CAIR Still Trying to Blame Muslim Honor Killing on “American Racism”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


The face of Iraqi-American Islamophobia

The face of Iraqi-American Islamophobia

There was a time when the left was quite interested in Shaima Alawadi, back when they fell for her husband’s lie that she had been killed by some anti-Muslim bigot… instead of by him.

When Shaima Alawadi was found beaten to death in her own dining room with a tire iron, CAIR and countless Muslim organizations rejoiced, and not just for the usual reason that Muslims rejoice when a woman is murdered.

A note lying on the floor read, “Go back to your country, you terrorist;” which clearly meant that Shaima Alawadi’s murder was a hate crime.

The truth about the murder of Shaima Alawadi was that she wasn’t murdered by someone who hated Islam, but by a Muslim, in keeping with the teachings of Islam which permit husbands to beat their wives.  Shaima Alawadi was indeed murdered because of her Hijab, not because of prejudice against her Hijab, but because of the misogynistic culture that the Hijab represents.

Like so many Muslim women, Shaima Alawadi was murdered in an honor killing by her husband. Like so many Muslim women, she was forced into an arranged marriage at a young age, 15, and lived an unhappy life. Like so many Muslim women, she perpetuated the generational oppression of women, passing on the same misery to her unhappy daughters. And like so many Muslim women, when her desire for freedom conflicted with the Islamic patriarchy, she was murdered for it.

Then the truth came out and the left lost interest in Shaima once they learned that her killer was a Muslim. But CAIR is still trying to keep the lie alive.

The Chicago Monitor, which is a front site for CAIR in Chicago, featured an article claiming that “Shaima Alawadi was beat to death inside her home and left next to a note that read, ‘This is my country. Go back to yours, terrorist.’ She was a 32-year-old mother of five who had left her country, Iraq, with her family following the Shiite uprisings, in hopes of finding peace in El Cajon, CA. These two now-lifeless Americans represent the true victims of America’s inherent racism and prejudice.”

Right. America’s inherent racism and prejudice.

New information in the Shaima Alawadi murder case in El Cajon, Calif., suggests that the family was cracking over a forced marriage for daughter Fatima, 17, and that Alawadi herself was preparing to divorce her husband. If female freedom turns out to be at the heart of the murder, it will highlight not so much the intolerance of Muslim immigrants by Americans, but the cultural restrictions on women in those communities and what happens when those restrictions clash with the relatively permissive rules of Western society.

Alawadi, 32, belonged to a culture in which families choose husbands for their daughters at a young age, and the daughters have no say in it. She was married by the age of 15. She had produced five children with her husband Kassim Alhimidi, who moved his family to the U.S. 17 years ago. Police executing search warrants on the family’s house, cars and phones found documents in Alawadi’s car indicating she was planning to get divorced.

What’s more, Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter seems to have been rebelling against her own forced marriage. According to court documents revealed in the New York Times, Alawadi’s eldest daughter, Fatima, was found in a car with a 21-year-old man. After her mother picked her up, Fatima said “I love you, Mom” and jumped out of the car going 35 m.p.h., sustaining injuries. While recovering in the hospital, Fatima told authorities that she was being forced to marry a cousin in Iraq — not the man with whom she’d been in the car.

And…

Kassim Al-Himidi, 49, faces charges of first degree murder in the beating of his wife, Shaima Alawadi, 32. On Thursday, he broke down in court as his daughter described finding her mother lying in a pool of blood.

Fatima testified that her parents’ marriage started experiencing trouble in August 2011. Things really got bad in January, she said.

Her mother had planned to get a divorce and move to Texas, Fatima said. She testified that her father saw the divorce papers and laughed at her mother. She said her mother was furious that he wasn’t taking her seriously.

Then after her mother’s death, Fatima testified she heard Al-Himidi say he had thrown objects out of his van “shoes and a metal thing.”

