Running Head:SAUDI STUDENTS IN THE USA 1
SAUDI STUDENTS IN THE USA 2
Saudi students in the USA
Is it ok to say that public opinion is one of the significant issues when it comes to the citizens of a given country? This has gone even further for the students in another state to live in fear of not having the freedom to suggest what they would want to speak. It is one of the significant issues that Saudi students in the united states face(Griffin, Small, Clanagan, 2018). I, therefore, developed further interest in observing what these students were going through during their stay in the united states.
My main aim for researching these students is to try to find out more about the cases that have been emerging out of the public threat from the government of Saudi. The community being studied will be Saudi students in the united states. It comprises of the students who have secured scholarships to study in the united states of America (Griffin, Small, Clanagan, 2018). My role in this community was conducting my research, then leave the city. Therefore, I was just among the non-participant observer.
It is a technique of data collection where I decided to interview a set of Saudi students. In the process, I was able to note take some specific important information from the students, together with their suggestions about the whole issue. The interview process was on a personal level; hence the students decided to open up their hearts without hiding anything. Therefore, it was one of the helpful techniques where I was in a position of collecting optimum feelings of the victims towards the main list of the research.
It is a data collection technique where I was forced to observe the whole community of Saudi students in the united states of America. Basically, one of the ways I applied was my observation techniques was through interacting with them on one in the study institutions, where they lived, and also through social media. Through this technique, I was able to notice the reaction of the students, especially when this topic was brought up.
This is where I decided to give out a sheet of the question paper. These question contained a set of questions which revolved around the topic list. From the answers we obtained, we were able to understand what the students have been going through the whole process.
Findings from the data collection technique.
It is and was very depressing, having to realize that currently, freedom of speech is still an issue in some countries, especially in this new period. We were able to notice a level of hatred that these students had towards the given topic of our research. These students always expect to make new friends through socializing and to know how they think differently when an issue arises. However, all this turns out to become a nightmare since the students will shift all the energy he or she had to power of maintaining silence to avoid uncertainty to happen.
These students, what they say, is that they are in a position of speaking more about their country. If they do so, then their life is at stake. Meaning there are some sets of penalties if someone decides to leak any information about their country to the stranger. It so unfortunate to them in such a way they cannot indulge in any of the class discussion about their country. Some of us might have questions on how the government is in a position of realizing whether one has leaked something or not. It is possible since there are some sets of spies within the students themselves who take the information to the government in case one opens up.
2. Literature review.
In this section, we further took a step in investigating more from the previous researchers who have been researching these issues. Some of the researchers are very bitter over the given topic about the whole point (Ammann, 2005).
These scholars and the researchers went further in investigating the issue of that face the Saudi students in the united states. What they found out has a similarity from the field research I carried out. These scholars suggested that the Saudi government denied knowing all these issues that revolved around their students from the country. Adam Cole, who was a researcher in human rights in the Middle East section of the United States, gave out a transparent scenario of what the students of Saudi passed through (Ammann, 2005).
He said that he was contacted by johns Hopkin professor, who was more upset about the activities done by their Saudi embassy towards its citizen, who was a student in the respective country. The student received a couple of massages that were life-threatening. These massages come from the embassy of Saudi(Ammann, 2005). The student was directed to take charge of the whole process of anti-student events around the university. Failure to do so, the student would face a thorough consequence from the Saudi government. This was possible because the Saudi government had already delegated to keep track of the whole event.
One of the unknown students gave out information on how the Saudi embassy has organized its spies wherever the students are engaged. He says that the Saudi embassy has the set of either two or one spies who is responsible for giving out every information about any event organized by them. Hence this why they have no power to demonstrate their suggestions and feeling towards the negatives of their country(Mason, 2017).
The whole issue is not new to the Saudi embassy since the entire affair was known by the former FBI agent Frank Montoya. He suggested that some of the cases were forwarded about a similar issue while he was still an agent. What was more frustrating being that the agency was not concerned by then with the problem, and also, they did not believe the whole issue was just a trend(Mason, 2017)? Frank Montoya also suggested that he has been talking to the current FBI agents who have said that the whole issue has been expanding, especially during the reign of Prince Mohammed. When more investigation was carried out, the FBI team suggested that they have no comment on the alleged Saudi spies.
The human rights organizations, together with other critics, suggest that the current prince has the power to silence everyone to maintain his decency. It was very evident in September 2017 when the Saudi kingdom arrested more than twenty people. They claimed that they have been exposing the intelligence activity of a given country with the benefit of helping the outside party(Mason, 2017). Two months later, the other three hundred people were arrested for the claims in partaking in corruption practices.
Every government ought to fully understand that the power comes from the subject and not them. It very important for everyone to know that the government has to set some sets of rules for the citizens, and they have to understand that they, too, have the power when they come together. Energy can become helpful but sometimes can also become a threat, especially to the subject to that power(Mason, 2017). Power can make the subject slaves for the rest of their lives.
Hence any authority needs to come up with the best governing style, which will become conversant to the citizens of the country. For example, if the governing system of the Saudi government is conversant, then it means that its citizens will live freely, not subjected to the existing threats (Mason, 2017). Some sets of measures have to be taken by the human rights body to ensure the rights of the students of Saudi countries are protected from the unjust full action. Also, they have to ensure that the students have the freedom of speech wherever they are which will help in releasing them to the jail of life they have been subjected in
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