We cannot say that Saudi Arabia has prevailed against terrorism as long as high walls and barbed wire are still surrounding residential housing compounds for European, American and Arab expatriates who work in the Kingdom. These compounds are still protected by guards who are heavily armed.
The king’s speech
There are neither weapons nor explosive belts here, but an ideology that can create them as soon as security is shelved to one side.Jamal Khashoggi
When the nine young Saudis left home that night, armed to the teeth with explosive belts, they knew they wouldn’t be able to take over the governance and establish their own Islamic state through this attack.”