Recently, the New York Times published an article called The Persecution of Witches, 21st Century Style. I highly recommend that everyone take a few minutes to read it.
Most of the examples of persecution detailed in this article didn't happen here in the United States, but it's a grim reminder of what we face. "Witchcraft" is often a term used by ignorant people to justify horrific crimes against others; these people were victims and weren't even practicing Witches.
In light of the fact that some of our readers and questioners come from some very dangerous places in the world, we want to take this opportunity to wish you all safety and peace. Take care of yourselves out there.