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  • Muslim Father Arrested for Running Over 'Westernized' Daughter

    10/30/2009 4:00:51 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 934+ views
    abcnews ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | SARAH NETTER
    A 10-day manhunt ended when police arrested an Iraqi immigrant accused of running over his 20-year-old daughter to punish her for becoming "too Westernized" and rebuffing the conservative ways he valued. Share A woman's friends say her Iraqi father injured her for being too Westernized.Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 48, fled from Peoria, Ariz., on Oct. 20. He was arrested by U.S. marshalls in Atlanta when he arrived at the airport there, according to the Associated Press. His daugher Noor Faleh Almaleki, 20, remains hospitalized in critical condition after her father hit the young woman and her boyfriend's mother with his Jeep...
  • Cops Arrest Man in ‘Westernized’ Daughter Case [Ran Auto Over 20 Year-Old Old Daughter!]

    10/30/2009 11:05:13 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 725+ views
    AP Report ^ | October 30th 2009
    <p>PEORIA, Ariz. - An Iraqi immigrant has been arrested in Georgia for allegedly running down his daughter because she was becoming "too Westernized," police in a Phoenix suburb say.</p> <p>Police in Peoria released few details, but said 48-year-old Faleh Almaleki was in custody. They would not say where he was being held.</p>
  • Police: Strict Iraqi Father Ran Daughter Down

    10/23/2009 1:07:46 PM PDT · by AuntB · 25 replies · 1,805+ views
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 22, 2009 | Fox News
    PEORIA, Ariz. - Peoria police are looking for a father suspected of running down his daughter because she was becoming too "westernized" and was not living according to their traditional Iraqi values. Peoria police say 48-year-old Faleh Hassan Almaleki of Glendale allegedly ran his daughter down Tuesday at an Arizona Department of Economic Security parking lot in Peoria. "When I walked out the door I saw two ladies on the ground, so my first thought was some kind of domestic dispute," says witness Synthia Diaz. The victim, 20-year-old Noor Faleh Almaleki of Surprise, is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. A second...
  • Muslim Americans encouraged, hopeful after Obama

    07/12/2009 6:04:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 877+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 12, 2009 | Wendell Marsh
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi Americans Wasan Alqaisi and Sumer Majid made a Fourth of July family picnic of kebab -- served on hamburger buns with slices of American cheese. Celebrating Independence Day in the U.S. capital, the two Muslim women were doing what generations of Americans have done before them: blending their faith and lifestyle with a U.S. national identity. Eight years after Middle East militants carried out the September 11 attacks, Muslim Americans are raising their profile, encouraged by the election of Barack Obama, a U.S. president proud of his Kenyan father's Muslim heritage. The president, who is a...
  • Face of Defense: Iraqi-born Soldier Becomes U.S. Citizen

    07/06/2009 5:00:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 318+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Lt. Col. Pat Simon, USA
    BAGHDAD, July 6, 2009 – Red, white and blue are the colors associated with American independence, but this year, we can add another color: brown. An Iraqi-born U.S. soldier turned American citizen, Spc. “Brown,” right, an interpreter attached to the 225th Engineer Brigade, shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden during a naturalization ceremony at Camp Liberty, Iraq, July 4, 2009. Brown joined 236 other U.S. servicemembers from more than 50 countries to take the U.S. oath of citizenship on Independence Day. U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Pat Simon  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Spc. “Brown,” an...
  • US soldier missing 2 years after Iraq capture

    10/24/2008 1:03:55 AM PDT · by pasr · 5 replies · 1,034+ views
    AP ^ | Thu Oct 23, 2008 | BEN LEUBSDORF
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An Army translator kidnapped two years ago Thursday is still unaccounted for, the only U.S. servicemember who remains missing in the current Iraq war. Ahmed Kousay al-Taie was visiting his wife's family in central Baghdad Oct. 23, 2006, when a group of armed, masked men dragged him to a waiting car. Al-Taie, a 41-year-old specialist when he was captured, is now 43 and a sergeant. The last public news of him came in February 2007, when a Shiite militant group called Ahl al-Bayt Brigades released a 10-second video of him on the Internet. The military is...
  • [Muslim loyalty] "Americans" for Islamic Terrorists Hezbollah

    06/12/2008 11:41:16 PM PDT · by Righting · 13 replies · 434+ views
    federalistjournal ^ | June 12, 2008
    "Americans" for Hezbollah Via Memorandum, we get this USA Today story about discrimination against Muslims in America and a Gallup poll showing that many Americans mistrust Muslims. The USA Today article defines discrimination broadly, anything from a rude comment to assault.And from NPR, a profile of the Lebanese-American community in Dearborn Michigan includes this: Osama Siblani runs the Arab-American News, America's largest such newspaper. He says the fighting is fueling anger in his community -- not at Hezbollah, but at the Bush administration."The anger that you see in the Arab community, you do not see in the eyes of the...
  • California Chaldeans receive 3,000 Assyrian Christians into Catholic communion

