Sunday, May 15, 2005

The True Meaning of 'Beyond the Pale'

I wish this blogging facility allowed me a special area for posts like this one.

What price the life of a boy?
POLICE in Tanzania arrested two men accused of killing a nine-year-old boy and selling his skin for 20,000 shillings (£10) to make magical charms, an officer said yesterday.[...]Human skins are used by witch doctors, especially in southern Tanzania, to make charms or potions designed to make their users rich.
Do we have to respect every ancient tradition in every culture? It should be a serious crime to create or possess these 'charms' and 'potions'. There should be no such market.

I'm horrified.

this belongs in the same category