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Saudi Arabia Mobilizes Clergy, Media Against Jihad Recruitment

For Saudi Arabia, the war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a vital struggle for the future of the Middle East that must be fought - but not by its own young men. Alarmed by how jihadi veterans back home from Afghanistan and Iraq joined an al-Qaida uprising a decade ago, Riyadh is now trying to halt recruitment of Saudis to the militant cause, even as it funds and arms rebels in Syria. Local media have highlighted the case of Fahd al-Zaidi, a Saudi who said he was duped into...

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