UPDATE: I was just on Fox and Friends talking about this briefly — tried to get it all in in the short time allotted. Will post video if I can get hold of it.
Faleh Hassan Almaleki is still at large. This story doesn’t add much to what we already know, but it does typify the lengths to which the mainstream media will go in order to avoid saying anything negative about Islam. The “Iraqi values” that involve honor killings are shared, judging from recent cases, by Egyptians, Jordanians, Syrians, and Pakistanis. What do all those groups have in common? Hmmm, I can’t think of anything! Of course, none of this could have anything to do with the fact that a father who kills his child incurs no penalty under Islamic law. A manual of Islamic law certified by Al-Azhar as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2).
In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In accord with this, in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”
Peoria police continued Thursday to look for a Glendale man of Iraqi descent who is alleged to have run over his daughter and another woman in a Peoria parking lot Tuesday.
Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 48, is accused of striking his daughter Noor Almaleki, 20, sending her to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries. Police said her condition had not changed Thursday.
The other woman struck was Amal Edan Khalaf, 43, who was less severely hurt….
A police spokesman said Tuesday that the father reportedly was upset that his daughter had become too Westernized and was rejecting traditional Iraqi values.
Faleh Almaleki was driving a grey or silver 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the Arizona license plate ADS-9192. Anyone with information should call Silent Witness or the Peoria Police Tip Line at 623-773-7045.