Dad Runs Over 'Westernized' Daughter

Police hunt Arizona man after woman critically injured
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2009 1:41 AM CDT
Police are looking for Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 48, who was last seen in a gray or silver Jeep Grand Cherokee.   (Peoria Police Department)

(Newser) – Police in Arizona are searching for an Iraqi man they believe mowed down his daughter and a friend in a parking lot because she had become "too Westernized" and abandoned traditional Iraqi values. The daughter, 20, is in a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Her friend has been hospitalized with less serious injuries, CNN reports. Friends and family say the father, 48, had previously threatened his daughter because of her lifestyle.