WorldViews: A Muslim bride placed her wedding bouquet at the Sydney hostage crisis memorial. The crowd cheered.
By Abby Phillip, December 22, 2014
Manal Kassem, 23, was still dressed in her elaborate floor-length wedding gown, a veil and a hijab when she walked over to the sea of flowers in front of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney on Sunday.Days earlier, an Iranian-born gunman had taken 17 people hostage inside the store. The police operation to free them left the gunman and two of his captives dead. It was, said Australian Prime Minster Tony Abbott, an "appalling outrage."Read full article >>