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    Saudi princess 'given UK asylum'

    A Saudi Arabian princess who had an illegitimate child with a British man has been granted asylum in the UK, the Independent newspaper has reported.

    It said the married woman was allowed to stay after telling a judge that her affair left her at risk of being stoned to death in her home country.

    The woman, who has been given anonymity by a court, is married to a member of the Saudi royal family, the paper said.

    The Home Office declined to comment on the case.

    The Independent says the woman is one of a small number of Saudi Arabian citizens whose asylum claims are not acknowledged publicly by either country's government.
    Under Saudi Arabia's Sharia law system, adultery is punishable by public flogging or execution.
    BBC NEWS | UK | Saudi princess 'given UK asylum'

    Dozens of countries yet UK is where she chose. What happens if the King demands her back? Saudi Arabia has weapons deal with UK and i don't feel like pissing off another country.
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    Re: Saudi princess 'given UK asylum'

    I think it's great of the UK to stand up against unjust laws.
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    Re: Saudi princess 'given UK asylum'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    BBC NEWS | UK | Saudi princess 'given UK asylum'

    Dozens of countries yet UK is where she chose. What happens if the King demands her back? Saudi Arabia has weapons deal with UK and i don't feel like pissing off another country.
    Do you feel like handing a woman over to be stoned to death though?

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    Re: Saudi princess 'given UK asylum'

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I think it's great of the UK to stand up against unjust laws.
    Blair intervened and shut down investigation of bribery because Saudis threatened to restrict information of terrorism.

    Saudis have killed royals before for adultery, why would this be any different?


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    Re: Saudi princess 'given UK asylum'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Do you feel like handing a woman over to be stoned to death though?
    She may be stoned but UK hands people over for torture do we not? So why would this be any different?

    I know why she came UK and not US. We are stupid enough to take her in despite possible consequences of our actions.
    Saudis can withdraw billions from UK if they wished and during a economic crisis, oh jeez
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    Re: Saudi princess 'given UK asylum'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    She may be stoned but UK hands people over for torture do we not? So why would this be any different?

    I know why she came UK and not US. We are stupid enough to take her in despite possible consequences of our actions.
    Saudis can withdraw billions from UK if they wished and during a economic crisis, oh jeez
    So then you're ok with handing her over to be stoned to death. As long as we're clear that you are supportive of the death penalty.

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    Re: Saudi princess 'given UK asylum'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    So then you're ok with handing her over to be stoned to death. As long as we're clear that you are supportive of the death penalty.
    No. I am not.
    I don't support death penalty in US but i respect the fact it is not my country or laws and i cannot force it to change to suit my political positions.
    But it is not our laws she broke, it is Saudi law. She was aware of the consequences of her actions and still acted upon it.

    Why she dragged UK into it is beyond me, the last thing we need is a confrontation with our weapons buyer and oil dealer.


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    Re: Saudi princess 'given UK asylum'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    But it is not our laws she broke, it is Saudi law. She was aware of the consequences of her actions and still acted upon it.
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    Would a Saudi prince also be stoned to death?

    Oh yeah, he'd be able to make the mistress his second wife.


    I'm glad she broke the law and defied it. Those outdated sexist laws need to be broken and stood up against. She should not have to face any consquences for adultery, especially death. That's incredibly absurd.
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    Re: Saudi princess 'given UK asylum'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    No. I am not.
    I don't support death penalty in US but i respect the fact it is not my country or laws and i cannot force it to change to suit my political positions.
    But it is not our laws she broke, it is Saudi law. She was aware of the consequences of her actions and still acted upon it.

    Why she dragged UK into it is beyond me, the last thing we need is a confrontation with our weapons buyer and oil dealer.
    She is already in your country. And the UK would be hesitant to extradite a criminal who faces the death penalty to the US also. I know for a fact Canada won't extradite if the death penalty is on the table for a US citizen.

    And the death penalty is the death penalty no matter which country enforces it. So if you don't mind supporting the death penalty, then sure...I can understand your position.

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    Re: Saudi princess 'given UK asylum'

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Would a Saudi prince also be stoned to death?

    Oh yeah, he'd be able to make the mistress his second wife.

    I'm glad she broke the law and defied it. Those outdated sexist laws need to be broken and stood up against. She should not have to face any consquences for adultery, especially death. That's incredibly absurd.
    Prince Faisal was executed in 1978.

    I think she is a fool. Maybe she shouldn't have broken her marriage vows. She is fully aware of what would have happened.

    Has she never heard of a condom? Or perhaps the morning after pill?
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