Iraqi Immigrant Who Ran Over Daughter Gets 34 Years

Amanda Lee Myers, AOL News, April 16, 2011

An Iraqi immigrant was sentenced Friday to 34½ years in an Arizona prison for running over and killing his 20-year-old daughter because she became too Westernized.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Roland Steinle told Faleh Hassan Almaleki that forgiveness is the core of all religion, but the judge said he was struck by Almaleki’s apparent lack of remorse for killing Noor Almaleki.

The case caused outrage nationwide after prosecutors deemed it an “honor killing” because Faleh Almaleki had said his daughter dishonored his family.

Defense attorneys called the death an accident.

{snip}

A jury found Faleh Almaleki guilty of second-degree murder for the killing and aggravated assault for running over the mother of Noor Almaleki’s boyfriend. Jurors also convicted Faleh Almaleki of two counts of leaving the scene of an accident.

On Oct. 20, 2009, Noor Almaleki spotted her father when she and Amal Khalaf visited a Department of Economic Security office. When the two women left the office, Faleh Almaleki hit them with his Jeep before fleeing the country, prosecutors said.

{snip}

Faleh Almaleki moved his family from Iraq to the Phoenix suburb of Glendale in the mid-1990s. He wanted his daughter to adhere to Iraqi traditions, but she wanted to be a typical American girl, according to court records and her close friends.

{snip}

Topics:

Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.
  • Johnson Wycombe

    He left country, and then came back to be sentenced? This is incongruous.

    I commend his dedication to traditionalist way of life, but I condemn his application of murderous justice in upholding this way.

    Good riddance, senor.

  • Anonymous

    Department of Economic Security office – food stamps, welfare, you name it!!!

  • Anonymous

    “…forgiveness is the core of all religion”.

    Not for Islam your honour. Islam demands only obedience, total submission (the word Islam actually means submission) and blind adherence to its myriad rituals.

  • Anonymous

    >>

    I commend his dedication to traditionalist way of life, but I condemn his application of murderous justice in upholding this way.

    >>

    I disagree.

    Until we began inviting the world’s rabble into our society in 1965, we maintained a fairly lax sexual and certainly open social accomodation for woman.

    One need only look at the comparitive list of women authors, artists and even some scientists and doctors _before_ the feminist movement to understand that Western Women have always been ‘freer’ in their opinions and valued for their perspective than their Eastern counterparts.

    And not suffered undue lack of chastity, piety or humility for want of such freedom either.

    One has to wonder at the nature of a society so corrupt, living in such constant terror of their women’s virtue, that they would consider such draconian measures necessary to protect their virtue.

    Of course, then you look at the epileptic pedophile and serial murdering sadist Mohammed and ‘all becomes clear’.

    For the worst enemy one can imagine oft times looks you square in the eye, every morning from your mirror.

    And with an average IQ around 85-89, the Arab populations simply don’t have the cognitive abilities to differentiate their own demons from those which they attribute to the world.

  • Anonymous

    If these people do not want their children westernized, why do they come here?

  • devilpup

    Islamic people are totally incompatible with American values.

    Islam tells them in no uncertain terms to not befriend Cristians and Jews. They are forbidden to question Islam under penalty of death. Don’t take my word for it, look it up. LEARN about the hideous cult called Islam.