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Saudomite princes tackle terrorism : Abdul Aziz & Al Faisal launch "Fund for Security Men Victims of Terrorist Incidents"

Foreigners in the kingdom can carry guns to protect themeselves against Saudi security men turned terrorists
July 21, 2004

Saudi terrorists 'sheiking' in their suicide vests after Imam urges them to surrender and "return to true path"

"Sheikh Saud Al-Sheraim one of the Imams of the Grand Mosque in Makkah has thrown his weight behind calls for terrorists to surrender under a month-long amnesty announced by the government in late June.

"Hurry, you who committed mistakes and are now in hiding, to make this initiative a new beginning in correcting (your behavior) and return to the true path," Sheikh Saud Al-Sheraim said in his Friday sermon.

Addressing hundreds of thousands of worshippers at the Grand Mosque, he said Saudi authorities were sincere in forgiving militants who voluntarily surrender".

Praising repentance as an Islamic ideal, he called on all those who deviated from the right path to return to the fold of Islam. "Hurry to catch up with those who have been promised forgiveness in life and death, for Almighty Allah has said to those who have repented ... that He is forgiving and merciful." http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-13163635,00.html

Cox & Forkum illustrate the Saudi way of fighting terrorism.

http://www.slantpoint.com/mt-arx/001360.html

MIM:

Prince Naif denies proven claims that Saudi security forces aided, trained and joined Al Qaeda terrorists and announces fund for "Saudi security men victims of terrorist incidents".(!)

"Prince Naif in Wednesday's remarks denied Al-Qaeda has infiltrated the Saudi security forces. "The men of the Saudi security apparatus are too dignified and honorable to include such (elements). Be fully confident of that," he said.

No weapons belonging to Saudi armed forces were used to carry out terrorist attacks. "This is certain", he said."

Prince Al Faisal announces donations of over $1 million Saudi Riyals for new 'charity' initiative:: Fund for Security men victims of terrorist incidents" . http://www.ain-al-yaqeen.com/issues/20040716/feat3en.htm

:Saudis continue to tackle terror by threatening to punish terrorists if they dont stop attacks .

The Grand Imam of Mecca said that any terrorists who give themselves up will "be treated according to Shari'a".

" All those who want safety should take this opportunity and return to the right path".

(This is Arabic for letting Al Qaeda members go back to their old positions with the Saudi security forces).

Saudomite prince Abdul Aziz also issued a dire warning that he will "crack down'" on this "deviant group"..

Prince Abdullah proclaims that terrorists will not be allowed to make "any excuses".

He also added that the terrorists would be allowed to' return to G-d and do some soul searching', which seems a poor second choice to paradise and 72 virgins.

Small wonder that one of the only "deviants" to turn themselves in was a wheelchair bound Bin Laden crony .

According to reports Khaled Al Harbi "surrendered to Saudi diplomats ", in Iran and stated that when he called the Saudi embassy, "he was very well received".

Upon his return to Riyadh he held a televised press conference...

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Top Bin Laden confidant accepts Saudi Amnesty

"A confidant of Osama bin Laden, seen on a videotape with the Qaeda chief as he talked about the Sept. 11 terror attacks, has surrendered to Saudi diplomats in Iran and been flown to Saudi Arabia.

Khaled al-Harbi, a potentially valuable asset in the war on terror because of his close relationship to bin Laden, was shown on Saudi television Tuesday being pushed in a wheelchair through the Riyadh airport.

Harbi is the most important figure to surface under a Saudi amnesty promising to spare the lives of militants who turn themselves in. He told the television, "I called the embassy and we were very well received."

Harbi, also known as Abu Suleiman al-Makki, is considered a sounding board for bin Laden rather than an operational planner for his terror network, a U.S. counterterrorism official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity".

The Interior Ministry did not specify what Harbi is wanted for." ( Hint: see article below )

MIM:Al Harbi returns from Iran and surrenders to a hero's welcome in Saudi Arabia :

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"Top Al Qaeda Leader Surrenders "

"Saudi Television showed a wheelchair-bound Al-Harbi being carried off a plane on arrival in the Kingdom, accompanied by a woman and a teenager.

