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Marwa Ali El-Sherbini stabbed to death

Marwa Ali El-Sherbini

Marwa Ali El-Sherbini

Marwa Ali El-Sherbini was attacked and killed in a courtroom in Germany by the man she was testifying against.  In August of 2008, Alex W, a Russian-German man made racial comments to El-Sherbini in a public playground in Dresden, after a quarrel by her son and his niece over the use of a swing.  El-Sherbini was wearing an Islamic headscarf, and he called her Islamist, terrorist and slut witnesses said.  People at the playground attempted to intervene, but her continued to verbally abuse her until the police arrived.   

In July 2009, at a hearing against Alex W, no security personnel were present, and eight witnesses showed up.  After El-Sherbini testified, Alex W. walked across the courtroom and attacked her with a knife.  El-Sherbini was three months pregnant and he stabbed her several times, both she and the baby died at the scene. 

Marwa Ali El-Sherbini, 31 was an Egyptian pharmacist and the mother of a young boy.  Her murder resonated around the world.

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