Murder of Egyptian Grocery Store Owner Being Investigated as Hate Crime

September 22, 2001

Source: The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

On September 22, 2001, The San Gabriel Valley Tribune published an editorial about the murder of Adel Karas: "Sometimes silence speaks volumes." The editorial noted, "The vigil at Karas' market grew each day since the shooting. When I arrived, the candles and flowers reached the curb... Taped to the sidewalk were words written by local school children who said they know he is in Heaven now."