Last week, Qatar’s Sheik Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani first took a dangerous high-speed race through the streets of Beverly Hills and then allegedly told a reporter that he could kill him given his diplomatic immunity (which he didn’t have) . . . . and then fled the country in contempt of U.S. laws. Now, a Saudi prince has been arrested at a hillside compound near Beverly Hills after allegedly trying to force a worker to perform a sex act on him. Saudi prince Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud was arrested on suspicion of forced oral copulation of an adult. The arrest followed the reported sighting of a woman covered in blood trying to escape the compound by climbing an eight-foot wall. He is now accused of sexually abusing and beating at least three women during a three-day party in his $37 million Beverly Hills home.
Al-Saud was booked and freed on $300,000 bail Thursday afternoon. He does not have diplomatic immunity.
Some fear that like his Qatar prince counterpart, Al-Saud will flee the country. One neighbor said that after his bail, there were a large number of cars coming in and out of the property as if he were fleeing. There are no cars left in the driveway and the compound appears abandoned.
In addition to the sex crime charge, Al-Saud is also facing one count of battery and one count of false imprisonment.
There can also be tort liability for battery, assault, and false imprisonment. Neither tort nor criminal liability however will mean anything if this prince also simply flees in defiance of U.S. law. Saudis on the criminal docket is nothing new (and here and here) in this country or other country, particularly with regard to the abuse of servants or failing to pay bills.
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Thanks, Nick. Have I mentioned yet today how much I hate Obamacare?
An interesting article on the topic from Frontpage mag.
Welcome to Wealthy Middle Eastern Thug Privilege
Saudi elite get a free pass to rape, beat and enslave Americans.
September 30, 2015
You’ve heard endlessly about “white privilege” from the professional social justice warrior gripers. But rarely does that crusading crowd — or their spiritual leaders in the White House — acknowledge the brutal impact of wealthy Middle Eastern thug privilege in America.
I’m looking especially at you, Barack, Michelle and Valerie Jarrett (who hosted Black Lives Matter activists at 1600 Pennsylvania last week).
The latest case of WMET privilege involves a well-connected Saudi prince arrested on Wednesday after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at his $40 million Beverly Hills rental mansion. Witnesses reported seeing a bloodied woman screaming for help as she scrambled over an 8-foot wall surrounding the property. LAPD officers charged 28-year-old Majed Abdulaziz al-Saud with sodomy, battery and false imprisonment.
(No word, by the way, on whether or how this accused brute is related to Saudi princess Buniah al-Saud, who pleaded no contest in 2002 to charges of beating her Indonesian maid in Florida. She was fined a measly $1,000 and let loose.)
So, where is al-Saud now? Long gone, no doubt. His royal benefactors forked over $300,000 to bail out the privileged jetsetter. Neighbors say the estate has been evacuated. Al-Saud has an October 19 court date.
But don’t expect him to show any more respect for our laws than another fellow wealthy Middle Eastern thug who has recently gone on the lam. Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar, owner of a Ferrari caught racing illegally through another Beverly Hills enclave, is nowhere to be found. A driver believed to be either Al Thani or one of his drag-racing opponents bragged to a witness that he had diplomatic immunity and could get away with murder, and then spat “F**k America” before disappearing.
Meanwhile, three other women have stepped forward to file a civil complaint against al-Saud alleging “extreme,” “outrageous” and “despicable” behavior by the prince at the sprawling compound. The workers say they were “deprived of their freedom of movement by use of physical barriers, force, threats of force, menace, fraud, deceit and unreasonable duress.”
Feckless Foggy Bottom bureaucrats at Obama’s State Department, as usual, have no comment on either case.
But hey, check out all those White House tweets protesting the “war on women”!
Does Washington apathy about the Saudi sex slave trade on American soil sound familiar? It should. In 2013, I reported on two Filipina women who escaped a Saudi diplomatic compound in Virginia after suffering abuse. They were taken into protective custody by Department of Homeland Security personnel. The gated complex is owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Armed Forces Office, whose personnel reportedly enjoy full diplomatic immunity.
DHS refused to respond to my follow-up inquiries about the case. The status of the alleged assailant remains unknown. This spring, Walden Bello, chairman of the Overseas Workers Affairs Committee in the Philippine House of Representatives, revealed that one of the abused workers “was sent back to Jeddah to take care of the mother” of the alleged attacker.
Let’s hope the worker hasn’t run into Meshael Alayban, wife of Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who is allegedly back in her home country after wiggling out of felony human trafficking charges in Orange County, Calif., two years ago. A Kenyan maid escaped from Alayban’s compound and told police that Alayban confiscated her passport, refused to abide by an employment contract and forbade the worker from returning to her home country — where she had an ailing 7-year-old daughter.
