American Killed By Bow And Arrow-Wielding Tribe On Remote Indian Island

Submitted by: trimble 3 weeks ago in News & Politics
John Allen Chau, 27, was apparently hoping to bring Christianity to the tribe.

Note: This story was submitted by both Trimble and LordJim, albeit with links to a different video and an article, respectively. I've swapped in the video below because it seems to have the most up-to-date information. Thanks. -Squrlz.

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Female 8
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Male 45,690
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Isn't that India's forbidden island. The native people have murdered anyone who's ever set foot on the  island
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Male 1,928
dm2754 I recall reading that one government boat and group of officials (who brought tribute) was allowed to come visit, briefly. Besides the helicopter mentioned, another government agency did make contact with them after the tsunami.
But yeah, they have little patience for 'visitors' and if you don't listen to the warning shots? You don't get a second chance.

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

Chau apparently went to the island, got shot at, went back to the boats and the next day returned... he really did ask for it :p
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Male 6,322
gohikineko "he really did ask for it"
Yeah. Can't disagree there. I wouldn't say he deserved it. Don't know enough about him to put it that way but he certainly brought it upon himself.
My sincerest sympathies to his family and all who cared about him.

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Male 9,383
dm2754 I believe there was a British presence in the days of the Raj. Which goes some way to explain why there are only a few dozen natives left.

edit. Just checked. Intermittent contact but no settlements. I guess they had nothing worth taking.
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Male 572
This might be the sign they want to post.

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Male 45,690
The Sentinelese literally live in harmony with their world, that island.
Not taking too much nor causing too much harm. They live, grow, die.

But let's fuck that up with our diseases, get them hooked on sugar,
force feed religion, and be sure to give them alcohol .

Why can't we just leave well enough alone ?


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Male 45,690
Islanders 1 - Christians Zero

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Male 361
I have no sympathy for idiotic proselytizers.  He deserved it.   
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Male 13,289
Maybe he should have prayed harder before he went.
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Male 2,868
holygod His faith was not true. He was not pure of heart.
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Male 290
holygod Didn't have enough thoughts, apparently.
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Male 1,166
I think equal blame should go to the dumb asses who brainwashed him into being such a zealot in the first place. I wouldn't wish death upon anyone but this guy made two attempts and was faced with hostility then went in for a third try. All to spread fairy stories! He had it coming. Some might argue but I see much arrogance in the way people take such drastic steps to try and push their beliefs upon others.
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Male 45,690
mrteatime   "I wouldn't wish death upon anyone" ........ I would.

I have a 'Better Dead' list. It's short but the world would turn easier without
the weight of these people dragging it down.  
Kim Jong Un for example.
My ex was on it but fortunately died so the list is shorter now.
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Male 290
Gerry1of1 And who never would be missed — who never would be missed! ... And they'll none of 'em be missed — they'll none of 'em be missed!
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Male 2,239
stevopusser 
"All muggers, joggers, buggers, floggers
People who play golf"
(update by Eric Idle)
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good for the tribespeople.
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Male 782
Kind of reminds me of the idiots who climb the fences at Zoos to "Be One" with the lions...
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Male 2,239
Shelworth And then the keepers force the lions to practice 'Catch and Release'!
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Male 223
There must be incest all over the island
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Male 2,239
dieseljuice1891 "There must be incest all over the island"
With a population between 40 and 400 (they won't fill out census forms), I don't see how they can avoid it. Perhaps the missionaries should be sending in young women.
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Male 223
semichisam01 That idea is better than sending in a mid twenties christian man. Send in some ladies of the evening!
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Male 2,239
dieseljuice1891 "Send in some ladies of the evening!"

And not just evening. I like a good matinee. I think we're onto something. 
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semichisam01 Shit this is 2018, "Ladies of whenever"...
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Male 9,383
Perhaps he just wasn't the right man for the job. If these poor, benighted heathens are to accept the word of Christ it will take someone exceptional; not only a skilled and profound biblical scholar but also highly trained in numerous martial arts and with subtle mind-skills. Ideally a practicing scientist. If only such a one could be found I'd chip in a few quid for the air-fare.
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LordJim That would be a job for President Trump... he is the most stable genius
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Male 9,383
bret_watson Well, he has already assured us that he would run unarmed innto a school shooting so bows and arrows would be small beer.
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Male 13,289
LordJim I don't know if it's possible, but can we find someone who also has a grasp of order of operations and the truth about 9/11? It's important that the tribe learn things. The tribe probably already knows the earth is flat.
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Male 2,868
holygod I see what you did there. I'll second that.
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Male 2,239
LordJim "If only such a one could be found I'd chip in a few quid for the air-fare."
I'm in.
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Male 3
Napalm the bastards, until they accept the word of Christ
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Male 9,383
skarobski Which in this case was, "Aaargh".
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Male 1,928
What an idiot, he got what he deserves :/
Those people want to be left alone, they are VERY clear about it.
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Male 2,239
In one of my favorite stories, which has to be apocryphal, NASA asks an old Navajo man to record something in Navajo to put into a probe heading out of the Solar System. When he had finished recording, they asked him what he had said. He told them it was a hope for all people to live in peace. When he got home, a friend asked him what he said to the recording machine. "I said, 'Watch out for these guys. They're here to steal your land'".
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Male 9,645
semichisam01 Wow, if that's true, that's gold.
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Male 45,690
semichisam01   LOL    I hope that's true
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Male 45,690
What a selfish dumbass. Looking for an adventure and glory
and who cares is 75% die of the diseases he carries with him
they'll know about a new god besides their own so that's a comfort to them.
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Male 118
" apparently hoping to bring Christianity to the tribe"

Obviously they weren't interested
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Male 45,690
drwhowho   That's how I treat Jehovah's Witnesses when hey come to my door.
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Male 9,383
Gerry1of1 I always invite them in. I'm perfectly polite and offer high-quality soft drinks ( Fentimans ).  I let them talk and take notes without interrupting, except to ask "Do you mean that literally?"

I think 20 minutes is the longest they have lasted before finding an excuse to leave. Haste ye back.
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Male 2,239
LordJim OMG! You ARE bored.
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Male 1,886
LordJim In my university days in the ancient past, my room mate (who despises the JW in a big way) saw two approaching our rental house (4 students) early on a Saturday morning.  He answered the door still wearing his bathrobe.  We couldn't hear anything but about 30 seconds later they were walking back toward the street.  When he came back into the kitchen we asked what he said to them. he said " I just said 'good morning, boys' and then they left."

Apparently, his bath robe fell open just as he opened the front door, but before he opened the outer screen door . . .
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Male 2,239
Gerry1of1 "That's how I treat Jehovah's Witnesses..."
Well, I can't fault you for the arrows, but you might reconsider the body dragging.
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Male 45,690
semichisam01   It's not far, just to kitchen where I keep the big knives.
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Male 2,868
Gerry1of1 Tell them you're Catholic and watch them run. Great fun.
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