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Old 02-17-2010, 01:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: Haitians will defend their sovereignty ~ the REAL news network


PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's voodoo priests are objecting to anonymous mass burials as an improper way to handle the tens of thousands of dead from the earthquake -- and have taken their complaint to President Rene Preval...

Dumping the dead in hurriedly excavated mass graves without proper rites is seen as desecration in a country where many believe in zombies -- dead bodies brought back to life by supernatural forces who could persecute the living...

More than half of Haiti's 9 million people are believed to practice voodoo, a religion with roots in Africa. Some 80 percent also are Catholic and most Haitians see no conflict between the two.
after Katrina there were comments along the same lines, giving up Christmas to celebrate Kwanzaa in some churches is what brought the disaster down on New Orleans...
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