Skip to comments.Priest in Zanzibar Is Burned in Another Attack on Clergy
Posted on 09/13/2013 6:32:19 PM PDT by Steelfish
Priest in Zanzibar Is Burned in Another Attack on Clergy By KATRIN BENNHOLD September 13, 2013
LONDON In another sign that religious tensions are on the rise in Zanzibar, a Roman Catholic priest was burned in an acid attack on Friday.
The attack was the latest aimed at Christian clergy members and churches in the last year on the Tanzanian island, which has a Muslim majority.
It also came a month after two British teenage girls volunteering at a nursery school had acid thrown at them in Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar City, and had to be flown back to Britain for skin grafts.
Mkadam Khamis, the deputy police commissioner for Zanzibar, said that by midnight no arrests had been made in the attack on the priest, the Rev. Joseph Mwangamba, who was hospitalized after the attack.
News reports said that his attackers had waited for Father Mwangamba as he was leaving an Internet cafe in the Mlandege area of the island, a popular tourist destination about 20 miles off the coast of the mainland.
Still we dont know who did this, Mr. Khamis said in a telephone interview.
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Don’t call it “acid-throwing”; call it “Muslim Baptism”.
New Martyr ping.
The NY Times just can't bring itself to report truthfully. It's just another case of "religious tensions", after all. No perpetrator can be found, and no motive can be assigned or inferred. Obviously, both sides must be at fault for causing "religious tensions" (unless, of course, it's the victims' fault).
If I remember my high school science correctly, acid is a chemical.
So a priest is murdered with a chemical weapon.
Oh, but he’s a Christian. And it’s only one body. Doesn’t meet the NYT threshold for gore.