Since I have a couple of minutes for Pages today, in addition to the story about the Muslim teen who was run down and killed in Kansas City, let me also call your attention to this story from a couple of days ago about an incident in Germany.
It’s unlikely to get much press here in the U.S. because I doubt that a Muslim doing the ultimate good deed—giving her life to protect others—is considered newsworthy. It doesn’t make good clickbait since, generally speaking, the narrative seems to be Muslims are scary and dangerous, people to be feared & reviled, not lauded as heroes for selfless acts. If she’d been a suicide bomber…
Okay, I’m gonna stop there because this stuff is making me cranky.
Large crowds in Germany have been paying their final respects to a young woman who was killed defending two girls from harassment.
Tugce Albayrak died on Friday after she was hit on the head and left in a coma outside a McDonald’s near Frankfurt.
Hundreds of mourners attended a service at a local mosque before she was due to be buried in her home town.
A man of 18 remains in custody over the 15 November attack, which shocked Germany. […]
A call to prayer rang out and a few flakes of snow fell as hundreds of mourners huddled together in front of Tugce’s coffin. It was a bleak scene. A funeral in the car park of a mosque on an industrial estate. A German and a Turkish flag stood out, colourful, against the grey sky.
Tugce, who was of Turkish descent, has become a national heroine in Germany. […]