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Saudi Arabia Offers Amnesty to Terrorists

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posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 10:39 AM

Saudi Arabia announced a limited amnesty Wednesday for Muslim militants who surrender in the next month

Hopefully this will help the Saudis to curve terrorists attacks in Saudi. But I really doubt it will work.

[edit] clarified

[edit on 23-6-2004 by dnnx]

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 11:04 AM
So, rather than take action on these people, they are going to offer amnesty.

Very interesting.

(Is this to appease the world that the Saudi's are "doing something" to help fight the war on terrorism?- silly me!)

Well, my bet is maybe 1 person will come forward.

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 11:11 AM
That is not setting a very good example. Maybe they are up to something shady.

Also its easy to say, how can you free someone like that? They turn themselves in and dont get released again. Now that would be cool, they would say but you lied. Ya and you killed. It is what it is.

[edit on 23-6-2004 by SpittinCobra]

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 11:25 AM
Is there actually an intelligent persdon out there that thinks for a minute that the Saudis are our friends and allies? Come on now!! All we are to them is an unpaid for security service to protect their weasly behinds! They would cut our throats at a moments notice if they had the guts to fight for themselves and get their fancy headresses dirty!! I would rather trust a snake!!

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 11:41 AM
I think they are playing their cards, see they are claiming that the terrorist attacks are from other groups, Saudi Arabia is having problems now that their monarch is dying, the monarchy power is thin, and a lot of money is involved, the regular Saudi had never been happy with their monarchy, and now they are scare of this attack in their land because it can spell a civil war.

So they are gambling with these groups in hope of showing good will.

And this is an oppinion.

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 11:42 AM

Originally posted by Jalengrma
I would rather trust a snake!!

I agree. Saudies can not be trusted.

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 11:48 AM
What a brilliant idea! Why duin't we think of that. Let's let them all come to America. We can put them on a Carnival cruise ship and promise them that they will be held in a safe place when they get here. Of course we'll be lying, but hey, since when has that stopped us before.

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 12:18 PM
some more on this

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 12:19 PM
More likely they will offer amnesty, make them promise not to do it again, and then clean their record.

It's like to going to confession. The blood of the hostages has paid for thehir sins.

Look for this to process to be repeated at least every 2 to 4 years.

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 12:43 PM
Some more

well if the Royal Family sees a drop in their net take home pay, like from less revenue from the oil if the oil companies threathen to pull out, then they would probably do something about the terrorists.

I really do think Hunting season is about to start in Saudi.

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 01:12 PM
Yeah great idea for the Saudis offer amnesty to the killers the terrorists that way everyone is happy except for the west the Saudis are just trying to beat around the bush. (no pun intended)

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 01:19 PM
I heard this on the BBC world service unfortunately they havnt put the link up yet on the website.

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 10:04 PM
Thirty days??!! Well, now, that gives the terrorists time to kidnap and kill
30 more hostages with a "Get Out of Jail Free" card waiting at the end of it.
All they have to do is make sure they don't get caught disposing of any bodies
in the meantime so some "authority" can take a token pot-shot at them.

posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 02:36 AM
i guess 2 issues are being debated here. 1 month period and the offer of amnesty.

why would the saudi govt even consider offering amnesty to these terrosists? well, if you look at the big picture and consider with this amnesty there would be fewer terrorists who may take the place of those killed in action, this would be a good idea isnt it. additionally they would be able to get the very much needed intel on the leaders of these terrorist groups and devise ways to get rid of them.

is it uncommon to offer deals to lesser convicts to get to the crux of the problem? witness protection programs and/or lesser charges for co-operation?

have you ever heard a terrorist say you have 30 days to meet my demands? or is it more often than not "you have 24 hours.." etc etc. your guess is as good as mine as long as its reasonable.


posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 02:59 AM
Note that the man they recently "killed" who beheaded the engineer was billed as a known terrorist--"Saudi's most wanted".

They had him in custody before...and let him go...for "good behavior"...his good behavior? Memorizing the Koran...and to think, he went back to terrorism after he was released? What a sham.

The Sauds consolidated their power by supporting these guys so they'd be complacent. Now things have changed, and their homegrown Jihadis are coming back to bite them in the keester.

Just don't trust 'em.

The Saudis should listen to more Marilyn Manson (whose career seems to have been tragically undermined by the war on terror--now that there's something to actually be scared of!
"This is your world in which we grow...and we will grow to hate you."


posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 03:01 AM
Ack! Double post...apologies to all...

[edit on 30-6-2004 by Q]

posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 11:59 AM
Well it seems that it has begun to affect their bottom line. Remember, in Saudi, the Saudis just negotiate the contracts, Westerners are the one who actually do all the work.

Now the Saudis are allowing Westeners to carry weapons. (see link). Saudi will get tough on the terrorists for a while, just long enough to stabilze the Kingdom and their profits.

Al Qaeda supporters have waged a year-long campaign of violence targeting Westerners, government sites and oil workers in the kingdom, prompting some foreigners to flee the country which is the world's biggest oil exporter.

posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 01:38 PM
Just imagine what would happen if a Westerner acutally used a firearm to defend him or herself. I think this would give the Saudi government an out when the next person is beheaded.

They (Suadi's) should just get with the program and eradicate (not necessarily kill) these guys. I am sure they can find a set of clerics that will swear on the Koran that the Saudi family has been chosen by Alah himself to rule over the kingdom.

posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 02:01 PM
What I don't understand is that this appeal seems to have been made on mildly religious grounds. Confess now, be forgiven. Continue to act after 30 days has passed, Allah will bless our efforts to kill/stop you.

Though the ruling House of Saud is muslim, they do not represent the religious authority for that country. In fact Saudi Arabia is a hotbed of Wahhabism which is an extremely strict form of Islam. At the bedrock of Islam is the notion that the religion becomes your world, from the way you handle your income, to the way you conduct your government, to the way you read the Koran. As a monarchy Saudi Arabia is in violation of the religiously-based government supported by the Koran.

With all this in mind, why did Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz give the message? Though I understand that it was an offer from the government and he's an agent of that government, since the offer was religiously based a member of the ulema should have delivered it to ensure full impact.

posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 08:25 AM
Saudis preach death to Jews, Christians
But diplomats insist to United States clerics condemn terrorism
Posted: June 25, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2004

While Riyadh insists to the world Saudi clerics condemn terrorism, statements broadcast on national television convey the opposite message, calling for the killing of Jews and Christians and the ultimate takeover of the United States by Islam.

Complete article at:

Regardless of the fine words of the Saudi diplomats, Saudi Arabia is a terrorist state. They have the ability to speak out of both sides of their mouth at the same time telling one story to America and the world while showing their true colors to the radical Wahhabist Moslems, The Saudis are not our friends. They might just change their minds if all 30,000 Americans who keep their oil flowing end up leaving, which seems to be going to happen. Should we leave the house of Saud may just go "POOF" and be no more.

As a side note to quote from the above article: “Sheik Muhammad Al-Munajid, a disciple of one of Saudi Arabia's most revered religious leaders, Sheik ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz ibn ‘Abdallah ibn Baaz, was identified in a report in the Washington Post on Dec. 11, 2003, as running a "website that promotes intolerance of Christians and Jews and calls for holy war on Shiite Muslims."

This demonstrates that the Moslems are perfectly content to war upon one another if they can’t kill Christians and Jews. They can’t even get along with each other, much less anyone else. How a single religion can war upon itself just because of differences in the interpretation of the Koran is beyond me.


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