You remember this case. "Islamophobes" were blamed for the murder of this Muslima in California. The family (that murdered her) lied and blamed "anti-Muslim hate." Shaima Alawadi was not the victim of an "Islamophobic hate crime."
It was obvious from the very first that the oh-so-willing media was lapping up a suspect story. The daughter's comical behavior was very strange; she did not seem at all upset
by the death of her mom. It only got worse from there. There were more holes in the family's story than a pound of swiss cheese. But still the left persisted.
The below was tweeted by pro-Khomeinist and nuclear Iran proponent,
Reza Aslan. Mind you, this genocidal aspirant is teaching our children
and getting paid to spread these poisonous lies at our colleges.
Despite all this and the fact that Shaima's death was an honor
killing, the left is in full spin mode. The fact that Shaima was
murdered under the sharia is of no import. What matters is an
opportunity to spin a mythical narrative. The murder of Shaima Alawadi was not a hate crime but an "honor" crime, like this one in New Jersey:
where these vicious murderers use "hate crime" to cover up for their heinous crime.
The Islamic supremacist organizations like Hamas-CAIR exploited this poor abused Muslima's murder like the nazis they emulate. Where are the one million hijabs for victims of Islamic honor violence and murder?
Honor violence is the real hate crime.
"Husband ordered to trial in Iraqi-American's death" WKRG,
July 26, 2013(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File). FILE – In this March 27, 2012 file
photo, Kassim Alhimidi, left, looks on alongside his son, Mohammed
Alhimidi, during a memorial for his wife, Shaima Alawadi at a mosque in
By JULIE WATSON
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) – A judge on Friday ordered
an Iraqi immigrant to stand trial in California in the killing of his
wife, whose fatal beating prompted international condemnation because it
had appeared to be a hate crime.
San Diego County Superior Court Judge Lantz Lewis
announced his decision after Kassim Alhimidi's lawyer urged the court to
let his client go, saying there is no forensic evidence linking him to
the death of his wife, 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi.
Attorney Richard Berkon Jr. noted no blood or glass
was found on Alhimidi's body or clothing, or in his car. And he said
his client does not speak English, raising doubts he was capable of
staging the killing as a hate crime by planting the note found in the
next room that read: "Go back to your country, you terrorist."
Alhimidi has pleaded not guilty to murder. He also
has cooperated with police throughout the investigation, even
voluntarily returning from Iraq after burying his wife in their
"It doesn't make sense, your honor," Berkon told Lewis. "The real killer is still out there."
The judge said the most persuasive evidence for him
was street-camera footage that indicates Alhimidi might have driven a
short distance from home that fateful March 21, 2012, morning and parked
his car – contradicting his story to investigators that he had gone for
a drive to relax at that time.
"It appears to be a lie," Lewis said in explaining his ruling.
The footage shows a person getting out of a parked
red car resembling Alhimidi's vehicle around the corner from the home
and then walking back to it an hour later.
Lewis also cited a deadly weapon charge against Alhimidi as reason to keep him in custody.
The mother of five, who immigrated to the United
States in 1994 to flee her country's violence, was found by her eldest
daughter in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor with her body entangled
in a computer cord and desk chair. She had multiple skull fractures
from a blunt force and died two days after the attack. A sliding glass
door was shattered.
Berkon questioned why Alhimidi would choose to kill his wife when their daughter was upstairs, sleeping.
Alhimidi's daughter, identified only as Fatima,
struggled to keep her composure on the stand Thursday as she testified
that her father could not accept that his wife wanted to get divorced
and move to Texas, where her family members lived.
Wearing a purple headscarf, the 18-year-old said
she had gone with her mother to the courthouse, where she obtained
"She showed him the papers. He laughed. He thought
she wasn't serious," she testified. "She was furious because he was not
taking her serious."
Berkon said his client had told a detective he was open to having his wife go to Texas to take a break if she needed one.
As Fatima testified, her father sobbed loudly. She turned her head to avoid looking at him.
The teen said her parents had loud arguments but she never saw her father strike anyone.
She said her father told her about a month after
the killing that he had thrown out his wife's shoes and another
unidentified object of hers because he feared police would "suspect it
was him." Alhimidi told police he threw out a hammer from his van
because he was worried it was illegal. No hammer has been found,
Fatima also told the court her younger sister had
found a note a week before the killing outside their home's front door
with the same wording as the menacing note found the day of her mother's
attack. She said the handwriting was the same but the ink was a
Police said lab tests determined the note they
found the day of the killing was a photocopy. And the FBI ruled the
death in El Cajon, home to about 40,000 Iraqi immigrants, was not a hate
The trial was set for Aug. 8.
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