Political observers and security analysts told Al-Shorfa that al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri's recent message to Saudis to overthrow the ruling family has fallen on deaf ears.
The message did not receive support because Saudis are aware of the savagery of the organisation's tactics, they said.
They also said al-Zawahiri's call was a desperate attempt to divert attention from the bin Laden documents that were published in early May, and reaffirmed Saudi Arabia's commitment to combating all forms of terrorism, especially the group's violent tactics and its attempts to recruit young Saudis to carry out suicide attacks.
Al-Zawahiri's May 17th video message posted on jihadist websites called on Saudi citizens to rise up against the country's ruling Al Saud family and follow the example of uprisings that overthrew other Arab leaders.
It followed a May 15th message, in which al-Zawahiri called on Yemenis to rebel against Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, coinciding with a military campaign waged by the Yemeni army against al-Qaeda strongholds in Abyan province that began on May 12th.
The al-Qaeda leader also issued a video message May 11th, calling on the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab movement in Somalia to shun international peace efforts and use guerrilla tactics against regional forces in the country.
Dr Mohammed al-Zulfa, a political analyst and former member of the Saudi Shura Council, condemned al-Zawahiri's message, describing it as a failed attempt by al-Zawahiri to assert himself as a guardian over the Saudi population.
"Many years ago, this major terrorist figure lived amongst the Saudis and made enormous amounts of money, yet unfortunately he is seeking to sow sedition, incite bloodshed and inflame emotions. [... Such efforts] will gain him nothing and will only serve to tarnish the image of Islam and the reputation of Arabs and Muslims," he told Al-Shorfa. "Al-Qaeda does not represent Islam [... it] represents the ugliest form of sedition and extremism."
Al- Zawahiri's message will not resonate with Saudis and will be heeded by no one except "those with diseased hearts -- and they are but a few in number", al-Zulfa said.
"I am not surprised at the timing of the message, which is intended to stir the emotions of other [extremists] in Saudi Arabia in a promotional effort designed at exploiting the current circumstances in the Arab region," he said. "Al-Zawahiri and other subversives with him are trying to seize these temporary opportunities that they see as serving their own interests, but no one listens to them anymore, especially in Saudi Arabia."
Al-Zulfa said al-Qaeda's plans to establish Saudi Arabia as its "power base and launching pad for their evil schemes to undermine security and stability in the region" have all ended in failure.
"The world has changed and no one approves of al-Qaeda's disgraceful actions any longer. Al-Zawahiri will be gone sooner or later, as others before him have after they attempted to destabilise the security situation in Saudi Arabia and other countries to no avail," he said.
Dr. Yousef al-Rumaihi, a Saudi security specialist, told Al-Shorfa that al-Zawahiri's message proves once again how weak and fragmented al-Qaeda is.
The message will not divert attention from Osama bin Laden's documents, which show al-Qaeda is in decline and reveals the extent of attrition within the organisation, he said.
"Al-Zawahiri recycles the same technique bin Laden used to show that al-Qaeda is not dead yet via messages that are no more than ruses no one falls for, yet the organisation continues to cling to [them] so as not to drown in failure," al-Rumaihi said.
He said Saudis will not fall victim to al-Qaeda's ruses and terrorist operations again because they have learned the lesson well and know that terrorism equates to bloodshed and taking innocent lives.
Saudi Arabia's official position on al-Qaeda "is strong and firmly established on a sound foundation with no room for bargaining or deviation," he said, adding that Saudi authorities are continuing their efforts to strike terrorism with an iron fist.
Yousef al-Kowaileet, a Saudi political analyst, said the message "is a hopeless effort intended to bolster undiscovered [sleeper] cells and to say to the members in charge of those cells, 'We are on your side'".
It is impossible for such calls to be answered because the public has become aware of al-Qaeda's criminal disposition, he said.
The message is no more than "a weak effort to draw attention to al-Qaeda's fading strength," al-Kowaileet said, rejecting the notion that any informed Saudi could be drawn into the clutches of the organisation.
Abdallah al-Shahri, an instructor at the King Khalid Secondary School in Khamis Mushait, told Al-Shorfa he believes educators should respond to violent messages by "instilling in the youth a sense of belonging to the country since there are factors and influences [at play] that require significant counter-efforts to protect students from them".
Educators are responsible for guiding students and correcting any misconceptions they may have, he said.
"Al-Zawahiri continues to relish insulting the intelligence of Arabs and Muslims by warning of conspiracies against Islam and Muslims that exist only in his head, forgetting that he is responsible for numerous massacres against Arabs and Muslims," al-Shahri said. "It was he and his lieutenants who tried in vain to distort Islam by turning the concept of jihad upside down and legitimising spilling the blood of innocent women and children in the name of religion."
"We want to hear clearly from all the sheikhs that no one is permitted to publish such messages or communicate messages that are falsely attributed to scholars because such messages bear no good [will]," he said.
Al-Zawahiri is nothing but a "cave-dwelling terrorist leader," al-Shahri said, warning of the leader's influence on some youth who view him as a religious leader.
Ahmad al-Maghrabi in Abha contributed to this report.