Social workers ‘considered sending African boy to Congo for disturbing and traumatising exorcism because his parents claimed he was possessed by evil spirits’

Daily Mail:

  • Islington Council considered agreeing to parents’ request for boy to undergo ‘disturbing and violent’ ritual
  • Expert claims British officials investigated possibility because they were worried about their ‘sensibilities might be affected’
  • African exorcisms often involve starvation and violence towards children

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 21:21 EST, 24 June 2012 | UPDATED: 02:19 EST, 25 June 2012Social workers have been accused of ‘misguided political correctness’ after they considered sending a boy in their care to the Congo for a ‘deeply traumatising’ exorcism.

Bosses at Islington Council in north London considered sending the African boy to the Democratic Republic of Congo because his mother claimed he was possessed by evil spirits and needed ‘deliverance’.

An expert has claimed that Islington council officials were ‘mindful to agree to the request’ for exorcism, which it is claimed involved starving children and sometimes beating them.

Traumatising: Dr Richard Hoskins claimed African exorcisms on children can be 'disturbing and violent' (file picture)Traumatising: Dr Richard Hoskins claimed African exorcisms on children can be ‘disturbing and violent’ (file picture)

The boy’s family, who were from Africa, had claimed an exorcism was necessary because he was possessed by ‘kindoki’ or evil spirits.

The child’s mother no longer has responsibility for him, and he had been taken into care by Islington Council.

 

The local authority paid an expert over £4,000 to travel to Africa to investigate the possibility of an exorcism as they were worried the family’s ‘sensibilities might be affected’.

Dr Richard Hoskins, an expert in African religion, completed the trip and advised the council the boy should not be exorcised as the rituals can be ‘violent…deeply disturbing and traumatising’.

Dr Hoskins has since told how the case – which Islington Council later dropped on his advice – highlights how British officials do not tackle abuse when it is ‘masked behind multiculturalism’.

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14 Replies to “Social workers ‘considered sending African boy to Congo for disturbing and traumatising exorcism because his parents claimed he was possessed by evil spirits’”

  1. This is what Labour has bestowed on Britain for eternity – millions of primitive people from Africa, thugee Somalis, and Jihadi pakis and Afghans, and what not, on a civil and peaceful population.

  2. £4000 of taxpayer’s money wasted on sending some buffoon to Africa to check out African religion. This is outrageous. I hope the loons responsible for this are fired!

  3. Congo is a Christian/Animist country. We need non-Muslim immigrants to break the hold of Islam on Europe. A Black, Christian Europe is better than a White, Muslim Europe. People always claim hating Islam isn’t racist, but unfortunately many cannot resist the temptation to hate all foreigners, losing valuable allies. Geert Wilders, for example, doesn’t hate just Muslims, but also Poles and Greeks. Or is it the Israeli masters of Geert Wilders consider Poles and Greeks to be dirty Anti-Semites? Israel wants to break up Europe in a group of quarreling states that can easily played off against each other. That is why they organize a EDL, a DDL, etc. instead of one centralized European organization against Islam.
    Congo is a particularly tragic case. King Leopold pretended to fight Arabic slavers, but ended up to be far worse than them. As long as Europe keeps African products out of Europe with tariffs, destroys their food industry with development aid, corrupts their government aid, and on top of that rams abortion and gay marriage down their throat, it isn’t surprising many Black people are tempted to believe the Arab over the European. To start, all talk about gay rights in Africa should be stopped.

  4. What motivates people to move to a modern country with a totally different culture if they wish to live according to the backward culture and primitive customs they left behind? If immigrants do not wish to adapt and conform, they should be advised or forced to return home .

    Columnist, do you have a problem with Jews? Just sayin, cos you warn others to beware language that may appear racist, but often complain about the global domination of Jews. A little ironic don’t you think?

  5. @ “Columnist”….Was that comment meant for me? It came right after mine and was not addressed to anyone. If it was meant for me, man up and address me so we can deal with your “problem”.

  6. It was meant both for you and the man/woman who made the blog post. African Animists have been victims of Islam for centuries, and it doesn’t make sense to alienate them. Voodoo isn’t Sharia.

  7. “Columnist, do you have a problem with Jews? Just sayin, cos you warn others to beware language that may appear racist, but often complain about the global domination of Jews. A little ironic don’t you think?”

    That is indeed ironic. I will withdraw my comments about Jews.

  8. It was all in good fun, but you must admit that this ritual reeks of the rituals employed by people who practice voodoo, which is from what I understand a recognized “religion” so how can my humor be an insult?And I’d take voodoo over shariah any day.
    I have no respect for people of any color who beat the “evil” out of children so don’t expect it .
    The next time you want to remark about a comment I make, have the courtesy to address it to me please.

    And I’m glad you’ve decided to end the “Jews will burn in hell” comments.

  9. Well I can’t comment on that because you refuse to describe your religion or name it even though at least two of us have asked.

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