Tag Archive for witchcraft

Practitioner treating spirit possession stabbed to death

A faith “healer” was stabbed to death at a spiritual centre for treating black magic and demonic possession in East London. Father-of-three Zakariyya Islam was killed at the Ruqya Therapy Centre’s base in Whitechapel. Source: Whitechapel murder: Faith ‘healer’ stabbed to death at black magic treatment centre A 43-year-old man was arrested at the scene. Mr…

“Witchcraft plane” sighted in Malawi

A “witchcraft plane”? This is the first I’ve heard of such a thing but it’s causing trouble. Kasungu Police Station and Gundani in Kasungu District, on Monday became centres of attraction on Monday as hundreds of people flocked to the places to see an alleged witchcraft plane. Source: Witchcraft plane crash’ causes commotion in Kasungu…

Children with albinism seek help and safety from witchcraft brutality

Magical thinking may sound harmless but in today’s modern times, people are hacking off the limbs of special children thinking they are magic charms. It’s unimaginable but it continues. Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia has been creating artificial limbs for children, including albino victims from Tanzania, who have had their limbs cut off by…

Anti-witchcraft educational camps launched in rural parts of India

News smidgen: Police in India encourage people not to practice witchcraft in order to avoid being arrested, ostracized or killed. Ignorance, illiteracy, ill health and a strong belief in the witchcraft are some of the reasons for the wide practice of “sorcery” and belief in superstition in rural areas of India. Alarmed over the increase in sorcery-related incidents,…

The neighbor from hell

One would think that living in Glastonbury, this kind of neighbor would be common. Glastonbury woman in court after claiming neighbour was a witch who cursed her A GLASTONBURY woman who waged a campaign of harassment against her neighbour claiming she was a witch and had put a curse on her has been ordered not…

Etsy will be turned into a newt

In the fall of 2012, Ebay took a stand against the sale of paranormal products. Though some people still tried to sell ghosts and “haunted” objects. Now, Etsy, the online marketplace for handcrafted goods has offended their community of supernatural vendors by shutting down accounts that sell spells and hexes. Witches are furious at Etsy for banning…

Action taken against Tanzanian witchdoctors to combat killing of albinos

People with this genetic characteristic are treated barbarically and are constantly in danger of losing body parts and their lives for ridiculous superstition. Tanzania bans witchdoctors in attempt to end albino killing. Tanzania has banned witchdoctors in an attempt to combat a rise in the killing of people with albinism for their body parts, officials said…

Witchcraft death in Paraguay

An unusual event in Paraguay – a woman is killed for witchcraft allegations and nine men have confessed. Paraguay: woman accused of witchcraft burned alive. An indigenous woman was burned alive in Paraguay after being accused of witchcraft, a local prosecutor confirmed Wednesday. Prosecutor Fany Aguilera said that members of the Mbya Guarani ethnic group…

Alleged witches burned to death in Tanzania

Witch killing continue in Tanzania. Will the arrests do anything if the belief remains? Seven accused of witchcraft burned alive in Tanzania. Attackers in Tanzania burned alive seven people they accused of witchcraft, police said Friday, who have arrested 23 people for murder in the latest killings of suspected “witches”. “They were attacked and burnt…

Ukpabio sues British Humanists for criticism of her anti-witchcraft methods

Skeptics know very well what it’s like to be targeted litigiously by those who want to stop bad press. Helen Ukpabio, whom we’ve written about multiple times, is trying to silence criticism of her methods against witch children. Libel tourist and Nigerian ‘witch hunter’ (the self styled) ‘Lady Apostle’ Helen Ukpabio attempts to stifle critics by…