An armed male shouting slogans on behalf of terrorist clothing was detained from Makkah’s Grand Mosque on March 30 by the Grand Mosque Security Force, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
A representative for the Makkah police told the HEALTH CLUB that the man had actually been spotted at the mosque’s first floor, sporting a knife and sloganeering after Asr (night) petition as well as was immediately apprehended by law enforcers present on site. The speaker added that legal procedures had actually been launched versus the suspect.
Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, head of the Presidency for both Holy Mosques, told The National that making use of racist and also extremist expressions was against Islamic doctrines.
The man “did not value the solemnity of the area. God has actually made the Grand Mosque a place of worship, consisting of prayer, tawaf (circumambulation) as well as Hajj”, said Sheikh Sudais while talking with The National.
In October 2020, a Saudi guy had actually collapsed his speeding cars and truck right into the outer gates of the Grand Mosque. Guards had actually chased after the driver as he collapsed via 2 barriers previously hitting one of the southerly entryways of the mosque as well as was claimed to be in an “abnormal condition” by Makkah authorities.
Saudi authorities had additionally foiled a tried strike on the Grand Mosque in June 2017. The interior ministry had introduced a raid around Jeddah, in addition to 2 locations in Makkah itself, consisting of the Ajyad Al-Masafi neighbourhood, located near the Grand Mosque where cops had participated in a shootout at a three-storey home with a self-destruction bombing plane, who blew himself up as well as caused the building to collapse.
The bomber was killed, while the blast had actually wounded 6 immigrants and also five participants of security forces, according to a ministry declaration. Five others were apprehended, consisting of a lady, it had included.