LUXURY ACCOMMODATION AWAITS ISLAMIC TERRORISTS IN SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia is known for its strict use of Islamic Law when it comes to punishing criminals.
It was only weeks ago that the Saudi King refused to pardon a group of armed robbers from their death sentence. The boys, one only 16 years old when caught, told reporters none of them were guilty and that the authorities tortured them in order to garner a confession. It was also reported that none of the accused were provided with adequate legal counsel. All seven of the boys were put to death.
With other crimes, such as theft, those found guilty are likely to face the real possibility of losing a hand and so it comes as a surprise to learn that Islamic Terrorists, if caught and convicted in Saudi Arabia, will face what is nothing less than luxury accommodation where it will be attempted to ‘rehabilitate’ terrorists.
Saudi officials have provided information on the rehabilitation facilities which include an Olympic sized swimming pool, sauna, gym, pool room, hot tubs and TV. Simply no expense has been spared to help terrorists learn the error of their ways. Some have remarked that the facility is akin to a five star country club, albeit one that houses people that are soaked in the blood of innocent people.
For the inmates at this country club there are fringe benefits for behaving yourself, including being allowed breaks from the facility and even providing rooms where their wives may visit so that they may have a healthy sex life.
The Saudi authorities are saying that the idea is to give terrorists a taste of a better life in hope that it will be an incentive to ‘moderate’ their religious beliefs.
Saudi officials also prefer to call Al Qaeda terrorists deviants as they view them as more of lost sheep that simply requires bringing back into the flock.
According to the Saudi officials it’s not all hot tubs and games, this is a serious attempt to reduce terrorism and inmates will be required to attend seminars on the Koran where teachers will gently explain their misinterpretations of the Holy Scriptures.
I have to admit I was a little taken aback on finding this news. I really fail to understand the Saudi logic of cutting off a person’s hand for stealing or executing them for robbery but known terrorists are afforded rehabilitation in what amounts to a very plush resort and spa.
You might be thinking this is madness and yet this is a country that murdered a 17 year old girl for a crime she didn’t commit and then of course there was the Saudi Cleric who raped and murdered his 5 year old daughter who, because of his status as a Cleric, never faced a public trial.
We must of course respect other country’s beliefs and traditions but some really do appear to make a mockery of Western views on terrorism and other crimes.