When Americans report Muslims we are labeled racists. But somehow when others do it they aren’t. That is quite the double standard. One Middle Eastern country was caught doing just that. Saudi Arabia just deported 40,000 Pakistani migrant workers and they blamed it on terrorism allegations.
The Saudi Gazette reported the following,
“A number of Pakistanis were held in the crimes of drug trafficking, thefts, forgery and physical assault.”
Law enforcement officials told the media they feared these migrants had ties to ISIS. Others were deported because of expired residency statuses and expired work permits. The Saudi Gazette said the following about the issue,
“Against this backdrop, Abdullah Al-Sadoun, chairman of the security committee of the Shoura Council, called for thoroughly scrutinizing the Pakistanis before they are recruited for work in the Kingdom. He asked for more closer coordination with the concerned authorities in Pakistan to thoroughly check those coming to work in the Kingdom due to the involvement of a number of Pakistanis in security issues.”
15 Pakistanis were arrested in the Al-Harazat and Al-Naseem districts of Jeddah on various terrorism-related charges. But Saudi Arabia is known for their terrorist ties and Wahhabism roots. Perhaps these anti-ISIS raids are an attempt to rid themselves of their terrorist stereotype.
Their statistics of deportation are staggering,
“Official Saudi statistics say that 243,000 Pakistanis were deported between 2012 – 2015. Mass deportations of migrant workers – which Human Rights Watch and other rights organisations say often involve illegal beatings and detainment in poor conditions – are fairly common.”
We all have the right to defend our borders and Saudi Arabia is no different. They know the threat of radical Islamic terrorism just as we do and they are being proactive about protecting their citizens. But nobody is criticizing them for it. Nobody is saying they are racists and xenophobes.
It is only this way in the United States because Donald Trump is occupying the White House. People want things to complain about so they complain about something everyone is doing. From Asia to the Middle East, to the United States we will all do what is necessary to keep our borders safe from the threat of radical Islam.
There is nothing to feel guilty or ashamed about that. It is something to be proud of.
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