Obama Administration Denies Asylum to Gay Saudi Diplomat

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Sword-Wielding Guards Stand Ready for Ahmad Ali Asseri’s Return to Saudi Arabia

Our “fiercest advocate” has gone astray. Wait a minute? Was President Barack Obama ever our fiercest advocate to begin with? Probably not.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

The United States has denied political asylum to Ali Ahmad Asseri, the former first secretary of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Los Angeles to avoid disrupting US-Saudi relations.

Asseri argued that if he returned to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia he would face execution because the country’s radically fundamental form of Islam mandates the death penalty for same-sex relations.

In addition to being gay, Asseri’s friendship with a female Jewish Israeli appears to be a factor for concern if he returns to Saudi Arabia. Riyadh does not recognize Israel’s existence and there are no diplomatic relations between the two countries. The Saudi Kingdom’s media and educational books are steeped in hatred of Israel.

On September 12, 2010, in a post titled, In Gay Saudi Diplomat Seeks Asylum in the U.S. to Escape Death from Radical Islam, I was one of the first to blog the plight Ali Ahmad Asseri. In email to NBC, Asseri said, “My life is in a great danger here and if I go back to Saudi Arabia, they will kill me openly in broad daylight.”

Perhaps what Ali Ahmad Asseri needs to do next is claim he’s Barack Obama’s brother from another mother? Not only would he get asylum but, a car and free housing.

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9 Responses to Obama Administration Denies Asylum to Gay Saudi Diplomat

  1. ♛Show Queen♛ says:

    I laughed out loud when Obama referred to himself as our “fiercest advocate.” Words are cheap and Obama is a liar. If he were indeed our fiercest advocate he would’ve done more to get Congress to repeal DADT and DOMA. As it stands, he did the least possible and yet he takes credit for DADT’s repeal. What a joke. Does he think people aren’t paying attention?

  2. Mets Fan says:

    Obama is a moron.

    He thinks Saudi Arabia is our ally. A more important ally than Israel. As long as Saudi Arabia has oil they are willing to sell to the USA, their status as “most important Middle East ally” is secure and the life of a lone, gay Saudi is easily sacrificed.

  3. Brigadoon says:

    You’re 100% correct. Uncle Omar got a better deal than Ali Ahmad Asseri.

  4. Pechanga says:

    It’s so damned scary to stand up to the Saudis and all their oil, right Barry?

    Ali Ahmad Asseri will be killed upon his return. The friendly Arabs will chant “Allah is great” and cut off his head and Obama will sleep soundly, without a care in the world. Fuck him.

  5. Debbie Banuelos says:

    He could claim he’s a Mexican asylum seeker?

    Then he would get a green card, food stamps, a section 8 apartment and a bus pass. Our asylum laws are ridiculous and so is Obama claiming he’s the gay community’s fiercest advocate.

  6. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    As long as the Saudis sell America their oil, Barack Obama couldn’t give a rat’s ass if one, gay Saudi national is slaughtered.

    Obama makes me sick to my stomach. Here is a clear opportunity for him to step in and grant Ali Ahmad Asseri asylum. Obama is a coward.

    I hope Ali Ahmad Asseri seeks asylum in Canada. They’re asylum record is far superior to the U.S.

  7. DMason says:

    Not granting asylum to Ali Ahmad Asseri is inexcusable and says all I need to know about Obama in the run up to the 2012 election. Thanks for posting this, Christopher.

  8. The Real Adam says:

    Muslims kill gays? Who said such a terrible thing?

    I thought — according to George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama, that Muslims are no different from Europeans, Canadians or Australians? It was all the fault of FOX News for smearing the Islam, the great religion of peace?

  9. Rachel says:

    This really pisses me off. Obama is such a damned coward. If Asseri is returned to that shithole called Saudi Arabia and executed for being gay, his death is on Obama’s hands.

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