“He said yes, that he did throw it away because he was afraid that the cops will suspect it was him,” she testified

On Thursday, the victim’s brother, Hasseneen Alawadi, told NBC 7 he knows Al-Himidi is guilty.

“We know the truth, but it has to be proven here in court today. The truth is, Kassim Al-Himihi killed my sister,” said Hasseneen.

“When [Shaima] left home for two days [before her murder], she was coming to my house, to me and my other brother’s house, to run away from him [Al-Himidi],” he added.

On Friday, a judge ordered Al-Himidi to stand trial for the murder of his wife. The trial is set to begin next month. If convicted, Al-Himidi faces 26 years to life in prison.

But don’t expect CAIR to stop telling the same lies.

  • Frau Katze

    They’re shameless.

    • BS77

      Isnt it wonderful that so many of these people are so easily admitted to our country??. Our immigration policies are incomprehensible.

      • OldNYFirefighter

        No, the one in office is incomprehensible. He is the one pushing for Muslim infiltration, not assimilation!

      • Vigilant2

        Stand by. Obama is going to flood the US with jihadis from Syria.

      • laura r

        its a plan. well thought out. not good news.

      • Devout Infidel

        ….and with one of Obama’s most recent attempts at legislating, this piece of crap will be eligible to vote should he ever get out of prison.

  • C.Kirk

    They do as they are taught . . . .lie !

  • Allan L

    The leftist Main Stream Media is complicit only in the fact that they ignore or deny that Muslims force daughters to marry, and are capable of killing them basically on a whim.

  • Softly Bob

    CAIR are scumbags on a par with the Taliban. They really are vile, lying weasels.

    • No RNC

      They are Obummer’s Brotherhood friends….thanks to the 90% black & 80% Jew vote for OBummer!

      • defcon 4

        Did 80% of all Jews in the USA vote for the zero? Really?

        • laura r

          not my jewish friends.

      • mikeh420

        Opened your mouth and removed all doubt again?

  • Mark Schlager

    White people are at a constant war in the concept that multiculturalism works. WRONG! America is also turning itself in to a third world pile of crap where illegals are favored over tax paying citizens. Those law-abiding citizens who wish to arm themselves are more likely to be convicted or murder JUST trying to defend themselves. DIVERSITY has failed in the U.S and it will only get much worse as whites dwindle down in population size. WAKE UP EUROPE AND THE U.S!

    • chuckie2u

      After the Progressives convert America into their vision of socialism they will have their hands full trying to get the Islamist to allow social drinking,pot smoking,adultry,fornication,half nude women and gay marriage. I think Europe is seeing the limitations of multi-culturalism among those who intend to see Gods will carried out on earth.

  • Vigilant2

    CAIR, Muslim Brotherhood, same things … can’t wait to see them as part of the Great Rose Garden perp-walk that is coming.

  • http://ironburka.blogspot.com/ Mullah Lodabullah

    I don’t know if the husband killed a rat about the same time as he killed his wife, but it smelt like it right at the outset.

  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    The Red-Green Alliance is running the country.

  • defcon 4

    I seem to remember a muslimah beating herself to death in Tampastan, FL and the police inquiry indicating it as suicide. How often has anyone heard of anyone beating themselves to death?

  • ziplock

    re: “The Chicago Monitor, which is a front site for CAIR in Chicago”

    A business that is described as a ‘front’ means that it is trying to disguise its actual, and usually illegal, activities. The chicago monitor says right on its ‘about’ page that “Chicagomonitor.com is a project of CAIR-Chicago”.

    The use of the word ‘front’ is completely inaccurate as this site is not hiding its connection with CAIR, but the biased intent is obvious to anyone with normal intelligence.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Why leave CAIR and Muslim out of the title instead of pretending that it’s some local magazine?

