Tag Archive for Witches

Preacher Helen Ukpabio, child “witch hunter”, encounters trouble with London tour

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The Born-again Christian Pentecostal preacher Helen Ukpabio is hitting some walls in her visit to London. For good reason. She believes that children who act up are servants of Satan. Call to ban ‘witch hunter’ Helen Ukpabio who poses risk to children – The Independent. The Home Secretary Theresa May is being urged to step in…

Nothing to be afraid of: Owls are not evil

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North Wales Bird Trust fights to save Caribbean owls – North Wales Weekly News. “Voodoo is still rife in the Dominican Republic and it is believed that owls are witches. Consequently if they are caught they are beaten to death,” explained Pam Broughton of the Llandudno based North Wales Bird Trust. “This is the first…

A Nepalese family suffers from allegations of “black magic”

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It’s not just Africa that has “witchcraft” crimes. This story highlights why worldwide attention is needed. Woman beaten up on charge of witchcraft A woman of Mahadeva-3 in Saptari district has been beaten by locals 13 times since past four years accusing her of practicing witchcraft, but the administration has not taken action against any…

Calling attention to witchcraft atrocities in Africa

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A Conference On Witchcraft Branding, Spirit Possession And Safeguarding African Children Leo Igwe, a skeptical activist in Nigeria, reports on a conference he attended that frankly addressed the horrific problem of witchcraft accusations in Africa. I just returned from a two-day conference on Witchcraft Branding, Spirit Possession and Safeguarding African Children. The conference was organised…

Children sacrificed in Africa over witchcraft

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Another harrowing article about witchcraft in Africa, with violent attacks against children and albinos, as a means to attain wealth and escape from the crippling poverty gripping this continent. Child Sacrifice for Wealth Of recent, the mainstream media has been awash with reports of a gruesome wave of pagan impunity sweeping across the East African…

Elderly ‘witches’ killed in Mozambique

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BBC News – Mozambique ‘witches’ killed in Gaza province. A non-governmental organisation says at least 20 Mozambicans have been killed this year for alleged witchcraft. Such killings affect several African countries, where superstitious beliefs are rife because of poverty and illiteracy, correspondents say.

Maid arrested for casting “spell” on family

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Maid held for casting “spell” on family. Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested an Indonesian housemaid for casting a magic spell on a local family and “turning its life upside down,” a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on Tuesday. The employer of the maid in the southern mountainous town of Bisha told members of the…

Killed over witchcraft in Zimbabwe

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Over 20 elderly people killed over witchcraft claims | The Zimbabwean. Over 20 elderly people have been murdered this year in Mozambique as a result of their alleged involvement in witchcraft. According to Radio Mozambique, this was disclosed in Maputo on Monday by the Forum Terceira Idade (Third Age Forum), during a meeting with the…