World Health Organization: 1 in 3 Somalis are Insane


The Doctor Will See You Now

Do we really need more Somali immigration? Aside from incidents like Westgate in which Somali terrorists kill non-Muslims, according to the World Health Organization, most of the country is insane.

That may explain some things.

Somalia has one of the world’s highest rates of mental illness with one in three people affected, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The cause is Somali Muslim violence. And drugs.

After the war, he believes the second biggest contributor to mental health issues is the widely used stimulant khat. The plant, which is chewed for its euphoric effects, has been linked to psychosis and depression.

Clearly we need more Somali immigrants to bring their brand of drug and Islam induced mental illness over here. But advanced Somali Muslim medicine has the answer. Just lock them with a hyena.

In Somalia there’s a belief that a mentally ill person can be cured by shutting them in a room with a hyena

…and if that doesn’t work.

Mentally ill people in the war-ravaged country are often chained or locked up. Others are tied to trees and abandoned when their families are forced to flee fighting.

In one of the most moving radio interviews I’ve heard in a long time, psychiatric nurse Abdirahman Ali Awale, who is commonly known as Dr Habeeb, told how he was reduced to tears every day by what he sees.

“I have saved many, many patients who have been left to die. They have been tied to a tree and abandoned simply because they are mentally ill,” he told the BBC World Service.

It must be hard to tie 1/3 of the country to a tree.

Many Somalis attribute behavioural problems to bad spirits and seek help from religious leaders or traditional healers. One of the most extreme treatments involves locking a person up with a hyena.

“In Somalia, there’s this belief that hyenas can see everything including the thing that causes mental illnesses,” says Habeeb.

“Two hyenas were brought from the bushes and brought to Mogadishu. Patients were locked in a room with the hyena with the belief that when the thing that caused the mental problem sees the hyena it would leave the body of the patient and the patient would be fine after that.”

This treatment is not cheap – the cost can be around $560, according to Habeeb.


Hyenas are as expensive as psychiatrists. You would think that anyone could just grab a hyena, there must be plenty of them in Somalia, and stick it in a room with you… without a PhD.

What’s with the hyena health care markup? Does Somalia use its own Chargemasters or did they pass ObamaCare?

I’d like to see an effectiveness study on hyenas vs psychiatrists.

WHO says most mentally ill people in Somalia are chained up or imprisoned.

Habeeb told the BBC more than 170,000 people have been “locked and … left to die”.  And no one in authority is talking about it.

You don’t have to look hard to find numerous images on the internet showing people chained to trees, rocks and beds.

Apparently the Hyena Cure isn’t working.

But we shouldn’t pass judgement on cultural differences. If locking people up with hyenas or tying them to trees until they die is a culturally approved treatment for mental illness in Somalia, who are we to pass judgement on their culture?

  • Veracious_one

    1 in 3 is an underestimation…they’re Muslims…

  • Gee

    Perhaps the root cause is not khat or their wars – but the true problem the entire faces – Islam.

    • objectivefactsmatter


      • defcon 4

        It’s islamabababphobia!

    • bruce lorraine

      I wonder what role muslim inbreeding plays on the levels of insanity in Somali’s & does the deep hatred they are taught from early childhood in the madrassah’s for all things non muslim play a. part also?

      • cacslewisfan

        There are quite a few articles about muslim inbreeding and high rates of birth defects and mental illness. Beware: the pictures are nightmarish.

        • bruce lorraine

          I visit bni & trop daily & have seen too many of the acts of the religion of peace, fortunately not in person.

  • snaphanen

    It includes very common depressions – no psychiatrist calls a depression ‘insanity’. Do you by the way have the original WHO source? I find only this newsstory about it

    • Daniel Greenfield
      • snaphanen

        Thank you so much ! *S

        • A Z

          Wow, a Swedish or Norwegian reader.

          • defcon 4

            Norway? Isn’t that an islamic state in N. Africa? Where rape and apathy are the national pastimes?

          • A Z

            I checked his posts. The majority had Nordic tags. A few were Denmark but most were Sweden or Norway.

