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.

Leave a Reply

Please note: comments may be published in the Algemeiner print edition.


Current day month ye@r *

More...

  • Arts and Culture Theater US & Canada New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    In his new play Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv, playwright Oren Safdie tackles an issue that he has a major concern with: the relationship between Israelis and left-leaning Diaspora Jews with their “I know better” critical views. At the heart of the one-act play is Tony, a Jewish and gay Palestinian sympathizer who expresses strong anti-Israel sentiments when the play begins and at one point even sides with a Palestinian terrorist who holds his captive. Tony, who is also an [...]

    Read more →
  • Music US & Canada Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    A Jewish comedy troupe released a parody video on Wednesday of Taylor Swift’s hit song Shake It Off in which they joke about taking extensive time off from work for Jewish holidays. “And the goyim gonna stay, stay, stay, stay, stay. And the Jews are gonna pray, pray pray, pray, pray. I’m just gonna take, take, take, take, take. I’m taking off,” goes the chorus for I’m Taking Off. Menachem Weinstein, the video’s lead singer, is the creative director at [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    JNS.org – The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts with the American Civil War epic’s famed producer, David O. Selznick. Adjusted for inflation, “Gone with the Wind” remains the highest-grossing movie ever made. It earned the 1939 Academy Award for Best Picture, the same honor another Selznick film, “Rebecca,” garnered in 1940. Selznick [...]

    Read more →
  • Featured Music US & Canada EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    Matisyahu got candid in an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Monday about his religious and musical journey – after shedding his Chassidic skin, yarmulke, long beard and all – from the start of his career in 2005 when he became a reggae superstar with hits King Without a Crown and Jerusalem. The singer-songwriter embarks on his Festival of Light tour this month, an annual Hanukkah event that stops in Montreal, New York, and other cities before ending in San Juan, [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Personalities ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    JNS.org – It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes, and storytellers—high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the brew of greats such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Townes Van Zandt. But there is another, little-known music hero of that era: Daniel Antopolsky. A Jewish lad from Augusta, Ga.—the son of immigrants who settled in the south and ran a hardware store on Main Street—the [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi replaced Israeli star Gal Gadot as the female lead in the new Ben-Hur remake, Hollywood.com reported on Tuesday. The Homeland actress will play Esther, a slave that Ben-Hur sets free and falls in love with. Gadot quit the movie when it became clear that filming conflicted with her schedule for the Man of Steel sequel. The Israeli actress plays Wonder Woman in the superhero film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Actor Jack Huston takes on the [...]

    Read more →
  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

    Read more →



Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.