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'That politician stole my penis'

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posted on Oct, 1 2004 @ 09:36 PM
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A mob in northeast Nigeria has beaten a government official to death after he was accused of causing a man's penis to disappear, police said on Wednesday.

Na-Allah had travelled to Maiduguri to attend a two-day workshop, and was asking for directions to a restaurant when he was attacked along with his three companions.

As they were talking, one of the mob suddenly claimed to have lost his penis and accused Na-Allah and his companions of being responsible providing an excuse to attack the men, police said.


iafrica.com...

Sadly, he died.

Hey, I don't make the news, I just report it.

[edit on 1-10-2004 by Jamuhn]



posted on Oct, 1 2004 @ 09:40 PM
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That is just downright bizarre! First that a guy would claim he lost his penis and then that the mob would actually believe it and act on it!!

Unbelievable!


Jemison

I couldn't get that link to work, can you try to repost it?

[edit on 1-10-2004 by Jemison]



posted on Oct, 1 2004 @ 10:07 PM
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. . . depending on the region of the world,

The neurosis is where a male imagines his penis is beginning to shrink, and contract up into his body. In traditional societies, witchcraft is usually to blame. I have heard of this kind of mob-hysteria in subsaharan Africa. Local reporters usually leave out the witchcraft angle, for fear of making their countrymen seem naive.


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posted on Oct, 2 2004 @ 01:21 AM
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i keep hearing strange reports like that from africa etc where there is still a strong believe in witchcraft... out of curiosity, when someone over there claims some witch made his danglybits disapear, is there anyone AT ALL who think hmmm, maybe I should examine him and see what he's talking about? Or do they all just take the guys word for it and go hack someone to death?



posted on Oct, 2 2004 @ 01:29 AM
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I think that's the strangest thread title I've ever read. The story really didn't make sense. A man notices that his penis had disappeared? Then said man blames another man for his absent penis by accusing him of stealing it? Angry mob seeks justice by beating penis thief to death.
A little Shakespearian, if you ask me. Definintely Freudian.

doctorduh



posted on Oct, 2 2004 @ 01:53 AM
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Africa is a messed up place. I really think it is a doomed country. You can find stories like this on almost a weekly basis. Diseases are ripping across the continent unchecked - 70% of the worlds AIDS population is in Africa. The average person in Africa has the education intelligence of a normal second grade school child. In South Africa alone there are 21,000 babies raped a year because the men believe that having sex with an infant will cure AIDS. When I hear these bizarre awful stories that come out of Africa I can't even comprehend what could be going through these sick minds at the time. It is pure insanity. It's like Hell cracked open and millions of demons spilled out.



posted on Oct, 2 2004 @ 06:56 AM
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In South Africa alone there are 21,000 babies raped a year because the men believe that having sex with an infant will cure AIDS.



well, any sources for this statement???



posted on Oct, 2 2004 @ 09:43 AM
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I found it in 2 minutes w/ Google: " babies, cure, aids"

South African men rape babies as 'cure' for Aids
By Jane Flanagan in Johannesburg
(Filed: 11/11/2001)

THE alleged rape of a nine-month-old baby girl by six men in a remote part of rural South Africa last week has focused the nation on an 80 per cent rise in child sexual abuse over a year, much of it connected with the country's Aids pandemic.

More than 67,000 cases of rape and sexual assaults against children were reported last year, compared with 37,500 in 1998. Child welfare groups believe that the number of unreported incidents could be up to 10 times that number.

Some of the victims were as young as six-months-old, a number of whom died from their injuries, while others contracted HIV. The largest increase in attacks has been against children under seven.

Although rises in poverty, violent crime and unemployment are said to have contributed to the escalation in child abuse, the most significant and worrying factor is the widespread myth sweeping the country that having sex with children provides a cure for Aids.

Cati Vawda, the director of the Children's Rights Centre in Durban, said: "There is a belief across South Africa that a virgin will cure a man of HIV or Aids. We have no idea where this idea has come from, but it has been around for a few years and has certainly taken hold."

Kelly Hatfield, of People Opposed to Women Abused , added: "South Africa has reached a new low. This rumour certainly has become a common belief."

Police say at least one of the men who attacked the nine-month-old girl is HIV-positive. The baby has also been tested for the virus and given anti-retroviral drugs as a precaution.

The girl - whose name has not been released - remains in intensive care at the Kimberley Hospital. While doctors said it was likely that her physical wounds would heal, experts remained concerned about psychological trauma.

Even in a country that is accustomed to violent crime, the attack has shocked the nation. Pictures of the six accused appeared on front pages of newspapers across South Africa and radio phone-in shows were inundated with callers demanding to know what the police and Government were doing to stop child abuse.

More than 1,000 people, mainly women and children, gathered at the magistrate's court in the remote town of Upington in the north of the country to vent their anger as the trial opened against the men, aged between 24 and 66, accused of assaulting the infant. The crowd chanted slogans demanding more protection for children, and waved banners and posters.

Dozens of police and soldiers had to be deployed to stop the crowd from surging into the courtroom, where the case was postponed until later this month. The six accused men were remanded in custody.

South Africa has the highest number of HIV-positive citizens in the world. According to official figures, one in nine South Africans are infected with the virus, although many health workers believe the rate of infection to be closer to one in eight. Schools often harbour the worst sex offenders.

Next month, a deputy headmaster in the Eastern Cape goes on trial accused of raping schoolgirls over a 10-year period, resulting in 20 of them becoming pregnant.

