Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Noor Faleh Almaleki: Angel

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.


bluepitbull said...

CAIR has no interest in getting caught up in the controversy surrounding any of these honor killings. But, inevitably, they will be drawn into the discussion and perhaps then their feet will be held to the fire and CAIR will have to admit their true position on human rights, specifically female rights.

Hopefully tragedies such as this will wake moderates and liberals up to the fact that an insurgency in our country is silently attempting the re-establishment of the caliphate with at least one of it's HQ's in our own capital.

j summ said...

she was more of a possession than a daughter i think in their culture. they still arrange marriages, view the women as sex slaves and are the only ones (men) who can grant/file for divorce. i wrote a bit-more fun and games with the religion of piece(s), about a loosely related topic.

blackandgoldfan said...

blue: Unfortunately, you're right. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, Rifqa Bary's family is being represented by a CAIR attorney.

But they don't condone "honor killings," right?

blackandgoldfan said...

jsumm: My husband and I had a laugh the other day. He said we were converting to Islam and I was to be his possession. Then we just burst out in laughter because we knew there was NO way he'd ever be able to contain me. It was good for a nice memory!

Teresa said...

This is such a sad story...

This cowardly dishonorable father who saw his daughter as a mere possession is a disgrace.

She is in my prayers. But, at least she is at peace now.

Soloman said...

Your words should be on the editorial pages of major newspapers, as opposed to this tripe that appeared in The Arizona Republic, the newspaper of Noor's (and my) home city of Phoenix.

The latter is nothing but an Obama-like blame America piece from a writer I usually expect better from. You tell it like it is.

What an amazing and sad time we live in that amateurs like you and I and others we connect with through our blogging write with more integrity than the "professionals" who are educated and paid for their "work."

blackandgoldfan said...

Soloman: OMG!!! That piece of "journalism" was right in lockstep with the BHO train of thought. Maybe BHO ought to take that guy on his next apology tour.

Our integrity comes from the fact that we are honest people and will admit when we're wrong (like rooting for Denver). Our only agenda is advancing freedom and prosperity while putting the reins on government. That speaks for our character.

You tell it like it is.

My late grandmother, who had no problem speaking her mind, said that if you're going to think it, you may as well say it and get it out in the open. I try to temper that with tact.

Soloman said...

Yet somehow tact allows you to speak unfavorably of my beloved Broncos, after asking for a fair wager in another thread??????????????

Typical Squealers fan... sore loser and the game hasn't even started yet... I almost feel sorry for you!


blackandgoldfan said...

My grandma raised me on the Steelers. That means tact NEVER applied in her house. The unspoken rule was that defending or speaking a kind word about any other team was not allowed. Period. She knew how to drop an "F" bomb in three languages. lol

I will accept pity only for the mere fact that we have the Pirates. Enough said on that note!