Playing the Victim: Media Coverage of Marwa el-Sherbini

This was written by Beverly M. Weber for Muslimah Media Watch.“She became a victim of Islamophobia and xenophobia.  She responded with dignity and exemplary civil courage.” - Plaque in memorial to Marwa el-Sherbini, located in the foyer of the Saxony Provincial Court The murder of Marwa el-Sherbini in July 2009 sparked an intense, long-overdue discussion about Islamophobia and racism in Germany.  These discussions have often included critical attention to the media’s role in creating negative … [Read more...]