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#1    Plainbob13

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:22 AM

This is too funny.


Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital

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.

Rumours 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.

"You just have to be accused of that, and people come after you. We've had a number of attempted lynchings. ... You see them covered in marks after being beaten," Kinshasa's police chief, Jean-Dieudonne Oleko, told Reuters on Tuesday.

Police arrested the accused sorcerers and their victims in an effort to avoid the sort of bloodshed seen in Ghana a decade ago, when 12 suspected penis snatchers were beaten to death by angry mobs. The 27 men have since been released.

"I'm tempted to say it's one huge joke," Oleko said.

"But when you try to tell the victims that their penises are still there, they tell you that it's become tiny or that they've become impotent. To that I tell them, 'How do you know if you haven't gone home and tried it'," he said.

Some Kinshasa residents accuse a separatist sect from nearby Bas-Congo province of being behind the witchcraft in revenge for a recent government crackdown on its members.

"It's real. Just yesterday here, there was a man who was a victim. We saw. What was left was tiny," said 29-year-old Alain Kalala, who sells phone credits near a Kinshasa police station.




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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:35 AM

It happens here too, it is said that the shamans in Borneo island are powerful enough to remove your penis or replace it somewhere else on your body if you're doing bad things like kill or rape people etc.

Imagine if they replaced it to your nose grin2.gif !

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:12 PM

Removed the last post, lets keep the comments clean and free of explicit jokes or remarks please.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:15 PM

OMG You have GOT to be kidding me!!!! Is this real?? I've heard of stupid off the wall superstitions but, WOW penis theft! Really? huh.gif

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:18 PM

They'll get ya where it hurts!  Not the wallet in this case, eh?

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:58 PM

Plainbob13 on Apr 24 2008, 05:22 AM, said:

This is too funny.


Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital

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.

Rumours 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.

"You just have to be accused of that, and people come after you. We've had a number of attempted lynchings. ... You see them covered in marks after being beaten," Kinshasa's police chief, Jean-Dieudonne Oleko, told Reuters on Tuesday.

Police arrested the accused sorcerers and their victims in an effort to avoid the sort of bloodshed seen in Ghana a decade ago, when 12 suspected penis snatchers were beaten to death by angry mobs. The 27 men have since been released.

"I'm tempted to say it's one huge joke," Oleko said.

"But when you try to tell the victims that their penises are still there, they tell you that it's become tiny or that they've become impotent. To that I tell them, 'How do you know if you haven't gone home and tried it'," he said. laugh.gif  laugh.gif  laugh.gif

Some Kinshasa residents accuse a separatist sect from nearby Bas-Congo province of being behind the witchcraft in revenge for a recent government crackdown on its members.

"It's real. Just yesterday here, there was a man who was a victim. We saw. What was left was tiny," said 29-year-old Alain Kalala, who sells phone credits near a Kinshasa police station.





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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:26 PM

*winces* crying.gif Backwards savages... That's just so wrong. no.gif

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:33 PM

Mu hu wawahahaha!

What a wierd extortion tactic!

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:34 PM

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"I'm tempted to say it's one huge joke,"


sound like a little joke  ph34r.gif


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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:35 PM

closes legs a little more tightly unsure.gif


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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:50 PM

voodoo and it's head shrinking...or insecurity and it's whine making.


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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:52 PM

Send Him In As Ambassador!
This just might be the secret to world peace.


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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:56 PM

Bella-Angelique on Apr 24 2008, 01:52 PM, said:

Send Him In As Ambassador!
This just might be the secret to world peace.


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laugh.gif   Bob.


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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:02 PM

Those sorcers like to hang out at the beach. Because whenever I go swimming... they work their magic.



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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:08 PM

Finsup22 on Apr 24 2008, 02:56 PM, said:

laugh.gif   Bob.

I really, really did not need to see Bob again.  I swear to Satan himself.





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