CANNIBAL WATCH ALERT- HUMAN SACRIFICE ON THE RISE IN AFRICA

Ritual sacrifice of children on rise in Uganda

“We all worship the one universal G-d” (G.W. Bush)

JINJA, Uganda — Caroline Aya was playing in front of her house in January when a neighbor put a cloth over her mouth and fled with her.

A couple of days later, the 8-year-old’s body was found a short walk away — with her tongue cut out. Police believe she was offered up as a human sacrifice in a ritual killing, thought to bring wealth or health.

“If it is a sickness you try to treat it, and if they die that is one thing,” said Caroline’s father, Balluonzima Christ. “But when you slaughter a person like a goat, that is not easy.”

The practice of human sacrifice is on the rise in Uganda, as measured by ritual killings where body parts, often facial features or genitals, are cut off for use in ceremonies. The number of people killed in ritual murders last year rose to a new high of at least 15 children and 14 adults, up from just three cases in 2007, according to police. The informal count is much higher — 154 suspects were arrested last year and 50 taken to court over ritual killings.

Children in particular are common victims, according to a U.S. State Department report released this month. The U.S. spent $500,000 to train 2,000 Ugandan police last year to investigate offences related to human trafficking, including ritual killings.

The problem is bad enough that last year the police established an Anti-Human Sacrifice Taskforce. Posters on police station walls show a sinister stranger luring two young girls into a car below bold letters that call on parents to “Prevent Child Sacrifice.”

Human sacrifices have been recorded throughout history and occur still in many countries, including India, Indonesia, South Africa, Gabon and Tanzania. One traditional healer in Uganda, when asked about the phenomenon, pointed to the story told in the Bible’s book of Genesis, when God asked Abraham to sacrifice a son.

However, the rise in human sacrifices in Uganda appears to come from a desire for wealth and a belief that drugs made from human organs can bring riches, according to task force head Moses Binoga. They may be fueled by a spate of violent Nigerian films that are growing in popularity, and showcase a common story line: A family reaping riches after sacrificing a human.

“I call it a problem of psychological disorientation,” said Binoga. “People get disoriented. People stop having respect in humanity and believe more in the worth of money and so-called good fortune, and they lose that natural social respect for people.”

The sacrifices are also linked to a deep belief in traditional healers, or witch doctors, who can be found practically every half mile in Uganda.

At the end of a winding dirt road on the edge of Kampala, Uganda’s capital, barefoot children scurry past a sign advertising the abilities of Musa Nsimbe, who goes by the trade name Professor Gabogola. The sign in front of his small wood hut reads like a panacea for the world’s woes.

“A traditional healer with powers over spirits. Solves all cases, demons, thieves, tooth decay, madness fevers, appelipse, genital affairs.”

Sunlight streams in like tiny laser beams through holes in the metal roof of Nsimbe’s shrine. Smoke fills the air. Furry hides cover the floor. Animal horns are arrayed before Nsimbe, who chants, hums, murmurs, shakes and bangs his head against the wall in a furious calling of the spirits.

The 38-year-old Nsimbe — a father of 14 children with two women — says it’s possible that some witch doctors carry out ritual sacrifices, but that he does not.

Another traditional healer, 60-year-old Livingstone Kiggo, said sacrifice is part of the healer’s tool kit — sacrificing a goat, sheep or chicken is considered a call to the spirits, to people’s ancestors. But killing humans is not part of the practice, said Kiggo.

He blamed sacrificial deaths on people who “want to destroy the work of traditional healers.”

“Those are killers. They are not healers. They are killers,” said Kiggo.

In 2008, Kiggo said a man approached him offering to sell a child. He went to the police, who set up a sting operation and snared a man trying to sell his nephew for $2,000. Police and advocates point to several cases where impoverished parents or relatives have tried to sell children to witch doctors for money.

