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Suspected witch bound, tortured, burned alive in Papua New Guinea
The Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 8, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 02/08/2013 9:56:47 AM PST by Jyotishi

A mob stripped, bound, tortured then burned to death a woman accused of witchcraft in Papua New Guinea, as hundreds of witnesses — including children — watched and took photographs.

The pictures were published on the front pages of the Oceania nation’s largest circulation newspapers, Associated Press reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: sorcery; torture; witch; witchcraft

1 posted on 02/08/2013 9:57:00 AM PST by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

She turned me into a newt.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 9:57:49 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Jyotishi

Remember, all cultures are equally valid.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 9:58:06 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: dfwgator

Did you get better?


4 posted on 02/08/2013 9:59:01 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Jyotishi

Accused witch burned alive in Papua New Guinea

5 posted on 02/08/2013 10:02:02 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Jyotishi
Sometimes being the first to own an Iphone in your neighborhood is not a good thing.
6 posted on 02/08/2013 10:02:13 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Jyotishi

300 to 400 years ago in Europe and America, people used to do the same thing. Yet our culture pulled us up out of this type of barbarity. Now we are chucking our culture on the trash heap. How soon before we revert to this?


7 posted on 02/08/2013 10:02:28 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Jyotishi

Like Paul Harvey used to say, “It’s not one world”.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 10:02:43 AM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: Jyotishi

This is hideous. But I guess they’re just enjoying the effects of their lovely indigenous culture, so we really have no right to comment.../s


9 posted on 02/08/2013 10:02:54 AM PST by livius
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To: dfwgator
She turned me into a newt.

Too bad she didn't turn Obama into a Newt.

10 posted on 02/08/2013 10:02:57 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: muir_redwoods
Did you get better?

Nope, I still look like this


11 posted on 02/08/2013 10:03:25 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Jyotishi

My father was stationed here for a short while during the Second World War. The soldiers were not allowed off the base because the inhabitants were still boiling people alive in large pots of water!


12 posted on 02/08/2013 10:07:05 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“How soon before we revert to this?”

Hmmm...I can think of some witches in Washington.


13 posted on 02/08/2013 10:07:49 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Jyotishi

Burning witches alive to get rid of evil spells...it’s only weird if it doesn’t work.


14 posted on 02/08/2013 10:07:51 AM PST by The Louiswu (Torpedo the Constitution and full speed ahead!!!)
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To: dfwgator

I suppose it could have been worse.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 10:07:51 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: dfwgator

Okay, we added the nose. And the hat. But she’s a witch!


16 posted on 02/08/2013 10:08:48 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Taking away guns will do nothing to stop violence.)
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To: Fresh Wind
She turned me into a newt.
Too bad she didn't turn Obama into a Newt.
but, She did change Moooooshelle into a beard...

17 posted on 02/08/2013 10:09:18 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Jyotishi
Ah, the joys of Muslim culture manifest themselves again in Papua New Guinea. Indonesia has been trying to steal the country for years through subversion. Now they're exporting the Religion of Peace members to demonstrate their “evolved” social skills to the residents.
18 posted on 02/08/2013 10:12:29 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: muir_redwoods

When the Muzzies killed Amb Stevens and burned our Embassy in Cairo, The PNG people attacked a mosque for insulting America.


19 posted on 02/08/2013 10:12:29 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Jyotishi

Maybe they can get Obama to send a drone next time (since he doesn’t need any REAL proof either!). It would be much neater and they can ALL take pictures. (sarc)


20 posted on 02/08/2013 10:14:36 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: livius

[Papua New Guinea] ...The 2000 census found that 96% of citizens identified themselves as members of a Christian church; however, many citizens combine their Christian faith with some traditional indigenous religious practices...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea#cite_note-45


21 posted on 02/08/2013 10:16:13 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

22 posted on 02/08/2013 10:20:03 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: TexasRepublic

Wow, witching — where, which witches in Washington?


23 posted on 02/08/2013 10:21:35 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: GreatMan

P


24 posted on 02/08/2013 10:26:12 AM PST by GreatMan
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To: Jyotishi

Kind of like Obama’s weird quasi-Christianity.


25 posted on 02/08/2013 10:43:44 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Jyotishi

So all cultures are the same, eh? So let them all come in the USA and practice their barbarism?


