A Saudi Arabia man living in Colorado has been sentenced 28 years to life in prison after he was convicted of sexually assaulting an Indonesian housekeeper and using her as a virtual sex slave.
A news video shows him saying, “The state has criminalized these basic Muslim behaviors.” Indeed, the Colorado attorney general had to fly to Saudi Arabia to explain to authorities there why the man, Homaidan Al-Turki, committed a crime.
David Harsanyi, Denver Post columnist, writes:
In Saudi Arabia - a moderate Muslim nation, correct? - women are forbidden to drive and must be covered head to toe in public. They may not travel abroad without written permission from a male relative. Women who are caught breaking these laws face arrest and the prospect of lashes or worse. Yes, lashes.
Under Saudi law, you need four witnesses to prove a rape case. So authorities there couldn’t understand how Al-Turki could be convicted merely on the testimony of the Indonesian housekeeper.
Borat’s Kazakhstan is real. It’s just called “Saudi Arabia.” Borat says about his (fictionalized) Kazakhstan:
My wife she is dead…she die in the field…she die from work, an accident, but is not important, I have a new wife.
In Kazakhstan we have many hobbies: disco dancing, archery, rape, and table tennis.
In U.S. and A. they treat horses like we in Kazakhstan treat our women. They feed them two times a day. They have them sleep on straw in a small box. And for entertainment, they make them jump over fences while being whipped.
In Kazakhstan we say, God, man, horse, dog, then woman, then rat.
An interesting sidelight is that Al-Turki’s wife faced some jail time for her role in the crimes, but the charges were dropped after she paid the housekeeper $64,000 for four years of unpaid work.
Our vice-president, Dick Cheney, just made a quick trip to Saudi Arabia to kiss up with the royal family. Makes me wonder if he brought back a traditional Saudi gift for himself and Lynne.