Probably one of the most
emailed-around articles on Election Day was this:
Kenya, relatives, friends and a bull ready for
were massed around the homestead of Barack Obama`s late
father, awaiting a hoped-for victory for their new
in US opinion polls over
Republican rival John McCain, Obama received some
added support in Kenya with special prayer sessions and
even a victory prediction from a local witch doctor.“
Kenyan relatives ready bull for slaughter,
Odhiambo Akombo, AFP,
November 4, 2008
In the wide, wide world of diversity, there`s nothing
quite as pungent as
witchcraft. In many ways it is the gold standard of
primitive anti-civilization belief systems—because
it takes the human yearning for meaning and plops out
credos that are reason-free and often violence-prone.
And because witchcraft and superstition represent
such a complete refutation of multiculturalism—the
ideology that all cultures are morally equal—there is
little discussion in the polite liberal press when
monstrous crimes result. The tone is one of proper
shock, e.g.: isn`t it terrible these things still go
on in the world? Yet immigration in large numbers
from these same societies is accepted with no
Now that our President-elect is the son of a Kenyan
national, it`s especially interesting to observe how
strongly Africans cling to their belief in witchcraft.
National Public Radio remarked recently that
"In much of
Burnings Haunt Kenyan Tribe, by Gwen Thompkins,
If witchcraft only included mildly offbeat practices
like casting spells and mixing up herbal concoctions, it
might not matter much. But those primitive beliefs can
lead to deadly violence.
30 albinos have been murdered in the last year
because of witchcraft. Their body parts are much desired
for sorcery rituals and bring a high price. There is a
cross-border trade with Burundi where albinos,
including children, are chased down, killed and
One man was pursued by four armed men and had to
hide in the forest for two days.
The purchasers may place a body part near a gold mine
to bring the metal to the surface or on a hook as fish
killers sell body parts such as arms, legs, hair, skin
and genitals, according to police and albino groups.
involved in witchcraft, especially in mining and fishing
industries, believe these will enrich them, President Kikwete said last month, calling it a `stupid belief.`
have reported several incidents of victims left to bleed
cutting us up like chickens,` Msembo said, while
pointing to a picture on a wall in her cramped office of
a limbless body with the skin on its face peeled off
from an incident in 2007." [African
albinos killed for body parts, By George
As a result, the 200,000 Tanzanian
albinos are terrorized and angry that their corpses have
become a commodity. In one recent case, a
10-year-old girl was killed and mutilated by a gang
to sell the parts.
accused surprisingly often of being witches, and often
expelled from their families. One investigation counted
town who had been accused of witchcraft and turned out.
"The notion of
child witches is not new here. It is a common belief in
Angola`s dominant Bantu culture that witches can
communicate with the world of the dead and usurp or
`eat` the life force of others, bringing their victims
misfortune, illness and death. Adult witches are said to
bewitch children by giving them food, then forcing them
to reciprocate by sacrificing a family member. [...]
since 2000 to dispel notions about child witches, Ms.
Silva said, but progress comes slowly. `We cannot change
the belief that witches exist,` she said. `Even the
professional workers believe that witches exist.` "[African
Crucible: Cast as Witches, Then Cast Out, By
New York Times,
Witchcraft pops up in diverse ways
that we westerners can scarcely imagine.
For example, it was reported in September that
accusations of sorcery set off a soccer riot in eastern
causing the deaths of 13 people, most of whom were
children and teens. [Witchcraft
rumor sparks riot at Congo soccer game, AP,
player was suspected of throwing something into the net
of the opposing team, which was
thought to be
"witchcraft." The result was violence and death.
And here`s a situation you don`t often see repeated
Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital
[By Joe Bavier, Reuters,
there were only attempted lynchings, after men
became convinced that black magic had been used to
disappear their all-important plumbing. (However, 12
accused snatchers were beaten to death by mobs in
ago, Reuters notes.)
eight women and three men, between the ages of 80 and
burned to death for being witches in western
Kisli people of that region are said to believe in
witchcraft with particular fervor.
the only place where sorcery is part of the social norm.
witchcraft activity, despite its
pretensions to being a
new member of the
Last March, a journalist
reported and photographed an accused witch tied to
tree while being beaten by her fellow villagers. The
alleged witch lived through the violence, but
another woman did not survive a similar attack the
A 2006 study found that some
200 people had been killed in the state of Assam in
for allegedly practicing witchcraft.
