Family of Murdered Iraqi Mother Says Mystery Killer Snuck Through Garden & in Back Door – CAIR Compares Death to Trayvon

The family of the 32 year-old murdered Iraqi mother of five spoke to reporters for the first time since the mysterious killing. The family told reporters that the mysterious killer left a note saying, “Go back to your country, you terrorist.”

Shaima Alwadi was beaten to death in San Diego. Her murder has sent shock waves across the United States. (File photo)

Shaima’s husband says the mysterious killer snuck through the garden and in the back door.
Al-Arabiya reported:

“My wife was a victim of xenophobia,” Alwadi’s widower Qassem al-Hamidi told Al Arabiya in a phone interview Tuesday.

Hamidi said he and his wife are both from the city of al-Samawa in the governorate of al-Muthana in southern Iraq.

“We got married in a refugee camp in Saudi Arabia.”

Hamidi and Alwadi had five sons and daughters, aged 17, 16, 13, 12 and eight.

Hamidi, 48, said he could not go on talking and explained that he was in a bad state before passing on the telephone to his wife’s cousin Hussein Alwadi.

“I saw her body in the dinning room a few minutes before the police arrived,” her cousig told Al Arabiya.

He said the murderer snuck into the house on Wednesday morning from the back garden.

“The garden has no fence so he was able to break the glass of the kitchen window right away and apparently he did so without making a noise.”

Hussein added that the attacker then reached for the window handle, opened it, and got inside.
“He did so after watching Shaima’s husband drive away with four of the children he was taking to school. Only Shaima and her eldest daughter Fatima stayed in the house. Fatima was asleep.”

The murderer, Hussein recounted, saw Shaima in the dinning room and attacked her with an iron rod or a spanner.

“He first hit her on her forehead then on her right ear. The third strike was on the back of her head. This was followed by five fast and consecutive strikes on her head and shoulders.”

Shaima, Hussein said, lost consciousness, upon which the attacker left the house.

“Because the attack was fast, the eldest daughter Fatima, who was asleep in the upper floor, did not hear a thing and only found out when she woke up and went downstairs to see her mother’s body drenched in blood.”

Does anyone believe this?… Anyone?

CAIR compared Alawadi’s beating death to the death of Trayvon Martin.
IOL News reported:

Dawud Walid, executive director of CAIR’s Michigan chapter, said Alawadi’s death was a primary topic of conversation among speakers and attendees on Sunday evening at the organisation’s annual banquet in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.

He and others compared her slaying to that of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen shot by a neighbourhood watch volunteer and whose case has ignited racial tensions.

“Treyvon was black wearing a hoodie. Shaima was wearing a hijab,” Walid said. “It’s the same racist principle at play that killed both of these individuals.”

Shaima’s body will be flown back to Iraq for burial.

More… ‘I Ask You’ added:

How does the family know such detail reported here ?

Snip: “He first hit her on her forehead then on her right ear. The third strike was on the back of her head. This was followed by five fast and consecutive strikes on her head and shoulders.” Shaima, Hussein said, lost consciousness, upon which the attacker left the house.

Good question.

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  • olm

    I don’t believe one word of it.
    I wouldn’t want to be the people investigating this one.

  • Texmom

    The Left is already latching onto this one. Like Trayvon’s story, I think we all just want the truth. With a progressive media, the truth is real hard to come by these days.

  • Marie

    Husband did it. Planted the note. Bank on it.

  • American Patriot

    “Shaima’s body will be flown back to Iraq for burial.”

    Which is probably the last place she wanted to return. This incident has honor killing written all over it. She’d apparently been married since the age of 15 to an older man who was using her for a muzzie baby-making machine. Once in the US she decided to rebel, and the rest is a well-documented history for that culture. What is interesting is that both the husband and CAIR are attempting to pre-empt the facts by releasing details of her death while the police investigation is ongoing.

    It’s a sad world we are now living in where the argument has become “who you gonna believe, me or your lyin’ eyes?”

  • I ask you

    How does the family know such detail reported here ?
    Snip: “He first hit her on her forehead then on her right ear. The third strike was on the back of her head. This was followed by five fast and consecutive strikes on her head and shoulders.”

