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January 15, 2015

Saudi Arabia Builds Another "Apartheid Wall" to Keep Out Terrorists


The Washington Times reports that Saudi Arabia has decided to build a 600 mile security barrier in response to concerns that ISIS and other terrorists may try to seize control of Mecca and Medina. The Saudis already have in place a 1000 mile security barrier to keep out terrorists from Yemen.

The article compares the Saudi fence-building fervor to China's Great Wall that was constructed to keep out marauders beyond China's northern border. But the design of the system of security fences and monitoring posts suggests the Saudis have taken their cue from another Middle Eastern nation's attempt to stop terrorists from infiltrating. Israel devised a similar design to stem the epidemic of suicide bombers infiltrating into Israel from the West Bank during the Second Intifada. The Saudis apparently took note of the barrier's role in virtually ending suicide bombings in Israel.

Unlike the furor that erupted over Israel's decision to construct its security barrier, to date no demonstrations against the Saudi's "apartheid wall" have transpired on American or European university campuses.

Posted by SS at January 15, 2015 11:35 AM


All walls are equal, but some walls are more equal than others

Posted by: Jimmy at January 15, 2015 03:46 PM

Wow, I bet Israel wishes they had the money to build a wall like that to keep the murderers out!

The much-maligned (by guess who) Israeli security
FENCE looks like a Boy Scout project compared to the mighty Saudi WALL.

Posted by: Giborah at January 22, 2015 07:53 PM

I am laughing my lower posterior off. I love how doodle heads in America who think they are courageously liberal and heroic in their attempts to be sensitive to Islam and Muslims and refuse to acknowledge or believe just how much of an apartheid state Saudi Arabia is even without the internecine conflicts. I would love for any of these doodle heads to send me their next reply in comments from the Grand Mosque in Mecca while wearing a cross.

Posted by: jeb stuart at January 24, 2015 12:13 PM

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