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Aug/12

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Witchcraft. London. 2012.

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Via The Daily Telegraph:

‘Political correctness’ is preventing police from stopping child abuse by parents and church leaders who believe in witchcraft, a minister warns.

Tim Loughton, the children’s minister, said that a “wall of silence” was obscuring the full scale of cruelty in some communities where beliefs in evil spirits was common. He was speaking as the Government announced plans to introduce new training for social workers, teachers, police and church members to combat the abuse.

It follows the conviction earlier this year of Eric Bikubi a London football coach, and his partner Magalie Bamu, for torturing and murdered a 15-year-old boy because they believed he was practising witchcraft. The couple, whose families came from the Democratic Republic of Congo, subjected Bamu’s brother Kristy to a three-day ordeal because they were convinced he was practising “kindoki” or sorcery. The case had echoes of that of Victoria Climbié, the eight-year-old girl who was murdered by her guardians who believed she was possessed by demons.

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3 comments

  • Polichinello · August 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    But arresting a housewife like Emma West for saying a few blunt things about foreigners? No problem there. Her Majesty’s enforcers are Johnny on the spot.

  • John · August 15, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Hey, what else are you going to do with witches and warlocks?

    I think we need a new government agency to get to the bottom of this.

  • CONSVLTVS · August 16, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Typical muggle government.

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