Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:19 PM
cali

Iraqi Hate Crime Murder Probe Raises Questions About Daughter, Husband

Source: ABC



By COLLEEN CURRY
April 5, 2012

Police investigating the murder of an Iraqi mother in southern California, initially thought to be a hate crime, have filed papers with a court that suggest the mother had a difficult relationship with her daughter and her husband.

The beating death last month of Shaima Alawadi, 32, of El Cajon, shook the Iraqi-American community when her family reported that a note was found next to Alawadi's body, reportedly saying "go back to your own country, you terrorist."

Alawadi's 17-year-old daughter, Fatima, told police that a similar note had been found a week prior to the murder, but the mother thought of it as a joke and threw it away. Court documents now show that the note was a copy of an original, and the earlier note has never been seen.

The family, including Fatima and Alawadi's husband, are now in Iraq, where they went for Alawadi's burial.

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Response to cali (Original post)Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:24 PM
Schema Thing (7,986 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
1. Like I couldn't see this coming from 2400 miles away.

Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #2)Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:38 PM
snagglepuss (7,897 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
5. I too have had my suspicions from the getgo. Had the murder happened in a

street or other public area then I'd have a lot less suspicion but I just don't buy that someone targets a private citizen in her home after lobbing a stone with a note thru a window. Given the number of people who automatically assumed it was a hate crime just shows that someone may have planned the almost perfect murder.
Bronzy...goldy....


riderinthestorm
7. Unfortunately too many people (DUers included) wanted this to be a religious hate crime

and were willing to overlook obvious signs that this anything but....

Here's another DU thread where the slaying is spawning stupid religious faux-outrage (and not enough critical thinking skills)....

Million hijabs shows solidarity for slain Muslim woman...http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002518823