SAUDI EMPLOYER HAMMERS 24 NAILS INTO SRI LANKAN MAID


By Jonathan Hoffman
October 30, 2010
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http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/001146.html

Tom Gross has the story: "To its credit, Al-Jazeera English has run another report on the incredible mistreatment of many of the millions of foreigners employed as domestic laborers (and in many cases as slaves) in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Gulf. (As I have pointed out before, Al-Jazeera English is in many ways not only more balanced in its Mideast coverage than Al-Jazeera Arabic, but also when compared to the English-language BBC and CNN.)"

This short video from Al-Jazeera shows a Sri Lankan woman working as a domestic helper in Saudi Arabia. After complaining about being overworked, she had 24 nails hammered into her hands, legs and forehead, which later had to be surgically removed.

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stephenb

Sat, 10/30/2010 - 08:15

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why does Ten Per Cent Hoff Man think we would find this to be of particular interest ? Like he obviously feels that it is of more interest than if it had been, say, an Australian employer and a Filipino maid ?

And why does he draw our attention to it with such seeming glee ?

And why does he think we would want to eat our breakfast alongside watching such gruesome stuff ?

Just what IS wrong with this man ?


telegramsam

Sat, 10/30/2010 - 08:41

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Are there no cruel and abusive emloyers all over the world taking advantage of foreign workers? Is israel not about to deport several hundred children of foreign workers who are routinely abused by their employers? Why single out a Saudi? That flies in the face of your claim to be an anti-racist, doesn't it?


Jonathan Hoffman

Sat, 10/30/2010 - 08:52

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Ok wise guys, post a video of a doemstic help abused like this in an Australian or an Israeli household ...


Anthony Posner

Sat, 10/30/2010 - 09:05

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JH,
Of course this was the first story of the ill-treatment of maids in Saudi Arabia. It is a one-off. It never happens. I challenge you to serach the internet and provide further evidence of the ill-treatment of maids in Saudi Arabia. You can't do so. You ar a racist for posting this one-off nonsense about a few nails in a silly maid.
In fact, you are Islamophobic for doing so.


telegramsam

Sat, 10/30/2010 - 09:06

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It's Al-jazeera jonathan. Do you believe everything on al-jazeera or only those news items which correspondent with your prejudices?


Anthony Posner

Sat, 10/30/2010 - 09:41

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JH,

Tsam's argument is that because you high-light one of the most revolting cases of maid abuse in Saudi Arabia, you are a racist.

Now there have been many cases of appalling maid abuse in Saudi Arabia. But because you have the temerity to point out one of the cases, you are a racist.

It is further evidence of the harassment that you are being subjected to on this blog. As I have told The JC, they are printing defamation licenses, which are handed out free of charge to bloggers who use pseudonyms.


stephenb

Sat, 10/30/2010 - 09:42

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So Saudi Arabia has more than its fair share of thugs and sadistic employers. we knew this already. So the point exactly is ?


telegramsam

Sat, 10/30/2010 - 09:48

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Not entirely sure when I appointed you my spokesman, Anthony, but in the words of lord sugar: you're fired


Anthony Posner

Sat, 10/30/2010 - 09:50

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Yes, you have hit the nail on the maid! Well done indeed.

The point is that Jews must STOP publicizing it.

Don't you understand... if JH mentions it, he is a racist/Nazi etc


Jonathan Hoffman

Sat, 10/30/2010 - 09:51

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Sure ... and Al Jazeera is 'prejudiced' for carrying this story ....

You're absurd


telegramsam

Sat, 10/30/2010 - 14:26

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Here you are Jonathan, here's an Israeli abuse of foreign workers story

And another one

I'm sure there's more, but I've just got in after coming back from Israel. No I didn't buy any Ahava stuff at Ben-Gurion Airport (it's now a rip off there too -- 30 bucks for shower gel and shampoo), but I can recommend the Saslove wines.


mattpryor

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 22:15

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According to telegramspam and that Irish bloke whose name I forget, only criticism of Israel is allowed here. Not Israel's enemies.

Good story Jonathan, people need to understand more about the character of America's "allies" (read two-faced agitating murderous puppet-masters) in the Middle East. Please post more. It would also be interesting to read more about the billions the Saudis spend on radicalising Muslims in the Balkans and elsewhere.

Interesting to note Israel's enemies (sorry, critics) jumping to the defence of an apartheid, racist, murderous state like Saudi Arabia. They all support each other no matter how odious.


mattpryor

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 22:19

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Also, wasn't it a Saudi Prince who beat his gay lover to death in a London hotel after receiving an erotic massage from another man?


Yvetta

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 22:28

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Well said (as usual), Matt!


amber

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 23:50

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stephenb, your personal abuse directed at Jonathan is simply moronic.

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