She died seven years ago today, only 27 years old. IMO, one of the most heinous crimes in Scandinavian history. A tragedy ... in so many ways.
A young woman who had grown up in Sweden ... who wanted to live like a normal Swedish woman, and who fell in love. Her family could not accept the choices she made for her life. Threats were made, a lawsuit filed and won, and finally a compromise reached - Fadime would stay away from her home town of Uppsala, and her father would no longer persecute her. Her father wanted nothing to do with her, and he instructed the rest of the family to follow his lead. But her mother could not sever her bonds with her daughter, and they continued to meet in secret. On January 21st, 2002, she was visiting with her family. The doorbell rang, and she went to open. It was her father who stood there - and it was her father, her own flesh and blood, who shot her twice in the head. She died in her sister's arms.
I hope she will never be forgotten. RIP.