I never knew such an organization existed, but here it is.

H/T: Fjordman

brit teens attacked with acid in zanzibar 8.8.2013

Two teenage British volunteer teachers have had acid thrown in their faces in a late night attack on the island of Zanzibar.

The 18-year-old women from London were attacked as they were walking through the streets of Stone Town, the historical centre of the capital of the east African island, by two men on a moped.

The acid splashed their faces, chests and hands and they were flown to hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for treatment but have now been discharged.

The two teenagers were with the volunteering organisation i-to-i and had been out there on a four-week trip. They had been due to return home from the island, a popular destination for volunteering gap-year travellers, to the UK on Saturday.

In a statement the organisation said: “The motive for the attack is as yet not known and we will await the report from the local authorities in Zanzibar before any comment can be made.

“The female clients had been volunteer teachers on Zanzibar and were in the final week of their trip.

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  1. Hints at motive revealed in this report via MyFox8:
    Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania popular with tourists.

    The attack occurred Wednesday night as the women were walking unaccompanied along a street, said police commander Muccadam Khamis.

    Yet, the same report closes with the traditional :

    ““The motive for the incident is as yet not known and we will await the report from the local authorities in Zanzibar before any comment can be made,” the statement said. “The safety of our customers is of paramount importance to us and our own investigation will be launched as soon as it is possible to do so.”

    Semi-autonomous? Investigation as soon as it is possible? Sounds like another Islmaic no-go zone.

  2. Australia’s reports:

    “Tourism is the main foreign currency earner for Zanzibar, famed for its white-sand beaches and historical buildings in Stone Town, which is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

    “It may threaten tourists,” said Abdul Samad, chairman of the Zanzibar Association for Tourism Investors.

    Tensions between the majority Muslim population and Christians in the archipelago (some three per cent of the 1.2 million people on the islands) have risen in recent years, as well as on mainland Tanzania.

    In Tanzania, where both Muslims and Christians each make up around a third of the population, the communities traditionally live peacefully side-by-side.

    In Zanzibar, some more conservative elements of the Muslim community object to foreign tourists who wear revealing clothes, as well as bars selling alcohol.

    There have been a series of attacks in the archipelago, including an acid attack on a Muslim cleric in November, and the shooting death of a Catholic priest in February.

    In December another priest was shot and wounded.

    1. Thanks WTD for all the info, added it all to a post on it. Much appreciated

  3. Quote from


    One of the British teenagers attacked with acid in Zanzibar was assaulted in the street weeks earlier for “singing during Ramadan”.

    Last night’s horrific assault came at the end of the Muslim holy month of fasting of Ramadan, and as people began to celebrate the Eid holiday.

    Just weeks earlier, Katie Gee, from London, claimed she was attacked in the street by a Muslim woman for singing during the religious festival.

    The teenager tweeted: “A Muslim woman just hit me in the street for singing on Ramadan. Is that normal?” [includes screen cap of tweet]

  4. Almost all the news agencies thought there was no reason to mention the girls are Jewish.

    “A friend named Oli Cohen stated that it was an isolated incident and that no injuries were incurred. He went on to say, “I know they felt uneasy being in public. Some people would stare or say things to them. I think white, good-looking North London Jewish girls walking around in Zanzibar always make them a target as it’s a Muslim country.””


  5. This is the thanks you get for trying to help Muslims. Islam is inherently misogynistic and Islamo-supremicist. We will get the same violent thanks for helping the Muslim Brotherhood and sending warplanes to Egypt.
    Every American should know the truth. Every American should know that Islam divides people into the “house of Islam” and the “house of war.” Every American should know that Sharia law requires any truce between Islam and Infidels to be a temporary manoeuver in order to gain advantage for Islam. Every American should know that the end goal of Islam is to establish a Caliphate in which women and Infidels are second and third class citizens. – The hatred is not in our heads – it’s in their “holy” books.

  6. “The victims, who were doing charity work, ran into the sea in a desperate attempt to wash the acid off their skin….”

    Quick thinking saved them from months of plastic surgery.

    The take-home question is – Is there any point in helping people who not only just won’t help themselves – but will attack you for doing so and can’t see anything wrong with that?

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