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"ali al ahmed" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:46 min | Last month

"ali al ahmed" Discussed on KCRW

"For years. Omar Abdel Aziz is YouTube talk show say it poked fun at the Saudi royal family, including the Crown prince killed of equal maca. Realistic. Abdel Aziz did not respond to requests for an interview but wrote in The Washington Post that after his phone was hacked in 2018, relatives and friends back in Saudi Arabia were arrested. He says he's refused Saudi pressure to return home. In another case, US prosecutors last year charge two former employees of Twitter with obtaining personal information of Saudis. Speaking at a recent conference, Adam Ereli, a former U. S ambassador to Bahrain, Says This is part of an ongoing national strategy by the Saudi regime there, infiltration of Twitter by their own agents was designed to obtain and then transmit back to the city government. The names, addresses and very importantly, contact lists of users in Saudi Arabia, who were them substantively rounded up for the targets of that spying. Life is frightening even if they're not in Saudi Arabia. Ali Al Ahmed is a critic of the royal family who lives in the US but worries about his safety. Absolutely, Ike. I fear off course, every day I go into my car. I think about it. I looked under my car. I look around the house. And Ah and I do everything I can to protect myself and my family. Saad al Jaberi, the former intelligence official, was not able to protect his family. In March this year, Saudi security forces arrested his 20, year old daughter and 22 year old son. The family hasn't heard.

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"ali al ahmed" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:46 min | Last month

"ali al ahmed" Discussed on KQED Radio

"For years. Omar Abdel Aziz is YouTube talk show say it poke fun at the Saudi royal family, including the Crown Prince. Listen. Abdel Aziz did not respond to requests for an interview but wrote in The Washington Post that after his phone was hacked in 2018, relatives and friends back in Saudi Arabia were arrested. He says he's refused Saudi pressure to return home. In another case, US prosecutors last year charge two former employees of Twitter with obtaining personal information of Saudis. Speaking at a recent conference, Adam Ereli, a former U. S ambassador to Bahrain, Says This is part of an ongoing national strategy by the Saudi regime there, infiltration of Twitter by their own agents was designed to obtain and then transmit back to the city government. The names, addresses and very importantly, contact lists of users in Saudi Arabia, who were them subsequently rounded up for the targets of that spying. Life is frightening even if they're not in Saudi Arabia. Ali Al Ahmed is a critic of the royal family who lives in the US but worries about his safety. Absolutely, Iike I fear off course, every day I go into my car. I think about it. I look under my car. I look around the house. And and I do everything I can to protect myself and my family, Saad al Jaberi, the former intelligence official, was not able to protect his family. In March this year, Saudi security forces arrested his 20 year old daughter and 22 year old son. The family hasn't.

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"ali al ahmed" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

