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Because I helped Rahaf, this “news” clip from MBC - 1st Arabic-language 24hr satellite channel (believed to have close ties to #Saudi royals) - says “Mona Eltahawy is a feminist extremist who hates men and wants women to have sex in the streets.”
I have clearly made it. In lieu of an official statement from #Saudi regime, I am taking this as their statement. It is propaganda, defamation & incitement all at once. This is why #Saudi regime poured so much money into Arabic-language media - so that they can use it like this.
In a 2006 journal article, Arab-American academic Marwan M. Kraidy stated that MBC was owned by members of the #Saudi royal family. I am drawing your attention @hrw @amnesty @stephenkalin and those who understand how the Saudi royal family and MBS operate to the above clip.
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THREAD - TALE OF A TROLLING ISLAMIST MISOGYNIST PAEDOPHILE 1. So after being trolled via Twitter, I connected to my email and discovered that a horrible .... had left comments (which went for approval) on my blog which were subsequently emailed to me via WordPress.
2. LADIES AND GENTS. let me introduce you to Taylor aka galileo1439 galileo1439.wordpress.com EXAMPLE #1 Calling for violence against #Ahmadi and #Sufi #Muslims #Takfir
3. EXAMPLE #2 On a blog about sexual violence against children by #Islamists during the Algerian civil war ---- this-------- #WomensRights #ChildRights
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#SaudiArabia just revised its oil reserves up to 266.1 Billion barrels. Assuming these reserves are proven & not just estimated and a price of $50 per barrel, the market value of oil that the Kingdom is sitting on could be near $13.3 TRILLION. Note that this excludes gas reserves
2-#Saudi oil is also the cheapest to produce (approx $5 compared to $60 in #Venezuela) but the "Social Cost" of Saudi oil is as high as $80-90 per barrel. Kingdom's budget needs such prices to be in balance. This explains why Riyadh is seeking dollars by raising new debt
3-Interestingly, #Saudi took down the initial release and now revised the oil reserves number up to 268.5 billion barrels from the initial release of 266.3 billion. These new estimates follow a new independent audit by an international consulting firm
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#Thai authorities will allow 18-year-old Rahaf Alqunun into the country while the UNHCR processes her case after agency representatives were allowed to meet with her late Monday afternoon, according to Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, immigration bureau chief” khaosodenglish.com/featured/2019/…
“After being allowed to meet #RahafAlqunun, UNHCR on Monday agreed to place her under its care & process her for travel to another country, during which #Thailand will allow her entry, Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn,immigration bureau chief. told reporters just after 8pm.“ #SaveRahaf Rahaf Alqunun, at center, is escorted by immigration chief Surachate Hakparn, at right, Monday at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.
“She has left the airport with the UN,” he said. “She’s not being held by the immigration any longer.”

He said that UNHCR had taken #RahafAlqunun from the airport to other accommodations in #Bangkok and it will take about five days to find a country to accept her.“ #SaveRahaf
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A few thoughts on the situation of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun @rahaf84427714 - an 18-year-old Saudi woman stopped in Thailand attempting to flee to Australia from Kuwait:

