Child Exorcism Horrors Reach The UK
By James Donahue
Among the first alarms indicating that something very bad was going on in the "extremist"
African Christian community was a story that broke in the UK in June, 2005, that three people were found guilty and sentenced
for torturing an eight-year-old girl.
In what was dubbed by the media as "faith crimes," the three were sentenced for subjecting
the child to 15 months of beatings and starvation in Hackney, East London, after the girl was forced to "confess" that she
was a witch.
The methods used to "drive the demons out" of the child included knife cuts, beatings with
belt buckles and high heeled shoes, and she had chili peppers rubbed in her eyes. She was only fed tea and bread. At one point
authorities said they put the girl in a large plastic bag and told her they were going to "throw her away for good" by drowning
her in the nearby river.
In the end, the accusers chose not to kill the girl, but rather left her for dead in the
streets of London. She was found on a cold November morning, covered in cuts an bruises, her eyes swollen, shivering but still
alive on the steps of her block of apartments. The investigation that followed led to charges against an aunt and two other
adults, all members of the radical religious sect.
The self-styled "exorcism" involved a belief by African tribes in "kindoki," a form of
demonic possession that allows the individual to practice deadly forms of magic. The church calls this witchcraft and resorts
to harsh bodily punishment to "drive out the demons."
As it was explained by one of the women convicted of the tortures of the little girl in
Hackney: "In our community, kindoki happens. It is killing people. It is doing bad things. Kindoki is something you have to
be scared of because in our culture kindoki can kill you and destroy your life completely. Kindoki can make you barren."
The story was the first of a series of gruesome news reports that followed, including connections
between the religious extremist churches and the bodies of at least two, if not more children found in the London area. The
mutilated torso of one boy was found floating in the Thames River.
The reports were so horrific that they prompted Scotland Yard to establish a special investigative
unit known as Project Velvet to deal with such crimes.
One news report noted that the eight-year-old torture victim was linked through her parents
to an African protestant church with roots in the Congo called Combat Spirituel. Its UK offices were located in Dalston, East
Combat Spirituel has its roots in the Congo. It was founded by a female spiritualist named
Maman Elisabeth Olangi and a male pop singer, Shugu Jules Wembadio, a felon turned Christian. The two go by the names Mama
and Papa Olangi.
What is frightening is that Combat Spirituel now boasts 50,000 members with a branch in
London, and it is growing. Not only that but they have founded something called the Olangi Foundation that has offices now
branching into 35 nations.
The foundation focuses on children. It offers orphanages, Bible schools, AIDS care and
churches with an emphasis on prayer, fasting and deliverance from the bonds of witchcraft. Deliverance may be another word
In addition to that, authorities believe that there are hundreds of small, unregistered
churches, all practicing exorcism, now existing in both England and throughout the heart of Africa. The concept of child exorcism
is spreading like a cancerous growth among the poor, uneducated and superstitious masses.
The motivation is that there is a lot of easy money to be made in child torture and the
old medicine men are cashing in on the white man's willingness to blindly bow down to Jesus and not ask questions.