Joan van Niekerk, the chairman of Childline South Africa, said: "How can we hope that a school will teach children to behave responsibly when the very people who are educating them are themselves abusers?"

The 185 child abuse cases that are reported to the police each day represent just a fraction of the true number committed, according to child welfare groups. Of these, just five per cent result in a successful conviction. For those mothers aware that their children have been abused, the decision to make a complaint is rarely easy.

Edith Kriel, a social worker who helps child victims in the Eastern Cape, said: "Child abusers are often relatives of their victims - even their fathers and providers. For women, making a complaint is a hard choice because they end up losing their husbands, the breadwinners and the roof over their heads."



posted on Oct, 2 2004 @ 09:49 AM
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What the?????

What kind of sane being would do a thing like that ?
Downright hideous if you ask me!!



posted on Oct, 2 2004 @ 12:08 PM
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First,
Second,


Ok, he stole my penis, so lets go kill him, and hope no one steps on my penis so I can sow it back on. Then the babies cure AIDS?


Damn, and people say Africa is becoming the new China when from the looks of it Africa won't have any people left alive on it soon, not that that is a bad thing, if it a disease, it came from there. never heard of the west Mississippi River virus, or the Ohioan Myangis Ebola virus, or AIDS from Europe, nope, it all came from Africa. At least the # Europe made was cureable, like Polio(polio shots) small pox, chicken pox, common cold, so forth.



posted on Oct, 2 2004 @ 12:10 PM
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I think we can all agree that Africa is not only scrwed bu incrediably messed up. Babies curing rapes via rape, and penis shrinking politicians
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The sad thing was when I read the title I was thinking "Great what member of Congress is in trouble now".



posted on Oct, 2 2004 @ 01:09 PM
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Africa needs to seriously shape up, I would'nt want to know what other stuff have happened there in the past.



posted on Oct, 2 2004 @ 01:33 PM
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How many of you people have actually been to Africa?



posted on Oct, 2 2004 @ 02:09 PM
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I have, Egypt

It is a bit much for a bunch of fat westerners to poop on them for being who they are. Especially when we have our OWN pecadillos that seem so barbaric to the rest of the planet.

Oh well. Provincialism begins at home.

[edit on 2-10-2004 by dr_strangecraft]



posted on Oct, 2 2004 @ 02:17 PM
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Yes ... Africa has a right to it's ignorant beliefs and backward ways ... after all they only got out of the bush 200 ... 150 .... 100 ... 50 ... last year .... yesterday!



posted on Oct, 3 2004 @ 12:20 AM
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Originally posted by Chuck Stevenson
Yes ... Africa has a right to it's ignorant beliefs and backward ways ... after all they only got out of the bush 200 ... 150 .... 100 ... 50 ... last year .... yesterday!


But blaming someone for making one's 'member' disappear is going a little bit too far!

And of course raping of babies to cure AIDS is right up there with it.

[edit on 3/10/04 by Intelearthling]



posted on Oct, 3 2004 @ 12:29 AM
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(insert sarcasm)Damn those baby rapists! AIDS cases! THey might have WMD's in those huts in the middle of the desert.
We should invade now before the threat of baby rape comes to our shores.




I have read alot about Africa and none of it is good. There are poor native blacks, a few rich white people, diamonds/ore and LOTS of oil/pertroleum resources, as well as one of the biggest suppliers of rubber. One country that does nothing really except register ships for sailing around the world yet is run by unlruly factions and was founbded by slaves from the US. Read the history. A little country called LIberia. Might tell you why we cannot change that country, and why they still believe in witchcraft and dissapearing penises....



posted on Oct, 3 2004 @ 03:02 AM
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(insert sarcasm)Damn those baby rapists! AIDS cases! THey might have WMD's in those huts in the middle of the desert.


Paranoid thoughts like this is exactly what leads to mass slaughter of thousands of innocent civilians.



We should invade now before the threat of baby rape comes to our shores.


Yes, that makes sense. America invades Iraq and now realises that it bit off more than it can chew.. So, hell, lets just invade somebody else. The Africans could have WMDs. Lets blast them. If we don't find anything, we'll just say it was bad intelligence.



I have read alot about Africa and none of it is good. There are poor native blacks, a few rich white people, diamonds/ore and LOTS of oil/pertroleum resources, as well as one of the biggest suppliers of rubber. One country that does nothing really except register ships for sailing around the world yet is run by unlruly factions and was founbded by slaves from the US. Read the history


I don't know what book you read, but please throw it away. You have know idea what you are talking about. "Do nothing but register ships.....Founded by slaves from the US....." Do me a favour and REREAD the history.



Might tell you why we cannot change that country


Who the hell do you think you are that you have the audacity to have to change that country? Those resources you were alluding to is the only reason America would want to "invade" any country. Come in, kill the bad, bad people, and hey, while we here lets rape the land for its mineral wealth. We did'nt come here for it, but as we said, while we here, you understand.

From your post I now realise why the American Indians love the whites so much. Wake up and stop talking about something you have no concept about.



posted on Oct, 3 2004 @ 04:46 AM
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Originally posted by bjamison
How many of you people have actually been to Africa?



Don't get me wrong, the country is beutiful (landscape wise), but the people there can be a bit.. ya know.



posted on Oct, 3 2004 @ 04:49 AM
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Don't get me wrong, the country is beutiful (landscape wise), but the people there can be a bit.. ya know.



No I don't know, tell me please.

If you have'nt noticed, I'm one of "those" people.




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