A Muslim woman, Shaima Alwadi, has been brutally murdered in California. A note was left next to the body, saying, "go back to your country you terrorist." This has led Islamic supremacist smear merchants and their tools to blame -- who else? -- Pamela Geller and me for Alwadi's murder, so desperate are they to silence our message of truth.
This has happened before, and doubtless will again. The most notorious example, of course, was when an international chorus of media and Islamic supremacists blamed Geller and me for murders in Norway that were carried about by a man who wanted to aid Hamas and ally with jihad groups. Then they were even prepared to blame us for a murder in New Jersey that turned out to be a love triangle that the killer -- in a move that may be illuminating for the Shaima Alwadi case -- tried to frame as an anti-Muslim hate crime. Not only did we receive a tweet from a Muslim blaming us for the murder, but also a well-placed source told me that Hooper was “salivating and waiting to jump all over” the murder story. “They are waiting to blame you for everything.”
Indeed. And not waiting, but just going ahead and doing it anyway, facts be damned. So now the Islamic supremacist Boy Reza Aslan, who is callous enough to make bets about the murders of Jewish schoolchildren, has turned from blaming us for the jihad murders in Toulouse to blaming us for the murder of Shaima Alwadi, adding a veiled threat in as he does so:
Other Islamic supremacists have piled on, using the same talking points, as has Antiwar.com writer Justin Raimondo, ever eager to do the bidding of his Islamic supremacist masters:
Murder, murder everywhere – in Afghanistan, where a rampaging US soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians, half of them children, and in a quiet Southern California suburb, where Shaima’s 17-year-old daughter found her mother on the floor, her brains bashed in, next to a note that echoed the slogans shouted by Robert Spencer, David Horowitz, Pamela Geller, Rep. King, Rep. Royce, Rep. Miller, Newt Gingrich, and all the rest of the Republican haters and militarists.
They all have Shaima’s blood on their hands. What’s ugly is that, lacking any moral instinct, they aren’t even trying to wash it off. They feel no more remorse for the death of an innocent woman than a hawk feels after it has killed a rabbit. This is where a decade of constant warfare, and – arguably – the modern trend toward moral relativism and nihilism, has led us.
Never mind that I have been consistently on record against the Wilsonian adventures of those Raimondo calls "militarists" since March 2003; since when have the facts ever troubled Justin Raimondo in mid-screed? In fact, no one in this whole new orgy of demonization of Pamela Geller and me is much interested in the facts. Take, for example, this that came in after I responded to Aslan's tweet above by pointing out that Muslim men are by far the most common killers of Muslim women:
Well, maybe since we spoke out for Aasiya Hassan; or Aqsa Parvez, who had been consigned to oblivion by her family until Pamela Geller decided to get her a headstone; or Fatima Abdallah; or Amina and Sarah Said; or Jessica Mokdad; or so many others.
When has Reza Aslan or Justin Raimondo or anyone else in their camp ever shown any concern at all for the plight of those Muslim women or others like them?
That's right, the correct answer is never. They're too busy trying to frame us for murder to spend any time helping out Muslim women in trouble.
Meanwhile, the questions multiply about the Shaima Alwadi case. Hamas-linked CAIR and others are trumpeting it as a hate crime, but there is evidence that it is something else altogether. Pamela Geller has the information here. In this video at 1:35, a neighbor says the glass in the house was broken out, not in -- yet the claim is that the "Islamophobic" intruder broke the glass in and entered the house.
Then there is the very odd behavior of the daughter who says she was sleeping upstairs at 11:15 Wednesday morning, and slept through the "Islamophobe" breaking the glass and beating her mother to death. Look at the house -- it is not that large. It is impossible to break glass without making noise, and didn't Shaima scream at the sight of the intruder? The girl, meanwhile, seems like nothing more than a bad actor, holding a dry tissue to her face and pretending to cry, and accomplishing nothing beyond appearing to be oddly unaffected by the brutal murder of her mother:
And finally there is this al-Arabiya report, in which the family demonstrates detailed knowledge of a murder for which there is supposed to be no witness. How do they know the exact sequence of the blows? How do they have so much precise information about exactly how it was done?
There are other questions as well. Pamela Geller has more here.
Shaima Alwadi deserves justice. She deserves better than to be used by Islamic supremacists and their useful idiots as the centerpiece of a campaign of vilification and character assassination against defenders of freedom. She deserves to have her killer found and prosecuted. Instead of using her to defame and scapegoat the defenders of Muslim women, Islamic supremacists should demonstrate that they have some scintilla of concern for Muslim women as well, and join us in calling for justice for Shaima Alwadi.