Self Immolation of Tunisian Journalist Abderrazak Zirgui

Earlier today, a man self-immolated in the city of Kasserine in Tunisia. Identified as Abderrazak Zirgui, the man was a journalist who worked for Talevza TV – a Tunisian TV channel. He was reportedly disheartened by the state of the affairs in Tunisia and set himself on fire in a desperate attempt to draw the … Continue reading “Self Immolation of Tunisian Journalist Abderrazak Zirgui”

Self Immolation in Subhash Nagar of Delhi, India

In the Subhash Nagar area of Delhi, India, a man poured gasoline on himself and set himself on fire. The self immolation was preceded by what looks like a possible argument on the street, during which the man just calmly stood there. I don’t know much about what has prompted this drastic move. The cameraman … Continue reading “Self Immolation in Subhash Nagar of Delhi, India”

Man Sitting on Public Road Sets Himself on Fire

I don’t have much background info about this video. However the vehicles and the people remind me of India. The video shows a middle aged man sitting quietly on a public road and without much fanfare, he sets himself on fire. He barely flinches the whole time and even though his attempt at self immolation … Continue reading “Man Sitting on Public Road Sets Himself on Fire”

Young Nigerian Woman Has Her Heart Removed by “Ritualists”

The body of a young Nigerian woman was found dumped in the brush in an undisclosed area. The body, found back in February, had the heart removed from the chest cavity and the guts pulled out into a pile. The crime is believed to have been committed by ritualists in the area, harvesting body parts … Continue reading “Young Nigerian Woman Has Her Heart Removed by “Ritualists””

Self Immolation of Tibetan Monk in Ngaba

Ngaba is a Tibetan region of Sichuan province in China. It is notorious for self immolations by Tibetan Buddhist monks, who use the sacrifice as the only means to broadcast their struggle with the escalating repression by the Chinese government to the outside world. The first Tibetan ever to self immolate (February 27, 2009), was … Continue reading “Self Immolation of Tibetan Monk in Ngaba”

Before Being Slaughtered, Camel Gets His Last Revenge

This time of year, Muslims around the world celebrate Aïd Al Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice), which commemorates Abraham’s (Ibrahim) acceptance of God and willingness to sacrifice his son to fulfill the God’s command. Islamic version of the event differs from Christian one in that Abraham saw a vision about sacrificing his son and told … Continue reading “Before Being Slaughtered, Camel Gets His Last Revenge”

Two Moroccan Protesters Self Immolate in Rabat

The video is from January 2012. Moroccan university graduates were protesting high unemployment rates in the country and to show they mean business, two of them self immolated. One got off without major damage, but the other one was in critical condition. I think the one that got burned badly is the one to set … Continue reading “Two Moroccan Protesters Self Immolate in Rabat”

Thich Quang Duc Video – The First Monk Ever to Self Immolate

The car you see in the background of the picture and in the video of this post is a light blue Austin Westminster. Together, a Buddhist monk and this unassuming vehicle helped change Vietnam, and to some extent, the world. Together they formed one of the most iconic events and images of the 20th century. … Continue reading “Thich Quang Duc Video – The First Monk Ever to Self Immolate”

Guro Art – Tribal Sacrifice of a Young Girl by Impalement

Big thanks to Breanna for filling us up on Guro aka Anime Gore and pointing out a few good sources for quality Guro Art. This particular drawing depicts vicious tribal sacrifice that involved impalement of a young girl on a sharpened branch of the tree. Young girl bears what appears as tribal tattoo art on … Continue reading “Guro Art – Tribal Sacrifice of a Young Girl by Impalement”