In Remembrance of Noor Faleh Almaleki. Stop Muslim “Honor” Killings

Noor Faleh Almeleki

Update at Bottom.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A young Iraqi woman whose father allegedly hit her with his car because she had become too Westernized died from her injuries Monday after lying in a coma for nearly two weeks.

Noor Faleh Almaleki, 20, underwent spinal surgery and had been in a hospital since Oct. 20, when police say her father ran down her and her boyfriend’s mother with his Jeep as the women were walking across a parking lot in the west Phoenix suburb of Peoria.

The other woman, Amal Khalaf, is expected to survive.

Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 48, fled after the attack but was arrested Thursday when he arrived at Atlanta’s airport, where he was sent from the United Kingdom after authorities denied him entrance.

Peoria police interviewed him and brought him back to Arizona over the weekend, but have declined to release what Almaleki said to them.

At a court hearing over the weekend in Phoenix, county prosecutor Stephanie Low told a judge that Almaleki admitted to committing the crime.

“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.”

Family members had told police that Almaleki attacked his daughter because he believed she had become too Westernized and was not living according to his traditional Iraqi values.

Update:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Justice has been served in the ‘honor killing’ of a young Iraqi immigrant woman, Noor Faleh Almaleki, who was run down by her father for being “too Western”.

A jury convicted an Iraqi immigrant of second-degree murder Tuesday for running over and killing his daughter in a case prosecutors called an `honor killing.’

Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 50, also was convicted of aggravated assault for injuries suffered by the mother of his daughter’s boyfriend during the October 2009 incident in a suburban Phoenix parking lot.

See Below for our Previous Post:
Arizona Muslim Man Convicted of ‘Honor Killing’ Daughter, Noor Faleh Almaleki.
Another Muslim “Honor Killing”; Arizona Woman Run Down by Father, Dies.
Arizona Muslim Who Ran Down Daughter In Attempted ‘Honor Killing’ Arrested.
Arizona Muslim Ran Down Daughter In Attempted ‘Honor Killing’ For Becoming ‘Westernized’.

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11 Responses to “In Remembrance of Noor Faleh Almaleki. Stop Muslim “Honor” Killings”

  1. Dhani says:

    man that sucks! what is wrong with her dad!
    R.I.P Noor!

  2. Steve says:

    Dhani,
    The problem with Noor’s father, and that of all men who “honor kill”, is placing their religious sensibilities and supposed slights to their Muslim “honor” above the love and safety they are supposed to provide for their children. In a strict adherence to Islam, women are property. Their purpose is to serve the man. As property, they are not afforded the same rights and privileges given to a man. As property, a woman can be dealt with harshly if she even appears to cause any consternation to a man. Simetimes, this leads to death.

  3. Muslim Girl says:

    Honour killing has no basis in Islam. People who do it are doing wrong. You people need to get the right sources!!! Im a Muslim woman and I am not a property. Im a person and my religion gives me that right. So please think before you speak. Thank You!

  4. Steve says:

    Muslim Girl,
    I can appreciate your sentiment. You are very lucky to have freedoms that many Muslims woman, throughout the world, do not enjoy.
    You accuse me of not thinking before speaking, yet I have documented numerous examples of women, in the Muslim world, that do not have basic human rights.
    I wonder if perhaps you are the one with blinders, instead of me.

  5. Ameer says:

    “…yet I have documented numerous examples of women, in the Muslim world, that do not have basic human rights.”

    Your documentation is not proper evidence that Islam allows this. Yes, that is true that unfortunately people think this type of behavior is okay but Islam does not condone this. Most countries have combined their culture with Islam and at many times when culture has negative addition to the religion, foreigner who “study” think it is part of Islam when it can be clearly distinguished when culture begins and religion ends.”…he reason was that his daughter had brought shame on him and his family.” So she is right (Muslim Girl), you do not check your sources. It is to say that the bombs we drop in Afghanistan and Iraq on civilians “accidentally” is condoned by Christianity and it is part of the religion while in reality most Americans do not follow or practice any religion. Please do not copy and paste from websites that have no credibility. By the way, the father was probably not a practicing Muslim, i bet no one looked into that. Besides, did the father say it was honor killing? No, media wants you to think that. Now you can jump on the band wagon or actually attend a local Mosque and find out who Muslims really are. Trust me, we too are humans and you will find out if you start acting like one (logic and rationality). Hope this finds you well.

    -Ameer

  6. Steve says:

    Ameer,
    You said, “Islam does not condone this”. How on earth did you reach that conclusion?
    Many very notable and important Imams have supported this position, even going as far as to try to paint it as “gentle slapping”. I assure you that the Muslim lady I saw in the pizza restaurant, who had a black eye, wished that your interpretation of Islam was correct. Apparently her husband would disagree with you.
    No matter how much you object to me and state your “innocence”, there are a sizable number, quite possibly a majority, of Muslims who are using their religion as a justification for this type of behavior.
    Ameer, why aren’t you trying to stop it? Where is your blog decrying this “hijacking” of your religious values and demanding that this practice be ended once and for all? How many times have you spoken up in mosque demanding that Muslim men treat Muslim women with respect and equality?
    I doubt very much any of that has happened. No, rather you find it easier to disparage a Christian who is not afraid to speak the truth about Islam.
    You may delusion yourself about Yaser’s religious values or the motives behind Noor’s death, but that is what they are; delusions, made to make you feel better about yourself and to cover over the true nature of Islam.

  7. ahmadig says:

    ok, i am a ahmadi girl…
    and to be honest like the other muslim girl said…..honer killings do not exist in islam….it is said that one can not control what their child wants to do….

    the proper thing that the father could have done on the ahmadi muslim basis…
    was to leave it alone…this girl did not accept islam..so leave it….you were brought in this world to worship allah not to hurt people that dont ….

  8. ahmadig says:

    BTW: i love her hair/…it so pretti

  9. Steve says:

    Ahmadig,
    Thanks for the comment. I respect the fact that you are an Ahmadi Muslim, but must point out that Jesus told us He is the Son of God, God incarnate on earth, that no one will get to God except through a belief in Him as the Son of God, and that some day, He will return to Earth. As an Ahmadi Muslim, you believe that He is nothing more than a prophet, subservient to Mohammad. In order to believe this, you must reject all that Jesus told us. Basically, you are calling Jesus, the Son of God, God incarnate on Earth, a liar.
    As for honor killings, for something that doesn’t exist in Islam, there sure are a lot of Muslims using Islam as a justification for doing it.
    Yes, Noor was a beautiful girl; a girl who was honor killed, by her every own father. He admitted he did it and he admitted why he did it. He did it for his Islamic sense of honor. That is a fact.
    Please understand that the Koran does teach that apostates, people who leave Islam, can and should be killed. Many Muslims use these passages to justify the killing.

  10. MARCOS NASCIMENTO says:

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  11. Amina says:

    Hello everyone,

    I am young muslim woman married to a christian man, i would say my family opposed my marriage but they have never attaacked me, i feel lucky . They just told me that i am responsible for my life, and i should not blame them if anything goes in my marriage. that is fine with me, but ofcourse the society is different! people judge all the time, i would like to urge the western world to be aware of islam, it is a danger. I am no longer a muslim and i am happy with this. I am a budhist and it has been the best thing in my life. The budhist at my temple are so kind.They have taken me in very well.

    I hope young muslims with brains will leave that evil religion.

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