Monday, January 24, 2011

Attorney Says Death an Accident, Not 'Honor Killing'

This is becoming much too common an issue in our Country. There are at least two such stories in the news right now.

How do these people think they can come to our Country and continue to act like barbarians? I would never take my family to a foreign country and expect that land to treat me the same as I would be treated in my own Country. It seems as if these muslim transplants want to have all the freedoms that come with living in the United States while still clinging to their barbaric laws and customs. If they choose to live like animals, they should probably return to place that is more sympathetic and in tune with their warped religious views.

We can only hope that our judges see sharia law for what it is, an excuse to use hatred and violence to define a lifestyle and culture...

Associated Press

PHOENIX -- An attorney for an Iraqi immigrant accused of killing his daughter because he believed she was too Westernized said the death was an accident caused when he tried to spit on a woman who had helped his daughter.

But a prosecutor said during opening statements Monday in the case of Faleh Almaleki that he intentionally slammed his Jeep into his 20-year-old daughter, Noor Almaleki, and her boyfriend's mother.

The mother lived, but Noor was in a coma for two weeks before she died from her injuries.

The prosecutor told jurors in Phoenix that Almaleki had become increasingly angry over his daughter's failure to follow his orders, and their relationship had become more strained in the two years before her October 2009 death.

A defense attorney says Faleh Almaleki only wanted to show his disgust with the older woman but swerved and ended up running down both women.

Faleh Almaleki moved his family from Iraq to the Phoenix suburb of Glendale in the mid-1990s.

He wanted Noor to adhere to Iraqi traditions, but she wanted to be a typical American girl, according to court records and her close friends.

When she was 17, she refused to enter an arranged marriage in Iraq, enraging her father, according to a court document filed by prosecutors.