Category Archives: Saudi Arabia – Dubious Ally

At least 17 Saudi students from eight states and Canada have vanished after being convicted or charged with manslaughter, rape and child porn – and there’s growing evidence their government is flying them home

Saudi students from at least eight different states have fled the U.S. after being charged or convicted of serious crimes including manslaughter, rape and possession of child porn, it has been revealed.

After the Saudi government was accused last month of helping five citizens studying in Oregon flee after they were accused of crimes, an investigation by The Oregonian has found similar cases in Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

Another two cases were discovered in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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UN inquiry says Khashoggi murder ‘planned and perpetrated’ by Saudi officials

A United Nations-led inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Thursday that evidence pointed to a brutal crime “planned and perpetrated” by Saudi officials.

Khashoggi’s killing by a team of Saudi operatives on Oct. 2 provoked widespread revulsion and tarnished the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, previously admired in the West for pushing deep changes including tax reform, infrastructure projects and allowing women to drive.

That should earn Saudi a rap on the knuckles! With a soggy falafel.

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Saudi sisters whose bodies were found bound together in New York’s Hudson River committed SUICIDE and were NOT murdered, medical examiner rules

Two Saudi Arabian sisters whose bodies were bound together when they mysteriously washed up in New York City had killed themselves, a medical examiner has ruled.

The bodies of Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 23, were discovered in October in the Hudson River on Manhattan’s Upper West Side – two months after they were last seen in Virginia where they had been living in a shelter amid allegations they were abused at home.

They were found fully clothed and facing each other with their feet and waists taped together.

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Saudi Arabia Rolls Out The Welcome Mat For Its Rapists & Child Porn Loving Citizens Facing Charges Abroad

Saudi man facing sexual assault charges in Nova Scotia ‘fled’ after embassy posted bail

A 28-year-old Saudi man charged with sexually assaulting a Cape Breton woman has gone missing, with a leading immigration lawyer saying it may be a case of the Middle Eastern kingdom helping a citizen flee while awaiting trial.

Nova Scotia’s prosecution service says Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi had $37,500 of his bail posted by the Saudi Arabian embassy last year in relation to the alleged sexual assault, assault and forcible confinement of the woman between Aug. 1, 2015 and March 26, 2017.

Saudi government helped 5 of its citizens at Oregon colleges flee the US after being convicted or charged with manslaughter, rape & child porn’

The Saudi government is accused of helping five students studying in Oregon flee the U.S. after they were charged or convicted of serious crimes including manslaughter, rape and possession of child porn.

The latest student, Abdulrahman Semeer Noorah, 23, is believed to have fled on a private jet with the help of his country’s consulate in June last year just weeks before he was due to stand trial for killing a 15-year-old girl.

Noorah’s case made international headlines last month following uproar over the killing of U.S.-based Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul in October.

Nuke Mecca Now.

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A Sculpture Celebrating Saudi Arabia Erected on Ground Zero

Shaped to resemble a piece of candy, the nine-foot-tall statue bears the Kingdom’s emerald flag emblazoned with the Arabic inscription, “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet.” It was created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011 as part of the larger installation “Candy Nation” which depicts G20 countries as sugary delights, and has since been featured in over 25 countries. All 20 sculptures are currently on display outside the Oculus shopping center.

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Why a Saudi woman can be arrested for disobeying her father

Saudi Arabia drew international plaudits last year when it lifted a longstanding ban on women driving.

However, restrictions on women remain – most notably, the “male guardianship system”, a woman’s father, brother, husband or son has the authority to make critical decisions on her behalf.

These restrictions were highlighted in early January, when a young Saudi woman fleeing her family barricaded herself in a hotel room in Bangkok saying she feared imprisonment if she was sent back home.

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman pleads for asylum

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Thailand says it WON’T send Saudi teenager, 18, back to her home country after she barricaded herself in Bangkok hotel room to avoid being returned to family she says will KILL her

Thailand has said it will not send a Saudi teenager back to her homeland after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok hotel room to avoid being returned to family she fears will kill her.

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, ran away from her family while they were on a trip to Kuwait three days ago and had flown to Thailand in the hope of reaching Australia to seek asylum.

But she has been at Bangkok airport since Saturday when she was denied entry by Thai immigration officials.

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Did the Saudi Consulate Help Suspect in Fatal Portland Hit-and-Run Escape the U.S.?

Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah, a Saudi national who was in the U.S. on a student visa attending Portland Community College, was under house arrest in June 2017 after being charged in the hit-and-run death of 15-year-old high school sophomore Fallon Smart. But just nine days prior to his trial and despite wearing a U.S. Marshals Service GPS ankle monitor, Noorah vanished.

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He was accused of killing a Portland teen. Feds believe the Saudis helped him escape

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Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah and Fallon Smart.

A black SUV pulled up to Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah’s home in Southeast Portland two weeks before his June 2017 trial.

Noorah, a Saudi national charged the year before in the fatal hit-and-run of a teenage girl crossing Hawthorne Boulevard, had a bag packed that Saturday afternoon.

The private car drove the 21-year-old Portland Community College student to a sand-and-gravel yard two miles away.

That’s where Noorah sliced off the tracking monitor he had worn around his ankle for months, according to interviews with federal authorities. He then discarded it at the scene before vanishing, leaving a victim’s family crushed and prosecutors furious and flummoxed.

Law enforcement officials now say they believe Noorah got an illicit passport and boarded a plane — likely a private carrier — to flee the country.

Despite unknowns in the ongoing investigation, officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Marshals Service are all but certain who helped orchestrate the remarkable escape: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

U.S. officials learned only recently from the Saudi government that Noorah arrived back home 18 months ago.

“We’re doing everything we can to get him back,” said Eric Wahlstrom, a supervisory deputy U.S. marshal in Oregon.

Prosecutors still hope to try Noorah in the death of 15-year-old Fallon Smart.

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I’m putting America first: Defiant Trump refuses to sanction Saudi Arabia and its crown prince over Jamal Khashoggi’s death saying he will not risk losing ‘hundreds of billions of dollars to Russia and China’

Donald Trump said Tuesday he was putting ‘America first’ by defiantly refusing to sanction Saudi Arabia and its de facto leader, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, for the torture and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Speaking before he boarded Marine One for the first leg of a trip to Mar-a-Lago for Thanksgiving, he refused to retreat from a claim he had made in a written statement that there was no certainty bin Salman ordered the brutal killing of the dissident Washington Post columnist — and that sanctioning him and the kingdom would cost American jobs.

Russia and China would sweep in and take Saudi investments for themselves, he claimed.

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Brazilian pilot converts during flight in Saudi Arabia

Captain Amalo, a Brazilian pilot for an unidentified airline

A Brazilian pilot is making headlines in the Arab world after he reportedly took a brief break from guiding the plane to convert to Islam as he flew a passenger jet above Saudi Arabia.

I’m calling BS, and why is a new follower of ROP making the ISIS gesture?

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Trump says not considering extraditing Erdogan foe

NBC News reported Thursday the Trump administration had explored whether it could extradite Gulen, as a way to persuade Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to ease pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month.

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CIA Concludes Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killing, Report Says

The Post says the CIA had multiple sources of intelligence, which included a call between Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and Saudi expatriate, with the crown prince’s brother, Khalid bin Salman, the country’s ambassador to the U.S. Khalid reportedly reassured Khashoggi that it would be safe to visit the embassy to pick up documents the writer needed to marry his fiancée, a Turkish citizen.

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