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Albino girl killed for superstitious rituals

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A six-year-old albino girl in Burundi has been found dead with her head and limbs removed, in the latest killing linked to ritual medicine. Albinos in the region have been targeted because of a belief peddled by witchdoctors that their body parts can be used for magic potions.

The girl…was the sixth person with albinism to be killed in Burundi since September.

There have also been a number of attacks in neighbouring Tanzania.

Last week, police in south-western Tanzania arrested a man who was attempting to sell his albino wife to Congolese traders.

I won’t launch into a long rant about superstition. Let’s just leave it at – the difference between this level of anti-human behavior and lesser superstitions – is just that. A question of degree.

They’re all just as stupid. There is nothing “spiritual” about behaving like you’re still in the Stone Age.

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Written by Ed Campbell

November 20, 2008 at 2:00 am

Posted in Crime, Religion

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