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South Africa circumcision ceremonies kill 23 youth
Associated Press & RYOT News ^ | Agence France-Presse

Posted on 05/18/2013 8:29:39 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

JOHANNESBURG — Twenty-three youths have died in the past nine days at initiation ceremonies that include circumcisions and survival tests, South African police said Friday.

Police have opened 22 murder cases in the deaths in the northeastern province of Mpumalanga, according to spokesman Lt. Col. Leonard Hlathi. He said an inquest is being held into the 23rd death, of a youth who complained of stomach pains and vomited.

Initiation ceremonies are common in South Africa, where youths partake in various activities as a rite of passage into adulthood, usually over the course of three weeks. Some 30,000 youths signed up for initiation this year.

In addition to being circumcised, the boys and young men are put through a series of survival tests which sometimes include exposure to South Africa’s chilly winter conditions with skimpy clothing. Their faces are painted with red clay and they also are given herbal concoctions to drink.

(Excerpt) Read more at ryot.org ...


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1 posted on 05/18/2013 8:29:39 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Ouch...


2 posted on 05/18/2013 8:30:45 PM PDT by Viennacon (l)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Egad, batman!


3 posted on 05/18/2013 8:39:02 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

This ought to be a good thread. I’m sure there will be a few cutting remarks that will get under some people’s skin.


4 posted on 05/18/2013 8:41:05 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: ConservativeInPA
What happened to the short-sighted circumcisor? He got the sack.

Why are Jewish men circumcised? Because Jewish women won't touch anything unless it's 20 percent off!

5 posted on 05/18/2013 8:45:50 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
" Mpumalanga?"


7 posted on 05/18/2013 9:00:24 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Two five year old boys were taking a leak together.

One boy says to the other, "Hey, your thingy doesn't have any skin on the end of it."

" I've been circumcised." Says the second boy.

" What does that mean?"

"It means they cut the skin off the end."

" How old were you when it was cut off?"

" My mom said that I was two days old."

" Did it hurt?"

" You bet it hurt, I couldn't walk for a year!"

8 posted on 05/18/2013 9:04:06 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The ‘pledge master’ screwed up their instructions:
1. Submit to having your tip nipped.
2. Drink one Imperial gallon of fermented ox blood.
3. With your short spear, kill a virgin.
4. Make love to a lion.
5. Return and repeat three times: ‘Cardinal Puff—kenya feel me? Fo’shizzle! whoa Black Betty, bam ba lam.’

#5 was the deal breaker. The schmucks killed themselves in frustration.


9 posted on 05/18/2013 9:07:29 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
In addition to being circumcised, the boys and young men are put through a series of survival tests which sometimes include exposure to South Africa’s chilly winter conditions with skimpy clothing.

Uh, ok...so they gave the boys hypothermia, but the headline says CIRCUMCISION killed them. Bias much?

10 posted on 05/18/2013 9:12:16 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

Lighten up. It’s autumn in South Africa. The lows at night are in the 40’s and 50’s. It’s not like it is freezing. (That is coming from a guy that wears shorts most of the year and never wears socks.)


11 posted on 05/18/2013 9:19:07 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: montag813

You’re not kidding. I read that one boy was vomiting whatever “herbal drink” he was given.


12 posted on 05/18/2013 9:44:55 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: MinorityRepublican

next time, skip the chain saw


13 posted on 05/18/2013 10:04:09 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: MinorityRepublican
South Africa circumcision ceremonies kill 23 youth

A Rabbi with really unsteady hands?

14 posted on 05/18/2013 10:35:04 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Circumsize the little head, not the big one...


15 posted on 05/19/2013 12:03:28 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Meh..."if it don't kill ya it makes ya stronger."
16 posted on 05/19/2013 1:49:48 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Third world, you would think we would understand it better seeing we will be under the protection of the ultimate healthcare system, obamacare


17 posted on 05/19/2013 3:30:05 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: MinorityRepublican

When will the current occupant of the White Hut receive his ceremony?

The Kikuyu use the same rite of passage. Somehow Obama was able to skip his....or was he?


18 posted on 05/19/2013 4:01:05 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Man goes to the doctor and says “ doc, I want to be castrated”.
Doctor goes “ are you sure?”
Man insists that’s what he wants.

Couple of days later guy is in the recovery room after surgery.
Turns to the guy next to him and asks why he’s there.
“ I just got circumcised”
First guy says “ THAT’S THE WORD!”


19 posted on 05/19/2013 4:18:42 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: IbJensen

Yeah, I think he’s been through the ritual. Except in his case I think his entire pee-pee was whacked off.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-88itWgXbpCw/UIiO9rQ6zPI/AAAAAAACq1A/JqQMkLJzZZM/s640/tumblr_m925uxzwPj1r0ftodo1_400.jpg


20 posted on 05/19/2013 5:03:29 AM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

From my cold, dead hand.


21 posted on 05/19/2013 5:35:00 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Note at the end of the article:

RYOT NOTE: The youth died tragically because they didn’t have access to the right kind of health care. We need to do more to give the developing world access to life saving services. The Doctors Without Borders doctors save lives every day in some of the most remote places on Earth providing medical services to those who need them. To help their cause, share this story or donate today.

Huh? It's because of poor health care?

22 posted on 05/19/2013 6:17:59 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: OrangeHoof

turrets.


23 posted on 05/19/2013 8:30:36 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: IbJensen

...ain’t diversity great?


24 posted on 05/19/2013 8:53:52 AM PDT by dogcaller
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To: MinorityRepublican

Hands off my hoodie !


25 posted on 05/19/2013 9:02:35 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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