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September 14, 2013

Attacks Against Christians In Zanzibar Continue

by Rev. A. J. Iovine

At least this story made page A9 of the New York Times. Most of the time, stories dealing with attacks against Christians across the Atlantic or Pacific are missed by the media here in America. 

Priest in Zanzibar Is Burned In Another Attack on Clergy

          By Katrin Bennhold


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…


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