Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Girl Raped By Religious Healer To 'Exorcise' Jinn From Her Womb
It is not only in the illiterate and poor society of Pakistan that women believe pirs and fake religious healers and meet the fate like Saudi girl met with. A Saudi Raqi (Religious healer) raped a girl who visited him for treatment of a psychological illness after misleading her to believe that her womb was haunted by a Jinn (spirits). The Raqi in the Saudi capital in Riyadh told the girl he had the power to exorcise jinns in one session if she accepts his recipe at his home. One the girl, whose age was not specified, surrendered to the man he raped her causing her to lose virginity, ' Arar' Arabic language daily said. Police arrested the Raqi after the girl realised her mistake despite his threats to expose her if she resorted to police. The paper said the social network in Saudi Arabia went viral in reaction to the crime. " It seems our society is still living in the dark ages- almost every sin and vice are performed under the cover of religion" said Al Shammari, a prominent Saudi activist.