Friday, February 19, 2010

Another honor killing

An Iraqi man that ran over his daughter, Noor Almalek, age 20, for "being too westernized", is going to court. They have decided to not press the death penalty. He ran over another woman too, by the way, in Peoria, October 20th.

Almaleki is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and two counts of leaving the scene of a serious accident. The moron pleaded "not guilty". Yeah and I'm the Queen of England too.

The decision not to seek the death penalty comes after Almaleki's attorney, Billy Little, a public defender, asked a judge to take special precautions to ensure the County Attorney's Office wouldn't wrongly seek the death penalty because Almaleki is a Muslim.

Little requested that the office make public the process it uses to determine whether to seek capital punishment.

"An open process provides some level of assurance that there is no appearance that a Christian is seeking to execute a Muslim for racial, political, religious or cultural beliefs," Little wrote, referring to County Attorney Andrew Thomas' Christian faith.

Laura Reckart, a county prosecutor, responded that Little's concern about the "supposed bias" of the office's death-penalty-review process was "without legitimate factual or legal basis."

She wrote that the state can seek the death penalty for any person convicted of first-degree murder if it can prove the existence of at least one aggravating factor, not because of religion.

Gee.. what Islamophobia - seeking the death penalty because he deliberately ran over 2 people. This is more racism by Muslims, seeking to upset the rule of law, and make special exceptions for them.

Prosecutors said Almaleki has admitted killing his daughter because she disgraced the family by not following traditional Iraqi or Muslim values. She reportedly married a man in Iraq, and returned to Arizona to live with a boyfriend and his mother.

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