2004 News Story

Prince Nayef visits families of those killed in Riyadh blast

Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz visited yesterday the families of three of those killed in the terrorist explosion at the General Department of Traffic in Riyadh last Wednesday: the girl, Wijdan Nasser Al-Kandiri; Captain Ibrahim Mubarak Al-Dossary; and Private Hussein Maha Faqihi. Prince Nayef reiterated his appeal to all individuals of the deviant group to recant and surrender to authorities, stressing that all citizens are in the service of their religion and country, and that anyone who stands behind, helps or sympathizes with these criminals, is worse than they are.

Meanwhile, the Council of Call and Guidance, in its meeting yesterday, condemned the explosion, and urged confrontation of the deviant ideas that lead to such criminal acts. The Council, which comprises representatives from various areas of jurisprudence including the Islamic Affairs Ministry, the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques, and the Islamic universities, called for fortifying young people against destructive ideas that run counter to the teachings of Islam.
In its meeting yesterday, the Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shura) also condemned the terrorist act, affirming its support for the government’s confrontation of this deviant group until it is uprooted and all its resources eradicated, expressing appreciation of the security forces for their bravery in confronting them, and offering condolences to the families of the victims.