    Shaima, Hussein said, lost consciousness, upon which the attacker left the house.

  • Granny

    #4 – “probably been married at the age of 15”

    Not if she was 32 and had a 17 year old child. If she got preggers instantly she would have been all of 14. As for the rest, I have to agree with you there.

    Though I must same, I’m rather curious as to where the daughter who stayed home was . . I find it very hard to believe that there were two of them in the house, nobody heard the glass break and nobody called the police. I’ve not seen a teenager in some while who didn’t have a cellphone grafted to their fingers.

  • PJ

    Wild guess: hubby did it.

  • Rob Crawford

    “Treyvon was black wearing a hoodie. Shaima was wearing a hijab,” Walid said. “It’s the same racist principle at play that killed both of these individuals.”

    Someone out there hates head coverings.

  • Granny

    Re #5 I Ask You – and then there is this from your link –

    In addition to the calamity that has befallen the family after Shaima’s death, Hussein noted, they have also been subjected to a smear campaign that has caused them a great deal of emotional hurt.

    “The media said that Shiama’s husband was a cultural advisor at the U.S. Army and that he used to train American soldiers heading to the Middle East.”

    According to Hussein, Qassem al-Hamidi has been unable to work for the past 18 years.

    “He had a complete kidney failure and one of his brothers had to come from Sweden to donate one of his kidneys to him.”

    Hussein added that Hamidi has had refugee status since he came to the United States and that Social Welfare pays his rent and his family’s expenses.

    “Shaima did not work so they had no source of income.”

    Hussein Alwadi was a taxi driver at San Diego Airport and is currently working at the administration of a well-known supermarket in the city of El Cajon, where he lives with his wife and four children.

    So, hubby was “smeared” by US media reporting he worked for the military?

    He’s on refugee status, unable to work because of complete kidney failure and Social Welfare pays his rent? (I don’t know of a single state where “social welfare” pays the rent.) And YET, while he is unable to work because of complete kidney failure he has both driven a cab at the airport and is now working at a grocery store???

    Sounds like Welfare fraud to me.

  • Jim

    This story is ridiculous on it’s face.

  • I ask you

    I also watched the Daughter on TV go from fake tears to frank talk and back again. Not even believable.

  • Peckerwood

    The family better hurry up and copyright Shaima’s name and 30-yr-old image.

  • donh

    Yes it was a WHITE HISPANIC neighborhood watchman.

  • Tim in Cali

    Let’s see here…I write you a hate letter(you save it ,but don’t call police) A week later I return and kill you ,writing a second hate letter..handwriting expert? fingerprints? DNA?..BTW,El Cajon/La Mesa,almost all Mexican ,not many whites there !!!

  • Granny

    Funny, donh – I did the Census a few years back. They don’t ask if people are WHITE HISPANIC or some other kind of Hispanic.

  • Tim in Cali

    @11…I think the daughter did a good job,auditioning for the Snooki role (sarcasm)..I thought she was going to start laughing at one point !!!

  • JDubya


  • Remco Kimber

    Back in high school we had a phrase for this,

    Cut the shiitte.

  • Dandydeny

    Give me $5 on the daughter

  • Diane Harvey

    Lets see, the left right now is doing the necessary profiling (which is okay to do because the target profiles do NOT involve minorities),

    Probably white; strike that, definitely white,
    likely a veteran
    neo nazi tendencies
    conservative in thinking, likely listens to Rush (which is good because we know he’ll be near a radio between 12-3, so picking him up will be easy)
    natch he’s a “Christian”
    we can of course rule out all Muslims, blacks, hispanics
    probably drinks a lot, possible drug use too

    Anything else?

  • Warthog

    No, no, no, it wasn’t the husband that did it, it was the invisible racist goblins. See? They left a note and everything.

  • democraps suck

    fabricated story……husband did it…where are rev al and jesse…why aren’t they there

  • Hidelyheaux

    Diane Harvey, there’s a flaw here. If it was a white, conservative, Rush-listening-racist (sorry for being redundant) where was the gun he was clinging to?

