The killing of
Muslim mother of five
in California in March 2012 was at first blamed on "anti-Muslim hatred".
A note was found at the murder scene
"GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY, YOU TERRORIST".
Leftists and Islamists,
in a storm of abuse, accused the counter-jihad
of causing or inspiring the murder.
Some leftists even named and blamed specific counterjihad people.
But alas (as many in the counterjihad predicted from the start)
it turned out to be an Islamic
The husband was arrested, and convicted in April 2014.
The killing of Shaima Alawadi is an amazing story.
It is the clash of Islam and the West in a nutshell.
It is the failure of the left on Islam in a nutshell.
Acts 17 Apologetics sums it up, 17 Apr 2014:
"Police, however, weren't as gullible as the media. Instead of jumping to conclusions about bigotry and racism, they examined the evidence and realized that Alawadi was murdered by her husband, not by an Islamophobe."
Good summary from a Brit
on how the modern journalist is credulous and gullible.
"This willingness by offenders to claim that they are a victim of 'islamophobia' in this case in order to cover up a murder, is a very good reason why journalists should throw the "National Union of Journalists guide to the reporting of minorities" out of the window and re-learn the cynicism of old school 'hacks', especially when it comes to claims of 'racism' or 'Islamophobia'. An unwillingness to see the underlying facts, or being too trusting, or trying to fit a story to a pre-existing Leftist agenda has made fools of those journalists who called this an attack based on the victims religion, and not the disgusting and misogynist Islamic 'honour' killing that it turned out to be."
They got the guy who did it.
Click through to see video of verdict.
This story has everything
This story has everything:
The importation of middle-eastern Islamic child marriages into the West.
Kassim Alhimidi was born in 1964.
Shaima Alawadi was born in 1980.
They were married in
when he was age 27
she was age 11.
Western indifference to women's rights in other cultures.
Despite the illegal, paedophile marriage,
the couple were allowed into the USA.
America continued to tolerate this adult having sex with an under-age child.
Their daughter was born in
when the mother was 14 and the father was 30.
The importation of middle-eastern Islamic honour killings into the West.
The lies of the conservative, abusive Islamic killer that "Islamophobes" did it.
The eagerness of the left and the media to blame "Islamophobes" for the killing.
The willingness of some on the left to even blame specific counter-jihad writers
for "inspiring" the killer.
The political correctness that allowed the husband to
leave the country for the funeral.
He might never have returned.
The stupidity of the husband in thinking it was safe to return.
The prosecutor said:
"He thought he had committed the perfect crime. He thought he had nothing to worry about."
The marches of Muslims and the idiot left in defence of the hijab - a symbol of oppression
- and against imaginary Islamophobic killers.
The disinterest of both groups in the thousands of real victims of Islamic honour killings every year.
The failure of the left and the media to apologise once it became clear they were wrong
and the counter-jihad was right.
The lack of interest of everybody - except the counter-jihad right
- in reforming Islam so honour killings
no longer happen.
The decades of future honour killings we will see in the West
because the left and the media
don't stand against them.
Charles Johnson, 25 Mar 2012, goes straight to blaming Robert Spencer for the killing.
He is unable to produce any actual calls for killing from Robert Spencer.
Simply the declaration of Charles Johnson makes it so.
This was a particularly unfortunate choice by Johnson, since this
turned out to be an Islamic
Some leftist called
blames Robert Spencer for the killing.
Presumably by drawing attention to Islamic honour killings,
he is responsible for Islamic honour killings!
She claims Spencer is guilty of hatred and inciting violence.
And yet, with tiresome predictability, she never once quotes him to demonstrate this.
Nanasi says: "Shaima Alawadi is a name we must remember, and we must remember her daughter,
Fatima's heart wrenching question: Why?"
Unfortunately for Nanasi, the answer to that is now known.
The anti-American, anti-Israel "rightist"
blames Robert Spencer and others on the right.
But in fact, it was an Islamic honour killing.
realises he was wrong.
(Jump to "NOTES IN THE MARGIN".)
John Feffer of Foreign Policy In Focus
writes about the killing.
His tags include
"Islamophobia", "Tribalism" and "Xenophobia",
but somehow not "Honour killing".
blames the killing on
"the normalization of Islamophobia".
No. Wrong again.
A site called
"The Beauty of Islam"
wants to show "the true beauty of Islam".
They make the error of
covering this story.
Given that this involves an Islamic child marriage
and an Islamic honour killing,
I don't think these kind of stories reflect well on Islam.
The tags on the story on
the anti-anti-jihad site
"Islamophobia" is one of the tags.
But the more accurate "Honour killing" is missing.
Irish site Storyful, 27 Mar 2012, covers the story, claiming it is a hate crime,
and sympathetic to lots of ignorant tweets attacking America.
No alternative view is presented.
Do they plan to now cover the fact that this was all rubbish
and it was an Islamic honour killing?
Even after the counterjihad was proved right,
the left still attacks them as ignorant.
New information soon emerged casting doubt on the original story.
I'm not sure what
Arun Gupta's point is in this article of 7 Apr 2012.
For some reason, he seems angry that Spencer and Geller called this one right.
Instead of applauding them,
he sneers at them.
In the face of an honour killing,
he still seems to have no interest in honour killings,
but prefers to continue to track some imaginary "rise in Islamophobia".
In fact, the term "honour killing" never even appears in his article
except when he is sneering at the right.
An alternative to blaming the counterjihad:
The Daily Beast,
1 Apr 2012,
smeared America's military veterans
as perhaps responsible for the killing.
They sympathetically quote the smears of activist lawyer
But it turned out to be an Islamic honour killing.
In Aug 2016, a Somali Muslim, Zakaria Bulhan, killed an American tourist in Russell Square, London, when he
attacked random people.
It is unconfirmed, but it appears that the above
belongs to Zakaria Bulhan.
He recommends a
by Reza Aslan.
Wrong on both counts.
The Trayvon Martin killing was found in court to be
while the Shaima Alawadi killing was found in court
to be an Islamic honour killing.
The protesters could hardly be more wrong.
And of course, contrary to the protesters,
prejudice against hoodies is quite rational.
I avoid young men wearing hoodies up,
and so should everyone who has any sense.
As for wearing hijabs to support a victim of Islamic honour killing, it seems .. tasteless.
Most victims of Islamic honour killings
for refusing to wear the hijab.
Wearing the hijab looks like you're taking the side of the killers.
One obvious question the above photo raises
but that will never be answered:
What would the families of the above women do to them
if they didn't wear the hijab?
A bizarre jumble that I found
shows the inability of many westerners to defend women oppressed by Islam.
The man is expressing solidarity with Islam, which forces women to dress like this.
"Pandemic hatred towards women" is indeed a problem.
But westerners like this will not criticise
for spreading such ideas for 1,400 years.
They will not criticise Islam
for oppressing women, treating them as a man's property,
and forcing them to wear Islamic dress.
Blocked on Twitter by the regressive left and Islamists:
I love debate.
I love ideas.
But the Western left
and their friends the Islamic right
do not return the favour.
Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block.
See Who blocks me on Twitter.
I will debate almost anyone.
Stick to ideas and I will debate you.
But I do have rules.
See Who I block on Twitter.
The Twitter dark age, 2016 to 2022:
I am on Twitter at
Twitter was a great place for debate before 2016.
You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas.
Starting in 2016,
Twitter became increasingly broken.
It became full of reporting and bans and censorship.
In 2019, Twitter even started
for no reason that was ever explained, or could be appealed.
arrival of Elon Musk
in 2022, Twitter's dark age of censorship may end.
Let's hope so.