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.

In addition, a suspicious text message led police to take a look at the woman’s daughter, who reportedly had a strained relationship with Ms Alawadi.

While police interviewed her after the attack, she got a text message reading: ‘The detective will find out tell them (can’t) talk,’ according to the search warrant affidavit.

The newly uncovered documents show that Ms Alawadi was contacted in November after officers caught her daughter, Fatima Alhimidi, 17, having sex with a 21-year-old man in a parked car.

The records state that after Alawadi had picked up the teen following the incident, Fatima jumped out of her mother’s car as she was driving away at speeds of up to 35 mph.

Police have reportedly searched the home of the man that Fatima had the vehicle tryst with, and have removed items from his home in their investigation.

The teenager, who was with her mother in the Lakeside home at the time of the March 21 attack, called 911 after finding Alawadi unconscious.

Ms Alawadi’s family, including her husband and daughter, are still in Iraq, where burial proceedings were held.

El Cajon police have said little about the investigation since a March 26 news conference.

A voicemail message left by The Associated Press for El Cajon police spokesman Lt. Mark Coit wasn’t immediately returned on Thursday.

The FBI is assisting the investigation. No arrests have been made.

Suspicions arose that it was a hate crime after the daughter told reporters she found a note near her mother telling the family to go back where they came from.

But authorities haven’t disclosed the contents of the handwritten note.

The sheriff’s crime lab determined it was a copy, not the original, according the documents.

El Cajon police have said the note indicated the possibility of a hate crime, but investigators have stressed they are exploring other possibilities.

Those findings prompted demonstrations around the world by women donning a hijab as a show of solidarity towards the female Islamic community.

The campaign, ‘One Million Hijabs for Shaima Alawadi’, has seen women worldwide wear the Islamic headscarf to show support for the family and friends of Ms Alawadi.

The family told police a similar note was left at their home weeks before the attack, but they did not keep it or file a report with police.

On the night of the killing, the teenager told police, she heard her mother squeal and the sound of glass breaking but thought it was a dropped plate.

She said she found the her mother unconscious 10 minutes later.

Ms Alawadi, who had at least six blows to the head, possibly caused by a tire iron, died three days later.

A neighbor reported seeing a man in his 20s running from the area of Alawadi’s house around the time of the attack.

The victim and her family left Iraq in the early 1990s after a failed Shiite uprising.

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.

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  • Foreigners know they can play the race card and literally get away with anything. Just blame White America and their “racism” and your home free, or in this case, back in your beloved Iraq. These people are enemies to our people and country.

    Moreover, a 17-year-old being forced to marry her cousin! Good gawd! Who is allowing these third-world barbarians into this country!

    • just_the_fax2012

      They waited until she was 17 to force her to marry her cousin, she should count herself lucky. Sometimes they do it to 9 year olds. Just like the prophet muhammad (pigs blood and s— be upon him). 

  • redshirts

    Somebody torched a Muslim family’s car in Georgia last night. Of course, it’s being investigated as a hate crime, and our taxes are paying the FBI to do an investigation. The family had lived in the same neighborhood for 5 years with no trouble, and said that all the residents are nice to them.

    Nothing was reported to indicate that any particular person was of interest.

    Whenever something happens to a protected minority, hate crime is the first assumption. It never can be that someone in their own “community” was mad at them, because minorities are all peaceful, quiet, and safe, and they never hate each other. Only Whites can hate.


  • WmarkW

    Well, in a sense, she WAS killed for being Muslim and following their traditions.

  • When this story first broke, I posted a comment on Huff. Post stating my opinion that the “note” was a hoax designed to draw attention away from someone in the family. To put it mildly, the responses from the head up their… I mean…… in the sand crowd indicated an unwillingness to face reality.

  • ViktorNN

    Not like I’m great at it or anything, but if you pay attention to reporting of hate crimes you can spot the hoaxes after awhile.

