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Children are tortured, exiled and killed in Nigeria for being “Witches”

Along the southern edge of West Africa, countless children (many under the age of 10) are abused, abandoned, tortured and even murdered every day by parents, neighbours and religious preachers.

Why?

Because they have been denounced as witches.

A death in the family, it is the fault of the witches.

A failed crop, it is the fault of the witches.

Mania, depression and poverty, it is the fault of the witches.

“Witches” are “identified” by religious leaders at extremist churches where Christianity and traditional beliefs have combined to produce a deep-rooted belief in, and fear of, witchcraft. The priests spread the message that child-witches bring destruction, disease and death to their families. And they say that, once possessed, children can cast spells and inflict it on others others.

Priests have been known to use tactics such as burning, poisoning, beating .. chaining them up, even burying them alive in order to get a confession or punish them….

Read more here.

Posted under Africa, Christianity by Jillian Becker on Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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