Saudi Al-Qaeda Supporters Renouncing aQ
Saudi Al-Qaeda Supporters Renouncing Views
A senior source in a Saudi Interior Ministry advisory committee that works to bring Saudi extremists to renounce their views has reported that over 150 intellectuals and psychologists have successfully rehabilitated over 1,300 extremists who once supported Al-Qaeda and incited young Saudis.
Also, Sheikh 'Abd Al-Mun'im Al-Mushawwah, director of the Al-Sakinah online campaign to bring extremists to moderate their views, which is under the supervision of the Saudi Islamic Affairs Ministry, has reported that Al-Sakinah staff was currently in dialogue with 25 extremists. He added that 695 of the 1,566 extremists with whom they had conducted a dialogue had renounced their former extremist views.
Sources: Al-Riyadh, Al-Iqtisadia, Saudi Arabia, March 5, 2008