Woman stopped wearing her hijab after Islamic terror attack killed her husband

DEWI Mustikasari found new love and lost her old ideas about faith after Islamic terrorists murdered her husband.
Her new love is a carpenter from the red dust town of Port Headland in Western Australia.

Her old display of piety was the hijab, but that disappeared in the painful, questioning weeks following her then husband’s death in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, in January 2016.

  • Brett_McS

    I went to Port Headland a couple of times for work. The landscape is like that of Mars and about as hospitable. The airport building is basically a shed (very small population), but it is nevertheless divided into domestic and international sections (by a knee-level rope). I asked why there was an international section and it was explained that Port Headland is much closer to Indonesia than to Sydney, for example, and cheaper, so all the locals holiday in SE Asia and only fly domestically of necessity.

  • ECM

    Better late than never.


  • Barrington Minge

    Sensible girl.

  • deplorabledave

    The Farmer and the Snake

    One winter day, a farmer found a snake by the roadside, stiff and motionless with cold.

    “If you put me inside your shirt,” the snake said, “your body will make me warm and I won’t freeze to death.”

    “Oh, I know your kind,” replied the farmer. “If I pick you up, you will bite me.”

    “Oh no,” the snake objected. “Why would I do such a thing, if you are good enough to help me?”

    So the farmer had compassion on the snake, and taking it up, he put it inside his shirt. The warmth quickly revived the snake, and resuming its natural instincts, it bit its benefactor, inflicting on him a mortal wound. “Oh,” cried the farmer with his last breath, “why did you bite me? You promised you wouldn’t.”

    “Ah,” said the snake. “So I did. But you knew I was a snake when you picked me up.”