Armed man arrested in Masjid Al Haram

 A Saudi Gazette report


MAKKAH — The Haram Security Forces arrested a man carrying a knife, at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Tuesday afternoon. The spokesman of Makkah region police said that the man was spotted chanting expressions in support of terrorist groups and organizations after Asr prayers on the first floor of the holy mosque.

 


“The man was apprehended immediately and legal measures have been taken against him,” the spokesman said.

The man “did not respect the sanctity of the place. Allah has made the Grand Mosque a place of worship, including prayer, tawaf (circumambulation) and Hajj", said President of Haramain Affairs Sheikh Sudais

 


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