Color me skeptical on this "hate crime" of the brutal murder of a Muslim mom in El Cajon, California. It doesn't add up. A glass window or, in other news reports, a glass door is broken, and the mom is beaten to death with a tire iron. Her daughter is upstairs in this rather small house and she hears nothing? The daughter's interview is strange. No tears. Lots of theater. The girl does not seem at all upset by the death of her mom.
Was there a history of abuse in the family? There is no history of any racial division in this town, according to law enforcement. Perhaps the murderer is counting on a 'Fatima Abdullah' reaction: where a woman is honor murdered and law enforcement fears classifying it as an honor killing so as not to enflame the Muslim community. That was why Fatima Abdullah's honor murder was classified as a suicide, according to an informant in the medical examiner's office.
The Muslim Brotherhood groups, CAIR et al, are banging the victim war drum, as victimhood is their battle cry. And big media, nationally and internationally, is picking up on the hate crime rampant in El Cajon, despite the fact there have been no incidents of any hate or religious bias. NONE.
Was there a history of of abuse in the house?
Were the police ever called to the house?
Were there marital problems?
Most victims know their murderers. If Shaima Alawadi was murdered by someone in her family, nothing they present as evidence can be true. The fact that a Muslim family would use "hate crime" to cover for an honor murder shows how pervasive that ficticious meme has become in our culture. They knew the media would eat it up like sharks to chum. And they did.
Her slaying was being compared to that of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer, said Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.'
"Trayvon was black wearing a hoodie. Shaima was wearing a hijab," Walid said. "It's the same racist principle at play that killed both of these individuals."
Here's the CAIR alert:
Video: Police Probe Beating Death of Calif. Muslim Woman (CAIR)
CAIR: FBI Assisting in Murder Investigation (Reuters)
WHAT: Memorial Service for Shaima Alawadi
WHEN: Tuesday, March 27, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Islamic Center of Lakeside, 10390 Mountain View Lane, Lakeside, CA 92040
CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Director of Public Relations Edgar Hopida, 619-913-0719, E-mail: email@example.com
* A member of the Alawadi family
* Members of the Islamic Center
* Hanif Mohebi, executive eirector of the Council on America-Islamic Relations, San Diego (CAIR-San Diego)
* A representative of the government of Iraq
There is much more to this story. Let's make sure law enforcement fully investigates this murder. If it were LA, I would be less hopeful, as the LAPD has been completely co-opted by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Despite a hate-filled note found at the murder scene of an Iraqi mother in California, police today are emphasizing that other evidence found during the investigation has them convinced the killing was an isolated incident that poses no danger to other Iraqis.
Police in El Cajon, Calif., said they will still look into whether the murder of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi could be classified a hate-crime, but Police Chief James Redman said that "based on the evidence thus far, we believe this is an isolated incident."
The beating death of the Iraqi mother of five sent shock waves through the community of El Cajon, which has one of the largest concentrations of Iraqi immigrants in America. Twitter and Facebook users created hashtags and pages in Alawadi's honor, comparing the targeting of Alawadi for wearing a hijab to that of Florida teen Trayvon Martin for wearing a hooded sweatshirt. Police, however, have not said that Alawadi was targeted for wearing a hijab.
"I want to stress there is other evidence in this case that we are looking at, and the possibility of a hate crime is just one of the aspects of this investigation," Redman said today.
Nazanin Wahid, a friend of Alawadi's family who is acting as the family spokeswoman, said today that the family is in the midst of the traditional Iraqi three-day mourning process, and is waiting to hear more about hte investigation from police.
"It's been suggested that there was a hate crime, but until the evidence is more clear, we can't jump to conclusions either," Wahid said. "It could be an isolated event. Who knows what it could be?"
The beating was first reported last Wednesday when Alawadi's daughter contacted police around 11:15 a.m. to report finding her mother in a pool of blood with head injuries, police Lt. Mark Coit told ABC News.
Alawadi's daughter told local news station KUSI that she found a note next to her mother that read, in part, "go back to your own country, you terrorists." Police would not confirm the contents of the note, though a fingerprint was reportedly found on the note, according to ABC affiliate KOGO.
Alawadi's family told police that they had received a note simliar to the one left at the murder scene a week earlier, but Alawadi had laughed it off as a prank and did not report it to police. The family did not have the note to show police, Coit said.
Why didn't they report it to the authorities? And they don't have it? I would have.
Alawadi was taken off life suport on Saturday and died shortly after.
According to police, Alawadi's husband had left the house earlier that day to take their younger children to school. The police have conducted interviews with all of the family members, Coit said.
The FBI is assisting El Cajon police in the investigation.
Wahid, the family spokeswoman, noted that the family has struggled to communicate because of language barriers during the investigation.
Wahid said she had known Alawadi for many years, since both of their families had emigrated to the United States and began attending the same mosque, and had watched each other get married and have children.
"She stood out to me tremendously from lot of people I know because she's very bright, had a warm personality, always had a smile, a big TV smile, and a lot of warmth," Wahid said. "She always showed warmth and affection, which makes it even more heartbreaking. I gave condolences to one of her sisters, and she said 'she always talked about you,' which hurt even more.
The tight-knit immigrant community has been shaken by the incident, Wahid said.
Police: Iraqi Woman's Death Appears To Be 'Isolated Incident'
Body Of Shaima Alawadi To Be Flown To Iraq; El Cajon Police Look Into Possibility Of Hate Crime
El Cajon police Chief Jim Redman told reporters Monday afternoon that investigators had not yet identified any "persons of interest" in the case.Redman disclosed that one window in the house the victim shared with her husband and children had been broken and confirmed that a note was found near her body. He declined to reveal what was in the message.
"Based on the contents of this note, we are not ruling out the possibility this may be a hate crime," he said. "At this time we are not revealing the contents of the note, but it was threatening in nature.
He added, "I want to stress there is other evidence in this case that we are looking at, and the possibility of a hate crime is just one of the aspects of this investigation. We are still in the very early stages of this investigation and have not drawn any conclusions at this point."
Another menacing note had been received by the family in recent weeks, but they did not report it to authorities, Redman confirmed.The victim's teen daughter, Fatima Al Himidi, told 10News her mother dismissed the first note, found outside the home, as a child's prank.
Deputy district attorney Oscar Garcia, who prosecutes hates crimes, said offenders sometimes commit vandalism but rarely write notes. "It is a little unusual," said Garcia, who added that his office has been in contact with El Cajon police. Garcia declined to talk specifics about the case. "Based on the evidence thus far, we believe this is an isolated incident," said Redman.
"I encourage anyone in the community who has information regarding this case to please contact the El Cajon Police Department."Redman added that he could not detail "the reasons why we believe it's an isolated incident, other than to just assure the community that that's our strong belief.""
Any further discussion on the evidence would compromise this investigation, so I really have to stress that we can't go any further into the evidence in this case," Redman told news crews.He said all members of the victim's immediate family had been interviewed.
Alhimidi told reporters her mother had been beaten with a tire iron and that the note left in the home read, in part, "go back to your country, you terrorist."Redman said the ECPD had never before recorded a hate crime against Iraqis or Chaldeans, tens of thousands of whom live in the East County. In response to a reporter's question, the chief said police also had seen no indications of any notable "hostility" toward that segment of the local population."
Officials with the FBI have offered "any assistance we may need, and we will be utilizing their resources as appropriate," Redman noted, adding that solving the case was a "number-one priority for us."At the request of police, the county Medical Examiner's Office has sealed its reports about the slaying.
Remember Fatima Abdullah and the medical examiner's role in that cover-up.