10:06 min | 9 months ago

"ali al ahmed" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"It is easy to forget that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz. Al Sowed is not actually technically ruler of Saudi Arabia. That title belongs formerly to his elderly Father King Salman however since his appointment as crown prince in two thousand seventeen. It has been widely understood that. Nbs often known is the heir designate. Power behind the throne and at the age of thirty four very much the future of Saudi Arabia in this unofficial role mb has furnished considerable cause for concern he has overseen a terrible onslaught against Yemen and a blockade of Qatar. Neither of which appear to have accomplished much. He has interred dozens of his fellow royalty. For a time in a Ritz hotel and more or less kidnapped the prime minister of Lebanon perhaps most infamously. Nbs is widely supposed responsible for the murder of Washington. Post columnist. Jamal Khashoggi even by those standards. This week's palace intrigue in Riyadh is remarkable. Several members of the court appear to have been arrested at MBA's instruction including one of his uncles and one of his cousins dozens more army officers and civil servants are also reported to have been rounded up east this NBA swatting a coup. D'etat conducting one of his own. If he does manage to reach the throne when King Solomon's time comes. What does he want to do with it and is in BS? Perhaps not quite the Mariah Carey loving modernizer. He would have us believe. This is the foreign desk when you bring in Mariah Carey and all these singers and pay them views amount of money but you do not have an any universities anyplace to learn music. There is no department in any Saudi university to learn. Play ride to a drama making this these other forms that you should look for. And whether this massive youth constituency what she has to some extent manage to bring behind him is still behind him in five years time because young people need to get jobs. They need to be able to get married. They can't subsistence promises forever. So I think Basch is going to be the key determinant his credibility rather than some of the things that I looked with more interested in the book. We must remember that. Donald Trump has given unequivocal support. D'amato Vince on who is heavily implicated in the killing of the journalist. Jamal Hasha he. Trump has had his back on that one and I think as as long as trump remains in power that this relationship will continue quite strongly. You're listening to the foreign desk. I'm Andrew Miller on today show. I'm joined by Ali Al Ahmed and Laura James Ali. Ahmed is a Saudi Scala. The Institute for Gulf Affairs joins us from Washington DC. Laura James is senior Middle East analyst at the Global Advisory Firm Oxford Analytica Ali. Al Start with you and I'll start with well it's not always an easy question to answer with Saudi Arabia's concerned which is the the pretty basic one of as far as we know what has been going on this week Mohammed bin Salman the heir apparent of King. Solomon who has a lot of political ambitions obviously has members of the ruling family who are his rivals and they do not want to see him become king if they would like to see him ousted some just by talking and some by plotting so what has happened is Hamad discernment is extremely insecure about that and he took measures to stop any attempt to remove him. We have two groups here those who are talking and then the sort of speaking ill of Like his uncle Ahmad but Abdelaziz who who thinks that he has better in terms of becoming king and you have his cousin especially the younger ones who rallied around the his main rival. Hamad bin naive to try to dislodge him for power by by force even and that is why we have seen these steps of arrest and monitoring hundreds of members on family who are eyeing the throne Laura to bring you in his they one fundamental thing looking behind this extraordinary shakespeare in intrigue. Is it a reasonable assumption that MBBS is trying to nail down his future in anticipation that King Mohammed who is eighty four years old and not in good health? Con- last forever. I think he's done really since he became Crown Princeton before has been based on that assumption. It's been about shoring up his position within the family and I think if when his father succeeded nobody would have predicted that he could have done it. This effectively. He is essentially unchallenged. Do we understand. If the differences between the rival factions are actually political or is this basically a more atavistic. Instinctual family feud. I'm not sure that you can draw the distinction very clearly in Saudi Arabia between family in politics the two very much Banda with each other. I would say one difference between Mohammed bin Salman. His rivals is that he thinks that the anyway food. Saudi Arabia is essentially for one person to be in clear charging for that person to him whereas some of the people who oppose him wants to get back to a more consensual style family managed rule and Schering of resources and consensus in enslave change whereas if a political as well family reasons bin Salman says no that model work for Saudi Arabia. Dunga all these possible to be clear on rich factions of the house of sowed supporting. Nbs this point. Does he actually have the numbers? I think? So the most important in Saudi government and the ruling. Saudi Arabia is not even the ruling family anymore. It was about power previously. The model like Laura speaking about the there were centers of power at King. Abdullah had the national guard was his own militia guns so he can force his His agenda and his position and so on the delayed crown prince was also minister of defense so he had the army under his control so he can push his agenda and most importantly then the ministry of the interior with late conference knife had the interior ministry. Which has the largest number of security personnel and across the country and so he can use that to push himself to the throne in all of these people reach the throne. Some some did some died before they they got to to become king now all of these powers the Army National Guard and the Interior Ministry has been gutted and removed. Everything that's powerful about. It has been moved to something called the State Security Agency and the control of bin Salman so our bin Salman controls all the military and security apparatus in the country. So who is his real challenge? No one they can speak. They can talk about. They cannot do very much. There are members of the family who want to see him out. This is not strange to the Saudi ruling family King Faysal was shot and killed by his own nephew. King Salad was overthrown by his brothers. And also there was an assassination attempt on his life after he was deposed and expelled. This is nothing new in the history of the family so I expect to see some harsh measures against some of those younger princess like Nawaf bin Ni- F- Who was arrested and Mohammed bin? Naif who is basically the boss the boss of this of this of these people because he has the best chance in rivaling Ahmed bin Salman let us remember. It was the Obama Administration C. i. a. A and Obama who brought Hamad Knife as the future king and gave him a lot of accolades And supported him and tell trump came and push 'em B. S. INSTEAD AND MR. I'm mad but was pushed out and he still. Mr Benign has a lot of support in Washington in day democratic side. So that was the fear that MBBS had Laura how much might MB S.'s? Stature in court or credibility in the court of being damaged by his own somewhat petulant impulsive behavior over the years whether that's launching this war in Yemen his involvement? In the murder of Jamal Khashoggi would there be a concern in the rest of the court that he might be quite the loose cannon concerns among some parts of the ruling family and very strong concerns internationally. I think there are two distinct issues. One is about foreign policy mistakes. And as you've said in terms of Yemen in terms of Qatar in terms of the confrontation with Iran and particularly in Lebanon. It seemed that. His foreign policy initiatives haven't worked very well. I think within the country that's less important like the Ritz Carlton and this latest. Crackdown are actually less important than the nuts and bolts of vision twenty thirty which is his transformation plan so Mohammed bin Salman has stepped forward and said we know we need to change. The oil is going to run out. We've got to move into a new era. Diversify the economy. Be ready for this. Get Jokes Young People Change Society? I need a huge amounts woods that intensive transforming the way in which Saudi Arabia works the bottom line in terms of his.

