Thursday, April 24, 2008
Sorcerers Stealing Or Shrinking Penises
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft.
Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread...
Rumors of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling capital of some 8 million inhabitants. They quickly dominated radio call-in shows, with listeners advised to beware of fellow passengers in communal taxis wearing gold rings.
Purported victims, 14 of whom were also detained by police, claimed that sorcerers simply touched them to make their genitals shrink or disappear, in what some residents said was an attempt to extort cash with the promise of a cure.
Hey! let's send the Congo-ese (ians? ites?) all our male enhancement spam!
I have read similar stories about other places. Witchcraft and sorcery are alive and well and the liberals would defend to the death peoples right to practice it under the guise of freedom of religion. At the same time dismissing Christians as "superstitious".
Maybe Barney Frank and Jim McGreevey can move there and form a Penis Police Patrol.
Oh...see what you've started. ;-)
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