From a BBC article, here: Albino killers get death penalty – BBC News
Part of the article:
Four Tanzanians have been sentenced to death by hanging for killing an albino man last year – one of a spate of such murders in the country.
[…] Witchdoctors sell good-luck potions made from the body parts of albino people for thousands of dollars.
More than 50 albino people are thought to have been murdered in the past two years in Tanzania.
Analysts say thousands of albino people are now living in fear, especially in villages in the north-west where the majority of the murders have occurred.
It seems that witchdoctors are making a fortune by selling potions made from albino body parts. Hey, if people are going to believe in that fable about Zombie Jesus, why not believe that albino parts in a potion will cure you or make you powerful? Same amount of proof – have to have faith. Probably use the potions to ward off witches – Look, no witches, must be working! Go figure. I wonder how they prove that said potions are, in fact, made from albino body parts? Do they keep digital photos of the body and show which part the potion was made from? Inquiring minds want to know!
Once again, anytime you make something more sacred than human beings, you devalue the life of a human. When a witchdoctor, or priest, or politician, has more power than a common man, you know the society is in deep doo-doo.