Tuesday 15 June 2010

Witches in the news

Witch doctor helps World Cup footballer
Witch doctor Bishop Nonyane claimed that injuries sustained by Australian footballer Harry Kewell were caused by malicious spirits, and that prayers would help him recover. He also asked Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd to send Harry get well wishes.

The magical aid was obviously insufficient to get Harry match fit for Australia's game against Germany on Sunday, which Germany won 4-0.

You can read the full story at: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/odd/news/a225418/pm-witch-doctor-cure-harry-kewell.html

In the past, Harry played for Leeds United, as shown above in the Photo of Harry Kewell/Leeds United 1999/2000 from Fotosportswhich is available from Amazon.

Memorial to 22 Scottish "witches"
A couple in Forfar, Scotland, have erected a memorial to 22 women who were executed for witchcraft in their home town during the witch-hunting hysteria of the 17th century.

A report on News Scotland says that Mark and Marie Cashley were shocked that there was nothing to mark the terrible injustice meted out to these unfortunate women. They said: "We believed that it was time that something was done to remember these poor women."

Read the full story at: http://news.scotsman.com/news/39We-were-so-sickened-by.6348991.jp


City Wiccan said...

Great article about the memorial raised for the 22 women . . . with the exception of the one line, "I just hope they don't think we're witches, or some sort of weirdos."

Thanks :)

Badwitch said...

City Wiccan - I see what you mean, but I don't really mind people thinking of witches as weirdos, so long as they don't persecute us any more :)