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AT REST IN THE LAND SHE TOOK TO HER HEART; Mum buries charity girl shot by Taliban.

Byline: By STEPHEN WHITE

THE grieving mother of the British charity worker shot dead by Taliban murderers says a final farewell at her daughter's funeral yesterday.

Family and friends of Gayle Williams travelled to the Afghanistan capital Kabul where she was buried amid tight security.

Gayle, 34, who worked with disabled children for British charity Serve Afghanistan, was gunned down last Monday because she was a Christian.

Mum Pat, of Ealing, West London, and sister Karen were among 50 mourners at Kabul's British cemetery.

Those who spoke refused to be named because of safety concerns.

The ceremony leader said: "It is hard to see this as anything other than a cowardly act that brings shame on the people who carried out this murder. And it brings shame on those that inspired them to do it."

One of Gayle's friends was buried in the cemetery three weeks ago and she had said then: "If I die here, I know where I will be laid to rest."

This cowardly act brings only shame on the murderers

LEADER AT GAYLE'S FUNERAL CEREMONY

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ANGUISH Mother Pat Williams at the funeral yesterday; MURDERED Gayle Williams
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 27, 2008
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