    05/18/2008 5:16:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies · 215+ views
    CNA ^ | 5/18/2008
    San Jose, CA., May 18, 2008 / 12:40 pm (CNA).- One week ago today leaders of the Chaldean Catholic Church in California formally received into communion a bishop of the Assyrian Apostolic Church of the East, his clergy, and about 3,000 Assyrian Christians. The Assyrian Church, centered in modern-day Iraq, dates back to the earliest days of Christianity.  According to the California Catholic Daily, the church eventually embraced the teachings of Nestorius, the fifth-century Archbishop of Constantinople whose doctrines were condemned by the Council of Ephesus in 431.  Beginning in the sixteenth century, large numbers of Nestorian Assyrians came...
  • Freddie Fadhil's Iraq nightmare: He sees progress in light of day

    03/22/2008 2:26:20 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies · 290+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3/22/08 | Katherine Kersten
    Fadi Fadhil -- Freddie to his friends -- is probably marking the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war's launch with closer attention than the average Minnesotan. Fadhil, an Iraqi citizen living in Minneapolis, served as an interpreter for U.S. forces in Baghdad, his hometown. From April 2003 to February 2005, he guided American soldiers through some of their most challenging days. Lt. Col. Michael Baumann, commander of a battalion task force with the 5th Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division, with whom Fadhil worked, calls him a vital "cultural bridge." Baumann, of Lakeville, moved heaven and earth to...
  • VIDEO: Local (Everett) Iraqis Support War, Hope For Iraq

    03/20/2008 12:47:23 AM PDT · by USMC Brat · 34 replies · 1,378+ views ^ | 3/19/08 | KIRO 7 Eyewitness News
    VIDEO: Local (Everett) Iraqis Support War, Hope For IraqIraqis living in Everett see the five-year anniversary of the war as a time to celebrate the future of their country. Related Video: EXTENDED INTERVIEW: Local Iraqi man Ali Al-Faham explains support
  • American POW - One Year in Captivity

    10/23/2007 6:38:00 PM PDT · by pinkpanther111 · 14 replies · 111+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | 10-23-07 | kathywms
    I am again posting the story on one of our American heroes Army Specialist Ahmed Altaie. I have posted several times in past about Ahmed's case asking for anyone who reads the post to contact their Senators and Congressman to ask for an update on Ahmed's status. This was done in the hope that if there were enough inquires it would elevate the investigation into his whereabouts. To date: no new information has been received or released concerning Ahmed's status since March 15, 2007. Ahmed is a Iraqi American U.S. Army linguist soldier, from Ann-Arbor, Michigan who was kidnapped on...
  • Big News: Iraqis in US Protest AGAINST Islamic Terrorism

    08/26/2007 7:57:04 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 13 replies · 795+ views
    TEHRAN, Aug 25 (MNA)-- Hundreds of Iraqis residing in the U.S. converged in the front of the Saudi embassy in Washington on Friday condemning Riyadh’s policy towards Iraq, Sotaliraq said on its website. With slogans “Down with Terrorism” and “Shia and Sunni Should Unite in Iraq,” demonstrators called for the immediate halt to Saudi support for terrorism in Iraq and the issuance of “takfiri” religious decrees (fatwas) by Saudi scholars. Nazar Heydar, the director of Iraq information center in Washington and a member of the international center for campaign against terrorism, said “by this demonstration we meant to draw the...
  • Jihad American Style:Iraqi Sectarian Violence Comes To America

    01/09/2007 5:32:34 PM PST · by roguejew1965 · 15 replies · 1,244+ views
    MensNewsDaily.Com ^ | 01/09/07 | Ze'ev Haas
    It’s the Sunni Head Choppers vs Shiite Head Cutters. The epic battle of Bad Muslim vs Bad Muslim has made it’s way to the good ole U S of A! While Nancy Pelosi's Democratic Party's Chief of Intelligence is still trying to figure out the difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims are in the wide world of Islamic Fundemtalism/Terrorism, the sectarian violence that has haunted the Bush administrations plans for peace in Iraq, have finally found their way to our own backyard in my home state of Michigan in Jihad central itself, Dearborn or as we have come to know...
  • The Arabs that pushed us to war in Iraq, Where are they now?

