ADEN: A 24-year-old Saudi is in police custody on charges he murdered his 23-year-old sister in Mansoura, Aden province, Yemen. Saudi kills younger sister in Aden/Arab News
The prosecutor ruled out seeking the death penalty because he wanted to give “no appearance that a Christian is seeking to execute a Muslim for racial, political, religious or cultural beliefs.”
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State prosecutor Stephanie Low said Almaleki admitted purposefully running down his daughter.” — ” ‘By his own admission, this was an intentional act and the reason was that his daughter had brought shame on him and his family,’ Low said. ‘This was an attempt at an honor killing.’ ”
Noor Almaleki was the murder victim in an Islamic honor killing. In November 2009, her Muslim father deliberately ran her over with his car, backed up, then ran her over again. She hung on for weeks. She succumbed. She did not submit.
Honor killing should be a capital crime. Islamic honor killing is on the riseÂ in the West,Â a gruesome gallery. Honor killingsÂ in the WestÂ should be stamped out, not sanctioned. They should be dealt with in the harshest terms.
A plea deal.
Is the prosecution afraid they may insult Islam if they bring this honor killing case to trial? Is this more sharia enforcement in American courts? (More from Pamela Geller)
In November 2009, theÂ Arizona Republic reported (thanks toÂ Pamela Geller) that, according to state prosecutor Stephanie Low, Faleh Almaleki admitted that he ran over his daughter on purpose: “By his own admission, this was an intentional act and the reason was that his daughter had brought shame on him and his family. This was an attempt at an honor killing.”
If he admitted to intentional murder, how is it that he was able to plead not guilty, and why is a plea deal being discussed?Â Pamela Geller has more on this, also — including how the prosecutor ruled out seeking the death penalty because he wanted to give “no appearance that a Christian is seeking to execute a Muslim for racial, political, religious or cultural beliefs.”
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Pamela also supplies the contact info: “Call, write, email Maricopa County Superior Court, 201 W Jefferson St # 4, Phoenix: (602) 506-2020. This is an outrage.Â Contact form. No plea for honor killers. Noor deserves justice. We want a trial.”
Attorneys are discussing a possible plea deal for an Iraqi immigrant accused of killing his daughter because he believed she was too Westernized.Attorneys discussed a plea deal for Faleh Hassan Almaleki on Wednesday during a last-minute closed-door meeting in Maricopa County Superior Court, but did not reach an agreement….
Almaleki has pleaded not guilty, and faces life in prison if convicted of the first-degree murder charge against him….
Noor was in a coma for two weeks before succumbing to her injuries, in a case that caused outrage nationwide and that prosecutors called an “honor killing.”