            You know what” *S ” means?

            This is a good web site.

            There was a link from there to a site containing just films on Islam. One in particular was from Norway. It is called something like “Hippie Chick” She wanted to be multi cultural so she moved with hr husband and son to the multicultural district. The grade school son is so bullied that he cannot think straight no play in the neighborhood. If it went on for more than a year she should be arrested for child neglect, endangerment or something of the sort. Yeah that is the Nordic countries.

          • ziggy zoggy

            Hippy Chick is a true story.

          • A Z

            A have a few thousand copied stories to read fully, re-read and put into folders.

            I do nor know the link to that story off the top of my head. I might have it archived. Any red blooded American parent would have pulled their kid out of school at the end of the semester.

            To be tolerant is good. To be tolerant of others when it is not reciprocated is a sign of stupidity madness. or leftists psychosis.

            I got to find the link.

            there is another story that shows how stupid the Nordics are. That is how stupid the Nordics who are leftists.

            The literally moved people out of their government apartments elderly people in the 80s to make way for Muslim immigrants. That was Sweden

            The paper that any social contract promised by a leftists is worth more than the actual agreement.

          • ziggy zoggy

            Yeah, the Swedish government thinks it can remain in power no matter how many islamopithecines are allowed to squat there. Madness.

  • A Z

    I thought Mr. Greenfield was being gratuitous with his humor when I saw the picture of the hyena, but I kept reading and …

    I am floored.

    • Drakken

      That is the tame version, they use Hyenas to kill prisoners they take and let them eat them. There are much much worse versions I assure you.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Few Westerners could actually stomach a full measure view of life (and death) in some of those holes.

        • Drakken

          You cannot describe the place unless you smelled it, saw it and experienced the true depravity of these savages. Every time I see one of these skinnies in the Mpls/St. Paul area I say to myself, there is one you missed.

          • Justin_Igger

            N1ggers do not deserve to live in any modern civilized human society.

          • tom

            All people have to earn their keep and not depend on others for generations.

  • bob e

    gotta’ be at least 2 1/2..

  • Sweetness

    I’m surprised that the endemic in-breeding was not mentioned as a factor. 1300 years of first cousin marriages has a not so surprising deleterious effect upon a superstitious society.

  • antioli

    Perhaps the Imams should declare Khat against Islamic law. After all the Wahabi have declared alcohol coffee and tobacco against Islamic law.

    Send mayor Bloomberg there to enforce gun control.

    • defcon 4

      Coffee is haram? Tobacco too? I thought the whole concept of drinking coffee was from the Mid-East?

      • Daniel Greenfield

        Wahhabis haram things like there’s no tomorrow

  • edlancey

    I’d be depressed if I was a Somali as well…

    • UCSPanther

      Nothing brings one down like living in a lawless and violent land…

      • defcon 4

        Kinda like many islamic states. I guess killing and raping the najjis kaffir is just about all they have to look forward to.

        • tom

          Then there’s Mandela’s Paradise where 17,000 are murdered yearly…many simply because they are white. The msm hides all of it.

    • tom

      I feel sorry for the hyenas.

  • UCSPanther

    Khat is plant that is native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula, and has been used as a drug for thousands of years.

    It produces an alkaloid known as Cathinone, a CNS stimulant, and carries many of the same health hazards as cocaine and amphetamine.

    • ziggy zoggy

      Is that why Somalis are so skinny? They’re tweakers?

  • DanlBoone

    khat -> mephedrone -> bath salts

  • defcon 4

    I thought mental illness was caused by sorcerers, witches or Djinns? Maybe the Somalis should be looking into that angle. They might try contacting the Saudi religious police who are experts in such matters.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Apparently Somalia Science has determined it all comes down to the Hyenas.

      • Drakken

        You haven’t seen or heard of what else they use those Hyenas for and it is extremely brutal. Frankly speaking, I have much more sympathy for those animals than I do the skinnies.

        • defcon 4

          I saw a muslime drowing at the beach so I sent for help — I just hope the postcard gets there in time.

