2 extremists thankful for successful rehabilitation

Updated 15 October 2015
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2 extremists thankful for successful rehabilitation

Al-AHSA: Two Saudi men have recounted how they have successfully undergone rehabilitation after being lured by extremists to take part in conflicts abroad.

Bader Al-Inizi and Abdelrahman Al-Owiti said that they recently completed a course run by the Prince Mohammed bin Naif Center for Advice and Care, a local publication reported.
They have now been freed under a royal pardon issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, and said it was like a triumph for all Muslims, the report stated.
The two men were speaking recently at a seminar held at King Faisal University by the Al-Ahsa Literary Club with the support of the rehabilitation center.
Those in attendance included Ibrahim Al-Mameen from the medical school of Al-Ahsa University, Ali Al-Afnan, Abdelaziz Al-Haleel and Brig. Yahia Abu Mughaidh.
Thafer Al-Shahri, head of the literary club, said Prince Mohammed center has developed a global reputation for its successful programs in counseling young people recruited by terrorist groups, particularly in countries suffering from terrorism.
Al-Mameen said the staff at the center has been tackling the problem at an intellectual level. There has been a rise in the number of young people who have joined these groups, with no downward trend in sight, he reportedly said.
Al-Haleel, social affairs specialist at the center, said more than 213 people from all over the world have visited the center to learn about its programs. He said that the center has an 85 percent success rate, with these young people not returning to terrorist groups.
It was normal that some people could not be rehabilitated, he said.


FaceOf: Rayed Al-Ajaji, CEO of KSA's Universal Metal Coating Company

Rayed Al-Ajaji
Updated 16 min 31 sec ago
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FaceOf: Rayed Al-Ajaji, CEO of KSA's Universal Metal Coating Company

  • Al-Ajaji professional experience spans more than 20 years and includes the markets of Saudi Arabia, the GCC, and other Arab countries
  • Al-Ajaji earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering management and a master’s degree in industrial management from the University of Miami between 1992 and 1997. 

Rayed Al-Ajaji is the CEO of the Universal Metal Coating Company Ltd. (UNICOIL) and chairman for the National Committee for Steel Industry (NCSI). He recently spoke at the 13th annual Arab Steel Summit in Amman about how the government and the private sector can work together to ensure future market competitiveness. 

“Despite the fact that so many of our manufacturers are producing at less than 50 percent capacity due to unfair competition, as a country we are a net importer of steel,” he said. “We are leaving billions of economic value on the table.

“We have an opportunity today to work together to stop that and keep this revenue in the country to help achieve our ambitious national growth plans. Our country has invested billions over the years in world-class facilities that manufacture the highest-quality steel products and we must work together to ensure it remains competitive and thriving.”

Al-Ajaji earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering management and a master’s degree in industrial management from the University of Miami between 1992 and 1997. 

He subsequently gained a diverse range of experience in various steel-manufacturing processes, including the commercial steel trade, building materials, and business process re-engineering. 

His professional experience spans more than 20 years and includes the markets of Saudi Arabia, the GCC, and other Arab countries.

NCSI is a not-for-profit organization set up by the Council of Saudi Chambers with a mandate to meet challenges, engage with industry members, and develop a culture of industrial and communal responsibility and commitment toward the realization of Saudi Vision 2030.