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, backed by the king, moves for absolute power

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

10:04 min | 9 months ago

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, backed by the king, moves for absolute power

"It is easy to forget that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz. Al Sowed is not actually technically ruler of Saudi Arabia. That title belongs formerly to his elderly Father King Salman however since his appointment as crown prince in two thousand seventeen. It has been widely understood that. Nbs often known is the heir designate. Power behind the throne and at the age of thirty four very much the future of Saudi Arabia in this unofficial role mb has furnished considerable cause for concern he has overseen a terrible onslaught against Yemen and a blockade of Qatar. Neither of which appear to have accomplished much. He has interred dozens of his fellow royalty. For a time in a Ritz hotel and more or less kidnapped the prime minister of Lebanon perhaps most infamously. Nbs is widely supposed responsible for the murder of Washington. Post columnist. Jamal Khashoggi even by those standards. This week's palace intrigue in Riyadh is remarkable. Several members of the court appear to have been arrested at MBA's instruction including one of his uncles and one of his cousins dozens more army officers and civil servants are also reported to have been rounded up east this NBA swatting a coup. D'etat conducting one of his own. If he does manage to reach the throne when King Solomon's time comes. What does he want to do with it and is in BS? Perhaps not quite the Mariah Carey loving modernizer. He would have us believe. This is the foreign desk when you bring in Mariah Carey and all these singers and pay them views amount of money but you do not have an any universities anyplace to learn music. There is no department in any Saudi university to learn. Play ride to a drama making this these other forms that you should look for. And whether this massive youth constituency what she has to some extent manage to bring behind him is still behind him in five years time because young people need to get jobs. They need to be able to get married. They can't subsistence promises forever. So I think Basch is going to be the key determinant his credibility rather than some of the things that I looked with more interested in the book. We must remember that. Donald Trump has given unequivocal support. D'amato Vince on who is heavily implicated in the killing of the journalist. Jamal Hasha he. Trump has had his back on that one and I think as as long as trump remains in power that this relationship will continue quite strongly. You're listening to the foreign desk. I'm Andrew Miller on today show. I'm joined by Ali Al Ahmed and Laura James Ali. Ahmed is a Saudi Scala. The Institute for Gulf Affairs joins us from Washington DC. Laura James is senior Middle East analyst at the Global Advisory Firm Oxford Analytica Ali. Al Start with you and I'll start with well it's not always an easy question to answer with Saudi Arabia's concerned which is the the pretty basic one of as far as we know what has been going on this week Mohammed bin Salman the heir apparent of King. Solomon who has a lot of political ambitions obviously has members of the ruling family who are his rivals and they do not want to see him become king if they would like to see him ousted some just by talking and some by plotting so what has happened is Hamad discernment is extremely insecure about that and he took measures to stop any attempt to remove him. We have two groups here those who are talking and then the sort of speaking ill of Like his uncle Ahmad but Abdelaziz who who thinks that he has better in terms of becoming king and you have his cousin especially the younger ones who rallied around the his main rival. Hamad bin naive to try to dislodge him for power by by force even and that is why we have seen these steps of arrest and monitoring hundreds of members on family who are eyeing the throne Laura to bring you in his they one fundamental thing looking behind this extraordinary shakespeare in intrigue. Is it a reasonable assumption that MBBS is trying to nail down his future in anticipation that King Mohammed who is eighty four years old and not in good health? Con- last forever. I think he's done really since he became Crown Princeton before has been based on that assumption. It's been about shoring up his position within the family and I think if when his father succeeded nobody would have predicted that he could have done it. This effectively. He is essentially unchallenged. Do we understand. If the differences between the rival factions are actually political or is this basically a more atavistic. Instinctual family feud. I'm not sure that you can draw the distinction very clearly in Saudi Arabia between family in politics the two very much Banda with each other. I would say one difference between Mohammed bin Salman. His rivals is that he thinks that the anyway food. Saudi Arabia is essentially for one person to be in clear charging for that person to him whereas some of the people who oppose him wants to get back to a more consensual style family managed rule and Schering of resources and consensus in enslave change whereas if a political as well family reasons bin Salman says no that model work for Saudi Arabia. Dunga all these possible to be clear on rich factions of the house of sowed supporting. Nbs this point. Does he actually have the numbers? I think? So the most important in Saudi government and the ruling. Saudi Arabia is not even the ruling family anymore. It was about power previously. The model like Laura speaking about the there were centers of power at King. Abdullah had the national guard was his own militia guns so he can force his His agenda and his position and so on the delayed crown prince was also minister of defense so he had the army under his control so he can push his agenda and most importantly then the ministry of the interior with late conference knife had the interior ministry. Which has the largest number of security personnel and across the country and so he can use that to push himself to the throne in all of these people reach the throne. Some some did some died before they they got to to become king now all of these powers the Army National Guard and the Interior Ministry has been gutted and removed. Everything that's powerful about. It has been moved to something called the State Security Agency and the control of bin Salman so our bin Salman controls all the military and security apparatus in the country. So who is his real challenge? No one they can speak. They can talk about. They cannot do very much. There are members of the family who want to see him out. This is not strange to the Saudi ruling family King Faysal was shot and killed by his own nephew. King Salad was overthrown by his brothers. And also there was an assassination attempt on his life after he was deposed and expelled. This is nothing new in the history of the family so I expect to see some harsh measures against some of those younger princess like Nawaf bin Ni- F- Who was arrested and Mohammed bin? Naif who is basically the boss the boss of this of this of these people because he has the best chance in rivaling Ahmed bin Salman let us remember. It was the Obama Administration C. i. a. A and Obama who brought Hamad Knife as the future king and gave him a lot of accolades And supported him and tell trump came and push 'em B. S. INSTEAD AND MR. I'm mad but was pushed out and he still. Mr Benign has a lot of support in Washington in day democratic side. So that was the fear that MBBS had Laura how much might MB S.'s? Stature in court or credibility in the court of being damaged by his own somewhat petulant impulsive behavior over the years whether that's launching this war in Yemen his involvement? In the murder of Jamal Khashoggi would there be a concern in the rest of the court that he might be quite the loose cannon concerns among some parts of the ruling family and very strong concerns internationally. I think there are two distinct issues. One is about foreign policy mistakes. And as you've said in terms of Yemen in terms of Qatar in terms of the confrontation with Iran and particularly in Lebanon. It seemed that. His foreign policy initiatives haven't worked very well. I think within the country that's less important like the Ritz Carlton and this latest. Crackdown are actually less important than the nuts and bolts of vision twenty thirty which is his transformation plan so Mohammed bin Salman has stepped forward and said we know we need to change. The oil is going to run out. We've got to move into a new era. Diversify the economy. Be ready for this. Get Jokes Young People Change Society? I need a huge amounts woods that intensive transforming the way in which Saudi Arabia

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"ali al ahmed" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

