Rahman Rupani, 30, was one of seven siblings in a Pakistani family that operated DJ’s Food Mart, a convenience store in Houston, Texas. A father of two children, a 2-year-old and 6 months old, Rupani regularly attended a Houston mosque. On a Friday night in January, however, an argument in the parking lot of DJ’s Food Mart suddenly escalated into violence. A man was shot, and when Rupani came to the aid of the wounded man, he was shot and killed:So who was it again that was attacked for saying Mexico was not sending it's best citizens?
“As he was going outside he saw the injured guy, so he took his phone out to call an ambulance so somebody could come and get him to make sure he was fine,” Rupani’s sister Muniza Kabani said. . . .This wasn’t a “hate crime,” but you might think the national media would be interested in the story of a Muslim man who “died a hero.” What a remarkable human-interest story — a Pakistani-American family operating a small business in Texas! Yet CNN and the major networks are ignoring the murder of Rahman Rupani for some reason:
“He died a hero, protecting people he has no duty to protect,” Rupani’s younger brother Karim Rupani said.
The man wanted for murdering a father who came to the aid of a shooting victim is a “Dreamer” with violent felons for a father and brother.As a journalist, wouldn’t this be a fascinating story to report? It highlights two important national issues — crime and immigration — and at the center of the story is the heroic Muslim, Rahman Rupani, slain while going to the aid of a gunshot victim. Yet because the major media are committed to defending Obama’s DACA policy from critical scrutiny, you’re never going to see this story on CNN or NBC or CBS or ABC.
Judas Deluna, 21, is on the run, and accused of killing a father and husband as he just tried to help. De Luna is charged with felony murder in the shooting death of Rahman Rupani, 30. . . .
Eyewitness News has learned Deluna is in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. He is undocumented, a so-called Dreamer. . . .
Nearing deportation, again, is where Deluna’s father, Manuel Deluna, is. He is on “hold’ status with Immigration and Customs Enforcement since his release from prison last October.
According to Robert Hurst with Texas Department of Criminal Justice, he served four months of a two-year sentence stemming from a SWAT standoff in November 2016. He barricaded himself after assaulting his wife and daughter. . . .
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