Jewish Zanzibar Acid Attack Victim Recovers at Home; Friend Awaits Surgery

August 12, 2013 7:53 pm 2 comments

Stone Town, Zanzibar. Photo: Wikipedia.

One of the Jewish girls who was the victim of a horrific acid attack in Zanzibar last week is at home recovering following surgery, while the other still awaits an operation for the injuries she sustained, the London Evening Standard reported on Monday.

Kirstie Trup was discharged from the hospital Sunday night and returned to her family’s home in Hampstead, London. But her friend Katie Gee was set to undergo surgery after suffering burns on 80 per cent of her right arm and 50 per cent of her torso.

Two men on a moped threw acid at the two 18 year old girls last week on the mostly-Muslim island off the coast of east Africa, where they were spending three-weeks working for a Christian nursery. While the motive for the attack is yet unknown, friends of the pair told police that they may have been targeted because they were Jewish.

Both girls knew how to behave and dress appropriately so as not to offend the mainly Muslim island’s cultural traditions, according to Gee’s mother, Nicky. They also did not openly display their Jewish heritage, the parents said.

Trup’s father, Marc, said both girls were “struggling to come to terms” with their burns.

“The enormity of their ordeal is having a devastating effect on them, as is the extent of the injuries,” he added.

2 Comments

  • I READ IN NUMEROUS MEDIA OUTLETS the girls are xtians.
    everyone wants to cliam this terrorist act for their own.
    I am curious.
    Maybe they are buddist.
    What are they?

  • It is the same old story repeated ad nauseum. There was the recent story about the Jewish (American, as I recall) boy in Egypt who was one of the first casualties of the recent violence there, although he was merely observing a demonstration. There as an English teacher. Jews, “doing good” consistently getting destroyed by those they were “trying to help.” Think of the communists in the old soviet union: on the forefront of the revolution, most were deposed, excommunicated as “cosmopolitans” and sent to the Gulag. At the forefront of the communist party and the socialists in Europe and the states, they are now reviled, despised, and treated like garbage. In germany they were turned on by both the communists and the nazi’s and now in eastern Europe, where in many instances they were at the forefront of the fight against soviet rule, they are now turned against by their own “nationalist” parties who despise them because they are part of the “international zionist/bankers/communist/ whatever/ conspiracy” to take over the world/the country/the money/the banks/ the whatever. I am not sure when this will ever end, but for anyone with a bit of intelligence, it is clear that our attempts as jews to cure the world usually end poorly for ourselves. When will we learn that our first responsibility will be, must be, to take care of ourselves? Not that we must do that to the exclusion of everything else, but that it must be a priority. Going somewhere where we are not wanted, in order to “do good” for others when it will get us maimed or killed is just stupid. And, as Forrest Gump once fictionally remarked: ” stupid is as stupid does.”
    Remember Daniel Pearl? the list just goes on and on.

    PS that do good thing usually doesn’t work too well anyway, as it often invites numerous unintended consequences, especially when done by governments and movements. No one ends up better, and the pigs end up replacing the humans in the farmhouse.

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