RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A former Guantanamo inmate repatriated to a Saudi terror rehabilitation camp may soon be released, Saudi officials in Riyadh said.
Ahmed Zaid Salim Zuhair, 45, suspected of having killed an American in Bosnia, may soon join the 302 of 4,200 Saudis jailed on terrorism charges who were released within the past two years, Fox News reported Tuesday.
Zuhair is seen in Saudi Arabia as a "beneficiary," a former religious renegade who now is rehabilitated, having learned the real meaning of Islam, Fox News said.
Under a program that Fox News called "controversial," the Saudis say they are attempting to change jihadists into "peaceful, law-abiding, God-fearing Saudis."
Zuhair said he was doing peaceful relief labor in Bosnia when he was arrested in 2002 by Pakistani officials who robbed, tortured and sold him to the Americans.
He said he has learned that good Muslims should not put themselves in compromising situations. He said that when he is let go, he would make certain his 10 children by his three wives never do so, Fox News said.