Six Saudi influential figures who are critical of uncontrolled arms and terrorist cells were threatened after graffitists listed their names on a wall in the town of Al-Awamiyah. What these men have in common is their consensus to condemn the assassination attempt of Engineer Nabih al-Barahim and their call to disarm terrorists and murderers fortified in Al-Awamiyah’s neighborhood of al-Masura, the terrorists’ stronghold. It’s an old area which the government is planning to reform and develop in a way that harmonizes architecturally. The government aims to turn it into an open and renewed area after it had been easy for terrorists to station themselves there to launch their brutal operations.
Voices – from all sects and religions – critical of terrorism must be encouraged to speak up.Turki Aldakhil