Yet another horrific murder has been committed in Britain, this time the victims are 2 Algerian sisters, Yasmine Larbi-Cherif, 22, and younger sister Sabrina, 19, details of their awful murder are still emerging, today the police confirmed that they have charged a 28 year old man with their murder, his name is Mohamed Ali, most likely an Algerian too but this is still to be confirmed, how awful to loose 2 young lives this way, their parents who live in Wembley in London must be going through hell, I read about this murder in Alarabiya website and as usual you get many Arab idiots commenting about such awful crimes by actually blaming the victims, many have picked up on such points as, the girls lived an open life and so deserve what happened to them! many blamed what they called "the racist British society" even though it does not seem to be a racist murder,do these idiots know how devastating crimes like this are to the families and the whole community? don't these people read about the awful murders that are committed all the time in Arab countries and everywhere else? how ever people choose to live is their business, we can criticize what we do not like but to actually lay the blame on the victims is almost as bad as killing them, God only is the judge, we can not do anything but ask for his forgiveness to all victims of violent crimes.
I can feel the pain and sorrow of the Algerian community here in the UK. The Libyan community went through a violent murder some years ago but with different circumstances, it devastated us, it was the darkest period the Libyans in the UK went through, we lost one of the most respectable most loved daughter to all of us to a violent crime, it was so horrific that Libyans in their hundreds travelled from all over the UK, hundreds of miles just to pay their respects to the victim's family, many didn't even know the family but still they came, I myself was asked by many people when I was standing outside the place where the 3aza (paying of respect) took place, by many people of many different nationalities where they can go and meet the family, many told me they do not know the family but they were so shocked and horrified they just had to come. It was the only time that I more or less so most of the Libyan men here in tears and I do hope inshaAllah that it was the last time, one English police woman who was sent to comfort the family told me that she really didn't want to come because she thought Muslims do not care about the dead, she told me she was shocked to see how devastated everyone was, so much so that she herself was in tears.
The day of the funeral was a day we will never forget, hundreds of people turned up, the police sent a policeman and the same policewoman to represent them at the funeral, they both stood dignified near the door of the mosque during the prayers, at the burial they stood at the back until the victim was buried, they then put a beautiful bouquet of flowers on the grave, that day the Libyan people here gained the respect of the British police because they saw how we all stood together united in grief.
There are many idiots in this world, many of them leave hurtful comments without realising the pain and sorrow that devastated communities go through.
May Allah forgive all the dead and may Allah punish all those responsible for these horrific crimes.
انا لله وانا إليه راجعون