WRIR.org 97.3FM

07:46 min | 2 years ago

"ali al ahmed" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

"It's not about what the Saudis want alone. But it's also about what the United States one and the US want to keep this guy in Paula. I don't think they want to replace him because advantages for the US because he is injured is weekend. So he's going to become dependent on medicines. Debilitation, and that's will give those countries. Great lovers within the region within the Middle East. How is Trump's handling of the situation viewed what messages at sending within the region just kidding of Missoula? Sophie has gotten a lot of people upset, and they see the view the US and Trump is basically support thing cold blooded murderer, and they have not happy with Mr. Trump, obviously and the United States, and basically always thought you say you are for democracy. But here it looks like that this is all empty words that has been the case for a long time. And I think what Mr. Tom did he made it clear? No people realize, that's the fact. This is something experts late myself new many years ago, but the average the eastern person did not know this because they had a beautiful of Mr Obama. He's going to stand with those who stands for that. Right. But his policy was was the opposite of his words. But Mr. Trump is and I think that's why I tweeted a couple of weeks ago. I really thank him because he he made which was hidden is no kid. And I think that helps us make a case for a change in the region and to to have the system to the people not to outside power system. That is by the people, it seems the perfect crime in the situation is one in which I mean, if you're the crown prince the perfect crime is when the people who have reason to fear, you are certain that you ordered the killing. But those people who want to make excuses for you can claim that there's no rock solid proof, basically. You want there to be this duality of message from this killing. I think so I I can tell you since the killing I've seen and I predicted this year's ago she much more. Any motor is Saudi men popping out of the woodwork. You know, attacking the. And it's it's amazing every day almost a new person in London and even from the inside the country. This mother has done the is many people especially in the country. And that's the thing is much more important. You know, when you have unders of people who join the critics because of this murder joins in this way. I think we go. The snowball snowball, I'd be in the next few months, and as you pointed out earlier as awful as the killing of kashogi is it is hardly the worst atrocity going on you have the hundreds of thousands of people. Maybe it's going to be millions by the time. We're done in Yemen who are suffering or lost their lives. Twenty eight million people at least half the population at risk of famine. And you have Saudi women activists who've been subjected to electric shocks and beatings. You've arbitrary arrests. Detentions? There's plenty wrong here. Besides the killing of Jamal kashogi. Absolutely. And put the Jamaa is not the first of the worst kind that. Some somebody caught people's attention. And because he was in the US. The news time Bush imposed pushed this and only just over this fighting between Trump and so two media never not researching. This I noted this Washington Post report in October that Saudi royalty has been buying from the Trump organization since nineteen ninety five and that Saudi lobbyists spent two hundred and seventy thousand dollars last year to reserve rooms and Trump's hotel in Washington and that Trump hotels in New York and Chicago reported significant increases in bookings from Saudi visitors. I is that is worth mentioning that. Or does that seem irrelevant in the situation? I mean, I think it's. What is comes to every president governments in the Gulf avian others tried to kind of by favors would be president either by booking the Trump hotel in DC for events or by giving money to the Clinton foundation and both had happened. So it's not at some issue. It's and it's not surprising. But I don't think this is the big stuff we usually about because they do it in such a way that it's very hard to connect the dots. Right. I mean, it sounds like you're saying that you're not expecting much from the world's leaders who have pretty much given a pass to the Saudi Royal family for various reasons, but that you feel that there is a rising movement within the Saudi community itself that over time is going to make a difference. I've been used to I think there is an end for everything. People do although they might be in very harsh circumstances. They do come around and figure out a way, you might have infighting in rolling family over this not because they are fighting for that is that the people, but typically in every political environment people compete for positions of power, and they see what the person in power weakened by whatever issue, they will try. They would think this is the best chance in trying to attack take away the power from that person. And I think you will see this issue happening in in Saudi Arabia people in the ruling family who would like to take and his position. And they think this is the opportune moment, but this could also need to great encouragement of popular Texan in the country or even in the military to take action to gain power or to gain some leverage. Yes. I don't think they want and have never called for a democratic government in our country or even a constitutional monarchy in any country, and they would not support such a thing. I can tell you that. And this is the problem with the current and previous administrations, even those who criticize and as they said, it will take him out and put another as if this is a kind of plantation due to move one master domestic because the slaves to not matter should not even be mentioned. That's very disturbing to me. Illness. Because is it comes from the many Americans were supposed to be a government of the people the people from. But apparently that only applies to some of the people some of the time in terms of the policy of the American government. I hear your frustration. We really appreciate your expert commentary on these. And and by all means, please be safe. My guess is my guest has been Ali, Al Ahmed. He's the founder and director of the institute for Gulf affairs and a scholar an expert on Saudi political affairs coming up next. We're going to look at how hard it is these days to fix high tech electronics tonight, say hard, heck, it's well nigh impossible. And that's just the way apple and other tech companies wanted..

