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November 28, 2007
Great News! Saudis announce 1500 terrorists have 'repented'
Saudi authorities have released more than 1,500 reformed extremists, who were detained on charges of embracing and spreading takfeer (the ideology that brands other Muslims who disagree with them as infidels). I don't know about you but I felt a helluva lot safer in my bed after reading this:
The extremists, under the guidance of the Ministry of Interior, had undergone lengthy counseling, according to Muhammad Al-Nujaimi, a member of the Counseling Committee and professor of comparative jurisprudence at the King Fahd Security College.
The committee is tasked with the duty of reforming youths in an intellectual and rational manner on the basis of Shariah. “The committee has met around 5,000 times to offer counseling to 3,200 people, who were accused of embracing the takfeer ideology. The committee has successfully completed reforming 1,500 people,” Al-Nujaimi said.It seems these wayward youths misunderstood exactly what "jihad" meant - at least as far as the Saudi royal family was concerned:
The suspects were largely confused about the meaning of jihad, which led to their believing in committing blind violence. They also viewed that the present Muslim rulers, scholars and public were infidels, and therefore demanded the establishment of a single Islamic state, said Al-Nujaimi.No killing Muslim rulers - I'll bet that was imprinted on their brains but good.
So here we have a new way to fight terrorism; spare the rod and spoil the child. And we westerners can now relax, secure in the knowledge that 1500 extremists have been let loose upon the world who have been fully and completely "cured" of their extremism.
At least now we know what to do with Osama when we catch up with him. We can send him to Saudi Arabia so that he can "repent" his sins and see the error of his ways.