The people of Jinja have seen three suspected cases of child sacrifice in recent months, including Caroline’s. When Binoga held a town-hall-style meeting in early February, some 500 people squatted under the shade of five large trees, straining to hear his words.

Many complained of police corruption, slow investigations and a lack of convictions by the country’s lethargic courts, words that drew loud cheers from the emotional crowd. Of about 30 people charged with ritual killing last year, nobody has yet been convicted. The last conviction was in 2007.

“There is a lack of political will to protect the children. We have beautiful laws but a lack of political will,” said Haruna Mawa, the spokesman for the child protection agency ANPPCAN. “As long as we keep our laws in limbo we are creating a fertile breeding ground for human and child sacrifice to escalate. No convictions. What message are you giving to the police?”

Mawa’s agency has helped with several recent cases of child sacrifice. A 2-year-old boy had his penis cut off by a witch doctor in eastern Uganda and now urinates through a tube, Mawa said.

A 12-year-old named Shafik had a knife put to his throat when a female witch doctor realized the boy was circumcised. Witch doctors don’t kill children who are circumcised or who have pierced ears because they are considered impure, Mawa said. As a result, some parents have taken their children to get piercings or circumcisions.

The Christ family is protecting their three remaining children in other ways. The siblings no longer walk to school alone and are instead accompanied by their parents. It is a security precaution that the parents can’t take forever, said Fred Kyankya, the district criminal intelligence officer.

“You can’t keep holding onto a child very tightly. Children move freely,” Kyankya said. “So people get scared that there are such vices in the country.”

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12 Responses to CANNIBAL WATCH ALERT- HUMAN SACRIFICE ON THE RISE IN AFRICA

  1. BabbaZee says:

    Human sacrifices have been recorded throughout history and occur still in many countries, including India, Indonesia, South Africa, Gabon and Tanzania. One traditional healer in Uganda, when asked about the phenomenon, pointed to the story told in the Bible’s book of Genesis, when God asked Abraham to sacrifice a son.

    HMMM

    Yah OK

    here’s the problem with that statement Mr Traditional HEALER dude

    Maybe your copy of the book is missing some pages…..
    maybe you do not have one even

    Dig:

    Abe did NOT kill Issac
    Furthermore –
    Abe did not put him in a pot and mutilate him or chop his penis off or sell his parts to Moloch worshiping African Stanleys
    The people called ISRAEL never EVER made blood sacrifices of their children in the bible
    only their ENEMIES did this
    so making that comparison is manipulative and ludicrous.

    and our enemies to this day almost 4,000 years after Abe continue to do the same crap that the GOD of Israel made clear is SIN

    So, please, keep my Abraham out of your bullshit stories.

    Thanks

  2. Herr Lipp says:

    Shut up Pitchfork woman!

    Cannibalism is the new Eucharist!

    ‘Child sacrifices in London’

    By Richard Edwards Crime Reporter, Evening Standard

    Boys from Africa are being murdered as human sacrif ices in London churches.

    They are brought into the capital to be offered up in rituals by fundamentalist Christian sects, according to a shocking report by Scotland Yard.

    Followers believe that powerful spells require the deaths of “unblemished” male children.

    Police believe such boys are trafficked from cities such as Kinshasa where they can be bought for a little as £10.

    The report, leaked ahead of its publication next month, also cites examples of

    African children being tortured and killed after being identified as “witches” by church pastors.

    The 10-month study was commissioned after the death of Victoria Climbié, who was starved and beaten to death after they said she was possessed by the devil.

    The aim of the Met study was to create an “open dialogue” with the African and Asian community in Newham and Hackney. In discussions with African community leaders, officers were told of examples of children being murdered because their parents or carers believe them to be possessed by evil spirits. Earlier-this month Sita Kisanga, 35, was convicted at the Old Bailey of torturing an eight-year-old girl from Angola she accused of being a witch.

    Kisanga was a member of the Combat Spirituel church in Dalston. Many such churches, supported mainly by people from West Africa, sanction aggressive forms of exorcism on those thought to be possessed.

