The rule of law and moral decency are preeminent principles and values of our Republic and indeed Western civilization — or are they? We brought you the story surrounding U.S. Army Special Forces Green Berets Captain Dan Quinn and SFC Martland and their punishment for taking a stand against an Afghan police chief who sexually abused a 12-year-old boy and beat his mother. Apparently our men and women in Afghanistan have been told to turn a blind eye to the immoral practice of raping little boys, in other words, pedophilia. It would seem our own Department of Defense is placing an abhorrent cultural practice above international standards of morality.
Now some will argue it is their country and their mores, laws, and values — of course I disagree, and we should not use taxpayer funds to support this behavior. However, this same abhorrent behavior has found its way to our shores — and once again we turn a blind eye.
As reported by the Daily Mail, “A Saudi Prince sexually abused and beat at least three women during a three-day party in his $37 million Beverly Hills home, a new lawsuit claims. The graphic new allegations against Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 28, were filed by his alleged victims on Friday night.
It comes two days after the monarch, who does not have diplomatic immunity, was arrested on suspicion of forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him. According to the suit seen by the LA Times, Al-Saud’s alleged victims described his behavior as ‘extreme’, ‘outrageous’, and ‘despicable’ as they were ‘imprisoned’ for days.
Police reported a ‘party atmosphere’ when they arrived at the house after a bleeding woman was allegedly seen trying to climb out of the housing compound. Officers said they expect more women to begin coming forward with allegations. Majed was charged with forced oral copulation of an adult on Friday, then quickly released after posting a $300,000 bond. The Saudi prince is scheduled to be in Los Angeles court October 19th.However, speaking to Mail Online, neighbors say they believe the prince has already fled the country on a private jet, leaving his rented house behind. One woman, who would only give her name as Isabel, said: ‘Numerous cars were coming in and out of the property late Thursday, and it looked like the Prince was moving out.’ Meanwhile another neighbor, Eric Stiskin, added: ‘I am sure he has taken off on his private jet by now. I don’t think he even needs a passport to get out of here.’ A third, who wished to remain anonymous, said: ‘He has all the wealth to disappear and not come back. He can make a quick getaway, never come back and the accusations could still remain here.” Why did the judge in this case not assess the possibility of this Saudi Prince being a flight risk and deny bail? We hear so much about the supposed “war on women” — where are the voices speaking out to demand this monster be extradited immediately back to the United States? Hello, Gloria Allred?
How many powerful Hollywood actresses are going to make this a cause, and I don’t mean a #BringBackMajed hashtag campaign. I’m quite sure he could be brought back in tow by the Saudi delegation for the coming United Nations General Assembly.
We have an issue with our rule of law being dismissed, disregarded, and disrespected by those who feel they come here with privilege to do as they please. There is truly a cultural chasm and it appears that either here or over there, we are making our principles and values subservient to the most debasing behavior.
I’m reminded of the first “Taken” movie where the character portrayed by Liam Neeson has his daughter kidnapped to be sold off as a sex slave. This episode in Beverly Hills seems to be a case of reality following art — how much more of this occurs in America? And sadly, probably don’t have fathers with the necessary skills enabling them to find Majed and bring him to justice.
That’s why they trusted the rule of law and system of justice to protect them — and no one should blame them. They are victims and not deserving of this treatment, nor our condemnation. After all, Jesus did save Mary Magdalene from a mob that wanted to stone her to death.
America must reclaim its position of standing up for those who are oppressed and persecuted — and I’m not talking about wealth redistribution to keep people economically enslaved to government largesse. I’m talking about standing up to the evil of a man who rapes a 12-year-old boy and beats his mother. I’m referring to a sick mind that violently and sexually abuses women and then flees the country.
A clear message must be sent that here in America — or wherever our men and women in uniform are deployed — we shall uphold the highest standards of morality and integrity. I will make this assertion: it is our fault as a nation that we have allowed this cultural undermining of our values to such an extent we are now considered valueless — and therefore an easy target. We cannot surrender standards of decency so that others feel they can do as they wish.
Majed’s title means nothing. He is a criminal and must be treated as such. If he has truly fled this country he must be returned. I’ve been in Islamic countries and trust me, if a Westerner were to abuse a Muslim woman, Katie bar the door. Heck, we have some of our young men in prison, in Ft. Leavenworth, for killing the enemy. Nidal Hasan stood atop a table shouting “Allahu Akhbar” and gunned down 13 Americans, wounding 31 others, and we STILL classify his Islamic terrorist actions as “workplace violence.” Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud may be a member of the House of Saud, but that does not give him ANY immunity from our laws — just as with the alleged Saudis who were given safe passage out of America after 9-11. If he has fled America, consider the mindset he possesses as he decided to just pack up and leave. He demonstrated a complete and abject disrespect for our law — as well as his relatives, who probably told him to leave.
His private plane should have been impounded or at least under surveillance, along with his home. The question has to be why not — and did, as with our military in Afghanistan, someone make the decision to turn a blind eye? We can ill afford to appear acquiescent to this debasing sexual behavior — and this IS a cultural issue – OURS.