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Donation Request for Oppressed Saudi Family

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Debater Slayer, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Debater Slayer

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    Hi, all,

    Recently, a Saudi family have lost funding from their country of origin because both the wife and husband left Islam:

    Here's the link of the full story: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/...ion_after_Saudi_government_cut_their_funding/

    The family is currently at risk of being sent back to Saudi Arabia, and they currently need financial help while in the UK due to losing funding from Saudi Arabia and having their bank accounts frozen.

    I'm starting this thread, after getting admin permission (like any other member would need to get), to ask for donations to their GoFundMe account. This issue hits very close to home for me, and the most I can do right now is try to help them get donations to aid them in their situation.

    This is their GoFundMe account:

    Thank you.
     
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  2. Burl

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    What does 320% raised mean?
     
  3. Burl

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    £2,715 of £850 raised in two months.
     
  4. Debater Slayer

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    Yes, I think that's what "320% raised" means: the donations are 320% of the initial target. I still don't know what the family's source of income is or what they have done about their frozen bank accounts, though, hence my starting this thread.
     
  5. Jayhawker Soule

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    Donated and shared on Facebook in honor of Ramadan and because I trust your judgment.
     
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  6. Burl

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    https://www.commonspace.scot/articl...-family-trying-flee-saudi-government-scotland
    "Haifa will be sharing her story at a public talk on 2 June, at 7:30pm, in the Annie Besant Lodge, 17 Queens Crescent, St. George’s Cross, Glasgow, G4 9BL, hosted by the Scottish Secular Society. All are encouraged to attend. There will be a question and answer session after Haifa’s talk so you can learn more of their story and how you might be able to help."

    We can assume her husband continues tutoring math, in the meanwhile.
     
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  7. Debater Slayer

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    Thank you so much for donating and for the kind words, my friend.
     
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    Thank you for posting this news. It's very useful to the purpose of this thread.
     
  9. Jayhawker Soule

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    I hope that this post receives more positive attention.
     
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    Published on Jun 3, 2016
    "Streamed Live from Glasgow and Organised by the Scottish Secular Society. Abuse, Fear & Manipulation: Saudi Arabia’s hold inside the UK with Haifa Alshamrani."
     
  11. Smart_Guy

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    Hmm, the Arabic media has controversies in the story.

    I hope things end up okay.
     
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