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Cc: Adamsv@hillsboroughcounty.org, Lhairme@AOL.com, GlenHopkins@fdle.state.fl.us, GeraldBailey@fdle.state.fl.us
Florida Governor Rick Scott
Dear Governor Scott,
The reason this complaint is being filed with your office is because as governor you appoint and approve who serves the public as Medical Examiners.
It is alleged in this complaint that the Hillsborough County Medical Examiners office is covering up an alleged violent crime because it is politically expedient to ignore the cultural basis involved.
Florida Family Association hired a private investigator to look into the suspicious death of Fatima Abdallah because it was difficult to comprehend how she could have killed herself by repeatedly beating her nose onto a coffee table. It is also difficult to comprehend how the injuries reported in her autopsy (back of the head, broken ribs, hemorrhage around ribs, etc.) could have occurred during such “self infliction” or alleged posthumous CPR.
The family knowingly left Fatima dead for 2 ½ hours before they called 911, gave two different stories of how she died, ushered the alleged only witness to her death out of the country just days after her death and treated her horribly before she died are just a few of the facts that make it highly unlikely that her death was an accident as the Hillsborough County Medical Examiners’ office has determined in Case No. 09-05161.
The Tampa Police Department has declined to reopen the investigation based upon the Hillsborough County Medical Examiners finding of cause of death.
Our private investigator and research team found numerous inconsistencies, errors and omissions with the Medical Examiner Report, Tampa Police General Offense Report, and 911 Dispatch Call Hardcopy Report. These inconsistencies are itemized in the INVESTIGATION FINDINGS section below. The Tampa Police General Offense Report, Medical Examiner Report, 911 Dispatch Call Hardcopy report, Prestige Investigations, Inc. reports and Crime scene photos are all found online at the links referenced at the bottom of http://floridafamily.org/full_article.php?article_no=49
A member of the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s staff has informed us that the medical examiner’s finding of this death as an accident caused great controversy and distress among many staff members because they could not believe that this case was ruled an accident.
It is Florida Family Association’s opinion that given the circumstances of Fatima Abdallah’s personal life and the facts surrounding her death that there is a need to reopen this case to fully investigate Fatima Abdullah’s death to determine if her demise was truly an accident or honor killing.
Thousands upon thousands of concerned citizens have already sent emails urging the Tampa Police Department and State Attorney Mark Ober to reopen this case. These officials have ignored the public outcry.
We hope that your office will not ignore this case as Tampa officials have because of the ramifications of dealing with an alleged violent crime that appears to be motivated by cultural codes of conduct.
Therefore, we respectfully request that your office ask the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate this death.
I look forward to your response.
Florida Family Association
Hundreds of Atlas readers have written to Dr. Vernard Adams of the Hillsborough County Medical Examiners. Keep writing. And call too, his phone number is 813 914 4500. Each of us should call to notify him of our next email campaign to the medical examiner's commission.
Does being a Muslim mean you can get away with murder? Today we take the next step:
Dr. Vernard Adams
Hillsborough County Medical Examiners
Dear Dr. Adams, Re: Fatima Abdallah, File No. 09-05161
Florida Family Association plans to file a formal complaint regarding the mishandling by your office of the Fatima Abdallah case with the Medical Examiners Commission at the close of this business day. The filing will be followed up with an email campaign to the Medical Examiners Commission and MEC staff.
Florida Family Association
Read my latest column for WND Commentary:
A Muslim woman shunned by her devout Muslim family for her "shameful" divorce dies a sudden death after "throwing herself on the floor" in front of her family, and it's classified an accident. That's what Florida law enforcement determined. No one was charged in the death of 48-year-old Fatima Abdallah in Florida. But there is evidence that she may have been a victim of Islamic honor killing, and that Tampa authorities are complicit in a cover-up.
Honor killing is the all too common Islamic practice in which a woman who has brought "shame" to the family is murdered to preserve family "purity." It should be exposed, investigated and stopped in the U.S. – not covered up. This is Shariah in America. The idea that a woman would die after she "threw herself to the floor" is institutionalized devaluation of women and tacit sanctioning of honor killing – in accord with Islamic law.
Medical examiner Laura Hair ruled Fatima Abdallah's death accidental. Deputy Police Chief Marc Hamlin said, "The bottom line is, no matter how long you investigate and no matter how much you investigate, it's not going to overrule the competent medical evidence that it was an accident." How do they know that? How is it more likely that she threw herself to the floor than she was fatally thrown to the floor?
Even worse, the Tampa Police report claims that Abdallah committed suicide by repeatedly striking her head against a coffee table. The idea defies logic, belies reality. There is a great deal of evidence that the Tampa Police investigation was drastically flawed and that the Police Department and medical examiner ignored numerous indications that Fatima Abdallah did not commit suicide or die in an accident, but was brutally assaulted.
I asked John Jay, a former prosecutor in Washington state, to examine the substantial evidence presented in the initial investigation of the death of Fatima Abdallah. In 25 years of law practice, the majority involved in prosecuting and defending major felonies, Jay said that he never heard or read of a person killing herself by flinging herself upon the floor or a table. "Quite frankly," he said, "I seriously doubt it can be done."
Jay found that Fatima Abdallah's "mouth was bloodied by a blow, and at the left corner of her mouth is an angular cut/incision/indentation, which only could have been made by a blow." Also, "her left eye orbit was broken, and her left eye socket was blackened, suffering a blow causing hemorrhaging of blood about the eye." And "her right arm had contusions at the front inside of the elbow, and at the shoulder near the front armpit, consistent with being grasped forcibly by human hands."