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Clash of cultures leads to death of young woman. November 4, 2009

Posted by bigworldcentral in Breaking News, Legal, Misc., USA News, World News.
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20-year-old Noor Almaleki died two weeks after being run down by her own father.  Her father, Faleh Almaleki, is being held after attempting to enter Great Britain; he was sent back to the U.S. after they denied his entrance there.  Mr. Almaleki felt that his daughter had become too “westernized” and had fallen away from her Muslim upbringing.  He felt that his daughter’s actions had brought shame to his family because she had married someone in Iraq but fled back to Arizona to live with her boyfriend and his mother (the boyfriend’s mother was also run down by Almaleki’s jeep but will survive).  Mr. Almaleki felt justified by what he did because in his culture such actions, known as “honor killings” are accepted. 

What do you think?  Should these types of “honor killings” be tolerated and accepted based upon the person’s religious culture and upbringing?  Is this case relevant in considering whether the Ohio teenager, who ran away from her Muslim family because she converted to Christianity, should be returned to her family?  We would enjoy your comments. 

Thanks to Breitbart News for bringing this story – http://tinyurl.com/yk7vv4m

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