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King: Those who mislead youth deserve severe punishment

There is a need for a more severe form of punishment for those who mislead young people, said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.
King Abdullah made the statement while hosting Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, president of the Council of Senior Ulema, and other scholars accompanying the sheikh at his palace in Riyadh yesterday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, was also present during the meeting.
The king said the overall global scenario is marred by killings and violence.
“We are among the best in terms of stability and security,” he said. “However, I have heard that certain perpetrators lure youth, women and children to carry out wrongdoing against their nation and people,” he said. “I think they deserve severe punishment.”

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