Asylum-seeking Saudi teenager aided Secret Life of the Long Haul 5 months ago   08:34

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United Nations officials have taken charge of Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, a Saudi teenager who defied deportation from Thailand. The 18-year-old says she's fleeing abuse and had barricaded herself in a Bangkok hotel room to avoid being returned to her family. She was later escorted out of the airport by UNHCR employees.

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pashah marg
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pashah marg
So pretty girl.Love her God bless.
Update: She was accepted by us here in Canada and is now living in Toronto.
Pan non
how does countries earring money
China : sell every things.
Canada and Australia : blackmailing.
countries under name of humen rights.
US and Russia: Force power blackmailing.
France: I don’t how they earn money😂
If only people cared for the war-torn children in Yemen as much as they do for this girl...sad.
Aidid Rashed Efat
Good luck little girl 👍
Brave girl escaped from Saudi Arabia
Ishaque A
HU HA HA .now comes out cat humanity. Whe in Irak. Afghanistan war by that time hu humanity missing
G Boltman
Un Knwon
that is obviously terrorism of western countries co they criticised muslim ethics society families by doing this how can bring humanity coz in the past we see that kind of terrorism bring huge crisis in Middle east in example yesmine now i am rally afraid to make a family coz they can still my wife or my daughter by this way i can do nothing if i do anything it will go against humanity but they shouldn't forget that without family how can make a society and without Society how can get humanity so this is not humanity it is the way of make war in Saudi Arabia socially already done now need physically like Iraq but what is result got from Iraq i think nothing but got World economic crisis so i think Next time we got more crisis in the world specially muslim society and World
Twiggy Pan Cake
So you think life in saudi arabia is like that for females if its really like that?!.
If the life is really like that there you will have millions if ppl escaping
I live in saudi arabia and all of that is not real
She is saying that because there is problems between Canada and saudi arabia lately and canada wanted for her to say that
Muhammad Babar
It's make me laugh how everybody showing sympathy for this girl there a thousands of womens and childrens are being killed in sham, Syria, Palestine and Kashmir but nobody showed care about them what happened suddenly that they become so sympathy
Khaleel El-tiwaniy
As the story of Rahaf Muhammed hit Social media and News around the world by storm...I can't help but to notice how bias the Media is, towards Islam and Muslims as a whole. These Arab girls from Saudia Arabia, once they escape what they go through in their country and move to Europe or America, the Media will be quick to highlight their stories and show how Muslim Arab girls are mistreated and deprived of "their freedom". They will show how these girls are now free in their foreign lands, changed their religion, drinking alcohol, eating pork and indulging in premarital relationships as if these are the core values of "Freedom" as per the reports.
Mind you, many of us cannot differentiate between Islamic way of life and the Arab culture. I have been saying this over and over again...Whatever Arabs do, it's their own culture and values, it does not reflect Islam. Arabs make up only 5% of Muslims worldwide...95% of Muslims are non-arabs. So if Saudi families lock up and abuse their daughters....maybe that's their culture! Who knows?. Islam teaches being kind and merciful to children and loving your daughters. You can see a good example of Prophet Muhammad's (p.b.u.h) relationship with his daughter Fatma. It's just beautiful to read.
If these girls are running from oppression from their Arab families, then I don't see the reason why they would change their religion once they reach a safer place. But since the current Media earns it's ratings by demonising Islam, that's why they are proud to show how evil Islam is, and how girls are mistreated in "Muslim countries".....while actually they should say "Arab countries'' instead of using "Muslim countries"!
So my dear Rahaf and all those who will follow her steps, I pray for your safety wherever you will be, be happy and enjoy the freedom you deserve...BUT...don't taint my religion through the Media, by showing that you denounced Islam, you are eating pork and smoking and drinking alcohol, if Islam was the reason for your problems. Rather, your parents are!!! I also cannot blame your parents fully also, since we only heard your side of the story and they haven't given theirs!!
Enjoy your freedom, but refrain from blaming Islam. Because our Muslim sisters are actually happy with Islam all over the world. You one little girl cannot be the reason for demonising my Deen.
The Media's double standards are very clear....highlighting this girl's plight, and yet they won't show you when a celebrity embraces Islam. We know the Media's agenda of painting Islam as Evil and a religion of Terrorists. We know this! But those who actually study about Islam, by reading the QURAN and the biography of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) always see the beauty of it and end up embracing the religion.

