Saturday Open Thread | A Muslim woman in Houston stabbed by man yelling “It’s an fucking raghead,” “sand nigger”

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A $5,000 reward is being offered to help catch the attacker who stabbed a Houston Muslim woman during a hate-filled attack.

According to the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the 25-year-old victim, who is white and wears an Islamic head scarf (hijab), says she was driving home early Thursday morning from her job as a nurse when her vehicle was almost sideswiped by a red SUV in northwest Harris County.

When the victim pulled over and got out of her vehicle to check for damage after the near accident, the attacker made a U-turn and pulled up behind the victim’s vehicle.

The driver reportedly got out of his SUV and began shouting obscenities and racial and religious slurs such as, “Oh my God, it’s a r**head,” “It’s an f***ing r**head,” “sand n*****” and other derogatory terms.

She believes it was because she was wearing a hijab.

“She said a driver nearly sideswiped her,” said Sobia Siddiqui, with the Houston office of the Council on American Islamic Relations. “She thought it was road rage.”

The victim tried to get back in her vehicle, but the passenger side door was locked. At that point the attacker began waving a knife in the victim’s face and then hit her with its handle on her shoulder and arms.

A man who was riding in the alleged attacker’s SUV got out and tried to restrain him, but not before the woman was stabbed in the arm. The attacker’s passenger reportedly convinced him to get back in his SUV and they left the scene.

The victim returned to the hospital where she works to have her injury treated.

The alleged attacker and the man who was with him are described as white males, 20 to 35 years of age. The alleged attacker had tattoos on his arms and neck.

“We hope that anyone who has information about this potentially deadly and apparently bias-motivated attack will immediately contact law enforcement authorities,” said CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll.

Officials with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case.

About SouthernGirl2

A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.
This entry was posted in Current Events, Politics, Open Thread, News, Hate Crime and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

76 Responses to Saturday Open Thread | A Muslim woman in Houston stabbed by man yelling “It’s an fucking raghead,” “sand nigger”

  1. T’Challa on SNL playing Black Jeopardy…………

    Hollaring!

    Like

  2. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    The String Queens – Millennium Stage (April 7, 2018)”

    “The Kennedy Center
    Streamed live 2 hours ago
    Praised for its “authentic, soulful, and orchestral sound,” The String Queens is a dynamic trio that creates stimulating musical experiences that inspire diverse audiences to love, hope, feel, and imagine. With an array of repertoire spanning from the Baroque era to the Jazz Age to today’s Billboard Hot 100 Chart, The String Queens perform versatile programs that transport audiences through time and a multitude of musical genres.”

    Like

  3. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Fewer African Americans are working in Federal Civil Service jobs More than one hundred class action complaints allege government employment discrimination against Black people.”
    https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/fewer-african-americans-are-working-in-federal-civil-service-jobs/

    Liked by 1 person

  4. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Defend DACA!

    Like

  5. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Thousands of Americans’ caregivers are subjects of immigration moves”
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/05/health/immigrant-caregivers-partner/index.html
    Excerpt:

    Boston–After back-to-back, eight-hour shifts at a chiropractor’s office and a rehab center, Nirva arrived outside an elderly woman’s house just in time to help her up the front steps.

    Nirva took the woman’s arm as she hoisted herself up, one step at a time, taking breaks to ease the pain in her hip. At the top, they stopped for a hug.

    “Hello, bella,” Nirva said, using the word for “beautiful” in Italian.

    “Hi, baby,” replied Isolina Dicenso, the 96-year-old woman she has helped care for for seven years.
    The women each bear accents from their homelands: Nirva, who asked that her full name be withheld, fled here from Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Dicenso moved here from Italy in 1949. Over the years, Nirva, 46, has helped her live independently, giving her showers, changing her clothes, washing her windows, taking her to her favorite parks and discount grocery stores.

