Iraqi Woman Beaten to Death in El Cajon California

update apr 4 “SAN DIEGO — Details in search warrants obtained by 10News’ media partner U-T San Diego appear to suggest the death of an Iraqi woman in her El Cajon home last month may not have been a hate crime.”

update via the Daily Beast :

“But what isn’t being widely reported is that even before Alawadi’s death, San Diego-area Muslims were experiencing a notable increase in discrimination, bullying, and physical assaults, according to the local Council on America-Islamic Relations, or CAIR-San Diego.

In the first quarter of 2012, the number of hostile incidents against Muslims in and around San Diego was nearly equal to the total number of incidents in 2011, according to Hanif Mohebi, director of CAIR-San Diego.”

via the Sacramento Bee:

“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.

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.”

A family friend, Sura Alzaidy, told UT San Diego ( that the attack apparently occurred after the father took the younger children to school. Alzaidy told the newspaper the family is from Iraq, and that Alawadi is a “respectful modest muhajiba,” meaning she wears the traditional hijab, a head scarf.

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discussion on democratic underground:
via detroit free press she was a U.S. citizen and  the daughter of a Shiite cleric:
 via democraticunderground:
One Million Hijabs for Shaima Alawadi ‎#MillionHijabMarch: What a beautiful initiative! Wake Forest and Salem students wearing hoodies and hijabs. #Hoodiesandhijabs

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Students from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gather to show solidarity. (picture taken at the steps of Wilson Library on March, 29th.)


One Response to “Iraqi Woman Beaten to Death in El Cajon California”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Did Dick Cheney receive a heart transplant from Shaima Alawadi? Was Shaima the anonymous donor? The timeline seems to fit. Ironic if a Muslim heart beats in Cheney’s chest.

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