Bahrain Arrests Six Al-Qaeda Suspects

(Reuters) Mehrdad Balali - Bahrain, bordering Saudi Arabia, says it has arrested six people suspected of having links to al-Qaeda to thwart attacks in the kingdom, which is home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet. Interior Minister Sheikh Rashed bin Abdullah al-Khalifa said the six were arrested to "prevent them committing dangerous operations. The lawyer of five of the detainees, Abdullah Hashim, said the men were known to be Salafists. Salafist is a general term that strict Islamist movements in mainstream Sunni Islam use to describe their desire to return to the ways of early Muslims; in Saudi Arabia they are often referred to as Wahhabis.

2004-06-23 00:00:00

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