King Fahd releases 31 jihadists. From AP, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) – Saudi King Fahd has ordered the release of all 31 Islamic militants who surrendered to security authorities under a June amnesty, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.
The amnesty, which spared the lives of those who turned themselves in, was open to anyone who was wanted but had not been arrested for carrying out terrorist acts.
“The concerned authorities were assured that the deviants have already rectified their ideology and attitudes toward their nation and society,” said the ministry’s statement, carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.
I hope so. But I’d like to see what makes the “concerned authorities” so sure.