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I read your article and agree with 99 percent of it. I also am tired of hate crimes. I am Cajun-Indian and taught by a loving mother that regardless of my heritage I am a child of God and should be able to go anywhere in this country without being threatened by another. It don’t work that way for me or anyone else. Crime is crime and lurks around any corner. As for hoodies, I think personally they ought to be outlawed. It is a fashion statement that young men are trying to make, that infact makes them look like they are up to no good, the same for slouchy pants. It is a shame that the young man’s death is an object of political gain. Thank you for the article…God Bless.

Nah.. Don’t think you would’ve mentioned the Iraqi’s death had it not been for Trayvon… Carry on “Ruckus”.. Lol

You are welcome to your opinion, Phillip Drummond, however, since you aren’t me, you can’t know what I “would’ve” done. You see here what I have done, but more importantly, what have you done?

I see a lot of people saying negative things about what we are doing, but what are you doing? Do something…anything…then cast your stones. As for me, I’m for justice for all victims, not just those who suit me politically or share my ideology. And, by the way, “the Iraqi” has a name, and it’s Shaima Alawadi. The fact that she’s just “the Iraqi” to you only proves my point.

There was also the attack on the white kid by two black kids who set him on fire, but that’s hardly been mentioned in the news and has not led to angry mobs demanding justice. Also cannot forget Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom and their kidnapping, rape, torture, and murder by five black thugs, (some of whom were out on parole after serving time for violent crimes), apparently without any motive other than race, yet it didn’t even make the national news, let alone be highlighted as a hate crime (which it was). Last but not least, the Duke LaCrosse players! Then there’s Obama coming out and making damaging statements in support of Trayvon Martin, when he doesn’t even know the facts of the matter, as none of us do. It’s very discouraging. Anyway, I agree that ALL racially motivated crimes need to be acknowledged as such and condemned, regardless of who the victim is.

“Anyway, I agree that ALL racially motivated crimes need to be acknowledged as such and condemned, regardless of who the victim is.”

You are so right, LQ…thanks for taking the time to post…

Wow, I’m touched, that you posses even have an afterthought about anyone muslim African-American Conseratves, especially after reading the many of your post and comments on your fb page. Interesting how it takes a death of a unarmed Black child to set a spark of any kind in your belly to even bring up Shaima Alawadi’s name. Not once have I EVER saw just one post from you regarding Mrs. Alawadi’s and we’ve been sitting on your page since for the last 14 months. You have a page full of Tea Party Movement members whic continue to say vile, vulgar, discusting things about your own community and the only thing you seem to do is click on the ‘like’ button. You are truly a piece of work African-American Conservatives.

Missy: As stated in the article, this incident with Mrs. Alawadi just occurred last week, thus, there would be no way to post about it on our Facebook page during “the last 14 months.” Further, as I am still one of the few talking about it, perhaps you might put your energy into spreading the word about it rather than castigating us for not being clairvoyant! 🙂 –M.

Nice blog and kudos for bringing up a hot button topic of Mrs. Alawadi tragic death. I did not hear about this though I do tend to avoid the news and the political garbage in it. I also hate hearing to much about the senseless deaths to hatred and greed. Anyway before I start mumbling anymore incoherently I will log off.

Unfortunately the die has been cast in the Martin case. Should DOJ find no basis for a hate crime, and the investigation reveals Zimmerman acted in self-defense, Jackson, Sharpton, et al will have to allege conspiracy and coverup because they have gone too far to accept anything less than charges being brought.

As I said, Dave, this is the payback for making everything “racism” for the past 3.5 years. I fear your prediction may be on the money, and Mrs. Alawadi still will have her story moved to page 6…

Great article Marie. There is so much wrong with the coverage of this story. Rushes to judgment, factual mistakes, and some serious emotions getting in the way of critical thought.

There are more than 30 people murdered in America every day. Why is the media making the Treyvon case such a big deal? Ratings. Some will say that it is because the shooter is not in jail. How many of the other 29 murderers that same day are still free and what are their stories? We don’t know.

This whole thing is a mess. Great article Marie.

Much appreciated, Paul and for re-posting the link….We really need to talk about this not only objectively, but consistently no matter who the victim or perpetrator is. Again, thanks for your support, as always… –M.