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Murder of Iraqi Woman in California Appears Motivated by Hate

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 Shaima Alawadi, 32 and a mother of five, has died after being taken off life support Saturday at a hospital in San Diego County, various media report today. She had be discovered severely beaten in her home by her daughter, 17 year old ..., on Wednesday. A note was discovered nearby that said "go back to your country".
 
Alawadi was an Iraqi who had emigrated to the United States in the mid-nineties, but only recently relocated to the town of El Cajon in the San Diego area. El Cajon is home to some 40,000 Iraqi immigrants, the second largest such community in the United States after Detroit. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the murder has all the indications of and should be treated like a 'hate crime'.

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