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"ali al ahmed" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

17:24 min | 2 years ago

"ali al ahmed" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Romero was fatally shot from a car at the church where he was giving mass. We'll have more on Oscar Romero canonization later in the broadcast with the author of assassination of a Saint back in the United States. The Trump administration is considering plans to resume forcibly separating migrant children from their parents along the US Mexico border on Friday. The Washington Post reported senior White House adviser, Stephen Miller is advocating for tougher measures. In response to thousands of people who continue to seek asylum in the United States after fleeing violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, one White House plan would see asylum-seeking families detained together for up to twenty days after which parents would be forced to decide whether to stay detained for months or years while their immigration cases, proceed or. To allow their children to be taken to a government shelter where their relatives or others could seek custody. We'll have more on Trump's family separation policy later in the broadcast. The New York Times reports President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, appears to have paid almost no federal income taxes over the past several years, even as his net worth quintupled to over three hundred twenty million dollars. New York Times reports the tax dodge appears to have been legal based on Kushner's claims of depreciation on millions of dollars of real estate holdings that in fact, gained market value. Last year of the Republican led congress approved a sweeping tax Bill that expanded benefits to real estate investors, including the Trump and Kushner family's a government accountability. Watchdog says White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, violated federal law when she posted a photo of rapper Kanye west on her official White House Twitter account in the photo Sanders is seen smiling as she. She poses next to west who's wearing a red make America great again hat in March. The US office of special counsel said any official White House communication, promoting Trump's signature campaign slogan is a clear violation of the hatch act, which restricts employees from using their official government positions for partisan political purposes. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that provides strong evidence of partial native American lineage and her family tree dating back. Six to ten generations Warren release the test results Monday along with the video about her family heritage the move comes in response to President Trump's mocking of Senator Warren's previous statements on her native American heritage Trump has repeatedly referred to her as Pocahontas, including as recently as last week last month. Senator Warren said at a town hall meeting. She would quote take a hard look at at twenty twenty presidential run after the midterms. The Trump administration is considering new restrictions on free expression outside the White House that could see demonstrators forced to pay to hold protests. A proposal file by interior secretary. Ryan Zinke would see the National Park Service close eighty. Percent of the sidewalks around the presidential mansion, including barring protests along the sidewalk north of the White House while requiring protest organizers to cover the cost of police and support services today October fifteenth is the last day open to public comment on the plan. Senate Democrats have agreed to a Republican plan to fast track the approval of fifteen of President Trump's nominees to lifetime appointments on federal courts. The agreement made an closed-door meeting late Thursday between Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and Republican leader Mitch McConnell will allow vulnerable Senate Democrats to return to their home states to campaign for November's midterm elections. Critics say Democrats could have fought the nominations enforce thirty hours of debate on each candidate in New York City. Members of the white supremacist group known as the proud boys. Violently attacked people on a Manhattan street Friday night. After attending a talk by the group's, founder Gavin mcginnis in video captured of the incident, dozens of members of the extremist group can be seen kicking and punching anti-fascist protesters while shouting, homophobic, expletives the southern poverty Law Center, classifies, the proud boys as a hate group and some of its members participated in the deadly unite the right rally in Charlottesville last August. And in Washington DC, a Piscopo church leaders have interred the ashes of gay college student. Matthew Shepard in the National Cathedral in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight shepherd who was just twenty one years old was lured from Laramie Wyoming bar rob for twenty dollars cash lash to offense bludgeoned in the head with a pistol and left to die on the prairie is killing shock. The conscience of the nation and spurred the LGBTQ rights movement in two thousand nine congress passed the Matthew Shepard act, which expanded hate crimes laws to cover those targeted over their sexual orientation. Those are some of the headlines, this is democracy. Now democracy now dot org. The warring piece report, I'm Amy Goodman. Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey. They say to search its consulate in Istanbul. Monday afternoon, nearly two weeks after prominent journalist Washington Post columnist Djamil kashogi she disappeared after entering the consulate October second he has not been seen since this news comes amidst mounting international outcry that Saudi Arabia explain kashogi shocking disappearance after Turkish officials accused the Saudis of assassinating kashogi dismembering him and smuggling his body parts out of the consulate in an interview with CBS's, sixty minutes. Trump said Saudi Arabia would suffer severe consequences if it was found responsible. But he has repeatedly said he opposes ending US weapons sales to the kingdom, which he claims are worth one hundred ten billion dollars to US weapons manufacturers. There's a lot at stake. And. Maybe especially so because this man was a reporter too something you'll be surprised to me say that if something really terrible and disgusting about that. If that were the case, so we're gonna have to see would going to get to the bottom of it. And there will be severe punishment. The Saudi foreign ministry has responded to Trump's threat saying if it quote receives any action it will respond with greater action the Saudis deny crochet was killed in their consulate over the weekend. Dick Durbin the senate's number two ranking democrat called on Trump to cancel the US arms deal with Saudi Arabia, some Republicans appear open to the idea. This is Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaking on NBC's, meet the press. What I do think is shocking is if in fact, he was lured into a diplomatic facility murdered the body chopped up, and that they sent a group of people down there to carry this out that would be an outrage, it would be an atrocity, and there would be a swift response certainly from congress top executives at J P Morgan. Chase Ford Uber. Viacom, the New York Times and other major companies have pulled out of a planned investors conference in Saudi Arabia next week nicknamed DAV in. In the desert, but US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin whose department enforces US sanctions has not announced plans to pull out this comes as the United Nations reports. Yemen could face the worst famine in one hundred years if the US back Saudi led coalition does not halt airstrikes three quarters of Yemenis. Some twenty two million people are dependent on international aid with an estimated eight point four million people on the brink of starvation for more we go to Washington DC where we're joined by Ali Ahmed a Saudi dissident. He's the founder and director of the institute for Gulf affairs was a political prisoner himself in Saudi Arabia when he was just fourteen years old the youngest political prisoner at that time. We welcome you back to democracy. Now. Can you start off by talking about what we know at this point. I mean, what is public knowledge what Washington Post? New York Times. I'll just Sierra. The Turkish government has talked about so far is that on October second Jim out quiz show. She goes into the Turkish consul goes into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He'd originally gone into the Saudi embassy in Washington DC. He was told to go to the one in Turkey. He was applying for marriage papers. His fiancee is Turkish she waited outside for him in Istanbul. He went to the Turkish consulate they told him to come back a week later. He flew out went to a meeting a conference in London, flew back. And it was then in October second as she waited outside and would wait for many, many hours that day outside the consulate. He walked inside. That is the last time we have seen video closed circuit TV of Jamal quiz show. She talk about what is known. After that point Ali al-ahmed was we have known from the Turkish sources, and these are my sources close to the government and close to the investigation is. The and the person I spoke to a person who actually heard the audio of the murder, and he said, everything is clear, and the government was supposed to release it. But I may maybe negotiating with the Saudis, and is shows the collection of videos and audio specifically shows, the Mr. hush okay was killed just hours after he entered the consulate and then dismembered and audio shows who actually did the the the the work of the gruesome act, this ISIS style murder. And then the body parts were was distributed in different bags, and then moved to the house of the consulate and other places, and maybe some were taken out of the country as well. So you are looking at the very convincing evidence of this happening in so inside the Saudi consulate with the knowledge of the counselor himself and those fifteen. Saudis flew in on Saudi Royal jets to to to to cut the work, and they did not cover their trucks. You know, they didn't try