LAPD officers discovered four other domestic workers from the Philippines at Alayban’s estate who pleaded to be freed from Saudi bondage. But after handing over a cool $5 million in bail, Alayban’s lawyers had the charges dropped.
You’ll note that most of these cases of oppression and subjugation involve rich and powerful assailants “of color” exploiting poor victims “of color.” Don’t their lives matter, too? Apparently not. Both Democratic and Republican administrations have looked the other way. Once again, political correctness and diplomatic fecklessness in the coddling of our Muslim “allies” trump “progressive” American rhetoric about women’s rights and social justice.
Middle East oil money talks. Sex slave-trafficking, maid-abusing, sodomy-terrorizing defendants walk.
Karen, OMG. I am so sorry for this. You have my email. If I can run any checks or make any calls just say the word.
Our government is hip deep with the Saudis. My father negotiated with them decades ago, both in government and the private sector. We have always been eager to preserve even our fair weather alliance with Saudi Arabia and Turkey, since so many openly call for our doom. So we look the other way on human rights violations, terrorism funding, genocide, and other issues. It’s a complicated problem.
Anyone who points to Bush as a scapegoat for our relationship with Saudi Arabia is unaware of our long history with the kingdom.
CA is a common destination for the ME royals, who have a bad reputation for being spoiled, thoughtless, and destructive. Plus they don’t seem to suffer the consequences for their behavior.
“Another mature, smart woman KarenS hasn’t been around lately. This blog is diminished when we don’t have good women commenting here regularly.”
Thanks, Nick. I miss the blog! I blame Obamacare for my absence. Someone stole my credit card info, my bank blocked fraudulent charges, and unfortunately, they also blocked my insurance premium payment. So my insurance cancelled me. Obamacare states that subsidized enrollees have 90 days to pay their premium, but non-subsidized have only 30. It doesn’t matter why the bill wasn’t paid, just that it wasn’t. Now, before 2 years ago, if an insurance company was unreasonable, I would just vote with my feet. However, Obamacare enacted OPEN ENROLLMENT. That means that if my policy gets terminated, I am without insurance until Open Enrollment. I cannot be added to my husband’s policy, and I may not buy a new one until then. Not paying a premium, for whatever reason, is not eligible for special enrollment. Also, Obamacare drove most of the insurance providers out of CA, so we’re down to just a handful now. No competition. No striving for excellence. I wonder if it meets the definition of a monopoly yet.
So . . . because some thief tried to rob me, I lost my health insurance, couldn’t buy a new policy, would have a gap in coverage, AND to add insult to injury, would incur a fine. Now, if we had closed our business and went on Welfare, I would have been given 90 days, which would have easily cleared this up. But since I am middle class, and apparently Liberals hate the middle class, I’m out of luck.
Since I have asthma and a 5 year old on my policy, going without insurance was not an option.
Luckily, one of my relatives is an executive at a company, and hired me as an employee. Since I live in a rural area, I have to drive an hour and a half each way to work part time. I can telecommute part of the week, thank goodness, or I would actually lose money with the price of gas, just so I could get insurance. I’m just thankful that I was able to get insurance this way. I shudder to think what other moms in my situation would do. The receptionist at my doctor’s office said that several of their patients lost their insurance from similar situations. With identity theft so rampant, this Open Enrollment requirement could cause a national health care catastrophe.
The insurance company might have been absurd to ignore my documentation that I was the victim of a crime. But Liberals, through Obamacare, wrote that 30 day requirement with no exception for the reason behind the missed payment, as well as Open Enrollment.
The single most anti-patient aspect of Obamacare is Open Enrollment.
God forbid, if anything happens to your insurance, you’ll be out of luck until the next open enrollment, unless you lost your job which provided your insurance.
I hate and despise Obamacare, and the politicians responsible for it should be required to live with no frills Obamacare policies themselves. Anyone who thinks Obamacare is a great idea should actually try it. I was just talking with a friend of mine who is subsidized on an Obamacare policy. She thought it was wonderful at first. Now she has discovered that most doctors won’t accept it, and she has to pay out of pocket to actually see a doctor. She’s far worse off now, financially, than she was before. Plus the strict service areas are a problem because she travels.
This is exactly why Liberalism, with the “we love the poor more than conservatives do!” makes me feel burned. I used to believe politics was a you-like-peas-I-like-carrots scenario. But I was wrong. Foolish politics can do lasting harm to all of us.
Ceterum censeo Obamacare delendo est!