    There are believed to be 300 such churches in the UK, mostly in London.

    The report was put together by an expert social worker and lawyer for the Met after talking to hundreds of people in African communities in a series of workshops. It uncovered allegations of witchcraft spells, child trafficking and HIV-positive people who believe that by having sex with a child they will be “cleansed”.

    An extract reads: “People who are desperate will seek out experts to cast spells for them.

    “Members of the workshop stated that for a spell to be powerful it required a sacrifice involving a male child unblemished by circumcision. They allege that boy children are being trafficked into the UK for this purpose.”

    It adds: “A number of pastors maintain that God speaks through them and lets them know when someone is possessed.

    “It is therefore their duty to deliver the child or adult from the evil spirit.

    “After much debate they acknowledge that children labelled as possessed are in danger of being beaten by their families.

    “However, they would not accept they played a role in inciting such violence.”

    Last month Scotland Yard revealed it had traced just two out of 300 black boys aged four to seven reported missing from London schools in a three-month period.

    The true figure for missing boys and girls is feared to be several thousand a year.

    The scale of the problem emerged through the murder inquiry following the discovery of a child’s torso in the Thames in September 2001. The identity of the victim, named Adam by police, is not known but his background was traced to Nigeria. It is believed he died in a ritual sacrifice.

    John Azar, who helped the police on that inquiry, told Radio4’s Today programme that the known cases could be “the tip of the iceberg”.

    Police working on the Adam case have found children are being sold to traffickers on the streets of major African cities for less than £10 and then smuggled into the UK. The children arrive in London armed with false documents and accompanied by adults who believe they will bolster their asylum claims.

    Dr Richard Hoskins, a lecturer of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College, said: “We know this through work we have been doing on the Adam inquiry. These children are ripe for people to abuse. They are easy prey.”

    A Met spokesman said: “We undertook a project aimed at improving our knowledge of issues impacting child abuse within the African and Asian communities of London. The aim of the project was to open a dialogue within these communities and encourage a debate which would help reduce the risks of harm to children.”

    The report says there is a wide gulf between these communities and social services and protection agencies with many people in ethnic communities scared to speak out.

    The report concludes police face a “wall of silence” when dealing with such cases.

    Experts differ on the merits of the Scotland Yard report.

    Dr William Les Henry, a lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths College, said aspects of the reports were pigeonholing crimes together and were patronising and racist.

    He said: “When we think about these cases we can see the same kind of patterns of behaviour in European cultures but they are interpreted in completely different ways.

    “This is one of the crises with social sciences anyway, when they are supposedly interpreting the folk ways or cultural habits of alien cultures.” He said that the models such reports are based on are that “Africans are less civilised, less rational”.

    But Dr Hoskins said: “This is very detailed, qualitative report that actually comes out of the communities.

    “This is not white people saying this. This has actually comes from the communities authored by people in the community and that really stymies the racist line.” He added: “We are dealing with real cases here. When you actually talk to them, these are hard and fast facts.

    “So I don’t think we are getting wrong, but it is right to treat it sensitively.”

    He believes vulnerable people are being manipulated by spiritual leaders.

    “This is absolutely what is going on. They are often very vulnerable, poor people.

    “It is people in positions of power and money that are manipulating poor people.”

  3. Herr Lipp says:

    So…(“Babbazee”) You unhinged Lunatic!

    Don’t criticize what you don’t understand.

    (We all worship the same entity)

    ‘Dead meat’

    It said that people who are desperate seek out churches to cast spells for them.

    “Members of the workshop said for spells to be powerful it required a sacrifice of a male child unblemished by circumcision,” the report said.

    Contributors said boys were being trafficked into the UK for this purpose, but did not give details because they said they feared they would be “dead meat” if they told any more.