Al-Harbi said he was treated well and praised the amnesty. "Thank God... I called the embassy and we were very well received. I have come obeying God and obeying the (Kingdom's) rulers. This generous initiative undoubtedly offers a chance to any rational person" to mend his ways, he said.

"Since he is paralyzed, he will be transferred directly to hospital to receive medical treatment," the official said.

The announcement did not give more details, but Al-Harbi, a native of the holy city of Makkah, is known to have fought in Afghanistan alongside Al-Qaeda chief Bin Laden in the early 1980s, during the Soviet invasion.

Al-Harbi, who was wounded while fighting in Bosnia, taught courses in Islam at the Grand Mosque in Makkah but dropped out of sight after the Sept 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

He is believed to have fled to Afghanistan at the time, and appeared alongside Bin Laden in a videotape aired by Qatar-based Al-Jazeera news channel in December 2001, during which he claimed that Muslim scholars "bless" the extremists' actions.

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=48316&d=14&m=7&y=2004

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Note that Al Harbi was born and taught classes in Islam in Mekkah.

One of the most 'facilitator's of the amnesty is Saud Al Sheraim, one of many 'Pimps of the Profit' at the Grand Mosque in Mecca .

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: Terrorists had better give up within a month or else ...

"they will meet the same fate or worse "

SAUDI SECURITY FORCES GUNDOWN AL MUQRIN, AL DAKEEL AND CLOSE THE NET ON THE TERRORISTS.
PRINCE ABDULLAH: WE TELL THIS DEVIANT GROUP AND OTHERS THAT IF THEY DO NOT RETURN TO THE RIGHT PATH, THEY WILL MEET THE SAME FATE OR WORSE.
PRINCE NAIF IBN ABDUL AZIZ: WE ALL STAND TOGETHER AGAINST ACTS THAT TARGET THE COUNTRY, ITS SECURITY AND STABILITY.
PRINCE SALMAN IBN ABDUL AZIZ: SAUDI ARABIA IS ROOTING OUT TERRORISM AND TERRORISTS.

Saudomite prince Abdul Aziz 'cracks down' on Saudi trained Al Qaeda members

"The men of the Saudi security apparatus are too dignified and honorable to include such (elements). Be fully confident of that," he said.

No weapons belonging to Saudi armed forces were used to carry out terrorist attacks. "This is certain", he said.

Sigmund 'Fraud' translated into Arabic:

"The Pyschopathology of Everyday Lies"

When it comes to Saudi Arabia truth sounds like fiction and fiction is the reality.

When a Saudi newspaper editor said that two of the 9/11 hijackers, Waleed and Wail Al Shehri, were the sons of Ahmed Al- Shehri . a Saudi diplomat here was his reply:

"Reached by the Globe in New Delhi, where he is third secretary of the Saudi embassy, Ahmed al-Shehri equivocated when asked if the two hijackers were his sons.

"I have no idea. Maybe," said al-Shehri, who worked as an attache at the Saudi embassy in Washington until 1996. "How do I know? We have a half-million Shehris in Saudi Arabia " http://www.boston.com/news/packages/underattack/globe_stories/0915/Hijackers_may_have_taken_Saudi_identities+.shtml

Here is a description of the Saudi Arabian official online ' news' magazine', Ain Al Yaqeen', in their own words.

http://www.ain-al-yaqeen.com/about2.htm

Ain Al Yaqeen -- "Heart of the Matter" -- Is a weekly news magazine published on the internet. It covers political, social, and economic issues which affect Arabic and English speaking people everywhere

As a news magazine, we strive to offer fair and balanced coverage of the issues and events we document. Likewise, we try to present coverage of political issues in an unbiased way

Below: An excerpt from a recent 'news report' which refers to "human bombs" and attacks on the "Zionist entity".

Note that Ain Al Yaqeen 'inadvertently' reveals the truth that the Israelis are delivering "strong blows" against Arab terrorism by claiming that the Israeli defense minister Shaul Mofaz "acknowledged that Palestinian resistance was as strong as ever despite the strong blows recently leveled against it ." (!)

"On the other hand the Israeli police force said it closed entrances to three cities in the green line fearing a Palestinian commando was trying to infiltrate into one of them to carry out a human-bomb attack.

