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Egypt's Hijab woman 'martyred' in Germany awaits funeral

world Updated: Jul 06, 2009 16:49 IST

Egypt's coastal historic city of Alexandria, awaits an official funeral for Marwa al-Shirbini, known here as 'martyr of Hijab' after she was killed in Germany by a racist who stabbed her 18 times.

The body of the 32-year-old Egyptian pregnant mother arrived to Cairo from Germany late last night. She was killed in Germany by a racist national of Russian descent who stabbed her 18 times to death in a German court after she had won a defamation case against him. He was fined 2,800 Euros for his insulting remarks.

Her husband, who was also stabbed six times in the incident and received a bullet fired from the security officers by mistake, still remains in a coma in Germany . He was finishing a scholarship at a German institute in genetics.

Marwa and the young German had quarreled in a park where her 4-year old son was playing. The young German then called her a 'Muslim terrorist' because of the veil she was wearing. She replied by an official law suit against him and winning it later.

Egyptians were severely angered by the incident. Media professional Abeer Sayyid, an unveiled Muslim female, said "Marwa is a real martyr. She died while she was defending her religion and her veil against the attacks of an extremist of Russian origin."