Now that Shaima Alawadi’s murder is looking like domestic violence, NOT an ‘Islamophobic’ hate crime, the media have lost interest

But that hasn’t stopped the usual loudmouth Muslim spokesliars from trying everything they can think of to link the murder of this Muslim woman to their favorite boogeyman – ‘Islamophobia.’

Investigative Project   Islamist organizations sprang into action when they thought Shaima Alawadi was the victim of a hate crime, brutally bludgeoned in her El Cajon, Calif. home March 21. They linked the case to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, saying he was considered suspicious for wearing a hoodie and she was targeted for her hijab.

Islamist groups and their spokesmen blasted what they saw as anti-Muslim rhetoric fueling the hate leading to the attack. A Facebook page was created calling for “a Million Hijab March” to protest “a world so full of hatred that a woman wearing a head scarf is afraid for her life.”

Subsequent disclosures now cast that conclusion in doubt. They show that police suspect Alawadi’s murder may have been a vicious act of domestic violence, and that the hate crime clues were an attempt to deflect investigators’ attention. Police found divorce papers in Alawadi’s sport utility vehicle. Her daughter, who said she found Alawadi’s bloody body, was fighting an arranged marriage to a cousin so vehemently that she threw herself out of a moving car to get away.

If it is an “honor killing” motivated by religious/cultural sentiment that a woman shamed her family, or straight domestic violence by an angry or jealous relative, those voices that leaped to the wrong conclusion should be just as loud in demanding a discussion on the causes.

BUT HONOR KILLINGS DO

Sadly, that seems unlikely. An April 5 statement from the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Chicago office said any external debate on Muslim family violence is inherently bigoted. Even if Alawadi’s death was not a hate crime, CAIR argued, it still “has brought significant attention to the inequality that prevails in American culture. It has highlighted the dangers of allowing hateful rhetoric and bigotry to go unpunished, and the fatal consequences that can result.”

Discussing domestic violence merely is a ploy by “those who would like to deny the prevalence of hate crimes, racism, and bigotry in the United States will use the new information in the Alawadi case to further damaging stereotypes, such as the oppression of women in Islamic communities, and detract from the xenophobic sentiment that exists in this country.”

Got that? If it’s a hate crime, it’s their fault. If it’s domestic violence and anybody says so, they’re contributing to hate. 

Alawadi, 32, was an Iraqi exile and mother of five children living in a San Diego suburb. Police reports describe a vicious beating with a blunt instrument like a tire iron. Alawadi suffered four skull fractures from at least six blows to the head. The initial clues seemed a little too neat. Scan FBI hate crime reports and you’ll see a lot of vandalism and arson. Physical assaults tend to happen in public places – a home invasion hate crime is exceedingly rare.

But the initial reports focused on a Muslim woman who wore a hijab, brutally beaten in her own home. A note found near her body screamed of hate: “Go back to your country, you terrorist.” That note was a photocopy, police say. In a search warrant affidavit, they said they would try “to locate the original note and the missing torn piece of paper that would match the note found at the crime scene.”

CAIR’s Oklahoma chapter used the murder to raise money for the organization. At its annual banquet March 31, Imam Imad Enchassi of the Islamic Society of Oklahoma City asked for donations in Alawadi’s name…to help sponsor legislation that  would help us combat hate crimes against Muslims

CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid cracked the case long before police. “Shaima Al-Awadi’s murder, like Trayvon Martin’s, was a senseless murder based upon racial animus,” he said. “We must come together as a society to have frank discussions about the toxic rhetorical environment which we currently live in that leads to such wanton violence.” Walid, who plows forward regardless of facts, should advocate those same frank discussions about the toxic nature of domestic violence if that is determined to be the motive.

The same goes for the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a group which promotes especially conservative religious doctrine. “The brutal murders of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi are a wake-up call for all of us,” said ICNA spokesman Naeem Baig. “No American should live in fear from his or her fellow American.”

Neither should they live in fear of relatives. 

A neighbor described seeing a skinny, dark skinned young man running from the house. In November, police called Alawadi to pick up her daughter, Fatima Alhimidi, after they responded to a report of two people having sex in a car. Alhimidi, 17, was with a 21-year-old man named Rawnaq Yacub, the affidavit said.

As they drove him, Alhimidi told her mother she loved her and then jumped out as the car traveled at about 35 mph. She told paramedics she was being forced into a marriage with a cousin which she did not want and that’s why she jumped out of the car. She refused to talk to police at the hospital, the affidavit said. Alhimidi has been questioned, too. While that was happening, a text message was sent on Alhimidi’s cell phone, the affidavit said. It read “The detective will find out tell them [can't] talk.”

Islamist activists were ready to pounce when it looked like a hate crime. The same vigor has been absent since the clues shifted. That’s just wrong.

Law professor Sahar Aziz spoke at the CAIR-Michigan banquet March 25. She described an article she wrote documenting “case after case of head-scarved Muslim women harassed, spat on, beaten, and in Shaima’s case, killed, as a culmination of the hateful, anti-Muslim bigotry permeating the blogosphere and the political discourse.

