No less than 600 people attended a memorial service to pay tribute to the Moroccan teenager, Azzam Ragragui , who was fatally stabbed to death in Dublin earlier this month.
Rabat – Clonskeagh mosque in Dublin hosted a memorial service on Sunday evening to pay a tribute to the Moroccan teenager i who was fatally stabbed on May, 10.
Women and men of all ages came together to honor the teenager for his “kindness, loyalty, sense of fun and his devotion” to his family, the Irish Times reported.
The news outlet reported that 600 people attended the memorial, including youth from across south Dublin.
The teenager was stabbed when he was on his way to attend a breaking fast ceremony on Friday, May 10.
The Irish news outlet said that that the teenage as stabbed by one member of a gang of youths who were trying to steal Ragragui’s bike.
When the Moroccan teenager resisted them, one of the teenagers in the group stabbed Raguargi, “who slipped as he tried to flee before being fatally wounded.”
Irish Times also quoted the Moroccan victim’s mother, who explained how difficult it was for her to see her son’s face covered in blood at the hospital
The mother said that her son has been promising her that he would do his best as she was urged to stay home and study.
“Mum, one day you will be proud of me,” the Moroccan victim told his mother.
“He always said, no matter what, he wanted to look after his family. He wanted to make his family happy,” one of his friends said during the memorial.
Despite medical intervention at the scene, the fatal stabbing claimed the life of the Moroccan teenager who succumbed to his wounds at the St James’s Hospital, a short time after he was transferred.
After the murder, a video went viral, showing the victim’s mother crying as she asked for his friends to stop crying and pray for her son.
“God chose him in this holy month … He died in this holy month and on Friday before Iftar,” she said.