Skip to comments.Saudi linguist convicted of sex assault in Colorado gets sentence cut, could get parole soon
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.
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.
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.
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There’s a cheap joke in there, but I won’t say it.
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.
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.
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
“insists he is innocent and a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment”
...and it worked!
He did exactly what they do in Saudi.
Since you were a gentleman, so will I be. You have had a positive influence today!
There, fixed it.
Scum, he needs imprisoned for life!
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.
Even when the joke writes itself, it’s sometimes better to leave it unsaid.
Cunning. Very cunning!
In a total exception to all the rules, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers flew to Saudi Arabia to explain Al-Turkis trial and punishment
Man, this just reeks. How does the State Dept. have any authority to do this?
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.
Behold the newest protected class.
Do not vote to retain !
And he’s going to get away with it.