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    American believed killed by isolated tribe on Indian island

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An American is believed to have been killed by an isolated Indian island tribe known to fire at outsiders with bows and arrows, police said Wednesday.


    Police officer Vijay Singh said seven fishermen have been arrested for facilitating the American’s visit to North Sentinel Island, where the killing apparently occurred. Visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government.


    The Sentinelese people live on the small forested island and are known to resist all contact with outsiders, often attacking anyone who comes near.


    The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.


    Indian media reports said the American was on an adventure trip to the islands and his body had been spotted by the fishermen. Singh said police were in the process of recovering the body.


    Singh said the man was killed Saturday. He declined to give any other details, saying he was investigating the case.


    Kathleen Hosie, spokeswoman for the U.S. Consulate in Chennai, the capital of southern Tamil Nadu state, said it was aware of reports concerning an American in the islands.


    “When a U.S. citizen is missing, we work closely with local authorities as they carry out their search efforts,” Hosie said. She said she could not comment further due to privacy considerations.


    Survival International, an organization that works for the rights of tribal people, said the killing of the American should prompt Indian authorities to properly protect the lands of the Sentinelese and other Andaman tribes.


    “The British colonial occupation of the Andaman Islands decimated the tribes living there, wiping out thousands of tribespeople, and only a fraction of the original population now survives. So the Sentinelese fear of outsiders is very understandable,” Stephen Corry, the group’s director, said in a statement.


    Shiv Viswanathan, a social scientist and a professor at Jindal Global Law School, said North Sentinel Island was a protected area and not open to tourists. “The exact population of the tribe is not known, but it is declining. The government has to protect them,” Viswanathan said.


    Poachers are known to fish illegally in the waters around the island, catching turtles and diving for lobsters and sea cucumbers. Tribespeople killed two Indian fishermen in 2006 when their boat broke loose and drifted onto the shore.

    https://www.apnews.com/674d3ef6e70544aeb6ace37a2d007b99

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    It's fairly well known that North Sentinel is hostile to the point that the Indian government has put it off-limits. The guy obviously knew that, and that's why he paid fishermen to take him there.

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    The island is much closer to Thailand and Burma than India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    It's fairly well known that North Sentinel is hostile to the point that the Indian government has put it off-limits. The guy obviously knew that, and that's why he paid fishermen to take him there.
    Not the most welcoming folk.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentinelese

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The island is much closer to Thailand and Burma than India.
    I didn't know that. No doubt the natives are related (way back) to the southern Thai indigenous negroid people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The island is much closer to Thailand and Burma than India.
    That's the place with the huge old prison, right?

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    Ah well, turns out he was one of those interfering god botherers.

    Som num na.

    The American missionary was called John Allen Chau and he had travelled to North Sentinel Island - one of the world's most isolated islands - with the intention of converting the people who live there to Christianity.
    American Missionary Killed With Arrows By Tribe On Remote Indian Island - LADbible


    A spokesperson for International Christian Concern said: ""We here at International Christian Concern are extremely concerned by the reports of an American missionary being murdered in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
    "Our thoughts and prayers go out to both John's family and friends. A full investigation must be launched in this this murder and those responsible must be brought to justice."
    How about you do what you should have done in the first place: fuck off and mind your own business.

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    Ah ha! Nort's article puts this idiot as a Bible basher. Well done to the tribals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Take a break from being a dick, manny.

    If you can.




    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Ah well, turns out he was one of those interfering god botherers.

    Som num na.


    Indeed.

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    Didn't the Americans learn from history that you don't mess about with people that carry bows and arrows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Ah ha! Nort's article puts this idiot as a Bible basher. Well done to the tribals!
    Yep.
    Well placed comeuppance.

    If it would only catch on worldwide, we'd be in clover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Take a break from being a dick, manny.

    If you can.





    I didn't see where the island in the OP, North Sentinel, was mentioned.

    You're getting more and more like Lulu these days: when wrong, you lash out and disparage your accuser even though you're the one in the wrong.
    Talk about being a dick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    I didn't see where the island in the OP, North Sentinel, was mentioned.
    I was talking about the group of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, obviously.

    You really are being a huge wanker rather frequently these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Didn't the Americans learn from history that you don't mess about with people that carry bows and arrows.
    The French did at Agincourt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    he American’s visit to North Sentinel Island, where the killing apparently occurred.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    It's fairly well known that North Sentinel is hostile to the point that the Indian government has put it off-limits.
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    said North Sentinel Island was a protected area and not open to tourists. “The exact population of the tribe is not known, but it is declining.
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The Sentinelese people live on the small forested island and are known to resist all contact with outsiders,


    And Cyrille thinks there was a prison on the island.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    You really are being a huge wanker rather frequently these days.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    You're getting more and more like Lulu these days: when wrong, you lash out and disparage your accuser even though you're the one in the wrong.
    Talk about being a dick...

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    American preacher killed with bows and arrows by Andamans tribe

    An American is reported to have been killed by an endangered tribe in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands.

    Fishermen who took the man to North Sentinel island say tribespeople shot him with arrows and left his body on the beach.

    Local media say he was a missionary. He has been identified as John Allen Chau.

    Contact with indigenous Andaman tribes living in isolation from the world is illegal. Estimates say the Sentinelese number between only about 50 and 150.

    Seven fishermen have been arrested for illegally ferrying the American to the island, police say.

    Local media have reported that he wanted to meet the tribe to preach Christianity to them.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-46286215


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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Local media have reported that he wanted to meet the tribe to preach Christianity to them.


    Always look on the bright side of life .... de dum de dum de dum de dum


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    Cool story. People have a lot more interesting life than me(((

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    " As Chau broke numerous laws in his attempts to make contact with the Islanders and that India considers the tribe to be a sovereign nation, it's unlikely that the courts will express any interest in prosecuting the Islanders, who currently number between 50 and 150 people."

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentinelese

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    I think more American Christians should visit there. I think all American Christians should visit there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    it's unlikely that the courts will express any interest in prosecuting the Islanders, who currently number between 50 and 150 people."
    Because no cop in his right mind would want to step foot on the island. They've probably got no speakers of the islander's language, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    They've probably got no speakers of the islander's language, anyway.
    and no english speakers among the tribe...so what was god boy's plan? I don't think he thought that one through

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