Iraqi-American Husband Held for Honor Killing of Wife - 12 November 2012

The Iraqi-American husband of a wife bludgeoned to death has been arrested as the prime suspect of the murder that made headlines months ago as a "hate crime” in California. The killing of Shaima Alawadi, 32, drew international attention last March when the couple’s 17-year old daughter Fatima told reporters that she had found a note by her mother’s body saying, "Go back to your country, you terrorist."

She also reported that a similar note was left outside the family’s house earlier in the month that read, "'This is our country, not yours, you terrorists.” Fatima said the family didn’t "report” the note to police. (continue reading...)