Sunday, May 07, 2006

Can I get a license to do this?

Petra has a story on charlatans who come to people's house, blow in their face, rendering them of "stolen will". It states a story of a lady who had people with a carpet come to her house and blow in her face. After that, she gave them her money, and signed two checks in their names, all with her "will stolen". Imagine. Signing a check under a spell.

The story goes on to say that 53 cases have been recorded in the last two years of people falling swindling by religious charlatans. And get this, most victims are educated!

Now, I have trouble with believing all of this. First, I have known people whose breath can incapacitate me, but at that point I wouldn't be able to sign a check. Second, this whole "stealing of will's" thing is hard to swallow. Is it hypnosis? The story doesn't explain, and one gets the impression that the writer believes in this mumbo jumbo. The spokesman for the police explains that the "Holy Quran is used taking advantage of poor religious education".

Sometimes I feel like I am living in some kind of anthropological theme park.

Sigh.

2 Comments:

At 7:20 PM, Blogger Firas said...

Khalaf! What was that?

It would have been better off if they didn't publish such lousy article!

It's really unprofessional, and doesn't inform you a thing!

Thanks to Wasta that got such journalist in UNI and in the job!

*A Bigger SIGH

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger Yael K said...

Oooo I am going to have to steal your last line at some point! That is too good (and reflects my reality so often!).

 

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