Kabiyesi Alaafin has published a letter to show support for the persecuted Afro Brazilians. Transcript below:
The Brazilian devotees of the religion
Àṣà òrìṣà aláàfin comes through this public declaration externalize his support for all devotees of òrìṣà in Brazil
There has got to be introduced, a way to discern who is who nowadays in Yoruba traditional religion. When I read the headline FAKE IFA PRIESTS ARE TAKING OVER AMERICA and saw the name of the Ifa priestess
I would say the "Ayes" have it. Or maybe the "Nays" are more timid with their protests
So far, quite a few people have come out vociferously in support.
"...With proven leadership ability and the requisite courage where older
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ALAAFIN TO ARABA
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Alaafin published this letter in October 2016. He who has ears, let him hear....
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