Monday, November 26, 2007

`Our Eternal Friends' The Saudis Release 1500 Jihadi Terrorists

While their foreign minister is busily dictating to the Bush Administration in Washington, back home the Saudis are releasing 1500 jihad terrorists - because they 'repented' .

And no, I'm not kidding:

"Saudi Arabia, waging a crackdown on Islamist militants that has lasted for more than four years, has released some 1,500 jailed suspects after they "repented," a newspaper said on Sunday. The 1,500 were among about 3,200 militants with whom representatives of a government-appointed "advice committee" met around 5,000 times since it was formed three years ago, Al-Watan said, quoting committee member Mohammad al-Nujaimi.

The paper did not clarify if the remaining 1,700 detainees had refused to renounce the ideology of "taqfir" - branding other Muslims as apostates or infidels in order to legitimize violence against them. The ideology is espoused by some militants who advocate the use of force to overthrow regimes deemed corrupt or unrepresentative and to establish a single Islamic state.
(It was also used by Pakistan to justify the organized rape of thousands of Bengali women by its troops as a strategy of war in what's now Bangladesh during the war between Bangladesh and Pakistan.)
Nujaimi said the 1,500 militants who changed their views had renounced Saudi-born Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's call on his followers to "cleanse the Arabian Peninsula of polytheists."

Oh, well..if the Wahabi clerics say these people are OK, then I guess they would never hurt even an infidel bunny rabbit. They're our friends, right?

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