Source: The Washington Post
Kaderbhai Ali Asgar left India to find a place where he would be able to grow as a chemical engineer, landing in a country he believed was “the land of the free.”
His dreams mostly held true as he and his family made their lives in Tampa, until November 2016, when they were on the verge of moving to Davis Islands, an upscale island neighborhood near the city’s downtown.
Asgar and his wife had entered into contract for a house in the area and had scheduled a final walkthrough of the property with the two sellers, Asgar’s wife’s parents, two Realtors, movers and a cleaning person. Asgar, who is Muslim, was wearing a topi, a woven cap with religious meaning, and his wife and mother-in-law wore headscarves.
But after they arrived at the house, a neighbor, who law enforcement officials later identified as David H. Howard, walked toward the home, yelling at the seller and Asgar’s family.