Should terrorists be treated
with open arms and an open heart?
On May 22, 2009, NOW on PBS partnered with Loki Films and best-selling
author and journalist Robert Lacey to investigate the surprising
success of Saudi Arabia's approach to dealing with terrorists and
extremists--without torture or water-boarding. Given extraordinary
access to the Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry and its practices,
Lacey visits terrorist rehabilitation camps that use "soft
policing" tactics to be nice to the bad guys.
In the program we see the Saudis providing a private jumbo jet to
bring inmates home from Guantanamo Bay, giving them a hero's welcome,
then sending them to a converted holiday resort for re-education.
Then, the men are set free.
Is this rehab program working, and can we trust the Saudis to
protect themselves--and us--against Islamic extremism in the future?
Watch this NOW on PBS report for a perspective on terrorism you've
never seen before.