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Egyptian anger over slain mother via BBC NEWS

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


Dr. Marwa Sherbini was three-months pregnant when she was murdered in court by her molester. Her murder has sparked off angry protests around the Muslim world. 1,005 more words

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Egypt mourns ‘headscarf martyr’


Marwa Sherbini is being hailed as the shahida, or martyr, of the Hijab

The body of a Muslim woman, killed in a German courtroom by a man convicted of insulting her religion, has been taken back to her native Egypt for burial. 263 more words


Cheney Told CIA Not to Brief Congress on Programs

More information is coming to light about Dick Cheney’s tight control of the CIA during the Bush administration. The New York Times has reported on a secret CIA program initiated after September 11, 2001. 224 more words

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The headscarf martyr: murder in German court sparks Egyptian fury at west's 'Islamophobia' | World news | The Guardian

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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Germany 'not silent' on stabbing - BBC NEWS | Middle East |

‘Hate crime’

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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Egypt funeral for stabbing victim - Al Jazeera English - Middle East


An official funeral has been held for a pregnant Egyptian woman stabbed to death as she prepared to give evidence in a German courtroom.

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