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Child Exorcism Horrors Reach The UK

By James Donahue

Part II

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 London.

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 for exorcism.

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.