Thursday, April 05, 2012

Hijab Update

According to MSNBC there is a 'new twist' in the murder case of Shaima Alawadi, the hijab-wearing Iraqi immigrant found in her El Cajon, CA home beside a note calling her a 'terrorist'.

A new twist. Really? This was MSNBC's old twist:
"We're not going to cry, if that's what you wanted. We're not going to take off our scarf, if that's what you wanted," Alawadi's eldest daughter, Fatima, said at the vigil, addressing her mother's killer.

For many in El Cajon, the case has drawn parallels to that of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager shot in Florida last month by a Neighborhood Watch volunteer in a killing that has also drawn outrage because of its racial undertones.
The new twist is that there was friction between the daughter and her boyfriend, who didn't like the fact their parents were going to marry her off to a cousin per tradition. There was also friction between the deceased and her husband, who were evidently heading for divorce. So another epic media fail could be in the works. Go figure.


Right Truth said...

Debate as to whether this was an Honor Killing? I don't know, I have not been following this one, but I did get an email today from someone who has followed it. I'm still waiting to hear more before I form an opinion, but it does sound fishy.

Right Truth

Right Truth said...

Sorry, that sounded incoherent. My friend who sent the email believes that this is an Honor Killing and should be called that. At least a hate crime. I'm not big on the 'hate crime' thing, the media only seem to want to use it when LGTBQ or Blacks are the 'victims'. Jews and Muslim women/girls killed in honor of the religion never seem to get the same attention.


A.C. McCloud said...

That actually crossed my mind after hearing of the divorce theme, but again, we don't know. What we DO know is that many people irresponsibly jumped to conclusions and the MSM was right there to hold their hands and push their nonsense.