This murder was a very big deal for awhile among Leftists and Islamic supremacists, although now (of course) they have forgotten that it ever happened. At the time, because of the note that was found by the body saying “Go back to your country, you terrorist,” the crime was universally reported as being motivated by “Islamophobia,” and the work of an “Islamophobe” who hated Shaima Alawadi for wearing a hijab. They even staged a campaign, “One Million Hijabs for Shaima Alawadi.” When it turned out to be an Islamic honor killing and Shaima’s husband was arrested for the murder, they went silent — with no retractions or apologies, of course.
Stooping lowest, not surprisingly, was Islamic supremacist and current media darling Reza Aslan, who raged in this sub-literate tweet that Pamela Geller and I were responsible for the murder:
In another tweet, Aslan of course refused to apologize for smearing me for a murder. Classy guy.
The whole “hate crime” aspect of Shaima Alawadi’s murder was staged. It was apparently an Islamic honor killing for which Shaima Alawadi’s husband is now standing trial. Will the Leftists and Islamic supremacists who made so much of the hate crime now stage “One Million Hijabs Against Honor Killing”? Somehow I doubt it.
“Iraqi immigrant who beat his wife to death in their El Cajon home sentenced to life in prison,” CNS, June 23, 2014 (thanks to Zahra):
EL CAJON (CNS) – An Iraqi immigrant who beat his wife to death in their El Cajon home after she asked for a divorce was sentenced Monday to 26 years to life in prison.
Kassim Alhimidi, 50, said he would rather be sentenced to die and have his remains sent to Iraq.
A prosecutor read a letter from one of his daughters, Fatima.
“How could you kill someone who is always there for you?” the letter read. “Mom lives with us every day, but you are the one who will be forgotten,”
Police at first thought the killing of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi, the mother of five, might be a hate crime. A photocopied note found near the victim said: “This is my country. Go back to yours, terrorist.”
Prosecutor Kurt Mechals said Alhimidi hit his wife in the head with a blunt object at least six times as she sat in front of a computer.
But Alhimidi said he was out for a drive March 21, 2012, when his wife was killed. Video recovered by investigators, however, showed his van near the family home on Skyview Drive.
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.
I hope Fatima was herself investigated. Note her suspicious crocodile tears here: