Update: November 2, 2009 - I am crushed. Noor is dead.
Update: October 30, 2009. 3pm MST - Update upthread. Looks like Dad made it all the way to London.
Update October 30, 2009: Dear old Dad now in custody.
Finally. (Heartwrenching video at the link.)
Two things: The family HAS heard from dear old Dad since he mowed Noor and her friend down in the parking lot.
Did Noor carry out her arranged marriage and then come back to the states and move in with her boyfriend? That's what her brother is saying.
Noor and dear old dad --->
She is gravely wounded,
He said part of the hurt is the tension between father and daughter for the past two years. The people she's been living with is what triggered my dad's anger,” he said. (Ed. Note: Oh boy. Here we go with the "Dad's a victim routine.")
Peter-Ali Almaleki said his sister is married to an Iraqi and lived with him in the Middle East until recently. He said his sister, after arriving in the U.S, moved in with a new man and his father didn’t approve. “The past two years she's been going out of her way being disrespectful and the person, the boy that is supposedly her boyfriend, now I don't like him,” said Peter-Ali Almaleki.
And for a traditional Muslim family, he said that disrespect was the ultimate insult to his father. "Different cultures, different values,” he said. “One thing to one culture does not make sense to another culture.”
“Just seeing her in the hospital just broke my heart,” he said. “Nobody should have to go through that.”
Even though he doesn’t know where his father is, he said the family has heard from him. “He did call yesterday to ask how she was and my mom yelled at him and hung up,” he said.
The rotten, chicken shi$ son of a bitc&. And not for nothing, it seems to me that Noor's brother is coming down on the side of dear old dad. What's that tell you?