Action Alert!
Catholic World News

Saudis building security wall along border with Islamic State

January 15, 2015

The government of Saudi Arabia is building a security wall, several hundred miles long, along the country’s border with territory now controlled by the Islamic State.

Saudi leaders plan several layers of defense along the border, to block the movement of jihadists and their equipment. The country already has a similar wall along its border with Yemen.

Saudi Arabia’s leaders have provided support for followers for Islamic forces in other countries, but are concerned about the rise of fundamentalists who might challenge their own regime.


For all current news, visit our News home page.

Further information:
Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Jan. 15, 2015 11:51 PM ET USA

    Perhaps if the Saudis think this is a good idea, Obama and Co. will finally see the value in walls. Then maybe he'll lead from behind once more, and hire them to build a wall here, too. It seems Obama has never read Robert Frost's poem, in which he states that "good fences make good neighbors."