Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Must be the season of the witch

Hamas Deputy Director General of Police Mansour Hamad announced that Hamas arrested 150 people during 2010 for practicing witchcraft.

While Hamas characterizes most of the practitioners of magic to be swindlers, this information was discovered during a workshop held by the religious affairs ministry entitled "Dealing with the phenomenon of witchcraft and sorcery, and its impact on the individual and society" that was held today in Gaza City.

The religious affairs minister went through the history of sorcery and said that it is affecting the stability and cohesion of families, today.

The meeting ended with a call to educate people about witchcraft, carefully keep track of the phenomenon, let people know how serious it is and hold the practitioners responsible for their actions.

(h/t Folderol)