Sick. Koran To Be Read At Funeral Of Backpacker Who Was Murdered By Muslim Shouting Allahu Akbar
A verse from the Koran is to be read at the funeral of Mia Ayliffe-Chung, the British backpacker who was stabbed to death in Australia last week by a French Muslim who allegedly shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ as he carried out the attack.
According to Mia’s mother, Rosie Ayliffe, the reading from the Koran has been included in the funeral service as a way to distance her daughter’s murder from the suggestion that her daughter’s death was terror-related. Her daughter’s funeral will draw on a range of religions to create a multi-faith funeral reminiscent of Mia’s life, she said.
Mia, 21, died immediately after being stabbed multiple times by Frenchman Smail Ayad, 29, at a hostel in Home Hill, Queensland, Australia, last week. Ayad is said by witnesses to have shouted “Allahu akbar” (“God is greatest”) during the attack.