The AFP describes a police raid on a baby trafficking syndicate in Nigeria. Babies were being bred for resale at a hospital “in Enugu, a large city in Nigeria’s southeast”
The doctor in charge, who is now on trial, reportedly lured teenagers with unwanted pregnancies by offering to help with abortion.
They would be locked up there until they gave birth, whereupon they would be forced to give up their babies for a token fee of around 20,000 naira (170 dollars, 135 euros).
The babies would then be sold to buyers for anything between 300,000 and 450,000 naira (2,500 and 3,800 dollars) each, according to a state agency fighting human trafficking in Nigeria, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
What is the market for children in Africa? The BBC describes the various uses to which the traffic in humans, which may be as large as 200,000 individuals per year, are put:
In the eastern Nigerian city of Benin, girls and young women are sent to west Africa and Europe to work as prostitutes. Many go willingly, but some are tricked.
They are taken to a witch doctor, sworn to secrecy and end up in effective slavery to the middle men who smuggle them abroad. Other children are trafficked for work inside the country. Girls and boys as young as six are taken from desperately poor homes and placed as domestic workers with strangers in the city.
Those are the lucky ones. The AFP report says “In 2005, a Lagos-based orphanage suspected of ties to child trafficking rings, was shut down. There, charred baby-bones were discovered on the rubbish tip, leading to suspicion the orphanage was involved in the peddling of human body parts, possibly for use in rituals or for organ harvesting.”
In an age where strength has become synonymous with barbarism, it is important to remember that weakness is no virtue in itself. Evil is attracted to the defenseless and it is no accident that infants, the weakest humans of all, were at the center of the sacrificial cult of Moloch. “Moloch went by many names … Ba’al, Moloch, Apis Bull, Golden Calf, Chemosh …”
A rabbinical tradition attributed to the Yalkout of Rabbi Simeon, says that the idol was hollow and was divided into seven compartments, in one of which they put flour, in the second turtle-doves, in the third a ewe, in the fourth a ram, in the fifth a calf, in the sixth an ox, and in the seventh a child, which were all burned together by heating the statue inside.
We live in age of the concentration camp oven, the post-partum dumpster and infant trafficking. Moloch is still with us. He had many ancient names; and maybe modern pedophiles and ideologues know a few more.