Saturday, November 10, 2012

El Cajon: The "Hate Crime" That Wasn't

Hat tip Answering Muslims

As we suspected all along, Shaima Alawadi of El Cajon, California, was not the victim of a hate crime when she was found murdered in her home back in March. Now her husband has been arrested and charged with her murder.

I may be wrong here, but if I am not mistaken, Alawadi would have represented the first case of a Muslim being murdered in the US in a true hate crime since 9-11. (I am aware that a Sikh was killed in the days after 9-11 by someone who assumed he was a Muslim, and there was the recent attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, which some are blaming on a false assumption that Sikhs are Muslims.)

After the press made such a big deal out of the "hate crime" aspect of this case, will they now give equal attention to the "honor killing" aspect? Here is ABC's report.

USA Today:

Fox News:

Not much there. How about the feminists? It is time for them to speak out and defend their Muslim sisters in America.


Update: the Jihadist apologists at  Loon Watch have reported on this with their own spin. I am currently in a good back and forth with them in the comment thread.


Miggie said...

Victim of a Hate Crime ploy didn't work this time.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

That one always sounded like a hastily and clumsily faked crime scene. No surprise here. She's not the only woman in America to be killed by her husband, ex-husband, or boyfriend. He should be treated just like all the rest. His motive, like all the other motives, is not an extenuating circumstance.