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Saudi linguist convicted of sex assault in Colorado gets sentence cut, could get parole soon
The Canadian Press ^ | 25 Feb, 2011 | P. Solomon Banda

Posted on 05/21/2011 5:32:26 PM PDT by george76

A Saudi linguist convicted of sexually assaulting a housekeeper and keeping her a virtual slave for four years won a 20-year reduction in his prison sentence Friday, and his defence attorneys hope it means he'll be released from prison soon.

District Judge J. Mark Hannen sentenced Homaidan al-Turki to between eight years and life in prison during a hearing Friday in Centennial. Hannen cited al-Turki's good behaviour in prison in cutting the sentence from its original 28 years to life.

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Al-Turki insists he is innocent and a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment. His case has angered Saudi authorities — several of whom attended Friday's hearing — and prompted the U.S. State Department to send Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah, Crown Prince Sultan and al-Turki's family after al-Turki's 2006 conviction.

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Al-Turki brought his wife, five children and an Indonesian housekeeper to Colorado in 1995, and he studied at the University of Colorado. He was a well-known member of Denver's Muslim community, contributing money to the Colorado Muslim Society and an Islamic elementary school in Aurora, said Sheikh Abu-Omar Almubarac, a society co-founder. Almubarac and others said al-Turki also helped individuals, including financial support to Muslims making pilgrimages to Mecca known as hajj.

According to court documents, al-Turki first came under investigation when authorities examined whether his operation of a business violated terms of his student visa. Al-Turki owned Al-Basheer Publications & Translations, which distributed Islamic works in English.

After interviewing the housekeeper, prosecutors brought the assault and slavery charges against al-Turki.

Al-Turki's company holds the copyright to "The Lives of the Prophets," a CD set of Islamic sermons that tell stories about Muslim prophets recorded by the U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: alawlaki; alturki; anwar; anwaralawlaki; homaidan; islam; islamiclaw; muslims; rape; shariah; shariahlaw; slavery

1 posted on 05/21/2011 5:32:30 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

There’s a cheap joke in there, but I won’t say it.


2 posted on 05/21/2011 5:34:37 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: george76

when you’re a moose, women are strictly second class. you would have thought this charity minded chap would have treated his housekeeper more respectfully, but no.


3 posted on 05/21/2011 5:35:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: george76

Under Islamic law, to prove a rape case, you need four eyewitnesses.

“And they considered it inconceivable that an Indonesian maid was considered a competent witness in our courts.”

Another significant difference is how civil and criminal courts mesh under Saudi law, making it possible for a victim or a victim’s family to come to a financial settlement when it involves a criminal matter. “They didn’t understand how that wasn’t possible here,” Suthers said.…

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/10/homaidan-ali-al-turki-colorado-slave-holder

In a total exception to all the rules, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers flew to Saudi Arabia to explain Al-Turki’s trial and punishment


4 posted on 05/21/2011 5:37:14 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

“insists he is innocent and a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment”

...and it worked!


5 posted on 05/21/2011 5:38:12 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: george76

He did exactly what they do in Saudi.


6 posted on 05/21/2011 5:38:35 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mkmensinger

Since you were a gentleman, so will I be. You have had a positive influence today!


7 posted on 05/21/2011 5:40:00 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: george76
In a total exception to all the rules, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers flew to Saudi Arabia to explain Al-Turki’s trial and punishment and serve as the bagman for buying a reduced conviction.

There, fixed it.

8 posted on 05/21/2011 5:40:17 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: george76

Scum, he needs imprisoned for life!


9 posted on 05/21/2011 5:40:36 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Indiana already has this problem with one of their Supreme Court justices. He seems to have been "turned" by the AlQaida imams he encountered while handling their defense at GITMO.

Now we find Colorado's District Judge J. Mark Hannen caving into Shariah law standards in a dispute between a man and a woman he held as a slave for 8 years.

There can be NO subsequent good behavior that justifies cutting a sentence for someone who held a slave in America.