    There were also claims that youngsters were being smuggled into the UK as domestic slaves and for men with HIV who believed if they had sex with a child they would be cleansed.

    The authors of the report point out that these claims are only allegations, but say there were “countless examples” of these forms of child abuse.

    They also claim that children could be in “serious and possible life-threatening situations”.

    The report also spoke of a wide gulf between child protection agencies and those in the communities involved, which means people are reluctant to get in touch with the authorities.

    Police described this as a “wall of silence” prompted by concerns that individuals would be “betraying” their family, community and faith if they spoke out.

    It also acknowledged the sensitivity of the issue as the abuse was a product of individuals’ faith and beliefs.

    Independent adviser to the Met John Azah said that since the Climbie case and the ritualistic murder of a black child known as “Adam”, there were concerns the police were only touching the “tip of the iceberg”.

    “A few weeks ago the Met put out a number of 300 black children missing from schools.

    “There’s no evidence that any of these children have been traced.

    “Therefore perhaps there’s something terrible happening out there which we are not aware of.”

    This was why the police, quite rightly, were doing quite a lot of work to see if children were being murdered or not, he added.

    Home Secretary Charles Clarke said it was important countries worked together to tackle crimes related to people-trafficking.

    Mutilation

    The Met had a special unit to address these particular issues, he said.

    “But it’s classically an issue, like all people-trafficking issues, where people are being moved across the whole world, essentially for money, by very substantial criminal organisations.”

    The challenge was how could the organisations most effectively be contested, he said.

    The report called for the social services department to determine how many faith organisations exist and where they are situated.

    It also urged the Met to highlight the work of child protection agencies to try to encourage the reporting of crimes.

    The Met said the report was drawn up after workshops debating issues such as female genital mutilation, physical chastisement, forced marriage and faith-related child abuse were held.

    It added: “The recommendations in the report are being carefully considered at the highest levels in the MPS in conjunction with partner agencies and community groups.”

    Source : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4098172.stm

  4. I have reported Babba and this sad site to the United Nations as a Hate Site.

  5. P.S. “Why do youse think it is called “Shepherd Pie”?? Huh??

    Uh??

    Ech?

  6. BabbaZee says:

    I’m sorry did you say something? I was sharpening my pitchfork and could not hear over the grinder.

  7. BabbaZee says:

    Actually I amend my first statement – some people of the tribes of Israel went the way of the ba’als after Abe had been long perished and did these heinous things our enemies did – the bible reports that these people were vile sinners against the GOD of Israel and so they were dealt with. Harshly.
    But as a practice? No this was the practice of the enemy – including the Greek and Roman enemies – not a practice of the tribe called ISRAEL

    NOTHING
    EVER
    CHANGES

    Today we still have MOT’s running after the Ba’als.
    And they will be dealt with.

    Harshly.

  8. BabbaZee says:

    Get yer asses up on Mount Babba and let’s throw down,.

  9. We not that we should fight the woman

  10. Michelle says:

    Human sacrifices have been recorded throughout history and occur still in many countries, including India, Indonesia, South Africa, Gabon and Tanzania. One traditional healer in Uganda, when asked about the phenomenon, pointed to the story told in the Bible’s book of Genesis, when God asked Abraham to sacrifice a son.

    HMMM

    Yah OK

    here’s the problem with that statement Mr Traditional HEALER dude

    Maybe your copy of the book is missing some pages…..
    maybe you do not have one even

    Dig:

    Abe did NOT kill Issac
    Furthermore –
    Abe did not put him in a pot and mutilate him or chop his penis off or sell his parts to Moloch worshiping African Stanleys
    The people called ISRAEL never EVER made blood sacrifices of their children in the bible
    only their ENEMIES did this
    so making that comparison is manipulative and ludicrous.

    and our enemies to this day almost 4,000 years after Abe continue to do the same crap that the GOD of Israel made clear is SIN

    So, please, keep my Abraham out of your bullshit stories.

    Thanks

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