In my October, 2009 post, "Witches In Edinburgh", I made the point that "witch hunts" occur much more often during the downward spiral in mass social mood. Currently we're hunting Muslims, Mexicans, politicians, hedge fund managers, and witches in Nigeria!
Children abused, killed as witches in Nigeria
By Christian Purefoy, CNN
"Sam runs Child's Rights & Rehabilitation Network, or CRARN -- an orphanage that supports nearly 200 children. All of them were accused of witchcraft and cast out by their families, often after being tortured. The orphanage provides security, healthcare, nutrition and counseling. 'A child witch is said to be a witch when that child possessed with certain spiritual spells capable of making that child transform into cat, snake, vipers, insects, any other animal and that child is capable of wreaking havoc like killing of people, bringing diseases, misfortune into the family,' Sam said. When a child is accused of being a witch -- that child is hated absolutely by everybody surrounding him so such children are sent out of the home... But unfortunately such children do not always live long. A lot of them, they're either killed, abandoned by the parents, tortured in the church or trafficked out of the city."
Fortunately for our energetic little boys, we only give them Ritalin!