On Thursday, in the Grand Mosque of Makkah, an armed man was arrested for shouting slogans to support terrorist operations. The local law enforcement agency said the man was arrested for brandishing a knife. After the Asr prayer, he shouted slogans.
Meanwhile, a Makkah Police Speaker said that legal proceedings had begun against the suspect.
The news was confirmed by Sheik Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, President of the Two Holy Mosques. He also stated that the use of racist and extremist expressions was contrary to Islamic doctrines.
The man “did not respect the sanctity of the place’’
In an incident that caused no casualties, a driver rammed his car last year in the Grand Mosque’s outer gate in Makkah. The spokesperson on the Makkah region’s governorate said the crash occurred at night and saw the man’s car rammed across a border.
Moreover, until the car hit the Grand Mosque Gate on the southern side, safety authorities in Makkah responded to an accident in which the car hit one of the Masjid al-Haram gates.
The social media video corresponded to the account of the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). Later on, security forces saw the damaged sedan pushed away. The video shows the car in the courtyard plowing through the barricades. Then head straight into one of the Grand Mosque’s large doors. The Grand Mosque houses the Kaaba, which Muslims are watching pray five times a day.