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Saudi princesses 'seek Obama's help for freedom'
AFP ^ | March 27, 2014

Posted on 03/27/2014 7:23:32 PM PDT by george76

London (AFP) - A former wife of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah appealed to US President Barack Obama on Thursday for help in the case of four daughters she says are being held in a royal palace.

Alanoud AlFayez, 57, a Jordanian national who has lived in London since her divorce from the Saudi monarch in 2003, said her children needed to be "saved".

"Since 13 years, my daughters Sahar, Maha, Hala and Jawaher are being held captive," AlFayez told AFP. "They need to be saved and released immediately."

She added: "Mr Obama should take this opportunity to address these grave violations committed against my daughters."

AlFayez, who married the Saudi king when she was only 15, said her daughters had recently had their twice-monthly trips to buy food, water and medicine for themselves and their pets stopped.

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Dozens members of the US Congress have urged Obama to bring up the prickly subject of rights in Saudi Arabia, including efforts by women activists to challenge the country's ban on female drivers, despite recent tensions over Washington's .. reluctance to engage more forcefully in Syria.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Syria; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: arabspring; bho44; bhomiddleeast; husseinobama; islam; muslims; muslimwomen; saudiarabia; waronwomen; women

1 posted on 03/27/2014 7:23:32 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Maybe CAIR can help her out?


2 posted on 03/27/2014 7:25:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Obama replies: what does this have to do with MARCH MADNESS??


3 posted on 03/27/2014 7:26:48 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: george76
Bammy has nothing to do with freedom.

We'd like to restore some of our own freedoms being taken by the usurper and his minions.

4 posted on 03/27/2014 7:27:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: george76

Will he do anything against his masters? Not likely.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 7:30:22 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: george76

Hmmm Obama is busy bringing shariah show courts into the US.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 7:30:22 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: george76
Alanoud AlFayez, 57, the Jordanian national, is REALLY going to get far with these tactics.
She was 15 years old when she married the King of Saudi Arabia. HER PARENTS sold her down the river--the rest followed the natural and obvious trend.

The king has four legal wives, as is permitted in Muslim law, but I'm fairly sure that he has a myriad of concubines. Wealthy families there probably VIE for the opportunity to have their sons and daughters SOMEWHERE near the royal family.

The KING, by the way, personally owns all the petroleum and natural gas in the KSA. That keeps all the wealthy and prominent families from all FIGHTING over it. Good solution to the problem.

Also, the King HAS to be generous with everyone there. If he's a bad boy, for any reason, the population will NOT assassinate him--his OWN BROTHERS and other MALE RELATIVES will.

Their system of government may not be our cup of tea but it has worked for them for quite a while.

7 posted on 03/27/2014 7:36:25 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: lavaroise
Hmmm Obama is busy bringing shariah show courts into the US.

Obama wouldn't know shariah law if it kicked him in the shins.
President Dopey, right out of the seven dwarfs.

8 posted on 03/27/2014 7:38:03 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: george76

Send in the clowns......


9 posted on 03/27/2014 7:42:42 PM PDT by Calusa (Were going to have that person arrested.....that did the video, said Hillary Clinton.)
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To: george76
Obama is due to meet King Abdullah on what will be his second visit to Washington's decades-old ally Riyadh since taking office in 2009.

This is a golden opportunity for Obama to show the world how much his bowing has improved. He can practically kiss the ground! King Abdullah will be delighted to see it.

As for the captive princesses, unless there is a "Republican War on Women" angle here, Obama will pass.

10 posted on 03/27/2014 7:44:27 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: george76

What makes her think Obie is interested in freedom?


11 posted on 03/27/2014 7:46:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: george76

Does the great leader of the free world ruffle the feathers of the Saudi king before or after he bows to him? That’s a tough one.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 8:17:13 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: cloudmountain

Jarrett does, and she’s pulling the strings of Sock Puppet Barry-boy.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 8:23:39 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: george76

Sheesh, America should know how many children are in Saudi that are born of American women who were foolish enough to marry Saudis.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 8:31:47 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: carriage_hill
those aren't strings. :-D

15 posted on 03/27/2014 8:33:09 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: carriage_hill
Valerie Bowman Jarrett (born November 14, 1956) is a Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Assistant to the President for Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama administration. She is a Chicago lawyer, businesswoman, and civic leader. Prior to that she served as a co-chairperson of the Obama-Biden Transition

Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Iran, to African-American parents James E. Bowman and Barbara Taylor Bowman. Her father, a pathologist and geneticist, ran a hospital for children in Shiraz in 1956, as part of a program where American physicians and agricultural experts sought to help communitize developing countries' health and farming efforts. When she was five, the family moved to London for one year, later moving to Chicago in 1963. In 1966, her mother was one of four child advocates that created the Erikson Institute. The Institute was established to provide collective knowledge in child development for teachers and other professionals working with young children.
As a child she spoke Persian and French One of her great-grandfathers was Jewish.
Jarrett graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon in 1974. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1978 and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981.

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She's about as "African-American" as Popeye.
But, she is IDEAL for this POTUS. She smileANDshines, spouts and totes and otherwise sings and (tap) dances the company song and dance.

16 posted on 03/27/2014 8:38:37 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: 353FMG
Sheesh, America should know how many children are in Saudi that are born of American women who were foolish enough to marry Saudis.

