Saudi Arabia’s ‘Munasaha’ program is designed to get at, if not the roots, then at least the sprouts of terrorism in the country. It looks into the content of sermons, lectures, and religious gatherings in order to persuade people that extremism is not the way to move forward. As Saudi Gazette/Okaz report, the program combines the wisdom of a range of academics and experts in Shariah law to explain the ‘proper principles of Shariah law’ and includes women as advisors. The program travels to areas targeted by the government due to their recent experiences and incidents of terror-related extremism.
Anti-terrorism advisory programs tour identified areas
Naeem Tameem Al-Hakim
JEDDAH – Officials from the anti-terrorism advisory “Munasaha” program have conducted a two-week course at numerous centers in Al-Khorma, east of Taif, to address “deviant thought”.
Coordinator for the Munasaha Committee and Executive President of the Enlightenment Program Saeed Al-Wadi said the focus of the program was Friday sermons, lectures and religious gatherings and competitions held at mosques, colleges and schools, and involved along with Munasaha officials 18 professors of sociology, psychology and Shariah Law.