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Shattering my worldview, one dead hippie peace activist at a time

pippa bacca

Okay, so this Italian artist — Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, known as Pippa Bacca — decides to hitch right across the Middle East to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Wearing a wedding dress. For peace.

I know: makes perfect sense to me, too. “She had said she wanted to show that she could put her trust in the kindness of local people.”

Okay, y’all aren’t going to believe this next part: it didn’t have a happy ending.

She was hitching with a friend. They separated in Istanbul and planned to meet up again in Beirut.

Then she vanished and turned up naked and stone dead under some bushes in the woods in Turkey.

A Turk named Murat Karatas was nicked when he tried to use her cellphone. He confessed he had picked her up at a gas station and raped and murdered her.

I know! Can you believe it? It’s like the ordinary laws of time and space don’t apply!


April 12, 2008 — 6:30 pm
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Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door


Okay, if you don’t let out a little squeak and fall over dead out of SHEER CUTE, you have no soul (it’s the out of focus dude in the background digging on the sunshine that lands the fatal blow).

— 7:34 am
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