Saturday, April 16, 2011

Successful "honor killing" in Phoenix nets perp 34 years

Faleh Hassan Almaleki has been sentenced to 34 years for the death of his daughter and the serious injuries he gave to the mother of his daughter's boyfriend when he ran them down with his car in October of 2009. 

Maintaining the family honor is the motive as his daughter Noor had become too "Westernized".  Can't have that in Islam, can we?

34 years is a lot of time to study the Qur'an.  Maybe he will learn that Islam is a "religion of peace" during his stay.

From myFOXphoenix April 15

Almaleki Receives 34-Year Sentence for Murder, Aggravated Assault 

PHOENIX - An Iraqi immigrant has been sentenced to 34 1/2 years in an Arizona prison for running over his daughter because she became too Westernized.

Faleh Hassan Almaleki was convicted of second-degree murder in the October 2009 death of his 20-year-old daughter, Noor Almaleki.

A jury also found the 50-year-old guilty of aggravated assault for running over the mother of Noor's boyfriend and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident.

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge told Almaleki that forgiveness is the core of all religion and was struck by his lack of remorse for the killing.

Uh, Judge...

Police say Almaleki slammed his Jeep into his daughter and Amal Khalaf, who lived and was at Friday's sentencing.

Noor was in a coma for two weeks before she died from her injuries.

In court Friday, Almaleki, through a translator, apologized for the pain he caused.  "I'm sorry Noor, I apologize for Amal."

Asking for forgiveness, Almaleki told the judge he was sorry for killing his daughter and severely injuring the mother of Noor's boyfriend.

But the judge said he didn't see true remorse and compared the Iraqi immigrant to Saddam Hussein.

A comparison to Saddam is ludicrous.  Almaleki was avenging the dishonor on his family name because of his daughter's behavior, not murdering hundreds of thousands of innocents on a whim.

Prosecutors say Almaleki ran down his daughter to restore honor to his family, guided by his religious beliefs, but the judge said the purpose of religion is compassion and forgiveness.

The willful blindness and relativism that all religions share the same ethics and rules make it virtually impossible for the judge to really understand Almaleki's reasoning behind his actions, thus obscuring for the public any chance to fully grasp the implications behind, and reasoning for Almaleki's brutal attack.

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