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Woman Burned on Tire Fire For Being A Witch

February 8, 2013

AJC — A mob stripped, tortured and bound a woman accused of witchcraft, then burned her alive in front of hundreds of horrified witnesses in a Papua New Guinea town, police said Friday. It was the latest sorcery-related killing in this South Pacific island nation. ystanders, including many children, watched and some took photographs of Wednesday’s brutal slaying. Grisly pictures were published on the front pages of the country’s two largest newspapers, The National and the Post-Courier, while the prime minister, police and diplomats condemned the killing. In rural Papua New Guinea, witchcraft is often blamed for unexplained misfortunes. Sorcery has traditionally been countered by sorcery, but responses to allegations of witchcraft have become increasingly violent in recent years…

Kepari Leniata, a 20-year-old mother, had been accused of sorcery by relatives of a 6-year-old boy who died in a hospital on Tuesday….

The incident happened in broad daylight in front of hundreds of eyewitnesses and yet we haven’t picked up any suspects yet,” he added. Kakas described the victim’s husband as the “prime suspect” and said the man had fled the province. Kakas said he did not know if there was a relationship between the husband and the dead boy’s family.

What was that? Burning witches at the stake? Is this an article from Salem, Mass circa 1692? Nope, just good old Papua New Guinea, present day. Granted there are tons of stupid people out there, but I don’t think a witch burning has ever gone down where everybody believed the chick was a witch. Some of ’em have to just be thinking, yeah…. this bitch kindof deserves it.

It’s definitely a good method for ending arguments when a woman won’t just let it go. Just nagging away and then you say, “remember that Kepari broad?”  Boom, argument over. Now New Guinea won’t have to have another witch burning for years. Message received by the wives of the Pacific Isle.

PS. Everybody knows if she weighs less than a duck, she’s a witch.


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