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URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/mexican-criminals-religion-dark/

Members of Mexican cartels are flocking to a new Mexican folk religion, and it puts a dark spin on Christianity. The religion involves devotion to La Santa Muerte, which translates to “Holy Death” or “Saint Death,” and can even include human sacrifice, reported Fox News.

The popularity of the religion among drug traffickers and violent criminals in Central Texas has raised concern among authorities, prompting Texas officials and the Catholic Church to warn about the dangers of the dark creed.

An FBI bulletin written by Robert J. Bunker, an academic and adviser to the government on security matters, noted the rise of the “criminalized and dark variant” of the Christian religion, pointing to many of its negative implications, which include “inspired and ritualistic killings.”

The bulletin said those who worship La Santa Muerte, who is depicted as a robed skeleton carrying a scythe in one hand and a globe or scales in the other, can partake of various forms of sacrifice that include the “ritual murder and butchering of humans.”

The report mentioned three instances where brutal killings took place in the name of Santa Muerte, killings that rival even the butchers of the Islamic State group.

We’re seeing more and more criminals that are praying to Santa Muerte,” Robert Almonte, a former El Paso narcotics detective and former U.S. marshal, told KVUE.

Which is the reason why citizens, especially those in law enforcement, should be aware of this dark practice.

Almonte conducts seminars to inform law enforcement officers about the signs of the Santa Muerte cult.

“Officers are entering homes on drug search warrants and they’re encountering elaborate Santa Muerte shrines,” an undercover Austin police officer told KVUE.

Almonte also said that those practicing the religion believe that more intense sacrifices will earn them favor with Santa Muerte.

It’s frightening to think that people practice this kind of “religion,” and it’s even more frightening that we are seeing evidence of it in our own cities.

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