by Dr. D ~ July 11th, 2013
This is a local story that has gone national. A Saudi princess living in my area (South Orange County California) has been arrested for forcing domestic help to live in virtual slavery. Here’s the story from the NBC local affiliate channel 4:
A Saudi princess was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of keeping slaves after police say a forced domestic servant from Kenya escaped from a three-story building in Irvine and alerted authorities.
Meshael Alayban, 42, was booked into jail in Orange County on Wednesday morning after police said they found four additional women allegedly being held against their wills at her building. Jail records listed Alayban’s occupation as "princess."
All five women were in good health and showed no indications of physical abuse, officials said. The Saudi princess allegedly stole their passports and work contracts, and forced them to work long hours for less than $10 a day, said Irvine police Lt. Julia Engen.
“The laws of our nation and California do not tolerate people who deprive or violate the liberty of another and obtain forced labor or services,” Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said in a statement issued by the Irvine Police Department.
Response: This is not the first case of domestic slavery to be uncovered in this area. With several hundred thousand Middle Eastern immigrants living in Southern California you can also bet that it will not be the last.
All of these cases have one thing in common- the perpetrators are all Muslims. One little secret that Western Islamic apologists do not want to mention- slavery is still condoned and tolerated in Islam though many Muslim dominated countries have outlawed it.
Another fact that many American Muslims would rather have ignored in this country is that quite a few Muslim immigrants ‘unofficially’ continue to practice polygamy which is also still condoned by the Muslim religion. While these Muslim immigrants claim one legal wife in America, some continue to maintain a household which includes additional women (who they list as sisters or close relatives to their wife) that were actually married to them back home (in the Middle East) in a mosque. Occasionally some of these woman try to escape their virtual domestic servitude and seek real freedom in America and their marital situation becomes public. *Top