Both embassies (American and Saudi) KNOW exactly how many children are in Saudi born of American fools morons women who were foolish enough to marry Saudis. They find out FAST that they don't simply marry the Saudi man but they marry into his ENTIRE family, run by the Saudi matriarchs. Those matriarchs decide who marries whom, where and when. The American fools morons women and their Saudi husbands LIVE with the family of HIS "umm" (mother)

Those fools morons women and their Saudis husbands usually end up in divorce court. The Saudi culture is JUST TOO DIFFERENT. It may seem cool and different at the beginning, but it gets OLD real fast.
The children belong to the women's family until they are nine--then they belong to the father's family. That is Saudi tradition.

Those fools morons women KNOW all this before they marry Saudis. And they STILL marry'em. Go figure.

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I thought, when my husband and I went there for work, HUSBAND'S work, that the Arab men would look SOMETHING like OMAR SHARIFF from Laurence of Arabia.
Hahahahahahahahahaha! A baboon...well, never mind, no need for me to get ANY nastier.

17 posted on 03/27/2014 8:53:40 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: george76
obama bow photo: the bow obama-bowing.jpg

Good luck with that.

18 posted on 03/27/2014 9:14:47 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: cloudmountain

Dopey is right. He does bow to King Abdulah.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 9:20:43 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Snickering Hound

“We’re not worthy, we’re not worthy!”


20 posted on 03/27/2014 9:21:11 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: cloudmountain

” If he’s a bad boy, for any reason, the population will NOT assassinate him—his OWN BROTHERS and other MALE RELATIVES will.”

An interesting form of ‘checks and balances.’

“The KING, by the way, personally owns all the petroleum and natural gas in the KSA. That keeps all the wealthy and prominent families from all FIGHTING over it. Good solution to the problem. “

Good way to prevent chaos. It also prevents foreigners from coming in and buying any form of control over the national economy.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 9:23:59 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: cloudmountain

Thing is, that these women have some idea that they are so special, SO unique, SO smart, that they don’t have to worry about silly things like Saudi culture and that they are the Chosen One who will change all this or at least be granted rights denied to other women.

Just like women who marry abusive men or criminals or men who can’t be faithful.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 9:28:31 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: george76

Ladies, it’s hard enough to get him to lift a finger for our guys. You’re completely boned.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 9:30:09 PM PDT by RichInOC ("In the name of Allah, The Inexorable, The Irresistible...")
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To: george76

Call me crazy but I suspect some immigration deals will be made and more CAIR/other folks will end up with new CZAR positions in his regime cabinet.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 6:42:29 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Don't forget to laugh once in a while when now one else is)
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To: lavaroise
Dopey is right. He does bow to King Abdulah.

Was that a MAJOR, HUGE, HUMILIATING faux pas or not? WHAT an idiot. Shows that he IGNORED the protocol....

NO one "bows" to the King...well, except maybe the wife who wants a new house without her sister wives knowing about it. :o)

25 posted on 03/28/2014 6:59:59 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: CorporateStepsister
Thing is, that these women have some idea that they are so special, SO unique, SO smart, that they don’t have to worry about silly things like Saudi culture and that they are the Chosen One who will change all this or at least be granted rights denied to other women.

SOMEONE taught them that balderdash. Maybe "nanny" did since both parents probably worked. Or maybe there was no "daddy" in the house because mommy did her own "store-bought" insemination because "daddy" was an unnecessary adjunct to her life.

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Just like women who marry abusive men or criminals or men who can’t be faithful.

So true. I have a quasi-friend whose father was an alcoholic...and she didn't MARRY one but shacked up with him for 40 years WHILE he remained married to the Chinese woman who snagged him in Taiwan when he went there with the military DECADES ago.

26 posted on 03/28/2014 7:05:22 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: CorporateStepsister
An interesting form of ‘checks and balances.’

I hadn't thought of it in those terms but you are absolutely correct.

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Good way to prevent chaos. It also prevents foreigners from coming in and buying any form of control over the national economy.

The original owners of the petroleum and natural gas were, of course, the Saudis. But they SOLD all their rights to the "BIG FOUR" oil companies: Exxon, Chevron, Mobile and Shell (which was Dutch) in the mid -1920's. I think that's right. It's been a long time.

In 1982 the King BOUGHT back those rights. Whew. He PROBABLY took the money out of his "chump change."

He started giving away oodles of money in the form of charity. He gave to BOTH Muslim and Christian countries. He never did, to my knowledge, give anything to Hindu countries...only to people "of the Book." (Bible, Koran)

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It has always been hard for me to wrap my mind around: the King made a billion dollars every other day....1982.

27 posted on 03/28/2014 7:15:33 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: 353FMG
Sheesh, America should know how many children are in Saudi that are born of American women who were foolish enough to marry Saudis.

Didn't they watch "Not Without My Daughter"?

28 posted on 03/28/2014 7:16:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cloudmountain

“An interesting form of ‘checks and balances.’”

“I hadn’t thought of it in those terms but you are absolutely correct. “

Truth be told, I sincerely think that this is the best way for a monarchy to be run, with the relations keeping the Sovereign in check and the clan in general keeping things under control. The royals in the Arab nations know that if their king messes up big, it means that a firing squad will take the rest of them with the naughty king in a revolution.

“In 1982 the King BOUGHT back those rights. Whew.”

Smart thing to do; he has likely learned about the damage that foreign business interests do when they have a controlling stake in the country. Being seen as a toady to foreign interests is a sure way to get overthrown.

“He PROBABLY took the money out of his “chump change.””

There’s something funny about the way you said that.

“It has always been hard for me to wrap my mind around: the King made a billion dollars every other day....1982.”

What a way to live.


29 posted on 03/28/2014 11:58:45 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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