January 25, 2010, - 12:35 pm
Comments coming out of the Saudi government about Saudi students traveling to the U.S. are laughable . . . and scary.
First, the scary part: the Saudis are saying–unlike American Muslims (who are decrying it as profiling)–that America’s “added” security screening at airports isn’t a big deal, and that it doesn’t affect Saudis. The Saudi government says the Saudis–particularly Saudi students–coming to America aren’t undergoing any added screening or scrutiny.
Worthless “Cultural Understanding” – Saudi Arabian Students @ Eastern Michigan University: Obay Alzowawi, Abdullah Alarfaj & Mohammed Algahtani
HUH? Um, isn’t this the country that sent us 15 out of 19 hijackers, plus Osama Bin Laden, himself? Isn’t this the same country, whose extremist students have been convicted, in America, of torturing and raping their housekeepers (while selling anti-American, terrorist propaganda), and whose scholarship recipients perpetrated dry runs of terrorist attacks on school buses? And we’re NOT subjecting these people to added screening before they invade our country and disappear on student visas, never to be found again?! Hellooooo . . . ? I guess now that the media and the feds have finally discovered America in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is now nothing to worry about? Absurd.
Oh, and the Saudis also want the Saudi royals’ loyal subjects to know that, when coming to America, you should avoid any form of violence against kids because, you know, those infidels don’t go for that.
Saudi Gazette – 23 January, 2010
The Deputy Higher Education Minister for Foreign Scholarship Programs at the Ministry of Higher Education has said that the media has been making “too big a deal” over increased security at airports in the United States.
“Saudi students in the US have not undergone any special or personal searches at airports,” said Undersecretary Abdullah Al-Mousa Friday. “The media’s blowing it all up out of proportion.”
Al-Mousa said this at a meeting for students in the Saudi scholarship program, at which Adviser to the King Abdullah Scholarships Program Wael Al-Hadrami was also in attendance.
Muhammad Al-Shammari from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said . . . “We advised those who intend to take their families with them to bear in mind the laws of where they’re going and avoid any form of violence against their children.”
While the lack of adequate airport screening for Saudis traveling here is absolutely the fault of Barack Hussein Obama, you can blame President Bush for all of these extremist Saudis (redundant phrase) coming into our midst–cretins who have to be warned not to torture their kids on American soil (while the ACLU has a heart attack when a Saudi terrorist gets a paper-cut after writing his peaceful poetry at Gitmo). Bush twice made agreements with Saudi then-Crown Prince (and now King) Abdullah to double the number of student visas to the U.S. for students on Saudi Muslim scholarships, quadrupling the number to more than 30,000.
Hey, he had a Presidential library to fund.
Get a Room: Bush & Saudi King Abdullah
Do you really expect ICE, which doesn’t have that many agents, to track the whereabouts of these 30,000? Good luck with that. Given the numbers, methinks they’d be okay with violence against kids, ‘cuz who’s watching? No-one. And now we’re not even subjecting them to increased security scrutiny at airports before they get here? It’s absolute madness.
Thanks to my longtime family friend–the excellent, tireless Dr. Aaron Lerner of IMRA (Independent Media Review and Analysis)–for the tip. To know what’s really going on in the Middle East (and America), read IMRA often. It’s stuff you won’t see anywhere else, a lot of it translations done by Dr. Lerner, himself.
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