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Tue 22 Jul 2008 02:47 AM

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Dubai police arrest man for witchcraft - report

Ghusais resident who claimed to reunite estranged lovers held, items seized.

He promised to solve lovers' quarrels, but has instead landed himself in prison for practicing witchcraft.

Dubai Police say they have arrested an Arab man for practicing witchcraft and fraudulent deception, the Gulf News reported on Monday.

Police received a tip-off about the suspect, having traced him to an apartment in Al Ghusais, and arrested him red-handed, it said.

The report added that man had used stones and other strange objects in rituals which he claimed would reunite estranged couples and make them fall in love again.

Police also seized a number of bizarre objects and scripts from the suspect’s apartment, it added.

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Kaptain 12 years ago

Witchcraft is practised widely in Asia. Being effective, the practise has recognition of an industry in itself. Women, majorly and poverty stricken class are victims. Educated in-laws want from it means to demean their in-laws. Jealousy and envy are fuels in this industry. End result is just nothing materialistic but empty handedness. I know a couple of people who get it practised over innocent victims. They instead should be arrested, they finance it. They should be deported.

Aaqib 12 years ago

A couple of days ago ,I saw a report on Zee Tv about a Indian male person ,proudly saying that he had supernatural powers to heal sicknesses & various pains by almost the same method like rubbing his hands on people & reciting so-called verses, supposedly a gift bestowed upon him by God (as shown on TV). In this case ,if the above mentioned Arab man was of suspicious nature ,then why on the other hand, media & other official sources present the public, some of these people with honour ,charm & glamour. They are telecasted on the telly & print media with a lot of praise so as to encourage them in their activities & make all of us believe that a human has godly powers to heal, bring happiness, speculate our true future.

christine 12 years ago

Why don't they also arrest spa owners for ripping off people? "alright, so I'll rub this diamond on you, and you will instantly look younger and feel better" "If you have any other problems, I have a whole bag of other healing stones" 'if that doesn't work let our therapists rub some chocolate on you while I laugh all the way to the bank...muhahaha" And people actually think this works....