Colorado: Saudi Muslim who enslaved housekeeper for 4 years has sentence reduced

Twenty years off the sentence for good behavior? via Saudi linguist gets sentence partially reduced | 9news.com.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – A Saudi linguist convicted of sexually assaulting a housekeeper and keeping her a virtual slave for four years won a partial reduction of his prison sentence from a Colorado judge Friday.

Homaidan al-Turki was sentenced to between eight years and life in prison. District Judge J. Mark Hannen in Centennial cited al-Turki’s good behavior in prison in reducing the original sentence of 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.

More than 100 supporters of al-Turki crowded the courthouse Friday.

Prosecutors opposed any sentence reduction. Appellate courts have upheld al-Turki’s conviction, and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case last year.

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 financially to the Colorado Muslim Society and an Islamic elementary school in Aurora, said Sheikh Abu-Omar Almubarac, a society co-founder.

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.

Al-Turki’s company holds the copyright to “The Lives of the Prophets,” a CD set of sermons recorded by the U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

A state jury convicted him of unlawful sexual contact by use of force, theft and extortion — all felonies — as well as misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit false imprisonment. Similar federal charges were dropped.

Al-Turki has filed a federal lawsuit claiming guards at the Limon Correctional Facility denied him medical attention as he passed a kidney stone. That suit is pending.

From ABC Denver: Saudi “Linguist” Up For Parole Next Month

LIMON, Colo. — A Saudi linguist who once faced a minimum sentence of 28 years to life in prison for sexual assault and keeping a housekeeper a virtual slave for four years is up for parole next month. Department of Corrections records show a parole hearing is scheduled June 20 for Homaidan Al-Turki. A judge in February knocked 20 years off Al-Turki’s sentence following a Colorado Supreme Court decision in an unrelated case that rendered his sentence illegal. A jury convicted him in 2006 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force, theft and extortion — all felonies — as well as misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit false imprisonment. Al-Turki maintained his innocence during the trial, saying he is a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment.

Saudi authorities asked for leniency.

20 Responses

  1. They should have made him swallow the kidney stone. These barbarians don’t see anything wrong in imprisoning a woman as a sex-slave. Their pedophile prophet did so and he encouraged his followers to do the same. The are not civilized people. They have contributed nothing to the world; quite the contrary, in fact. They have only destroyed and are now seeking, with the connivance of our federal government right to the top, to destroy our culture and religion. Their goal is to take over the world and establish a world wide caliphate under their cruel political system of sharia law.

  2. I am surprised a Saudi received a sentence at all. They are the self appointed PC masters of the west and our president shares this “faith”

    I am surprised he is not put in homeland security to undermine us all, as many other muslims been placed.

    They are here to destroy and sharia is the tool


  3. Al-Turki insists he is…a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment.

    Pfffft!

    I’m sick to death of hearing that victimhood crap.

    Hey, perhaps you should change the name of this blog to Galloping Sharia. Clearly, we are being islamified faster than we can post all the developments throughout the United States.

  4. Could we please get rid of these animals. They don’t belong here.

  5. Time for the JUDGE to SERVE THE REMAINING part of this DIAPER HEAD’S sentence. Also to hell with SAUDI ARABIA abnd there WAHABI LIFE STYLE. While we are at it DEATH TO THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD here in the U S A.LOCK and LOAD.

  6. Deport this AHole.

    I’m tired of paying for free room and board for muslim scum.

  7. He is the victim? no muzzie man is ever a victim that why he thinks his Poo not stink!

  8. By muslim Sharia Law she is equal to a dog, as Mo’s child rape bride Aisha protested to her husband, so the saudi did nothing wrong in muslim eyes , and with the abyssmal human rights record of Saudi Arabia, I suggest the Sauds be told to shut up! Also these muslims should not be allowed to tie the courts up with trivial crap..They should refuse his case hands down. They are known to have said they will use our justice system against us to bring down our miserable house.. The only time our houses started getting miserable is when we allowed these ferals to populate our countries!

  9. @NoMoreIslam–It is better that he serve his time here before being deported. Al-Turki’s wife was also charged, and she was deported. My guess is that she is now back in Saudi Arabia suffering no consequence whatsoever for her role in this.

    @Always on Watch–I agree. Of course, during the trial the whole “islamaphobia” defense was not all that effective since the victim is also a Muslim. When the jurors looked out into the gallery during the trial, they saw Arab Muslims on one side supporting the defendant and Indonesian Muslims on the other side supporting the victim. She was from a poor family in Indonesia and went to Saudi Arabia to find work. Al-Turki basically smuggled her into this country then used the threat of ICE enforcement as a means of preventing her from disclosing the abuse. Additionally, the money that was supposed to be sent to her family as part of her wages never got sent.

    @den–It was a good verdict. Of course, we should not have had to have taken the case at all, but the U.S. Attorney’s office passed on it after it was presented to them by a very hard working and idealistic FBI agent. I guess it shows that the people of Arapahoe County have more sense than the feds.

    The only silver lining to this sentence reduction is that it might not actually end up being a reduction. Because Al-Turki was convicted of sex offense requiring indeterminate sentencing (that is what the “to life” part of his sentence is), he will potentially be in prison for the rest of his life. After at least 8 years have passed, Al-Turki will be eligible for parole (it used to be 28 years, so this is where the sentence reduction came in). However, this is not mandatory parole–it is entirely discretionary and the Sex Offender Management Board guidelines for rehabilitation are quite strict. For a breakdown on the numbers, see here: http://dcj.state.co.us/odvsom/sex_offender/SO_Pdfs/2010%20Lifetime%20Report.pdf
    If Al-Turki gets released on parole (and since it seems like he is not taking any responsibility for what he did but rather blaming it on “anti-Muslim prejudice,” he will probably be denied), he will be under lifetime parole supervision–although in practice, he will probably just get deported instead.

  10. Sharia has no place in western culture. End of story. Good behavior my arse. If he’d behaved as a civilised man he would not be locked up in clink. Git! :@

  11. I’ve heard of time off for good behavior, but that’s ridiculous. That judge should be thrown off the bench and the original sentence reinstituted.

  12. I see the judiciary are following the anointed one’s example and bowing & scraping to the Saudis.

    This convict deserves everything he gets and not a reduction in sentence. As for the anti-muslim sentiment, if there is any they bring it on themselves every time they play the victim which is almost always.

    Absolutely disgusting.

  13. What the Hell? Where is this womans rights? This man needs to have his D–=k cut off. I am sick of feeling sorry for the muslims. Crawl back into your caves barabarians! As for the Judge he should lose his job and right to practice law. This man is a danger to the community!

  14. Screaming “Anti Muslim Bias” seems to be the defense du jour. The facts show that actual anti muslim bias and violence is far below the rate for Jews. The stats show the so called “Anti Muslim” bias is about on the same plane as other minority group, except for Jews.

    And all the liberals fall for it. Hook. Line and Sinker!

  15. America has always been beholden and arselicking insofar as Saudis are concerned.
    After 9/11 carried out by 15 Saudis, wither any hunt to bring justice to the Dead Americans, slaughtered for Saudis pleasure.
    Keep arselicking muslims American scum.

    • The USA has more oil than all the reserves put together in the Mideast. We need to start drilling NOW. No more dependence on foreign oil.

  16. Doesn’t this raise a red flag:

    “by the U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki”

    He is on the FBI’s most wanted???

  17. Hi Guys.

    Hmmmm…….Would that be the same Ahmad Al-Turki “Mr. Ahmad Al-Turki, Deputy Minister for Transport” Saudi Arabia?

    http://www.the-saudi.net/business-center/key-contacts-sag.htm

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