A police spokesman said that hundreds of policemen, border guards, special forcers and security teams with hound dogs trained on sniffing explosive materials were deployed in the central area of the Zionist entity.

He said that the main and side roads were blocked after receiving information that "hostile" elements were planning anti "Israeli" raids in the area.

For his part, the Israeli war minister Shaul Mofaz acknowledged that Palestinian resistance was still as solid as ever despite the strong blows recently leveled against it'.

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PRINCE SULTAN IBN ABDUL AZIZ DONATES SR ONE MILLION TO THE FUND FOR SECURITY MEN VICTIMS OF TERRORISM.. http://www.ain-al-yaqeen.com/issues/20040716/feat3en.htm

Donations have poured on the Fund as Prince Faisal Ibn Khalid Al-Faisal donated SR half a million and businessmen gave SR 2,8 million to the Fund for Security men victims of terrorist incidents.

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal said after a meeting with a group of businessmen from Asir region led by the honourary chairman of Abha Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abdullah Ibn Said Abou Malha that he hopes that not only businessmen will participate in the Fund but all citizens will play their part, and all businessmen in the Kingdom will be part of this generous project.

On the other hand Prince Khalid Al-Faisal received at his office the undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport Engineer Abdullah Al Moqbel. They discussed the projects being implemented in the region and future projects.

Prince Naif Ibn Abdul Aziz, the Minister of Interior, received at his office a delegation of Weld Sulaiman Tribe from Anzah led by Sheikh Salih Al-Amaat Al-A'waji.

In their speech, they condemned the criminal acts that took place in the Kingdom and announced their full loyalty to the country and its leadership.

On his part, Prince Naif Ibn Abdul Aziz thanked them for their feelings, stressing that all are united against these acts which target the nation, its security and stability.

Prince Naif Ibn Abdul Aziz, the Minister of Interior, received at his office the Muslim World delegation led by Dr. Abdullah Ibn Abdul Mohsin Al-Turki, the Secretary General of Muslim World League to consult on the issues of the Muslim nation.

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Saudomite Prince Naif tells foreigners they can carry guns to protect themselves against Saudi militia trained Al Qaeda terrorists.

The Prince's are still waiting for the Al Qaeda members to turn themselves in before the end of the one month amnesty.

While they are waiting Prince Naif found time to address a "passing out ceremony of postgraduate students at Naif University for Security Sciences in Riyadh on Wednesday".

(Unfortunately no picture of the ceremony was available)

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Foreigners Could Get Guns: Naif
Abdul Wahab Bashir, Arab News

Interior Minister Prince Naif addresses a passing out ceremony of postgraduate students at Naif University for Security Sciences in Riyadh on Wednesday. (SPA)

JEDDAH, 25 June 2004 Saudi Arabia could allow foreigners who feel threatened by the wave of terrorist violence in the Kingdom to carry guns for their protection, Interior Minister Prince Naif said, as the first terror suspect under a month-long amnesty announced on Wednesday surrendered to security forces.

"In principle a Saudi has the right to carry a weapon, if he has a permit. Likewise a foreign resident, if he felt in danger, could get a permit to carry a weapon. By weapons I mean a personal weapon which a person can have in his own country," Prince Naif said.

He was speaking to reporters Wednesday night after attending a ceremony for postgraduate students of Prince Naif University for Security Studies in Riyadh.

Prince Naif called on terrorists to respond to Wednesday's amnesty for terrorists who surrender within a month announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd.

"The message was very clear, and wrongdoers must give themselves up by reporting to a government authority that they have recanted and then cooperate with (the authorities) so that Shariah law can be applied to them," Prince Naif said.

"Those who want safety should take this opportunity and return to the right path," he said.

The Interior Ministry announced yesterday that the first wanted terror suspect had surrendered under the amnesty.

"The citizen Saaban ibn Muhammad ibn Abdullah Al-Laylahi Al-Shehri, who was wanted in a security-related case and had been missing (for two years) surrendered to security authorities," SPA quoted a ministry official as saying.

He did so "a few hours" after the amnesty was announced.

"In accordance with royal instructions, he was allowed to visit his family and stay with them until the date of his interrogation (for the charges) attributed to him is set," the official added.

