It can be complicated to work out what to do with men of violence in the Middle East, with their medieval beliefs and love of beheadings.
So our Foreign Secretary wanted to try a novel approach, which was to arrange a £5.9m deal with them so they could build a prison.
This was another of our “arrangements” with the Saudis, but there was a humanitarian reason for this trade: hopefully the Saudis will use the jets to kill women convicted of adultery, because strafing them with machinegun fire is so much kinder than killing them with a sword in a public square.
But it must be highly confusing for Isis, who struggle to keep up with Saudi Arabia in the beheadings league.
For the past 9 months or so I have been dating a dear man from Libya who is here for school on a scholarship.
We learned to live with frequent power cuts and water shortages.
Regular practice overcame my squeamishness about killing cockroaches.
We hardly ever hear the candid voices of Saudi men in regards to relationships, marriage and thoughts of living in a tribal society.
The following post is written by an anonymous Saudi man.