    Now Dicenso and other people living with disabilities, serious illness and the frailty of old age are bracing to lose caregivers like Nirva due to changes in federal immigration policy.

    Nirva, a Haitian in the US under Temporary Protected Status, has helped care for Isolina Dicenso since 2011. They've grown close, bonding in part over their Catholic faith.

    Nirva, a Haitian in the US under Temporary Protected Status, has helped care for Isolina Dicenso since 2011. They’ve grown close, bonding in part over their Catholic faith.

    Nirva is one of about 59,000 Haitians living in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a humanitarian program that gave them permission to work and live here after the January 2010 earthquake devastated their country. Many work in health care, often in grueling, low-wage jobs as nursing assistants or home health aides.

    Now these workers’ days are numbered: The Trump administration decided to end TPS for Haitians, giving them until July 22, 2019, to leave the country or face deportation.
    In Boston, the city with the nation’s third-highest Haitian population, the decision has prompted panic from TPS holders and pleas from health care agencies that rely on their labor. The fallout offers a glimpse into how changes in immigration policy are affecting older Americans in communities around the country, especially in large cities.

    Like

  6. Liked by 1 person

  7. Like

  8. Liked by 2 people

  9. Like

  10. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    White DACA Immigrants:

    “DACA Immigrants From Europe And Canada Say They’re Ready To Join The Fight”
    http://wlrn.org/post/daca-immigrants-europe-and-canada-say-theyre-ready-join-fight
    Excerpt:

    “I understand what everyone is going through. So while it was easier for me to go unnoticed and blend in, there’s too much at stake now,” says Bejko, whose DACA work permit expires in October. In February, the Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision to block the Trump administration from ending DACA while a lawsuit moves forward. This means Bejko will be able to renew her status for now, but things could change again depending on the outcome of the lawsuit and whether Congress takes any action.

    Just before the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 2, Trump posted on Twitter that “DACA is dead,” and blamed Democrats for inaction. He inaccurately proclaimed that “everyone wants to get onto the DACA bandwagon.” In fact, DACA has many restrictions, including requirements that recipients have been in the US continuously since 2007 and arrived before age 16.

    Bejko says, as limited as the program is, DACA gave her the confidence to talk about her undocumented status publicly and to share her experiences with lawmakers. The Pew Research Center estimates that 5,200 DACA recipients are from Europe, making them an often overlooked group, considering that the majority of immigrants with DACA come from Mexico.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Like

  12. Like

  13. Liza says:

    This young man is a Democratic candidate running for AZ CD2 representative. He won’t win the primary, the Democratic leadership already likes Ann Kirkpatrick (because she “can win”).

    But I really like Billy Kovacs.

    Like

  14. Ametia says:

    I don’t give 2 shits about John Kelly or anyone who has hitched themselves to #45 in any shape, form, or fashion.

    NONE
    NADA
    ZIP
    ZILCH
    ZERO

    Liked by 3 people

  15. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    OH LOOK…another group of non-Whites

    The U.S. Just Quietly Deported The Largest Group Of Cambodians Ever

    The group included refugees who had been in the U.S. for decades.

    By Kimberly Yam

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sent more than 40 Cambodians, many of whom were refugees, back to Cambodia this week.

    They arrived in the Southeast Asian country on Thursday, and are the largest group ever to be deported from the U.S. to Cambodia. Asian-American civil rights groups fought several legal battles to keep the deportees in the U.S.

    The U.S. government is expected to send a total of 200 people back to Cambodia this year, and activists are worried about what’s to come.

    “It’s clear that this Administration will be ― and has been ― escalating its attacks on these communities,” said Katrina Dizon Mariategue, immigration policy manager of the nonprofit Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), in an email to HuffPost.

