An 11 year old Albino child was grabbed in Swaziland, shot, dragged away and later found beheaded.
Earlier this year, another 11-year-old albino child was killed close to the same spot in Swaziland and her hand was removed.Police believe both children may have been targeted because of a belief by witch doctors that the blood and body parts of albinos - who lack pigment in their eyes, hair and skin - can bring good luck and fortune when used in potions.
A horrifying video of a crowd watching a mob beat two teenage brothers to death has sparked mass demonstrations in Pakistan.
The video, broadcast on Pakistani news channels, shows a lynch mob taking turns to savagely beat the two boys with sticks, drawing blood from them before dragging and hanging their dead bodies from a nearby pole. But perhaps just as shocking is that none of the dozens of people and police watching tried to stop the vicious attack.
The News, an English-language daily newspaper, wrote: 'Is this what we are? Savages? So utterly bereft of a speck of humanity that a crowd of ordinary men are passive spectators to public murder?'
These are just two different examples from differing parts of the World. But, this sort of behaviour is prevalent in many parts of the world and I suppose I could have included stories from Albania, Somalia and many Arab states. So surely we must pose the questions, do we want immigrants from these countries where human life is held in such low esteem? When I posed a similar question a few posts back, I had people telling me that Scottish society has had many immigrants over the years, which had formed Scotland as it is today. Fair enough. Most of the people we are talking about embraced the Scottish culture. But is Western society now so sophisticated that people who would behead an albino kid or lynch two teenage boys on their way to play cricket, don't have the right to join it until their countries place a higher value on human life? I asked last post, is there any country, that's not European, that has added anything to civilisation, in the last 1000 years? I'm still waiting for an answer!