Saturday, 20 September 2008

The Grief of a Community

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


Sarora_S.K said...

Hi Anglo,
i used to hear about important news 4m you, and i proud of you that you always care about libyans and all of muslims...
Yeah Allah only is the judge we can't blame the victims, and it's shame to talk about them in a bad way, and we can't even blame their poor family...May God be with them...
May Allah bless you Anglo wherever you go... Thank you

abdullah SH said...

always dear anglo u focous on issue whch reflect how ths blog attract many ppl ... realy i try 2 follow ur blog cuz evry visit i find my self learn many things ... thanx wallhy ...

إنا لله وأنا أليه راجعون


Maya M said...

I am sorry for the victims, thank you for blogging about them. At least, I can assure you that Arabs have no monopoly over the idiots of the type described by you. Some years ago in my country, a 16-year-old girl was shot dead as she was leaving a pub with her boyfriend (by a policeman who wanted her to become his girlfriend). Then, I personally heard people commenting that she received her due, because if she had been a good girl, she would have been preparing her lessons rather than hanging in a pub with a boyfriend! There is a type of idiots who can't or don't want to feel compassion, so whatever bad happens to someone else, they blame the victim so that needn't sympathize to him. If a person cannot find a job, they say this is due to his laziness, if he becomes sick, he must have had unhealthy lifestyle etc. The only innocent victim in the world is the idiot himself, when a bad thing happens to HIM.

امراءة ليبية said...

السلام عليكم
انا لله وانا اليه راجعون}
بصراحة انا افتقد الامان الذي كنت احسه في بلدي الحبيبة ليبيا فانا هنا في لندن وكل يوم تقريبا توجد جريمة لدرجة اني بدات اتفادي قراءة الجرائد اليومية حتي ابعد هاجس الخوف عني ....حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل
عليه توكلنا واليه المصير

امراءة ليبية said...

عفوا اخي الليبي
الله يرحم الاخت الليبية المتوفاة,لو سمحت اخبرنا ما سبب وفاتها ان امكن

leyla said...

Hi Anglo,

So sad to hear of such a tragedy .....

God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can and Wisdom to know the difference.

Whatever life the girls lived was and should be kept private - not publicised.
We are not here to judge people
We are here to make the world a better place for all of us to live in no matter the differences in race religion or cultural backgrounds.
My prayers are with their parents.
May God grant them patience.

Thanks Anglo .


dusk till dawn said...

salam bro nasir
its sad when u see such a young souls been taken away with out any reasons or cause , specialy in this holy month, the way the been killed it sound so evil. as u said lets allah be the judge of our sins or mistakes, i hope who did it will be cought sooner , and their family will get adjustice , just my heart goes out for them , regarding the libyan family u did mention, if the once u meant the young girl who been killed by her husband, i do know the family very well , she was so educated strict libyan muslim , she did study shareea, and her father and mother is well respect family.her father so polite , he did help me alot, we close family, she was happy go lucky girl, i was so shocket and so horrifying to see her father can not even stand up, when he saw her in the hospital,as u know he was a way when it did happend,thanx for the post,

Gheriani said...

Salaam AL. A Crime is a Crime 'regardless', and may Allah give the parents of the girls patience and acceptance of their fate. However, I always beleived that crimes happen everywhere, and we get to hear about them more in open societies, well, as they are more OPEN.

Anonymous said...

This is very sad news. Crimes like this really make you wonder what kind of world we are living in. Allah yarhamhum inshallah.

Salma, the libyan girl that was killed by her husband a couple of years ago was a very close friend of mine. She was one of the best people i've ever met and she will always be remembered. Allah yarhamha, I am sure she is in a better place now.


a_akak said...

I wont go to the extent of saying they deserved it as no matter what people do in life they dont deserve this but I will leave you with these quotes:

"For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction"

"We reap what we sow"

"Ina le allah wa ina laho rage3een"

Fe Aman Allah

Anonymous said...

رحم الله اموات المسلمين جميعا

SORRY,, I didn't understand what's the relation between the death of the Algerian girls and the death of Libyan women? is she murdered by brithish man?does the libyan community facing such criminal problems can you tell us the story?

ASMA said...

what such abad news ...i hope itll be the last ..and may allah accepet them and 4give them ..
thank u anglo 4 such apost ..i dont here it befor

Anglo-Libyan said...

again im sorry for the delay which is due to being a bit busy :o)

Abdullah sh
maya m
Libyan Lady
Leyla :o)
Lebeeya (The Lebeeya??)

many thanks to all of your comments, I would like to add that the husband that killed his wife (he was a good friend of mine) before the tragic events he became mentally ill and suffered from Schizophrenia, his wife whom I knew since she was a little girl refused to leave her husband during his illness and remaind a good wife and mother, unfortunately he killed her, a week later in prison after realising what he did, he killed himself.

Maya m, I do like your quote:
The only innocent victim in the world is the idiot himself, when a bad thing happens to HIM.

Anonymous said...

very sad story Mr. L.ANGLO.....
similar story happened to my colleague in Bengazi several years ago she was a Doctor and she was very pretty and respectful woman she was beaten by her husband untill death.

Benghazi Citizen said...

i read about the sad news earlier and it really made me sick to my stomach..
How could any human being be so numb ,so senseless ,so soulless that he/she could perform such an act.?? i really dont know..
As for those whoo write such stupid remarks or comments...I had the pleasure of discovering how ignorant and evil people can be..
I read many such comments about different events,and it really reflects how some people become infested with ignorance ,intolerance and even better: pure evil..
May Allah grant mercy for all who needs it..
Best regards

Rose Bud said...

This is a great article. I love my religion and my country but there are a lot of aspects of my life that a lot of Muslims here don't find "Islamic" enough. (nothing bad but I am independent). I have tried socializing with other Libyans that live here and always feel a deep disapproval from them for the way I lived on my own and took care of my self when I first arrived. I can see them judging me and keeping me at bay as if I had something they could catch. This was always so disappointing to me because I am always so excited to see someone from home. Since I have married it is a little better but I am still not married to a Libyan. Even though my husband is a Muslim that still is not good enough for a lot of people. So I have stayed away and distanced myself from the things I love. This is a shame because not only do they have a lot to offer me in the way of reminding me of home, but I might have a lot to offer them as well. I have no reason to feel that someone would harm me but it is always in the back of my mind. My heart goes out to these young ladies and their families.

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