Tag Archives: Curious Customs and Beliefs

Coming of Age, Then and Now

What does it take to become a man?


She got her medical degree from Johns Hopkins.

Some 50 illegals were arrested.

The Horror, the Horror, AR Classic Article

Witchcraft on the rise in Africa.

The numbers keep going up and up.

He used scissors on his two-year-old.

A “sorcerer” said it would cure a man’s paralysis.

Practice appears to be on the rise.

African Superstition Kills African Wildlife

The “muthi” trade threatens many species.


Players caught practicing witchcraft on the field will now be fined.

Husband could not accompany her because he was in Iran.

Manufacturer of Doom says: “We want to make very clear that it is unsafe to spray Doom or any aerosol onto people’s faces.”

One herb dealer got his training from “visions in my dreams.”

“Science . . . is a product of Western modernity and the whole thing should be scratched off.”

“Extreme vetting”–or even basic vetting–may filter out a majority of Indians, Iraqis, and Egyptians.

Is this Somali-American politician married to her brother?

Judge gives five years to Myanmar native with a “a moderate to high risk of re offending.”

“The problem has persisted despite years of public education campaigns . . . .”

He has HIV, but villagers think sleeping with him is a “cleansing” ritual.

Most of the victims are immigrants, but 43 were born in the UK.

The number of girls at risk of mutilation tripled from 2000 to 2013.

The “bacha bereesh” shoot officers in their sleep.

No more underage marriages, either.

He’s upset that media call it a “radical” belief.

But we’re told only “radicals” believe in death for homosexuals.

Shooter’s father appears to be a good Muslim.

They called his ice cream “unclean merchandise” because he is Christian.

Men called Tunisian waitress a “dirty whore” before slapping her to the ground.

If they dress immodestly or talk so loudly a stranger can hear.

Half a million women and girls in the US are potential victims.

European values give way to Islamic values.

Can a white man claim to be a Chinese woman?

Trump policy adviser: 500,000 U.S. girls are at risk of female genital mutilation.

Kenya will now let legitimate doctors advertise so they can compete with witch doctors.

It’s part of a ritual in which they burn effigies of the devil.

“This law is an attempt to make Pakistan a Western colony again.”

And these are just the ones we know about.

They will “hex those who profit from [gentrification], and protect those who suffer from it.”

“The events of New Year’s Eve were the girls’ own fault . . . .”

Raising the marriage age to 18 would be “blasphemous.”

It’s the same thing that happened in Tahrir Square during the 2011 uprising.

An African Planet? Part II

Africa could collapse into Malthusian catastrophe.


The Whipping Girl, Daily Mail

Indonesian girl caned in public for showing affection to a man.

You may not rape two sisters at the same time; if you rape a mother you mustn’t touch her daughter.

Basic lesson: “To force someone into sex is not permitted in Norway.”

He used the bones for Santeria healing rituals.

A baroness speaks out against Muslim practices.

African priest: “These witches they eat human flesh, they drink human blood.”

Fathers responsible for 27 percent of pregnancies of girls under age 14.

Not the first time stampede during “stone the devil” ritual led to hundreds of deaths.