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Shaima Alawadi

Iraqi Immigrant Guilty Of Bludgeoning Wife To Death

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 06.17.2014 | Crime

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate cr...

Iraqi Man Goes On Trial In Fatal Beating Of Wife

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 06.01.2014 | Crime

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Two years after the fatal beating of a Muslim woman in her California home sparked fears it was a hate crime, prosecutors to...

Woman Allegedly Killed By Husband Wanted Divorce, Family Friend Says

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.14.2012 | Crime

EL CAJON, Calif. -- There were signs that her traditional Muslim family may have been struggling in the U.S. even before Shaima Alawadi was murdered: ...

Man Accused Of Murdering Wife And Making It Look Like Hate Crime Pleads Not Guilty

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 01.13.2013 | Crime

EL CAJON, Calif. — There were signs that her traditional Muslim family may have been struggling in the U.S. even before Shaima Alawadi was murde...

Husband May Have Framed Wife's Murder As Hate Crime: Cops

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 11.10.2012 | Crime

EL CAJON, Calif. -- Eight months after the beating death of an Iraqi-American woman that drew international attention because it appeared to be a hate...

Is It Safe For A Muslim Woman To Wear The Hijab In America?

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

What is it like for a Muslim-American woman to wear a hijab in public? Does this particular religious attire render its wearers vulnerable to verbal and physical violence?

David Moye

Student's Eyewitness Account Of Car Sex May Shed Light On Shaima Alawadi Murder | David Moye | Posted 04.20.2012 | Crime

When college student Enrique Cervantes wrote an essay about seeing two people having sex in a car in front of his house, he never expected that it mig...

Trayvon And Shaima At Easter Season: A Sermon

Greg Carey | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

It is still news that the risen Jesus dwells with Trayvon, that he roams around Afghanistan, and that he resides in solidarity with Shaima. That's news, it's scary news.

Hate Crime Allegations Start To Unravel In Beating Death Of Iraqi-American Mom

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 06.05.2012 | Crime

EL CAJON, Calif. — Police investigating the beating death of an Iraqi-American mother of five sought clues at the troubled family's home to try ...

Women Wear Hijabs In Support Of Slain Iraqi Woman

Posted 04.03.2012 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Jean Younis won’t be wearing an Easter bonnet at church this Sunday. Instead, the office manager at...

The Fierce Urgency of Now : Why We, Too, Are Shaima Alwadi

Pamay Bassey | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices
Pamay Bassey

I believe that there is a fiercely urgent need for us to take the time to learn about people who look differently than we do, live differently than we might, worship differently than what is familiar to us. Because violence is often rooted in ignorance and fear.

Go Back to My Country?

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Melody Moezzi

You never forget the first time you're told to "go back to your country." It's like being punched in the heart and stomach simultaneously.

Finding the Wisdom We Need to Survive

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

I'm far more interested in forgiveness than justice. I say this just to calm myself down after a morning of media overkill, so to speak. There are s...

Three Killings: California, Florida, France

John Feffer | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
John Feffer

When our notion of the common good, of commonwealth, begins to disintegrate, all that is left are tribes defending their turf, standing their ground, enclosing their land.

Iraqi Officials: 'We Deplore This Hideous Crime'

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.26.2012 | Los Angeles

EL CAJON, Calif. — Shaima Alawadi and her family fled Iraq nearly two decades ago as Saddam Hussein crushed a Shiite uprising, settling in the U...

Iraqi Woman Who Was Severely Beaten In California Home Dies

AP | Posted 05.24.2012 | Los Angeles

EL CAJON, Calif. — A 32-year-old woman from Iraq who was found severely beaten next to a threatening note saying "go back to your country" died ...