    10/22/2006 2:32:56 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 310+ views
    The Arabs that pushed us to war in Iraq, Where are they now? Iraqi refugees hope for US strike An Egyptian Columnist Attacks Pro-Iraqi Arab Lobby (so there is an Arab Lobby pro Iraq war...) Arabs, not Jews, driving Bush’s Iraq plans” (2002) Iraqi refugees now in the US are united by tragedy, hatred of Saddam Hussein ... Give us the temporary support we need (1998) Arab states have escalated their attacks on Iraqi President Saddam ... "There is no shred of support for Saddam anywhere in the Arab scene," (1999) _______________ Above are just a...
  • Farris Hassan: Journalist or Jihadist?

    01/17/2006 1:32:10 PM PST · by johnqueuepublic · 24 replies · 1,770+ views ^ | January 16, 2005 | Joe Kaufman and Beila Rabinowitz,
    Farris Hassan: Journalist or Jihadist?By Joe Kaufman and Beila Rabinowitz, January 16, 2006 - Miami, FL - - The AP story was splashed all over the papers and television - 'U.S. Teen Runs Off to Iraq by Himself.' On the internet, people playfully compared his saga to the 80's comedy hit 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.' Farris Hassan was the talk and toast of the entire country, "...a young man who feels guilty about the comfort he enjoys, who is brilliant but foolhardy, a boy brimming with idealism and the desire to make a difference." This is the way...
  • Baghdad boy met with Hezbollah

    01/09/2006 3:59:45 PM PST · by Scribbz · 17 replies · 706+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | January 9, 2006 | JANE H. FURSE
    The Florida teen who sneaked off to Iraq over winter break also finagled a sitdown in Lebanon with a big shot from Hezbollah, one of the Mideast's top terrorist organizations. "I had to travel through alleyways and I finally walked - this was in the southern Shiite section of Beirut, the poorest section. So walking through alleyways, going up crooked staircases with bullet holes in the walls. And there was no sign saying, this is the Hezbollah office, of course not," Farris Hassan tells MSNBC's Rita Cosby in an interview airing tonight. A sheepish Farris, 16, also tells Cosby he's...
  • Fort Lauderdale teen rests from Iraq trip, promises to share details

    01/02/2006 3:30:44 PM PST · by Pikamax · 34 replies · 695+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 01/02/06 | Tonya Alanez
    Fort Lauderdale teen rests from Iraq trip, promises to share details By Tonya Alanez, Sallie James and Jamie Malernee Staff Writers January 2, 2006, 6:06 PM EST Crossing a busy street to speak briefly with the media isn't always the safest thing, but for a teenager who spent a portion of his holiday break alone in Baghdad, it was a comparatively safe trip in the name of politeness. Farris Hassan, the Fort Lauderdale 16-year-old whose solo trip to Iraq stunned his family, made a brief statement to reporters Monday afternoon, promising more comprehensive comments Tuesday evening and saying little else....
  • Florida Teen Home After Iraq Adventure

    01/01/2006 7:54:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 816+ views
    AP via Yahoo!News ^ | January 1, 2006 | JESSICA GRESKO,
    MIAMI - A 16-year-old who took off to Iraq alone to experience the lives of its people firsthand arrived back in Florida on Sunday, ending a three-week Middle East odyssey — much to the relief of his parents. Farris Hassan, who said it all started out as a personal journalism project, was getting a crash course in media as throngs of reporters and photographers waited for him at Miami International Airport. He smiled and gave a thumbs up before joining his family in a waiting car. "I do want to tell you how flattered I am. The media has been...
  • Florida Teen's Iraq Adventure Draws to Close

    12/30/2005 5:05:46 PM PST · by dannyboy72 · 15 replies · 902+ views
    AP / AOL News ^ | 12/30/2005 | JASON STRAZIUSO,
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Dec. 30) - A 16-year-old from Florida who traveled to Iraq on his own without telling his parents was put on a flight home Friday, the U.S. Embassy said, while warning Americans of the dangers of undertaking similar journeys... ...Hassan, a junior at Pine Crest School, a prep academy of about 700 students in Fort Lauderdale, recently studied immersion journalism - a writer who lives the life of his subject in order to better understand it. The teenager, whose parents were born in Iraq but have lived in the United States for about 35 years, says he wanted...
  • Operation Phantom Fury--Day 419 - Now Operations River Blitz; Matador--Day 314

    12/30/2005 4:15:17 PM PST · by Gucho · 24 replies · 2,064+ views
    Various Media Outlets | 12/31/05
    Iraqis listen to the sermon of a cleric during Friday prayers at Immam Hussein Ali shrine in Kerbala, 110 km (68 miles) south of Baghdad, December 30, 2005. Iraq's most powerful Shi'ite politician met the country's Kurdish president at a lakeside retreat on Thursday to sketch out plans for a grand coalition government capable of ending violent sectarian unrest. (REUTERS/Mushtaq Mohamad)