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  • Multitude

    Crap… which religion is it again that tolerates honor killings? I had thought it was the Jews, since progressives tell us they’re the cause of banking failures, income inequality, the plague, etc., but Wikipedia says nothing about Jews and honor killings. I checked on the Catholic too, but not only do they not embrace honor killings, they strangely reject baby killings too which has enraged President Obama to no end.

    Can someone help me out here? Maybe Qassem al-Hamidi can explain the tradition of honor killings for us. Qassem, are you posting on here? I’m guessing you’re probably up to speed on these things, you know, from a purely theoretical and academic perspective.

  • thebronze

    Honor killing, but he doesn’t have the honor to admit it.

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  • jony101

    no doubt the whole family is on foodstamps and welfare. The iraqi “immigrants” know how to milk the system here in the US. According to them we owe them after what we did to there beautiful country. Yep the husband did it.

  • Gary

    Granny 6

    beat me to it. exactly what I was going to say.

    In both of these stories, FLorida and this one, the media will ultimately have the last word.
    Most people will conclude that these were two hate crimes by white against non-white.

    As for home security, look at all the ADT commercials. The thugs breaking in are always young or middle-aged white guys, and most of the families in the commercials are either minority or single-mother (or at least no man in the house, we’re left to make assumptions).
    Guess this story could make a good stereotypical ADT commercial.

    Now let’s talk tit for tat. Watch a few episodes of Dateline NBC To Catch a Predator. You’ll discover a trend: a lot of the men who show up for sex with 13 year old girls (or boys) are Middle Eastern. Way over-represented compared to the <1% of the population that they make up.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Overlapping national distractions!

    Just what our current regime in Washinton needs!

  • mcc

    Looks like Hamidi learned a few lessons from this guy:

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — The founder of a Muslim-oriented New York television station was convicted Monday of beheading his wife in 2009 in the studio the couple had opened to counter negative stereotypes of Muslims after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

    Read more:

  • Taqiyyotomist

    @29 Gary

    The media’s first word is usually the last word for many Americans.

    Like: JFK was killed by a rightwinger. Bush stole the election. Bush caused chaos in NOLA.

    And: Zimmerman chased an innocent little kid down while shouting “coons” and killed him.

    None of which is true, but later facts don’t matter to most television-watching Americans — because those facts are never reported.

    Our MSM has surpassed all Nazi and Soviet propaganda at this point — and half our country doesn’t even SEE IT.

    After this little test — our MSM should realize that they can pretty much make Americans believe anything — and I mean ANYTHING.

    Such as: we need to get rid of that pesky other half that doesn’t believe everything we say. Because they’re dangerous. Because they’re mentally sick. They’re bad for the children, and the environment. And the Cause.

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  • donh

    ” Fake It ’til You Make It ” author Jaleel White ( Steve Urkle ) must be running the DNC….>–All-New-DVDuesday-Tonight.jpg

  • Mr. X

    Egad, this poor woman’s was either married to Sherlock Holmes or her murderer.

  • Rachelle

    No doubt the media would just love for the murderer to be a right-wing white man.

    If it is solved, I am reasonably sure it will be a member of her family. Then the media will lose interest–pronto.

  • RAWA

    Its no wonder that Obama and progressives stand in allegiance with men like this al-Hamidi and blame imaginary whites for the death of their wives. Obama has blood on his hands because of his negotiations with the Taliban for the handing over of educated Afghani women to certain slaughter. The beautiful poet Nadia Anjuman was killed in 2005 by her Islamic husband, who killed her (with the full support and encouragement by his parents) for being an intelligent woman who would not submit to her husband’s demands that she stop thinking.

    This is the slaughter Obama is engineering through his eager desire for political points by withdrawing without provisions for western protections and through his and Hillary Clinton’s pledges to empower the Taliban in exchange for a convenient American exit.

    Please remember the Afghani women and visit to learn how you can stand up for them. Progressives like Obama are comfortable with non-western women getting slaughtered.

    “We are the ghosts of Afghanistan
    The women and the girls of a whole country
    under house arrest.
    For trying to go to work, my sister was beaten
    For leaving her home alone, my neighbor was tortured
    For showing her ankle as she rode behind her husband on a bike
    my girlfriend was shot dead on the street.

