Saudi Prince ARRESTED after ‘BLOODY TORTURE’ Video Sparks Outrage
The Middle East intrigues even the most seasoned observer.
I find their customs weird. And the caste system is most intriguing, as the wealthy get away with more than Hillary Clinton. At least usually.
We learned that a Saudi prince was arrested on Thursday on King Salman’s order. Given that most of the elites can literally get away with murder, one has to wonder what this prince did.
Well, because of Twitter we know what he did.
Outrage grew on social media over the videos showing Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (what a name) abusing members of the public.
And you can bet this wasn’t the first time. It’s clear from this video that this prince has a serious problem. I suggest he likes seeing people fear him.
Salman issued the warrant for “the immediate arrest… and imprisonment” of the prince, as well as the men who appeared in the video with him.
In the videos you can clearly see the prince verbally and physically abusing Saudis and foreigners.
“You park by my house, you … eunuch, I’ll screw your mother in her grave,” he says to a dazed driver bleeding from the mouth, his clothes splattered with blood.
“Do you understand?” he asks the man, who nods and turns away.
In another video, a man moaning and clutching his head is led out of a house with an automatic rifle pointed at his back.
A video circulating on social media showed police escorting the young prince – one of the thousands of members of the royal family – out of a house in handcuffs.
According to The Guardian,
One video, viewed more than 760,000 times, shows 18 bottles of Johnnie Walker Red Label whisky on a table and a wad of cash. The sale and consumption of alcohol in Saudi Arabia is forbidden.
Another shows a man sitting in a car, bleeding and being cursed at for parking in front of a house, while a further clip shows what appears to be the prince punching and slapping a man sitting on a chair.
The clips went viral in Saudi Arabia under an Arabic Twitter hashtag that said “prince transgresses on citizens”.
Liquor is forbidden in Islam. If the prince had one bottle, you might say it’s a prop. But 18 bottles?
The Saudis are trying to rebuild their image as a country for tourism. This video doesn’t help. Nor does it help with Saudi Arabia’s own citizens. They may respect the “royals,” however that doesn’t mean they can abuse their citizens.