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Haitians Lynch 45 People ‘Over Cholera’

From an unfazed Agence France-Presse:

45 people lynched amid Haiti cholera fears: officials

December 22, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Angry Haitian mobs have lynched at least 45 people in recent weeks, accusing them of spreading a cholera outbreak that has killed over 2,500 people across the country, officials said Wednesday.

We thought lynching was racist?

The number included at least 14 suspected sorcerers previously known to have been lynched in the far southwestern region of Grand’Anse as local people feared they were spreading cholera with a magical substance. The area has been largely spared by the outbreak.

"We have counted 40 people dead in Grand’Anse department alone, where people are attacking natural healers they accuse of cholera-linked witchcraft," said communications ministry official Moise Fritz Evens.

Five other people were killed in similar circumstances elsewhere in the country.

"The victims — most of them voodoo priests — were stoned or hacked with machetes before being burned in the street," added the official, who was presenting the results of an investigation conducted in Grand’Anse earlier this month.

Communications minister Marie-Laurence Lassegue said "voodoo practitioners have nothing to do with the cholera epidemic. We must press for an awareness campaign about the disease in the communities."

Where is Bill Clinton? Shouldn’t he be explaining these subtle differences?

Official figures earlier showed the water-borne bacterial infection has claimed 2,591 lives so far in the nation’s first cholera outbreak in more than a century. The disease first appeared in mid-October in the north.

Health ministry figures as of December 17 showed 121,518 people had been treated for the water-borne bacterial infection, including 63,711 who received hospital treatment…

And where is the United Nations?

— Oh, that’s right. They’re the ones who brought cholera in the first place.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Haitians Lynch 45 People ‘Over Cholera’”

  1. U NO HOO says:

    Everything depends on what the definition of “cholera is” is.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Gives me a brilliant idea on how to rid DC of its’ ‘elite’ spin doctors and pansies.

  3. JohnMG says:

    ……..”The victims — most of them voodoo priests — were stoned or hacked with machetes before being burned in the street,”………

    Another religion of peace?

  4. canary says:

    stoned, hacked, & burned.

    Though noting half of Haiti practices voo doo, the media sure tip toed over the voo doo “muslim” practices; a mixture between the voo doo & islam spreading to enormous barbaric acts in Africa. Just as countries like Indonesia practice hindu along with their main religion of Islam. Could be the Haitian voo doo doctors are practicing as their African ancestors voo doo, and killing healthy people in order to make healing powder, which isn’t working. No telling what dummies are paying for, or prehaps they find out the powder is fake and not from real human bodies. Practices increasing in Africa & Middle-East, do to their digging deeper into their twisted beliefs and rituals.


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