    My children are shrinking before my eyes but
    I am banned from receiving food from the World Food Programme.
    In the orphanage are girls who
    have never seen the sun or trees
    My sons are being taught
    a man should beat a female who is seen
    even through the windows of a home or a bus.”
    – poetry from

  • EBL
  • Joanne

    Why would anyone target this woman and mother? Why not target the man who would more than likely be inclined to be a terrorist? It doesn’t make any sense. The husband more than likely, brutally killed his wife, like any good muslim would do. She probably dishonoured the family in some whacked way – talked to the neighbor or something. Most of all muslims killed in honour killings are women.

  • bg



    Zuhdi Jasser joins Hannity to discuss Obama
    Admin funding MB- March 22, 2012- FNC

    Dr Jasser joins Varney and Co to discuss plan to
    give 1.5 B to Egypt and Brotherhood- Mar. 26, 2012

    3 Members of Muslim Brotherhood in Obama
    Administration Named by Tarek Fatah: 8/11

    [Islamist-allied operatives appointed by Obama are undermining U.S. security policy – explains counter-Intelligence expert, Prof. Clare Lopez. Aimed at co-opting Americas foreign policy in the Middle East, a network including well-known American diplomats, congressional representatives, figures from academia and the think tank world – with ties to the clerical regime in Tehran – is directing the Obama Administration’s policy towards the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Middle East]

    much more here, in connecting links, and threads..


  • greenfairie

    Wow, a regular Encyclopedia Brown!

  • Jerry C

    Still waiting for the little tidbit where she probably was beheaded. Of course, only the murderer would know that so the police keep that quiet.

  • YourMaster

    I’d suspect the husband had something to do with her death….
    ….they should look into whether or not he had something to gain from it
    seems like your typical honor killing.

  • mcc

    Still waiting for the little tidbit where she probably was beheaded.

    Doubt it…that would make it too hard to pin on whitey, the Christian American. See comment #31. That dude was convicted, and sent this message:

    “No matter how much you want to chop her head off…resist the temptation.”

    Besides, now these guys have the media and this administration/Justice Dept. to help them hide evidence and point the finger.

  • mcc

    Re #44 – last line should be “Even though these guys now…”

  • Gary

    Taq 32

    You got that right.

    But you left out “Obama killed Osama”. If I hear that crap again this summer, I might end up getting arrested.

  • Gary

    Another point.

    Why are Middle Easterners so quickly identified as such when they are so-called “victims”, like this “Iraqi”, but when they are caught plotting bombing attacks in the US, they are a “Michigan man” or “California youth”?

  • wanumba

    Wonder how much the life insurance policy is.

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  • NorthernX


    I don’t think any forensic expert can tell for certain the order of the blows, their intensity (five fast consecutive strikes), or at what point the victim lost consciousness. Only the killer would know such things…

  • Chris in N.Va.

    So, Qassem is also a qualified Medical Examiner and knows, per forensic analysis, the sequence of each blow, as well as the precise sequence of events from break-in to the actual attack resulting in her death?

    Wow, I’m impressed. The police need to hire this dude — a regular combination of Quincey and Kojak rolled up together. (OK, so the TV references betray my age…)

    I’m sure there is absolutely NO possibility of this being in any way related to some violation of Islamic wifely/female “honor” on her part. Perish the thought…

    Oh me, oh my, wherever might I have gotten that wild, fantastical idea? I’m sure I haven’t the faintest idea.


    Comparisons to Trayvon? Reeeally? Where are the Skittles?

  • Economan

    I call B.S. on this one.

  • Patty

    This is Outrageous and when Obama was a candidate there where things like if Obama wasn’t elected there would be race riots.

    We need to pray that Zimmerman gets a fair shake. Because if it is found he is innocent then the real Riots begin and will this sway the court and the Judge. Hopefully, REAL JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED.

  • The man has no, ahem, “shaima™”

  • democraps suck

    Try to take my weapon and you too will get what’s coming….the media and lib-turds want all focus off the illegal Kenyan in office so he can ram rod thru what ever he wants…prepare…stock up …it is coming

  • NorthernX

    So far as I know, Zimmerman has not been charged with anything and no charges are pending.

    The police report (backed up by witnesses) is clear enough; a thug attacked someone and they were blown away for their trouble.

