The title of an ABC News article released on March 25, 2012 is “Iraqi Woman Beaten to Death in California, HATE CRIME Suspected” (Web-site/URL: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/03/iraqi-woman-beaten-to-death-in-california-hate-crime-suspected/#.T3Ae5C7JSZQ.twitter).
“A woman from Iraq who was found BEATEN, LYING IN A POOL OF BLOOD in her El Cajon, Calif., home next to a note saying “GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY”, has died and police are investigating her death as a possible HATE CRIME“. “hate crime”, again, is VERY NEGATIVE while “go back to your country” is DEROGATORY because it suggests that someone is NOT welcome in a certain/given place.
“Shaima Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter found her UNCONSCIOUS on the dining room floor of her home Wednesday (March 21, 2012). She was taken to the hospital and put on life support, but she was taken off life around 3 p.m. Saturday (March 24, 2012)”.
According to Hanif Mohebi, “the director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations”, “Our understanding is that she was BEATEN and she was HIT WITH SOME KIND OF A TOOL about 8 times IN THE HEAD. She was KNOCKED ON THE FLOOR and was FOUND IN A POOL OF BLOOD”. This is clearly GRUESOME. Let’s also note that “American-Islamic relations” have been rocky/shaky lately because of recent scandals such as KORAN BURNINGS and SOLDIERS URINATING ON/DESECRATING CORPSES.
“Alawadi’s daughter, Fatima Al Himidi, told ABC News affiliate KGTV“, “A week ago, they left a letter saying this is OUR country, NOT YOURS, YOU TERRORIST and so my mom ignored that, thinking it was just KIDS PLAYING A PRANK. But the day they hit her, they left another note again and IT SAID THE SAME THING”. When people call someone a “terrorist” only because of their ethnicity/race/where they come from, that’s clearly NOT “a prank” and Shaima Alawadi PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE.
According to Lt. Mark Coit, “A HATE CRIME IS ONE OF THE POSSIBILITIES and we are looking at that “. They HAVE TO. This was a TARGETED ATTACK on an IRAQI. “We don’t want to focus on ONLY ONE issue and miss something else”. OK.
Finally, “There is a large Iraqi population in El Cajon, Mohebi said, and its members OFTEN FACE “discriminatory hate incidents”, again, which IS NOT good. “Our ULTIMATE goal is that WHOEVER DID THIS IS BROUGHT TO JUSTICE”. Again, THIS WON’T BE EASY because “whoever did this” will surely have ALL SORTS OF EXCUSES.
“Alawadi was a 32-year-old mother of five children, ranging in age from eight to 17″.
This is the second hate crime that we’ve had to deal with in two days. The first one, of course, involved a young BLACK man (Trayvon Martin), who was killed by a WHITE man because he was WEARING A HOODIE, BOUGHT A PACK OF SKITTLES & A BOTTLE OF ICED TEA and was TALKING TO HIS GIRLFRIEND (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/congregants-wear-hoodies-remember-trayvon-martin-234922837.html). Honestly, if people can get killed for doing such mundane things as these, we should be REALLY worried because this is a bad day for the human race. We also need to cut out INFLAMMATORY LANGUAGE such as CHINESE parents telling their kids that they should ONLY date other CHINESE or ASIANS because we’ve already had one BLACK person and one IRAQI die because of racial tensions and we DON’T need to INFLAME THE SITUATION/RATCHET UP THE RHETORIC ANY FURTHER. We need to COME/RALLY TOGETHER and advocate /preach a message of TOLERANCE,instead of becoming ENTRENCHED and “Defensive” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).