updated 10/22/2009 11:15:33 AM ET 2009-10-22T15:15:33

Police in a Phoenix suburb are looking for a man suspected of running down his daughter because she was becoming too "Westernized" and was not living according to their traditional Iraqi values.

Image: Faleh Hassan Almaleki
Peoria Police Dept.
Faleh Hassan Almaleki
Police say 48-year-old Faleh Hassan Almaleki of Glendale allegedly ran his daughter down Tuesday at a parking lot in Peoria.

The victim, 20-year-old Noor Faleh Almaleki of Surprise, remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

A second woman, 43-year-old Amal Edan Khalaf, also of Surprise, suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police say the women are roommates.

Police spokesman Mike Tellef said family and friends of the victims told detectives that the father had threatened his daughter because of her lifestyle.

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