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 Dana El Baltaji
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.