Top Scholars Say Terror Cells Target Saudi Youth

Riyadh- Chief of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia Fahad Al-Majid stressed that terrorist cells aim to target and deceive youth, adding that targeting national security is a crime of treason.

The nationwide condemnation by all sects of the Saudi society against these rings confirms the failure of these deviant groups and the rabble-rousing parties to harm national unity, said Majid.

He called on state institutions and civil society organizations to do more to raise awareness against the “gravity” of the threat these cells pose against the security of the Kingdom, the top scholar told Asharq Al-Awsat.

Saudi security forces are working around the clock to apprehend those affiliated with terror activities and extremism.

He stressed that targeting Saudi security and interests is among “the greatest evil practiced by terrorist groups, which have repeatedly tried to target the security of the country and carry out sabotage activities.”

Majid pointed out that establishing the Presidency of State Security and linking it to the King directly, as well as the Public Prosecutor’s Office had a great impact on the effective steps which see into protecting the homeland’s security, capabilities, and achievements.

The Presidency of State Security enabled the Interior Ministry to provide the best services to citizens and residents in all sectors. The new presidency will be able to focus on the fight against terrorism on the security and intelligence levels, as well as monitor its financing.

Moreover, the scholars’ Twitter account posted that a true Muslim is a part of the whole Muslim community, pointing out that harming the national faith (Islam), homeland security and national unity is a crime and cannot be accepted.

The State Security Presidency in Saudi Arabia announced in two separate statements detecting and thwarting ISIS-plotted terrorist attacks targeting two defense ministry headquarters in Riyadh.