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    Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada

    A Saudi woman who fled her family and became stranded at Bangkok's main airport is flying to Canada after being granted asylum status.

    Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to reach Australia via Bangkok, but was initially told to return to Kuwait, where her family were waiting.

    She refused to fly back and barricaded herself into her airport hotel room, attracting international attention.

    She said she had renounced Islam, which is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia.

    The UN's refugee agency has said it considers her to be a legitimate refugee.

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    Refugee status is normally granted by governments, but the UNHCR can grant it where states are "unable or unwilling to do so", according to its website.

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters: "Canada has been unequivocal that we will always stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world. When the UN made a request of us that we grant Ms Al-Qunun asylum, we accepted."
    What happened to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun?

    She was on a trip to Kuwait with her family, when she fled on a flight to Bangkok.

    She said she intended to take a connecting flight to Australia - and had an Australian visa - but that her passport was seized by a Saudi diplomat when he met her coming off the flight at Suvarnabhumi airport, leaving her stranded.

    A Saudi envoy in Bangkok denied any official Saudi involvement in Ms Mohammed al-Qunun's detention.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46844431


    Stupid bint!

    She can fook off!

    We didn't want her anyway.

    She is not as pretty as her face-fart pics and she can stick her dancing smiley emoji's up her bottom

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    Why would she want to go to Australia when it's full of Lebos?

    She wants to get away from low rent Arab men.


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    I suppose there is the draw of the possibility however remote of bumping into Socal in Canada, so Canada it is, you go girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    This about humiliating KSA and their treatment of their women with the world watching!
    Why they do not show about much worse humiliating in Yemen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Why they do not show about much worse humiliating in Yemen?
    ...no women have escaped from Yemen yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...no women have escaped from Yemen yet...
    Can't see why they would. I imagine many women in Yemen don't even know there's a world beyond their village to escape into.

    And probably more than a couple have been brought up believing their life is just as it should be because that's how it is. Never underestimate the power of learned helplessness.
    Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    I suppose there is the draw of the possibility however remote of bumping into Socal in Canada, so Canada it is, you go girl.


    Or she could happen upon the suave Serbian YourDaddy...

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    She's been granted asylum in Canada and is on a flight at the moment ready to start her new life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    And probably more than a couple have been brought up believing their life is just as it should be because that's how it is. Never underestimate the power of learned helplessness.
    This is a very true and powerful situation and why rich Westerners are often unhappy while poor peasants are happy. It's not what you've got, it's what you've been taught to believe is sufficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    It's not what you've got, it's what you've been taught to believe is sufficient
    ...one might grow to hate one's teachers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Stupid bint!

    She can fook off!

    We didn't want her anyway.

    She is not as pretty as her face-fart pics and she can stick her dancing smiley emoji's up her bottom
    Maybe she just likes snow, or perhaps .....

    Quote Originally Posted by rahaf the bint with balls
    This is about humiliating Australia with the world watching!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Can't see why they would. I imagine many women in Yemen don't even know there's a world beyond their village to escape into.
    I'm sure many Yemeni women are in regular contact with their relatives in Sheffield.

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    point taken ,, but very sarcastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    She's been granted asylum in Canada and is on a flight at the moment ready to start her new life.
    In fairness, she did reach out to Canada - it was the Aussies who took it upon themselves to intervene; they should not take it personally and should keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Or she could happen upon the suave Serbian YourDaddy...
    Granted, the thought has occurred as I'd definitely hit that.

    However, she'll most likely get a date from a minted Toronto millennial in less than 2 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    they should not take it personally and should keep up the good work.
    no we should take it personally and have a fcuking good look at ourselves

    if the wench had had a beard and not posted her selfie with the no-dog filter on she would not have gotten as far as she did

    Hakeem Al-araibi is still locked up in Bangkok and Australians have not been so outspoken about getting him released

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...s-left-in-jail

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    no we should take it personally and have a fcuking good look at ourselves

    if the wench had had a beard and not posted her selfie with the no-dog filter on she would not have gotten as far as she did

    Hakeem Al-araibi is still locked up in Bangkok and Australians have not been so outspoken about getting him released

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...s-left-in-jail
    But he is a convicted criminal on the lam. Slightly different.

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    yeah right - convicted in a sham trial with very questionable evidence and a Interpol red notice issued for a vandalism conviction - sounds legit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    She is not as pretty as her face-fart pics and she can stick her dancing smiley emoji's up her bottom
    quite fugly, would have had a better chance to find a husband in SA with her face covered

    now she will be fucked and chucked by desperate immigrants in Canada,

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    yeah right - convicted in a sham trial with very questionable evidence and a Interpol red notice issued for a vandalism conviction - sounds legit
    How do you know it was a sham trial?

    Agreed that it seems a bit minor for a red notice though.

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    The Saudi teen who fled her family and grabbed global attention with a dramatic series of near real-time tweets arrived in Canada on Saturday after being granted asylum there.


    Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun ran away earlier this month while traveling in Kuwait. The 18-year-old said her family subjected her to psychological and physical abuse and that she planned to flee to Australia to seek asylum.

    She was stopped at an airport in Thailand, however, but barricaded herself in a hotel room there rather than board a scheduled flight back to Kuwait. From the room, she took to Twitter
    with the help of friends, where news of her plight spread and attracted the attention of Human Rights Watch and the United Nations Refugee Agency, which asked Canada to give her asylum.


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    Saudi women fleeing their families can face severe violence from relatives, deprivation of liberty, and other serious harm if returned against their will," Michael Page, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement on Jan. 6.


    Yesterday, after Canada confirmed she'd been given a safe haven there, al-Qunun
    tweeted to her more than 150,000 Twitter followers.


    "I would like to thank you people for supporting me and saiving (sic) my life," she wrote. "Truly I have never dreamed of this love and support. You are the spark that would motivate me to be a better person."


    The Saudi embassy in Washington didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.







    https://www.cnet.com/news/saudi-teen...ves-in-canada/

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Granted, the thought has occurred as I'd definitely hit that.
    Did you get her the roses YD?


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Agreed that it seems a bit minor for a red notice though.
    Just a tad. Baldrick has a point about looks, but he has overlooked the fact that this girl had Twitter, 150,000 followers worth of Twitter, which would make a difference regardless of gender and looks.
    Also, the soccer guy doesn't have the notorious "she'll be killed for apostasy" dog whistle, just the "disappeared for politics" muted dog whistle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    no we should take it personally and have a fcuking good look at ourselves
    We should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Just a tad. Baldrick has a point about looks, but he has overlooked the fact that this girl had Twitter, 150,000 followers worth of Twitter, which would make a difference regardless of gender and looks.
    Also, the soccer guy doesn't have the notorious "she'll be killed for apostasy" dog whistle, just the "disappeared for politics" muted dog whistle.
    There is a little bit more to it than that. Like who owns a shitload of property around Thailand and who has exploration concessions in Bahrain.

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