They sat in the courtroom in heavy silence and they looked at the tall, gray figure, not with hope-they were losing the capacity to hope —but with an impassive neutrality spiked by a faint question mark; the question mark was placed over all the pious slogans they had heard for years.
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The cartoon with a drawing of Muhammad outraged many pious Muslims.
Her piety required her to help her neighbors who were in need.