they wanted. This message. To be known. They wanted to the world and follow specifically given that mischief structure was loyalists and continue to be a supporter of the monarchy was only a critic of the conference. They wanted to send this gruesome message that if you oppose us if you criticize us, we will do this to you in public. Remember in Saudi Arabia every week the Saudi government carries out this public executions that they don't need to do in the streets. But to cut people and behead them in the street is intended to spread fear among the population. And what happened to mR is just another example. It's almost a public beheading over of loyalist turned to scare those loyalists in the palace from doing the same. And that message is intended and premeditated murder of show is intended to do that effect and the west and international community in general has nibbled this by supporting this dictatorship for sixty years. And this is what you have. So I wanted to go to the specifics of what you were saying, the Washington Post reporting, the Turkish government told us officials it has audio and video evidence that kashogi. English Jamal kashogi as how it's pronounced here in the US was killed inside the Saudi consulate and estim- Bulla ficials saying the recordings confirm a Saudi security team detained Cushing is he walked into the consulate October second before killing him and dismembering his body. The full audio and video recordings have not yet been released one person with knowledge of the audio recordings told the Washington Post, you can hear his voice and the voices of men, speaking Arabic. You can hear how he was interrogated tortured, and then murdered. The Washington Post is also reported based on US intelligence intercepts, the crown prince had directly ordered an operation to Lorca show. She back to Saudi Arabia. The Turkish government has accused Saudi Arabia flying two planes into Turkey carrying a fifteen man assassination squad to carry out the murder. One of the Saudi men reportedly forensic expert known for pioneering rapid and mobile autopsies. Turkish officials say the menus to bones. I saw to dismember show. She's body before smuggling body parts out of the consulate according to the Washington Post at least seven of the other fifteen Saudi men have ties to the Saudi military the planes, then leftist stumble with an eight hours of kashogi entering the consulate one of them going through Egypt back to Saudi Arabia the significance of this Ali the one flew through Egypt and we flew through the UAE. Let's remember in the region UAE Egypt Saudi Arabia allies against an against Turkey. So there is already sort of two sides of the story here. So the Saudi Egyptian Maserati alliance has a problem with Turkey Turkey host dissidents from these countries, especially from Egypt where they even have TV stations. And so on. This is happened after the coup in Egypt in in two thousand thirteen. The there is an intention to have this split an increasing clash with Turkey with these countries. And I think that's why they chose Turkey. You. You're absolutely right. Our my information so far indicates that missile Jokiel lives in in Washington did try to get these papers that done in the in the Washington, and he could have a normal circumstances. But he was told to go to Turkey. And that was you know, that indicates that the embassy here embezzler here is somewhat involved in this murder. And that's why I don't think the US government should let them come back again. This was a plan that took a while. They thought about it. And but the the kill team. Here was connected to Mohammed bin Salman. Because to over his bodyguards are a part of that team that killed and one of them actually is the person who cut up the body. The two of them wounded, the cutting one of them is Embiid is owned buddy card. I want to read from an op-ed your medical Schroeck. She's fiance. Hatch EJ Chengguan wrote for the New York Times. And it she writes, if we've already lost your Melvin condemnation is not enough the people who took him from us, irrespective of their political positions must be held accountable and punished to the full extent of the law in recent days. I saw reports about President Trump wanting to invite me to the White House, if he makes a genuine contribution to the efforts to reveal what happened inside the Saudi consulate in assemble that day, I will consider accepting his invitation, and you have Saudi Arabia most recently on Twitter congratulating, the Trump administration for not jumping to any conclusions and waiting their own investigation. Then you have the very close relationship between the crown prince, Mohammad Salman, many call and the S and and the senior adviser to President Trump. Jared Kushner who some I understand in the region, call the crown prince NBS and the clown prince if you can talk about that and whether the United States had information that they should have released because Chris jokes. She was a resident in the United States to him about threats to him by the Saudi regime there close ally. Yes. Definitely had that information and did not share it with him..

