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Egypt mourns the ‘Hijab Martyr’

Egypt mourns the ‘Hijab Martyr’

A large funeral procession in the northern city of Alexandria, Egypt, gathered to mourn the death...

July 7, 2009 1:08 by

A large crowd gathered in the northern city of Alexandria, Egypt, to mourn the death of 32-year-old Marwa Sherbini, dubbed the Hijab Martyr by the local press, reports CNN. Sherbini was stabbed 18 times by a German man of Russian origin, identified as Alex A., in a German courtroom. She was preparing to testy against him for a previous conviction.

Alex A. lunged at Sherbini, who was three-months pregnant with her second child, and later attacked her husband and a third individual. He then shot Sherbini’s husband and several others before police restrained him.

In 2008, Sherbini, who wore a headscarf, accused her Alex A. of calling her a “terrorist,” “bitch” and “Islamist” when she requested he leave a swing empty for her 3-year-old son Mustafa at a children’s park in August of that year.

The Egyptian public is calling for the attacker’s death.

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  1. Rajiv Kumar on July 8, 2009 8:13 am

    Well, I am against the hijab as it demeans women. Like covering a pigeon or a horse’s eye. Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, all religions like to boss women. Only women. Most rules for women. The world is bad not because of women but because of men. Yet, men have easy rules. Some are even “good” like having only 4 wives. Oh poor men! Other religious societies have changed a lot. Nonsense doesnt sell anymore. But Islam is slow to change.

    The criminal who killed her and her unborn baby should be stabbed an equal number of times and one extra for the unborn baby and then hanged.

  2. Azhar AbdelAziz on July 8, 2009 9:43 am

    So sad an innocents peoples been kill by unsound mental who do not know to differentiate friends or foes, did you have a right to hate or kill peoples? May God Bless this Sisters’.

  3. mohd on July 8, 2009 11:45 am

    reply to Sanjeev
    as a muslem i do respect other openions , as long as it is not interfering, Hijab in Islam is not a tradition it is a worship ,
    you should have consintrated on the main issue here , which is a person violated other person freedom of chosice and launched stupid judjment which i feel you are doing teh same here

  4. Ashraf on July 8, 2009 3:48 pm

    Dear kumar! I think your views and opinions are unreasonable, you said that it demeans women, my brother; will you be able to tell me the rate of rape, abortion, fornication and incest in so called liberal western society? When Islam has a solution for your problems of your society, you people close your eyes and maybe that’s the reason your ignore Islam like the pigeon by closing its eyes and thinking the cat is gone but the cat will eventually eat it, why is this because of the female fetus killing in India (is that the solution you want to give it to the world). Also Islam in the only religion which says in the Holy Qur’aan marry women by your choice of two, three and four but if you cannot do justice between them; “MARRY ONLY ONE”. Tell me dear brother which religious book on the face of earth quotes this type of narration, which is for the betterment of this society? Regarding the criminal the same court should do justice and how he brought such weapons inside the court?


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