Thursday, December 23, 2010

Angry Haitian Mobs Lynch 45 "Witches" over Cholera Outbreak

This is just sad - both the cholera epidemic and people's reaction to it. This sounds similar to the witch hunts during the Middle Ages when people blamed their neighbors for their problems and afflictions.
Angry Haitian mobs have lynched at least 45 people in recent weeks, accusing them of spreading a cholera outbreak that has killed over 2,500 people across the country, officials said Wednesday.

The number included at least 14 suspected sorcerers previously known to have been lynched in the far southwestern region of Grand'Anse as local people feared they were spreading cholera with a magical substance. The area has been largely spared by the outbreak. Read more
I get emails occasionally from readers who are convinced that witches are tormenting them. I always ask if they know any witches, and if they do, whether they have done something to them. So far I haven't gotten an answer.

Some witches and sorcerers do perform revenge magic against people who have wronged them. However, in my opinion, magic and witchcraft take too much time and effort to waste on random malevolence. Unless you have harmed or offended a witch, you should look elsewhere for the cause of your problems.

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