Mar 26 2012
Police Sunday sealed the medical examiner’s report about the death of an Iraqi woman, Shaima Alawadi, who was brutally beaten in her El Cajon home. FOX Reporter she was well-liked and had a lot of connections in San Diego (Odd, considering the family had only moved there from Michigan a few weeks before)
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CAIRtv The head of the San Diego Chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (HAMAS-linked CAIR), Hanif Mohebi, said Sunday that his community really wants to find “whomever it is that has committed this outrageous act.”
Her 17-year-old daughter had found Alawadi unconscious about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in the dining room of their home in the 500 block of Skyview Street. The girl, Fatima Alhimidi, told KUSI-TV her mother had been beaten with a tire iron, and a note left in the home said, in part, “go back to your country, you terrorist.”
Family friend Sura Alzaidy told U-T San Diego that Alawadi wore a traditional Muslim hijab or headscarf. Alzaidy said the family had lived in the home only a few weeks, having moved to San Diego County after living in Michigan.
Police declined to disclose the contents of the note. It was unclear if any suspect had been identified or if any physical evidence was recovered other than the note. A spokesman for the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office said the case had been “sealed” at the request of investigators. Police said a similar threatening note was found earlier this month, but the family did not report it to the authorities.
The “One Million Hijabs For Shaima Alawadi” Facebook page was created to “spread love and light and show the family of Shaima that … they are loved and their pain is our pain, their mother is our mother, their wife is our wife. She could be your sister, your friend, your neighbor. Only words of love will honor her life and make her death have a higher meaning.”