  • tickyul

    Haha, over at DU they are all screaming about the KKK, Nazis or Skinheads….”well, they are the ones who slaughtered this poor lady”.

  • tickyul

    Same thing on all of the Left-Wing forums.

  • Most crimes are immediately investigated while the evidence is fresh
    under a “best theory of the case” premise.  But if you yell “hate
    crime”, the police have to stop dead in their tracks and investigate
    that theory first, …  while the evidence for how the crime really
    occurred becomes cold.

    It’s another argument against heterogenous societies.  In such societies
    (like ours) a crime is seized upon for group interests, and used to
    flex group muscle.  Meanwhile, the dead individual, and her right to
    receive justice, are completely trumped.

  • June39

    We are reaping the whirlwind of letting these hoards of 10th cnetury inhabitants into our country.

  • The_Bobster

    Libtards are now having joint Shaima Alawadi/Trayboon rallies.

    Two! Two! Two hoaxes in one.


    It was discovered the same day a campus rally was held for Martin and Shaima Alawadi, an Iraqi woman who was fatally beaten last month in her El Cajon, Calif., home

  • gemjunior

    “I can’t believe those fools held a protest against hate crimes when it was so clear from the beginning it was a family affair”.  Sometimes I think these morons don’t think at all, they just see a “protest against injustice” and jump on the bandwagon.  Is this a social activity for some people?  Like the idiots who gathered for OWS as if it would do anything?  The only gathering I would go to is a pro-white one, anti-media, anti-liberal, anti-anti-racism (if that makes any sense) but IMO some of these women who “show solidarity” (barf) by wearing a hibab all day, or hijab rather, or whatever it is, is just someone who has no life and feels like being part of a crowd – any crowd but one filled with people that look like them.  They’d have a stroke probably if they were invited to American Renaissance Gathering. LOL.  We can ask America to put on their coonskin caps or farmers brimmed hat, to show solidarity with the displaced White worker (formerly farmers whose farms were all literally stolen from them)they’d probably move to Haiti first, or Mexico, Africa, Middle East….. rather than ADMIT solidarity with PLU !!! Good riddance.

  • gemjunior

    Me too. I despise them and want the main fat-headed guy to go back to whatever little independent channel they were on where less people could see him.  I remember seeing them when they were more conservative, were pushing Ron Paul a lot, and were kind of tongue in cheek about black crime.  Then the NEXT thing I see is fathead on MAINSTREAM news out-libbing libs.  Gross.  People will do anything for money.  Sell their souls, even their ass for some $$$. 

    • JJDKII

      That reminds me of a Lou Reed song: “You’d eat s— and say it tasted good / If there was some money in it for you. . . Me and the guys sat around the other night / Trying to find the right word. . . You’re just dirt / The only word for you is dirt. . . etc.”

  • Ditto…and as in this case, long enough for the perp(s) to flee and seek sanctuary back in their beloved Iraq! As far as I’m concerned, it’s a win/win for all involved….

  • anonymous_amren

    Actually, the Young Turks aren’t that bad. They supported Everyone Draw Mohammed Day in one episode, and they even interviewed Jared Taylor in another.

    That makes them a lot better than most of the media (which isn’t hard).

    I don’t like the show, but I hate mainstream modern journalism more.

  • anonymous_amren

    An android isn’t a man, and a caucasoid isn’t necessarily white. The -oid ending just means “like”. Caucasoids aren’t all white, they are just distant relatives of white people. Indians, Arabs, Jews, etc. aren’t really white.

    The US Census and anything else “official” by the government is deliberately hostile to a rational study of race.

    Iraqis are not white. They look different, they have different personalities, and they have lower IQs. All of which make it impossible for Iraqis to integrate into white countries, even if they stop being Muslims. Iraqis are also heavily inbred.

  • anonymous_amren

    I let them in. Sorry. 🙁
    Now that I can see, I have to work out a way to kick them out again, which is a lot harder. I wish someone had explained race realism to me earlier.