Sunday, June 10, 2007

Saudi Arabia: Freed Academic among Qaeda suspects detained.

Proving once again that a leopard can't change his spots we have this from Asharq Alawsat:

An Islamist academic who was freed under a royal pardon in 2005 is among a dozen Al-Qaeda suspects detained in Saudi Arabia this month, the interior minister said in comments published Saturday.

Saeed bin Zueir, a former professor of mass communication, and his fellow detainees are "considered among the financiers and inciters of terrorism" in the oil-rich kingdom, Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz told the Al-Riyadh daily.

Bin Zueir was arrested in 1994 and sentenced to five years in jail for justifying acts of violence but served barely a year of his sentence before being pardoned.

"Those arrested have an influential role and they could be more important than those who committed the terror attacks themselves," Prince Nayef said.
More detail on the arrest: They had huge amounts of money and 'operated through the internet with smart scientific techniques revealing cute training by certain bodies.' Hmmm. I wonder who the 'certain bodies' were?

Deviant group arrested on Thursday extremely dangerous.
The 11-member terrorism-linked group arrested by the Saudi authorities last week is more dangerous than those who carry out terrorist attacks, Saudi Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud said.

"The group incited and financed terrorist activities, and it is more dangerous than the tools that only carry out terrorism acts," Prince Nayef told Saturday's issue of the Riyadh newspaper. He added that they had huge amounts of money.

He also revealed that the Saudi Doctor Saeed bin Zuair was among the group saying "the arrest of the group is a step that would lead to eradicating terrorism from Saudi Arabia." Prince Nayef highlighted the efforts by the Saudi security bodies for the arrest of the group last week as well as realizing "information security" capturing three men with suspected links to al-Qaida two days earlier. The three allegedly used the Internet to plan terrorist attacks, recruit supporters and publish tracts on militant ideology.

"The real hazard of the group is that it operated through the internet with smart scientific techniques revealing cute training by certain bodies," the paper quoted Prince Nayef as saying.
Okay, here's a question for King Abdullah.

King, don't you think that the 2002 video tape of Osama bin laden asking for the pardon of Bin Zueir/Zuair should have been a tip off that he was nothing but trouble?
"O God, may You free Sheikh Omar Abdur Rahman in America, our ulema (Muslim scholars) in the Arabian Peninsula and other countries ... Sheikh Saeed bin Zuair and his brethren from the jails of the land of the two Holy Mosques (Saudi Arabia), and the youth of Islam everywhere," bin Laden said on the tape.
(Sheikh Omar Abdur Rahman is the scumbag serving a life sentence for the 1993 WTC bombings and plotting to blow up other US landmarks.)