Savage wolves assassinate Hammadi

Turki Aldakhil
Turki Aldakhil
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“As long as you do good deeds, you will be rewarded.” This was the last thing Saudi Colonel Kitab Majed al-Hammadi sent to his friends on WhatsApp at 8:24 a.m. on Tuesday. At 8:30 a.m., he was shot dead by assailants from a savage terrorist organization.

In the past three decades, some people have sought to demonize security forces’ work and image. Hammadi nobly served his country, which he wanted to be secure and stable. Security apparatuses have been frequently targeted. For example, there were the assassination attempts against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and General Abdulaziz al-Hoireny.

The attack against Hammadi came a day after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacked a police station in Al-Kharj.

Fortunately, society is fully aware of what these violent organizations are trying to do.

Turki Al-Dakhil

Fortunately, society is fully aware of what these violent organizations are trying to do. In the past, Al-Qaeda tried and failed to convince society of the legitimacy of its April 21, 2004 attack in Riyadh, which killed at least four and injured hundreds. May God have mercy on the soul of the hero and martyr Hammadi.

This article was first published by Okaz on Apr. 07, 2016.
Turki Al-Dakhil is the General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.

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