This is total B.S. by the judge.

Once we take over the DOJ again we need to have Indiana's Supreme Court as well as the courts in Colorado, and maybe other states, investigated to determine how deep AlQaida has penetrated our judicial structure.

Then we have to take action to extirpate these pukes and get rid of them.

10 posted on 05/21/2011 5:41:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Even when the joke writes itself, it’s sometimes better to leave it unsaid.


11 posted on 05/21/2011 5:42:28 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Cheetahcat

Cunning. Very cunning!


12 posted on 05/21/2011 5:42:45 PM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: george76

In a total exception to all the rules, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers flew to Saudi Arabia to explain Al-Turki’s trial and punishment


Are you kidding me? There needs to be a public uproar about this.


13 posted on 05/21/2011 5:43:11 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: blackdog
...and prompted the U.S. State Department to send Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to Saudi Arabia...

Man, this just reeks. How does the State Dept. have any authority to do this?

14 posted on 05/21/2011 5:43:14 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: driftdiver

Yep, I bet he did exactly what would happen in Saudi, and thought he was above our laws.

An Indonesian housekeeper? Definitely someone he thought was “fair game” when it came to the lustful things he wanted. In his religion and society, whether she was willing doesn’t matter.

Four witnesses to have a legal case of rape in Islam? By definition then, anything he would do to her in private, without multiple witnesses, could never be prosecuted, in his mind.

We are expected to observe all laws and customs if we visit Saudi Arabia, but for some reason, the opposite doesn’t seem to apply.


15 posted on 05/21/2011 5:44:45 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: george76

Money talks...............

Behold the newest protected class.


16 posted on 05/21/2011 5:45:33 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: raybbr

Bagman Authority.


17 posted on 05/21/2011 5:45:44 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: george76
District Judge J. Mark Hannen

Do not vote to retain !

18 posted on 05/21/2011 5:46:18 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

And he’s going to get away with it.


19 posted on 05/21/2011 5:47:42 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Not in the end when it really counts. If it weren’t for crooked politicians, hell would have room for the lesser offenses and I’d have to clean up my act!


21 posted on 05/21/2011 5:50:39 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: george76
Al-Turki insists he is innocent and a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment.

Give him a burkaed wife of his choice and let him go for crying out loud!

That cheap slut of a housekeeper probably showed her face after showing her love to him anyway! /great big gobs of sarcasm intended

22 posted on 05/21/2011 5:51:46 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Bockscar
It seems this guy is well connected.

I am sure pressure was put by the Obama Administration a trade for more oil by Summer of 2012.

23 posted on 05/21/2011 5:56:08 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: george76

Our justice system is subject to political decisions and Saudi money. It would be a shame if prison justice had to substitute for official justice.


24 posted on 05/21/2011 5:58:44 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: muawiyah
}”There can be NO subsequent good behavior that justifies cutting a sentence for someone who held a slave in America.”

Slavery has now been made legally excusable in the United States. In Colorado. And so has rape.

The is what our Forefathers fought for? So a foreign system of justice that can be bought is laid on this land? For a man who broadcasts Al Awlaki’s hate in English?

26 posted on 05/21/2011 6:03:28 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: george76

Saudis get the best justice Islamic money can buy, here, as well as at home.


27 posted on 05/21/2011 6:05:19 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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But the price of gas is dropping......


28 posted on 05/21/2011 6:06:36 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Arnold comes to mind.


29 posted on 05/21/2011 6:22:05 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: TigersEye

Ping with a grr


30 posted on 05/21/2011 6:24:13 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: muawiyah

Are you ready for Radical Islam Law to be an intricate part of our United States Justice and Court system?

In some towns in America, it has already happened! Islam is already CHANGING the way YOU live here in the United States of America! It goes much, much deeper than building a mosque near Ground Zero! You see, there are many things that your Muslim friends will NOT tell you.

