Shaima and Kassim married in a refugee camp in Saudi Arabia in 1991, according to testimony. She was 11 or 12; he was 28 or 29. They remained there for about six months, then moved to East County, where one of the largest populations of Iraqi immigrants lives.
Kassim Alhimidi was convicted of beating his wife Shaima Alawadi to death yesterday in a San Diego courtroom. It wasn’t just another horrible honor killing. It was much more than one murder, it was another kind of murder. After Shaima Alawadi was brutally beaten to death, the Alawadi family conspired to blame Americans that oppose jihad for her murder.
This was a family affair.
Family members said they had found a note near Alawadi’s body calling them terrorists and telling the family to go back where they came from. They said they had found a similar note at their home weeks earlier, but they didn’t keep it or report it.
The smear merchants, libelous Islamic supremacists and their apologists went into overdrive. The media’s favorite Khomeinist and Iran nuke supporter, Reza Aslan, screamed bloody murder, calling for our heads:
Reza Aslan was inciting to violence and murder. Like Max Blumenthal incited Glenn Miller to the Jewish Community Center murders.
There were thousands of column inches attacking counter-jihadists. There were Muslim protests, “One Million Hijabs for Shaima Al Awadi.” But no subsequent million hijabs marches against honor killing.
The whole family tried to frame innocent Americans, but most conspicuously was Fatima Alawadi. Watch her performance in this video with KUSI News after her mother was found in a pool of blood. Watch the whole thing. The fake crying is one thing, but when she addresses the killer and says, “if you were a man you would have come to her face, you wouldn’t go behind her back.” How did she know her mother was struck from behind?
The expert testified that blood pattern analysis suggests Alawadi was sitting at a computer when she was first struck. Her name had been typed into the log-in section of Yahoo! and there were at least three characters typed into the password field.
He said broken glass from a sliding door was found for up to 12 feet out on the patio and three feet inside the home. He believes that the direction of force indicates that glass was broken from the inside outwards.
Despite this, the media is still giving pathetically sympathetic coverage to the daughter. The daughter is a now proven liar:
Fatima said one of her younger siblings found that note and the hateful message “angered” Fatima, who told her mother to call 911. However, her mother didn’t want to bring attention to the family, who had just moved into the neighborhood, and decided to put the note away in a drawer.
In the video with KUS1 News, Fatima said she found the note.
Though Fatima testified Friday that she had never been threatened this way in the El Cajon neighborhood before, the defense pressed her, quoting earlier statements she allegedly made, saying ever since they moved into that house they’d gotten racist comments.
She is a liar.
Fatima’s statements in the court were not believable. For example, Fatima said, “When asked about her father, Fatima agreed with the defense that her father is a good man who would never harm a woman. Despite tension and arguments at home, Fatima said she never once saw Al-Himidi hit or threaten her mother, herself or any of her four younger siblings.” We are supposed to believe a devout Muslim husband goes from never laying a hand on his wife to beating her to death?
The defense also brought up a previous statement Fatima allegedly made, saying she would marry a Muslim man if her were like her father, a nice guy who would never hurt anybody. Previously, the teenager has testified that she argued with her parents because they wanted an arranged marriage for her, and she wasn’t interested.
The teenager, who was with her mother in the Lakeside home at the time of the March 21 attack, called 911 after finding Alawadi unconscious.
When suspicion turned to the daughter, she turned on her father.
In addition, a suspicious text message led police to take a look at the woman’s daughter, who reportedly had a strained relationship with Ms Alawadi.
While police interviewed her after the attack, she got a text message reading: ‘The detective will find out tell them (can’t) talk,’ according to the search warrant affidavit. Read more: Daily Mail
Yesterday, the father was convicted of Shaima Alawadi’s murder. It’s time to indict Fatima. And any other family member involved in this conspiracy to murder.
“Kassim Alhimidi Found Guilty in Honor Killing of Wife Shaima Alawadi,” David Wood, Answering Muslims, April 18, 2014
SAN DIEGO (CNS/CBS 8) – A jury Thursday found an East County man guilty in the murder of his estranged wife, prompting an outburst by several family members in the courtroom.
Kassim Alhimidi, 49, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi. He will be sentenced on May 15. He faces 26 years to life in prison.
After the verdict was read several people in the courtroom began shouting, and at least two people were taken out by deputies. Alhimidi was seen repeatedly shook his head, waved his finger and appeared to be praying.
A photocopied note found about eight to 10 feet from the victim read, “This is my country. Go back to yours, terrorist,” leading investigators to initially believe Alawadi’s killing may have been a hate crime.
Prosecutor Kurt Mechals said the defendant, upset that his wife wanted a divorce, killed her by hitting her at least six times in the head with a blunt object as she sat at a computer.
Alhimidi said he was out for a drive when his wife was killed the morning of March 21, 2012, but surveillance video taken from a nearby school showed his van and a dark-clothed person coming and going in the area of the family home on Skyview Drive around the time the victim was attacked, Mechals said.
Alawadi had told relatives she “couldn’t stand” the defendant and had taken out divorce papers, the prosecutor said.
“The relationship was in the tank. It was bad,” Mechals told the jury.
The couple’s then-17-year-old daughter, Fatima, told police she was upstairs when she heard a “squeal,” then later what sounded like a broken plate downstairs around 11 a.m. the day her mother was attacked. A pane from a sliding glass door had been broken from the inside, Mechals said.
Fatima — who had stayed home from school — thought her mother had fallen, but paramedics first on the scene said blood and other evidence was inconsistent with a fall.
Fatima had been at odds with her Muslim parents for dating a Chaldean, but she had no motive to kill her mother, according to Mechals, who told jurors it was “unreasonable to think she (Fatima) had anything to do with it.”
After his wife was taken to the hospital, Alhimidi asked relatives “what do you think will happen if she wakes up and says I hit her?” Mechals said. (Continue Reading.)
Here’s video of the reading of the verdict and the ensuing chaos (the verdict is read at about 5:00).
San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com
Now read this from the San Diego Reader: Who beat Shaima Alawadi to death:
According to testimony of a computer forensics expert, Shaima Alawadi was logging on to Yahoo Messenger at 10:41 a.m. on March 21, 2012, when she was attacked.
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