Albino “witchcraft” trials begin in Tanzania

via BBC

Trials have started in Tanzania of 12 people accused of murdering albino people and selling their body parts for use in witchcraft.

More than 40 albinos have been killed there in the last 18 months.albinos

Witchdoctors sell their albino potions for thousands of dollars, claiming they bring prosperity and good fortune.

Powerful businessmen are believed to be among the clients driving the trade. Dozens of people have been arrested, but none convicted so far.

Human rights organisations have expressed shock it has taken so long for the trials, in Shinyanga and Kahama in the north of the country, to begin.

BBC East Africa correspondent Will Ross says the justice system in Tanzania is notoriously slow and corrupt.

New phenomenon

Prejudice against them is widespread in Africa. But ritual killings in such numbers is a new phenomenon.

Both adults and children have been attacked in their homes, hacked to death or had their throats cut. Each body part can be worth thousands of dollars. Continue reading

WTF!!?? Governor Palin Linked to Kenyan Witch Hunter

Pastor Gate seems to not allude any candidate this political cycle. I hope this pastor ain’t over in Kenya slitting chickens, bloodying up Obama’s clans name.

via Times Online

The pastor whose prayer Sarah Palin says helped her to become governor of Alaska founded his ministry with a witchhunt against a Kenyan woman who he accused of causing car accidents through demonic spells.

At a speech at the Wasilla Assembly of God on June 8 this year, Mrs Palin described how Thomas Muthee had laid his hands on her when he visited the church as a guest preacher in late 2005, prior to her successful gubernatorial bid.

In video footage of the speech, she is seen saying: “As I was mayor and Pastor Muthee was here and he was praying over me, and you know how he speaks and he’s so bold. And he was praying “Lord make a way, Lord make a way.” Continue reading

Sorcerers using Black Magic to Shrink Penises in Congo

Rumors of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo\'s sprawling capital of some 8 million inhabitants. They quickly dominated radio call-in shows, with listeners advised to beware of fellow passengers in communal taxis wearing gold rings
Okay we know other sites will use a headline to just grab your attention but this actually a true story. Another unbelievable story for you guys!!! Read below:

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men’s penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft.

Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur.

Rumors of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo’s sprawling capital of some 8 million inhabitants. They quickly dominated radio call-in shows, with listeners advised to beware of fellow passengers in communal taxis wearing gold rings.

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