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Kamala Harris' niece Meena under fire for calling Boulder shooting suspect 'White': 'Sue this Crazy Woman'

Internet dubs Meena Harris as a 'crazy woman' and says she is clueless about America.
Meena Harris (L) and Boulder shooting suspect Ali Aliwi Alissa (R) (Getty Images, Boulder Police Department/Facebook)
Meena Harris (L) and Boulder shooting suspect Ali Aliwi Alissa (R) (Getty Images, Boulder Police Department/Facebook)

Lawyer and author Meena Harris, better recognized as the niece of Vice-President Kamala Harris, recently came under fire for referring to the Boulder shooting suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa as 'White'. In a now-deleted tweet, Meena expressed her views in reference to the shocking mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. "The Atlanta shooting was not even a week ago. Violent white men are the greatest terrorist threat to our country," she posted on Twitter in a thread where she offered her condolences and showed solidarity for the victims. 

Though Meena issued a clarification statement on Twitter later acknowledging her 'assumption', she remains at the center of criticism and backlash for the unsolicited and 'racist' remark. "I deleted a previous tweet about the suspect in the Boulder shooting. I made an assumption based on his being taken into custody alive and the fact that the majority of mass shootings in the U.S. are carried out by white men," she tweeted later. Here she is believed to have hinted at the past instances of police brutality and their underlying racial connotations. 


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"Damn it Karen, you did again."

Meena's initial tweet assuming the shooting suspect's race earned severe backlash from Twitter users, forcing her to delete the same. However, the tweet was already in circulation all over the internet, as users kept resharing screengrabs of the same - some in support of Meena's assumption while most criticizing her. 

The now-deleted tweet by Meena Harris (Twitter/Little Tigress)

"Dear White Men of USA including those in my Family..maybe you should Sue this Crazy Woman #MeenaHarris for this Tweet!" one user wrote. Another tweeted, "Damn it Karen, you did again." One user took a sarcastic jibe, "It seems @meenaharris swallowed glue after finding out the real name of the shooter. God Bless America!"

"Doesn’t seem like the goalpost was gun control, she just tweeted to demonize white people and now that we know the mass shooter was Syrian she doesn’t care anymore about the victims," another remarked. 





Meena's recent tweet was slammed not only by Americans but also by Indians. They reportedly were not very pleased when she had tweeted about the widespread farmers' protests in India in the recent past. In fact, her Twitter bio still displays the hashtag - #supportfarmersprotest. Twitterati joined in calling out Meena Harris's 'reverse racism' and 'blind activism' for both countries.  

"I hate Meena Harris. This is called reverse racism and sexism. Im not saying all white men are good but not all white men are bad. This is blind activism which she used against India also," a person tweeted. Another added, "White people out there, I am sorry for this meena Harris as she has some links to us Hindus and indians, directly or indirectly.. sorry. There they are busy proving white people as terrorists n here in India they wanna prove us hindus as terrorists. @meenaharris rot in h*ll."

"So Meena Harris is as clueless about America as she is clueless about India," mocked another user. 




Her apology that came later, was also not accepted by many, as one user responded, "That’s about a piss poor of an apology there Meena." Another asked, "When do the privilege get held accountable? Why isn’t Meena Harris @meenaharris offering an apology instead of nonsense tweet about an “assumption made” yo Meena that isn’t an apology, maybe cause of your aunt, you feel privilege not to offer a real apology."



What is the race of the Boulder shooting suspect?

There is a substantial amount of controversies and debates surrounding Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa's race, early life, and family. While many are agreeing with Meena Harris about him being 'white', others are highlighting the fact that the 21-year-old was born in Syria in 1999 and arrived in America in 2002. 

A user commented on Meena's later tweet, "the US census says he’s white. until the proposed change, he still gets white man treatment by police. they shot him once because they were confused too. They cited a report that the U.S. Census, U.S. federal agent, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission consider individuals with ancestry from Europe, North Africa, and the Middle-East as white. 

"There was no need to delete it Meena. U were right. Even though he was a MusIim Syrian immigrant, he used to identify himself as domestic white male. Only that matters as religion is a social construct. Plz hold ur stand. U won't b intimated. U won't b silenced. More power to u," another user reiterated a similar narrative while supporting Meena. One user shared, "That stat remains a fact. White men are doing most of the killing in America. And just as a note Black people are killed, incl by law enforcement, for living. Waiting to hear more about CO killer. CNN reports he's an American citizen." 




Meanwhile, it has come to light that Al Aliwi Alissa, who was adjudged as 'anti-social' and 'paranoid' by his brother, was born in Syria and grew up in Arvada, Colorado after migrating. In a Facebook post dating from July 2019, he allegedly wrote, "Yeah if these racist islamophobic people would stop hacking my phone and let me have a normal life I probably could.” 

After the horrific Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand in 2019, Alissa wrote a message that read, "The Muslims at the #christchurch mosque were not the victims of a single shooter. They were the victims of the entire Islamophobia industry that vilified them.”

On Tuesday, March 22, 2021, Alissa allegedly shot dead 10 victims at the Boulder supermarket. He was arrested later and is currently undergoing investigation. "...we are going to do everything in our power to make sure this suspect has a thorough trial and we do a thorough investigation,” remarked Boulder Police Chief Maris Harold.