Keep up your good work my dear Media people, but remember, you can never win against Allah The Almighty!
Semi Hang
Very Challenge Step of Al - Qunoon. God Bless You.
mahamud muhumed
however much you try to talk ill about, that will only add to the love I have for that blessed country of my beloved Habib prophet Muhammad s.a.w every Muslim women will do anything just to acquire Saudi citizenship! I love mecca and Madina more than my home country Somalia.
flight officer
عراق پر امریکہ کے پہلے حملے یعنی جنگ خلیج سے قبل اکتوبر 1990ء میں ایک کویتی لڑکی نیرہ نے امریکی کانگریس کے کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق کے روبرو ایک بیان دیا تھا جس میں اس نے بتایا کہ کویت کے کے ایک ہسپتال پر حملے کے دوران عراقی فوجیوں نے انکیوبیٹرز سے بچوں کو نکال کر انہیں ہسپتال کے فرش پر مرنے کے لیے چھوڑ دیا اور انکیوبیٹرز اپنے ساتھ لے گئے۔

نیرہ نامی اس لڑکی کا انداز،کانپتی ہوئی آواز، آنکھوں سے ٹپکتے آنسوؤں اور انسانیت سوز داستان نے امریکہ بلکہ دنیا بھر میں ایک تہلکہ مچا دیا۔ کویت کو بچانے کے لیے عراق پر حملہ کرکے اسے سبق سکھانے کی صدائیں بلند ہونے لگیں۔ جذباتی بیان کو بعد ازاں کانگریس کے کئی اراکین حتیٰ کہ خود امریکہ کے صدر نے اپنی تقریر میں شہادت کے طور. پر پیش کیا۔

لیکن جب عراق پر حملہ ہوچکا، ہزاروں بلکہ لاکھوں گھر لٹ چکے، ملک پر اقوام متحدہ کی پابندیاں لگ چکیں اور لاکھوں افراد کا جینا دو بھر ہوگیا تو یہ راز کھلا کہ نیرہ کا پورا نام دراصل نیرہ الصباح ہے اور وہ امریکہ میں کویتی سفیر سعود بن ناصر الصباح کی بیٹی ہے۔ اور اس کا یہ بیان ‘سٹیزنز فار اے فری کویت’ کی جانب سے منظم کردہ ایک عوامی رائے عامہ کی مہم کا حصہ تھا جسے عالمی سطح پر مشہور امریکی پبلک ریلیشنز ادارے ہل اینڈ نولٹن نے تیار کیا تھا۔

ہل اینڈ نولٹن نے 12 ملین ڈالرز کی خطیر رقم استعمال کرتے ہوئے اس پورے منصوبے کا اسکرپٹ تیار کیا اور نیرہ اور دیگر گواہوں کو “پیشہ ورانہ تربیت” بھی دی۔ اس پورے سلسلے میں ایک ملین ڈالرز کی خطیر صرف اس تحقیق میں ضایع ہوئی کہ آخر عوام کو ‘جھنجھوڑنے’ کے. لیے کون سے ڈرامہ کیا جائے تو زیادہ بہتر ہوگا اور بالآخر بچوں اور انکیوبیٹرز کی کہانی گھڑنے پر اتفاق ہوا۔

بعد ازاں ہل اینڈ نولٹن نے کانگریسی کمیشن کے سامنے پیش کردہ بیان کی وڈیو کو بھی پھیلایا۔ لاکھوں بلکہ کروڑوں امریکیوں نے جب اپنے ٹیلی وژن چینلوں پر نیرہ کا یہ جذباتی بیان دیکھا تو جو جنگ کے مخالف تھے وہ بھی جنگ کے حامی بن گئے۔
xavi rafa
Saudi Arabia has no human rights. Saudi Arabia women's should to stand up for ur rights
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