Name of Victim: Noor Faleh Almaleki
Date of Incidence: October, 2009
Method of killing or religious violence: Ran over by a car, died in hospital a few weeks later
Reason for Violence: Was becoming too Westernized
Read More: No justice for Noor Almaleki
Her father, Faleh Hassan Almaleki, has been arrested for running down his 20-year-old daughter, as well as the mother of her live-in boyfriend, on Oct. 20 in an Arizona parking lot with his 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. On Monday, Noor Almaleki died, in what is considered the latest “honor killing” in America.
According to news reports, the father, who moved his family from Iraq in the mid-1990s, was angry because his daughter had become “too Westernized.” Before Noor Almaleki died, a local prosecutor described the crime as “an attempted honor killing.”
After the incident, Faleh Almaleki fled across the border to Mexico, then London. He was extradited and charged with two counts of aggravated assault on Saturday. The judge then assigned him an attorney. He has yet to enter a plea on the charges, which are likely to be upgraded to include murder or manslaughter.
Before the 20-year-old died, prosecutor Stephanie Low told a Maricopa County court that, “By his own admission, this was an intentional act and the reason was that his daughter had brought shame upon him and his family.”
Debra J. Sanders, San Francisco Chronicle,November 5, 2009