother, and respected his choice.

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