The Wahhabi rulers of Saudi Arabia say these jihadists have renounced their “deviant thoughts” and will be released. Feel reassured?
By Mariam Al Hakeem for GulfNews, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia said that 90 per cent of those who have been detained for holding “deviant thoughts” have reformed and announced their repentance.
Shaikh Saleh Bin Ganim Al Sadlan, member of the interior ministry ad hoc committee assigned to give counselling to extremist detainees, said that Saudi Arabia is planning to allow the detainees to return back to their studies or work after being set free.
At the end of 2005, Saudi Arabia announced it had released nearly 400 detainees held for security reasons after providing them with intense counselling and making sure they were free of deviant thoughts.
But authorities emphasised that they would not set free those militants arrested for taking part in terrorist attacks across the country.
Just those who had waged jihad outside the Kingdom. Feel reassured yet?