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Acid attack on Catholic priest in Zanzibar

September 13, 2013

A Catholic priest was badly burned in an acid attack in Zanzibar on September 13.

Father Joseph Mwang’amba was hospitalized with burns on his face and upper body after acid was tossed at his face by unidentified assailants. He is the third Christian leader to be the victim of an acid attack this year in Zanzibar, a predominantly Muslim province of Tanzania were Islamic militants have been pushing for autonomous rule.


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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Sep. 14, 2013 2:20 PM ET USA

    I much prefer a religion where the punishment for sin is penance (which can only be imposed by my confessor) rather than mutilation which can be carried out by any co-religionist (or not, in this case) who thinks I'm off the ranch.