RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 18 (UPI) -- Militant Saudis who kill innocent people in terror attacks in Iraq, Pakistan and elsewhere are a disgrace to their country, a Saudi prince says.
Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, Saudi second deputy premier and interior minister, said Monday in Riyadh he hopes to stop the spread of Islamic militancy through the media, KUNA, the Kuwait News Service, reported.
The prince blamed "propaganda and yellow journalism" for helping to recruit Saudi youths into militant organizations and called for media reforms to protect the country's security.
"Our media, whether it is the state media or private media, should be realistic and well prepared," he told KUNA.
The prince made the comments at the country's first national conference on intellectual security.
"We are disgraced by the deviant groups staging attacks against the innocent men, women, children in Iraq, Pakistan, Lebanon and other places," he said.
The prince said he hoped the conference would yield "effective recommendations that protect the youth from the menace of the deviant ideas that undermine the country's security."