1. Rahaf remains at risk of deportation and is in her Bangkok airport hotel room hrw.org/news/2019/01/0…
2. Rahaf says she has been verbally and physically abused by male family members, including threats to her life. @hrw has extensively documented discrimination against women in Saudi Arabia and authorities poor record of preventing family abuse hrw.org/report/2016/07…
3. It appears that Rahaf's father was appointed governor of al-Sulaimi, a small governorate in Ha'il province in 2012 hail2h.net/inf/news.php?a…
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What will happen to #RahafAlQanun if Thailand forces her to return to #Saudi? For one, she says her family has threatened her with violence. Read more here. hrw.org/news/2019/01/0…
Even women who flee to domestic violence shelters are not safe in Saudi. Shelters for survivors of domestic violence often send women back to home if their abusers sign a pledge not to harm them, and women cannot leave such shelters without a male relative to receive them.
#RahafAlQanun also faces criminal charges in Saudi for “parental disobedience,” which can result in punishments ranging from being returned to a guardian’s home to imprisonment, and for “harming the reputation of the kingdom” for her public appeals for help.
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Translation of tweets from the #Saudi woman trying to flee into asylum who said she is being held at #Bangkok airport: “I am the girl who escaped #Kuwait to #Thailand. My life is in real danger if I am forced to return to #Saudi Arabia.”
“My name is Rahaf Mohamed. I will publish my full name publicly if my family and the #Saudi embassy and the #Kuwaiti embassy man don’t stop chasing me”
“I am 20 years old and I should be able to live alone, freely, independent of anyone who does not respect my dignity and who doesn’t respect me as a woman.”
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Disgraceful: #Egyptian court has upheld a two-year prison sentence against Amal Fathy, a woman human rights defender convicted over a video she posted online criticizing the Egyptian authorities for failing to tackle sexual harassment.
“The fact that a survivor of sexual harassment is being punished with a two-year prison sentence simply for speaking out about her experience is utterly disgraceful. This verdict makes a mockery of justice and should be a stain on the conscience of the #Egyptian authorities.”
Amal Fathy complained on Facebook about being sexually harassed twice in one day. She was sentenced to 2yrs in prison for “spreading false news.” Her sentencing aims to terrorize women out of public space & is green light to men that they can assault women w/impunity.Shame #Egypt
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#Saudi Opinion Piece blames both #Qatar and #Turkey for #Syria ‘s crisis. Here we go okaz.com.sa/article/1695539
The Saudi opinion piece refers to Syrian State as “nationalist” and blames the Arab Spring on foreign countries (Qatar & Turkey with political cover from the U.S) capitalizing on domestic issues while relying on help from the Moslem Brotherhood ideology
Opinion Piece concludes that countries like #Saudi and #UAE who are embracing “stability and moderation” need to work on “Preserving the Syrian State” that governs such an ancient and important land
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Here are some more #Saudi #khashoggi related twitter bots.
I don't have time to analyze all of them, so there may be false positives, some might be commercial bots. I sat on the list for a while and twitter eventually found about half of them.
some of the accounts are shockingly old.
if twitter 😉 is going to suspend them they should.
Give researchers a couple of days to look at them.
Check what the bots are retweeting and kill the "full network" not just these accounts.
Check the F/F of the bots to get all of them.
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#Saudi feminist Loujain al-Hathloul, 29, was detained in May in unprecedented crackdown vs feminists. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aide Saud al-Qahtani, personally oversaw her interrogation, which incl waterboarding & threatened to rape & kill her google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.…
Of 18 detained activists, at least eight have been physically abused in custody, according to Saudi advisers, activists &others with knowledge of the prisoners’ treatment. One said security officials electrocuted her hands. “My fingers resembled barbecued meat, swollen and blue”
Glad to see some finally pay attention to misogyny in #Saudi Arabia - I call it gender apartheid. RIP Jamal Khashoggi. It should not be lost on us that it took the murder of a man for some to finally pay attention to women.
