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• Witches face fine in Tajikistan (That’s right next to Durkastan)!

Ok when you get to the name of the country that this is taking place in you can go here to know where the hell it is. I’ve heard Michael Savage say on several occasions that the Islamofascists haven’t progressed their religion in 1000 years and I tend to believe it’s true. If you don’t want to follow the link I can tell you their religious population is: Sunni Muslim 85%, Shi’a Muslim 5%, other 10%. But this one takes the cake, didn’t we burn witches in the 1600’s?

‘Witches’ face fine in Tajikistan

The lower house of parliament in Tajikistan has endorsed a bill to try to tackle what it describes as fortune-telling and witchcraft. Those found engaging in superstitious activities could be fined $200 (£98).

Belief in the occult is widespread in many former Soviet societies. The Tajik authorities say those claiming occult powers are charlatans.

The bill still needs the upper house of parliament and the president to approve it, but this is considered a formality.

Earlier this year President Emomali Rakhmon introduced heavy fines for extravagant weddings and funerals as part of an anti-poverty drive. He set out strict limits on the numbers of guests, meals and cars permitted.

A draft text of the new law says: “Those indulging in sorcery and fortune-telling shall be fined between 30 and 40 times the minimum monthly wage.”

Tajikistan is the poorest of the ex-Soviet states in central Asia. It borders Afghanistan and suffered civil war between 1992 and 1997.

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