More on this story. Authorities were only being prudent, as honor killings often result from a collective decision among relatives, or at least have their tacit support, even in America: one will recall the brother of the Said sisters, two Dallas-area honor-killing victims. Islam Said insisted his father was the true victim. “Revealed: Police feared Iraqi family of honour killing daughter would try to murder her as she fought for life in hospital bed,” from the Daily Mail, August 7:
Police feared that the Iraqi immigrant family of a daughter run over and killed by her father in an apparent ‘honour killing’ would try to murder her as she clung to life in a hospital bed, a new tape reveals.
It has also emerged that the mother of the girl, who later died from her injuries, was called a ‘sick person’ by the Arizona detective investigating the case.
Faleh Al-Maleki, 50, was jailed for 34 years in April for the second-degree murder of his 20-year-old daughter Noor because she had become ‘too Westernised’.
He was also found guilty of aggravated assault for causing serious injuries to Amal Edan Khalaf, the mother of Noor’s boyfriend, as well as two counts of leaving the scene.
The audio tape, obtained by Fox News, records a telephone conversation between Seham Al-Maleki, Noor’s mother, and Peoria police detective Bill Laing in which she demands to see her daughter.
‘Until he [Noor’s father] is located, we are not mentioning where she is at,’ replied Laing, who told the mother that witnesses in the parking lot identified her husband as the driver.
‘This woman, she is lying, because she is dirty,’ Seham says, referring to Khalaf, who survived being hit by Al-Maleki’s jeep.
‘You are a sick person,’ Laing snapped.
Al-Maleki fled while his daughter was taken to the hospital, in critical condition.
Seham was eventually allowed into the hospital to see her daughter, who was removed from life support on November 2, 2009.
Mohamed El-Sharkawy, a member of the Arizona Muslim Police Advisory Board told Fox News that the Peoria police were worried another family member would try to kill her, too.
By the way, is there an Arizona Lutheran Police Advisory Board?
‘They were afraid that because he did not succeed, that somebody else, his son or a relative, will go and finish the job,’ said El-Sharkawy, who was called in to the investigation after Noor was run down.
Al-Maleki reached the United Kingdom before he was captured and extradited back to the U.S. and charged with murder.
Al-Maleki believed his daughter had become ‘too Westernised’ and had abandoned ‘traditional’ Iraqi values, Peoria police said….