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Al Turki website says arrested Muslim slave holders are Saudi victims of America's "housemaid democracy"
July 4, 2005
Turki website says arrested Muslim slave holders are Saudi victims of America's "housemaid democracy"
July 3, 2005
MIM: The Saudi newspaper decries the rape, slave holding, and physical and sexual battery and false imprisonment charges against Homadin Bin Ali Al Turki and his wife as nothing compared to what it calls "the physical and mental torture which Saudi students undergo in America. An example of the 'torture' which Homaidin seems to have undergone here is seen in this picture of himself below: Note that the Saudi paper claims that the Al Turki family has launched a website in support of the couple. There is a very real possibility that Homaidin Al Turki could be related to the Prince Al Turki who is an influential member of the Saudi Royal Family. Al Turki has visited the United States to pledge funding for CAIR and as a representive of the Al Qaeda funding Muslim World League.
MIM: Homaidin Al Turki :Just your average all Arabian Wahhabi slave rapist kind of guy
MIM: The caption on the website reads in english and Arabic:
At a winter park tubing resort
بو تركي في الجبال
MIM: According to the website press release and article the arrest of the Al Turki's:
"... furnishes conclusive evidence that no improvement has ever been made in the status of the Saudi students studying in the US . On the contrary, their condition is getting worse as they are physically and mentally tortured..."
"...What is more damaging is the Saudi public opinion about what's happening to their citizens in the US specially after the recent visit of the crown prince P. Abdullah to the United States in an effort to bridge the gap between the two countries, also this led the US government to sponsor 5000 Saudi students to study in the US and will ease their entry according to the latest press release by the US Embassy is Saudi Arabia..."
MIM: The Al Turki website claims that Saudi students in the US are "physically and mentally tortured" yet on the same site they claim that the Al Turki case will damage the US program to sponser 5000 Saudi students visas and "ease their entry into the US". Instead of having the Saudi students come to America and hold slaves and suffer what they consider to be mental and physical torture - they should stay home and take a course about human rights in their own country. Abdullah posted this useful bit of advice on the Al Turki website guestbook:
MIM: According to the website Sauduction :
60 MINUTES interviewed a Saud family US torture victim and found his mind to be unreliable for national TV. This citizen had suffered a nervous breakdown as a consequence of his torture by the Saud family. After the Saud family found out about this, they then centered their torture of US citizens to destabilizing their minds. This renders the US victims useless to US media. Above is an example of a torture used upon US citizens whereby the water in the ears, shock of the stick percussions and gasping for air combine to damage the brain.
The case of Saudi student Humidan Bin Ali Al-Turki, who was arrested by US law authorities in Colorado on charges of forced labor and kidnapping, has suffered a major setback.
US police officers in Denver are reportedly attempting to persuade Turki s wife, his wife Sarah Khonaizan, 35, to testify against her husband, 36, in return of dropping all the charges against her and allow her traveling to Saudi Arabia with her children. She turned down their offer, according to Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan, the Arabic language daily newspapers.
Turki s family in Riyadh told Al-Riyadh that American authorities put Khonaizan under house arrest and prevented her from picking her children at school with the exception of her son. The family said the four remaining children, all daughters, have been deprived of resuming their education .
We don t know when the chapters of this comedy would end as well as the fabricated accusations leveled against Turki, said one family member. However, this furnishes conclusive evidence that no improvement has ever been made in the status of the Saudi students studying in the US . On the contrary, their condition is getting worse as they are physically and mentally tortured.
Meanwhile, defense lawyers had asked the court to adjourn the hearing session last Wednesday. The judge agreed and postponed the hearing session to Sept. 9 .
In addition to the forced labor and kidnapping charges, Turki and Khonaizan is charged with document servitude, harboring an illegal immigrant, false imprisonment and extortion, as well as 12 charges of sexual assault.
The couple is accused of keeping their Indonesian housemaid against her will and owing her $93,000 in back wages
Turki s family has launched a website in support of his case. The web address is www.homaidanalturki.com.
Turki was sent on a scholarship by Imam Muhammad Islamic University in Riyadh to Denver State University in Colorado to obtain Ph.D in Phonetics. He got a master s degree with honor grade from the same university and is about to complete his doctorate program.
