On March 30, An armed man shouting slogans in support of terrorist outfits was arrested from Makkah’s Grand Mosque by the Grand Mosque Security Force.
A spokesperson for the Makkah police told the SPA that the man had been spotted at the mosque’s first floor, brandishing a knife and sloganeering after Asr (evening) prayer and was immediately arrested by law enforcers present on site. The spokesperson added that legal proceedings had been initiated against the suspect.
Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques, said that the use of racist and extremist expressions was against Islamic doctrines.
The man “did not respect the sanctity of the place. God has made the Grand Mosque a place of worship, including prayer, tawaf (circumambulation) and Hajj”, said Sheikh Sudais.