In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the laws and regulations set by the government are meant to be followed and improvised in such a way that no man ever dares to break them. The punishments are so severe, that one may never think of attempting the crime that is said no to. The Kingdom is credited for their laws and regulations all around the world. Within the Kingdom, it is important to maintain decorum. Apart from that, all citizens, as well as expats, must follow the law without any questions. Perhaps someone thought differently and planned out on an assassination attempt of the Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Asheikh.
The terrorist was caught and sentenced to 16 years in prison by the Special Criminal Court situated in the capital city of Riyadh. The punishment for the terrorist doesn’t end here. He has been banned from traveling and will remain within the Kingdom till his period of a sentence is complete. He will also be subjected to 40 lashes which will be carried out publicly as a lesson for all those who even consider the thought of getting themselves involved in terrorist activities. The terrorist was also found guilty in 13 charges. Amongst these charges were embracing the takfirist ideology, which means labeling others as infidels, joining and supporting the terrorist group of Al-Qaeda, recruiting militants to help him assassinate the Grand Mufti.
Also, he was charged with appointing a number of scholars, leaders and officials of the Bureau of Investigation and Pubic Prosecution and recruiting militants to free the detainees kept within the Bureau. The terrorist was also found plotting attempts of carrying out blast at certain oil installations and taking part in the battle of Iraq.
It is important to keep in account that the Kingdom does not support any terrorist activities, no matter how much these groups claim to “carry out Jihad”. The terrorist groups are nowhere near the principles of Islam. It is true to also admit that the people who are taken under Al-Qaeda are deeply motivated and much brainwashed. Their sense of thinking only relies on the teachings they are provided during their training. The terrorist, who if not caught at the right time might have not only assassinated the Grand Mufti but would have also harmed the people around him.
The terrorist’s attempts failed due to the prompt action of the government and intelligence unit of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom has always made a statement when it comes to giving wrongdoers and criminals a punishment they won’t forget if they manage to survive through it all. The Kingdom is a very powerful force on its own and does not need allies in order to keep its borders strong and rigid. The way it implements its plans and executes the strategies will bound to track down all the terrorist activities within the Islamic land.
Source: Al Arabiya
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