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Witches Of Burundi

Over three hundred years ago, the witch hunt in Massachusetts uncovered a vast witch plot to ruin the lives of decent Christian folk. About fifty years ago, Senator Joseph McCarthy uncovered a Communist witch plot to destroy the souls of Americans. But, the persecution of Albinos in east Africa is no joke, it has resulted in dozens of deaths for those whose skin is light in a dark shaded continent. Finally, a court in Burundi convicted a gang of thugs who have been murdering albinos in Burundi and selling body parts. So far this year they have killed eleven and sold their bodies to witch doctors in Tanzania who desire albino body parts to make potions that guarantee success in love, life and business. Over 40 albinos have been killed in Tanzania.

The world can gaze in ridicule at the silliness of people who murder children in order to get their hearts of livers or whatever in order to attain success in love. The remainder of the world has its own witch doctors who go by the name of George Bush or Dick Cheney and whose goal is not to have any body parts still standing after their murders.

Oh, one man was sentenced to jail for life, and four others to terms from seven to fifteen years. Not bad for killing about a dozen albinos.

The Slaughter Of Albinos In East Africa Grows Worse

Hate has a home in the minds of many east Africans who believe those born in Africa who have white skins possess special powers and if one can obtain part of their bodies, then wealth and health will be guaranteed. The war against albinos is accelerating in areas like Tanzania where over 35 have been murdered this year at the urgings of witch doctors who want to cut off parts of their bodies to use in their so-called magic potions. In some areas of
Africa, albino children go to school protected by bodyguards. The Tanzanian Albino Society has helped hundreds of albinos to find safety on the island of Ukerewe which lies in Lake Victoria. In the last week, two more albinos were murdered including an eleven year old girl who was hacked to pieces with machetes and her body parts taken away.

The estimate is there are about 200,000 albinos in the world and they are found in every society. For some reason, the largest number come from East Africa. Few albino children are aware their skins lack protection against the sun and many die early in life. Although the Tanzanian government has spoken out against witch doctors, none has yet been convicted.

We humans have a propensity for uncovering new fellow humans to hate. Such is the human condition.

Satan In America And Burundi

It is relatively easy living in a modern society to poke fun at people in Burundi who fear witchcraft and the devil, but, the Republican candidate for vice president had herself blessed in order to ward off Satan himself. Americans can joke about the silly ceremony Governor Palin engaged in to cleanse herself of any taint of the Devil. However, in Burundi, an albino not only fears being the subject of jokes, but lives in constant fear of being killed and body parts sold to help others gain success. In recent weeks, there has been an outbreak of attacks that frequently lead to the death of someone who was born with light skin in an African society. Body parts are used by sorcerers to concoct potions to ward off the devil.

The story of the albinos and the murderous attacks on them reflect that in many parts of the world people are still trapped in medieval ways of thinking.