Faleh Hassan Almaleki , 48, was also convicted of aggravated assault, because the mother of his daughter's boyfriend was also injured when he ran down the two women with his Jeep Cherokee in a suburban Phoenix parking lot in the October incident. Almaleki, who fled immediately after the incident, driving to Nogales, Mexico, was also convicted of two counts of leaving the scene of an accident. The Iraqi man's lawyer had argued that he never intended to hit his daughter, Noor Almaleki, or year-old Amal Khalef, with whose family the young woman was living at the time because of her disagreements with her father. Almaleki insisted to police that he loved his daughter, but he lost control of the vehicle and it was an accident. But while he maintained that he didn't mean to kill her, he did tell the officers questioning him that he wanted to scare his daughter and maybe even hurt her when he drove the Cherokee at her. According to prosecutors, Almaleki and his daughter fought over her adoption of Western ways , including her decision to attend college, her rejection of an arranged marriage and her chosing a boyfriend her parents did not approve of.
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Instead seeking partners for themselves, who are an intellectual, financial and social equal. In the UK, 21, interfaith marriages were recorded in Although no new statistics on the issue have been released since then, imams in the UK told Al Jazeera that these figures have surged in recent years. Sheikh Toufik Kacimi, the CEO of Muslim Welfare House, a charity and community centre in London, says he is approached by at least two couples per week to consult on interfaith relationships. Muslim women, on the other hand, are forbidden to marry a non-Muslim unless her partner converts to Islam, say purists.
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AP — A jury on Friday convicted a Miami man of strangling a University of Florida student in a fit of jealousy over a woman who had chosen the victim over him. After a two-week trial, the jury in Gainesville convicted year-old Pedro Bravo of first-degree murder and six other counts in the death of Christian Aguilar. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty and Bravo faces a mandatory life sentence.