Voodoo practitioner tries to jinx Bush
November 16, 2006

BOGOR, Indonesia – A renowned black magic practitioner performed a voodoo ritual Thursday to jinx President George W. Bush and his entourage while he was on a brief visit to Indonesia.

Ki Gendeng Pamungkas slit the throat of a goat, a small snake and stabbed a black crow in the chest, stirred their blood with spice and broccoli before drank the “potion” and smeared some on his face.

“I don’t hate Americans, but I don’t like Bush,” said Pamungkas, who believed the ritual would succeed as, “the devil is with me today.”

He said the jinx would sent spirits to posses Secret Service personnel guarding Bush and left them in a trance, leading them into falsely thinking the President was under attack, thus eventually causing chaos in Bogor Presidential Palace, where the American leader was scheduled to meet President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday.

Indonesia the world’s most populous Muslim country, however many still practicing animist rituals, including black magic, that predate Islam’s arrival in the archipelago.

“I am doing voodoo, because other ritual would not work,” he told reporters after he conducted the gory ritual about 1 kilometers from the palace.

i question the use of the term “voodoo”, which is a tradition that comes to us from africa by way of the carribean, and not related to the traditions of indonesia in any way… either the person reporting it mistranslated some indonesian term, or the indonesian practitioner himself is severely screwed up.

4 thoughts on “739”

  1. Yeah, I’ll admit to that, at least in this particular regard. I think I’m an optimist in others.

  2. Riiight. That’s probably not Voodoo, but some media construction of it mixed with media constructions of Satanism and other things.

    I doubt it’ll work, much as a large chunk of the world wouldn’t mind were Mr. Bush to expire or be unable to discharge the duties of his office.

  3. Yeah, voodoo is another silly word. He’s most likely a misunderstood member of some local animist practice. I’ve always found it interesting how animism mostly got integrated into Hinduism, particular Shiva/Shakti worship and Tantra.

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