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@ilb_ @UN the international response to the murder of Mr. Khashoggi marks the hollowness of the universal declaration of human rights. Sitting at an event tonight put on in his memory, I couldn't help but cringe while listening to the 30 articles read aloud. They are meaningless
If no country is willing to uphold the values contained within. It's business as usual between the Saudis and signatories of the UDHR. What do these words do for people whose rights are being violated - whose lives are being taken from them? We need real protections
And systems in place to make sure these things no longer happen, and that culpable governments are held accountable, not fairy tales to make us feel better about being human. #Khashoggi #journalism #memorial #realtalk #FreePress #Saudi #usa #Canada
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This is disgraceful and unconscionable. Shame on @MIT and all US universities who enable the absolute monarchy of #Saudi Arabia. Ruinuous war in #Yemen, murder of a journalist, torture of women’s rights activists, jails full of dissidents not bad enough? h/t @david_batty
“American universities' ties with #Saudi Arabia-always controversial-are coming under more scrutiny. A look at the multimillion-dollar connections between SA & leading American universities-and the questions being raised about what the Saudis are getting.” insidehighered.com/news/2018/11/0…
Last Friday I spoke at @MIT @medialab - not knowing that Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman had visited campus and the lab during his US visit in March. In my talk I condemned MBS & regime for Yemen war,Khashoggi murder, torture of feminists & beheading of Indonesian domestic worker
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It is not lost on me that whenever I post about women raped, abused, tortured, threatened with jail for journalism, be they in the US, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Switzerland, Egypt, Philippines, I am told:
- the women are lying
- the women want attention
- the women are ugly
- I am ugly
All fucking day, the same thing just from different locations. All demanding the women & by extension I “prove” that the boy king of Saudi Arabia tortured feminists,the ruler of Dubai abducted & imprisoned his princess daughter, the thug president of Philippines bullies a journo
Sometimes it’s obvious they’re trolls, other times they are shamefully real people NOT being paid to regurgitate misogynist shit, but ALL times they are dipping into a deep well of patriarchy that demands women “prove” the very patriarchy that patriarchy insists doesn’t exist.
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“I woke up to two men having a discussion. When I went to see what was happening, they told me: the #Libyan cannot afford to keep you, and the #French wants to buy you.” Rojin, 38-year-old, a #Yazidi survivors of ISIS captivity.
“The French took me to the house of a #Saudi Emir. The Saudi Emir had two assistants, the #French was one & the other was a #Syrian man. He left me there for two weeks and then came one night to tell me that the Syrian assistant bought me, I started to cry.” a #Yazidi woman
“I was bought by a #German who used to sell weapons & lived with him in #Raqqa. His wife had recently died & he hd 2 children. His German/#Turkish friends used to visit him, including one that held an 11-yr-old #Yazidi girl for servitude" a Yazidi woman survivor of ISIS captivity
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“I’ve been mistreated & oppressed all of my life...Women are treated like subhumans. My father...can’t continue to do what he’s been doing to us all” Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum,daughter of #Dubai ruler.Imagine how much worse for ordinary women theguardian.com/world/2018/dec…
Latifa is 2nd of Sheikh’s daughters to try to flee life of caged luxury &then vanish after reports of recapture.Her older sister,Shamsa,was seized on streets of Cambridge after fleeing family’s Surrey estate in 2000,in apparent abduction never fully investigated by British police
Latifa‘s bid to escape & her repatriation w/assistance of foreign govt reminds me of #Saudi Dina Ali Lasloum who tried to escape forced marriage but was detained at Manila airport until uncles came, beat her up, dragged her onto plane home w/limbs bound google.com/amp/s/www.nyti…
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US National Security Adviser John Bolton won’t listen to #Khashoggi audio because “What do you think I’ll learn from it?...Unless you speak Arabic, what are you going to get from it?”

