Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Woman in suspected 'honor killing' dies

At last, main stream media and prosecutors are calling honor killings, honor killings and not blaming the murders some aberration of mental illness.  The realization that these honor killings are deeply imbedded into Islamic culture and follow Muslim immigrants wherever they go is finally becoming known.  It's pretty basic: the more Muslim immigrants, the more honor killings.

Time after time the honor murderers are described as "nice guys", "well integrated", "upstanding members of society".  And yet, they revert to the barbarism of Islamic honor killings even after years of living in the West.  Such behavior demonstrates the fanatical, unbending devotion to Islam no matter how "integrated" they seem to be.


Woman in suspected 'honor killing' dies
by Dustin Gardiner - Nov. 2, 2009 03:14 PM

The Arizona Republic

A 20-year-old Peoria woman has died of injuries sustained in what prosecutors are calling an “honor killing.”

Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 48, of Glendale, is accused of running over his daughter, Noor Almaleki, and another woman in his Jeep Cherokee because he was infuriated with his daughter for becoming “too Westernized.”

Noor Almaleki died Monday of injuries she received during the Oct. 20 attack.
Peoria police said charges against Almaleki, who is in a Maricopa County jail on two counts of aggravated assault, will be upgraded, though a spokesman wasn't sure what the exact charges would be.

Social experts say honor killings are an accepted practice in Iraqi tribal society, where family members feel they must kill a woman who shames them by not adhering to traditional Muslim or Iraqi values.

Family members said Almaleki was outraged after his daughter married a man in Iraq but returned to the Valley to live with a boyfriend and his mother in Surprise. The other victim, 43-year-old Amal Edan Khalaf, is apparently the boyfriend's mother.
Police said Almaleki fled the country after the attack, driving to Mexico and later taking a plane to London. He was detained by British authorities and extradited to Atlanta last week.

Speaking before a Maricopa County judge over the weekend, state prosecutor Stephanie Low said Almaleki has admitted purposefully running down his daughter.
“By his own admission, this was an intentional act and the reason was that his daughter had brought shame on him and his family,” Low said. “This was an attempt at an honor killing.”

Almaleki did not address the accusations and spoke only to ask the judge about getting a court-appointed attorney.

Low said additional family members are suspected of assisting Almaleki in his escape.
“We can't be naive and ignore that there's a cultural aspect to this and there may be people who would support him, including his family, but also others who share his beliefs,” she said.