26 posted on 02/08/2013 10:50:14 AM PST by I want the USA back (Only people with their head up their a$$ vote democrat.)
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To: Jyotishi

Note to self: Never go to Papua, New or Old. lol


27 posted on 02/08/2013 11:03:26 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Jyotishi

That fraud Jared Diamond has made a fortune selling a book to “nice” white libtards telling how the PNGs are in his opinion the world’s smartest people.


28 posted on 02/08/2013 11:04:41 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Jyotishi

They are only doing as their holy book commands...

“You shall not allow a witch to live.” - Exodus 22:18 - The Holy Bible’

Right next to those “Ten Commandments” Look it up!

No need for “indigenous beliefs”.......


29 posted on 02/08/2013 11:13:11 AM PST by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: Jyotishi
They are only doing as their holy book commands...

“You shall not allow a witch to live.” - Exodus 22:18 - The Holy Bible’

Right next to those “Ten Commandments” Look it up!

No need for “indigenous beliefs”.......

30 posted on 02/08/2013 11:13:46 AM PST by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: Jyotishi

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/08/20-year-old-stripped-tortured-and-burned-alive-in-front-of-hundreds-after-accused-of-being-a-witch-in-papua-new-guinea/

That’s one of their paper’s coverage.


31 posted on 02/08/2013 11:33:58 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

well, we hanged people here in America. After a trial.

I’m glad for my 10 greats-grandmother’s sake that she was hanged, and not tortured and beaten and burned, although being confined in damp prison cell for months may have made up for some of that.


32 posted on 02/08/2013 11:36:19 AM PST by heartwood
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To: Jyotishi

Seriously, they really burned a witch?

33 posted on 02/08/2013 11:38:35 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: wiggen

For those who like even more graphic details’’’

http://233livenews.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/papua-new-guinea-mother-20-accused-of-being-a-witch-burned-alive/


34 posted on 02/08/2013 11:42:52 AM PST by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: procrustes

> “You shall not allow a witch to live.” - Exodus 22:18 - The Holy Bible’

I read that Islam also calls for the execution of witches.


35 posted on 02/08/2013 11:48:22 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

This makes me think of today’s earlier thread about exorcisms.


36 posted on 02/08/2013 11:49:58 AM PST by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: wiggen

> http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/08/20-year-old-stripped-tortured-and-burned-alive-in-front-of-hundreds-after-accused-of-being-a-witch-in-papua-new-guinea/

From the article: “By eating witch doctors’ organs, the cult members believed they would attain supernatural powers”

Papua must have a McWitches franchise.


37 posted on 02/08/2013 11:57:18 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

I guess nobody knew where to find a duck.


38 posted on 02/08/2013 12:08:54 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Jyotishi

They’re doing the work that Americans won’t do.


39 posted on 02/08/2013 12:12:16 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: procrustes

I got lots more info from that article than the ones printed domestically. Astounds me how these nations get a seat in a body like the UN or whatever organization of which there are many. Nobody believes in come back when you’re civilized?


40 posted on 02/08/2013 12:19:37 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: familyop

> They’re doing the work that Americans won’t do.

That’s what illegal immigrants are for.


41 posted on 02/08/2013 1:05:22 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi
Police officers were also present but were outnumbered and could not save the woman, he said. There is an internal investigation under way into what action police at the scene took.

Makes you wonder if the cops were armed.

42 posted on 02/08/2013 1:08:08 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Slyfox

> Seriously, they really burned a witch? [- Hillary]

Kindred spirit?


43 posted on 02/08/2013 1:08:18 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: b4its2late

Where are LAPD ex-cops when you need them?


44 posted on 02/08/2013 1:10:13 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

Syncretism is a real problem, and the churches are not aggressive enough in combatting native beliefs and making sure their “Christians” have really abandoned them.


45 posted on 02/08/2013 1:26:41 PM PST by livius
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To: heartwood

After a trial to prove whether or not she was a witch to whom the Devil gave the power to cast spells????


46 posted on 02/08/2013 3:13:16 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Jyotishi

I’ll bet this witch doesn’t act up again!


47 posted on 02/08/2013 3:49:03 PM PST by STD ( Intellectuals, they seem like a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization)
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To: Jyotishi

I’ll bet this witch doesn’t act up again!


48 posted on 02/08/2013 3:49:03 PM PST by STD ( Intellectuals, they seem like a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization)
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