Muslim Welcomes Guilty Verdict for Murder of Iraqi-American

New York, 25 Rabiul Awwal 1438/25 December 2016 (MINA) –  The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV), welcomed the guilty verdict in the case of the murdered Iraqi American Hassan Alawsi.

Hassan Alwasi, a Muslim man of Iraqi heritage was shot and killed in a Home Depot parking lot allegedly because the assailant, Jeffrey Caylor,  had “severe hatred” of Middle Easterners and was incensed by the Islamic headscarf (hijab) worn by the victim’s sister, CAIR reported in its official website, December 22, 2016.

Police say Hassan Alawsi’s assailant stalked him in the Sacramento, Calif., parking lot before gunning him down on March 16, 2014.

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“Justice was served for the Alwasi family and the American Muslim community. Hassan Alaswi left a war-torn Iraq to find a safe place to live with his family, and he went back in a casket. Politicians should understand that hateful rhetoric has deadly consequences. The jury verdict signals an unequivocal message that hate in any form will not be tolerated in our great city, state, and nation,” CAIR-SV Executive Director, Basim Elkarra, said in a statement.

In 2014 CAIR-SV held a press conference with law enforcement, elected officials and community leaders to address the hate motivated murder of Hassan Alwasi.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.(RE1/RS05)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)