Saturday, November 10, 2012

From A Fake Hate Crime To An Honor Killing?

The Detroit News: Husband arrested in beating death of Iraqi woman from Michigan

Eight months after the beating death of an Iraqi-American woman that drew international attention because it appeared to be a hate crime, the woman's husband has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Police in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon announced the arrest Friday of Kassim Alhimidi, 48, and described the killing as an act of domestic violence.

The family tried to cover up the murder by depicting it as a hate crime, a rather useful lie that had the press falling all over themselves as it fit their preconceived narrative so well:

The March killing of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi made waves around the world after the couple's 17-year-old daughter told reporters that she found a note by her mother's bludgeoned body that read: "Go back to your country, you terrorist."

However, among other evidence, the Detectives found this text message from the daughter to her dad:

The document said detectives found a text message sent from the 17-year-old daughter's cellphone that read, "The detective will find out tell them cnt talk."

Should be an interesting trial. Wonder if they will charge the daughter as an accomplice or use her as a witness?

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