Murder Of Palestinian American Raises Questions of Motive

October 13, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 13, 2001 The Los Angeles Times reported the death of Abdullah Nimer "a Palestinian American and father of six who was murdered while selling clothing door-to-door in working-class South Los Angeles. The funeral was traditional, yet tinged with a new ambiguity that seems likely to plague any violent death of a Muslim living in America: No matter how explicitly the police say otherwise, family members cannot let go of the conviction that Nimer died because of his religion or race."