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Muslim Woman Beaten to Death in Her Own Home

Muslim Woman Beaten to Death in Her Own Home

On Wednesday, 17-year-old Fatima Al Himidi returned home to find her mother lying in a pool of her own blood in the living room of their Southern California home. There was clear evidence of a break-in outside. She had been attacked with a tire iron. Beside Shaima Alawadi’s unconscious body was what investigators deemed a xenophobic note, calling the woman a terrorist.

Al Himidi says this isn’t the first time they’ve received such a note. A few weeks prior, she remembers seeing a note posted outside the family’s home, reading “This is our country, not yours, you terrorists.” Thinking the note was a prank in poor taste, Alawadi decided not to report it to the police. (Maybe the note writer has been watching a little too much Fox News.) Al Himidi described the scene in this heart-wrenching interview for local news station KUSI:

Alawadi was hospitalized for several days following the attack, but was taken off life support on Saturday. The 32-year-old left behind her husband and five children. She had immigrated to the U.S. from Iraq nearly 20 years ago, in search of a better life.

Nothing was stolen from the home at the time of the assault. That, combined with the disturbing notes, has spurred police to investigate the murder as a hate crime. So far, police believe the case to be an isolated incident. For the sake of Alawadi’s family and friends, let’s hope that’s the case.

 

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6:48AM PST on Nov 11, 2012

And so all of us who suspected an honor-killing back then were right after all.

I suppose CAIR will be apologizing for blaming it on some islamophobic hate crime?

2:30AM PST on Nov 11, 2012

missed a bit
Remember
quote...Thousands of supporters wearing the traditional Muslim hijab headscarf signed on to a Facebook page called “One Million Hijabs For Shaima Alawadi.”...Unquote
The relief felt by the thousands of supporters of this poor woman that this case has apparently been solved will give them just cause to celebrate.

2:12AM PST on Nov 11, 2012

alls well that ends well

Husband Arrested in El Cajon Woman's Murder:


Shaima Alawadi, 32, was found bloodied and beaten inside her home on March 21. Her 17-year-old daughter Fatima found her on the floor of their dining room with a note nearby.

The death of Alawadi, an Iraqi immigrant, reverberated across the nation because her family claimed they found threatening notes in their home, calling them "terrorists.”

El Cajon police investigators said they believed the killing was an isolated incident and records suggested Alawadi's death may not have been a hate crime.

"After months of hard work, we determined that this homicide was a result of domestic violence," El Cajon Police Chief Jim Redman said Friday.

On Nov. 8, detectives arrested Kassim Al-Himidi, 48, on suspicion of the death of his wife.

Al-Himidi surrendered to authorities at the El Cajon police station according to Redman.

He’s expected to face charges of first degree murder.

There are no other suspects or arrests expected at this time according to Redman.
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Remember
quote...Thousands of supporters wearing the traditional Muslim hijab headscarf signed on to a Facebook page called “One Million Hijabs For Shaima Alawadi.”...Unquote
The relief felt by the thousands of supporters of this poor woman that this case has apparently been sol

6:50PM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

What the hell is wrong with people. This person who commited this pointless crime should be jailed for life if not worse. poor family...my heart goes out to them as do my prayers.

9:13AM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

Today's pohttp://www.care2.com/causes/muslim-women-are-not-target-practice.htmlst: shows the mentality of some sick people in US who regard anyone that does not fit their brand of acceptance as an enemy. This could be due to "wrong colour, wrong religion or from a wrong country"

We know there are a few well known Muslim haters on the Care2 contributions list and it is not hard to workout who they are (just go down a few posts and you will see) They would like the extremist people in power in US will link all evil to Muslims and Islam and any atrocities committed against them to Muslims too. Where is their sense of justice - it DOES NOT exist. They lack in humanity the same as person or persons involved in any killing / killings.

The Muslims also have some idiots in their midst but you can not lay all the blame at their door steps. Fox News, Murdochs, Bushes, Chennies, Ramsfelds, Corporates in different fields and various other supremists and Zionists in various cloaks are busy legitimising evils perpetuated against Muslims.

Come on let's be fair the wrong doers are wrong whoever they are - irrespective of their victims' identity. If the rulers put out hatred to the people a few nutters will take that a gospel and take matters in their hands and carry out the atrocities such as this.
LIVE and Let LIVE (I always say)

9:13AM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

Today's pohttp://www.care2.com/causes/muslim-women-are-not-target-practice.htmlst: shows the mentality of some sick people in US who regard anyone that does not fit their brand of acceptance as an enemy. This could be due to "wrong colour, wrong religion or from a wrong country"

We know there are a few well known Muslim haters on the Care2 contributions list and it is not hard to workout who they are (just go down a few posts and you will see) They would like the extremist people in power in US will link all evil to Muslims and Islam and any atrocities committed against them to Muslims too. Where is their sense of justice - it DOES NOT exist. They lack in humanity the same as person or persons involved in any killing / killings.

The Muslims also have some idiots in their midst but you can not lay all the blame at their door steps. Fox News, Murdochs, Bushes, Chennies, Ramsfelds, Corporates in different fields and various other supremists and Zionists in various cloaks are busy legitimising evils perpetuated against Muslims.

Come on let's be fair the wrong doers are wrong whoever they are - irrespective of their victims' identity. If the rulers put out hatred to the people a few nutters will take that a gospel and take matters in their hands and carry out the atrocities such as this.
LIVE and Let LIVE (I always say)

6:28AM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

Islam has never slaughtered anything! Your delusional and have no actual idea of what islam is. People slaughter people...not religions, except christianity but christianity has a leader who calls the shots, so really it comes back to people killing people. there are alot of racists on here, but I commend those of you who see the truth. This was a hate crime plain and simple. you people that are helping to spread propoganda otherwise.would be ashamed of yourself, for I am certainly ashamed for your existence!

3:35AM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

Sadistic man who did this. It is the hatred and evil propaganda against Muslims that feeds the sickos minds, completely evil and sick hatred based only on a religion that many millions follow and does not fit into American policy. The Americans alwayz have to have some big enemies. Before it was USSR, now the Muslims.

3:35AM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

Sadistic man who did this. It is the hatred and evil propaganda against Muslims that feeds the sickos minds, completely evil and sick hatred based only on a religion that many millions follow and does not fit into American policy. The Americans alwayz have to have some big enemies. Before it was USSR, now the Muslims.

7:22PM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

this poor woman.. those poor kids. she is right. whoever did this? THEY are the terrorists

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