    Fifty Cambodians who had received orders of removal were originally scheduled to be deported in December. But Cormac J. Carney, a district judge in California, blocked the move with a temporary restraining order. A month later, he granted an injunction, extending the stay of deportation until Feb. 5.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cambodians-deported-trump-immigration_us_5ac77dd9e4b07a3485e3da6c

    Like

  16. rikyrah says:

    Kay from BJ was discussing the Democratic Primary for Governor. You know Kucinich is running. You know that Bernie’s group is supporting him over Cordray.

    Kay says:
    April 7, 2018 at 8:44 am

    @debbie:

    Where’s the party leadership to mediate the Kucinich and Cordray camps?

    Because Kucinich wants them to lose in November. That’s why he’s running. His entire fucking career is based on bitterness and resentment that he’s not more powerful, which he attributes to mysterious forces within the Democratic Party keeping him from the power he deserves.

    Kucinich is an asshole. He’s an asshole on a personal level, too.
    Condescending and arrogant and an absolute attention hound. I personally think he’s legit unstable – has some kind of mental disorder- but apart from that go back and look at interviews and his statements and his whole career- it’s ALL nasty attacks on other people and demanding attention and deference to his superior intelligence.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. rikyrah says:

    Liked by 1 person

  18. rikyrah says:

    Like

  19. rikyrah says:

    Like

  20. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2018/04/02/mcdonalds-fails-honor-promise-raise-workers-wages
    Excerpt:

    WASHINGTON – McDonald’s is breaking its highly-touted April 2015 pledge to pay the 90,000 workers at its corporate stores $1 an hour above the local minimum wage, the Fight for $15 announced Monday.

    Worker paystubs in three major metropolitan areas where the company has large numbers of corporate stores show cooks and cashiers are being paid less than $1 above the local minimums. McDonald’s made the announcement of the increase three years ago in the face of massive worker protests calling for higher pay and union rights. At the time, CEO Steve Easterbrook said the increase was in response to employee surveys and was about delivering “better customer service.” The move was widely panned as inadequate because the increases only applied to a small fraction of McDonald’s employees, but nevertheless, the company has failed to make good on its promise.

    “McDonald’s publicity stunt has turned out to be a sham,” said Kayla Kuper, who is paid $11.40/hour at a McDonald’s corporate store in Chicago, when she should be paid a minimum of $12/hour. “We can’t take this company at its word. That’s why we need union rights – so that we can hold McDonald’s accountable and win the decent wage and basic benefits we need to support our families.”

    Liked by 1 person

  21. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Sails Past ‘Titanic’ to Become No. 3 Title of All Time in U.S.”
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/box-office-black-panther-sails-past-titanic-become-no-3-title-all-time-us-1100758

    Liked by 4 people

  22. Ametia says:

    THIS MOFO NEEDS TO BEGONE, BUT LIKE TRUMP…

    Like

  23. Liked by 1 person

  24. Liked by 1 person

  25. Liked by 2 people

  26. Chicas! Chicas!

    Trump met with Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams and had the GALL to call her “Myrlie”

    HOW FUCKING DARE HIM!

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Ametia says:

    Like

  28. Like

  29. Liza says:

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Liked by 2 people

  31. Like

  32. Like

  33. Liked by 2 people

  34. It’s April 7th and it’s cold outside here.

    Liked by 2 people

  35. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    From last week:
    “Artist-DACA recipient to present ‘Legalities of Being,’ at K-State Thursday”
    http://www.cjonline.com/entertainmentlife/20180407/artist-daca-recipient-to-present-legalities-of-being-at-k-state-thursday
    Excerpt:

    Fidencio Fifield-Perez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, but was raised in the U.S. after his family migrated when he was 7 years old.

    A dreamer who was brought to the United States as a young child will share how his activism and DACA status has influenced his art during a talk Thursday at Kansas State University.

    Fidencio Fifield-Perez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. His family migrated to the United States when he was 7 years old, to raise him in North Carolina. Five years ago, Fifield-Perez was granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status, and has to reapply every two years.