And here`s a story of witchcraft hysteria from
plantation worker and his four children had been blamed
for causing a disease which killed two other workers and
made many unwell in
villagers tried and sentenced the family in an
unofficial court, then publicly beheaded them with
marched to a police station with the heads, chanting
slogans denouncing witchcraft and black magic." [Indian
`witchcraft` family killed, BBC,
Times of India
medieval-style test recently:
Branded witch, tribal woman forced to dip hands in
hot oil [
"A group of villagers, including the panchayat members (Patels), then
took the woman to a deserted location and forced
her to pick a silver coin from a vessel containing
boiling oil. The woman suffered severe burns on both
her hands and she fell unconscious. However, this did
not deter the villagers and they thrashed her badly with
hot iron rods due to which she received head injuries.
She was then forcibly taken to the Gharasiyas` house and
told to ward-off the miseries from the family by
chanting magic words. "
Long-time VDARE.COM readers know
that immigrants don`t leave primitive beliefs behind
just because they are relocating to the
package—sometimes including the very worst that humanity
has to offer.
One disturbing case was the murder of eight-year-old
Victoria Climbie, an African child living in
caused by ongoing physical abuse
connected to a belief in witchcraft on the part of
her guardians. They
tortured and killed her at least to some degree
believed her to be possessed.
Worse, her case was only the tip of the iceberg.
inquiry into the abuse of African children branded as
witches is expected to conclude that there have been at
least 50 such cases over five years in London alone.
investigation is expected to find that cases of
sorcery-related abuse are now spreading outside the
capital to areas such as
only a minority of Africans in
The abuse of
the children has ranged from shouting to beating,
starving, slashing with knives and razors and, in at
least one case, murder." ["Witch
child" abuse spreads in Britain, By
Jack Grimston Sunday
Another shocking murder was
unidentified child whose
headless torso was found in the Thames in September 2001.
The African boy was believed to be between four and six
years old and had swallowed a
potion containing bone fragments before he died.
Investigators concluded that the boy was killed in a
ritual murder as a part of African witchcraft.
No-one was ever arrested.
After more investigation of missing children in
300 black boys aged 4-7 were unaccounted for,
leading to fears of widespread child sacrifice. But
child protective agencies do not track the many foreign
children sent to live in
the care of persons who are not the parents. So the
extent of abuse is not really known.
More complicating is the presence of ostensibly
Christian churches, populated with African immigrants,
which commonly practice exorcisms. [`Exorcisms
are part of our culture`,
By Cindi John BBC News, June 3, 2005]In
particular, Congolese and Angolan preachers accept the
existence of evil spirits, curses and demonic
possession, and weave that belief into their ministries.
In some cases, pastors have crossed the line into
child abuse in their activities to drive out evil
spirits. Social turmoil has been an unfortunate
byproduct, with ethnic groups
accusing police of racism.
has not escaped from the diversity of African churches,
as even the New
York Times has reported.
battle against the witches and devils that parishioners
regard as the source of life`s difficulties.
Founded by a Congolese couple, the congregation
fights the effects of sorcery as members sing, pray,
kick and shadowbox against demons. Parishioners slice
the air with their arms to cut the ties which evil has
on them. They meet late at night because they believe
that is when the forces of evil are most active. [
A Midnight Service Helps African Immigrants Combat
Demons By Neela Banerjee,
So it goes in the increasingly borderless world that
elites are promoting, in opposition to our old-fashioned
nations with unitary cultures.
The social progress we have made in
of immigrants whose
customs are incompatible with our
We have a system of government and society which we run
by principles based on reason, not the reading of
entrails. And we would like to keep depending on
Remember this when the new President starts pressing
for more African immigration and influence.
Brenda Walker (email
her) lives in
She had a rabbit`s foot as a
kid, but it didn`t bring any luck so she threw it away.