Do only as we say

An interesting bit of information about the Saudi re-integration program, currently being used to re-assimilate former jihadists back into mainstream society:

The message they are given is that violent jihad is only permissible in Islam if it has the approval of the state and the authority of the jihadist’s parents. Going off to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980s, they are told, was permissible but going to fight in Iraq today is not.

So very Saudi.


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