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Iraqi driver jailed after daughter run down

November 1, 2009

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— An Iraqi immigrant accused of running down his daughter with his car because she was becoming “too Westernized” was returned to Arizona on Saturday to face aggravated assault charges.

Faleh Almaleki was arrested Thursday when he arrived at Atlanta’s airport, sent from the United Kingdom after authorities denied him entrance. He was returned to the Phoenix-area city of Peoria, booked and taken to a county jail.

He is accused of striking and then running over his 20-year-old daughter and her boyfriend’s mother with his Jeep on Oct. 20 as the women were walking across a Peoria parking lot.

Noor Almaleki remains hospitalized in serious condition after undergoing spinal surgery. The other woman, Amal Khalaf, is in serious but stable condition, according to family members.

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