Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. – U.S. Constitution, Amendment XIII, Section 1.
Slavery in America was abolished in 1865. Yet, to listen to the American left, you’d think conservatives still practice it, an egregiously collective slander. These same leftists ignore Islamic cultures all over the world that enslave women and non-Muslims. Perhaps the left-wing apologists will assert that what happens in Saudi Arabia should stay in Saudi Arabia.
Ah, but what if there are Saudis in America who wish to bring such a culture to the United States?
Two domestic workers have been removed from a diplomatic mansion in McLean following accusations they were being held like slaves.
The gated compound on Orris Street is owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Armed Forces Office, according to real estate records.
A spokesperson for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tells WTOP agents responded to the home Tuesday night and removed the two possible victims of domestic servitude. Fairfax County police also were called in to help.
ICE says the investigation isn’t complete and the workers were removed to protect their safety if in fact the accusations turn out to be true.
That senior Saudi officials may be involved is indeed significant when looking at the case of Homaidan Al-Turki, a Saudi national who is serving a prison sentence in Colorado after he was convicted in 2006, on charges relating to the enslavement and repeated sexual assault of an Indonesian minor. Prominent Saudis have been working very hard for his release.
Al-Turki’s name was in the news for a short time after the death of Tom Clements, Colorado’s Department of Corrections chief, who was shot dead one week after denying al-Turki’s request to be transferred to Saudi Arabia.
Interest in Al-Turki’s possible connection to Clements’ murder resurfaced this week when a source came forward to say that authorities are looking at the possibility that al-Turki is somehow connected to the prison gang whose member is the prime suspect in Clements’ murder.
Here is a news report about the renewed interest in Al-Turki, via CBS 4:
Incidentally, Al-Turki’s business peddled the sermons of none other than Anwar Al-Awlaki, the cleric who inspired Nidal Malik Hasan’s ‘workplace violence’ at Fort Hood that killed 14 and injured 32.