Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has been slammed online after tweeting tips on preventing auto thefts following the horrific death of Uber Eats driver Muhammad Anwar.
The 66-year-old Pakistani immigrant was killed in D.C. on Tuesday after he was attacked by two black teenage girls, 13 and 15, who had set out with a stun gun to steal a car.
The two girls fought Anwar for control of his vehicle as they took off at high speed, crushing him between the door and another vehicle before flipping the car onto its side. Anwar was flung from the vehicle and died a the scene.
The teens have been charged with murder.
Mayor Bowser was silent on Anwar’s killing, despite video of the horrific murder going viral across social media over the weekend.
On Sunday, rather than condemning the teens, the Mayor tweeted a video from the Metropolitan Police Department, providing tips on preventing auto thefts.
“Auto theft is a crime of opportunity,” Bowser said. “Follow these steps to reduce the risk of your vehicle becoming a target.”
Adding, “Remember the motto, #ProtectYourAuto”
DC's @MayorBowser, who encouraged months of "Defund the Police" riots in DC last year, responds to the murder of UberEats driver Mohammad Anwar by 13- and 15-year-old female carjackers with a shockingly tone-deaf message of how to prevent auto thefts in her city. https://t.co/mOHVUIf9De— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 28, 2021
Muriel Bowser, the mayor of DC, sees a Pakistani immigrant murdered by black girls in cold blood and her response is:— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) March 28, 2021
“Here’s 5 ways you can help reduce the opportunity for people to steal your car”
How can you say his actions gave those girls an opportunity? That is sick https://t.co/LseqdMDT3S
#MuhammadAnwar was in his car when 2 women murdered him in a carjacking gone wrong.— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) March 28, 2021
In response, DC's Mayor posts this tweet about how to prevent auto theft.
I believe this is what's called "victim blaming."
Why don't we just teach teenagers not to carjack and murder, hm? https://t.co/xQmZCPxrfB
Victim blaming much? Why don’t you paint another BLM mural, you incompetent clown. https://t.co/ZgApJJCPZN— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) March 28, 2021
Your city is not safe for immigrant workers.— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) March 28, 2021
You should be ashamed of yourself. https://t.co/nBpELVsEfV
How about giving some tips on raising kids who won’t become soulless psychopaths by the age of 13 https://t.co/cJuDLTFimV— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 28, 2021
This is your response to the brutal murder of a legal immigrant by two black carjackers?!— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) March 28, 2021
You disgust decent Americans of all colors. https://t.co/AbNItfpqpr
Resign. https://t.co/f4Nicwcnrv— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) March 28, 2021
I’ve stopped getting gas in my neighborhood because it’s become a hot spot for carjackings. But how about you also do your job and make your city safer instead of placing all of the onus on victims? https://t.co/lbiQ0gdT5X— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) March 28, 2021
Uber Eats driver Muhammad Anwar was the victim of a carjacking by two teenage girls, who committed felony murder, in DC. He died as a result of injuries.— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) March 28, 2021
I presume this is a scheduled tweet but it’s extremely tone deaf.
Bowser’s silence is deafening. https://t.co/ut3WLMme6q https://t.co/mFoTXKdFve