<--- Noor Faleh Almaleki
Her friends paint the picture of an aspiring model and actress, working and going to school.
Nicole Furugia worked with Noor at Applebee's, and kept in touch with her until her death. "She was strong, beautiful, really caring," said Furugia. "She was always willing to help people." But her employment there was short lived.
"She came in all frantic one day and asked me to cover her shift because her father found out where she worked," said Furugia. "She had to quit her job, and she had to move."
Furugia said she went with Noor to look into getting a restraining order against her father, Faleh Hassan Almaleki. "She was very determined on getting it," said Furugia. "She was scared."
Other friends said Noor's father had taken her to Iraq under the pretense they were visiting relatives, and married her off. They say Noor's family left her to fend for herself and come up with the money to find her way back to America, where she moved in with the fiance she loved.
Dear old Dad's court date has been postponed and he remains on suicide watch.
A court hearing for an Iraqi immigrant accused of killing his daughter because she had become too Westernized has been delayed a second time because he is on suicide watch in jail.
The video arraignment of Faleh Hassan Almaleki was rescheduled for Nov. 16. It was originally scheduled for Thursday but that was moved to Monday because of his status.
Court officials say the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office didn't transport Almaleki both days because he's on suicide watch.
Local Muslim leaders are going out of their way to whitewash Noor's death as a simple case of 'DOMESTIC VIOLENCE' - yes, that's what they are calling it. Oh, and ISLAM has nothing to do with it, got that?
The Muslim community throughout the Valley has since gathered to address the issue and figure out plans to stop domestic violence and avoid a similar tragedy in the future. "I believe such a crime has nothing to do with the teaching of Islam, the tolerant teaching of Islam, or of any religion," said Ahmad Shqeirat, Imam of the Islamic Community Center of Tempe.
Shqeirat said he and dozens of other Muslim leaders around the Valley met over the weekend to discuss outreach and education programs to raise awareness of domestic violence and raising children in the West. "We try to talk to our children, to educate them to go directly to marriage, but it doesn't mean if one of these kids made a mistake, the reaction should be such a barbaric crime," said Shqeirat. (nod-nod. wink-wink)
Islam vs. Islamism exposes the facade for example of Imam Ahmad Shqeirat the Islamic Community Center in Tempe Arizona, who claims to be a "moderate," participating in interfaith activities and so on. But on camera, Shqeirat invokes his desire for a global Islamic state, which he claims "is not a threat to anybody.... Establishing Islamic law was a positive experience." Translation, Islamic imperialism is a "positive experience" for non-Muslims forced to comply with fiercely discriminatory medieval religious laws.
In 2004, Shqeriat vociferously opposed efforts by Tempe Muslim doctor Zuhdi Jasser to organize a 2004 Muslim rally opposing terrorism. A practicing Muslim, Jasser believes, "The mixture of politics and religion is toxic to our faith." To Shqeriat, however, Jasser is the "extremist." Indeed, his mosque newsletter ran a cartoon that depicted Jasser as a rabid, cannibalistic dog, eating Muslims.
Radicals normally pose as moderates, according to many middle class Western Muslims interviewed. The audacious radicals also often (successfully) label these moderate Muslims "extremists."
This makes me wonder about the Imam's true nature as well:
"..during a Friday sermon in April 2004, he displayed an image, which CAIR had distributed, of an American soldier in Iraq with two young Iraqi boys. In the photo, the soldier held a sign saying, "Lcpl Boudreaux killed my dad, then he knocked up my sister." Shqeirat neither made any attempt to verify the image's authenticity nor to determine, if real, whether it was representative. Nor, when he was asked, could he explain how such a display related to Islamic theology or spirituality. The goal of using faith identity to divide society highlights the incompatibility of Islamism with traditions of American culture and society.