Saudi anti-terror laws ‘model for the world’

Saudi anti-terror laws ‘model for the world’
Updated 21 March 2014

Saudi anti-terror laws ‘model for the world’

Saudi anti-terror laws ‘model for the world’

The Islamic University in Madinah will hold a conference next month to discuss the Kingdom’s anti-terrorism laws and regulations, including the effectiveness of its public awareness programs and education system.
The conference is entitled “Combating Terrorism: Intellectual Reviews and Practical Solutions,” and will be held on April 22 and 23.
Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al-Sanad, director of the university, thanked the Saudi leadership for supporting the event, including Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.
Al-Sanad said the Kingdom has developed anti-terror legislation that could serve as a model for the rest of the world.
The conference delegates would discuss the strengths and weaknesses of ongoing efforts, chances of success, the risks surrounding each approach, and how they fit into Islamic teachings, said Al-Sanad.
The conference is divided into four sessions. The first session will look at the confusion among some people about terrorism and jihad, and how they challenge the legitimacy of the state.
The second session, entitled “Improving Intellectual Management,” will explore the use of advocacy efforts including the Friday sermon. Participants will also evaluate intellectual security programs, and the country’s educational system.
The third session will look at ways to counter organizations that run terror organizations, including how to enhance communication with such bodies.
The fourth session will look at theories and methods for current situations, such as the legitimacy of fatwas, the development of dialogue, use of the media, and ways to educate members of the public in their homes, workplaces, schools and mosques.