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"At one zero seven one FM WFAN, LP passcode, Tennessee. From Pacific, this is democracy. Now, there's something really terrible and disgusting about that. If that were the case, so we're gonna have to see we're going to get to the bottom of it. And there will be severe punishment. Journalists Djamil entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul Turkey nearly two weeks ago and was never seen again. Despite suspicion he was murdered inside. The President Trump says he still opposes ending billions and weapons sales to the kingdom. We'll get response from longtime Saudi dissident Ali al-ahmed who is a political. President prisoner in Saudi Arabia when he was fourteen years old. He's now director of the institute for Gulf affairs in Washington DC, then Amnesty International says immigration officials forcibly separated as many as six thousand migrant families at the US Mexico border far more than previously estimated now is thousands continue to play violence and seek asylum. Trump says he may resume the family separation policy. We'll get an update from ACLU lawyer legal earn. That's exactly what the administration's plan was stopped people from coming over here. Because the word would you'll lose your children. And if you actually get here, even if you have a legitimate asylum claim they want you to give it up. So you can see your children again, it's as bad as anything I've ever seen. And we go twelve Salvador where thousand celebrate the canonization of archbishop. Oscar Romero a champion for the poor and oppressed his murdered by US-backed right wing death squads in El Salvador in nineteen eighty. Okay. Wonderful that together with Pope, Paul the sixth and the other new saints today. There's archbishop Romero who left the security of the world even his own safety in order to give his life. According to the gospel, close to the poor to his people with a heart drawn to Jesus his brothers and sisters. The was speaking at the Vatican. We'll speak with human rights lawyer, Matt Isan branch, author of assassination of a same the plot to murder Oscar Romero and the quest to bring his killers to Justice all that and more coming up. Welcome to democracy now democracy.

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