While the nation’s legal system courtesy of liberal and moderate judicial obstructionists block President Donald Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban immigration from seven targeted nations, one major Muslim country is using extreme vetting. According to the Middle East Monitor Saudi Arabia has deported tens-of-thousands of Pakistanis out of their country over suspected connections to terrorist organizations. The Saudis have kicked out thousands who were linked to Daesh aka ISIS terrorist activities.
Over the last four months, the Saudi government has deported those who had committed a crime, violated their visas and most importantly had been linked to security concerns involving terrorist organizations. The Saudi Gazette reported that based upon “informed security sources” among the others deported, some “were deported over crimes including drug trafficking, theft, forgery and physical assault.”
Trump campaigned on a similar threat posed by possible terrorist infiltration amongst those attempting to immigrate from the seven countries identified in his executive order. In addition, just as in Saudi Arabia, there are literally hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant criminals involved in drug trafficking, theft, physical assaults, rape and murder in American cities.
The extreme vetting stance that the president took during the presidential campaign is being enacted as a way to put a stop to the growing threat of terrorist action in the oil rich nation.
Saudi officials have called for a rigorous vetting process before allowing foreign workers into the kingdom and Abdullah Al-Sadoun, chairman of the security committee of the Saudi Arabian Shura Council has insisted that there should be thorough scrutinizing of Pakistanis before they are recruited for work in the Kingdom. He emphasized, that “Pakistani citizens must undergo religious and political checks before entering Saudi Arabia,” reported the Middle East Monitor.
The Saudis are quickly beginning to experience what many European nations are trying to get a security grip on as well. As more and more un-vetted immigrants from nearby Muslim nations filter in, their population grows and begins to put their nation and its rules, practices as well as security at risk.
According to the Independent, official Saudi statistics show that that 8.5 million of Saudi Arabia’s 27 million strong population, or around 30 per cent, are foreign nationals. Meanwhile, 243,000 Pakistanis were deported between 2012 – 2015.
In 2016, the Saudi security forces were able to prevent a terrorist act which involved two Pakistanis, a Syrian and a Sudanese. They had allegedly attempted to explode Al-Jawhara Stadium in Jeddah where more than 60,000 spectators were gathered to watch a soccer match between the national teams of the Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, according to the Saudi Gazette.