The idea that evil spirits can possess people has been popularised by each Hollywood and your grandmother.
Tales as outdated as time spoke of exorcism as part of just about each faith; They’re additionally featured in mass media by way of numerous motion pictures corresponding to 1973’s The Exorcist, 2016’s The Exorcism of Anna Ecklund and lots of extra.
On Twitter, @vocativ shared an exorcism of a special form, that includes footage of individuals present process exorcism to purge their ‘homosexual’ demons in Padang, Indonesia.
The tweet wrote “These Muslim clerics are doing exorcisms on LGBTQ individuals to ‘remedy’ them… and it seems terrifying.”
These Muslim clerics are doing exorcisms on LGBTQ individuals to ‘remedy’ them… and it seems terrifying pic.twitter.com/YE3ERB08me
— Vocativ (@vocativ) November 28, 2018
The video, which witnessed numerous people undergo the so-called “remedy” is alleged to quickly funded by the nation’s taxpayers.
Unbelievable however true, Indonesia’s LGBTQ exorcism is excess of only a cult following.
However netizens have been removed from satisfied that such remedy is supposed to be the “remedy”, and a few condemned the video for placing Islam to disgrace.
One wrote “This can be a entire lie. The truth that the video created used Islam in a derogatory means is disgusting.”
Whereas one other replied, “However I stay in Indonesia. And that is true. That is taking place right here.”
To know extra in regards to the LGBTQ exorcism, the New Naratif revealed an article specializing in the LGBTQ exorcism as a means for individuals to “clear up their homosexuality issues.”
Led by an Ustadz, often called an professional within the area of Ruqyah, it’s mentioned that the remedy can be utilized for something from well being issues, failed companies, struggling relationships and homosexuals; as in response to Ruqyah professional Rudiawan Sitorus are “brought on by the identical demons”.
“I imagine that LGBTQ behaviour is a illness and that it’s brought on by a bodily and psychological disturbance from jinns (demons) who’ve succeeded in controlling the affected person’s physique.”
“Due to this fact we learn brief verses from the Quran and the hadiths, which we imagine will make the jinn which controls the affected person afraid making them depart the affected person’s physique.”
He provides that the acts of slapping the affected person arduous are with the aim of getting the jinn to depart the physique.
“The jinn likes to cover within the arteries.
“So I’ve to tug them out by massaging the circulatory system of the affected person.”
Laughable as it might appear, one can not deny the impression of such “therapies” and the lifelong trauma they will trigger to victims. It’s clear that LGBTQ individuals turn out to be simple targets as a result of stigma that they face in Indonesian society.
For the LGBTQ neighborhood in Indonesia going through persecution, these exorcisms solely appear to make it worse!
Faith isn’t an excuse to slap your buddies OK?
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