sacrifice of children
has been a revival in talismanic child sacrifice, that is, the mutilation and murder of young children
in the belief that this will achieve material gains
either in the form of power or wealth, according
to a report by the Anti-Slavery Society. It
involves, according to the report, the severing of limbs
and other parts while the child is alive, the pain
experienced by the child augments or intensifies the
potency of the sacrifice as the child's cries awakens
dark supernatural powers.
Human sacrifice of children was formerly restricted to
Africa and eastern India.
It now extends to the United Kingdom and Western Europe.
material in this report is based on Missions to West
Africa and India by the Society's Secretary-General.
SOCIETY IN ACTION.
The Society completed a Mission to Africa to
investigate talismanic child sacrifice involving the organized ritual mutilation and ritual
murder of young children by powerful politicians and
IS THE SOCIETY IN ACTION.
April 13, 2007