America has long been known as the melting pot of the world where cultures can come together to build a unique country, but this latest act of brutal violence displays the exact opposite.
A 32-year-old woman from Iraq, Shaima Alawadi, who was found brutally beaten next to a note that said "go back to your country" died yesterday in California after being taken off of life support by her family.
Shaima, a mother of five, was hospitalized since her 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious on Wednesday in the family's dining room of their house in El Cajon, California.
The 17 year old said she her mother had been beaten on the head repeatedly with a tire iron, and that she found her next to a note that said "go back to your country, you terrorist."
The family had previously found a similar note inside of their house before, but dismissed it as childs-play and did not report it to authorities.
The daughter was sleeping upstairs when the incident happened and when she went downstairs, “it was too late and the (attacker) was gone. The sliding glass door was broken.”
Shamia and her husband Al Himidi immigrated from Iraq to the United States about 1995 and shared a family consisting of 5 kids ranging in age from 8-17 years old.
This is extremely tragic and distrubing and we hope that justice is served sooner than later.