News Nabra Broke Our Hearts Today
It is starting to get harder and harder to wake up every day and read the news. A Seventeen-Year-Old Muslim Girl named Nabra was Beaten to death last night in Virgina. I have not stopped crying all day.
A 17-year-old Muslim girl identified as Nabra was kidnapped and beaten to death early Sunday morning in Sterling, Virginia. She was reported as missing at roughly 4 a.m. and now police believe they have found her body in a pond.
According to Buzzfeed, Nabra was headed to Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center with friends at 3:30 a.m. They had taken a break from prayers in order to eat and, having done so, were returning to the Center. But before they arrived, two men with baseball bats emerged from a car and began attacking them. Everyone in the group fled to safety, or so they thought at the time.
“They all dispersed after the incident, and when they met back up they realized she was missing,” ADAMS board member Rizwan Jaka told Buzzfeed.
At approximately 3 p.m. officers found the body of a female they believe to be Nabra in Sterling, Virginia. They have yet to confirm her identity.
“Our detectives are fairly certain that it is her,” Fairfax police spokesperson Tawny Wright told Buzzfeed. “But the Chief Medical Examiner still needs to conduct an autopsy to confirm the identity.”
Police believe that the body they found was assaulted—and a baseball bat was located near the scene.
Twenty-two-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres was arrested and charged with murder not long after police found the body. Although two men were purportedly involved in the attack, police say they are not seeking a second suspect.
As I am a muslim women too, living in Paris France. I awoke to the news of her death and other deaths in London. Funny, last night as I went to mosque to make prayers, I took my ID with me. What a world we live in where you carry your ID with you not so that you can drink, but just in case anything happens to you. So they can identify your body after, if anything tragic happens. I hate the fact that I have to think this way.
We are in total support of Muslim Advocates who urges a Fair and Full Investigation Into Death of Seventeen-Year-Old Muslim Girl Nabra. I have been in tears all day. Look how beautiful and young she is Mashallah. More crying……. When thinking about the deaths also that happened in near the London mosque.
Madihha Ahussain, special counsel for anti-Muslim bigotry at Muslim Advocates, a national legal and educational organization for American Muslims, released the following statement in response to the brutal murder and kidnapping of a 17-year-old Muslim girl in Fairfax County, Virginia during Ramadan near the ADAMS Center mosque:
“We are so deeply saddened by this tragedy and send our deepest condolences to the family, the ADAMS community, and the people of Fairfax.
This would be a tragedy at anytime but on Father’s Day and during the holy month of Ramadan, this strikes the heart of the strong community of the ADAMS Center and of Fairfax.
We urge both local and federal authorities to conduct a thorough and unbiased investigation into all possible motives for this gruesome crime.”
I do not know about you but I need a break from the news!
Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.