Monday, March 26, 2012

Police in CA looking into possibility of hate crime in death of severely beaten Iraqi woman

I'm calling this murder an Honor Killing disguised as a hate crime. It's rather suspicious that a slimy representative of CAIR is instantly available making the same old lies that the Muslim community suffers increasing discrimination. That the murdered woman's 17 year old daughter made an emotional statement naming the murder weapon and quoting a "hate" note found at teh murder scsen is highly unusual. At any rate, time will tell and it looks like the police department is keeping an open mind on the case.


Police in CA looking into possibility of hate crime in death of severely beaten Iraqi woman

By Associated Press, AP

EL CAJON, Calif. — A woman from Iraq who was found beaten next to a threatening note saying “go back to your country” has died, and police are investigating the possibility of a hate crime.

Hanif Mohebi, the director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Shaima Alawadi was taken off life support Saturday afternoon.

“The family is in shock at the moment. They’re still trying to deal with what happened,” said Mohebi, who met with family members.

Alawadi, a 32-year-old mother of five, had been hospitalized since her 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious in the dining room of the family’s suburban San Diego house on Wednesday, police Lt. Steve Shakowski said.

“A hate crime is one of the possibilities, and we will be looking at that,” Lt. Mark Coit said. “We don’t want to focus on only one issue and miss something else.”

The daughter, Fatima Al Himidi, told KUSI-TV her mother had been beaten on the head repeatedly with a tire iron, and that the note said “go back to your country, you terrorist.”

Addressing the camera, the tearful daughter asked: “You took my mother away from me. You took my best friend away from me. Why? Why did you do it?”

Article continues HERE.