I apologize for the delay. I've been very very very busy this week and last week. I haven't had time to check email or breathe and believe it or not, I forgot to even have coffee today. Hectic hectic world.
Anyway, I'm planning a post on current traces of slavery in Salalah, but meanwhile, I'll update you on the murder. Thanks to my contacts at the Ministry of Health, I have more details. The murder happened in Al Hilaniyat Islands off the coast of Dhofar. A man stabbed his 25-year-old sister to death and shot her with his pistol. The motives are still unclear but I'm pretty sure it involved another man/lover. He is in prison. The autopsy was performed at Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Dhofar. She was a Shahri. May she rest in peace. What a sad sad tragedy. And to anyone who says 'Murders like these happen all the time. It's nothing new', I say 'The minute we become immune to such tragedies, we stop becoming human'. I will never ever become used to hearing about crimes where lives are taken.
And to all the children in my life; 'May Allah protect you and may you never experience all that is possible to get used to. Ameen'.