The liberal narrative was set: Racist white guy, probably in the military there in San Diego, committed a brutal murder of an immigrant Iraqi woman who wore a hijab. A note was found by the body, "Go back to Iraq you terrorists."
GetReligion.org highlights how the media originally played the story, "A hate-filled non-hate crime?"
The London Daily Mail:And here's another one, from just a day ago,‘One Million Hijabs for Shaima:’ Women worldwide of all faiths post pictures of themselves in headscarves after race hate murderReuters:Iraqi-American murder highlights anti-Muslim hate crimesThe Daily Beast:Shaima Alawadi’s Brutal Murder Highlights Anti-Muslim Activity in San Diego... The young mother’s killing is the latest in a disturbing increase in anti-Muslim incidents in and around San Diego. Community leaders are asking why, writes Jamie Reno.
LIBERATION: Newspaper of the Party for Socialism
The racist murder of Shaima Alawadi - Fight the system and defeat Islamophobia!Of course, CAIR went nuts over the murder, issuing daily press releases denouncing racist America, and rampant "Islamophobia" in San Diego and nationwide.
As mentioned above, the Muslim immigrant community even launched a worldwide campaign against "Hate." Muslim women around the world were urged to wear hijabs and burkas and post messages on Facebook and YouTube in support of the victim and her family.
Now with news breaking out of San Diego this morning, that it was all one big giant hoax, that the woman was likely the victim of family violence and even a Muslim honor killing, will they all now apologize and issue retractions? So far, there's nothing but silence from the same news sites that jumped the gun, from Muslim activists, and liberal groups.
CAIR San Diego for example, is still running news items from March 27:
"Combating Hate In San Diego," "Remembering Shaima Alawadi," and "Death of Iraqi woman a hate crime?"UPDATE! L.A. Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, now all reporting it a likely hoax, "Court documents show little evidence of hate crime." And this headline just minutes ago from ABC News:
Iraqi Hate Crime Murder Probe Raises Questions About Daughter, Husband