Sister of Lebanese-American murdered by neighbor speaks out
Victoria Jabara Williams speaks out on her brother, Khalid Jabara’s brutal murder, paying tributes on her Facebook page
The sister of Khalid Jabara, who was killed at his home in Tulsa, United States, on Friday took to Facebook to lament the brutal hate crime against her brother, her Facebook post has revealed. Jabara, who was of Lebanese-Christian descent, was shot and killed by Stanley Vernon Majors, 61.
Khalid called the police when it came to his attention that Majors had gotten his hands on a gun and feared that he could be harmed.
Shortly after, Jabara was found shot and killed by Majors. Khalid’s sister reports on her Facebook post that Jabara was shot dead 30 minutes after the call. According to other reports, majors was forbidden from owning a gun and is being charged with first-degree murder and firearm possession.
According to the report, the murderer had demonstrated a disturbing cycle of racial abuse and violence against the Jabara family.
“He often called us “dirty Arabs,” “filthy Lebanese,” “Aye-rabs,” and “Mooslems”—a fact highlighted by the Tulsa Police Department who also heard these comments from the suspect,” the post read.
Khalid’s sister also commented on her post that Majors had previously harmed their mother, he had “ran over her with his car”.
People paid their tributes on Twitter, trending the hashtag “Justice4Khalid”, on the night of August 15.
Will I be next? Will my mother or sisters be next? Will you care? Will you allow us to continue becoming hashtags? #Justice4Khalid— سامر / Samer (@WaladShami) August 15, 2016
Khalid’s brother, Rami, shared on Facebook: “For those of you who didn’t know my only brother, he was hilarious, quirky, very intelligent, and really would give all of himself for anyone he loved. I miss him. And I know that I’ll miss him more with every day that passes. I love you Khalid.”