McKinney DV Victims – mother and unborn child


The Texas Muslim Women Foundation is horrified by the death of Nawreen Tuli, a domestic violence victim in McKinney, Texas, the senseless murder of two people, as she was two months pregnant at the time, and the physical and emotional wounding of so many more. This attack at her own home was perpetrated by her husband, who, it appears, strangled and choked her to death on Christmas Day. Law enforcement from McKinney police reports they received a call from his relative, who claimed he had told a family member that he had killed his wife. An emergency protective order was filed on November 29, 2023, to protect Tuli from Ahsan after he was arrested on November 28 for the assault of a pregnant person. These statistics worsen over the holiday period. On average, police interventions related to domestic violence rise by 20% in December, compared to other months of the year.

The charges of this tragic murder occurred on the 30th anniversary of VAWA Act. Congress passed VAWA in 1994, recognition of the severity of crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. That year, the Violence Against Women Act became landmark legislation and the first Federal law addressing domestic violence crimes to provide a Federal role in the prosecution of these crimes and the treatment and protection of victims. In the U.S. Congress’ commitment to identifying, addressing, and preventing domestic violence and other forms of violence against immigrant women. The 2005 VAWA reauthorization was enacted containing provisions that exclusively serve to protect immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking and foreign fiancés and spouse who fall victim to the increasingly predatory practices of IMBs.

TMWF throughout our history of serving our communities for over 18 years, we have worked to combat domestic abuse, intimate partners violence (IPV), and family violence. We must continue to speak out against domestic violence culture and take actions on dv prevention, redouble our efforts to teach about their dangers, and continue our work to inspire #StandWithHer behavior. We hope in the knowledge that because abuse is learned behavior, it can be unlearned. At our agency, our goal is to reach the women and their families in our community with lessons to help them understand their responsibility to stand up to break the silence on domestic violence.

The vision of TMWF is we strive to be the leading culturally sensitive agency supporting the needs of survivors of domestic violence. Our mission empowers, promotes and supports all women and their families through anti-dv education, interfaith outreach, philanthropy and social services – because we believe EVERYONE deserves to live in a violence free world. #countherin

– Mona Kafeel, CEO
– Almas Muscatwalla, Board Chair