    The whole injustice angle is fallout from a very stupid and irresponsible media. Having your idiot president inject his two cents into matter didn’t help much either…

  • NorthernX

    Oopsy. Wrong post.

  • NorthernX

    Or wrong thread, that is…

  • whitestone

    I’ll take Honor Killing for $500 Alex…

  • Campfollower

    Possibly she was trying to protect one of her daughters and he decided to make her an example?

    Just sayin.

  • aprilnovember811

    I don’t buy what that not allegedly said. We are being attacked from within. Obama’s working with all of them. It’s all orchestrated. Just like the shooting of the Judge and Gabrielle Giffords, it’s all Soetoro’s doing.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #61 aprilnovember811

    Good to see you’re still commenting here…

    Keep in mind:

    Ephesians 6:12

    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    Obama is not the Enemy. Soros is not the enemy. The DNC and the GOP and the UN and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade are not the enemy.

    Satan is the enemy — and we can only ONLY ONLY deal with this on a spiritual level.

    Christ will deal with this all, and, by my reckoning — and VERY, VERY SOON.

  • Bozo the Clone

    Honor killing gone bad? Blame whitey?

    Let’s see how this shakes out in 1 . . .2 . . .3 . . . .

  • charlotte

    The husband was screwing the daughter and when mom found out she had to die. They daughter and husband both were complicit. One planted the note(daughter) , the other battered here while supposedly having an alibi.

  • grouper

    How old is Fatima? Why wasn’t she sent to school? The daughter was the one in trouble for wanting a cell phone or talking to some boy at school. The mother was covering for or defending the daughter so she took the hit. The monster who “married” a 14yo girl (the mother) probably thought he could get away with it if he didn’t kill the teen daughter.

  • Thomas Pasenelli

    I live in Lakeside, A community adjacent to El Cajon, which is about 15 miles outside of San Diego. Verifiably, I have lived here for over 10 years.There is a large Iraqi (Muslim and Christian) Population in what we locals call “The Valley”, or “The Box”. I was as surprised as anyone when i read the news that a supposedly “Hateful”note was left at the scene of the horrific crime perpetuated against this family. The Iraqi population here are hard-working, entrepreneurial, and as willing as any ethnicity to assimilate into the population via business and politics. The community have embraced the Iraqis, and they the community. Which makes this senseless crime that much more senseless, and shocking!I support the young mothers family, as I am sure most San Diegans do.We are a Proud , Diverse, Accepting Community, who frown upon, and abhor those who hate and vilify those who come here seeking this Countries Promise of Freedom and Liberty. Too many of us, being connected to the Military, have sacrificed personally and familially to stand for anything less than personal identity. I am truly saddened at her death. However, I am sure there is more to this story that is being told.

  • sablegsd

    Big steaming pile of koranimal “honor” killing here.

  • Neotroll

    who cares deport

  • bg



    The Global March for Jerusalem

    [As the group’s website claims, “We aim to make this march a turning
    point in the nature of the confrontation, with the occupation having to
    face millions of protesters and demonstrators demanding Freedom for
    Palestine and its capitol Jerusalem.”]

    ht: American Islamic Forum for Democracy

    Who is organizing a mass “march to Jerusalem”?

    “The Global March to Jerusalem, slated for March 30 (Land Day for the Palestinians), is a coordinated attempt to breach Israel’s borders from surrounding Arab states—Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. Participants are planning to arrive from around the globe –Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and even America. Their goal is to ensure that as many as one million people overwhelm Israeli border security and march to Jerusalem, where they will assert Muslim rights to the holy city.”

    much more here & here..


  • njoriole

    She was probably acting “too American.” You know, like not wanting to be treated like chattel, stuff like that. what’s a good “Islamic” man supposed to do?

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  • Tyler

    it is now being reported that the window was broken from the inside

  • Ranger

    But it is important that all Muslim’s organizations in US have labeled this as a racial crime against Muslims……even before the official investigation has been conducted…..I am wandering why.

    I am also wondering whether those Muslim organizations will apologize to US citizens if the investigation reveals that it was not a hate crime….I think that they will not; the whole case will be swept under the rug and Muslims in US will continue to live their dream.

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