It’s not just the U.S. government that spends their time freaking out about ridiculous nonsense. Men in Bahrain are nervous that their wives may kill them with witchcraft.
A BAHRAINI MP has accused the government of failing to stamp out “sorcery” and “witchcraft” – claiming a woman used it to paralyse her own husband.
He is calling for more awareness of the subject, which he argued was tearing families apart.
“There is one case of a Bahraini wife who went to someone because she wanted her husband to be obedient.
“He (the practitioner) told her to mix her period blood with his food, which eventually caused her husband paralysis. He has been in that state for the past seven years.”
However, Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa responded by saying authorities would investigate any such complaint.
He also claimed religious leaders should do more to tackle to problem, accusing them of getting too caught up in politics and neglecting their duty to the community.
Typically, higher wealth of a nation is associated with less superstition. Not in the Middle East. The oil producing countries like Bahrain and Saudi Arabia continue to retain backwards ideas about women and the occult, as is obvious here. Bahrain still has issues with human rights, women were only given the authority to vote in 2002, and there is considerable media censorship. Islam is the dominant religion. According to WikiIslam, witchcraft is a mainstream Islamic belief.
You can guess I’d have zero confidence in an “investigation” of such an event regardless of the fact there is no such thing as witchcraft and do they not know about other medical conditions like stroke that can cause paralysis? This is my *shakes head and walks away mumbling* story of the week. We’ve got a loooooong way to go.