Iraqi suspect in Arizona ‘honor killing’ attempt arrested in Atlanta
Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 30, 2009
The Iraqi Muslim immigrant who ten days ago ran over his daughter and a friend in Arizona in what is being described as an ‘honor killing’ attempt was arrested in Atlanta Thursday after being returned from the UK where he had tried to gain entry. Here is the whole story tonight from News Runner:
An Iraqi immigrant accused of running down his daughter in Arizona with his car because she was becoming ‘too Westernised’ has been arrested in Georgia, authorities say.
Jim Joyner, a spokesman for the US Marshals Service in Atlanta, said on Friday Faleh Almaleki was arrested on Thursday when he arrived at Atlanta’s airport. He had been sent from the United Kingdom after authorities denied him entrance.
Almaleki, 48, awaits extradition to Arizona and will face two counts of aggravated assault, according to Peoria police.
He is accused of striking and then running over his 20-year-old daughter and a family friend with his Jeep on October 20 as the women were walking across a Peoria parking lot.
Noor Almaleki remains hospitalised in serious condition after undergoing spinal surgery. The friend, Amal Khalaf, is in serious but stable condition, according to family members.
Khalaf, 43, is the mother of Noor Almaleki’s boyfriend.
Police said the Almalekis moved to Peoria from Iraq in the mid-1990s.
Family members said Noor Almaleki had been living with her boyfriend and Khalaf, and Faleh Almaleki was upset that his daughter had become too ‘Westernised,’ had failed to live by traditional Muslim values and had disrespected the family.
After the incident, authorities said Almaleki drove his vehicle to Mexico and abandoned it in Nogales, where Mexican officials later located and seized it.
Almaleki made his way to Mexico City, where he boarded a plane to London, but United Kingdom authorities denied him entry into the country.
They contacted US authorities and Almaleki was put on a flight back to Atlanta, where he was arrested upon arrival.
One more example of how diversity strengthens America, right! It’s my opinion that someone just made this up—that ‘diversity strengthens communities’—and people who are pushing more immigration just keep repeating it until the public thinks its true. See our diversity link at the top of this page and consider the article entitled, “Bowling with our own.”
We’ve posted on a number of honor killings in the US in recent years, just use our search function to see some of those horrible stories.
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