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Slavery was abolished in the US in 1865

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Submitted by Denis Schulz (United States), Jul 5, 2006 at 18:06


He was a hard-working immigrant. He came to American from Saudi Barbaria six years ago with his wife and five kids seeking a new life in the land of the free and the home of the brave. His name was Homaidan al-Turki. He didn't have any of the advantages of, say, Jed Clampett, but he was a proud man and he brought along a housemaid. A housemaid? Really? Well, sure, didn't every immigrant from Saudi Barbaria bring along a housemaid? Of course it was expensive but they needed someone to look after the kids, pick up the prayer rugs, make lye soap and shop for halal food. They gave her a room in the basement, paid her what they thought was a just recompense for her labor—which was more than Jed ever gave Granny. In truth, they acted as if they had never left Saudi Barbaria.

It's tough being an immigrant in a strange country with strange customs and even stranger laws. Look how much trouble Jed Clampett had just moving from Oxford to Beverly Hills. Jed never did learn not to say "Pathetic" when offered a hors d'oeuvres. It went something like that for Homaidan al-Turki but he put his nose to the grindstone, sunk his roots into the rich Colorado soil and prospered. He was not your ordinary run-of-the-mill camel jockey from Saudi Barbaria. He was educated. He was a Ph. D candidate at the University of Colorado. He was a linguist. He didn't sit on his front porch whittling toothpicks like Jed Clampett. No, sir, he was a businessman. He owned a bookstore: Al- Basheer Publications and Translations. He was getting up in the world, he was ready for the C-ment pond and the fancy eatin' table with the pot-passers and the meat-stabbers. Then something went wrong—seriously wrong.

In November of 2004, Federal authorities arrested Al-Turki, his wife and his maid because of an expired visa. An expired what? An expired visa—as strange as it might seem, the maid (call her Hazel) was no longer legal and hadn't been for some time. Well, how could that have happened, al-Turki being an educated man and all that? Well come and listen to a story about a man named Homaidan al-Turki, a poor Saudi Barbarian, barely kept his family fed.

When confronted by the Feds, Hazle cracked. She talked and she talked and she talked. They had to call in reinforcements from the steno pool. When she was done singing the FBI arrested al-Turki. He was charged with forced labor, domestic servitude and harboring an illegal immigrant. The state of Colorado jumped on the bandwagon and charged the Saudi Barbarian immigrant with two counts of kidnapping, 12 counts of sexual assault, extortion, theft and false imprisonment. Ms. Al-Turki was charged with non-payment of a housemaid's wages. Hazle had been promised $160 a week; she had received $1.91 a day exclusive of tips. The US Department of Labor brought suit against the al-Turkis and two months ago Homaidan and his spouse agreed to cough up $64,000 in back wages.

Last week a jury found al-Turki guilty of unlawful sexual contact, false imprisonment, criminal-extortion and felony theft. Several family members and assorted friends had gathered in the courtroom expecting to witness an acquittal. They must have thought they were in a Shari'a Court. They were stunned. Some were so distraught they had to be helped from the courtroom. One man was ordered to leave by a deputy sheriff.

Al-Turki's lawyer, John Richilano said he would appeal the verdict. To make matter worse, the judge refused to release al-Turki for home detention. Al-Turki's supporters were far from being happy campers. This would never have happened in Saudi Barbaria. They complained bitterly about how they had been treated; some said the all-white jury was prejudiced. Richilano said cultural differences were at the heart of the matter. Maybe he intends to ask for a change of venue. A Shari'a Court in Saudi Barbaria would be just fine. (Richilano has represented Terry Nichols and notorious inside trader Joseph Nacchio) Al-Turki left the courthouse wearing a long white robe as if he were going on an extended pilgrimage.

But what is to happen to al-Turki's business now that he is out of circulation? Yes, what about his business? Al-Basheer Publications and Translations insists it is dedicated to publishing high quality books on Islam from only authentic sources. In addition to their regular line they offer a large array of children's books. Here's a fine book, The Courageous Children, a story about young Umair, the slave boy, who is prepared to fight and die for Allah in Holy Jihad. One can't get them started too young. And here is another fine tome, The Last Battle for Truth by Abdassamad Clarke. This is a must. It contains the absolute truth about Christianity—how it got started and all that, everything necessary to properly indoctrinate the prospective suicide bomber. And they have board games too—how about Know Islam: Know Peace?

If one thinks the al-Turki incident is an aberration, here's a news flash: Hot off the press from Irvine, California: Abdel Nasser Ibrahim, 45, and his ex-wife have pled guilty to bringing a ten-year-old Egyptian girl to America for purposes of slavery!

The US Congress banned the importation of slaves into America on March 2, 1807. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery in 1865. Every Muslim immigrant to the United States should be given copies of these documents or at least be made aware of them This is important because the Qur'an does not ban slavery. Bondage is seen as the natural working of Islam and forced sexual relations between master and slave are winked at.

Qur'an: 33:50 "Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to who you have granted dowries and the slave girls who God has given you as booty."

Mohammed himself had sexual relations with one of his slave ‘girls.' Muslims are not to take advantage of the master-slave relationship, however the Qur'an 24:34 says:

"Force not your slave-girls to whoredom (prostitution) if they desire chastity, that you may seek enjoyment of this life. But if anyone forces them, then after such compulsion, Allah if oft-forgiving."

Boys will be boys. Smoke it you've got ‘em.

Islam produces Yasser Arafats and Ayatollah Khomeinis not Abe Lincolns and Teddy Roosevelts.

Al-Turki faces federal trial in October on charges of harboring an illegal immigrant, forced labor and domestic servitude. Cultural differences, says Richilano. Nonsense! It's criminal behavior of the worst sort and should not be tolerated anywhere in the world—especially in the so-called lands of peace and toleration.


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