Anti-vaccination movements are being contested all around the world. In some places, worse than others, such as Uganda. Uganda’s hostile commitment to smoking out anyone associated with the anti-vaccination movement took a nasty last week as the country announced it would jail parents who don’t vaccinate their children. A terrifying movement which began in a few districts of Uganda has quickly spread throughout the country. The country also announced that children not vaccinated will be denied the right to attend school (this sounds familiar).
Children are required to carry vaccination cards. Children caught without current vaccination cards could potentially land their parents in a criminal case and eventually jail.
Officials in Uganda are blaming an anti-vaccination group, which they term as a Satanic group, on the new law. According to the BBC, Uganda’s religious leaders have been looking for ways to jail “the Satanists,” hence the passing of the law.
Some religious leaders have previously been arrested but could not be charged because there was no specific law, Ms Opendi added.
The cult that refused to immunise their children is known as 666 and was growing, she said.
“It started in a few districts in eastern Uganda, but now it has spread and now we are seeing it all over the country,” the minister said.
Uganda’s extreme reaction to those people who believe in anti-vaccination choice should serve as a wake-up call to the rest of the world where similar ideals are being pushed. In Australia this year, the government began taking away government funds from families in need for choosing not to vaccinate. The state of California was the first of the United States to begin denying children the right to attend public school. While Uganda is an extreme case, it is best to understand that extreme cases always start at the less slippery end of the slippery slope.
Uganda is using religion as a veil for fascist agendas. Uganda’s an incredibly religious community, so terming those who push movements you don’t agree with as “satanist” allows government policies to easier pass. This is similar to witch trials.
Keep in mind, Uganda has a rich history in this arena.
Hundreds’ of Ugandan children are being sacrificed every year by witch doctors who have convinced the country’s superstitious elite that mutilating them will make them even richer.
Shockingly, these ‘gruesome crimes against children’ are ‘expected to rise’ with the 2016 Ugandan elections fast approaching.
Wealthy businessmen are paying traditional healers ‘thousands of pounds’ to hunt down impoverished children and harvest their body parts, which they believe can cure impotence and boost their fertility, a children’s charity told MailOnline.
These witch doctors sever limbs and remove their genitals after snatching them on the way home from school or as they go to fetch water for their family. Their dismembered remains are later discovered in forests and building sites.
We live in scary times. Uganda may be an extreme example, but the reality of parents being jailed in the United States for not vaccinating their children shouldn’t be considered out of the realm of possibility. When we are placated, we are most vulnerable.
Uganda’s law was signed on March 10th but was just made public this week.