Saturday, July 11, 2009

Murder in a German court

Last week, an Egyptian woman was stabbed to death in a German court, a murderous turn in a case that began when her assailant allegedly insulted her for being a Muslim. The assailant is himself an immigrant from Russia.

The case has already stirred considerable outrage among German Muslims and in Egypt. The woman has been dubbed the 'hijab martyr', and her family is demanding revenge in the form of the death penalty for the killer (Germany, like all EU member states, has outlawed capital punishment). Here is a summary of the facts in the case from Islam in Europe. I suspect we'll hear more of this in the coming days.

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