Turki has five children. His eldest son Turki is 17; Lumma, 13; Noora, 11; Arwa, 9; and Ruba 7.
homaidan al turki and his four doughters (right to left) norah 11; Arwa 8; Ruba 6; lama 14
حميدان التركي مع بناته الأربع من اليمين.. نورة 11, اروى 8, ربى 6, لمى 14
Homidan and sarah were arrested back in November 2004 because of expired Visa the same thing happened to their Indonesian housemaid whom they brought with them from Saudi Arabia, because of the kids his wife was released however he was released after he paid 25,000 US bond, and that time he was a rested by 30 fully armed agents one of them have pointed a fully loaded gun to his wife's head and asked her to show where he hides his gun even they know he had none, which was described by some observers as unusual way of arrests for this type of situation and their comment was it is more of security-related matter than just an immigration .
Again, in June the 2nd, 2005 the couple were arrested because of new allegations this time from Arapaho County police of house maid kidnapping ,false imprisonment etc. more worse allegation that homidan sexually abused the maid which was not raised by her during the last arrest.
The heart breaking of the story is that they took the couple to jail leaving their kids alone in an inhuman way of jailing their mother specially and asking for very high bond of 150,000 US and the same time 400,000 US bond for the father, after a struggle their families back home is Saudi Arabia where able to pay the mother bond and she was released in the 14th of June after spending 12days in jail.
The couple is sure of the fabrication of these allegations and at the court they will prove their falseness.
What is more damaging is the Saudi public opinion about what's happening to their citizens in the US specially after the recent visit of the crown prince P. Abdullah to the United States in an effort to bridge the gap between the two countries, also this led the US government to sponsor 5000 Saudi students to study in the US and will ease their entry according to the latest press release by the US Embassy is Saudi Arabia.
The intimidations the couple were facing for long period of time and the latest arrest and the inhuman picture this reflected on the US authority in dealing with foreigners in particular of the Muslim faith make more doubts, specially after the publication of what happened to the couple in the local media and the Saudi families start to worry about sending their children to the US despite the assurances ………
MIM: A message of support on the Al Turki website decries America as the 'housemaid (sic) democraci"
Al-Turki & His Wife Were Arrested By
The U.S. A Authorities."
A Saudi P.H.D student, Mr. Homaidan Al-Turki (36) years old and his wife Mrs. Sarah Al-Khonaizan (35) years old were jailed in U.S.A last Nov. (2004) for over staying their visa and the arrest happened in a very zealous and harsh way as thirty armed Federal agents surrounded their house and pointed their guns on the wife's head asking her to show them where her husband hides his gun (Although they knew he has none). After their imprisonment, they were set free after paying ($25.000) to the U.S. authorities.
Also, at the same time The U.S. authorities have arrested Al-Turki's Indonesian housemaid whom they brought with them legally from Saudi Arabia. The U.S. authority has detained her with them. Then on 2nd June, 2005 the couple were arrested again for a new allegations and this time is related to the authority's pretense of the bad treatment the housemaid were receiving from the family like slavery, holding her documents, not paying her salary and far worse sexual abuse by Mr. Homaidan Al-Turki, which is completely on the contrary to documented declaration she had made last Nov. (2004), when she was investigated about her relation with the family. She had said that it was excellent and that she was treated as a member of them and she had never been abused or sexually assaulted.
The housemaid is illiterate and she does not speak English.
So, she has been dependant on the family to process her documents and as part of the family all her documents have been kept with them. Like any normal family who does the same with their documents. Moreover, she has requested from the family to keep all her salaries with them till she is back to her home country, as the family has been providing her food, clothes & other expenses. It is the same custom followed in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where the families will help
the housemaids to save their money as it makes a difference for those people who have low wages, (i.e. helping them) to save good money until they go back home.
According to the family this housemaid particularly has a cultural phobia towards foreign cultures. In this regard, one could wonder for what reason the housemaid has dramatically changed her mind ? The US authorities are the only responsible party to answer such a question.
