Kum ba ya buffoonery!
- British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, died in north Queensland hostel
- French national Smail Ayad has been charged with her stabbing murder
- Mia’s mother Rosie said she was planning to read the Koran at her funeral
- The funeral will also incorporate Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity
A passage from the Koran will be read out at the funeral of murdered British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung.
The 21-year-old died after being stabbed to death during a frenzied knife attack at a north Queensland hostel last week that also left fellow Brit Tom Jackson dead, after a week spent in hospital in critical condition.
It’s alleged the man charged over the murder, French national Smail Ayad shouted out ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he attacked Mia but police have said they had found no evidence the crime was terror related.
The funeral is expected to take place in Ms Aycliffe’s hometown of Wirksworth in Derbyshire with close friends and family.
Conservative politicians have seized on the incident to call for a ban on Muslim immigration but Mia’s mother has appealed for people not to misrepresent her daughter’s death.