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Fatal attack in Germany decried

July 07, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Thousands of mourners marched in Alexandria behind the coffin of the "martyr of the head scarf" -- a pregnant Muslim woman who was stabbed to death in a German courtroom in front of her young son. Her body was brought to her hometown for burial.

Egyptians were outraged by the attack and saw the low-key German response as an example of racism and anti-Muslim sentiment.

Her husband was critically wounded in the attack in Dresden when he tried to intervene and was also stabbed and accidentally shot by court security.

The alleged attacker, who has been identified only as Alex W., 28, remains in detention and prosecutors have opened an investigation.

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