Topic / Witchcraft

‘Possessed’ woman fatally injured after being set on fire

Vilma Trujillo Garcia, 25, above, died yesterday in Nicargua just days after a bunch of deranged Christians threw her onto a bonfire because they thought she was possessed by the devil. According to this report, an Assemblies of God Church pastor and four members of his flock have been arrested after the mother of two […]

Rwanda takes serious steps to eradicate witchcraft in football

One of Rwanda’s top football teams, Mukura Victory Sports, above, were recently involved in an incident at a match in which they, and rivals Rayon Sport, accused each other of using witchcraft. The Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA), acted swiftly, according to this report. At an extra-ordinary meeting FERWAFA’s executive committee and all first division club presidents […]

Wizard fell to earth after his ‘spiritual Google map’ failed

A naked man found in the fortified grounds of a church in Benin claimed that he had fallen to earth when his ‘spiritual Google map’ stopped working. According to this report, he told church workers who found him at the City Gate Church in Benin that he was a wizard on a flight from Delta […]

Got Jinn? Derby-based exorcist claims he has the right tonic

If you are a jinn, be afraid – be very afraid – of Muslim exorcist Ahmed Ali, above, for his powers include the ability to convert you to Islam. According to this report, Ali, of the Al Fajr Centre in Derby, did just that in Pakistan in July when he was called to the house […]

Religious freedom victory for cruel rooster-killing priestess

Despite being convicted on three counts of animal cruelty, ‘high priestess’ Mercy Carrion, above, will still be legally allowed to own live poultry for sacrificial purposes. According to this report, Carrion, from Sterling in Virgina, was sentenced to five days in jail for each offence, suspended as long as she completes a course in how […]

Witchcraft crime on the rise in the UK

A BBC investigation into faith-based crime, broadcast yesterday on Radio 5, claimed that a special Metropolitan Police team – Operation Violet – has seen a significant increase in reports of crimes related to witchcraft in London. But other areas don’t have such specialist expertise and half of police forces in the UK are failing to […]

Muslim faith healer murdered in London

The dead man is Zakariyya Islam, 46, above, a co-founder of the Ruqya centre in Whitechapel which specialises is curing people of ‘demonic possession’ and related ‘spiritual’ afflications. According to this Evening Standard report, last year the father of three hosted a conference – “The World of Jinns” – at the East London Mosque which […]

UK PM slammed for hate pastor meeting

The UK gay Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) had roundly condemned  the UK Prime Minister’s handshake with African homophobic witch-hunting Pastor Rev Enoch Adeboye. Prime Minister David Cameron was photographed schmoozing with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God at the recent Festival of Life programme held in London, where […]

The new religion of madness

How the Christian concept of mental illness still infests psychiatric treatment. Emerging from the subway in San Francisco, before the sight of the city strains into view, you are hit with the smell of it – a bit of marijuana, a bit of smog, and an unavoidable nasal punch of urine and feces.  There are […]

Humanists to help ‘witches’ of Ghana

Back in May, 2012, The Voice of America reported that in northern Ghana, efforts were being made to disband six shelters for women accused of sorcery, known as “witch camps”. Policy makers and some non-profit groups are working together to get the women reintegrated into their communities, but the plan is running into obstacles. More […]