Friday, October 30, 2009
Iraqi Dad Runs Down "Too Westernized" Daughter in Arizona Parking Lot
Police: Ariz. dad ran over 'Westernized' daughter
Oct 30 2009
Note the strong family resemblance, especially in the cheeks.
PEORIA, Ariz.— Police in a Phoenix suburb say an Iraqi immigrant has been arrested in Georgia for allegedly running down his daughter because she was becoming "too Westernized."
Police in Peoria are releasing few details but say 48-year-old Faleh Almaleki is in custody. They aren't saying where he is being held.
Jim Joyner, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service in Atlanta, says Almaleki was arrested Thursday when he arrived at Atlanta's airport.
Twenty-year-old Noor Faleh Almaleki is hospitalized in serious condition. Police say the Almalekis moved to the suburb of Glendale from Iraq during the mid-'90s.
Police say Faleh Almaleki was upset that his daughter had become too "Westernized" and he aimed his car at her Oct. 20 in a Peoria parking lot.