April 2, 2007

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF PEDERASTY:

Saudis claim 80% success in re-educating al-Qaida militants (Ian Black, April 2, 2007, The Guardian)

Officials in Riyadh say they have seen an 80-90% success rate in a "counter-radicalisation" campaign designed to wean extremists detained by the security forces off the "takfiri" ideology that permits the killing of fellow Muslims and motivates Saudis involved in jihad in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some 140 members of al-Qaida in the Arabian peninsula have died in clashes with security forces since attacks began in May 2003. [...]

Abu Suleiman, 33, has seen the error of his ways. "I got involved in jihad when I was 20," he explained in the American-accented English picked up during four years spent in Guantánamo Bay after his capture at Tora Bora in late 2001. "Bin Laden is a quiet guy but he can work magic with people when he talks," said the holy warrior-turned financial analyst. "Being in jail gives you a lot of time to think. I had good intentions. I wanted to help Muslims round the world, but I felt I was being used for other purposes. This programme is working for a lot of people."

Prisoners undergo social and psychological profiling, take part in 10-week courses and are helped to find jobs and even wives as part of intensive after-care support that includes cash handouts for their families. Some refuse to participate. "But we don't force them," Gen Turki said.


If someone had hooked Sayid Qutb and Mohammed Atta up with women the WTC would still be standing.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 2, 2007 7:21 AM
Comments

Well Atta did, and it didn't help. and Syed Qutb;
well he was 43 years old, and never been out on
a date, even in conservative Cairo. Wahhabism being the state faith, is going to make it very
difficult for jihadi rehabilitation to succeed.
Salafism is almost as difficult to reform. An
example of how the jihadi network operates is
seen in Al Alswany's The Yacoubian building.

Posted by: narciso at April 2, 2007 9:45 AM

It would have been better to hook them up with a 300 lb. Egyptian butt pirate. They didn't want women.

Posted by: ratbert at April 2, 2007 12:35 PM
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