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Third Saudi Cleric Renounces Militancy

A jailed Muslim cleric renounced his calls for Islamic militants to attack non-Muslims during an interview aired on state-run TV Saturday, the third major Saudi clergyman to recant in less than a month. Ahmad al-Khalidi urged militants to “lay down their arms, reintegrate into society, return to their brothers because they are not our enemies and we are not their enemies.” Al-Khalidi was one of three radical clerics who publicly praised Islamic militants believed linked to the May 11 attacks on Western residential compounds in Riyadh. Full Story

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