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    Saudi Dissident In US Calls For Helping Saudi Women Who Want To Flee

    February 23, 2019
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    CD Media interviewed Saudi dissident Ali Al Ahmed this week to discuss the recent escape of Saudi female national Rahaf al-Qunun, the teenaged girl who was trapped in a Bangkok airport hotel room for some time attempting to flee the situation in her homeland, and what she calls an 'abusive family'.

    With the very public killing of Saudi operative Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey, the Kingdom's leadership, and Saudi society, have been very much in the news.

    "We Saudi women are treated like slaves," the young woman told the media upon her release. Al-Qunun arrived in Canada recently where she was granted asylum and welcomed as a 'brave new Canadian'.

    Ahmed, the director of the Gulf Institute in Washington, D.C., agrees. "The issue of women's status in Saudi Arabia has not received the attention it should by the human rights elite. The status of women in the kingdom has not changed. People make issue of the recent allowance of females to drive; even the slaves in the U.S. used to drive their masters," he told CD Media.

    "Under Saudi law, a woman is part of a man, and not a separate individual. She must always be part of a man's flock and under his control. Until recently, the U.S. State Department website travel section stated that women in Saudi Arabia are the property of their male family members -- just like slaves were the property of their masters. If this is not slavery, what is?" writes Ahmed in a recent oped at UPI.

    "Females in Saudi Arabia are not independent human beings and this must change," declared Ahmed, disappointed in Western so-called 'feminists' who ignore the condition of women in the Kingdom.

    Ahmed also does not have much good to say about Saudi leader Mohammed bin Salman, who he sees propagating a medieval society, rather than 'bringing change'.

    "Until women in Saudi Arabia acquire legal personhood, the world must make Saudi government's life hard by placing the emancipation of women in every policy exchange they have with the Saudis, and by offering fleeing women a safe haven, just as Canada did recently," Ahmed wrote at UPI.



    L Todd Wood

    L Todd Wood, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew special operations helicopters supporting SEAL Team 6, Delta Force and others. After leaving the military, he pursued his other passion, finance, spending 18 years on Wall Street trading emerging market debt, and later, writing. The first of his many thrillers is "Currency." Todd has been a national security columnist for The Washington Times and contributed to One American News, Fox Business, Newsmax TV, Moscow Times, Novaya Vremya (Ukraine), the New York Post, National Review, the Jerusalem Post, Zero Hedge and others. He is also founder/publisher of CDM. For more information about L. Todd Wood, visit LToddWood.com.
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    We have our own problems to deal with. The last thing we need is to import a gaggle of Islamic "refugees." Please...some Americans learned a lesson from Ilhan Omar (or whatever her real name is). Reminds me of Democrats who flee their own messes in the Leftist cities and states they destroy and then spread their disastrous rot to other US states.


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