Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jumping to Conclusions

The narrative that America is somehow a place of ongoing racism as evidenced by the Shaima Alawadi murder and the Trayvon Martin shooting unraveled a little more today.

First, from the he U-T:

Search warrant records obtained Wednesday in the beating death of an Iraqi-American woman show a family in turmoil and cast doubt on the likelihood that her slaying was a hate crime.

Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old mother of five, was apparently planning to divorce her husband and move to Texas when she was killed, a family member told investigators, according to the court documents.

The records, filed in El Cajon Superior Court, also reveal Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter, Fatima Alhimidi, who called 911 to report the attack, was distraught over her pending arranged marriage to a cousin.

At the time of the initial report, I saw Fatima on television and shared with friends that she didn't seem credible. But I withheld public judgment, which is more than I can say for the professional racialists who have invaded Florida to inject themselves into the Martin shooting. Here again, media bias may also be contributing to the appearance of guilt. NBC has issued a half-hearted apology for editing 911 tape to make George Zimmerman, appear to be racist. No one is willing to let the police and prosecutors do their jobs. Instead we get appeals to mob violence. One would think that the supposed heirs of the civil rights movement's leadership would recognize that as a danger to all Americans.

Maybe George Zimmerman is guilty of some crime. I certainly don't know. But I am certainly not going to make a judgment based on edited media reports. Maybe Shaima Alawadi was the victim of a racist attack, but my gut instinct, based on watching her daughter speak tells me otherwise. But I'm certainly not going to accuse people of murder when I don't know the facts. Americans need to call out the Al Sharptons of the world for the ridicule they deserve; they do nothing to advance the cause of justice.


  1. Who watches the watchmen... we do.

    The is more to the El Cajon story, suffice to say that it is anything but what the media portrayed.

  2. Word on the street is that the El Cajon police were suspicious from the get go.

    I noted that the first paragraph of every news story I read included "...being investigated as a possible hate crime." Hey, howzabout we go out and find the douchebag that did this and worry about the hate crime stuff later?

    Also, I have heard both the unedited and edited versions of the 911 call. About as shameful and disgusting an act of journalistic hackery I have ever heard.


  3. I'm proud to say I've never been anybody's lapdog.
    Dan Rather

  4. To respond to Deans journalistic hackery comment, I believe Dan Rather still wins the award.