Hope all is well.
Saudi Arabia is reportedly experimenting with a unique approach to rehabilitating Al Qaeda prisoners, including offering spa treatments, loads of exercise and even conjugal visits to the suspected terrorists.
“In order to fight terrorism, we must give them an intellectual and psychological balance… through dialogue and persuasion,” said Said al-Bishi, the nation’s director of rehabilitation centers, according to the Agence France Presse.
Saudi officials told AFP a total of 2,336 Al-Qaeda prisoners have so far graduated from the various rehab programs offered by the Prince Mohammed bin Nayef Center for Counseling and Care — with a less than 10 percent recidivism rate to radical Islam.
The “intellectual and psychological balance” includes no small measure of luxury:
AFP writes that in between such sessions, prisoners may relax at the center’s Olympic-size, indoor swimming pool, go for a turn in one of its saunas, exercise in the gymnasium, or take in a leisurely showing of their favorite shows in the complex’s television hall.
Additionally, each one of the Riyadh facility’s 12 buildings is equipped to host 19 prisoners a piece with special suites in which ex-jihadists may spend time with visiting family members.
And good behavior could even earn former militants a two-day break with their wives, AFP reports.
Membership dues start at $5000 per year for basic packages (or kill one infidel) up to $20,000 per year for the deluxe packages (must kill at least 10 infidels).
Via narciso, who always has great links.