Faleh Almaleki Runs Over Daughter in Attempted 'Honor Killing'
UPDATE: See Daughter Dies: Faleh Almaleki Now Faces Murder in Honor Killing.
Noor Faleh Almaleki is hospitalized in life-threatening condition
Someone better tell Faleh Hassan Almaleki he's not in Iraq anymore. In this country, we don't do honor killings. And we sure as hell don't try to kill our own daughters.
But that's exactly what Almaleki intended to do when ran over his daughter, 20-year-old Noor Faleh Almaleki, in a state government parking lot in suburban Phoenix. Relatives say dad fought with his daughter over becoming too westernized and not living up to traditional Iraqi standards -- which, we might add, are not very fun if you're a 20-year-old woman in America...
So Almaleki allegedly ran over his daughter in Peoria, Arizona, also hitting her friend Amal Edan Khalaf. Noor Almaleki was found
Faleh Hassan Almaleki tried to kill hgis daughter with a Jeep Cherokee
unconscious and bleeding; her condition is life-threatening. Amal is on good condition. Noor lives in Sunrise, Arizona with her boyfriend and the 43-year-old Amal.
Faleh Almaleki was last seen driving a gray or silver 2000 Jeep grand Cherokee.
UPDATE: Dad was upset that the married Noor was living with another man, and she may not survive.
Noor's brother, Peter-Ali Almaleki, says his father and sister have been fighting for years. Noor apparently was married and lived in the Middle East until recently, when she arrived in America and moved in with a new boyfriend. This, to a traditional Muslim like her dad, didn't sit well.
"The past two years she's been going out of her way being disrespectful and the person, the boy that is supposedly her boyfriend, now I don't like him," Peter told KPHO-TV.
Brother Peter-Ali Almaleki says his dad was particularly upset that the married Noor was living with another man
"Different cultures, different values. One thing to one culture does not make sense to another culture."
His sister is still hospitalized and unconscious after being run over by her father. She's undergone spinal surgery but may not survive. "She's moving around a little but they think it's spontaneous movement," Peter says. "Just seeing her in the hospital just broke my heart. Nobody should have to go through that."
His father, meanwhile, remains on the run. He's called home, but the family doesn't know where he is. "He did call yesterday to ask how she was and my mom yelled at him and hung up."
UPDATE II: Faleh Hassan Almaleki has been arrested in Atlanta.
There's no word on whether he was pulled over by Atlanta PD, but he was apparently arrested when he arrived at the Atlanta airport.