Below is an edited (courtesy of M) opinion piece that I wrote and following that is an excerpt of the BBC article on some Egyptian’s response to Marwa’s death. 1,647 more words
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The headscarf martyr: murder in German court sparks Egyptian fury at west's 'Islamophobia' | World news | The Guardian
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While the horrific incident that took place a week ago tomorrow has attracted little publicity in Europe, and in Germany has focused more on issues of court security than the racist motivation behind the attack, 2,000 miles away in her native Egypt, the 32-year-old pharmacist has been named the “headscarf martyr”.
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Ms Sherbini’s husband was attacked by the assailant as he tried to defend his wife and was also accidentally shot by German police.
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An official funeral has been held for a pregnant Egyptian woman stabbed to death as she prepared to give evidence in a German courtroom.