Mada'in Saleh is one of the best known archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia. It was once inhabited by the Nabataeans some 2000 years ago, Petra being the capital of the Nabataean kingdom. (Unesco World Heritage Site)
Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It - NYTimes.com || The West’s denial regarding Saudi Arabia is striking: It salutes the theocracy as its ally but pretends not to notice that it is the world’s chief ideological sponsor of Islamist culture. ... Jihadism is denounced as the scourge of the century but no consideration is given to what created it or supports it. This may allow saving face, but not saving lives.