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Iraqi-American murder highlights anti-Muslim hate crimes


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Mourners hold up candles at a candle light vigil held at a city park in Santee, California, for Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old Muslim woman who was beaten to death, March 30, 2012. Mourners gathered to pay respects for Iraqi-American Alawadi, who died after being severely beaten in her California home by a killer who left a threatening note that has prompted an investigation of the case as a possible hate crime. REUTERS/Denis Poroy