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Al Qaeda terror riles Saudi public

The kidnapping and beheading of American Paul Johnson Jr. marks a turning point in Saudi public opinion against his Al Qaeda slayers. Celebrations broke out at the news Friday night that Abdelaziz al-Miqrin, the man responsible for Johnson’s death, had been killed. It was the first time in the kingdom’s 13-month fight against terrorism that ordinary citizens expressed spontaneous joy at security forces’ success. “Whatever their disagreements with the United States, however much they are against US support for Israel or the war in Iraq, Saudis feel that Americans and foreigners in general should be able to feel safe in the kingdom,” says Turki al-Dakheel, who hosts a show on the Al Arabiya network. Full Story

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