Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Saudi Embassy in DC admits publicly: Yes, we monitor the social media accounts of all Saudi students in the US

Can you imagine if this announcement was made by an embassy of a country not aligned with the US? In an interview with Al-Hayat (the mouthpiece of Prince Khalid bin Sultan, and the paper which is chosen by the international committee for investigative journalism (whatever the official name is, which is the one which won a prize for the Panama Papers (a price for receiving a US government leak, I guess), as the representative of the Arab investigative journalism--I kid you not): the Cultural attache of the Saudi Embassy in DC admits that they monitor the social media accounts of Saudi students "to prevent extremist ideas" from influencing them. I kid you not.

PS Notice that the cultural attach is in charge of spying on students in Saudi embassy. Censorship and spying is considered a cultural act in the Saudi Wahhabi state.