Information obtained by Asharq Al-Awsat reveals that Saudi citizens have become more cooperative in the fight against terrorism and extremism, and have submitted 228 reports related to funding terrorism and money laundering crimes to the relevant authorities during the past five years. Lawsuits have been filed against those accused as a result of these reports.
The information highlights the stringent nature of the measures taken by the authorities to combat extremism and how members of the community can adjust to these measures. Preventing the influx of fighters into areas of conflict, being cautious about fundraising in a random manner for charitable work and identifying permissible and official channels to collect donations are some of the measures that have been taken.
The measures also include the establishment of a permanent committee that specialises in the study and implementation of Security Council resolutions that were issued in accordance with chapter 7 of the Charter of the United Nations. The committee’s membership includes 11 government entities.