Another Exorcism Gone Wrong

Another Exorcism Gone Wrong

 

Hey religion, you may want to blame secularism, or science, or the decline of culture for people turning away from belief… but seriously, you guys are doing a fine job yourselves.

From Al-Monitor.com

Teen dies at the hands of Islamic priest performing an exorcism.
February 24, 2014 By JT Eberhard

Israa Zourob, 17, died at the hands of one of these “therapists” on Feb. 2 in front of her parents and brother. Abu Khalil al-Zamili forced her to drink a liter of water mixed with half a kilogram of salt to expell the djinn that was possessing her.

Um Youssef Zourob, described the moment of her daughter’s death: “I do not know whether my daughter died of asphyxiation when [Zamili] was trying to make her drink salt water, or of salt poisoning. All I saw was that my daughter’s face turned blue as he shoved water and salt down her throat,” she recounted, tears streaming down her face.

“I brought my daughter here because she has been constantly hearing words of apostasy and strange noises,” her family told Al-Monitor.

Um Youssef Zourob, described the moment of her daughter’s death: “I do not know whether my daughter died of asphyxiation when [Zamili] was trying to make her drink salt water, or of salt poisoning. All I saw was that my daughter’s face turned blue as he shoved water and salt down her throat,” she recounted, tears streaming down her face.

I wish that this were the only recent case of people taking the DIY approach to their spirituality, or tackling the powers of evil but alas, no.

From The Daily Mail
Faith healing couple sent to prison for up to seven years in the tragic death of their SECOND child from treatable pneumonia

A Philadelphia couple who believed in faith-healing were sentenced on Wednesday to three and a half to seven years in prison for the death of a second child who never saw a doctor despite being stricken with pneumonia.

Herbert, 45, and Catherine Schaible, 44, defied a court order to get medical care for their children after their two-year-old son, Kent, died in 2009.

Instead, they tried to comfort and pray over eight-month-old Brandon last year as he, too, died of treatable pneumonia.

‘My religious beliefs are that you should pray, and not have to use medicine. But because it is against the law, then whatever sentence you give me, I will accept,’ Catherine Schaible told the judge.

She added that her beliefs have since changed.

The Schaibles are third-generation members of an insular Pentecostal community, the First Century Gospel Church in northeast Philadelphia, where they also taught at the church school.

From People Magazine, 2012

Couple Charged with Murder After Daughter 5, Dies from Grape Soda Punishment

An East Tennessee couple accused of killing the man’s 5-year-old daughter by forcing her to drink large quantities of grape soda and water will face trial in October.

And a report I wrote about just a few weeks ago

Police: Second woman charged after 2 children killed during attempted exorcism
By Faith Karimi and Joe Sutton, CNN

(CNN) — A second Maryland woman has been charged with murder in connection with the Friday stabbing deaths of two children during an exorcism attempt, authorities said.

Two children died of multiple stab wounds and two others are hospitalized with undisclosed injuries, police said.

Fundmamentalist religions will tell you Faith is all you need, but seriously people, if your children are dieing of your faith, you probably need to rethink a few things.

Henry@GhostTheory.com

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