“Witchcraft works like doping in sports”
Witchcraft is much more efficient than many religions because it actually resolves problems in this life and not only in the afterlife. That is why witchcraft can function hand in hand with other religions.
“It works like doping in sports. Although, instead of taking illegal substances, spiritual substances are used. If it’s only small things you need help with, like school exams or love relations, the medicine does not have to be very strong. However, the more you ask for, the more powerful medicine it takes – and sometimes even human sacrifices. In Tanzania, people living with albinism are in particular victims of such witchcraft practices”, NAI researcher Terje Oestigaard explains.