What. The. Actual. Fuck.

#KSA #MbS #Saudi
Hi John Bolton - I speak Arabic, and I’m happy to translate the #Khashoggi audio for you, pro-bono — just because of what a 7imar kabir you are!

#MbS #Saudi #KSA
Please, Mr. NSA John Bolton. Allow me to help you investigate the case of #Khashoggi’s alleged assassination by #MbS - accept my offer to translate for free.

It’s my citizen’s duty, as I have a sincere & abiding belief that you are اكبر كلب في العالم فعلا.

#KSA #Saudi
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#Khashoggi “VERY Likely Alive”!- According To Several High-Level Intel Sources Here: 1- On Sep 15, #MI6 Intercepted #Saudi plans to Kidnap him;2- MI6 Immediately Shared This with #CIA;3- #CIA Briefed It’s Operative #Khashoggi; 4- Jointly They Came Up with This Make/Believe Plan!
#Khashoggi #Breaking! - In addition to These Two Named (abs Links to) Sources, I’ve had 1 Fmr Police #HQ Director, And 1 Fmr Intel Source In #USA. I’ve been in #Turkey covering this case since it broke via Pinned Thread @sibeledmonds with 600+ Entries/Reports. Counting on U!!!
For 49 Days Despite Covering #Khashoggi Case On The Ground (#Turkey) 24X7,Having Multiple Inside Sources (See my Entries via Pinned Thread @sibeledmonds),Tons Of Research, I Refrained From Confirmative Speculations. Now Nearing Definitive Conclusion!I Really Need Your “Support”!!
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#Khashoggi #Breaking: Just Found Out #Khashoggi Was Not US Legal Resident (Never got Residency In USA.Remember, last week we also broke: Khashoggi, Only months before his consulate trip, got married to an Egyptian Woman, which raises serious questions re: Turkish Fiancé Story!!!
Just ask yourself in #Khashoggi Case: 1- Why #MSM knowingly kept lying & stating that he was a US resident? 2-Why #MSM despite knowledge (#WashingtonPost) hid his recent & well-known marriage? & promoted Fiancé Story? 3-Why #MSM Been blacking Out real reason 4 his trip to Turkey?
#Khashoggi: #MSM lied about his background (#OBL, #SaudiIbtel, #CIA, #MuslimBrotherhood), His US residency status (He was NOT), His #Soros NGO Business, His Recent Marriage To an Egyptian Woman, His Alleged Fiancé, the real reason he went to #Turkey & his new businesses there...
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On the 3rd Wednesday of November in 2011,near Tahrir, #Egyptian riot police beat me,broke my left arm & right hand,sexually assaulted me & their supervising officer threatened me with gang rape.Reading awful news, today, about #Saudi feminists’ torture & sexual assault is gutting
I was detained for 6hrs by Interior ministry & 6 by Military Intelligence during which I was blindfolded and interrogated and denied medical attention. My arms were in casts for 3 months after. Reading Trump today so casually siding w/ a tyrant who killed a journalist is gutting
I keep trying to imagine what would have happened had Trump been in office when #Egyptian police and the military detained me. I
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#Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman,suspected to have ordered murder of journalist #JamalKashoggi, launched unprecedented crackdown vs women’s rights activists in May. Those activists have been tortured & one has tried suicide 3 times google.com/amp/s/www.wash… h/t @SherifaZuhur
Some of the activists (none of whom have been formally charged or given access to lawyers) have been subjected to psychological or physical abuse while in custody, including electric shocks, sexual harassment, sleep deprivation and beatings. #Saudi
“In one reported instance, one of the activists was made to hang from the ceiling, and according to another testimony, one of the detained women was reportedly subjected to sexual harassment, by interrogators wearing face masks.” amnesty.org/en/latest/news… #Saudi
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1.#Trump was involved with #SaudiArabia early on, since at least the 1990´s,
In 1991 #Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal purchased #Trump’s yacht, #Trump Princess

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

buzzfeednews.com/article/andrew…
2.#Trump was forced to either surrender it to creditors or sell it because he was roughly $900 million in debt

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

nytimes.com/1991/12/31/bus…
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#Khashoggi Revival Attempt: The Canadian FM did not define “It” or “It’s Content.” Whether this was a diplomatic phone conversation intercepted,or,some video-audio of Torture-murder. Because so far all claims of Video of murder-Torture been based on lies; All False 2 be Debunked
#Khashoggi- After Reporting On This Case on the Ground (in #Turkey) for 38 days & nights straight, interviewing & checking with Many sources, I can assure you there are NO videos of any Torture-Murder. Not only that: NO Body, NO Blood or DNA Trace, NO Witnesses. Nothing other ...
... Nothing Other Than “Unnamed Sources,”Debunked iWatch Recording Claims,Debunked Torture Video Claims,Debunked Transporting Body Parts via #Saudi Diplomatic Cars Claims...Complete Disinfo Operation.Including Why #Khashoggi was in #Turkey. Follow the Pinned Thread @sibeledmonds
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Thread 👇triggered many questions:

1-How can Syrian leadership resume relations with #Saudi after its support of the Opp?

2-What about #Iran and will Tehran feel betrayed?

3-What about #Russia and how might this potential shift impact Turkish/Russian relations?

Answers ==>
2-On #Saudi : No question that Riyadh/Damascus rapprochement is difficult to foresee. Note that this shift is being led #UAE and not Saudi. Riyadh is expected to follow and yes, reluctantly. Damascus is just as easy about this given Saudi’s early support of the Opp. BUT ==>
3-When discussing Riyadh/Damascus, it’s critical to think about Qatari/Saudi schism. If forced to choose, who should Damascus side with? Answer: #Saudi . Why? #Qatar is ardent supporter of the Moslem Brotherhood (enemy of both Damascus & Riyadh). Doha is also still supporting Opp
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