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  • pud_the_impailer pud_the_impailer Sep 14, 2013 11:42 PM Flag

    Only religion can prompt people to do such horrific acts...

     

    "We cannot continue living in fear and have people being targeted by thugs using acid," said Ali Mohammed Shein, the president of the semi-autonomous Tanzanian archipelago.
    "The criminal network must be destroyed, and people should help end this problem," he told reporters after visiting a hospital treating a local priest who was attacked on Friday.
    The elderly priest, Amselmo Mwangamba, was burned by the acid on his face, chest and arms, as he walked on the streets of Stone Town, the historical centre of the capital of the archipelago.
    Zanzibar's police commissioner, Mussa Ali Mussa, said some suspects had been questioned but no arrests had yet been made.
    "But we shall get them," he said.
    Last month, two young British women were attacked with acid thrown by men on a motorcycle, prompting Zanzibari officials to offer a $6,000 (4,500 euros) reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.
    They also described that attack as "a shame on the people of Zanzibar". The attackers have yet to be caught.
    Tourism is the main foreign currency earner for Zanzibar, famed for its white-sand beaches and historical buildings in Stone Town, listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
    Tensions between the majority Muslim population and Christians -- some three percent of the 1.2 million people on the islands -- have risen in recent years, as well as on mainland Tanzania.

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    • I agree Christianity uses some of the most inhumane methods of genocide!!

      The US military’s use of depleted uranium in Iraq has led to a sharp increase in Leukemia and birth defects in the city of Najaf – and panicked residents are fearing for their health. Cancer is now more common than the flu, a local doctor tells RT.

      The city of Najaf saw one of the most severe military actions during the 2003 invasion. RT traveled to the area, quickly learning that every residential street in several neighborhoods has seen multiple cases of families whose children are ill, as well as families who have lost children, and families who have many relatives suffering from cancer.

      Speaking on the rooftop of her house instead of her laboratory, Dr. Sundus Nsaif says the city has seen a “dramatic rise” in cancer and birth defects since the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. Nsaif said the alternative location was chosen because there is an active push by the government not to talk about the issue, perhaps in an effort not to embarrass coalition forces.

      “After the start of the Iraq war, rates of cancer, leukemia and birth defects rose dramatically in Najaf. The areas affected by American attacks saw the biggest increases. We believe it’s because of the' illegal' weapons like depleted uranium that were used by the Americans. When you visit the hospital here you see that cancer is more common than the flu," Nsaif told RT's Lucy Kafanov.

      “The war isn’t over. Yes, the Americans are gone, but we are still suffering from the Consequences," said Leila Jabar, whose three children died because they were born with congenital deformities. She blames radioactive ammunition used by American forces during the war for the health problems of her children. Her only surviving 8-months-old son Ahmed has a nervous system disorder and doctors don't expect him to survive his first birthday.

      Dr. Chris Busby has researched the effects of depleted uranium (DU) in detail. He says the only source of uranium in Iraq was used by American-led forces.

 
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