A senior terrorist turned himself in to Saudi authorities on Monday following an announcement by Crown Prince ‘Abdallah that Islamic “extremists” who surrendered within one month would not be prosecuted.
’Uthman Al-‘Amari was the second high-ranking terrorist to turn himself in since the amnesty call last week, according to news reports.
Islamic terrorists believed linked to Al-Qa’ida are responsible for the wave of violent killings of foreigners in recent weeks.
Saudi diplomats are continuing attempts to assuage the fears of foreigners living in the kingdom, but many have been fleeing to neighboring Gulf states like Bahrain, which besides not having a terror problem, is more accepting of a Western lifestyle.
In a travel warning to U.S. citizens in Saudi Arabia, the State Department urged them to avoid the entire Gulf region.