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Posted: 29 Apr 08, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This was Top Story #7 on Reuters this morning, I do not make this up.

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN2319603620080423

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, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur.

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.


Ok, so maybe Andreas is innocent. They didn't give names, I'm just assuming.

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Posted: 29 Apr 08, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i know you just try to bait me
but in true honesty i found that funny

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Posted: 29 Apr 08, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Guilty. I was trying to bait you. We haven't seen you in a while...

I seriously didn't know how I was going to word the Topic, so I just went for it!!!