The father of one of three brothers killed fighting with the al Qaeda-linked ISIS jihadists in Syria, says his son who “died as a martyr, died for a good cause.” Hopefully, he will soon be able to say the same about his other two sons.
BBC Sussex Police said they received information that 18-year-old Abdullah Deghayes, from Brighton, had been killed “in recent weeks”. His father, Abubaker Deghayes, said his son had gone to Syria to fight “against the dictator” and was not a terrorist. The teenager was the nephew of Omar Deghayes, who was held by the US at the Guantanamo Bay camp between 2002 and 2007 following his arrest in Pakistan.”
The father said one of Abdullah’s brothers, Amer, 20, suffered a bullet wound to the stomach in the battle, while another brother, Jafar, 16, was unhurt.
About 400 Britons are thought to have gone to Syria in the past two years, with an estimated 20 having died.
Shaima Alawadi was brutally murdered by her husband Kassim Alhimidi for seeking a divorce. Yet Alhimidi was smart enough to use the media’s obsession with “Islamophobia” to deflect attention from his guilt. (See links below video)
Answering Muslims (h/t Ann L) After murdering his wife, Alhimidi placed a note nearby saying, “This is my country. Go back to yours, terrorist.” The media finally had its proof that criticism of jihad and sharia is a threat to the safety of Muslims, and stories about Islamophobia were splashed across newspapers, magazines, and websites.
Police, however, weren’t as gullible as the media. Instead of jumping to conclusions about bigotry and racism, they examined the evidence and realized that Alawadi was murdered by her husband, not by an Islamophobe.
OH, BOO HOO! The husband who turned out to be the murderer mugged for the media and shed crocodile tears for his dead wife
CBS 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.
The candlelight vigils and impassioned Facebook postings were nauseating
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.
Defense attorney Richard Berkon Jr. told the jury that Alhimidi did not kill his wife and loved her “with every fiber of his being.” Berkon said his client had no motive to kill his spouse and in fact wanted to meet with her family to talk about the possible divorce.
After the murder, the Alhimidi family traveled to Iraq for the burial. When word leaked out that authorities were looking at the victim’s husband as a possible suspect, Iraqi officials told him he could stay in their country for safe haven, but he insisted on coming back to the United States to answer questions, Berkon said. “If you murdered your wife, why come home?” he asked.
When his wife was taken off life support three days after she was attacked, Alhimidi was devastated and asked her for forgiveness, which is the custom in the Muslim religion, according to Berkon.
Muslim outcry for poor Shaima reached epic levels as long as they believed she was murdered by an “Islamophobe”
Police questioned the defendant for more than seven months before getting an unsolicited call in November 2012 from Fatima saying “My dad did it.” Alhimidi was arrested the next day.
A spokesperson with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says usually there is one bailiff to a courtroom in a case but in a high-profile case like this they staff more for outbursts like the one in the Alhimidi case.
The 17-year-old son was cited for Resisting a Peace Officer. CBS News 8 is waiting to hear back from the judge to see if the son will be allowed in the courtroom when his father is sentenced on May 15.
These massacres were committed in rural Idlib in two little villages. According to several sources, 7 Syrian soldiers who were taken hostage by terrorists, were brutally slaughtered alongside with their families.
LiveLeak This savage massacre took place in the village of Qmenas, Idlib. The terrorists run over the checkpoint and mutilated the corpses after executing/beheading them. The other massacre took place in Sarmeen, Idlib.
Hassan Shibly of Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR smears Brigitte Gabriel of Act! for America and other counterjihadists, who have been fighting to replace Saudi-funded history textbooks which promote Islam to the near total exclusion of other religions.
The Florida State Senate recently passed a bill drafted by Republican Senator Alan Hays that would change the way textbooks are chosen in the Sunshine State. This measure, which was opposed by every Democratic Senator, would alter a process that had been created to “avoid religious and political bias” and empower the local school districts to choose their own textbooks without the approval of the Florida Department of Education.
The Senate voted for the bill which was pushed in response to a backlash over national education standards called Common Core. In November a protest erupted in Volusia County, Florida by outraged parents who claimed the school’s world history textbook had dedicated more pages to Islam than other religions. One of the protest organizers even recommended that students tear out the chapter on Islam.