Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Haunting beauty: Shiri Negari

A "rare and radiant maiden" - full of life...

struck down

by the evil liar

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

just as surely as if he had personally put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger.

Shiri's mother: Everyone who met her admired her strong spirit. She was little, and looked very fragile, but still she was strong.

Shiri's sister Sharon: She had this way of walking, so... self-confident... like someone who knows where she wants to go, and what she wants to do. She never looked confused. And there was something royal about her - in her very long blond hair, and her amazing smile - that made people unable to ignore her.
And after she finished her service in the army, she could've just forget about them [some struggling people], but she just went to one of the big supermarkets there, and she asked the manager if he could help her. [...] She almost commanded him to help, because she said his neighbors needed him. And it wasn't even special for her. She never told many people about it. She never thought that she should be proud of it. It was just natural for her... to try to help as much as she can.

Shiri's cousin Sharona: She didn't have even one drop of wickness. She was always looking and searching for ways to help other people.

Sheri's sister Shely: She was very brave. I think that even by how she died you can see how brave she was. She act as if everything is okay: she didn't scream, she didn't shout anything. When the paramedics came to her and asked her what happened, she even smiled. So when they took her off, at the hospital, they were sure they will see her again. And she was taken into the surgery room, and she didn't come out. I thought that Shiri was so brave and so strong, that nothing could happen to her. I didn't believe anything could happen to her.

Sheri's friend Ron: I don't remember her as someone who died in a terror attack. I remember her as Shiri-
Shiri's friend Hadas: As the winner
Ron: with a big smile, as the winner. As, um..
Hadas: As the winner
Ron: as the winner, that's the word. She was the winner.
Hadas: Yes

This website gives detail, including an inspiring YouTube tribute.

Shiri Negari's life stands as a rebuke to the evil Iranian Mullahs. May the beauty and liveliness displayed in this photo haunt them, one way or another.

Note: "rare and radiant maiden" is from Edgar Allen Poe.

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