Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Could Faleh Hassan Almaleki Have Bennefited From Parenting Classes?
Can "Westernizing" be hazardous to one's health? Should there be some kind of warning printed on the label of a "green card?" Noor Faleh Amaleki, a 20-year-old woman from Iraq, might have answered yes to both questions had she had the benefit of retrospection. Noor has died in an Arizona hospital, nearly two weeks after her father ran her over with a car because she had become "too Westernized." After the incident he drove his car to Nogales, Mexico and abandoned the vehicle. He then went to Mexico City and boarded a plane to Britain. Authorities denied him entry to Brittain and forced him to return to the U.S. where he was arrested.
Noor Faleh Almaleki was run over in a parking lot in Peoria, Arizona on October 20, 2009. She died from her injuries during her hospitalization. Pray for charges of murder but expect charges of aggravated assault to be filed against her father, Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 48. A civilized person asks why? According to police, Faleh Hassan Almaleki believed his daughter had become "too Westernized" and had abandoned "traditional" Iraqi values. Almaleki was apparently unhappy with his daughter's style of dress and her resistance to his control. One might suspect that this is a clash between religious culture and western laws of civility.
A friend of the daughter, Amal Edan Khalaf, 43, also suffered serious injuries in the incident.
Almaleki is currently held subject to a $5 million bond.