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Beaten Iraqi Woman dies in California

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by across110thstreet, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. finalsbound

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    How horrible that a family has lost their mother.

    DD
     
  3. glynch

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    That's good, and I'm sure you feel this way. However, I think that the anti-Muslim hysteria you exhibit and continually spread leads at least indirectly to this type of behavior.
     
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  4. AroundTheWorld

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    Need more facts.
     
  5. across110thstreet

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    FBI to investigate and U.S. State Department comments on isolated incident as "brutal"


    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/27/us-california-iraqi-death-idUSBRE82Q04M20120327
     
  6. glynch

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    More facts of what? Spreading anti-musim hysteria leads to discrimination and violence against muslims?

    Can we at least agree that spreading anti-semitism hysteria lead to discrimination and violence against Jews in Nazi Germany?
     
  7. rocketsjudoka

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    This is very disturbing that people are speculating that this is a cover up by the family.

    Is there any solid evidence that this attack wasn't based on anti-immigrant feelings as the note says?
     
  8. across110thstreet

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    just media bias according to some.

    and let me clarify my statement above. the speculation is what disturbs/disgusts me, not the hypothetical honor killing or clever coverup that some might suggest...


    there was a service today before the woman's body will be flown back to Iraq

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-iraqi-slaying-20120328,0,5949980.story
     
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    I wouldn't worry about him, its pointless. ATW is to muslims what Bigtexxx is to 'blacks', they are so entrenched and convinced on their views
     
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    Given what we know right now, it is as likely to be true as a Martian having done it, even if it ends up being the case after further investigation.
     
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/husband-iraqi-woman-murdered-motives
     
  12. rocketsjudoka

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    Here is the other evidence that the SD police have said might indicate something other than just that the murder of Alawadi might be more than an anti-immigrant anti-Muslim crime.

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2...california-had-friction-with-daughter-husband

    Affidavit: Iraqi beating victim in California had friction with daughter, husband

    Court records released Thursday show that an Iraqi immigrant who was killed last month in her California home had a rocky relationship with her teenage daughter and apparently was planning to divorce her husband, NBC San Diego reported.

    No arrests have been made in the killing of Shaima Alawadi, 32, who died from blunt force injuries to the head.

    NBC San Diego said the records include the description from a neighbor of a possible suspect running from the area of the house on March 21 about 45 minutes before her daughter Fatima called 911. Fatima told reporters and police that she discovered her mother unconscious in a pool of blood in their El Cajon home. Alawadi died in the hospital three days later.

    A "dark skinned male" in his "late teens or early 20s" was seen running from the area, NBC San Diego reported, citing an police affidavit for a search warrant filed in Superior Court in San Diego.

    Read the police affidavit

    The affidavit indicated 17-year-old Fatima was upset about the family's plan to have her marry one of her cousins, NBC San Diego said.

    It noted that on Jan. 31, Alawadi called the police to report Fatima missing. The daughter was located 20 minutes later and the call was canceled, according to the affidavit.

    The document says police records show officers answered a call reporting two people were possibly having sex in a parked car — a couple identified as Fatima and Rawnaq Yacub, 21. After Alawadi arrived to pick up her daughter, the teen reportedly jumped out of her mother’s car when it was moving about 35 miles per hour and was injured. In the hospital, she told paramedics she was being forced to marry her cousin against her will.

    A search of Fatima's cellphone showed that while the teen was being interviewed by detectives, she received a cryptic text from someone that read: "The detective will find out tell them cnt talk'," NBC San Diego reported, citing the affidavit.

    A note left near Alawadi on the day of her death called her a "terrorist" and sparked the theory that her killing was a hate crime based on religious or ethnic bias. Police have cautioned against rushing to that conclusion, noting that it was just one possibility that was being explored.

    The news site UT San Diego, which obtained the police records first, said a sheriff’s lab examination of the note showed that it was a photocopy of the message, not an original.

    UT San Diego also reported that a search of the family’s cars turned up court paperwork — not yet completed — used to file for divorce. Another form requesting a waiver of fees had been filled out by hand with Alawadi's name, adress and phone number.

    Alawadi's husband, Kassim Alhimidi, and Fatima are reportedly in Iraq, where they traveled for Alawadi’s burial.

    The records initially were released inadvertently to UT San Diego by the the Superior Court in El Cajon, a press officer at the court said. Other press organizations were then given access to the information.
     

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