Satanic Abuse Myth: July 2004 Archives

July 15, 2004

Satan-obsessed social workers probed

Scotland: The recent shambles on the Isle of Lewis is to be investigated by the Social Work Services Inspectorate. Charges were dropped against eight people accused of abusing children in Satanic rituals, some of whom now plan to seek compensation.

Probe into collapsed abuse case - BBC News, 13th July 2004.

July 11, 2004

This is important

Scotland: A child abuser might never be caught thanks to institutional bigotry against Pagans.

Charges have been dropped against eight people accused of abusing children on the Isle of Lewis, in a case which bore all the hallmarks of the Satanic Ritual Abuse Myth pushed by religious fundamentalists in the late 80s and early 90s. The eight, all incomers, were accused of animal sacrifices, snuff movies, devil worship and the rape of children. They were ostracised by the rest of the community, their property vandalised, their car torched, their greenhouse smashed and bleach poured round their trees, and they received threatening phone calls. The case has so far cost taxpayers over £100,000. Why?

The Sellwoods and Campbells suspect that certain small prejudices may have coloured the investigation. Penny Campbell believes that the police showed blatant religious discrimination, equating paganism with devil worshipping ... Ian and I believe that it was because he described himself as pagan and I didn't that he was charged and I was released.

Vicky Allan, of the Sunday Herald, has spent the past nine months talking to the accused families, and her shocking article was published today.

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