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New Archbishop of Nigeria causes controversy

There's always an uneasy truce in Africa when it comes to religion. The combination of desperation and ignorance is attractive to mainstream religions, who send missionaries and monies to convert Africans to their side. In doing so, they have begun to carve apart communities. Take Nigeria as a good example; the Archbishop recently accused Muslims of "mass-producing" children in an attempt to take over commu ...

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Nigeria is still messed up

Continuing our coverage of the messed up situation in Nigeria, here is a video care of Unreasonable Faith showing a mob of Christians faithful to Helen Ukpabio disrupting a humanist conference. The main issue they were going to discuss was the huge problem of abused children suspected of "witchcraft". The humanists (dressed in white) try in vain to calm everyone down, but in the end they can just sit and wa ...

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Helen Ukpabio is a monster

I've written many times on the issue of child witches in Africa. Every year, thousands of kids are abandoned, beaten or killed because their parents or family members suspect them of being witches. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that in Nigeria alone, over 930,000 children are orphaned by HIV/AIDS, and often their remaining family members believe these children were responsible for their parents' d ...

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Girl’s parents starve her to death, thought she was “possessed”

Khyra Ishaq was, by all accounts, your typical happy-go-lucky 12 year old living in Birmingham. Her mother, a recent convert to Islam, pulled her from school and began to isolate all of her children away from the outside world. Her excuse was they had been bullied in school over their attire, but no official complaint was filed with the school, and many of the house's windows were boarded up. One neighbor, ...

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Belief is not innocuous

A few months ago I wrote about the plight of Nigerian children who are accused of being witches. These kids are often beaten, abandoned, or killed because their parents or members of the community accuse them of being possessed by Satan. The problem is only getting worse, with an estimated 15,000 kids in Nigeria alone accused of being witches. Even though there are a number of organizations working to undo ...

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Another fucking Cheesus

Let's be honest here and just say that the story of how these two people found a Jesus shaped Cheetos is about as mundane, stupid and annoying as you can get. Is the news day so slow this kind of story takes precedence over the conflict in the Middle East, or child witches in Nigeria? Hey journalists, look a bit deeper for a story, will you? ...

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Children in Nigeria victims of superstition

In a small village in Nigeria, a little boy of 5 years of age is frightened and confused. His mother and father have abandoned him; their normally loving embrace will never be felt again. The other villagers are angry, and some of them throw stones at him. He does not cry. Part of him has accepted his fate, and the rejection of his loved ones is enough to make the boy numb. The only question in his mind is ...

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Allah-Burger

From BBC News: Diners have been flocking to a restaurant in northern Nigeria to see pieces of meat which the owner says are inscribed with the name of Allah. What looks like the Arabic word for God and the name of the prophet Muhammad were discovered in pieces of beef by a diner in Birnin Kebbi. He was about to eat it, when he suddenly noticed the words in the gristle, the restaurant owner said. Next week's ...

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More on penis thieves

We talked about those penis thief sorcerers on an earlier radio show (Jake doesn't label stuff properly so I couldn't tell you which one off-hand). Now here's a really in-depth article from Harper's on the subject so you can understand what the dilly is with that whole situation: According to Ilechukwu, an epidemic of penis theft swept Nigeria between 1975 and 1977. Then there seemed to be a lull until 1990 ...

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Nigerian cross-dressers face possible execution

A group of 18 men in Northern Nigeria are facing a possible death sentence for taking part in a gay wedding. The men were dressed as women, and were promptly arrested for alleged sodomy. Unfortunately for them, the town of Bauchi is under Sharia law, and so the men face the possibility of being stoned to death. For those of you unaware of what Sharia law is, in Arabic it translates directly to the way. It ...

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