Saudis released 700+ “rehabilitated” al Qaeda terrorists over the last 3 years

31 August 2006: Within the last 3 years, the government of Saudi Arabia has released more than 700 suspected terrorists described as having ties to al Qaeda or accused of being sympathetic to the terror organization.

Saudi Interior Minister Mansour al-Turki claimed that a counseling program administered by the Saudi government for the terrorist suspects had been successful in changing the minds of the terrorists and persuaded them to abandon their terrorist tendencies. Those who are still considered a threat will be put on trial, stated al-Turki.