Sunday, January 23, 2011

Father's 'honor killing' trial is set to begin in Arizona

It has been about 13 months since Noor Almaleki, 20, was allegedly struck and killed by a Jeep Laredo reportedly driven by her father, Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 50, in Phoenix, Arizona. In what is being claimed by prosecutors to be a case of an "honor killing" because his daughter was becoming too Westernized and defying Mulsim traditions, Faleh Hassan Almaleki, an Iraqi immigrant, faces life in prison, if convicted for his daughter's murder.

Though honor killings have been noted the world over, in countries such as Egypt, Iraq and Turkey, among others, officials say it is a relatively rare occurrence to see one happen in the United States. Nevertheless, it is being reported that Noor Almaleki had refused an arranged marriage by her family in favor of living with a boyfriend of her own choosing.

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