Following are excerpts from an interview with Saudi University professor Salman Al-Abdali, which aired on Iqra TV on October 1, 2009.
Salman Al-Abdali: Explosive belts are legitimate when they are used against colonialist aggressors. Let me reiterate: colonialist aggressors, who cross continents and oceans, in order to invade the lands of the Muslims.
Someone who blows himself up amidst the enemy is different from someone who blows himself up in a safe place. Blowing oneself up in Tel Aviv is not like blowing oneself up in Riyadh.