A Doctor in Iraq, Watching a Faith Healer at Work
By AMIR A. AFKHAMI, M.D.
Published: December 27, 2010
"Moreover, blaming the jinn allowed the family to see the young woman’s misbehavior as aberrant and shifted responsibility from her to a supernatural being. My Iraqi colleague agreed that despite his own strongly secular perspective, he still believed that honest faith healers fulfilled an important role in a war-ravaged country with a severe shortage of mental health professionals. "