http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article237677.ece JEDDAH: Al-Qaeda is at a loss because of a series of blows the group has received at the hands of Saudi security forces, said an ex-militant on Tuesday. Speaking on Tuesday on the Homomna (Our Concerns) program on Saudi TV's Channel 1, former militant Hani Al-Mulla said Al-Qaeda has suffered major setbacks and that the militants are now resorting to desperate measures. â€œThe terrorists now wear womenâ€™s clothes to avoid security checks and also resort to illegal means to obtain money,â€ he said. Al-Mulla said the organization is also "intellectually distorted" and that it has deviated from Jihad to liberate countries or spread the word of God to undermining renowned scholars and considering anyone who is not with them as kafirs (or disbelievers). He added that the most obvious feature that characterizes terrorists is shallowness and lack of depth in understanding religion. â€œThe grip was tightened against Al-Qaeda members to the point that they have become secluded and isolated,â€ he said. Al-Mulla said Al-Qaeda began to recruit young people between 15 and 25 years of age who are very emotional and easily moved. â€œThese young people can be made to move and kill on showing them a picture of a person slain in the battlefield,â€ he said, describing young terrorists as disillusioned and misguided. He said most Saudi Al-Qaeda members were former Mujahideen who visited Afghanistan for Jihad and returned to normal lives in the Kingdom. â€œTheir minds were contaminated by wrong fatwas, which turned them into terrorists willing to destroy their own country,â€ Al-Mulla said. He said those Saudi youths who fought in Afghanistan for a just cause against the Soviets later became contaminated and turned into terrorists. The former militant said most Al-Qaeda members were made to read a very superficial book by Salman Al-Alwan titled â€œTibyan in Explaining the Shortcomings of Islam,â€ which brands anyone a kafir. â€œAl-Qaeda members have been influenced by this shallow and extremist book,â€ he said.