Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat- An authoritative Saudi security source has stated to Asharq Al-Awsat that the kingdom will not remain a mere bystander against the deviant group’s persistence to exploit Islam to harm the innocent and stressed that this is the policy Riyadh is pursuing in its war against Al-Qaeda organization.
Saudi officials have always stressed that Islam has been hijacked by Al-Qaeda organization and other terrorist groups which use Islam as the slogan for their operations though it is innocent of such actions. Saudi Arabia is known as a leading country in the Islamic world and its leaders always stress that they are acting on the basis of tolerant Islamic principles which reject harm to the lives of the innocent. Through the information it provided to the American intelligence services recently, Riyadh helped foil an imminent terrorist plan by Al-Qaeda that saw the terrorist group send parcel bombs believed to be designed to explode on board the aircrafts carrying them.
Major General Mansour al-Turki, the Saudi Interior Ministry’s security spokesman, asserted in statements to Asharq Al-Awsat yesterday that his country would exert every effort it could to prevent exploitation of Islam to harm the innocent and stressed that this is the policy the security authorities are following in their war against Al-Qaeda’s terrorism. He stressed that his country would stand firmly against all the organization’s terrorist plans that seek to harm Islam, Muslims, or others.