      • defcon 4

        A cheap cure for certain. No long, drawn out hours of therapy for months on end, just a few hours w/a Hyena. It’s almost like communing with nature. I just hope Hyenas aren’t considered dogs.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Either you get well or the hyena eats you

  • defcon 4

    I used to know a Marine who was sent to Somalia as part of a MEU. He told me that it was commonplace to see men walking around w/loaded AK-47’s and pickup trucks armed w/the Warsaw Pact equivalent of the 50 caliber machine gun (12.7 mm?). The Somalis even fired an RPG at his detachment of Marines, for no rational reason at all. Another ideal Islamic state.

    • Drakken

      I wonder if it was the same detachment I was with? You got the tame version of what the skinnies did and still continue to do. The coast of Somalia is the most shark infested place on earth, and the sharks eat well.

      • defcon 4

        He was out of the 1st Marine Division. It was sometime in the 1990’s. He told me the Somali who fired the RPG received a lot of 5.56mm x 45mm rounds in return and a quick trip to islamic heaven.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      They like shooting a lot over there, but they don’t know how to aim

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Just about like they drive.

  • Erudite Mavin

    A good reminder Daniel to those who don’t see this first hand.
    There are over 15,000 Somalians here in San Diego, the bulk living
    off of American taxpayers, section 8 housing, welfare, food stamps, MediCal, etc.
    not to mention some are arrested and put through the Federal court system,
    sending money back to Al Shabab

    • Daniel Greenfield

      And not just in SD

      • Erudite Mavin

        Exactly, Minn. has even more along with other areas.

    • herb benty

      Toronto, Canada has a significant population, and yes, lots of problems Why are we not importing the CHRISTIAN refugees, the ones who are truely persecuted and have nothing against us? Why just the fanatically insane Islamists?

      • defcon 4

        The US federal government is corrupt.

        • herb benty

          Hi again, I recently read how the “establishment” passes Laws then profit from insider info, corrupt yes! BUT are they suicidal also…or are immigrants like the story above and the USA southern border SIEVE simply the extreme lengths they will go to protect their RULERSHIP?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            They’re corrupted by financial greed and by lust for power. Their desire for power leads them to come up with these manipulative schemes that apparently justify bigger budgets and bigger government.

          • herb benty

            So, “the love of money is the root of all evil”, applies here.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Accumulating money is accumulating purchasing power. I’d say the lust for power is the root of all evil, but love of money in today’s world is almost saying the same thing.

          • herb benty

            I agree Power is the tyrants endgame alright. I was just doing a Bible quote, that noted evil people put money ahead of people, country and their Maker.

      • bruce lorraine

        Why just the fanatically insane Islamists?
        Obummer is single handedly trying to change the face of America with his muslim immigration policies & also trying bring a caliphate into the Middle East by giving the muslim brotherhood a seat at the world table.
        I wonder if he believes he’s the twelfth Imam?

        • herb benty

          Well if he isn’t, he sure as hell is paving the way for him!

      • Erudite Mavin

        Exactly, it is a serious problem up your way and Europe also.
        San Diego though has over 55,000 Chaldean Catholic Iraqis
        who escaped and still arriving. They are far more an asset
        than the Jewish – Christian hater Muslims.

        • defcon 4

          There was an Iraqi Christian women who related to my ACT for America chapter the nature of the islam0fascist persecution Christians face in Iraq.

        • herb benty

          Good for you folks, I’d happily have those Catholics and I’m a Protestant.

          • tom

            Our elites HATE Christianity, so cover those crosses up before Barack Hussein visits.

          • herb benty

            They sure do! I think they hate God too. The Adversary is a master deceiver.

      • WinstonCN

        Because we’re wussies

        • herb benty

          WCN, you have a point there, I noticed over the years how all the “spokes” in the leftist wheel were busy wimpifying the Western male. For decades the white male has been portrayed as bigoted( All in the Family etc.), Religously corrupt( any number of crooked preachers), Mean to women by radical Feminism( male chauvinist pig) and on and on. And of course Karl Marx, ( destroy the Western male’s RUGGEDNESS). They have been setting this up for a long, long time, they were just waiting for Obama.