“It is time to wake up,” she said. “How many more women must be beaten before we unite to stop the hate and the violence?” (She left out the most important part of that statement, which should read, “How many more women must be beaten by Muslim men before we unite to stop the hate and the violence?)

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21 comments on “Now that Shaima Alawadi’s murder is looking like domestic violence, NOT an ‘Islamophobic’ hate crime, the media have lost interest

  1. Sure is funny, all the deafening silence from the muzzturds and their shills now.

    To Reza Aslan, I would caution you about what you wish for. You might just find it.

  2. We have an election coming up. We need people that are against mohommedism in office. So question each of th politicians you can about where they stand on the issues of Sharia. Do so right out in the open and get a fix on who is who.
    Read their body language as well as what they say.

  3. Just hold on and hold out people!! Ultimately the TRUTH WILL prevail and the lying murdering arselifters WILL BE exposed as lying murdering arselifters!! Islamophobia=Bulls—!! This is most likely an “honour killing” AND will soon enough be exposed as such!!

  4. I’m sick of the media calling everyone who opposes the cancer of Islam “far right”, “fascist” even “nazi”. This is BOLLOCKS. I oppose Islam because it is evil, even worse than fascism or naziism (I don’t recall Hitler wanting to execute “adulterers” or chop off the hands of thieves).

    I am, in fact, left of centre. I believe in a state-funded National Health Service, taking proper care of the unemployed and disabled, higher wages, reducing the huge gap between rich and poor and putting and end to the tax dodging of the wealthy.

    And many people who oppose and fear the spread of Islam feel the same as I do on social and economic issues.

    Anti-islamification is not, or should not be, a left/right issue. Islam threatens everyone who believes in democracy, justice, fair play, tolerance, free speech and religious freedom.

    • Les, what everyone seems to overlook is that the Nazis were extreme leftists, National “Socialist” being the operative words here. But you are correct, Islam is a threat to all of us, even more so to those on the left re: social issues.

    • Especially since totalitarian systems are actually FAR LEFT! FAR RIGHT = NO Governement, also known as Anarchy.

  5. These children weren’t considered. This couple uprooted children from Michigan in the middle of the school year. They were planted in El Cajon CA and sent to school there. The mother is ready to divorce the pedaphile husband, the daughter is freaking out because she is being sold off to a marriage inbred in nature, eventually, the children would have to be uprooted a second time to move to Texas with the mother had her plans panned out. I cannot imagine the mental and emotional torture that WE ALL KNOW the little ones of this family are going through, it’s hell on earth! We don’t know if they are being abused in other ways besides. They must be missing the 17 year old sister, and their brother too. This kind of torture on children should not be permitted in this country. El Cajon police had better be getting their act together and child protective services should be investigating the status of these poor little children. Do they even know the people that they are being left with? Are they still in school? The news agencies should be ripped apart by the public for not writing a follow up to this story. Any newspaper or agency that wrote about this supposed hate crime should be held accountable to follow up and print the truth and allow the rest of us to know the status of the rest of the family.

  6. If a muslim woman wanted to turn from islam and leave her family, she’s welcome in my home and would receive protection which would include deadly force against any and all her agressors

  7. a woman wearing a headbag is in fear of herlife. by her family by her pig of a husband by her inlaws and many oter relatives we don’t need to do anything they do it for us

  8. Yes, Reza, I agree. You are a taqiyyah artist, a terrorist, and not a friend of the people of the United States, just like CAIR and the other domestic terrorist operations. GO back to Porkistan or wherever Dar Al-Islam s***hole you crawled out of.

  9. I just love moderate, illiterate, garbage like Reza Aslan. May allah infect your kidneys and give you a pernmanent case of lockjaw so I don’t have to ever hear your stupid mouth again. Also, may allah cause your face to be ripped off by a monkey so that I don’t have to hear or look at your damn moslem ass. F@$k allah, and F@$k you, too.

  10. CAIR is a front for TERRORISTS…the Muslim Brotherhood who proudly declare that their goal is jihad.

    Jihad is the war to remove the human rights and civil liberties of women and kafirs!

    America’s values are liberty, equality and fraternity.

    Islam’s values are slavery, inequality and apartheid.

  11. Where are the husband, the oldest daughter and the oldest son? They went to Iraq for the funeral that was held on March 30th. I can find no news articles, zero, zip, nada on the Internet that states they have returned from Iraq.
    Where are the 3 younger children who did not go to Iraq?
    I doubt any of them will ever be seen again.

  12. Well I agree with those Muslim women demanding justice for their dear Sister.

    So I hope when the husband or his agent are found guilty,of her murder, they apologize to the entire community, pay for the policing and the court case, and demand the death penalty for this type of Islamic scum. They want justice, just give it to them.

  13. Now who could have guessed this one? Barbarians at their highest level of perversions. One sick cult of people…..world wide.

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