We have suffered two major setbacks in exposing the cover-up of the honor killing of Fatima Abdallah, who law enforcement claims was allegedly "suicided" by striking her own head on a coffee table until she died (and mind you, there was no blood on the coffee table).
It looks like gender aparthied and murdering Muslim women in America is preferable to offending Muslims or insulting Islam.
Yesterday, I spoke to the office of the country's leading medical examiner, Dr. Michael Baden, after submitting a formal request that he review the cover-up in the Fatima Abdullah case. Dr. Baden refused to review. When I offered to raise the money to pay for a forensic analysis (upwards of $8,000), that, too, was refused. His office said he was taking on no new cases.
Perhaps Atlas readers could write politely to Dr. Baden and urge him to reconsider.
15 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019-5401
Here is the letter I wrote:
July 19, 2011
Dear Dr. Baden:
I am writing to ask you again to consider investigating the strange death of Fatima Abdallah.
The official explanation is this Tampa woman killed herself, either intentionally or accidentally, by striking her head repeatedly against a coffee table. This is implausible on its face, and that implausibility is compounded by considerable evidence 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 in this way. It is also hard 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.
Her 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. They also are known to have treated her horribly before she died. These 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.
Florida Family Association’s 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. 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 the report found here:
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 the opinion of my organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, as well as that of Florida Family Association, 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. Fatima Abdullah’s death must be investigated, in order to determine if her demise was truly an accident or an 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 you 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 you undertake an independent investigation.
I look forward to your response.
Yours in liberty,
American Freedom Defense Initiative
And even more bad news today. Glenn Hopkins of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Medical Examiner's Commission is refusing to reopen or rexamine the manner of death.
Are there no righteous men or women in a position of authority who will do the right thing?
How do these tools look in the mirror, let alone sleep at night?
Previously at Atlas:
UPDATE: Here's the latest from the cowards at the Medical Examiners Commission:
The phrase not legally sufficient simply means that Dr. Hair adhered to all of the requirements in Rule 11G, Chapter 406, F.S., and the Practice Guidelines, and that there is no legal basis for any disciplinary action. It is not meant to be a reflection on the complaint itself.
Medical Examiners Commission Staff