Shura Council lauds Saudi security efforts

June 29, 2008

During an ordinary session today chaired by Dr. Saleh bin Homaid, the Shura (Consultative) Council praised the June 25 announcement that Saudi authorities have arrested 701 suspected militants in the last six months.

The Shura Council lauded the government’s security efforts and stressed that fighting extremism is the responsibility of all, especially religious scholars, teachers and preachers.

According to the Ministry of Interior, the suspects planned attacks on oil installations in the Kingdom. They also sought to recruit followers and acquire funds by various means, including theft and fraud.

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