Colorado Attorney General John Suthers flew to Saudi Arabia this week to reassure government officials there that Homaidan Al-Turki was treated fairly when he was convicted of sexually abusing an Indonesian nanny held a virtual captive in his Aurora home.Western Resistance details the brutal evidence that the Saudi criminal was indeed correct that in his homeland what he did would be considered somewhat normal.
Suthers sat knee-to-knee for an hour with King Abdullah and also met with Crown Prince Sultan, Saudi journalists and relatives of Al-Turki during his weeklong trip to the capital city of Riyadh, Deputy Attorney General Jason Dunn said Friday.
"There was a lot of public attention in Saudi Arabia on this case," Dunn said, adding that "misperceptions" there about the U.S. judicial system and Colorado in particular convinced U.S. officials that the highly unusual trip was warranted.
In June, Al-Turki was convicted in Arapahoe County of 12 counts of unlawful sexual contact with force, one count of theft of services over $15,000, false imprisonment and conspiracy. He was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.
Al-Turki has been portrayed in the Saudi press as a victim of the U.S. judicial system's bias against Muslims. Many Saudis say Al-Turki would not have been convicted in his own country.
The Saudi government gave Al-Turki $400,000 to post bail on the charges.
During the trial, the 24-year- old victim testified that she was brought to Colorado from Saudi Arabia by the Al-Turki family in 2000 and worked and lived with them in Aurora for four years. She worked seven days a week and was paid $150 a month, but Al-Turki and his wife kept most of that money.
She also testified that Al-Turki took her passport and that he repeatedly sexually abused her.
At his sentencing, Al-Turki said he would not apologize for "things I did not do and for crimes I did not commit."
"The state has criminalized these basic Muslim behaviors," he told the judge. "Attacking traditional Muslim behaviors was the focal point of the prosecution."
Prosecutors said it was a clear case of human trafficking.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Why cultural relativism is criminal
High officials of the state of Colorado have felt it necessary to travel to Saudi Arabia to explain to the Saudis that enforced slavery and rape is something wrong, at least according to our ways, if not to theirs. Frankly, what the Saudi public who were outraged at the "Islamophobia" supposedly accorded the rapist-slave master-criminal, by mere fact of his prosecution for behaviours that are apparently normal in their Mohammed-inspired world, should have been told was: change your evil ways or, in good time, we will colonize you and force you to change. Or, if we are too weakened by, among other things, your financing and propagation of Wahabi Islam in Western countries, we may one day just have to rear up and fight you and those like you, to the bitter end. Instead, Saudi King Abdullah was apparently treated to a man-to-man, or was it coward-to-barbarian, `you have your ways, we have ours, vive la difference!' spiel. From the Rocky Mountain News