    It took almost a year for Fifield-Perez to gain his DACA status. He had to go back 15 years to prove his time in the United States.

    “Report cards, newspaper clippings, any informal way of documenting my presence we used,” Fifield-Perez said. “Luckily my mom kept really good records and had everything in a box for me.”

    His struggle is revealed in his art, said Linda Duke, director of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, where Fifield-Perez will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the UMB Theater.

    In October, Fifield-Perez installed three pieces at the Beach Museum: “Fishers of Men” and “Surge,” both created in 2016, and “Portrait/Patrol,” created in 2017.

    Duke said much of Fifield-Perez’s work is created from cut-up maps, and layered with tyvek, a polyethylene fiber, collagraphs and pinned with hundreds of red pushpins.

    “They’re the same kind of red pushpins that border patrol uses to mark where they’ve found a body,” Duke said.

    Duke said some people say “Fishers of Men” looks like a giant net, with the tyvek giving a circular bluish haze that represents the earth. Others describe the piece with a biblical message, she said, referring to when Jesus called Peter and Paul to make them fishers of men. Others take the netting more literally, with a threatening message toward immigrants.

    Next to “Fishers of Men” is an excerpt from “Home,” a poem by British-Somali poet Warsan Shire.

    “No one leaves home/unless home is the mouth of a shark. … you have to understand,/no one puts their children in a boat/unless the water is safer than the land.”

    Fifield-Perez began working as an art professor at the University of Missouri in January but said since DACA has ended the future of his citizenship is uncertain. He is looking into other options to continue his employment and said he’s working with attorneys.

    Like

  36. Liked by 2 people

  37. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “5 years after the world’s largest garment factory collapse, is safety in Bangladesh any better?”
    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/5-years-after-the-worlds-largest-garment-factory-collapse-is-safety-in-bangladesh-any-better

    “FEATURE-Women lead push for rights in Bangladesh’s fashion factories”
    https://uk.reuters.com/article/bangladesh-factories-unions/feature-women-lead-push-for-rights-in-bangladeshs-fashion-factories-idUKL4N1QQ3W6

    “Perlman Museum exhibit explores the high cost of cheap clothing”
    https://apps.carleton.edu/media_relations/press_releases/?story_id=1700761

    Like

  38. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    From last year (February 2017):

    “Garifuna Flee Discrimination and Land Grabs in Record Numbers: Garifuna communities face discrimination and land exploitation in Honduras, but when they reach the U.S., another set of problems arises.”
    https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Garifuna-Flee-Discrimination-and-Land-Grabs-in-Record-Numbers-20170223-0002.html

    Excerpt:

    Garifuna communities arrived in Honduras hundreds of years ago, first settling in Roatan Island in the 18th century after a group of slaves either escaped from nearby Caribbean Islands or was shipwrecked. From there, these communities eventually moved to the Honduran mainland, settling on the Caribbean coast.

    As tourism increases in Honduras, the relatively untouched coastline where Garifuna communities live has skyrocketed in value. Developers want to get their hands on Garifuna land at all costs, without any respect for the centuries-long traditions of these Afro-Honduran communities.

    One example is the Barra Vieja community on Honduras’ northern Caribbean coast, where a recent luxury tourism complex is working to kick out 157 Garifuna families, which they refer to as “illegal squatters.” According to a Global Witness report, the Barra Vieja community has been the victim of forced evictions and threats, carried out with the support of former Minister of Tourism Ricardo Martinez Castañeda.

    It’s just not hotel developers that are threatening these communities. Land in the area is also highly-coveted for the expansion of private African oil palm plantations, which threaten to displace Garfiuna and campesino communities. And as drug trafficking networks in Colombia have been cut off, drug traffickers have had to find new routes, and they’ve chosen Central America, particularly Honduras.

    Garifuna land is prime real estate to carry out their operations since they are often in remote areas with little government presence. This has increased security problems in Garifuna communities and made youth particularly vulnerable to violence and exploitation, according to Valencia de Suazo.

