La hija de esta sra y un joven que intentó salvarla fueron asesinados a cuchilladas por un terrorista que gritaba "allahu akhbar" en Australia. Y ella arremete contra Trump por llamar al asesino "terrorista islámico."
Who killed Mia Ayliffe-Chung and Tom Jackson? Not necessarily a terrorist – even if he did yell ‘Allahu akbar’
Our children’s deaths were ugly, and brutal, and must have been utterly terrifying, and I find my mind attempting to recreate those events on a regular basis. This is a hurtful process, but I think it’s something I need to go through out of my love for Mia. And one day I’m going to find the strength to visit the place where she died and meet the man who sat with her, risking his own life through those long hours of her death, and held her hand to sooth her while she died in his arms..
If I can find the strength to do this, surely some White House minion with a list to compile could take the trouble to get his facts right? Tom and Mia’s deaths were not committed out of some misguided interpretation of the Koran. When I went out to Australia to retrieve my daughter’s body, I met the young man, Chris Porter, who accompanied Mia to Home Hill, and he pointed out that Ayad had not prayed in all the time they were together working in the fields, so he certainly was not an Islamic fundamentalist.
Attempts had already been made by by right wing Australian politician Pauline Hanson to use Tom and Mia’s deaths as a means of preventing Muslim immigrants from entering Australia. But our children died at the hands of a French national. His name suggests Islamic roots (he was Libyan extraction) but that’s where the connection with Islam ends.
Mia was my only child, and what a gift of a child she was. A joyful creature, wiho could light up a room with her smile. Arguably, that’s why she atracted the attention of her killer. He was apparently infatuated with her, but this is not the full story. According to press reports, Ayad had threatened to massacre his fellow backpackers before Mia arrived.
The questions I ask myself are questions for which I know I will probably never get answers: why did these threats not trigger alarm bells with the staff at the hostel? And why was my girl placed in a dormitory with a potential killer, who had been ‘acting strangely’ in the weeks and months up to her arrival?