In Colorado, a Saudi man (a PhD student at CU) gets 27 years for sexually assaulting a woman and holding her as a virtual holding a woman as a slave for four years.
Unsurprisingly, the Saudi government is upset, and man claims anti-Muslim bias. The AP dispatch reads, in part:
Blaming anti-Muslim sentiment and denying wrongdoing, a Saudi Arabian citizen was sentenced Thursday to 28 years to life in prison after he was convicted of sexually assaulting an Indonesian housekeeper and keeping her as a virtual slave for four years.
"Your honor, I am not here to apologize, for I cannot apologize for things I did not do and for crimes I did not commit," Homaidan Al-Turki told the judge in a voice choked with emotion. "Attacking traditional Muslim behaviors was the focal point of the prosecution."
Later in the story, we find this:
Al-Turki said he treated the woman the same way any observant Muslim family would treat a daughter.
"The state has criminalized these basic Muslim behaviors," he said.