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American 'killed in India by endangered Andamans tribe'

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An American man has 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.

He has been identified as John Allen Chau, a 27 year old from Alabama.

Contact with the endangered Andaman tribes living in isolation from the world is illegal because of the risks to them from outside disease.

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

Silly, silly boy.

For those who don't know about the North Sentinel Island, its inhabitants are completely un-contacted, it's speculated they don't even know how to produce fire, virtually every story about contact with this tribe has ended in violence, they have killed a number of people that have intentionally or unintentionally ended up on the Island.

For you budding anthropologists out there, this is a fascinating topic, there's limited information, but what is there is fascinating.

Feel sorry for this persons family, but at the same time, this was an extremely dangerous and ill advised idea that was 99.99% likely to end in violence.
 

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Yeah, I read about that tribe. Wasnt contact with them expressly forbidden? How in the hell did he get somebody to take him there? Oh well, another Darwin award winner.
 

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Yeah, I read about that tribe. Wasnt contact with them expressly forbidden? How in the hell did he get somebody to take him there? Oh well, another Darwin award winner.

The Indian government made it illegal as contact with the modern world may wipe them out due to disease.

Boy must have paid those fisherman well, but they're in major **** for taking him over there.
 

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

Silly, silly boy.

For those who don't know about the North Sentinel Island, its inhabitants are completely un-contacted, it's speculated they don't even know how to produce fire, virtually every story about contact with this tribe has ended in violence, they have killed a number of people that have intentionally or unintentionally ended up on the Island.

For you budding anthropologists out there, this is a fascinating topic, there's limited information, but what is there is fascinating.

Feel sorry for this persons family, but at the same time, this was an extremely dangerous and ill advised idea that was 99.99% likely to end in violence.

Krikey. You'd think inbreeding would bring them low some day.
 

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Yeah, I read about that tribe. Wasnt contact with them expressly forbidden? How in the hell did he get somebody to take him there? Oh well, another Darwin award winner.

Apparently, the fishermen who took him are being prosecuted.
 

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

Silly, silly boy.

For those who don't know about the North Sentinel Island, its inhabitants are completely un-contacted, it's speculated they don't even know how to produce fire, virtually every story about contact with this tribe has ended in violence, they have killed a number of people that have intentionally or unintentionally ended up on the Island.

For you budding anthropologists out there, this is a fascinating topic, there's limited information, but what is there is fascinating.

Feel sorry for this persons family, but at the same time, this was an extremely dangerous and ill advised idea that was 99.99% likely to end in violence.



Yeah; calamity already had a meltdown over this story ...

https://www.debatepolitics.com/beli...ng-christian-meets-maker.html?highlight=maker
 

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They shot arrows at him the day before and somehow he didn't get the message.
 

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Krikey. You'd think inbreeding would bring them low some day.

Hey, you're not wrong there.

There's no solid understanding of just how many people live on the island, estimates range from 50, to possibly 150, but the issue of figuring it out is exacerbated by what the potential impact of the 2004 Tsunami may have been on the population.
 

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You cant fix stupid, but apparently it can be killed.
 

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

Silly, silly boy.

For those who don't know about the North Sentinel Island, its inhabitants are completely un-contacted, it's speculated they don't even know how to produce fire, virtually every story about contact with this tribe has ended in violence, they have killed a number of people that have intentionally or unintentionally ended up on the Island.

For you budding anthropologists out there, this is a fascinating topic, there's limited information, but what is there is fascinating.

Feel sorry for this persons family, but at the same time, this was an extremely dangerous and ill advised idea that was 99.99% likely to end in violence.

Not much different that most big cities if you car breaks down in the wrong area.
 

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From what I was reading he was fine with dying in his effort to push his Christian beliefs onto these people.

I am fine with the result as well.
 

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

Silly, silly boy.

For those who don't know about the North Sentinel Island, its inhabitants are completely un-contacted, it's speculated they don't even know how to produce fire, virtually every story about contact with this tribe has ended in violence, they have killed a number of people that have intentionally or unintentionally ended up on the Island.

For you budding anthropologists out there, this is a fascinating topic, there's limited information, but what is there is fascinating.

Feel sorry for this persons family, but at the same time, this was an extremely dangerous and ill advised idea that was 99.99% likely to end in violence.

Nate Saint and four other Christian missionaries lost their lives in Equador under similar circumstances, but they were no fools. Not only did the natives eventually come to Christ but the fact of those men giving their lives in the jungle spurred an explosion in American missionary outreach to the whole world and floods of others began to volunteer to go preach Christ into the far reaches of earth. To borrow from the words of a former famous singer, "Jesus Christ and men like Nate Saint are more famous than the Beatles."
 

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From what I was reading he was fine with dying in his effort to push his Christian beliefs onto these people.

I am fine with the result as well.

Me too. This is a reminder that DIEversity kills.
 

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I took it as "Trespassing upon others can be bad for your health".
We need this tribe stationed at the Mexican border with their bows and arrows demonstrating how to protect our native land.
 

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We need this tribe stationed at the Mexican border with their bows and arrows and take action demonstrating how to protect your native land.

What we need is for people to once again have the smarts and the morality to respect the sovereignty of their fellow humans, to stop the efforts to violate them.
 

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We need this tribe stationed at the Mexican border with their bows and arrows demonstrating how to protect our native land.

Yeah, the U.S.A. should adopt a stone age perspective on the world :roll:
 

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We need this tribe stationed at the Mexican border with their bows and arrows demonstrating how to protect our native land.

Oh Jesus...

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Yeah, the U.S.A. should adopt a stone age perspective on the world :roll:
Well the liberal snowflake perspective is not protecting our sovereign southern border. Harsher brutal tactics need to be enacted to stop the third world invasion.
 

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Well the liberal snowflake perspective is not protecting our sovereign southern border. Harsher brutal tactics need to be enacted to stop the third world invasion.

:lamo

you don't actually know any Latinos and it should probably stay that way.
 

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"Local media have reported that Chau may have wanted to meet the tribe to preach Christianity to them."
 

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Well the liberal snowflake perspective is not protecting our sovereign southern border. Harsher brutal tactics need to be enacted to stop the third world invasion.

Cause if anyone knows anything about stealing land, its the white man.

Happy Thanksgiving ;)
 

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

Silly, silly boy.

For those who don't know about the North Sentinel Island, its inhabitants are completely un-contacted, it's speculated they don't even know how to produce fire, virtually every story about contact with this tribe has ended in violence, they have killed a number of people that have intentionally or unintentionally ended up on the Island.

For you budding anthropologists out there, this is a fascinating topic, there's limited information, but what is there is fascinating.

Feel sorry for this persons family, but at the same time, this was an extremely dangerous and ill advised idea that was 99.99% likely to end in violence.

I feel very sorry for him, and his family. He should not have gone, and the Indian fisherman who took him were utterly irresponsible.
 
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