Wanted Saudi woman taken off Interpol list

Updated 30 January 2013
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Wanted Saudi woman taken off Interpol list

Recent reports on the killing of Al Qaeda in Yemen’s second in command man Saeed Al-Shehri has led to more ambiguity surrounding the return of his wife, Wafa Al-Shehri, the most wanted Saudi woman whose name was removed from the recent Interpol’s Red Notice.
Wafa Al-Shehri and her children from three different husbands fled to Yemen in 2009. The name of another Saudi woman, Noura Al-Enizi, 43, appeared in the list. Saudis wanted for various crimes by Saudi Arabia and the United States have increased to 78.
Ministry of Interior spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said the Al-Shehri’s name was no longer in the list because security authorities know her whereabouts in Yemen and are coordinating with the authorities there in that regard.
Al-Shehri, Wafa’s third husband and who is number 36 in the Saudi most wanted list of 85 persons, returned to his extremist ideology and allegedly resumed terrorist activities after he had gone through a rehabilitation program at Prince Muhammad bin Naif Center for Counseling and Care. He had been sent to the Kingdom from the American-run Guantanamo detention Camp in 2007 following his arrest in Afghanistan.
Wafa had fled to Yemen to join her husband. Her first husband, Saud Al-Qahtani, had filed a case against her accusing her of kidnapping their son Yusuf.
The father of her daughter Sayif, her second husband Abdul Rahman Al-Ghamdi, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Taif. His family has requested the authorities to have the girl brought home.


Muslim World League joins Moroccan league in fight against extremism

MWL Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa with Ahmed Al-Abadi, secretary-general of Mohammadian League of Scholars. SPA
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Muslim World League joins Moroccan league in fight against extremism

  • Cultural communication generates understanding among nations
  • The conference discussed interventions on deconstructing the extremist discourse

JEDDAH: The Muslim World League (MWL) has joined Morocco’s Mohammadian League of Scholars in a joint program to encourage enlightened Islamic speech and combat extremism.
A research and data sharing agreement between the two organizations was signed during a visit by Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, MWL secretary-general, to the league headquarters in Rabat, where he met with Ahmed Al-Abadi, the organization’s leader.
Along with information sharing, the agreement includes joint scientific research and publishing initiatives, and invitations to take part in conferences, panel discussions, cultural programs, and joint training programs and workshops.
A committee from both organizations will decide on an annual executive program to identify joint projects.
The agreement follows an international conference hosted by MWL with the Mohammadian League of Scholars under the theme “Deconstruction of Extremist Discourse.”
Leading thinkers and researchers from Saudi Arabia, Morocco, the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria took part in the two-day conference early this month in Rabat.
The conference discussed interventions on deconstructing the extremist discourse, the intellectual ideas of extremists and their rebuttal, sectarian extremism and strategies to prevent the spread of extremism.
Earlier, Al-Issa said that cultural communication generates understanding among nations … and this leads to the alliance of civilizations.
He said extremism was a general and comprehensive concept, and to attribute it only to Islam was false since it also had intellectual, political and racial aspects.