April 04, 2012
Iraqi-American Woman May Be Victim Of Honor Killing
Not that we, at The Jawa Report, didn't suspect it in the first place. I just wonder if the left-wing bloggers and the media, who refused to give Zimmerman the benefit of doubt despite evidence that supported his accounting of events yet so gullibly accepted the note in Shaima Alawadi's murder as absolute proof it was a hate crime, will admit to their mistake.
Search warrant records obtained Wednesday in the beating death of an Iraqi-American woman show a family in turmoil and cast doubt on the likelihood that her slaying was a hate crime.
Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old mother of five, was apparently planning to divorce her husband and move to Texas when she was killed, a family member told investigators, according to the court documents.
The records, filed in El Cajon Superior Court, also reveal Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter, Fatima Alhimidi, who called 911 to report the attack, was distraught over her pending arranged marriage to a cousin.
One step forward - UT SanDiego casts doubt it was a hate crime.
Two steps back - UT San Diego refuses to to call it a possible "honor killing."
More questions that bear asking - Why did authorities in California allow the family to leave the country? Were the investigators initially fooled into believing it was, in fact, a hate crime, or was it just too politically incorrect to prevent Muslim murder suspects to leave the country? Did authorities fear backlash from the Muslim community if the family was not allowed to leave?
Thanks to SH and B'emet Or, who both sent me the link.