Hundreds of exorcisms performed in East London every year. And not even one decent movie.

As Europe descends into dark-ages, superstitious barbarity at a speed even Chuck Yeager would fear to travel. At least with Catholic ones it generates a lot of really great entertainment and Halloween ideas. Not to mention that its rare and they look for the medical option first. At this stage, I am damn nearly ready to declare the enlightenment officially over.

From the Daily Mail:

The British exorcists: How people are paying thousands of pounds to quack ‘healers’ because it’s more acceptable to be possessed than to have a mental illness

  • Hundreds of Asians are operating as healers and removing evil spirits from bodies believed to be possessed, according to BBC Newsnight investigation
  • Exorcist in east London said demons can ‘deceive doctors’ and research found some communities find it more acceptable to be possessed than ill
  • Theological ground for belief in evil spirits as Qur’an mentions ‘Jinn’

By Larisa Brown

PUBLISHED: 05:24 EST, 20 November 2012 | UPDATED: 10:59 EST, 20 November 2012

 

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Hundreds of British Asians are operating as healers, blaming the supernatural for mental health problems and charging sometimes thousands of pounds a session to remove evil spirits from bodies believed to be possessed.

An exorcist operating in east London has said the demons can ‘deceive doctors’ and research by BBC’s Newsnight has found that some communities are finding it more acceptable to be possessed than mentally ill.

Exorcism: Mudasar Khan, pictured, believes a Jinn is causing his panic attacks and depression. An exorcism is pictured being performed where the exorcist reads passages from the Qur'anExorcism: Mudasar Khan, pictured, believes a Jinn is causing his panic attacks and depression. An exorcism is pictured being performed where the exorcist reads passages from the Qur’an

The evil spirit – commonly known as a bad Jinn in Asian communities – is removed by a healer reading passages from the Qur’an.

There is a theological grounding for Muslim’s belief in evil spirits as the concept of Jinn is in the Qur’an – though what Jinn actually is, is not universally agreed upon.

An exorcism is the religious practice of evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person which they are believed to have possessed.

Communities of British Asians are blaming the supernatural for mental health problems, according to research by Warwick University.

 

The supernatural is also being blamed in some cases for criminal activity and even not getting a job.

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Video courtesy of Martin:

This one is funnier. I think the djinn in this case may have been a dentist

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8 Responses to Hundreds of exorcisms performed in East London every year. And not even one decent movie.

  1. Richard says:

    Barnum was wrong, there is more then one sucker born every minute.

  2. hktony says:

    Cutural enrichment!!!!! Got to love it. Who needs the Excorcist or Harry Potter when you have muslims doing this stuff for real. And still people claim cultures are are equal. Mind boggling!!!!

  3. Alex77 says:

    Lol I do not know if I should laugh or feel sorry for those people !
    As a Christian I do know these things exist but only because my friend’s dad who was an honest pastor had to deal with things like this but only on very rare ocassions and the events were not filmed or he did not do it for showing off. In a real event usually the person has a different voice not their own . When it comes to Islam I do not think the devil leaves its home !

  4. George says:

    “Mudasar Khan, pictured, believes a Jinn is causing his panic attacks and depression.”

    I wonder if Mr. Khan is able to distinguish what he believes, or claims to know, about Jinns as real living entities from the mere contents of his, or others’, imagination. The same type of question can be asked of anyone who claims belief in or knowledge of any supernatural entity or action. Of course, no distinction is, or ever will be, possible because all supernatural entities and actions are merely products of imagination and do not, and cannot, exist in reality. A wonderful thing the imagination is – a magical place – the only place where contradictions are possible.

    “[W]hat Jinn actually is, is not universally agreed upon.”

    Hmm, that’ll be because they don’t actually exist, beyond imagination.

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