Arab world rocked by torture video involving UAE sheikh

Hillary Clinton called on to take action


A video recently smuggled out of the United Arab Emirates shows a member of the country’s royal family torturing a man so cruelly that the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now under pressure to investigate and take action. The footage, obtained by ABC News, shows Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan, brother of the country’s crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed, stuffing sand down the man’s throat, shocking him with an electric cattle prod and, at one point, dousing the man’s testicles in lighter fluid and setting them aflame. The victim—who is held down through much of the video by a man in police uniform—has been identified as Mohammed Shah Poor, who the Sheikh accused of short changing on a grain delivery to his royal ranch on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. Near the end of the video the victim is shown being run over by the sheikh who is driving an SUV, the sound of bones cracking can be heard. The UAE government has claimed the torture is not part of a patter involving Sheikh Issa, and that the matter is being settled privately: “By agreeing not to bring formal charges against each other, i.e., theft on the one hand and assault on the other hand,” a spokesman said. But in Washington, the co-chairman of the House Human Rights Commission, Rep. James McGovern, is demanding that Clinton temporarily stop any “funds, training, sales or transfers of equipment or technology, including nuclear” to the UAE until an investigation is completed.

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Arab world rocked by torture video involving UAE sheikh

  1. Brutally torturing a man accused of short changing on a grain delivery? Wow. I’d hate to get that Sheikh’s pizza order wrong. I can’t believe that the UAE government is simply looking the other way.

    • Who can blame that poor Sheikh for getting mad? You all know what it feels like getting ripped off in these tough economic times. It must have been hurting deep in his pockets for sacrificing 45 minutes, not including the preparation and getting the cameraman ready, of his precious time, for this spontaneous -not part of a pattern- reaction.

      Or was this the trailer of the Geert Wilders’ “Fitna 2” movie?

  2. Unfortunately, it is the Americans who have installed such regimes in all of the Arab coutries, and of safe guarding the Islamic Sharia law against Arab liberation movements by encouraging and protecting the Saudis of using their wealth to defeat progress in all of the Arab and islamic countries. President Bush and his father for example are dear friends to those Saudi and UAE Kings and Royal Families. King Obama kneeled to the Saudi King and kissed his hand. A thing he would not do to any one else in the world. The CIA and the MOSSADS protect those scums that are called Royal Families and recruit their subjects in Al Quaeda and other terrorists organizations to do terrorist acts in different countries including in America itself to suit their own political aims. The Arab people have suffered so much from such installed regimes. Saddam Hussein himself was installed by the US CIA, and they got rid of him because he had his own ambitions for the Arab people, unlike those scums that have no ambitions except to enjoy the fine things in life as they see them such as playing in Casinos, and screwing women all over the world, including in Las Vegas.

  3. Yet Israel – the lone democracy in the Middle East – is continually being picked on for "human rights" infractions

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