Eight years ago, The New York Times reported the death of 33-year-old Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo while she tried to Hitchhikes Through Middle East, an artist otherwise known as Pippa Bacca.
Bacca was hitchhiking from Italy to Israel to promote world peace and to show the kindness of locals. Tragically, Bacca was raped and then murdered in Turkey. Her body was found by police in bushes near the northern city of Gebze.
The sister of the victim, Rosalia Pasqualino, said that Bacca was very trusting of people of all faiths and walks of life.
“She thought that in the world there were more positive than negative people, and that it was right to be trusting,” said the sister. “Trust is a very human factor, and she believed that to understand people, you had to get to know them.”
But perhaps, she was too trusting. Bacca, 33, was killed by a driver who offered her a ride.
Officials said she had been raped and then strangled to death.
Then, the man who committed the atrocious deed put a new SIM card into Bacca’s cellphone. Before the incident, the suspect had only one stain on his criminal record — a violation for theft.
Eight years after the tragic incident, this story is perhaps even more relevant for the United States than ever before.
While American liberals demand that Muslims practice a peaceful religion, they seem to have forgotten about the multiple atrocities committed as a result of the religion — including the rape and murder of one innocent Italian woman who had set out to prove that Muslims were not the dangerous people they were sometimes made out to be.
Yes I’m Right recently revisited the story in light of the presidential election. With former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders calling for “tolerance” and “acceptance,” it is pivotal that all Americans know the truth about the dangers of radical Islam.