A mother of five children was severely beaten in her El Cajon home, just outside of San Diego. The woman was from Iraq and her death has caught the attention of – you guessed it – the director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Via Fox News:
A 32-year-old woman from Iraq who was found severely beaten next to a threatening note saying “go back to your country” died on Saturday.
Hanif Mohebi, the director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he met with Shaima Alawadi’s family members in the morning and was told that she was taken off life support around 3 p.m.
“The family is in shock at the moment. They’re still trying to deal with what happened,” Mohebi said.
If there’s one thing we should have learned from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, it’s that jumping to conclusions in these cases is a very bad idea. In the case of Martin’s death, public opinion had all but rendered the shooter – George Zimmerman – guilty. Then a funny thing happened; a witness came forward and put the incident in an entirely new light.
This story is certainly relevant in light of the firestorm surrounding the shooting death of Martin. Zimmerman, who is being labeled for racial purposes as “white” despite his being latino. The New Black Panther Party (NBPP) is practically calling for a lynch mob to deal with Zimmerman, despite accounts of the incident being varied.
We will monitor this story but urge everyone to take a cue from the Trayvon Martin incident and reserve judgment until all the facts are in.
That includes CAIR, a group whose efforts to exploit ethnic / racial incidents to its advantage.