"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
The headscarf martyr
Three years ago, on July 1st, 2009, Pharmacist Marwa El-Sherbini (native Egyptian Muslim with a German citizenship) was murdered by a German citizen for wearing the Islamic veil (aka Hijab).
It was while Marwa el-Sherbini was in the dock recalling how the accused had insulted her for wearing the hijab after she asked him to let her son sit on a swing last summer, that the very same man strode across the Dresden courtroom and plunged a knife into her 18 times, while she was pregnant at the time.
May she rest in Peace
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rai’jun. Allah yar7amaha.