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,
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
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.
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.
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.
"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. [...]
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
And here`s a situation you don`t often see repeated
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
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
"About 200 villagers tried and sentenced the family in an unofficial court, then publicly beheaded them with machetes.
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
One disturbing case was the murder of eight-year-old
Victoria Climbie, an African child living in
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.
investigation is expected to find that cases of
sorcery-related abuse are now spreading outside the
capital to areas such as
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 "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
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.
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
Remember this when the new President starts pressing for more African immigration and influence.
Brenda Walker (email
her) lives in