Monday, May 21, 2012

How Long, Lord?

I don't even have words for this:

A British citizen has been arrested in Bangkok on suspicion of smuggling human infant corpses for use in black magic rituals after the bodies of six babies were found in a suitcase in a hotel room, Thai police have said. 

Chow Hok Kuen, 28, a British citizen born in Hong Kong of Taiwanese parents, was arrested in Bangkok's Chinatown and was being held for possession of human remains, according to reports. 

The bodies belonged to babies aged between two and seven months, Wiwat Kumchumnan, sub-division chief of the police's children and women protection unit, told Reuters, though other reports suggested they were aborted human foetuses rather than dead full-term babies. Photographs obtained by Reuters appeared to show corpses too small to have survived to term. 

Some of the remains had been covered in gold leaf, said police, apparently for use in black magic rituals.

I thought about maybe drawing the connection between this kind of stuff and embryonic stem-cells, but the horror of this whole situation made me decide to put that post off to another day.

Lord, have mercy.

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