Saudi Muslim Homaidan Ali al-Turki had a wife and five children. He was in the US on a scholarship and seemed to be trying to improve himself. Despite having five children to look after, he felt it was more important to focus his attentions on the maid.
al-Turki had hired a maid, whom he had brought with his family from Saudi Arabia, to assist with housework because he had five children and couldn’t keep up with all of his obligations. However, he soon discovered he enjoyed keeping up with her, forcing her to work 12-hour days before locking her in the basement and sexually assaulting her while his wife and kids were in the house. This abuse continued for four years. Of course, Sally Kohn (aka wannabe Rachel Madcow) and all the other left-wingers on CNN won’t touch this story, instead preferring to interview useful idiots and liars who claim that Islam teaches respect for women. Just look at Qur. 4:34 to have that pathetic illusion shattered.
al-Turki was arrested in 2006 and sentenced to 28 years behind bars. However, his sentenced has been reduced to 8 years to life, but he has had difficulty obtaining parole due to his unwillingness to participate in a sex offenders’ program. His reasoning? He’s not allowed to look at images of scantily-clad women, which are included in the program, because doing so “conflicts with [his] Islamic faith.” Really? What about that innocent maid he abused? Did he just conveniently forget her? He looked at her, and worse, on multiple occasions.
During his trial, al-Turki argued that westerners didn’t understand the different culture from whence he came, and thus he should not be judged by western standards. He also made numerous admissions about Islam and its inability to integrate into American society that every liberal should be forced to listen to until they recognize the truth: “The restrictions placed on [the maid’s] contact with non-relative males were also the same as those applicable to my daughters and other Muslim women in our community. You cannot ask somebody from a different religion to be American to the fullest. You cannot ask them to go dancing, go to the bars. We are Muslim. We are different. The state has criminalized these basic Muslim behaviors. Attacking traditional Muslim behaviors is a focal point of the prosecution.”
No. The state has not criminalized being an idiotic prude who’s so afraid of an invisible sky-demon you can’t go dancing. The state has criminalized oppressing others. Thus al-Turki is right in this regard: the state has criminalized basic Muslim behaviors.
Among those present at his trial were numerous representatives from the local Muslim community, including imams. Even some of his non-Muslim friends had written character references for him.
Many Saudis have taken to the internet to show their support for al-Turki’s release and return to Saudi Arabia. Of course, he should rot in prison for the rest of his miserable life, but the uncivilized mumineen begged to differ. Many claim his arrest was “politically motivated,” and implied Islamophobia was responsible. al-Turki himself blamed his conviction on “cynical Islamophobia.” If arresting sexual predators is Islamophobic, that says more than enough about Islam.
Sexual assault isn’t the only thing this Muslim may have gotten his hands dirty with. The FBI had also been investigating him for possible links to terrorism, as is commonplace with Muslims (I wonder why.)