Jihadists just need a good dialog to convince them of their errant ways. From the Gulf News:
The Saudi Ministry of Interior is carrying out a comprehensive orientation programme aimed at conducting dialogue with people arrested in connection with the security events and terrorist acts which took place recently in Saudi Arabia.
The programme was announced yesterday by the Director-General of Relations and Guidance at the Interior Ministry, Dr Saud Bin Saud Al Musaibeeh, who is also chairman of the counselling committee formed by the ministry for this purpose.
The committee comprises Muslim scholars, propagators and philosophers specialising in Sharia, psychology and sociology.
In statements to the official Saudi news agency, Dr Al Musaibeeh said the plan was targeted towards those with deviated ideologies to outline to them the danger of their ideologies on Muslim society and to convince them to renounce these destructive thoughts.
Notice that nothing is said about the danger to non-Muslim societies.
“They will be provided with books and will attend orientation courses that will enable them to correct their false beliefs and conception through effective means,” he added.
He said all those who benefited from the orientation programme and returned to the right path would be released gradually after confirmation from their families they would not allow them to return to their deviant thoughts.
Dr Al Musaibeeh added the government was extending all sorts of home comforts to the detainees and their families, saying that this may contribute positively to the efforts made to convince them to correct their beliefs.
He urged all people in the kingdom to cooperate with the authorities to protect Saudi youth against all thoughts that contradict Islamic teachings and values.
“Everyone has a responsibility, as much as they can to cooperate with the concerned bodies to fight this delinquency which affects the security and stability of the kingdom,” he said.