    Like

  39. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    On the topic of global, corporation land grabs:

    https://www.thestatesman.com/opinion/farmland-as-a-commodity-1502608100.html
    Excerpt:

    Land deals are taking place across the world from South Asia to Latin America. However, Africa is at the center of this land market development with the myth of availability of large tracts of empty land and low production costs. The host countries see these investments as an opportunity for more production in agriculture with the introduction of new technology, investment in infrastructure and creation of job opportunities with an overall impact of reduction in poverty. Thus, these deals are projected as a win-win situation for all.

    Lessons from the past have taught us that consequences of large-scale corporate land deals are often adverse on local populations. Such deals brought a change in the use of land from small-scale, labour-intensive to large-scale, capital intensive. Many in these countries are facing a serious livelihood and displacement crisis, as their land is needed but their labour is not. Small farmers are forced to sell their land and are thus joining the ranks of landless workers.

    However, the limited capacity of industry to absorb this newly uprooted workforce raises serious questions of their livelihood. This scenario is well depicted in the words of C. Tanner in the case of Mozambique. According to him, “the Mozambican enclosures could produce the same result as their predecessors in Europe – a dispossessed rural majority, and migration to towns. Yet, unlike Europe, this will be in a country that is not about to embark on a labour-intensive industrial revolution generating thousands of new jobs for the dispossessed peasant farmers and their families”. He adds, “Nowadays it is not only agriculture, but also many other sectors whose ‘development’, through capital investment and technical change, involves the shedding, rather than the absorption, of labour.”

    Through this dispossession not only do small farmers lose rights over their small holdings or community lands but their land gets converted to large industrial estates producing for far-off markets. This also raises serious concerns about food security of the poor and the marginalised in the host countries.

    The most crucial aspect however of these land acquisitions is the involvement of a diverse array of actors including governments of consumer and host countries, private investors and political elites. The involvement of such a diversity of actors in promoting, enabling and enacting such land acquisitions poses real challenges to safeguarding the rights and livelihoods of groups until now at the periphery. Also, where there are strong incentives for the state actors to ally with multinational capital for private gain, rather than work for the welfare of people, the risks of negative outcomes increase…

    …There is also a renewed debate on large versus small farms. With the inability of contemporary industrial capitalism to absorb this new landless labour force, serious concerns are raised about land and its distribution. This debate has also led to worldwide attention on to the consequences of over-exploitation of land and natural resources by industrial form of agriculture. The adverse impact of this agriculture on ecology has created worldwide concerns and thus movements to look for alternatives for sustainable use of land and its resources.

    As future global security is associated with the global food and fuel security thus these land acquisitions are part of the global power struggle to control the resources and the power this brings. Rampant land grabbing undermines customary mechanisms of land governance, while increasing hardship among the majority poor. Denial of access to land can cause grievances that can escalate into conflict when associated with poverty and marginalization.

    Liked by 2 people

  40. rikyrah says:

    Liked by 1 person

  41. rikyrah says:

    Liked by 2 people

  42. rikyrah says:

    Liked by 1 person

  43. rikyrah says:

    Like

  44. rikyrah says:

    Like

  45. rikyrah says:

    Liked by 1 person

  46. rikyrah says:

    Like

  47. rikyrah says:

    Liked by 2 people

  48. rikyrah says:

    Liked by 3 people

  49. rikyrah says:

    Liked by 1 person

    • rikyrah says:

      Liked by 1 person

  50. rikyrah says:

    This is absolutely outrageous 😡😡😡

    Liked by 2 people

    • Police need to find this POS thug. The racist bigots feel emboldened now. But Muslims need to realize they have a right to defend themselves like anyone else. Muslims do not have to apologize, or kiss a racist bigot’s ass. Stay vigilant, be ready, keep your eyes peeled.

      Liked by 2 people

  51. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s