With great pleasure, we have appreciated what American government has to do to improve the American image on the Muslim & Arab countries, but unfortunately The Federal Agents are working against all of this by intimidating The Arabs & Muslims and producing delegations that are completely untrue and what is happening to Al-Turki family is a vivid evidence on that. Moreover, the presence of the fabricated story on Saudi media and being one of the hot issues for the public will make the American government mission very difficult and many people came forward to Al-Turki family in Saudi Arabia to express their good feelings & sympathy with the hardship they are passing in addition to that, those people feel sorry that The American media treat these allegations as facts which in their eyes might widen the gap between The Arabs & Islamic world in one part and The Americans in other part. Especially, the way that was handled when it was linked Islam to slavery .
In order to complete the story, the court put a very high bound on the couple which is ($150.000) for the wife, Mrs. Sarah and ($400.000) for the husband Mr. Homaidan. The witnesses who were attended in the court have protested and said that this is prejudice and against Muslim customs, and it is a discrimination & humiliation when Mrs. Sarah was not allowed to use her (Hejab) when not only her face was uncovered but even the hair and neck, which made The Muslim community oppose the court's proceedings till the judge agreed to allow one Muslim woman to give Mrs. Sarah a scarf to cover her head. Also, during that the judge was so harsh and prejudging them and this could be clearly seen from the imposing of high bonds.
Mrs. Sarah was detained for (12) days in jail till her bound was paid by their family, then she was back home. The family's kids were left alone at home without anybody to look after them. During their parents detention, more worse bank accounts were frozen in even the help they have received from family's friends the authorities have instructed some of them not to contact Al- Turki family, this inhuman conduct from the part of the authorities have increased their hardship & suffering and it has ignited an outrage towards The Americans back in Saudi Arabia. In this line, this will make the plan of The US government to assess in sponsoring (5000) Saudi students as part of improving the mage useless as the example of Al-Turki family shows them that their safety & freedom will be in danger which in turn convince Saudi students and businessmen to re-evaluate their decisions to visit The USA !!
At the end of all this, Al-Turki family in Saudi Arabia want to point out that their son Mr. Homaidan who has (5) kids and who earns as income from a legal business besides his study, his business related to translation and even he is concentrated particularly on Islamic books that educate Muslims how to tolerate the others and to explain The Islamic principles and culture for the non-Muslims to enhance the cultural and civilized dialogue.
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Lastly, the family and their children still live in a hardship as the authority limited their mother in a house arrest as well as confiscating their passports which in some views is hijacked by the far right mentors. However, we do believe that justice and truth will ever win, shortly or lately, and we finally quote" "A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent" (William Blake).
MIM :Homaidan Al Turki chill'in with his posse at the Islamist club
MIM: What part of slavery was abolished in America didn't you understand ?
The guest book contained words of support for the Al Turkis :
The supporters find that Al Turki is the victim and is being prosecuted for being a good Muslim and keeping an infidel as slave.
MIM:Note that no where is mentioned what the Al Turki family did to the Indonesian women whom they abused and enslaved for four years in the presence of their five children who thought it was completely normal. In fact all of the postings portray the US as maligning the Al Turki's who are seen as good Muslims exercising their rights to hold slaves according to Islamic law.
MIM: It is worth noting that no one has questioned why the five Al Turki children (one of whom is a teenage son) did not question the imprisonment and abuse of their maid . On the contrary - they consider the United States government to be the villian who is victimising their family !
i am the daughter of homaidan al-turki and i make dua for the best dada in the world.
her is what i realy feel about this;
my life with out a dad......
i feel bad whaen my dad is not around. i miss him so much.WHY just tell me WHY are they blaming my dad.
it is realy bad with out a dad. my life is bad first they took my dad then freed him the n took my mom and my dad then freed my mom on tuesday. theres nothing fun with out parents they took my familys passports they took evrey thing that we had and left us some money,food,and drinks thats allwhat rood people are they very meanmy life is round by them. i hate them. WHY my familyjust tell me WHY. who ever wants to come her dont they will do the same to your family and make up some problems about your family. WHY WHY WHY WHY MY FAMILY.......
|49. Mohammed Hmazany - 2005-06-24 09:48:45|
American justices .. we understand that you hate us .. so please stop trying to justify your nonsense story to get some money out from this family ..
|53. mohhamed - 2005-06-24 12:24:24|
I think this case isn"t need to aressted the man and harm him .and I think the juistic was absent frome u.s.A and the important thing is tack the mony from his family.
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