February 4, 2009, - 1:32 pm

Shocker: Saudi 12-Step Program for Jihadists Even Less Effective Than Drug Rehab

By Debbie Schlussel
The country that funds Islamic terrorism–and produced 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers–is also the country that can’t “rehab” Islamic terrorists. Shocker. More terrorists released from Guantanamo Bay have returned to terrorism. Shocker #2.

Eleven Saudis who were released from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and then passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists are now believed to have fled the country and joined terrorist groups abroad, Saudi officials said Tuesday.
The 11 former detainees include two who were already identified last month as members of a Yemeni terrorist group. Their names were on a list of 85 wanted terrorism suspects made public Tuesday by the Saudi Interior Ministry.


Saudi 9/11 Flag By David Lunde/Lundesigns

The announcement further underscored the difficulties faced by the Obama administration as it prepares to close the Guantanamo detention center. All told, 14 Saudis now appear to have rejoined terrorist groups after their return from Guantanamo, including the 11 living abroad and 3 who were rearrested in Saudi Arabia after their return.
Any perceived weaknesses in the Saudi program – widely viewed as a successful model – could pose problems for the return of the remaining Guantanamo detainees.

A program in which eleven “rehabees” are off the wagon is viewed as a “successful model”? Hello . . .?

Almost half of those are Yemeni, and their return depends in part on Yemen’s creation of a rehabilitation program based on the Saudi one. . . .
Last month, American counterterrorism officials confirmed that Said Ali al-Shihri, a Saudi who was released from Guantanamo in November 2007, had become the deputy leader of the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda, and that he was suspected of being involved in a deadly attack on the United States Embassy in Sana, Yemen’s capital, last year. Shortly afterward, Mr. Shihri appeared in a propaganda video alongside another former Guantanamo detainee, identified as Abu Hareth Muhammad al-Awfi.

It’s kind of funny that a country that backs terrorism also claims to be in the rehab business against it. Gee, I wonder what affirmation they say at Terrorismaholic Anonymous meetings.

Allah, give me the power to kill the Evil Zionists and Great Satan Westerners I can, and the ability to accept the mere suffering of those I cannot.

There’s no such thing as jihadi rehab. The only way to dump jihad is to leave Islam. And that’s the basic thread of Saudi life. So, is jihad.
**** UPDATE: Bill Warner has more on the Saudi list and who these people are.

8 Responses

Yes, the only way is to leave Islam, be catholic and confess your sins to a priest.
That’s not a joke.
Even Mua’mar Kadhafi, the leader of Lybia, said “give Bin Laden a chance.”
I think if Bin Laden and his group are sincere about quitting blowing up people, they should attend RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) offered in any Catholic church.
But please Mr. terrorist, don’t be confused, the Catholic church loves the Jews in spite of the latest controversy, and you should love the Jews too.
Jesus was born and raised Jew.
And Muhammad loved th… err…never mind.

Independent Conservative on February 4, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Hey Debbie
Funny you should mention the 12 Step program, as I’d already managed to track this down…
1. We admitted we were powerless to influence the filthy Infidel, Christian, Jew, Hindu, and that slacker jerk at Blockbusters who always calls us dude while he smokes a reefer.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to oppressing women and hanging homosexuals from cranes.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of ALLAH as we understood Him to be one smokiní hot mother.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of the women of Hooters.
5. Admitted to ALLAH, to ourselves, and to other human beings (excluding the Jew sons of apes and pigs) the exact nature of our wrongs including our healthy obsession with DVD porn and re-runs of The View.
6. Were entirely ready to have ALLAH remove all these defects of character in others first.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings like: BO, large unsightly facial moles, tombstone teeth, and zits.
8. Made a list of all persons we wish to harm, and became willing to make jihad on their ass.
9. Made direct violent attacks to such people wherever possible, except when to do so wouldn’t harm JEWS or other INFIDELS.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and, when we were wrong, promptly lied though our rotten teeth about it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with ALLAH as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of just how smokiní are those 72 Virgins, do they (hopefully) include sisters, and is pizza readily available after?
12. Having had a 40 degree proof spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to crazy Mullahs, and to practice these principles in all our evil deeds, so help us Allah.

Jack Bauer on February 4, 2009 at 2:52 pm

The other way to renounce jihad is to wind up dead.

NormanF on February 4, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Seeing the Saudi flag always makes me wonder why the “religion of peace” underlines the shahada with a sword rather than an olive branch.
Which leads to a similar question: Why are boys born into the “religion of peace” named Saif ad-deen (sword of the faith), rather than dove of the faith?

stevecanuck on February 4, 2009 at 5:31 pm

The Saudi program is a successful model? Well, I guess doublespeak has taken over. The Israelis have been successful twice in the last 3 years against the terrorists. We have been successful in overcoming problems from illegal aliens, we have been successful in the war against terrorism (sic), and the bailouts are overcoming the business downturn (euphamism). Bureaucrats do this all the time, saying things are successful when they’re not. It becomes more serious when it prevents us from fighting Islamic terrorism effectively.

c f on February 4, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Isn’t Saudi Arabia one of the countries that forbids Jews/Israelis from entering?
Question: What intelligent person would ever want to go there anyway?
OT but related–It has amazed me that Michigan State University set up a campus in Dubai—because it has the same kind of asinine law. So much for academic freedom of thought and association. Shame on you MSU!

BB on February 4, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I say when KING HUSSEIN COBRAMA eventually releases them they stay in San Francisco. Put electronic tracking devices on them likes dog leashes. If they leave San Francisco it chokes them. So if they attack one city it will be a buffer from the rest of the country. I think that would be one compromise I can live with.

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