Tuesday, November 3, 2009
By now, many of you have read that Noor Faleh Almaleki, the young woman run over by her father in an apparent "honor" incident, has died from her injuries. She was 20. Her father claims that he did it because Noor had adopted too many Western ideals and wasn't following closer to the family's traditional Iraqi values. You know, traditional values like living as a possession of a man, showing too much ankle, or maybe even undergoing female circumcision.
Faleh Almaleki, the girl's father, was arrested in Atlanta after being sent there when he was denied entry into (where else?) Britain. The question I posed on another site was this. If these heinous crimes are all in the name of "honor," why do they try and flee? You'd think they'd be proud to say "I defended our family's honor." But they're cowards. Each and every scumbag who does this sort of thing.
Noor seemed to be living the typical life of an American youngster. Beautiful and dreaming the American dream, she seemed to be living the kind of life today's youth take for granted. According to some reports, Noor even had pages on Facebook and MySpace and had a lot of friends on those sites. But now, that is all a moot point. And, of all people, her own father is to blame.
How much longer will the supporters of this neanderthal culture continue to deny the fact that women are being killed in the name of "honor?" We've seen instance after instance in this country alone, yet it is touted as an anomaly within Muslim culture. Can you imagine how often this happens in countries who don't have the judicial system we do? Sharia law has no place in a civilized society.
And just where is the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)? The group, who came to prominence after the 9/11 attacks, seems to be sitting out on this issue. They want us to "understand" Muslim culture and deny that Islam teaches what we see in burning buildings and mangled bodies, but I've yet to hear one peep about their outrage in "honor killing" incidents. They are equal to those who denied any atrocities while the Nazis rounded up people and killed them. Noor's blood and the blood of "honor killing" victims are just as much on their hands as those who carried out these egregious acts.
Noor is now free from the oppression she endured in this world. Sadly, it took the act of a coward for her to be emancipated.
Rest peacefully, dear angel.