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Hasan Minhaj called Jared Kushner in the face – and it worked

During a speech at TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday, comedian Hasan Minhaj blasted President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner for his close relationship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. "I know there are many very powerful people here and it would be crazy if there was a highly rated White House official who could WhatsApp MBS and say," Hi maybe you can help that person get out of prison because they Don't make it deserve it. & # 39; But hey, that person must be in the room. It's just a good comedy assumption, Minhaj said the audience under a bowl, according to Time Magazine. The person Minhaj referred to in the bowl was Loujain Al -Hathloul, who Minhaj specified as "a Saudi activist who helped fight to lift the women's driving ban, and she is currently in prison. She cannot be with us here tonight, she's been tortured. " After the toast, he explained to Time Magazine that he was sincere in his request, despite the comic way he chose to convey it. "I just hoped he could send a WhatsApp message. Hey, this person has been fighting for civil liberties for all people. Maybe you should release them from prison," said Minhaj Time Magazine. Minhaj also used his speech to refer to another dispute between him and the Saudi Arabian government &#821 1; its role in the murder of Washington Postjournalist Jamal Khashoggi. "We made a section from Saudi Arabia, if anyone from the Kingdom…

During a speech at TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday, comedian Hasan Minhaj blasted President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner for his close relationship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“I know there are many very powerful people here and it would be crazy if there was a highly rated White House official who could WhatsApp MBS and say,” Hi maybe you can help that person get out of prison because they Don’t make it deserve it. & # 39; But hey, that person must be in the room. It’s just a good comedy assumption, Minhaj said the audience under a bowl, according to Time Magazine.

The person Minhaj referred to in the bowl was Loujain Al -Hathloul, who Minhaj specified as “a Saudi activist who helped fight to lift the women’s driving ban, and she is currently in prison. She cannot be with us here tonight, she’s been tortured. “

After the toast, he explained to Time Magazine that he was sincere in his request, despite the comic way he chose to convey it.

“I just hoped he could send a WhatsApp message. Hey, this person has been fighting for civil liberties for all people. Maybe you should release them from prison,” said Minhaj Time Magazine.

Minhaj also used his speech to refer to another dispute between him and the Saudi Arabian government &#821

1; its role in the murder of Washington Postjournalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“We made a section from Saudi Arabia, if anyone from the Kingdom is here, hi, I’m sorry,” said Minhaj. “But yes, yes, after the murder of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, I came in, I had a super-fast take, I was like” The Murder’s Bad, “and then the kingdom did not like it, they pulled the episodes, they banned me from Mecca, not Madison Square Garden, there’s a place called Mecca, it’s Muslim, you know what it is. So I can’t do it anymore. “

Kushner’s close relationship with the Saudi crown prince has come under intense scrutiny then Khashoggi’s murder. Although the Trump administration has tried to reduce the relationship, reports have shown that the two men continue to talk informally despite Mohammed bin Salman being settled for Khashoggi to be killed for his articles criticizing the Saudi regime.

Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations have remained unabated despite the increased scrutiny of the country. The government has already carried out more than 100 people in the first four months of 2019 and is about to kill more than 300 people this year, according to Detroit Free Press. The latest was Mujtaba al-Sweikat, a Saudi Arabian man arrested at the age of 17 in 2012, ready to begin his studies at Western Michigan University. He was arrested for claiming that he participated in a pro-democracy rally during the Arab Spring movement and was beheaded by the Saudi government on Tuesday.

“The violent death of Mutjaba al-Sweikat is disturbing,” rep. Debbie Dingell, MI, said in a statement. “Mutjaba had a bright future ahead of him and Michigan was prepared to welcome him as a student. Instead, he stood for inhuman torture and pain that eventually led to his execution.

She added:” Every human, no matter where they are in the world should have the right to speak openly without fear of persecution or death. Right now I am in agreement with Mutjaba’s family and friends. I will never stop talking to anyone who promotes freedom of speech and fair processes around the world. “

Later on Wednesday, Kushner responded to Minhaj’s jabbing.

” I will continue to press privately, “he promised an interview with The New York Post.

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