An Australian Muslim bride Manal Kassem on Saturday shocked onlookers when she paid a visit to the memorial Martin place during her wedding. The bride laid her wedding bouquet of flower in tribute to the dead Lindt cafe siege victims. According to her wedding planner Dina Kheir,"She was going to cancel [the photoshoot] because she didn't want to be judged ... celebrating her wedding in a scarf while people were terrorised, "But she made it her priority to visit the memorial site as the first pit stop. "She did it out of respect for her country, that will one day be the country of her children and grandchildren."
As the 23-year-old Sydneysider bride approached the floral tribute with her groom, the city's onlooking crowd applauded the emotional gesture.
I think many more of this heartfelt gesture will improve a peaceful existence.