Postcard: Saudi Arabia

At a government detention camp an hour outside Riyadh, jihadis are asked to rethink their radicalism. Why rehab for holy warriors involves lots of Ping-Pong and Pepsi

Kate Brooks for TIME

A Saudi detention center uses a laid-back setting to rehabilitate captured jihadis.

Call it the anti-Guantánamo. Young Saudis are captured in Iraq waging jihad against the American infidels. But instead of being shipped off to a bleak detention camp in Cuba, they are dispatched to a cozy chalet an hour outside the Saudi capital of Riyadh. Technically it's a detention center, but no one is forced to wear an orange jumpsuit or a blindfold. And far from being condemned to solitary confinement, its occupants are free to roam the landscaped courtyard and play Ping-Pong, volleyball and video games.

Welcome to the Care Rehabilitation Center, part of a three-year-old experiment to reform malleable minds...

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