Cult members concluded Javon Thompson was a “demon” after the baby wouldn’t say “amen” at mealtime and starved him to death, witnesses told homicide detectives, according to records obtained by The Examiner.
“The child was abused because Javon was noncompliant with the existing rules of the ‘cult,’ ” the records state. “The child was also viewed as a ‘demon.’ ”
Investigators believe 18-month-old Javon’s body was found last month in a suitcase in Philadelphia two years after his death. (Baltimore Examiner)
According to a witness, the boy was “beaten, physically abused [and] deprived of food and water, which led to the child’s death.” The boy had “grown so skinny he was a skeleton and that he died in December while his mother was holding him in her arms.” After his death, cult members placed his body on a mattress where they said “God would resurrect him from the dead.” They then took his body to Philadephia, packed it into a suitcase, and stored it in an acquaintance’s shed. HT: Dogma Free America.
In Pakistan, a child has been slain by his teacher for not learning the rules of his cult:
A blind seven-year-old student at an Islamic school in eastern Pakistan has died after his teacher punished him for not learning the Qu’ran, police said on Friday.
Muhammad Atif was hung upside down from a ceiling fan and severely beaten by his teacher, Qari Ziauddin, at the seminary or madrassa in Vihari, near Lahore on Thursday, they said.
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“Qari Ziauddin, who teaches Qu’ran to boys in Qari Latif Islamic school, hanged Atif upside down on a ceiling fan in the school after beating him with sticks, which caused his death,” local police official Akram Niazi told AFP.
The teacher also failed to take the boy to hospital after he fell ill and his condition deteriorated, he said. (Richard Dawkins.net)