One lost detail following the arrest on Friday of Kassim Alhimidi in San Diego, charged with bludgeoning his wife to death with a tire iron last March, was that Alhimidi was reportedly a former Islamic cultural affairs officer for the U.S. Army (HT: Daniel Greenfield).
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported:
Alzaidy said her father and Alawadi’s husband had previously worked together in San Diego as private contractors for the U.S. Army, serving as cultural advisers to train soldiers who were going to be deployed to the Middle East.
A remaining question in this case is whether the media, including the New York Times, the Daily Beast/Newsweek and the Huffington Post, which used the murder of Shaima Alwadi to falsely grind the ‘widespread Islamophobia’ narrative and compared it to the case of Trayvon Martin to fan the flames of racial hatred will revisit their misleading coverage and apologize to their readers for their own bigotry and bias. Not holding my breath on that one.