Isnt this the country that wants to kill gays: Ritual sacrifice of children on rise in Uganda

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    Apr 05, 2010 2:14 AM GMT
    "... The practice of human sacrifice is on the rise in Uganda, as measured by ritual killings where body parts, often facial features or genitals, are cut off for use in ceremonies. ...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/04/AR2010040401865.html?hpid=sec-world
  • DCEric

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    Apr 05, 2010 12:08 PM GMT
    Whew, and for a second there I thought we were being singled out. Turns out they just want to treat us like everybody else.
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    Apr 05, 2010 1:33 PM GMT
    clearly the enlightenment hasn't reached uganda yet.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 05, 2010 7:19 PM GMT
    Uganda is just a typical third world, isolated African country where sick, violent things like this are commonplace. If they are not trying to kill off the gays, then they are trying to kill their own children. This is just disgusting.
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    Apr 06, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    SICK, SICK, SICK!!! THEY SHOULD CAPTURE THESE M**F**KERS AND CHOP OFF THEIR GENITALS, TONGUES AND LIMBS and offer 'em to the native animals. Their heads should be skewered on posts to warn others that the sacrificial crimes committed against children and adults are not condoned.
  • leixguy

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    Apr 06, 2010 7:08 AM GMT
    well its not like they don't have plenty of kids to go around, they are breeding like rabbits over there so a few ritual sacrifices is fine by me.
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    Apr 06, 2010 7:53 AM GMT
    leixguy saidwell its not like they don't have plenty of kids to go around, they are breeding like rabbits over there so a few ritual sacrifices is fine by me.

    I hope you are kidding.
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    Apr 09, 2010 10:50 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidUganda is just a typical third world, isolated African country where sick, violent things like this are commonplace. If they are not trying to kill off the gays, then they are trying to kill their own children. This is just disgusting.


    Generalize much?

    Let's look at the evidence: "The number of people killed in ritual murders last year rose to a new high of at least 15 children and 14 adults, up from just three cases in 2007, according to police. The informal count is much higher - 154 suspects were arrested last year and 50 taken to court over ritual killings."

    Population of Uganda - 32 million people.

    Commonplace? Because sick and violent things don't happen to kids in the developed world?

    A few more details to provide context - there are parts of Uganda that have historically been less stable than the rest of Uganda with the LRA, in Northern Uganda as an example, often kidnapping kids to use as soldiers in their "resistance" (who was basically a crazy charismatic leader) that would hide in the DRC. So while there is some dramatic rise from 3 to 15 actual cases, I would guess that it's also a function less of increased 'witch doctors' but just greater reporting as a result of greater stability.

    While the bill is unfortunate and stupid, in context, the penalties in Muslim countries often is the death penalty with honor killings. I also suspect that this will be another legislation that will be largely ignored from enforcement (as are a lot of laws in Uganda) if it can even get passed. The best solution is better education, assistance less in money but laws and property rights and encouraging political stability. Gay (and minority) rights will come in Uganda - a lot faster as these countries develop.
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    Apr 09, 2010 11:31 AM GMT
    Hasn't Uganda been through enough after Idi Amin?