Nick seems to have a misunderstanding about some of my comments. My observations stand or fall on their own merit – much as do his personal ‘reflections’. I do not seek, nor expect, nor value his personal reply and find his petulant ‘threat’ serves only to add another detail to his autobiographical character study that he embellishes every day.
Olly, I provided the link to the article in which the comment by JT was made. I always check out the sources people give, when reading a quote someone supposedly made. I routinely post Professor Turley’s description of our form of government as a Representative Democracy because every time I describe our form of government as such, someone usually claims, “No, it’s a Republic!”
My 6:40pm comment yesterday was a response to your 6:30pm post…thanks.
In response to your 6:38pm post yesterday; you trot out that JT snippet as if that will settle the debate. If you read further you would get the context of his quote:
“When we go through periods of division, fewer things get done and really big reforms or changes are particularly difficult. However, such division is no license to “go at it alone” as the President has promised. The Madisonian system is designed to force compromise and to vent the factional pressures that have torn apart other nations. That is precisely why the President’s actions are so dangerous. They are creating a dominant branch in a tripartite system that allows for unilateral action from a president. Such powers will outlast this president and will likely come back to haunt those Democrats and liberals who are remaining silent (or even applauding) this president’s actions.”
The point I routinely try to make is the emphasis of this being a constitutional republic, not for sake of quibbling over the definition of terms but to point out the fact our government is to respect the limits of the constitution and not find a way around it to appease a “democratic majority”.
JT goes on to say;
“The only limited request is that the two parties with a stranglehold on this nation leave the basic principles of the Constitution alone. That is all. They can destroy the economy, the educational system, and even global stability. However, the Constitutional structure was given to us by the Framers and has served us well. It has certainly served us better than our leaders.”
If you’re going to quote JT, context matters.
Thank you and I’m certainly enjoying your “shredded” commentary. Keep it up.
“The named are almost always more reliable than the anonymous.”
Sure they are, Nick.
Again: All one can do is laugh.
One thing’s pretty clear: There’s a lot of time, energy and “breath” being wasted…
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I forgot w/ whom I was trying to have an intelligent conversation. I tried to engage you the other day, you got beat w/ facts, and then got personal. You did the same here tonight. I get tired of beating minor league ham n’ egger and hen having to read their banal drivel attacking me. This is the Majors. Step up your game. I’ll be ignoring you until you show some improvement. Don’t hold your breath.”
“This is the Majors.” -from the above comment
With all due respect to Jonathan Turley, “this” is the comments section of a blog.
Lisa, I see both sides of the anonymity coin. I decided when I started commenting on blogs to use my real name. If you follow me, I’m a PI, semi retired, who lives in WI. 8 months and San Diego 4 months. I also was a high school history teacher. The reason I used my real name is I know, using your real name causes one to be more righteous. I have used anonymous sources and named sources in my investigations over 3 decades. The named are almost always more reliable than the anonymous. All that said, w/ so many crazy people out there, I understand people not wanting to put identifying information about themselves out there. People who don’t use their real name will put out tidbits about themselves, usually their state or country. I just learned something I didn’t know about you, that you are in school. What are you studying?
Nick – “Lisa, I was remiss in not listing you w/ other women who make intelligent, unemotional comments. Mea culpa. I’m sure I missed some others as well.”
Thank you Nick. Sometimes I like deep conversation but sometimes I keep it light. Today between doing my classes, I looked up the Temple Mount and visited via Google maps.
I read up on the blood moon and all the meanings of it and it’s connection to Israel. Listened to Trumps brilliant tax plan and then back to anatomy class. By the time I get to read this blog, my mind is sometimes shredded. 🙂
But I enjoy it and I’ll jump in if someone is being unfairly targeted like an earlier blog and how KCFlemming was attacked and called gay and kcflaming, that’s when I hate the blog. But I read every post.
I like reading everyone’s differing opinions. I wish we could all put our names and state or country, it would be fun to know what others are thinking about from other places and know what places they are. I really enjoy yours and Olly’s because sometimes their funny. 🙂
Looks like the the 3rd shift is coming on duty, which is never good. Time to go to bed w/ my spouse of 38 years. Marriage is the test many fail. It takes hard work, truth, love and respect.
Count your blessings Mike. It’s really wonderful having such an intelligent and witty fellow such as yourself commenting . Such a welcome change. Looking forward to more of your insightful comments, keep ’em coming. You’re a wonderful addition to the commenting community here.
Lisa, I was remiss in not listing you w/ other women who make intelligent, unemotional comments. Mea culpa. I’m sure I missed some others as well.
Olly- “So says the woman that believes all rights come from government. Self reflection indeed.”
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