In 1996, A. Z. was arrested for attempted murder for attacking A.A. with a butcher’s knife after the dawn prayer. The incident took place in the city of Ha’el, north of Riyadh. The victim was a preacher who had acquired training in Sharia studies. The killer had judged him to be a “snitch” for the state and a more broadly dishonorable cleric.
Sheikh Salman Al Awda’s sermons enticed young people to join the Muslim Brotherhood and serve the movement’s political agenda.Mansour Alnogaidan