  • ziplock

    re: “When Shaima Alawadi was found beaten to death in her own dining room with a tire iron, CAIR and countless Muslim organizations rejoiced, and not just for the usual reason that Muslims rejoice when a woman is murdered.
    A note lying on the floor read, “Go back to your country, you terrorist;” which clearly meant that Shaima Alawadi’s murder was a hate crime.”

    When the news first broke about her murder, I went right to CAIR and other Arab-American publications to see what they said. CAIR, from its 1st report, cautioned people not to jump to the conclusion that it was a hate crime, and no muslims were rejoicing.

    Any media that writes “Muslims rejoice when a woman is murdered” is pure extremist garbage on a level as low as al qaeda or the Nazis. And anyone who believes it has to be a gullible, racist idiot. That is the equivalent of saying that ‘men rejoice when a woman is raped’. HOW IDIOTIC ARE YOU PEOPLE???

    • defcon 4

      Yeah, islamic honor killings are all just a figment of our kuffar imagination. G-damn you’re dumb.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      That explains the Million Hijabs for Shaima.

  • zippy

    the ‘link that you provide in – The Chicago Monitor, …, featured an article claiming – does not link to any article in the chicago monitor. It links to a site called JAWA.
    If you reference an article and give a link, it is very strange that you do not link to any such article, but another article which purports to quote it.
    I have done a search on the Chi-Mon, and such an article does not seem to exist..

    • Daniel Greenfield

      The second link on the Jawa site links to the Monitor story. I don’t link directly to terrorist fronts like CAIR.

  • Michael Santarella

    MUSLIMS

  • zippy

    I have not said anything offensive; I have simply disputed several points in this article. Why are you censoring my comments? Are you afraid of any real debate and insist that only your version gets heard?
    Do you have a problem with printing information that refutes what you have printed? How cowardly and corrupt is that!?!

  • Gail O”No

    God would never ask you to kill a member of your family and call it honor! This culture is not from God. I can not say for sure where this culture is from but it is not from the God I know and who loves me and all of his creation.

  • Gail O”No

    God Almighty would never ask you to kill a member of your family then call it honor. It is not from God this way of thinking and beliefs are not related to any God of the Christians or Jewish faith. This man should cry and it should be for the right reasons remorse for killing his wife a human being framing a whole society with a label of racism in a note, he should cry to repeat not because he is sad he is caught and our laws do not believe in honor crap for any thing especially someone who poses as The Almighty God.

    • chuckie2u

      I recall the Hebrews stoned those who did not conform to the laws given by God up until Rome destroyed their culture and hauled them off as slaves. Some where in all of their writings the father could kill any member of the family for going against those demands. I dare say Pop threw the first stone if his kid broke God’s laws just as the Islamist are doing in their traditions..

      • mikeh420

        Jews haven’t followed those teachings in about 1000 years, but unfortunately it’s where the Muslims get their ideas they still practice to this day.

      • Gail O”No

        But they have realize the error of the ways and do you see them stoning anyone today? And the Jews are not teaching such barbaric things anymore to their children whereas Islam has no way around not teaching the killing of the infidels it is everyone in their writings and they are to this day teaching this and keeping the hate alive in their culture.

  • Darth Odie

    Thanks for the frontpagemag-alanche!
    ;-)

  • chuckie2u

    It will be interesting to see how the Progressives handle the true believers of Islam when they become a majority in all those Liberal big cities. Progressives might be replaced by better educated Islamist. The Liberals disdain for Christians has opened a spiritual void in America which will be filled by a more agressive Islam. God has such a sense of humor.

    • Gail O”No

      The progressives will do what they always do and have done, they will pack up their stuff and move to another place where their progressive and liberal ideals have not ruined the neighborhood … yet… !

  • The truth

    This is a lie Islam doesn’t say it’s ok to go beat your wife where ever you read that it’s wrong and why would he kill his wife when he had 5 kids with her come now seriously people believe everything they read on the Internet and they believe all the stereotypes like Muslims are terrorist when they are not.