There is a fundamental contradiction between being a devout Muslim and respecting the U.S. Constitution and its guarantees of various freedoms. All true Muslims believe Sharia Law is God’s law, and, per verse 5:48 of the Qur’an, it is their duty to impose the Qur’an and to rule over us! The bottom line: Instituting worldwide Sharia Law is a “religious duty!”

Our U.S. Constitution, thought-out by our Founding Forefathers, is very much an open, and sometimes secretive, attack by the radical forces of Islam! A resurgent Islam is threatening us not only abroad, but INSIDE the borders of America. Sharia, the fundamentalist Islamic law, is responsible for much of the world’s totalitarianism. Sharia relies on the Qur’an, Hadith, and other Islamic texts to punish offenders, too often with sentences that remind people of the barbaric 7th Century.

To understand jihadists, it is necessary to comprehend the verses that jihadists use to justify their war against us. Qur’an 5:51 calls on Muslims not to take Jews and Christians as allies because then they “will belong to them.” Verse 9:5 states that Muslims “... may kill the idol worshipers,” while verse 5:60 refers to Jews and Christians as “pigs and monkeys.”

Barack Obama is a friend of Sharia Law!

http://ignoble-experiment.blogspot.com/2011/04/islam-to-take-over-us-court-system.html


31 posted on 05/21/2011 6:26:51 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: george76

The al-Turki Family are heavy weights in Saudi. I think part of the royal family. I believe that one of that name was the equivalent of our SecDef for Saudi back in 1970’s.


32 posted on 05/21/2011 6:33:20 PM PDT by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: george76

The resentencing occurred in late February. Among other crimes, He was convicted for unlawful sexual contact with force. I believe his conviction was a class 4 felony for a sexual crime making him eligible for indeterminate incarceration. As of 2009, of the approximately 1600 inmates sentenced since the enactment of the Colorado Sex Offender Lifetime Supervision Act since 1998 – only 20 have been paroled. He will have performed a Houdini Act to get out of jail with only half of his minimum sentence served.


33 posted on 05/21/2011 6:51:01 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: george76

The desires of Al Turki’s backers would be thwarted if he were to be killed by another prisoner.


34 posted on 05/21/2011 6:51:55 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (All the lands of the mid-east should return to their AD 609 borders)
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To: george76
In a total exception to all the rules, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers flew to Saudi Arabia to explain Al-Turki’s trial and punishment

Just pathetic.

35 posted on 05/21/2011 7:02:34 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: george76
Under Islamic law, to prove a rape case, you need four eyewitnesses.

I am not sure this is correct.

Under Islamic law you need four eyewitnesses to prove the crime of adultery by a woman.

At least that's what the Koran says. I have no idea how Islamic theologians and mullahs may have "interpreted" it since.

Mohammed put this provision in to protect women against phony accusations of adultery, which carried the death penalty. Of course, if really implemented it would make conviction for adultery very nearly impossible.

36 posted on 05/21/2011 7:03:37 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: MrBambaLaMamba
The desires of Al Turki’s backers would be thwarted if he were to be killed by another prisoner.

They probably put him up in the warden's suite with room service

37 posted on 05/21/2011 7:07:56 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: george76
and prompted the U.S. State Department to send Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah, Crown Prince Sultan and al-Turki's family after al-Turki's 2006 conviction.
38 posted on 05/21/2011 8:29:47 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
The only plane that flew out of the U.S. after 9/11 carried Saudis despite the FACT Saudis were most of the hijackers.The real enemy is the Saudis with money who bankroll the terror networks and who also pay to build mosques all over the the U.S. and the world.

Our dependence on foreign energy is going to cost our freedom unless radical corrective actions are taken soon.

39 posted on 05/21/2011 9:28:02 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: mkmensinger

Yes, sometimes better left unsaid. But, doggone it, so hard to refrain. Guess I am drawn to corny, coarse humor, without the will to change.


40 posted on 05/21/2011 10:03:04 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: george76

In his home country ,he would have long become camel fodder.


41 posted on 05/26/2011 10:21:26 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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