Hillary Clinton comments on murder of Tulsa's Khalid Jabara; fundraiser started for family


    Khalid Jabara, 30, was shot four times on his front porch by his neighbor, who the family said has a long history of racist and verbal threats toward the family. (Photos courtesy of the Jabara family)

    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has issued a response to last week's murder of 37-year-old Khalid Jabara in south Tulsa.

    Clinton, in a Facebook post, called the murder "an attack on all of us."

    "Victoria, my heart breaks for you and your family over the loss of your brother Khalid," Clinton wrote. "An attack like this is an attack on all of us, and we must come together to ensure that no other family loses a beloved son or daughter because of prejudice and bigotry."

    A fundraising website is now accepting donations to help cover medical expenses for Jabara's father for whom Jabara was a "constant caretaker." Any extra money raised will go to "advocacy groups focusing on victim's rights, Arab-American relations and interfaith collaboration," according to the fundraising site.

    Jabara, according to a release issued by the family, was shot four times on his front porch by his neighbor Stanley Vernon Majors Aug. 12. The Jabara family said Majors has repeatedly assaulted them verbally and threatened them due to their Lebanese heritage.

    The family said Majors violated a protective order in 2013. Last September, Majors reportedly ran over Jabara's mother with his car, resulting in months of surgeries. Majors was released from jail in May and was awaiting trial. The Jabara family insisted that Majors should have been charged with a hate crime due to his racist comments toward the family.

    On the night of the murder, Jabara called the police to report that Majors had a gun and Jabara feared for his family's safety. Police came and told the Jabara family nothing could be done. A half hour later, Majors reportedly shot and killed Jabara.

    "We are also keenly aware that this is not just another murder to be added to crime statistics," the family wrote in its statement. "Our brother’s death could have been prevented. This man was a known danger."

    Majors is currently in jail on a complaint of first-degree murder. He is being held without bond.

    Click here if you would like to donate to the Jabara family.


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