Skip to comments.Secure the Border! Saudi Arabia Building 600-Mile ‘Great Wall’ to Keep Out ISIS
Posted on 02/17/2015 9:50:09 AM PST by Kaslin
SIS and Saudi Arabia: Living and dying by the sword.
In a move reminiscent of ancient history, Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile-long Great Wall – a combined fence and ditch – to separate itself from the Islamic State to the north in Iraq:
Plans for the 600-mile wall and ditch Saudi Arabia will build with Iraq in an effort to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbors.
Much of the area on the Iraqi side is now controlled by Isil [the Islamic State], which regards the ultimate capture of Saudi Arabia, home to the Two Holy Mosques of Mecca and Medina, as a key goal .
The irony here is that those Muslims that Saudi Arabia is trying to keep out are the very same Muslims most nurtured and influenced by a Saudi — or Wahabbi, or Salafi — worldview.
Put differently, Saudi Arabia is again appreciating how jihad is a volatile instrument of war that can easily backfire on those who support it. Holy war is hardly limited to fighting and subjugating infidels — whether the West in general, Israel in particular, or the millions of non-Muslim minorities under Islam — but also justifies fighting apostates, that is, Muslims accused of not being Islamic enough.
Indeed, the first grand jihad was against Muslim apostates — the Ridda [apostasy] Wars. After Muhammad died in 632, many Arab tribes were willing to remain Muslim but without paying zakat (charity) money to the first caliph, Abu Bakr. That was enough to declare jihad on them as apostates; tens of thousands of Arabs were burned, beheaded, dismembered, or crucified, according to Islamic history.
Accordingly, the Islamic State justifies burning people alive, such as the Jordanian pilot, precisely because the first caliph and his Muslim lieutenants burned apostates alive, and is even on record saying that false Muslims are its first target, then Israel.
This is the problem all Muslim nations and rulers risk: no one — not even Sharia-advocating Islamist leaders — are immune to the all-accusing sword tip of the jihad. If non-Muslims are, as infidels, de facto enemies, any Muslim can be accused of apostasy, instantly becoming an enemy of Allah and his prophet.
A saying attributed to the Muslim prophet Muhammad validates this perspective: This umma [Islamic nation] of mine will split into seventy-three sects; one will be in paradise and seventy-two will be in hell. When asked which sect was the true one, the prophet replied, al-jamaa, that is, the group which most literally follows the example or sunna of Muhammad.
This saying perfectly sums up the history of Islam: to be deemed legitimate, authorities must uphold the teachings of Islam — including jihad; but it is never long before another claimant accuses existing leadership of not being Islamic enough.
Enter the Saudi/Islamic State relationship. From the start, the Arabian kingdom has been a supporter of the Islamic State. It was not long, however, before IS made clear that Saudi Arabia was one of its primary targets, calling on its allies and supporters in the kingdom to kill and drive out the Saud tribe.
Nor is this the first time the Saudis see those whom they nurtured — ideologically and logistically — turn on them. Back in the 1980s, the Saudis were chief supporters of the jihad against the Soviets in Afghanistan and helped create al-Qaeda.
But once the distant infidel was subdued, al-Qaeda and its Saudi-born leader Osama bin Laden came home to roost, doing the inevitable: pointing the accusatory finger at the Saudi monarchy for not being Islamic enough, including for its reliance on the great American infidel during the First Gulf War.
Moreover, Saudi Arabia is not only a chief disseminator and supporter of the Salafi ideology most associated with jihad, but the Arabian kingdom itself was forged in large measure by articulating and calling for holy war in the 19th and -20th centuries, including against Turks and fellow Arab tribes (both Muslim).
The Saudi argument then was the very same argument now being made by the Islamic State — that the rulers of Islams holiest mosques in Mecca and Medina (in this case, the Ottoman Turks) were not Islamic enough.
Such is the double-edged sword of jihad. All Islamic governments, regimes, and kingdoms must always try to direct this potent instrument of war against enemies or neutral targets — preferably ones far away from their borders (Afghanistan, America, etc.). For they know that the longer the jihad waxes in strength and goes uncontained, the more it becomes like an all-consuming fire indiscriminately scorching all in its path.
And this explains why Saudi Arabia is a chief funder and supporter of external jihads: to send its own zealots out of its borders to fight distant infidels (a better them than me mentality). It also explains why nations like Saudi Arabia, which were forged by the jihad, continually find themselves threatened by the jihad — or, to paraphrase a young Jewish rabbi: Those who live by the sword will die by the sword.
Where’s our walls to keep them out? Oh, forgot...the feds only enforce law expedient to them. It’s the will of the Muslim and chief.
Has anyone seen the type of weaponry that ISIS can muster?
If they wanted to invade SA, that fence won’t stop them.
Besides, SA had better worry about ISIS already established INSIDE their borders by Wahhabis.
Modern day Maginot Line Ping!
I remember Rush talking about this. I guess Obama couldn’t persuade them is doesn’t work.
“.... tens of thousands of Arabs were burned, beheaded, dismembered, or crucified, according to Islamic history.”
Sheesh I’m so confused — I thought that Islam is a ROP.
GWB, who once French kissed King Abdullah and walked hand-in-hand with him, told us so right after 9/11/2001.
Now they’re building a wall? What gives?
Won’t work; they are all islamist; as such they are their own worst enemy.
The ‘I Imagine NO Line’....................
They have been planning this since at least 2007. Even in a nation where the government has significant financial reserves and pretty much a free reign to do as it pleases, they can’t get a wall built. http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2007/09/13/39053.html
Many FReepers don’t want walls, either.
Meanwhile this country makes excuses for them and welcomes them.
Can we subcontract with Saudi Arabia, when they’re done over there? We need some expertise with a fence over here!
They should also buy our old A-10’s
They have been working on the wall since last September.
With AQ in Yemen?
The Saudis have walls. The Israelis have walls. There’s a high fence around the White House.
Why? Because they are serious about keeping trespassers out.
A secure border is one of the salient attributes of a sovereign nation.
There are people in DC who strongly disagree with that statement.
For those if you using the `Maginot’ metaphor, c’mon—it’s really weak.
It’s as weak as “melting pot” or “high wall of separation (between church and state).
Or just plain dishonest or at least an attempt to mislead.
Another fallacy the New World Order yahoos like to use: the Berlin wall.
We’re not keeping anyone in: but people who want to keep their neighbors or neighbors’ kids *out* of their backyards install fences or walls.
Like Israel, Saudi Arabia and the White House.
The Uniparty doesn’t care about securing our southwestern border.
Maginot line. That’s almost risible, something the GOP-e “moderates” like to throw against the wall to see if it sticks. No sale!
Islam:What a legacy.
This begs the question of what the White House will do when these animals inevitably invade Kuwait.
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