Saudi Arabia is using one of its ‘terrorist rehab’ centres to recruit and train jihadists, according to testimony from a prisoner at Guantanamo. A former Al-Qaeda member of Saudi origin, he made the claim to the prison’s parole board when explaining his refusal to enroll in Riyadh’s de-radicalization programme.
Gitmo prisoner reveals that Saudi ‘terrorist rehab’ center is a scam
By Paul Sperry
NY Post, November 28, 2016
Counterterrorism experts have long suspected Saudi Arabia’s “rehabilitation” center for terrorists does a poor job of de-radicalizing jihadists. But a Saudi detainee at Guantanamo Bay now reveals it’s actually a recruiting and training factory for jihad.
According to recently declassified documents, senior al Qaeda operative Ghassan Abdullah al-Sharbi told a Gitmo parole board that the Saudi government has been encouraging previously released prisoners to rejoin the jihad at its terrorist reform school, officially known as the Prince Mohammed bin…
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