One million US women to wear hijab for Iraqi woman killed in California

One million non-Muslim women in the United States will be wearing hijabs in support of Shaima Alawadi, an Iraqi immigrant brutally killed at her home in March.

one million US women to wear hijab for Iraqi woman killed in california

Many non-Muslim women in the United States have posted photos of themselves wearing a headscarf on “One Million Hijabs for Shaima Alawadi,” which is a recently created webpage on Facebook.

The Facebook page had about 10,000 likes on April 2.

Jean Younis, the office manager at Bonita Valley Adventist Church in National City, California, said she would wear an Islamic headscarf to support the family and friends of Shaima Alawadi on Sunday, according to a recent article published by the Washington Post.

“I do expect a reaction, but that’s the point. It needs to be discussed,” said Younis.

The 59-year-old church office manager is one of the many non-Muslim women who have expressed solidarity with 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi.

Alawadi, mother of five, was found unconscious at her home in El Cajon, California, on March 21. She died after being found beaten and lying in a pool of blood next to a note saying “go back to your country, you terrorist”.

There have also been “hijab and hoodie” demonstrations at several universities across the United States in recent days. The notion of “hoodie” refers to the killing of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager gunned down by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida on February 26.

“They were both killed because of the way they looked and that is so wrong,” Younis said.

Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi are not the only victims of alleged hate crime in the United States in recent weeks.

On March 24, 19-year-old college student Kendrec McDade was shot and killed by two Pasadena police officers in Los Angeles County, California. Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez said he believed as many as “eight shots” were fired at McDade.

According to a report by Federal Bureau of Investigation, only in 2010 the statistics regarding single-bias hate crime incidents that were prosecuted in the United States showed there were 3,949 victims of racially motivated hate crimes, with 70 percent being victims of anti-black bias.

The FBI compiles annual statistics on hate crimes in the United States, but many commentators believe the bureau understates the real level of reported and unreported hate crimes each year.


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sajid April 7, 2012 at 7:38 am

Hate Crime……… Its crime because it was done by non muslim,,, shame on them who called it crime. It is terrorism and the people who did this are the TERRORIST.

Michelle April 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Did you plan a march in the streets when you heard about young White little girls being groomed in sex gangs by Muslim men?
Did you plan a march when you heard about the endless daily stories of White western women being targeted for gang-rapes by Muslim men?
This women was probably murdered by her own husband, did she show her ankles in public?

Jonathan April 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Are there going to be 1 million or even 10 Muslim women who will remove those filthy hijabs to show support for the endless atrocities on innocent Coptic Christian women and children in Islamic Egypt or the rape, atrocities, murder and kidnapping of innocent defenceless Christians in Pakistan, India, Middle east…or the atrocities of Jews, Parsees, Hindus, Bahai’s, Sikhs, Atheists, Agnostics, Intellectuals, Scientists etc in primitive 5th rate failed Islamic crapholes like Pakistan, North Africa, Arabia, Iran etc. When there are 1 million or even 10 moslem women ready to remove their oppressive ugly hijabs as a sign of solidarity towards their “Kaffir” neighbors ONLY then will I approve of our women showing any sign of support. And for all you know, like always…the real culprit of this supposed “hate crime” must be one of her own familial relatives or even her husband. After all honor killing is rampant in Islam! Gimme a break!

George May 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm

How many of you have been to a Muslim country?
I am currently residing in Pakistan and i see no racism against any religion as my neighbors are Hindus & Muslims but we tend to live with peace and harmony!

Media is only showing you what they want you to see!
Muslims are very nice people if you interact with them one on one…but yes they are being looked on because of some extremists which they do not even own!

We should look this matter into JUSTICE for all rather than fighting over castes & religions!!

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