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.
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