Was Colorado Prison Chief Murdered for Refusing to Free Saudi Rapist?

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Last month there were discussions about freeing Homaidan al-Turki, a VIS (Very Important Saudi) who kept a sex slave and claimed it was part of his religion.

Al-Turki not only kept a woman as a slave for four years while repeatedly raping her, but he also ran an Islamic publishing house with the copyright to the works of Al Qaeda kingpin Anwar Al-Awlaki. Naturally Al-Turki did what every single Muslim charged with any crime does, he cried Islamophobia.

Homaidan al-Turki argued that the United States was attacking Islamic customs such as not paying your slave and controlling her life. “We are Muslim. We are different. The state has criminalized these basic Muslim behaviors. Attacking traditional Muslim behaviors is a focal point of the prosecution,” he testified.

However the plan to transfer Al-Turki back to Saudi Arabia where he could enjoy the full range of basic Muslim behaviors, such as enslaving and raping women, was shut by one man.

Now that man is dead.

Investigators looking into the shooting death of the director of the Colorado Department of Corrections will look at the possibility that Tom Clements’ murder may be tied to the recent decision not to grant a transfer of a Saudi man in a Colorado prison.

Homaidan Al-Turki was convicted in 2006 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force and other charges. Prosecutors said he sexually assaulted a housekeeper and kept her as a virtual slave for four years.

His conviction angered Saudi officials. The U.S. State Department sent Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah, Crown Prince Sultan and Al-Turki’s family.

And so a dead was struck and it all came down to Tom Clements.

Just a week before his murder, Clements wrote a letter on March 11 to convicted Saudi national Homaidan al-Turki, stating that he was denying his request to complete his sentence in his home country. Al-Turki’s application to complete his sentence in Saudi Arabia had cleared reviews by prison officials,

“Information provided indicates that you have been given multiple opportunities to be screened by the Sex Offender Treatment and Monitoring Program,” Clements wrote to al-Turki dated. “You have reportedly declined based upon religious reasons/conflicts with your Islamic faith.

And then this happened

His wife, Lisa, told a 911 dispatcher that someone rang the doorbell and then shot her husband in the chest.

There was no robbery and nothing was taken so detectives are exploring the link to the al-Turki case. The Saudi have an extensive infrastructure in the United States and a lot of people on their payroll.

This may have been their way of sending a message to American officials who get in their way. And his family and the people whose lives he touched mourn the loss of a good man.

Clements was an active member of the Woodmen Valley Chapel.  Senior Pastor Matt Heard said Clements was not concerned with the risk involved with his career.

“He was more concerned about serving the state of Colorado and serving those individual inmates,” Heard said.

Woodmen Valley Chapel offers a prison ministry program.  Heard said many of the inmates were shocked and saddened to hear the news of Clements’ murder.

“An inmate told me that Tom looked past the prison clothing,” Heard said. “He saw (the inmate) as an individual.”

 

  • Viet Vet

    The religion of "peace."

    • truebearing

      Yeah, what a crock.

      I'm still waiting for Obama to decry Muslim gun violence, but I guess that won't be anytime soon, since a Muslim is undoubtedly responsible and the victim was a white Christian.

  • Vermont Guy

    Shouldn't this be an act of war?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Shouldn't this be an act of war?"

      Yes it was. How many people care? Just imagine if the USA protected itself how awful the world would be. Just ask these lunatic green-red trolls.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        An honest media would report on this and drive Obama into taking at least a token amount of action.

        We don't have an honest media.

  • Ghostwriter

    Mr. Clements must have been a good man if the inmates of the prisons in which he operated are mourning his death. He didn't deserve that. On the other hand,al-Turki deserves to rot in prison for the rest of his miserable life.

  • Chezwick

    They say the shooter was a white supremacist….but this is the MSM keep in mind. He was killed by the cops, so if somebody paid him off to murder Clements, we'll likely never know.

    • defcon 4

      Sounds like a quick and convenient coverup. I wonder how high up the coverup went? FBI? CIA? DHS?

      • Deep Space

        The writer is suggesting that Clements was murdered by an agent acting on behalf of Al-Turki or perhaps someone in the Saudi government. How does the FBI, CIA, or DHS get involved? If the US government wanted Al-Turki freed because of diplomatic pressure from Saudi they could've achieved this without murdering Clements.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Our muslim friendly president might have some influence in these agencies.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "They say the shooter was a white supremacist…"

      It's obvious to everyone that this was random workplace violence.

      • Michael Copeland

        Homeplace violence

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "Homeplace violence"

          Just don't describe it such that certain feelings will be hurt. We can't have that.

      • Asher

        No it wasn't random, it was a hit!

    • Drakken

      If you dig deep enough they may yet find a conection, always follow the money.

  • truebearing

    The word "assassin" derived from a Muslim sect back in the Middle Ages — which Muslims have never progressed beyond — so it's no surprise that they are the likely culprits. Islam is a religion of death and violence, after all. I can't think of a single problem that Muslims face where violence isn't the preferred solution.

  • Michael Copeland

    Tom Clements upheld the law. He was highly principled and performed his job honourably and commendably.

    London: A Saudi prince jailed for life in Britain for murdering his servant has been flown home to serve the rest of his sentence, the British government said on Thursday. http://www.EuropeNews.dk, quoting Jagran Post.

    • defcon 4

      "…to serve the rest of his sentence" from his Soddy Barbarian mansion w/his harem of slave girls and boys.

  • Asher

    This is an issue that should be thoroughly investigated…All about revenge and Jihad…Muslim Mafia.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    The poor woman doesn't seem to generate much sympathy from muslim activists.
    I hope she's not targeted next in normal muslim style.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7708169.stm

  • guest

    Interesting search results for his name with some connection to Aurora, Colorado…wonder if the Saudis know James Holmes…
    http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/10/homaidan-

    Can anyone explain the real reason why DHS is granting Saudi Arabia "trusted traveler" status?

  • Softly Bob

    QUOTE:
    "who kept a sex slave and claimed it was part of his religion."

    So he admits at least that keeping sex slaves is part of the Muslim religion. MSM please take note!

    • anox

      He didn't admit to anything. I don't care how much you're brain washed but you shouldn't put words into people mouths

  • alma

    Mr Clements had prepared for an attack with beefed up security, says one report–but where were they? Also said that the killer idled his car for about 15 min. outside the victim's house. Who gave that statement? And I wonder how soon the FBI will enter this case.

  • pagegl

    With Holder and Obama in charge I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for any federal agency to get involved.

  • Steve_G

    Not much doubt in who was involved in the hit. And there's not much expected to happen with our usurper muslim and Holder doing any investigating. More likely to Executive Order all evidence be locked away so no one can see it.