April 16, 2003


Mexican villagers stone 'witch' to death (AP, April 14, 2003)
An angry crowd stoned to death an Indian man accused of practicing witchcraft in a southern Mexico town with a long tradition of religious violence.

The man, Domingo Shilon Shilon, was also hacked with machetes Sunday by the crowd in San Juan Chamula, a majority Catholic township on the outskirts of the colonial city of San Cristobal, 460 miles (735 kms) southeast of Mexico City.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 16, 2003 10:05 AM

Well I guess he must have been plotting to undermine Mexico's society and thus fully deserved summary dismemberment and having his carcass incinerated.

Posted by: M Ali Choudhury at April 16, 2003 11:31 AM

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

Posted by: oj at April 16, 2003 11:42 AM

To me, it just goes to what happens when loony left-wing bishops tolerate mixing animist "faiths" with Christianity. Those folks got a case of bloodlust, and justified it on religious grounds.

Posted by: Chris at April 16, 2003 4:17 PM

And anyway, you don't dismember witches. You burn them, after making sure they weigh less than a duck.

Posted by: Chris at April 16, 2003 4:18 PM


The mixing of animist beliefs with Islam occurred in Indonesia during its' past history (and right now) and I don't know of any burnings that took place there.

Posted by: M Ali Choudhury at April 16, 2003 8:06 PM
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