Inside Saudi Arabia’s prison for jihadists: Big-screen TVs, king-size beds and visits from multiple wives

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The “guests” are issued key cards for their rooms, receive three catered meals per day and sleep in luxury suites outfitted with big-screen TVs, king-size beds and shiny wallpaper.

They call it the Family House, and it feels like a boutique hotel, if you can overlook the lack of windows, the towering walls outside and the location — inside one of Saudi Arabia’s high-security prisons for jihadis.

  • canminuteman

    This because at least some jihadis are employees of saudi. I remember a while ago a story about a whole gang of them being bank rolled by a saudi princess. The only reason they even lock them up is to continue the facade with western politicians that they are an ally, as they continue to fund mosque and madrassa construction all over the western world.

  • Ed

    What temperature does sand turn into glass

  • Martin B

    “Don’t kill Saudis. Kill infidels”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    When my baby,
    When my baby smiles at me, I go to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • dukestreet

    The Saudis are the main bank rollers and ideologues of Jihadis. Of course they won’t punish them. They pass around the main ideals of Wahhabism.

  • Alain

    They must have hired someone from the upper level of Corrections Canada, since the description is pretty much what already exists here although not limited to jihadists. I guess we are just more inclusive, because it could also be a conjugal visit with someone of the same sex.

  • I can see how serious the Saudis are about stamping out terrorism.

  • Gary

    Don’t expect a protest from Tom Hanks because he’s in a movie coming out this April 22 which is a Comedy based in Saudi Arabia.