Saudi Arabia to Try 85 al-Qaeda Members

They are just now getting around to trying those responsible for murdering foreign workers in Riyadh on 2003. Justice is swift in Islam, unless the dead are infidels.

Ahram Online:

Saudi Arabia has started to try 85 alleged members of an Al-Qaeda-linked cell which attacked three housing compounds for foreigners in the capital Riyadh in 2003, local newspapers reported on Monday.

The attacks, which took place on a single night, killed 20 people according to Saudi Arabia's official news agency, and marked the start of a violent al Qaeda campaign that included plots against military bases, foreigners and industrial and energy facilities between 2003 to 2006.

A spokesman from the Justice Ministry did not respond to calls or messages for comment about the trial.

Saudi Arabia, the world's number one oil exporter, eventually ended the Al-Qaeda campaign after arresting thousands of people suspected of aiding militants, and enlisting senior Saudi clerics to denounce Osama bin Laden's network as un-Islamic.

Those on trial are said to belong to the Dandani cell, named after Turki al-Dandani who was killed in a shoot-out with security forces in 2003, and are accused of killing and wounding 239 people in attacks on the compounds and other targets.

Background here.

So do we infidels get to attend the beheadings?

Posted by: Howie at 11:44 AM

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