Sources earlier said the amnesty was aimed at mid-ranking and junior Al-Qaeda supporters, not leaders with blood on their hands.

Under the amnesty, which guaranteed personal safety for those who repent, the state would drop all charges while reserving the right of individuals harmed by terror acts to either seek redress through the courts or waive any claims.

King Fahd warned that the offer was a last chance for suspected extremists to turn themselves in and that those who did not would face a harsh crackdown.

Al-Shehri is not on a list of 16 most-wanted Al-Qaeda suspects who remain at large.

Prince Naif in Wednesday's remarks denied Al-Qaeda has infiltrated the Saudi security forces. "The men of the Saudi security apparatus are too dignified and honorable to include such (elements). Be fully confident of that," he said.

No weapons belonging to Saudi armed forces were used to carry out terrorist attacks. "This is certain", he said.

The US Embassy yesterday issued a new warden message to nationals in Saudi Arabia urging them not to run security checkpoints despite reports that Al-Qaeda gunmen have donned uniforms to carry out attacks, a spokeswoman said.

The message "cautions Americans that it is dangerous to ignore Saudi police checkpoints" despite these reports, which related specifically to the June 12 abduction in Riyadh of US hostage Paul M. Johnson, embassy spokeswoman Carol Kalin said.

The advice was given "after it came to our attention that one American ignored a police checkpoint" following claims that Al-Qaeda had police uniforms and a car looking like a police vehicle in kidnapping Johnson, she said.

"We are aware of the denials, and we have said on record that there was no evidence of complicity" between security forces and Al-Qaeda, Kalin confirmed.

Prince Naif also denied foreign security agencies were involved in dealing with the recent terror attacks in the Kingdom, nor had there been any US pressure on Saudi security forces.

"No, there hasn't been any pressure and we would not allow it," the Saudi Press Agency quoted him as saying. "This must be made very clear. We deal with others on an equal footing."

"We have intelligence contacts with the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Italy and with all Arab and Muslim countries. We appreciate the effort of all those who provide us with information.

"There is very good cooperation with American security agencies: they have benefited us and we have benefited them," he added.

Saudi security forces meanwhile scoured several districts of the capital yesterday, signaling they were not letting down their guard despite the amnesty.

Security forces searched neighborhoods in north, south and central Riyadh, witnesses said. No arrests were reported yet.

Some 25 police and special forces vehicles raced through the upmarket Al-Olaya thoroughfare heading north after conducting searches in one block in the district, witnesses said.

(Mohammed Rasooldeen from Riyadh contributed to this report)

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June 22, 2004

Saudi Military Trained New Al-Qaeda Leader
There's a new leader of Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia and it looks like he has ties with that country's security forces. This is an interesting development considering the earlier reports that the kidnappers who killed Paul Johnson claim that they were aided by sympathizers in the Saudi security forces.

CNN reports:

While set back by the death of previous leader Abdulaziz al-Muqrin, mastermind of the kidnapping and beheading of American engineer Paul M. Johnson Jr., al Qaeda remains able to strike at the Saudi government because of men such as Saleh Mohammed al-Oufi. ... According to reports in Saudi papers closely linked to the government, al-Oufi, believed to be in his late 30s, received military training in Riyadh before joining the kingdom's prison guard unit. He worked as a guard in the prison in Medina, near his hometown, before he was fired in 1992, apparently for misconduct.
A Saudi expert, speaking on condition of anonymity, said al-Oufi's military training and his reputation for devotion to al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden made him a particularly good candidate to take over from al-Muqrin. ... Evan Kohlmann, a Washington-based expert on terrorism, said al-Oufi would know the tactics and personnel of Saudi security forces. Kohlmann noted that al Qaeda claims to have infiltrated the security forces and said that while Saudi officials reject that, al-Oufi's background is evidence it is possible.

New York Newsday reports:

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula ... said Saudi security forces provided uniforms and police cars to militants who then set up a fake checkpoint to kidnap Paul M. Johnson Jr. The militants say they posed as police to stop Johnson's car, anesthetized him and carried him to another car. "A number of the cooperators who are sincere to their religion in the security apparatus donated those clothes and the police cars. We ask God to reward them and that they use their energy to serve Islam and the mujahedeen," the article said.

