Last month, an Iraqi woman was beaten to death inside her own home; a note was found next to her body that called her a “terrorist” and demanded that she return to her country of origin. CAIR’s head in San Diego – Hanif Mohebi – expressed public support for the family and was billed as a “family friend” in a television news report.
Now there are some disturbing facts coming out about the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.
Via the Daily Mail:
A California hate crime murder that sparked an international uproar may have been a killing within the family, as police turn their investigation to her husband and teen daughter.
The Iraqi family was troubled by relationship issues before Shaima Alawadi, 32, a mother of five was beaten to death in her California home, according to newly released documents that contain little evidence the killing was a hate crime.
Alawadi, 32, planned to divorce her husband and move to Texas, according to search warrant records obtained by U-T San Diego.
And the victim’s 17-year-old daughter was apparently distraught over the prospect of an arranged marriage to her cousin.
Shockingly, the Husband and daughter were allowed to leave the country and are now thought to be in Iraq.
Another interesting individual with connections to this family is none other than the imam featured in TLC’s All American Muslim, Husham Al-Husainy.
They lived in Saudi Arabian refugee camps before coming to the U.S., said Imam Husham Al-Husainy of the Karbalaa Islamic Education Center in Dearborn, Mich. Saddam Hussein’s troops hanged Alawadi’s uncle.
The family arrived in the Detroit area in 1993 and later moved to San Diego.
Shaima Alawadi was a religious Shiite Muslim who wore a hijab, said Al-Husainy, a family friend, and her father, Sayed Nabeel Alawadi, is a cleric in Iraq.
Here is video of a local news report.