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Sherbini’s death: Firm stand needed
Marwa Al Sherbini's brutal killing has "nasty racist undertones," according to one Arab News journalist.
July 15, 2009 11:47 by Dana El Baltaji
If Al Sherbini had been a German pharmacist filing a lawsuit against someone who had insulted her in Egypt or Saudi Arabia or any other Muslim country and then the defendant had gone to court with a knife and stabbed her 18 times in 30 seconds and if the newspapers, government departments and human rights organizations had kept quiet on the incident, there would have been a completely different scenario. These are difficult questions every intelligent person wants to get answers to in order to know how far anti-Muslim racism has gripped many European countries.
This is not a call for any protest, which will do more harm than good, but this is a call for all government and nongovernment organizations, especially the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and other international organizations to take a firm stand about the incident in order to give a strong message to German political and media authorities.
First seen in Arab News.