Egyptians are horrified by the slaying of a pregnant Muslim woman stabbed repeatedly inside a German courtroom, calling what they see as a lack of outrage in Germany evidence of racism. Thousands of mourners yesterday marched behind the coffin of Marwa al-Sherbini, 32, in Alexandria, where her body was buried after being flown back from Germany.
“We will avenge her killing,’’ her brother said from the mosque. “In the West, they don’t recognize us. There is racism.”
Al-Sherbini, who was four months pregnant, was involved in a court case against her neighbour for calling her a terrorist and was set to testify against him when he stabbed her 18 times inside the courtroom in front of her three-year-old son.
Her husband came to her aid and was also stabbed by the neighbour and shot in the leg by a security guard who initially mistook him for the attacker.