Diversity Is Strength! It`s Also… Witchcraft, Imported By Immigration. (And, Yes, From Obama`s Kenya Too)

Probably one of the most
emailed-around articles on Election Day was this:


“In western
Kenya, relatives, friends and a bull ready for
slaughter

were massed around the homestead of Barack Obama`s late
father, awaiting a hoped-for victory for their new
favourite son…
Leading
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.

[Obama`s
Kenyan relatives ready bull for slaughter
,

by
Odhiambo Akombo, AFP,
November 4, 2008
]

Witch doctor?

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
question.

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
Africa
, people believe in some form of
witchcraft".[
`Witch`
Burnings Haunt Kenyan Tribe
, by Gwen Thompkins, day="22" year="2008" w:st="on">October 22, 2008] (Nevertheless, NPR`s reporting of African immigrants in the w:st="on">US has been

largely positive
).

If President Obama

succeeds
in arranging more

immigration from Africa,
Americans can expect a wide
assortment of superstitious behavior that we would find

objectionable
, to say the least.

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.

In
Tanzania
, at least

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
dismembered.

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
bait.

"The
killers sell body parts such as arms, legs, hair, skin
and genitals, according to police and albino groups.

“Those
involved in witchcraft, especially in mining and fishing
industries, believe these will enrich them, President Kikwete said last month, calling it a `stupid belief.`

Local media
have reported several incidents of victims left to bleed
to death.

`They are
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
Obulutsa, Reuters, day="3" year="2008" w:st="on">November 3, 2008]

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.

In
Angola

and
Congo
, children are
accused surprisingly often of being witches, and often
expelled from their families. One investigation counted w:st="on">432 Angolan street children in a single
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. [...]

w:st="on">Angola`s government has campaigned
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
Sharon LaFraniere,
New York Times
, day="15" year="2007" w:st="on">November 15, 2007]

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
Congo

causing the deaths of 13 people, most of whom were
children and teens. [Witchcraft
rumor sparks riot at Congo soccer game
, AP, year="2008" w:st="on">September 15, 2008] The blow-up began when one
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
often in w:st="on">Peoria:

Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital

[By Joe Bavier, Reuters, month="4" day="23" year="2008" w:st="on">April 23, 2008]. Actually,
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 w:st="on">Ghana a decade
ago, Reuters notes.)

Back to
Kenya
: just last spring
eight women and three men, between the ages of 80 and
96, were

burned to death
for being witches in western
Kenya
. The

Kisli people of that region
are said to believe in
witchcraft with particular fervor.

Not that Africa is
the only place where sorcery is part of the social norm. w:st="on">India also has no shortage of
witchcraft activity, despite its

pretensions
to being a

new member
of the First World.

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
same month.

A 2006 study found that some

200 people had been killed in the state of Assam
in
northern w:st="on">India during the previous five years
for allegedly practicing witchcraft.

And here`s a story of witchcraft hysteria from w:st="on">India that features ugly details:

"The tea
plantation worker and his four children had been blamed
for causing a disease which killed two other workers and
made many unwell in w:st="on">Assam state.

“About 200
villagers tried and sentenced the family in an
unofficial court, then publicly beheaded them with

machetes
.

“They then
marched to a police station with the heads, chanting
slogans denouncing witchcraft and black magic."
[Indian
`witchcraft` family killed
, BBC, year="2006" w:st="on">March 19, 2006]

The
Times of India
reported a

medieval-style test
recently:

Branded witch, tribal woman forced to dip hands in
hot oil
[ day="10" year="2008" w:st="on">October 10, 2008]. Actually, it was
boiling
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 w:st="on">First World. Foreign newcomers bring their whole cultural
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
Britain
. Her death was
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
because they

believed her to be possessed
.

Worse, her case was only the tip of the iceberg.

"An official
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.

The
investigation is expected to find that cases of
sorcery-related abuse are now spreading outside the
capital to areas such as Liverpool, w:st="on">Newcastle and parts of
Yorkshire
—although they remain confined to
only a minority of Africans in w:st="on">Britain.

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
Times, year="2006" w:st="on">June 25, 2006]

Another shocking murder was
"Adam," an
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 w:st="on">Britain, authorities determined that
some

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
Britain

under
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
.

Sadly,
America

has not escaped from the diversity of African churches,
as even the New
York Times
has reported.

In
Washington
, w:st="on">DC
, the Spiritual Warfare ministry does
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, month="12" day="18" year="2007" w:st="on">December 18, 2007]

So it goes in the increasingly borderless world that
elites are promoting, in opposition to our old-fashioned
nations with unitary cultures.

The advantages of

One-Worldism
are much-touted. We hear much less
about the darker side of human nature with its many

dark corners
of fear
and ignorance.

The social progress we have made in w:st="on">America is threatened by the deluge
of immigrants whose

customs
are incompatible with our
values.
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
rationality.

Remember this when the new President starts pressing
for more African immigration and influence.

Brenda Walker (email
her) lives in w:st="on">Northern California and publishes two websites,

LimitsToGrowth.org
and

ImmigrationsHumanCost.org
.
She had a rabbit`s foot as a
kid, but it didn`t bring any luck so she threw it away.