Deny entry to the USA for Helen Ukpabio
  • Petitioned United States Department of State

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Deny entry to the USA for Helen Ukpabio

    1. Petition by

      Jim Wissick

      San Jose, CA

Helen Ukpabio is a "Christian" preacher from Nigeria who has been spreading the fear of child witches in Nigeria. She uses her sermons, teachings and prophetic declarations to incite hatred, intolerance and persecution of alleged witches and wizards, usually children. Thousands of children have been killed, tortured, or maimed by acid, fire, or other acts of senseless violence. The surviving children are usually left homeless and are preyed upon by others.

She has a simple diagnostic tools that can detect a witch: 
"A child under two years of age that cries at night or deteriorates in health is an agent of Satan."

These condemned children are regularly subjected to:

Abandonment, isolation, discrimination, and ostracization from the community.

They are often disgraced publicly, usually by being chained and tortured in churches in order to extract confessions.

Many are murdered in horribly cruel ways: burned alive, bathed in acid, fatally poisoned (usually with a local toxic berry).

Exploiting local superstitious beliefs, particularly those related to spiritual or demonic possession or witchcraft, Helen Ukpabio's organization has grown exponentially throughout Nigeria and West Africa since its foundation.

In March 2012, Helen Ukpabio is scheduled to hold a 12 day "revival" in Houston, Texas at the invitation of Glorious Praise Ministries.

The US Department of State needs to be urged to do the right thing and deny Helen Ukpabio's entry into the United States on grounds of her human rights violations.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Almost 1500 signatures! Let's keep this moving!

      Jim Wissick
      Petition Organizer

      Please share this Petiton with your friends and social media sites.

      Helen needs to be denied access to this source of funding in order to protect these poor children!

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Saving Africa's Witch Children

      Kyle VanderBeek
      Principal Engineer

      Ms. Ukpabio's activities were revealed in this BBC/HBO documentary.

    5. Americans Should Protest Nigerian Witch-Hunter's Visit

      Kyle VanderBeek
      Principal Engineer

      "My appeal to rational Americans is to ensure that Ukpabio, with her hateful campaign against defenseless children, knows that she is not welcome in their country. [...] While we should all respect the freedom of everyone to practice their religion, this respect should stop where it starts harming those around them."

    6. Reached 100 signatures
    7. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Joanne Russell LONDON, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      This woman is responsible for the false accusation, torture and deaths of thousands of innocents. She uses the name of God for profit and self promotion, taking advantage of those most vulnerable. Helen Ukpabio is an example of those who use their status and the ignorance others for their own advancement. It is disgusting (but not surprising) that she has not already been brought to justice in Nigeria.

    • Goran Matic ETOBICOKE, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Children under two years of age should not be prosecuted for any reason, let alone via method rooted in superstition and, frankly, what amounts to homicidal madness - one needs only to consider the horrific "justice" dispensed to these children to conclude that the people dispensing it belong either in the Middle Ages, or in mental institutions - where skilled professionals could actually help them.

    • Janice Pasupathy LONG GROVE, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Her actions are crimes against children. She also incites other to commit crimes against children. There is enough hate in this country without her adding to the confusion.

    • Candice Mink YPSILANTI, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      This is absolutely absurd. This isnt the 1700's anymore. This is sheer CHILD ABUSE> That is it. Abuse.

    • Don Weller BILLINGS, MT
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing because this sick woman, should be arrested for crimes against humanity!


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