I asked, referring to the former editor of Newsweek Arabic who was imprisoned for insulting the Kuwaiti emir on his blog.
Article 54 of the Kuwaiti constitution stipulates that the emir is “immune and inviolable.”
Her name is Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, and she was until recently the wife of the emir of Qatar.
Also imprisoned with the boys: a Libyan member of ISIS who apparently had gotten into a dispute with the emir.
The next day they met a local ISIS official, or emir: a Saudi man who introduced himself as Abu Musa.
When the prisoners were brought into the camp, the emir was in his tent.
But, Floyd, you look like a Turkish pasha or an Arabian emir.
Within lay the boy in the sound sleep of childhood, and one of the soldiers took him gently in his arms to bear him to the emir.
He was minded to speak of these things to the emir and get his opinion on them.
He is a negro slave, we are told, but a person of great consequence, and a personal friend of the emir.