Father Convicted of Murder for "Honor Killing"

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Feb 23, 2011 11:43 AM
A man in Phoenix, Ariz. has been convicted of killing his daughter after he purposely ran her over with his vehicle after he said she had become "too westernized." Prosecutors called the murder an honor killing.

Prosecutors told jurors during the trial that he mowed down 20-year-old Noor Almaleki with his Jeep Cherokee because she had brought the family dishonor by becoming too Westernized. He wanted Noor Almaleki to act like a traditional Iraq woman, but she refused an arranged marriage, went to college and had a boyfriend.

The incident happened on Oct. 20, 2009, outside a state Department of Economic Security office in the west Phoenix suburb of Peoria. Noor had gone with Khalaf to interpret and the women were waiting to be helped when Faleh Almaleki came into the office.


He left after a short time, and Khalaf said she was worried he might do something violent toward Noor, so she drove around the parking lot to make sure he had left. She testified that she was so nervous, she locked her keys in her van and had to call her son to bring another set.


They left the office to go to a nearby restaurant when the Jeep bore down on the women.

And they say Sharia law isn't practiced in America.....