It is possible that such claims are being made simply in order to discredit the Saudi government among Westerners, not that that would be too difficult. The fact that al-Oufi has military training, though, should lead people to wonder how many within various military and police forces are sympathetic to Al-Qaeda. It isn't plausible that the number is zero. Assuming that there are at least some, how many would be willing to actually help Al-Qaeda do something, even if it is to just pass along information? These terrorists have proven themselves to be relatively smart, and the smart thing to do would have been to insert informer and sympathizers into important positions long ago. If the Saudi government doesn't take that possibility seriously, I'm not sure they deserve to survive.

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Saudi 'Pimp of the Profit' Prince Abdullah warns terrorists they will not be allowed to make "any excuses".

Abdullah was the planned target of a Libyan financed and ordered assassination .

The plot was 'uncovered' in June with the arrest of Abdulrahman Alamoudi, head of the now almost defunct American Muslim Council.

PRINCE ABDULLAH: WHEN THE AMNESTY PERIOD EXPIRES, NEITHER THE STATE NOR THE PEOPLE WILL ALLOW THE TERRORISTS ANY EXCUSES.
THE SAUDI COUNCIL OF MINISTERS WELCOMES THE DECISION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE AND DESCRIBES IT AS HISTORICAL.
PRINCE NAIF IBN ABDUL AZIZ REVIEWS THE DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM AT THE SHOURA COUNCIL.
http://www.ain-al-yaqeen.com/issues/20040716/feat2en.htm

Saudi interior ministry still waiting for Al Qaeda to surrender as terrorists take new hostages...

Clerics say terrorists should "return to G-d and engage in soul searching"

http://www.ain-al-yaqeen.com/issues/20040716/feat3en.htm

Meanwhile one of Saudi Arabia's most senior Muslim clerics urged supporters of Osama Bin Laden Al-Qaeda group to surrender under a limited amnesty offered last month that extremists have so far rejected.

Sheikh Saud Al-Sheraim one of the Imams of the Grand Mosque in Makkah has thrown his weight behind calls for terrorists to surrender under a month-long amnesty announced by the government in late June.

"Hurry, you who committed mistakes and are now in hiding, to make this initiative a new beginning in correcting (your behavior) and return to the true path," Sheikh Saud Al-Sheraim said in his Friday sermon.

Addressing hundreds of thousands of worshippers at the Grand Mosque, he said Saudi authorities were sincere in forgiving militants who voluntarily surrender.

Praising repentance as an Islamic ideal, he called on all those who deviated from the right path to return to the fold of Islam. "Hurry to catch up with those who have been promised forgiveness in life and death, for Almighty Allah has said to those who have repented ... that He is forgiving and merciful."

The one-month offer announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd on June 23 gave terrorists 30 days to turn themselves in.

"All those affiliated to this group (of terrorists) and who were not captured have a chance to return to God and engage in soul-searching." Those surrendering would be guaranteed personal safety but would still have to face claims from the families of victims, Crown Prince Abdullah said in a televised speech.

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-13163635,00.html

Pardon followed killing of Abdul Aziz al Muqrin
Pardon followed killing of Abdul Aziz al Muqrin

NO AMNESTY EXTENSION
Saudi Arabia say it will not extend an amnesty for al Qaeda sympathisers in the country.

The interior ministry has given those who want to turn themselves had until the end of Thursday under the amnesty declared by King Fahd on June 23.

Only four suspects - one of whom is on the kingdom's most-wanted list - have come forward under the amnesty.

Al Qaeda rejected the pardon, claiming in a statement posted on websites that it was doomed to fail.

The authorities have threatened a harsh crackdown on wanted militants once the grace period ends.

Saudi Arabia has launched a massive campaign to track down those behind attacks which have killed some 90 people and wounded hundreds since May 2003.

Twelve people on a 26-strong list issued in December are still at large.

The others have either been killed in clashes or surrendered.

The offer of a pardon came close on the heels of the June 18 killing of al Qaeda's local chief, Abdul Aziz al Muqrin.

Two militants were killed in raids in the capital this week by Saudi forces who also discovered the head of the hostage Paul Johnson in a fridge.

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