Cultures that Engage in Modern-day Human Sacrifice

Most of us learned about the gruesome practice of human sacrifice in middle school (or maybe through an Indiana Jones movie). The Mayans cut the beating hearts out of their victims to win favors with the Gods. The God of Israel asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. The Chimu tribe sacrificed 140 children in one ritual to appease the God of the sea. The Inca sacrificed children to the Sun God…