    • WinstonCN

      Yes well said

  • Pica_pica

    Born with a low IQ doesn’t help.

    • Justin_Igger

      All of African decent are officially mentally retarded by normalized human standards.

      • defcon 4

        Stormfront is —————-> that a way.

      • tom

        An IQ in the 60’s to 80’s range is a problem. America’s now collectively dumber than the average person on Earth due our immigration insanity.

  • nev

    the importation and use of khat is legal in the uk , the libtards say to ban it would be against the 1/2 million Somali herbivoures cultural and human rights , !!!! nev(uk)

  • williamruffian

    Islam is what happens when cousins marry

  • Jakareh

    “The doctor will see you now.” LOL

    And I bet it’s the less cute spotted hyena:

    • defcon 4

      That was a great line that Mr. Greenfield came up with.

  • Justin_Igger

    I sure hope this doesn’t surprise anyone. 3 out of 3 American n1ggers are officially mentally retarded and insane by human standards.

  • Skeptic7

    Those poor hyenas.

  • tom

    1 in 3 insane? Then we know how many liberals there are in Somalia, don’t we?

    If you locked Hillary Rodham in a room with a hyena, how would you know which one was laughing? It couldn’t hurt her.

  • margstar

    And I know that this whole subject would be classified as “hate speech” to St Cloud Times even tho we in MN have the highest numbers of Somali refugees and CAIR & Dems/libs fight any attempt to expose even the slightest hint of truth. Example: I wrote editor explaining opposition to UN resolution 16/18 anti-blasphemy issue. They edited out these words: taqiyya, dhimmi and jizya and refuse to do honest reporting by giving BOTH sides. My question is: who are the invaders? Who comes to dominate and repudiate our laws? We have every right to fight for our way of life.

  • Bill James

    Can ALL of these failures be the fault of White Man, or just

    -The CIA World Fact Book publishes a list of longevity ranked by nations. Africa is ranked at the bottom – longevity as low as in the 40’s.

    Ranking of countries by murders per 100,000 in 2012 as reported by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime:
    1. Africa 17.0
    2. Americas 15.4
    3. Asia 3.1
    4. Europe 3.5
    5. Oceania 2.9
    6. World 6

    -The Human Development Report (HDR) is an annual milestone published by the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development
    Programme (UNDP). It ranks nations by literacy rates: Africa is on the bottom.

  • tickletik

    “Hyenas are as expensive as psychiatrists.”

    Some would argue that they are almost as effective. And by “they” I am referring to the shrinks and other quacks in the mental health profession.

  • ConcernedCitizen999

    Actually there is a lot of evidence that the high incidence of mental illness in some Middle Eastern populations is Toxoplasmosis, Toxoplasma gondii, a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. It attacks the brain, it has devastating effects in mice which is it’s normal victim, but it also infects humans, causes death in infants and has been blamed for schizophrenia in children and adults. What is beyond doubt is that the infection rate in Middle Eastern populations is very high compared to Western populations. It’s been suggested that toxoplasmosis accounts in part for the insane behavoir of affected Middle Eastern populations. It makes me wonder if an infectious agent caused the bizarre mental symptoms of Mohammed as evidenced by his bizarre writings, the Koran.

  • The March Hare

    It is also a good test for IQ. If you’re smart, you’ll get out of there.

  • Toby B. Goode

    So I take it 2/3 of them weren’t examined at all.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Whereas we just call them Obamacrats.

  • ImNoDhimmi

    The outcome of 1400 years of inbreeding.

  • WinstonCN

    I blame the Zionists.

  • Fun Loving Nihilist

    N’ggers. Enough said.

  • Bootlips Johnson

    I approve of locking those n!ggers up with hyenas or tying them up to tree’s till they die. Very sound cures. LOL

  • Expectations

    The world’s most failed state undergoing over 2 decades of war and constant fighting. Not surprising at all.