[From KUSI San Diego 25 March 2014]
EL CAJON (CNS) – Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in the murder trial of an Iraqi man accused of fatally beating his wife in their El Cajon home after she asked for a divorce.
Opening statements in the trial of Kassim Alhimidi are expected next week.
Alhimidi, 49, was arrested on Nov. 8, 2012, by El Cajon police in what was first thought to be a hate crime. His wife, 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi, was found mortally injured with at least six head wounds in their Skyview Street residence on March 21, 2012.
First-responders found a note in the home that read, “This is my country, go back to yours, terrorist.”
When the murder hit the news in March 2012, Charles Johnson jumped on it as undeniable evidence of U.S. anti-Muslim bigotry, linked to some Think Progress propaganda, then named the perpetrators:
Yeah, that’s the same Think Progress that posted mass murderer Anders Brevik’s top influences, yet kinda sorta forgot to mention the 3rd runner up in the “Manifesto” was
Charles “I AM LITTLE GREEN FOOTBALLS” Johnson himself.
[Hat tip to @markhumphrys for reminding us.]
UPDATE: Contributor Hercales posted the story on Diary of Daedalus on 15 November 2012 and included this quote from Nina Burleigh of Time Magazine:
New information in the Shaima Alawadi murder case in El Cajon, Calif., suggests that the family was cracking over a forced marriage for daughter Fatima, 17, and that Alawadi herself was preparing to divorce her husband. If female freedom turns out to be at the heart of the murder, it will highlight not so much the intolerance of Muslim immigrants by Americans, but the cultural restrictions on women in those communities …
This was not a run-of-the-mill domestic dispute. Kassim Alhimidi beat his wife to death with a tire iron…
As I write, the latest from the swamp of CJ’s LGF:
Hmmm…an “instant classic”, eh? The BRC is certainly suited to check into Johnson’s track record for calling this, and gosh darnit, we should. I mean, with >39K threads, we must have seen teh Johnson’s keen insight on this type of thing before, right?
Well…if you use the regular LGF search for “instant classic”, guess what? Nothing but the above thread turns up. Even The World’s Greatest Blog Search Engine™ came up empty in the comments section…
But I could have sworn that CJ has thrown this out there before. Could’ve sworn, I say. But gee-whiz and golly…where? And when?
Charles Johnson gives the impression to his readers that he’s influential. In a revealing moment, he admits he’s not. He complains the media hasn’t been following his anti-Gingrich attacks.
Ah Poor Chuck, the media doesn’t care what you have to say. I thought you influenced elections?
I am no fan of Newt Gingrich. Like Charles, he’s washed up and a relic of another age. His campaign is falling apart and I am pleased with that. Despite that, I have to laugh at this post by The Sage of Culver City.
Charles is jealous that he has no line of credit at Tiffany or any other major luxury store. All he has is a blog where he lives off 20-year-old sociology majors.
The Sage of Culver City claims why Gingrich had 2 lines of credit at Tiffany.
Charles is now a pre-nupt specialist. He knows what’s in a contract without reading it! The amazing maharaja strikes again!
The Race Detective finds racists under every rock. Any critic of Obama gets smeared a racist on a daily basis. Chuck’s new target is Newt Gingrich. The Sage of Culver City claims that Newt’s criticism of 1 out of every 7 Americans being food stamps due to Obama’s policies is racist!
Is there any criticism of Obama that Emperor Hero Cheetos doesn’t consider racist?